Today’s Notable 3some in Toronto: February 11, 2014

Here’s a trio of the hottest things you can do in the city despite the fact that it’s Tuesday*

Book Thug
Where: The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street 
When: 7:30pm

BookThug, Canada’s experimental poetry leader, is throwing what we can only assume will be a free verse bash for its 10th anniversary. Special guests, mystery guests, and free giveaways will be on hand. There’ll be cake too, cause, well, it’s a party. If you haven’t partied with poets, you obviously don’t know how to rage…rage against the dying of the light.

Black Film Festival
Where: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St W.
When: 7pm

Toronto’s Black Film Festival kicks off tonight with The Forgotten Kingdom, a film in which ‘a young man reluctantly embarks on a journey to his ancestral land of Lesotho to bury his estranged father and finds himself drawn to the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and land he had forgotten.’ Go get into a different kind of bildungsroman.

Benjamin Grosvenor
Where: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street E.
When: 8:00pm

This guy’s been tickling ivory to high acclaim since he was eleven. In 2011, the Evening Standard picked him as one of its ‘1,000 Most Influential Londoners’ while the Daily Telegraph selected him as one ‘Top 10 Britons of the Year’. Tonight marks his Toronto debut and he’ll be busting out (yes, you can bust out classical music) Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Schumann. It’s going to be a jaaaam.

*Of course, no one would blame you for staying in all night and just staring at this.

#LYNL | (Live Your Notable Life)

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