Festival Man: Sex, Drink and Accordions

Author Geoff Berner and his accordion. Photo courtesy of This Is Not a Reading Series.

Author Geoff Berner and his accordion. Photo courtesy of This Is Not a Reading Series.

  • Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West)
  • 8 p.m.

Join This Is Not a Reading Series for a celebration of Geoff Berner—songwriter, touring accordionist, and now author. His first novel, Festival Man: Sex, Drink and Accordions, follows the drunken stumbling of band manager Campbell Ouiniette through the Canadian music industry. Abandoned by his top headlining act, he devises a scheme to redeem himself with his girlfriend and his peers. Writer/musician Dave Bidini will be on hand to help launch the book and to discuss its dark, silly, and eye-opening aspects.

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Eleven Accords by Christopher House

Naishi Wang, one of the dancers featured in Eleven Accords. Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh.

Naishi Wang, one of the dancers featured in Eleven Accords. Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh.

  • Harbourfront Centre, Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay West)
  • 8 p.m.

Celebrating his 20 years as artistic director for Toronto Dance Theatre, Christopher House presents his newest piece, Eleven Accords, as part of Harbourfront’s NextSteps showcase. Featuring 12 dancers, the show was inspired by and created as a choreographic counterpoint to Music for 18 Musicians, by minimalist composer Steve Reich.

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The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
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