Radar: Just For Laughs, Canada's Walk of Fame, Beer Hunter, World's Largest Tequila Tasting
Toronto events on September 19, 2013
COMEDY | Just For Laughs Festival
Sit in a chair in a badly lit room, drink beer and laugh--it's a pretty easy task to attend a comedy show. Just For Laughs Festival launches today and over the course of nine days, 42 acts will perform, maybe even bomb, at venues across the city. Purchasing a pass, which begin at $69, gets you in to see one of the three headliners--Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman and the cast of Family Guy--as well as a minimum of 4 smaller but never lesser shows, which include names like the great Janeane Garofalo with her usual marathon of shows, Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress and the boys of Picnicface, Mark Little and Kyle Dooley. Passes are available at JFL42.com.
Various locations across Toronto
MUSIC | Canada's Walk of Fame Festival
Honouring the best in Canadian entertainment, Canada's Walk of Fame Festival launches today with a Massey Hall performance by six-time JUNO Award winner and old school rock n roller Burton Cummings. All weekend long, Canadian musicians like Serena Ryder, Maestro Fresh Wes, Classified, K-OS and Kardinal Offishall will perform at Massey Hall to celebrate the latest inductees on the Walk of Fame. The festival rolls through the weekend with screenings of A-list Hollywood films starring famous Canadians and the awards show on Sunday night.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria Street) 8PM $59-$89.50
FILM | Beer Hunter
Michael Jackson is the Beer Hunter, the man responsible for changing the craft beer industry, and in this documentary feature film, audiences follow Jackson on his travels around the world as he discovers, samples, and writes about beer. A legitimate connoisseur of craft beer, the event will honour Jackson with commemorative cask ales by Cheshire Valley Brewing and Great Lakes Brewery, who will be around to sign copies of his latest books "The Pocket Beer Guide" and "The World Atlas of Beer." Ticket prices include two beers, food and the screening.
The Rhino (1249 Queen Street West) 7PM $20
ART | Have I Told You Lately
Artist Lisa Perlman uses fragmented text, figurines, birds and flowers, and patterned wallpaper to communicate the unsaid. Highlighting the close relationship between love and anxiety and the communication barriers in a family home, Perlman debuts her first solo exhibition at The Gladstone Hotel gallery tonight. Working primarily in paper drawing and print media, Perlman's work is evocative of human relationships and all the pretty things we put in between our problems. The show runs until October 1st.
The Gladstone Hotel, 2nd Floor (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM Free
BOOZE | World's Largest Tequila Tasting
Tequila is delicious and it makes you feel good. Tequila is your friend. So help support tequila getting in the record books with the World's Largest Tequila Tasting at El Tromba Warehouse tonight. Dozens of tequilas will be available to sample and food will be provided by some of the city's finest Mexican and non-Mexican establishments. $39 gets you four tequilas and 2 tacos from Fonda Lola. Drink your money's worth and then grab additional food from Rock Lobster, Playa Cabana, La Carnita and Gourmet Bitches to soak it all up--you'll get your name in the books!
99 Sudbury 6:30PM $39
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Photo of Bill Burr from his Facebook page