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Radar: Os Tropies Release Residency, Kinship, Ty Segall, A Fond Husband, LIFT Out Loud

Posted by Jason Steidman / February 6, 2013

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MUSIC | Os Tropies Release Residency
Os Tropies is a Toronto group that came together through a collective love for Tropicália, an underground Brazilian genre that began in the '60s, influenced by the psychedelic movement and other cultural forces of the time. This project's moniker and EP title ("Tropicalia!") surely leave no ambiguity when it comes to their influences, and Os Mutantes certainly tops the list. After a period as a cover band, they have revamped their game, created the recordings being launched tonight and are focusing primarily on original material going forward. Every Wednesday this month, Os Tropies will play The Piston with different musical guests and guest DJs to celebrate this release. Tonight they are joined by Samba De Gringo, Maria Bonita and others, along with DJs General Eclectic and Firecracker.
The Piston (937 Bloor Street West) 10PM $5

ART | Kinship (February Steam Whistle Art Show)
Steam Whistle's February art exhibition is called Kinship. Thirteen artists will be displaying works that incorporate this theme, exploring the various types of imagery, symbolism, and iconography we use in our culture to signify togetherness and unity, even forcing these qualities on situations where they do not exist. Various media will be incorporated into this show, and the artists include: Ross McAuley, Johann Joseph TeBrake, Amy Killoran, Gillian Blekkenhorst, Melanie Tranchemontange, Trevor Henderson, Tim Comrie, Erin Rei Ornstein, Jenn Woodall, Ron Boyd, Sarah Walterhouse, Brendan Derrig, and Mary Verhoeven. Tonight is the opening night party, and Kinship will be on display throughout this month at the gallery.
Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Blvd) 7PM

THEATRE | A FOND HUSBAND (or The Plotting Sisters)
Tonight is the opening night for the George Brown Theatre's run of their production of Thomas D'Urfey's A Fond Husband. D'Urfey was an English poet and playwright who lived in the 17th Century, and most of his works are comic and satirical. This production is directed by Blair Williams, and stars Gabriella Colavecchio, Ryan Bommarito, Merritt Crews, and Scott Farley. D'Urfey's plays are not often performed, so do consider coming out to this engagement, which runs until February 16th.
Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tankhouse Lane) 7:30PM $18 (students $7)

BOOKS & LIT | Lift Out Loud
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers (LIFT) is an organization devoted to excellence in their industry through education and access to production resources. LIFT Out Loud is a bi-monthly writing workshop devoted to the art of the screenplay. At each event, a screenplay is read with the help of a guest moderator. Tonight, two TV pilots are the focus for discussion: The Third Wheel by Toronto writer Stephanie Law, and Sol, written by Genevieve Heineman. Tonight's guest moderator is writer/director Sudz Sutherland.
The Magpie (831 Dundas Street West) 7:30PM $5

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