NOVEMBER 2005 EVENTS
Tuesday November 1
U of T Bookstore presents: "Bruce Lirkby - A Well Travelled Man" Bruce Lirkby presents his new book "The Dolphin's Tooth: A Decade in Search of Adventure."From gunfights to crocodile attacks, this extraordinary author shares with us the excitement, doubts, and insights of a life lived on the edge. 7:30pm, admission is free. For more information visit:
November 4 - 6
The 3rd annual Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival. Eight programs of innovative Japanese and International short films.
Fri, Nov. 4th 7:00pm, 8:45pm, 10:30pm
Sat, Nov. 5th 5:15pm, 7:00pm, 8:45pm
Sun, Nov. 6th 5:15pm, 7:00pm
For a full schedule and ticket information, visit www.tjsff.ca
Wednesday November 9
The U of T Bookstore presents: "Jay Ingram - Move Over Kreskin." Producer and co-host of the Discovery Channel's award-winning show Daily Planet, Jay Ingram presents his new book Theatre of the Mind: Pulling Back the Curtain on Consciousness. Free admission, 7:30pm. For more information visit
Thursday November 10
TIGERLILIES in concert, with Friendly Rich's LOLLIPOP PEOPLE opening. 10pm. Tickets are on sale at Soundscapes Record Store (572 College Street, 416-537-1620).
Friday November 11
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film: Sunset Blvd (Wilder, 1950, 110 mins.). Free admission, 7pm. For more information visit www.utoronto.ca/fff
Sunday November 13
The Toronto Film Society presents a screening of The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (Ludwig, 1934), part of their Sunday Film Buffs Series. "An effective anti-war picture starring Rains as a brilliant journalist who sells his brains to an unscrupulous politician by ghostwriting for him. Upshot is war, misery, etc., but Claude finally…well, you guessed it." 2pm.
Visit www.interlog.com/~tfs/film%20list.htm#sundays for ticket information.
Tuesday November 15
The Toronto Women's Bookstore presents a book launch and reading of "Fledging" by Octavia Butler. 7pm, $5 - $12 sliding scale. For more information or to buy tickets online, visit www.womensbookstore.com
Wednesday November 16
Pages Books presents MAUDE BARLOW, author of Too Close for Comfort, and JOHN IBBITSON, author of The Polite Revolution in a PEN Canada fundraiser, debating the future of the Canadian political landscape. 7:30pm, $10 (tickets at Pages Books & Magazines, 256 Queen St. W).
For more information visit www.pagesbooks.ca/?cat=6
Thursday November 17
The Toronto Women's Bookstore presents a book launch and reading of "The Three Incestuous Sisters" by Audrey Niffenegger. 7pm, free admission. For more information visit www.womensbookstore.com
Friday November 18
CINSSU presents a Free Friday Film double bill: State & Main and Stuntman, starting at 7pm. Free admission. For more information visit www.utoronto.ca/fff
Saturday November 19
ANIME: Dark Hollow's Eve J-Pop Cosplay Dance
Time: 7pm to 12mid
Cost: Tickets are $10 at the door, or $8 with a student card. No advance
Purpose: Gathering of Anime Community in Cosplay and to have fun. It is a
non-profit event. All net proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer
For more information visit: forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=69079
or email email@example.com
Wednesday November 23
IHYA Foundation present the first ever Toronto screening of the film Alghazal - The Alchemist of Happiness. This film is an epic journey into the life of Al-Ghazali, known to the western world as the philospher Algazel, a man considered to be the most influential spiritual and philosophical thinker in Islamic history. 7:30pm.
Tickets: $8 each if purchased in advance; $10 on the day of the screening, CASH only (to reserve tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information about IHYA Foundation visit www.ihyafoundation.com.
November 24 - 27
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by East and Southeast Asian artist in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. For a full schedule and ticket information visit www.reelasian.com
November 29, February 2, and April 27
"Between Rock and a Hard Place: Ukrainian Cinema Since Independence." Introduction by Yuri Shevchuk, Columbia University.
A series of three lectures on the current state of and challenges faced by Ukrainian cinema as it tries to shake off the crippling legacy of the Soviet past and to adapt to the fast-moving reality of a post-Soviet Ukraine. Each presentation will be followed by screening of films representing a wide range of contemporary Ukrainian directors, genres and subjects.
7pm - 10pm each night. Admission is free.
This night's lecture is: "Oxygen Starvation: The Defeated Expectation of Freedom" by Yuri Shevchuk, director of the Ukrainian Film Club and Lecturer of Ukrainian Language and Culture, Columbia University.
For more information visit www.utoronto.ca/jacyk/ukrcinema/
Wednesday November 30
UofT's Asian Institute presents an advance screening of Memoirs of a Geisha, with a lecture by Ted Goossen of York University. 6:30pm. Free tickets are available on November 22, at the Asian Institute in the Munk Centre (1 Devonshire Place, room 226N/227N) and at Innis College Office of the Principal (2 Sussex Ave.). Please arrive early as a ticket does not ensure admittance; seating is on a first come, first served basis.