Radar: March 27th, 2009
Toronto events on the Radar for FRIDAY, MARCH 27th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
FILM | Banff Mountain Film Festival
The world-renown Banff Film Festival makes a Toronto stop in its 305-city tour tonight, running to March 29th. If you're suffering from the anti-city blues, then perhaps some of these adventure and mountain lifestyle films may temporarily ease the pain. Deep inhale, slow exhale.
Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West. (416) 516-2331.
COMEDY + STAGE | Monsters of Schlock
This circus sideshow has the Great Orbax and Sweet Pepper Klopek willingly burning, bruising, and harming themselves for a few laughs and gnawed fingertips. Guests include Squid Lid, Demonica de Morte, balloon man Scott McGovern, DJ Shannon, and art by Antonella Sigismondi.
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street W. (416) 531-4635.
9pm / $15
ART | Jessica Eaton at Hunter and Cook
Photographer Jessica Eaton presents her first solo experimental photography show in Toronto. Opening reception tonight. Runs to April 26th.
Hunter and Cook Gallery, 15 Ossington Avenue.
7-11pm / FREE
DANCE | U of T's Festival of Dance
A two-day dance festival featuring international dance styles and over 200 performers, including Culture Shock Toronto (hip-hop), ChitraLekha Odissi Dance Creations (Indian Classical Dance), and the University of Toronto Dance Club (reggaeton, cha cha, salsa, hip-hop). Runs to March 28th.
Hart House Theatre. 7 Hart House Circle.
730pm / $10-12
COMMUNITY | Earth Hour Critical Mass to Tales of a Yellow Bike
Join Critical Massers for a special Earth Hour bike ride, starting at the corner of Dundas Street W. and Keele Street, 6pm. The ride ends at the Revue Cinema, where director Tina Hahn presents a free screening of her velo-friendly film, Tales of a Yellow Bike.
Dundas Street W and Keele Street.
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue.
6pm bike ride, 7pm movie / FREE
MUSIC | Run With The Kittens at Horseshoe
Local favourites Run With The Kittens return for a lively gig and witty banter, with Chinese Food and Major Grey opening.
Horseshoe Tavern. 370 Queen Street W, (416) 598-4753.
10pm / $10
PARTY | Night of the Living Disco
A dance party of dark electrosex music, with Montreal's CFCF, Toronto's TUXEDOmask, and DJs Jaime Sin and Dinamo Azari, and vampire-themed shenanigans, including Zach Slootsky's Vampire Photobooth, with Complections International Academy of Make-up Artistry there to make you all blood-sucky like. Rawr.
Wrongbar, 1279 Queen Street W. (416) 516-8677.
10pm / $10
STAGE | Mirvish Free Lunchtime Concert
Members of Mirvish's We Will Rock You, The Sound of Music, Spring Awakening, and Dirty Dancing perform select numbers from their shows while you gnaw on your New York Fries and slice of Sbarro.
Eaton Centre, Level 2
1215pm, 115pm / FREE
WORDS | Festival of Storytelling
International and local storytellers convene in Toronto until April 5th. Launches tonight with a book party and stories by Lucrèce Louisdhon-Louinis, T. J. Chang, Nora Dominguez, who relay thoughtful and inspiring stories on Haiti, Latin America, and China.
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. (416) 393-7131.
6pm book party, 730-930pm storytelling / FREE
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