Toronto (a.k.a. Accordion City)

Accordion City goings-on [Updated]

Here’s a list of events in Accordion City that I find interesting and will probably attend.

Today (Tuesday, March 16th)

Joel Bakan, author of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power speaks at the Innis College Townhall (2 Sussex Avenue,

on the University of Toronto downtown campus) at 7 p.m.. A presentation

of Pages Bookstore’s “This is Not a Reading Series” reading series.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 17th)

Drinking with co-workers at The Foggy Dew (803 King Street West, at Niagara) at 5-ish. Accordion playing of “Wild Rover” and other tunes from my handy-dandy Irish songbook.

Later that night, Kickass Karaoke at the Bovine Sex Club (542 Queen Street West, one block east of Bathurst)! The fun starts at 9-ish.

The Day After Tomorrow (Thursday, March 18th)

Cory Doctorow’s book signing and promotion of his latest novel, Eastern Standard Tribe at the The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, located inside the Lillian H. Smith Branch of the Toronto Public Library (239 College Street West, one block east of Spadina). The event starts at 7 p.m..

Saturday, March 20th

David “Ranting and Roaring” Janes is organizing a “Poliblogger” bash at The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West, near Dufferin). They’ll have a special out-of-town guest: Damian “Daimnation!” Penny. They’ll have both kind of political bloggers there: right-wing and conservative!

But really folks, they’re nice people. Even if you don’t agree with the politics, it’s always good to step out of your own personal echo chamber.

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