Radar: January 13, 2009

Toronto event listings for Tuesday, January 13, 2009:

1. Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids
Tranzac hosts the 6th installment of this popular reading event, showcasing adults who read cringe-worthy poetry, book reports, and journal entries from childhood. Makes me regret that angsty day when I dramatically burned all of my diaries. I could've been a star. Unfortunately, if you're aching to read some of your early work, the schedule is currently full, but try the waitlist -- you never know.
Tranzac Main Hall. 292 Brunswick Avenue, (416) 923-8137.
WORDS / 8pm / free / website

2. Draw Like Leonardo - OCAD 1st Year Industrial Design
Check out first-year students' graphite/marker/mixed media projects from their "Draw Like Leonardo" course. And don't scoff just because they're first years -- Leonardo was once a teenager, too. Runs to January 23.
OCAD Transit Space. 100 McCaul Street, 2nd Floor, (416) 977-6000.
ART / free / website

3. Stand-Up Showdown
Eight stand-ups go head-to-head and aspire to be the evening's Comedy royalty. Kind of like Last Comic Standing, but it doesn't take 10 episodes to get to the point. Mark Forward judges.
Comedy Bar. 945 Bloor Street W, (647) 898-5324.
COMEDY / 7pm / PWYC / website

4. Zola Shoes - Annual Dot Sale
Shoes and sales are a toxic mix. Brands like Sigerson Morrison, Patrick Cox, Claudia Ciuti, and Cesare Paciotti are marked down to double-digits. If you've actually heard of these names before, you're probably wetting your pants. Gasp.
Zola Shoes. 1726 Avenue Road, (416) 783-8688.
FASHION / 10-6pm, to January 31 / website

5. Children's Rights with Kimmie Weeks
After Kimmie Weeks barely survived the Liberian civil war, he committed himself to children's rights, ultimately founding Youth Action International. Here's your chance to see the infamous orator speak and inspire you to make a change, too. Proceeds go towards Free the Children and Habitat for Humanity.
Royal St. George's College Chapel. 120 Howland Avenue, (416) 533-9481.
LECTURE / 7pm / $20 / website

6. Seabound & De/Vision: Alliance II Tour:
Word has it that 2009 will be the "it" year for a synthpop revival in North America. Catch German electro gods Seabound and De/Vision tonight and imagine it's the '80s all over again. And now we dawnce.
The Opera House. 735 Queen Street E, (416) 466-0313.
MUSIC / 7pm / $25 / website

7. DIY Workshops at the Linux Caffe - Robot Sculptures
Join crafty knowledge-seeking adults and make your own robot sculpture at this creative group meet-up. Bring your old computer parts and recyclables, or just grab from the shared pot and start assembling.
Linux Caffe. 326 Harbord Street, (416) 534-2116.
OTHER / 7pm / free / website

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