Thursday, February 24, 2011

What to do in Toronto this weekend

There are two exciting events happening in Toronto this weekend, and fortunately, they don’t conflict!

The first event is the Yemen Blues North American debut Tour on Saturday Night - presented by the Ashkenaz Festival. This unique musical group has a style that combines traditional Yemen melodies with jazz, blues and funk to create a sound unlike any other.

When: Saturday, February 26 at 8:30 PM
Where:The Mod Club, 722 College St.
Tickets: $25 in advance (416.979.9901), $30 at the door

Tickets and info are here:

For an even better deal, Koffler members can get two tickets for $40! If you’re not yet a member, sign up ASAP to save on tickets. Memberships start at only $36 and include a ton of benefits!

The second event this weekend is a reading by Charles Foran from his new book, Mordecai: The Life and Times.

Foran, who was born and raised in Toronto, has had a prolific writing career so it’s no surprise that Mordecai: The Life and Times has received rave reviews. When writing it, Foran was given access to previously restricted material, and he later had the book looked over by Florence, Mordecai Richler’s widow.

When: Sunday, February 27 at 7:00pm
Where: The Curtain Club in Richmond Hill
Tickets: $15 (905.773.3434)

Casandra Campbell

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