Radar: January 12, 2009

Whee! Hope you had a happy weekend playing in (more) snow. Lots of fun stuff this week, with some serious goodies to start off the week...

Toronto event listings for Monday, January 12, 2009:

1. Dr Sketchy's Session #39 - Sauci Calla Horra
Bring your drawing pad to this life-drawing-meets-burlesque sketch fest, featuring model Sauci Calla Horra of Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque. It's okay if you're not a classically trained artist but, remember, it's an art event, so have some passion and be there to create art. Give n' take, give n' take.
Cameron House - back room. 408 Queen Street W, (416) 703-0811.
ART / 7-10pm / $10 / website

2. thinkTORONTO Goes to City Hall
Spacing brings their urban design ideas competition, thinkTORONTO, to City Hall. Winning entries will be displayed in the main rotunda, showcasing innovative municipal ideas for the decision-makers to see in their own front yard. Perhaps a How-to-Eliminate-Bureaucracy competition next year? Runs to January 18.
City Hall Rotunda. 100 Queen Street W, (416) 644-1017.
ART / free / website

3. Last Comedy Show at the Ossington
Debra DiGiovanni, Levi MacDougall, and Pat Thornton are scheduled, among other big names in the local laughmakers scene. Hosted by Mack Lawrenz and Sarah Hennessey.
The Ossington. 61 Ossington Avenue.
COMEDY / 9pm / free / facebook

4. Dancing With the Stars on Tour
Give into your guilty pleasures and see top A-listers Toni Braxton, Marlee Matlin, Maurice Greene, and space-lovin' 'NSYNCer Lance Bass stoop to road show level. In. Real. Life! Like, omigod.
Air Canada Centre. 40 Bay Street, (416) 815-5500.
DANCE / 730pm / $49-223 / website

5. Trampoline Hall
The engaging mini lecture series by entertaining non-experts. Tonight's set is curated by Jon McCurley, with guests Steve Thomas speaking on personal identity, Ashley Long on train hopping, and Mel Hopper on... something else. Traditionally sells out, so if you don't have tickets yet, get in line early for limited rush seats, on sale at 630pm.
Sneaky Dee's. 431 College Street, (416) 603-3090.
LECTURE / 730pm / $5 (ticket info) / website

6. Unheard of Mondays at Tranzac
If you think bands with 100+ MySpace friends are too mainstream, then Unheard of Mondays is the place to find your next "it" thing. Experimental artists Wodwos and so-unknown-I-can't-even-find-them-on-Google Lakeland Poets play.
Tranzac - Tiki Room. 292 Brunswick Avenue, (416) 923-8137.
MUSIC / 9pm / free / website

7. Pro Open Stage Night at Augusta House
Stop dreaming of your name on a marquee, and take your first step to stardom at this open stage music night. Or just pay the piddly-arse cover to sit back and listen; if nothing else, the cheap booze will more than make up for the entrance fee.
Augusta House. 152A Augusta Avenue, (416) 977-8881.
MUSIC / $2-5, free if you bring an instrument

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Illustration by Katherine Piro, courtesy of Dr. Sketchy Toronto.

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