This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe! Enjoy a full slate of events before we take a break for the holiday party season; but don’t worry, the whole store is 10% off the entire month of December, and What the Dickens? A Christmas Carol reading is back and better than ever. All events are free and begin at 7pm unless otherwise specified.
- Tonight, we welcome The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus, who will tell us how to shun our possessions and live a better life. Sounds pretty good post–Black Friday, eh?
- Tomorrow we’re welcoming back The Baffler for “Ayn Rand: The Game Show” with Thomas Frank and Julie Klausner.
- Wednesday we’re super excited to be hosting the Bushwick Book Club as they celebrate Mark Twain in song. Guaranteed good times.
- And Thursday we host a discussion of Canada’s Polaris Prize with founder Steve Jordan and journalists Alan Light and Maura Johnston.
- We close at 6PM Friday, then this weekend is the Monthly Sale: 30% off storewide. We love you too.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 AT 7:00PM
Canada’s Polaris Music Prize – an annual, juried award given to the artist deemed to have released the best Canadian album of the year – has in seven short years come to rival the UK’s Mercury Prize in stature. The 2012 Polaris Prize, which went to Feist for her third album, Metals, was announced in September, and this panel discussion – led by Polaris founder Steve Jordan and featuring three leading American music critics: Alan Light, former editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin and a Contributing Editor to Rolling Stone; and Maura Johnston, freelance writer and adjunct professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute; more TBA – will take a detailed look at 2012’s ten-album short list.
In addition to Feist, those short-listed included Drake (for Take Care), Kathleen Edwards (for Voyageur), Grimes (for Visions), Japandroids (for Celebration Rock), and Cold Specks (for I Predict a Graceful Expulsion), among others. Don’t miss this intimate look at ten highly celebrated Canadian albums; the discussion will be highlighted by music and video clips, as well as a surprise or two. Presented by the Consulate General of Canada in New York, Polaris Music Prize, and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. (via Canada’s 2012 Polaris Prize: A Panel Discussion - Events — Housing Works)
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