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Radar: January 23rd, 2009

Top Toronto event picks for Friday, January 23, 2009:

1. CIRCUS O BURLESQUE A MANIA 2
Tonight's sideshow/burlesque extravaganza features The Mysteriettes Burlesque, One-armed Bob, Rubber Boy Aiden Orange, and Kayla Pin Lynn, aka the Pain-proof Human Pin Cushion. (Or was that last night's nightmare?) Bwa ha ha ha. Guaranteed fun times.
Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street W, (416) 531-4635.
OTHER / 8pm / $15 adv, $20 door / website

2. KNOCKOUT COMEDY NIGHT at TKO's
Get a one-two punch of comedy to go with your knockout pub grub. Scott McCrickard hosts.
TKO's Pub. 1600 Danforth Avenue, (416) 466-1965.
COMEDY / 10pm / free / website

3. DANCE ONTARIO'S DANCEWEEKEND
A multi-genre dance festival starts tonight and runs all weekend at Harbourfront. And no, your rendition of the running man will not get you a discount.
Fleck Dance Theatre. 207 Queens Quay West, (416) 204-1083.
DANCE / 7pm / $10 / website

4. HUNKA JUNK 6
The "no format film festival" returns home after a successful run in Finland. This time infomercials are on the menu, as well as klunky animations and an educational film on how to use soap.
Bloor Cinema. 506 Bloor Street W, (416) 516-2331.
FILM / 1145pm / $8, $5 members / website

5. KODAK LECTURE SERIES: RAFAEL GOLDCHAIN
Rafael Goldchain discusses his recent book I am my Family: Photographic Memories and Fictions, a collection of self-portraits in the style of his Polish-Jewish ancestors.
Ryerson University Library Building, Room 72. 350 Victoria Street, smaltese@ryerson.ca.
LECTURE / 730pm / free / website

6. CAT'L CD RELEASE at SILVER DOLLAR
CATL is blues rock, but it's nothing but raise-your-drink good times to me. Tonight, they celebrate their new release ¿Adónde vas? A ningún lado, which translates to "Where are you going? Nowhere." Let's hope they don't take their album title to heart and miss their show. Buzz band $100 and The Speaking Tongues open.
Silver Dollar Room. 486 Spadina Avenue, (416) 763-9139.
MUSIC / 9pm / $7 / website

7. GLASS CANDY AND NITE JEWEL at WRONGBAR
If I had a heat generated map of the hot places to be, Wrongbar would be spewing flames. Glass Candy and Nite Jewel perform their warm and fuzzy, lo-fi disco tracks for the it crowd.
Wrongbar. 1279 Queen Street W, (416) 516-8677.
PARTY / 10pm / $15 / website

8. CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL CASTING CALL
Are you young, tall, hot, and want to be the subject of corporate office TV pools? Head to Fairview Mall for Canada's Next Top Model's casting call and press your luck. See details at CTV.
Fairview Mall. 1800 Sheppard Avenue E, (416) 491-0151.
OTHER / 2-9pm / free / website

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