Toronto by allan0709

Radar: January 29th, 2009

Top Toronto event picks for Thursday, January 29, 2009:

1. SEBASTIEN GRAINGER + THE MOUNTAINS at SONIC BOOM
Descend into Sonic Boom's basement for Sebastien Grainger + The Mountains (ex-Death from Above 1979). Rock out like you once did in your parents' house (...or perhaps still do, you poor thing).
Sonic Boom Records. 512 Bloor Street W, (416) 532-0334.
MUSIC / 7pm / free / website

2. ELLIOTT CONTEMPORARY: SUBTEXTS
Hobknob with Liberty Village film + television types at Elliott Contemporary's Subtexts exhibition. Featuring modern social commentary artists Noelle Elia, Christopher Hayes, Stephen Ibbott and Pearl Van Geest. Opening reception tonight. Runs to February 21.
Liberty Street Cafe. 25 Liberty Street. (647) 346-6481.
ART OPENING / 6pm / free / website

3. THE LAUGH GALLERY
Have some laughs in Kensington with stand-up and sketch comedy by Jon Steinberg, Robert Dayton, Marjorie Malpass, The Gurg and David Dineen Porter. Aubrey Tennant and Dylan Rhymer host.
Graffiti's. 170 Baldwin Street. (416) 506-6699.
COMEDY / 9pm / $5 / website

4. REVUE CINEMA's DROP YOUR SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
A short film festival showcasing work from professionals and amateur filmmakers who want their 15 minutes of big-screen fame. Check out work by aspiring director friends before they make it big and stop talking to you.
Revue Cinema. 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, (416) 531-9959.
FILM / 7pm / $2 / website

5. AN EVENING WITH CATHY CROWE: HOMELESSNESS IN OUR CITY
Street nurse Cathy Crowe discusses homelessness with documentary filmmaker Michael Connolly and Rainer Driemeyer, a former Tent City resident. Also includes screening of Connolly's own Shelter from the Storm.
ROM Signy and Cleophee Eaton Theatre. 100 Queen's Park.
LECTURE / 7pm / free / website

6. ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE feat DANNY MICHEL, JOHN SOUTHWORTH, MARTIN TIELLI
Acclaimed jazz and classical collective Art of Time Ensemble partners with a trio of Toronto's best songwriters and performers (Danny Michel, John Southworth, Martin Tielli) for Korngold: Source & Inspiration.
Enwave Theatre. 231 Queens Quay W, (416) 703-5479.
MUSIC / 8pm / $39, $25 students + seniors / website

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