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Bongo Beat Records Tour 2011

May. 8th, 2011

Hi folks.
The snow has cleared. The rains have swept away the debris and once again, yours truly, Ralph Alfonso, is on tour; taking Bongo Beat Records directly to music fans - be it at record shows, book fairs, flea markets, church basement bazaars and basically anywhere we can plant our flag and and let the Bongo Beat banner fly.
We've already hit Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Kingston; meeting lots of old and new friends.
Join us on our upcoming adventures.
Get Bongo Beat cds, Bongo Beat books, punk photo prints, and collector vinyl (from Ralph's collection) where applicable.
Some shows will have free cds (a cool Bongo Beat selection), so come early and say hi.
Sunday, May 15
Toronto, Ontario
Flipside DJ & Collectors Vintage Record Sale
Gladstone Hotel, 1213 Queen St. W, Toronto
Sunday, May 22
St. Catharines, Ontario
Musicians Open, 2011 Golf Tournament
Ralph is one of the industry judges at this year's 2011 Niagara Music Awards, and, as such, will be participating at this special event.
Sunday, May 29
Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Mid-Town Collectibles Show
10am - 3:30pm
Greenwood College School
443 Mount Pleasant Road
Sunday, June 19
Toronto, Ontario
Small Press of Toronto Spring Book Fair
Hart House (Univ of Toronto Campus)
7 Hart House Circle
11am - 5pm
Saturday, June 25
Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Small Press Book Fair
Jack Purcell Community Centre
Room 203 (upstairs)
320 Jack Purcell Lane (off Elgin, Starbucks on the corner)
Noon - 5pm
------------------------------------------------------- FRIDAY, AUG 12
Montreal, Quebec
Semaine Italienne de Montreal / Montreal Italian Week
 8:00PM to 10:00PM
The Writers Tent, corner St-Laurent and Mozart
MEET THE WRITERS. Members of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers will be in Little Italy to present their works, discuss their books, and answer questions about writing. The presentations and discussions will be in English, French, and Italian. 
Ralph Alfonso will be here from 8pm-10pm. Come by and chat in Italian, French, or English. Ralph will have all his books and cds for sale.
------------------------------------------------------------------------- Saturday, Aug 13 Montreal, Quebec Semaine Italienne de Montreal / Montreal Italian Week 1:30PM to 3:00PM The Gazebo, corner St-Laurent and St-Zotique http://www.semaineitaliennedemontreal.com/en/main-events/literary-events An afternoon of readings by Italian Canadian authors in English, French, and Italian. Ralph will be reading two short poems in Italian (all authors only have 6mins ea to read). We don't have a schedule of the reading order so please be there early to avoid any disappointment. -------------------------------------------------------
Sept tba
Montreal, Quebec
Pop Montreal Record Show
details tba
Sunday, Sept 25
Toronto, Ontario
Word on The Street
Queen's Park Crescent
Sunday, Oct 2
Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Record Show
St Anthony's Hall
523 St Anthony St
Sunday, Oct 16
Toronto, Ontario
Musical Collectables Record & CD Sale
Capitol Banquet Centre
6435 Dixie Rd
Saturday, Nov 5 Halifax, Nova Scotia Halifax Record Fair http://halifaxrecordfair.ca/ Halifax Forum, Maritime Hall 2901 Windsor Street, Halifax http://www.halifaxforum.ca/location $5 early bird (8-9am! get out of that box, I'm still pricing...) $2 (9am-6pm) ----------------------------
Nov 26-27
Montreal, Quebec
Saturday, Dec 10 Toronto The Small Press Winter Book Fair http://smallpressoftoronto.wordpress.com/ last chance for books, punk photo prints (12x18 unframed), books, weird xmas vinyl, cds, and lots more affordable stocking stuffers and christmas gifts Hart House, UofT (same building as CIUT Radio)

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