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Monday, September 30, 2013

Radar: Toronto Bourbon Week, Burgerama Caravan of Stars Tour, BookThug, ShakesBeer

Bourbon Fest TorontoToronto events on October 1st, 2013

FOOD | Toronto Bourbon Week

Did you know that we were smack in the middle of Toronto Bourbon Week? Since Friday, this festival, celebrating the great American corn-based, distilled spirit, has been holding an event a day at various locales, with each event featuring a different bourbon and theme. Tonight, barVolo is the place to be for "Bourbon and Barrel Beers". You will have the opportunity to try bourbon from three different distilleries: Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, and Colonel EH Taylor. These guys are doing some experimental things with bourbon that will take you to some new flavour locales with rice, oats, and other notes in play. Beers featured include Dieu du Ciel and Les Trois Mousquetaires. There is no entry fee, as tasting is à la carte. Bottoms up!

barVolo (587 Yonge Street) 8PM

MUSIC | Burgerama Caravan Of Stars Tour: The Growlers, Cosmonauts, Gap Dream, Pangea and others

The Burgerama Caravan Of Stars Tour hits TO tonight! As some of you might have guessed, this has been put together by Burger Records, an independent label based out of Fullerton, California that also exists as a record store. This is a hipster institution that also exhibits a profound respect for old school musical aesthetics and paraphernalia, with many releases coming out on cassette featuring the work of neo-garage, neo-psychedelic and power pop bands such as Ty Segall, Black Lips, MMOSS, Thee Oh Sees, Quilt, and even a cassette by the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Tonight's show features Burger bands The Growlers, Cosmonauts, Gap Dream, Pangea, and locals Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs. Should be groovy.

Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 7 pm, $15.50

BOOKS & LIT | BookThug Fall Launch

BookThug is a Toronto publisher, founded by poet and editor Jay Millar, that aims to advance and push the envelope of contemporary literature. Tonight, BookThug sets up shop at Supermarket in Kensington Market to launch their Fall releases. There will be short readings by Andre Alexis, Ron Silliman, Michael Blouin, David B. Goldstein, Sandra Ridley, Julie Joosten, and others. The work of all of these authors will be available for purchase, and this is a great way to support you local literary community. If you're an up and coming writer yourself, here's an opportunity to schmooze with a publisher and a host of established writers as well.

Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue) 7:30PM

THEATRE | ShakesBeer

The Classical Theatre Project presents a theatrical event that will also engage your tastebuds.... ShakesBeer! This troupe's version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, an engaging comedy about Viola, a young lady who disguises herself and sets off a series of hilarious events, was nominated for a Dora Award. Nothing goes better with Elizabethan comedy than beer, and to that end several brewers including Denison's will be serving up pints. This event is an attempt to recreate the way theatre existed in Shakespeare's time: informal and fun, with drinks! ShakesBeer also happens on October 3rd.

Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie Street) 6:30PM & 9:30PM showings $33.00


Toronto Palestine Film Festival

One of Toronto's fastest growing festivals opens this Saturday with the award-winning Annemarie Jacir film When I Saw You, the story of a young boy in 1967 Jordan searching for freedom. The Toronto Palestine Film Festival features a large program of features and shorts packed into one week with additional talks, panels, director Q&As and art shows littered throughout the festival. Discover Palestinian filmmaking at this cultural festival by purchasing tickets through the TPFF website.

Various locations, September 28-October 4, 2013 6:30PM

Festival Of Images And Words

Tonight marks the opening of the Festival Of Images And Words. This event, which began in 2005, is devoted to Latin American and Caribbean literature and culture in Canada, and is run by Antares Publishing, a trilingual press specializing in Spanish, English and French literature. The festival will have film screenings, literary events, lectures, and more. This evening's festival opening is an art exhibition. The Festival Of Images And Words runs until November 9th.

Glendon Gallery, Glendon College (2275 Bayview Avenue) 6:30PM

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