Radar: January 26th, 2009
HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR, ALL!
Top Toronto event picks for Monday, January 26, 2009:
1. THIS IS NOT A READING SERIES: GRAHAM ROUMIEU's BOSS-I-CIDE, A TUTORIAL OF SORTS
This is Not a Reading Series presents Graham Roumieu, the brains behind the Bigfoot series and the new 101 Ways To Kill Your Boss. With Tim Beresford, Richard Crouse, Stacey May Fowles, Evan Munday, and Hal Niedzviecki. Probably best to keep this event off your office calendar.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. 1214 Queen Street W, (416) 598-1447.
WORDS / 7pm doors, 730pm show / $5 / website
2. THE 8 O'CLOCK SHOW #27
Live comedy featuring Pat Thornton, Dawn Whitwell, Kathleen Phillips, and Norm Sousa, interspersed with comedy shorts by video gurus The Wrong Box.
Gladstone Hotel Art Bar. 1214 Queen Street W, (416) 531-4635.
COMEDY / 8pm / free / website
3. PRELOVED ANNUAL SAMPLE + WAREHOUSE SALE
Everyone has a soft spot in their heart for preloved's reworked fashion. Let your spot get softer at their annual sale -- all items on sale for $10 to $50, max. The buying frenzy begins today and runs to January 29.
preloved Warehouse, 24 Ryerson Avenue. (416) 504-8704.
FASHION / 12-7pm / $10-50 / website
4. CITIES OF TOMORROW: IS PROGRESSIVE POLITICS ALIVE?
Kenneth Livingstone (former Mayor of London, England), mayor Denise Simmons (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Toronto's own David Miller address this question in a Future of Cities panel discussion. Former Mayor of Toronto David Crombie moderates while PoliSci students race to the microphone.
Convocation Hall. 31 King's College Circle, (416) 978-4725.
LECTURE / 730pm / free / website
5. BLUEGRASS MONDAY at THE LOCAL
Hang out in Roncesvalles' favourite bar, listen to the Hamstrung String Band, and try your darnedest not to make a new friend.
The Local. 396 Roncesvalles Avenue, (416) 535-6225.
MUSIC / 9pm / PWYC / website
6. GROUNDSWELL FESTIVAL
Nightwood Theatre presents Groundswell Festival, a week-long festival supporting new theatre by women. Kicks off tonight with Lisa Codrington's Jane and runs nightly to January 31.
Berkeley Street Theatre. 26 Berkeley Street, (416) 367-8243.
STAGE / 8pm / PWYC / website
For full listings, head on over to our events calendar.
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