Radar: January 27th, 2009
Top Toronto event picks for Tuesday, January 27, 2009:
A tribute show unlike any other: classic Springsteen covers, comedy, and arts & crafts in honour of The Boss. Now, if someone can find that episode of Growing Pains where Jason embarrasses Mike at the Springsteen concert, your heart will be mine.
Rancho Relaxo. 300 College Street, (416) 920-0366.
MUSIC / 9pm / $5 / website
2. WHAT IT REALLY IS
Works in abstract sculpture by Kristan Horton, Liz Magor, Kristi Malakoff, Kerri Reid and Jennifer Rose Sciarrino. May inspire you to prepare some goop and bring out your own inner artist. Opens tonight and runs to February 28.
Red Bull 381 Projects. 381 Queen Street W, 2nd Floor, (416) 357-0964.
ART OPENING / 6-9pm / free / website
3. IMPATIENT THEATRE CO: HAROLD NIGHT IMPROV
Check out some long-form Harold improv, Impatient Theatre Co's signature style.
Savannah Room. 294 College Street, (416) 975-0845.
COMEDY / 9pm / $5 / website
4. TOXIC TRESPASS: TORONTO THE BETTER MOVIE SCREENING
Free documentary investigates the effects of urban pollution in Canadian cities, particularly on children. Discussion and requests for gas masks follow.
OISE, Room 5-262. 252 Bloor Street W, (416) 707-3509.
FILM / 830pm / PWYC / website
5. YOU FANCY YOURSELF
Critically acclaimed play follows a six-year-old immigrant and playground politics in 1950s Edinburgh. We'll find out whether hair-pulling, teacher favouritism, and unfair lunch swaps are universal matters. Opens tonight and runs to February 14.
Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. 16 Ryerson Avenue, (416) 504-7529.
STAGE / 8pm / $15-28 / website
6. THEM & US: FREE THANK-YOU SHOW
Second City alumnus Tracy Dawson presents a show on dysfunctional relationships, with a flurry of heartbroken and to-be-heartbroken characters. Gasp. How is there any possible way we could relate? Tonight only: Free tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at noon.
Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace. 16 Ryerson Avenue, (416) 504-7529.
STAGE / 8pm / free (tonight only) / website
7. SHAUN SMITH'S SNAKES AND LADDERS GAMES NIGHT
If you want to satisfy your inner child, head to this all-ages games night, celebrating Shaun Smith's new young adult novel Snakes and Ladders. Load up on some trick dice so you can show that 12-year-old down the street who's boss.
Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street W, (416) 531-4635.
WORDS / 7pm show / $5 / website
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