The Beautiful & the Damned and Toronto Burlesque Festival

Lots more going on this week, my friends.

Tonight, the July edition of The Beautiful and the Damned will take place at Glad Day Bookshop (598 Yonge St., Toronto – just north of Wellesley on the west side of Yonge). Here’s the scoop from my pal, the lovely and talented Lizzie Violet:

It’s officially summer and the best way to celebrate, in a room full of amazing poets, and inspiring music. Come dressed in your best Hawaiian Luau outfit or grass skirt! Join our fabulous host DM Moore, as she gives this month’s dead celeb, Tura Santana, a run for her money. This month’s features are:

Marcy Rogers’ first incarnation as a writer was as a playwright. Her play Nocturnal Emissions was nominated for a Dora award in 1993. She was also commissioned by Young People’s Theatre to write a play about hard of hearing children called The Secret of Shhh. After developing a severe aversion to actors, she began writing fiction and now she spends all her time trying to be the next Raold Dahl. That said she has just finished a one-woman show called Cristina, which is being considered by one of her favorite Toronto theatres and one of the few actresses she actually likes.

Thomas Scott is a poet turned adman turned poet. His first poems were published in The Canadian Forum when he was in high school. After a career with a major Canadian advertising agency he retired as Chairman, CEO and returned to poetry. His two collections, User’s Guide to a Blank Wall and How Things Got Like This were published by GREF at York University’s Glendon College with French translations by award-winning French novelist, Daniel Soha. In 2009, he was declared winner of Discovery Night at Toronto’s Art Bar, the longest running poetry reading series in Canada where he featured that year and is featuring again on August 23 of this year. Thomas Scott is a member of The League of Canadian Poets.

Charnie Guettel is a jazz composer created by the saloons. She appears with members of her band The Modern Jazz Twelve.

Sign up for Open Mic is at 7:00 pm. Spots are limited, sign up early.

All The Beautiful and The Damned events are pay what you can.

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Also tonight, the 5th annual Toronto Burlesque Festival opens at the Gladstone Hotel, with programming running at the Gladstone and the Mod Club until July 22. For full details, times and locations, check their website:


Author: life with more cowbell

Arts/culture social bloggerfly. Out & proud. Torontonian. Likes playing with words. A lot.

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