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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Radar: Ed Burtynsky, Lonely End of the Rink, Rokia Traore, The Girl In The Picture, Innovation

Ed BurtynskyToronto events on November 27th, 2013

LECTURE | Converge Lecture Series presents Ed Burtynsky's "The Water Project"

Ryerson University's School of Image arts presents a lecture by Toronto photographer Ed Burtynsky this evening as part of their Converge lecture series. Burtynsky is well known internationally, and his work often focuses on industrial landscapes. He is a member of the Order Of Canada and has had his work shown in the National Gallery of Canada, the Guggenheim Museum, to name a few. Tonight he will discuss the story behind "Watermark", a documentary film he produced recently with Jennifer Baichwal. Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Room 307 (122 Bond Street) 7PM.

MUSIC | Rokia Traore

Malian songwriter and guitarist, Rokia Traoré plays Koerner Hall tonight, presented by Small World Music. Traoré has broken some of her Bambaran culture's "rules" by both singing and playing guitar, which is not usually done by women in the music world of Mali. She has collaborated on recordings with Kronos Quartet, performed with Peter Gabriel, and has written music for Toni Morrison's play, Desdemona. Her latest release, Beautiful Africa is her fifth studio album, and was released in April. Koerner Hall (273 Bloor Street West) 8PM $35.

BOOKS & LIT | Grant Lawrence's The Lonely End of the Rink

Tonight at The Gladstone Hotel, TINARS presents the launch for Canadian author Grant Lawrence's new book, The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie. Lawrence is well known for his tenure at CBC Radio, and also as a musician in the Vancouver music scene. This is his Lawrence's second book, and focuses on the role hockey has played in his life. His first book was nominated for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, as well as the Edna Staebler Award. Tonight there will be a Q&A, and Lawrence's brother in law, Matthew Barber, will perform as well. Gladstone Hotel, Main Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM $5 (free with book purchase).

FOOD | 4th Annual Latkepalooza

With Chanukah beginning at sundown tonight for TO's Jewish population, what better way to feel a part of this celebration of the "miracle of light" than by hitting Caplanksy's on College street for their 4th annual Latkepalooza? The latke is a "potato pancake" and such delicacies can be found in many cultures, but these are served with sour cream and apple sauce - a delicious combination. This event takes advantage of the fact that this holiday falls earlier than usual this year, which will enable this latke making contest to double as a fundraiser contributing to the restaurant's Movember campaign. Sounds like a tasty way to contribute to a good cause! Read our review of last year's Latkepalooza here. Caplansky's Deli (356 College Street) 9PM. Latkepalooza is postponed. A new date will be announced soon.


DANCE | Innovation

The National Ballet of Canada's Innovation opens tonight. The new series of shorts will present the words of four Canadian choreographers, including Toronto choreographer Robert Binet's Unearth, a half hour long dance which features an original score by Owen Pallett, whom we chatted with last week about his experiences scoring his first ballet, touring with the Arcade Fire, and moving from Toronto to Montreal. Read our interview with Owen Pallett here. November 22 - 28, Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West,) various showtimes and prices.

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Photo: Edward Burtynsky, Benidorm #1

by Jason Steidman via blogTO

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