Radar: August 26, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 2009... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar.
GALLERY | Infelicitous: Acclimatized Nature on Display
The Launch Projects gallery presents this intriguing examination of how urbanization has affected our perception of the natural world. Photographer Robert Palmer depicts how plant life is transplanted from its native environment into hothouses, botanical gardens and zoos for our amusement. An installation by Jesse Albert shows how in our cities the natural environment has been forgotten and replaced with a synthetic version. Runs until September 6.
Launch Galleries, 404 Adelaide St. W., 12-5 pm
MUSIC | Everything All the Time w/ The Magic
Your best bet to catch a good show tonight is to head down to the Horseshoe to see Everything All The Time. EATT is an synth-oriented indie rock band fronted by powerful vocalist Alanna Stuart. The band has an EP for sale for the first time tonight, and though openers the Magic are largely unknown at this point, those who have heard them are saying good things.
The Horseshoe, 368 Queen St. W., $5, 9:30 pm
MISSION | Pink Bra Flash Mob
Have you seen those cool videos on Youtube where people enter a crowded public space and then surprise everyone by breaking into a coordinated dance routine? Those people are called flash mobs and they're usually there because some marketing genius thinks their display of joie de vive will make you buy a Smartphone. Well Boobalicious.ca is flash mobbing for a better cause today: to raise awareness of breast cancer by having women(and men) in pink bras infiltrate Dundas Square. Volunteers are wanted, and pink bras will be provided. It's gonna look pretty cool!
Meeting at Nathan Phillips Square, 12 pm, Event at 1 pm
LECTURE | Stephanie Dickison - Reading and Signing
Stephanie Dickison is one of those clever people who has made a name for herself by writing about writing. Her first book, entitled The 30-Second Commute, is a comedic non-fiction account of her life as a freelance journalist writing about pop culture, books, music and food here in Toronto. She visits the McNally Robinson Booksellers for a reading and book signing tonight.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1090 Don Mills Rd., Free, 7 pm
SPORTS | Ladies' Tee Party
The $25 ticket price to this event gets you everything a gal golfer could want. Swing and putting clinics with a pro instructor, a "yoga for golfers" session, a goodie bag and something called a golftini (we're guessing it's a martini with a golf tee in it instead of olives?). Whether you're new to the greens or can already handle a dog-legged par 5, here's a chance to improve your game and mingle with some fellow lady golfers.
Innergolf, 99 Sudbury St., $25, 6:30 pm
MUSIC | Marinda and Solari
Marinda and Solari had a busy 2008. Playing on over 75 international stages last year, the pair won Best Jazz for their album Cup of Tea at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. Their instrumentation is simple, consisting of two voices and Spanish guitars, with elements of French pop and West African blues mixed in. Catch them tonight before they head back out on the road.
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., 7 pm
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