As some of the more regular readers of the blog may already know, when I'm not writing stuff over here, I'm usually writing stuff over at The Little Red Umbrella. We've recently started doing live events, mishmashes of readings and lectures and comedy and music, with a some history of Toronto stuff included, too. So I thought I'd take the opportunity to let you know about the next one, which is coming up on Friday, January 20th at the Holy Oak Cafe.
Jason Kucherawy, of Tour Guys, will be telling some Toronto history stories, author Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall will be reading from his novel, Ghosted, magician James Alan will be defying the laws of physics and reason right before your very eyes, Blood Rexdale and the Walls are Blonde will be playing shoegazey rock, and comedian Desiree Lavoy-Dorsch will be telling her hilarious jokes. Then, at the end of the night, DJ Flex Rock will play songs you can dance around to.
I'm hosting, the whole thing is free and 10% of bar sales go to support the AIDS Committee of Toronto. The drinking starts at 9, the show starts around 9:30. And the Holy Oak is at 1241 Bloor Street West (just east of Lansdowne).
You'll find the Facebook invite here.