Arts in Brief

Walls: Travels Along the Barricades by Marcello Di Cintio
Marcello Di Cintio’s ambitious work of non-fiction attempts to blend travel and reporting in an effort to answer the question: “what does it mean to live against a wall?” He examines cultures where people are divided by the presence of a wall and seeks to discover how or if these structures influence those they separate.

Walls: Travels Along the Barricades is available from Chapters Indigo and and retails at $29.95.

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The Pilot Reading Series at Sparrow
Co-sponsored by Writers Read Concordia and Matrix Magazine, the monthly reading series features writers from Concordia and around the globe. This month’s event will feature readings from Hildebrand Pam Dick, Candice Maddy, Simon Wake, Michael Nardone and derek beaulieu.

The Pilot takes place Sept. 30, beginning at 8 p.m. at Sparrow, 5322 boul. Saint Laurent. Entrance is free.

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Sympathies Sympathiques at VAV Gallery
Sympathies Sympathiques is an art exhibition featuring five artists from Concordia’s Fine Arts department. Combining textile arts, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, the pieces work in harmony through their appearance and dark monochromatic frame.

The exhibit is being held at VAV Gallery from Sept. 17- 28

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The town of Pagford is a town at war; children at war with their parents, the rich at war with the poor, teachers at war with their students, wives at war with their husbands. When town councilman Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly the campaign for his seat is the catalyst for the biggest war of all.

The much anticipated new, adult novel from acclaimed Harry Potter writer, J.K. Rowling will be released this Thursday to the delight of her fans.

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The Theresa Foundation’s 3rd Annual Benefit Concert
An evening of music, theatre and poetry to raise money to help support the Grandmothers of Mnjale Village in Milawi ‘s effort to raise children who have been orphaned by AIDS. There will be tons of performers such as;: Dave Gossage, Bud Rice and Senja Sargeant, Burton Street Singers, The Good Buddies, Ann Lambert and Laura Mitchell, Vishesh Abeyratne and Jonathan Bosco, Isaac Abracen and Kyla Smith

The event will take place at Westmount Park Church, 305 Landsdowne (corner de Maisonneuve). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29, show begins at 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $20 general and $10 students and seniors.

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