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Radar: January 30th, 2009

Top Toronto event picks for Friday, January 30, 2009:

1. AZIZ ANZARI: GLOW IN THE DARK TOUR
See Human Giant and Flight of the Conchords' funny man Aziz Anzari for his last tour date. Let's all hope he leaves the Carpet Monkey at home.
The Mod Club. 722 College Street, (416) 588-4MOD.
COMEDY / 7pm / $24.50 / website

2. WINTERCITY FESTIVAL
A combo of three mid-winter festivals -- WOW! Series (concerts, comedy, street theatre, dance parties), Warm-up Series (indoor performances + special events), and the infamous Winterlicious (a celebration of prix-fixe food, food, food). Kicks off tonight with Dutch street theatre troupe Close-Act and runs to February 12.
Various locations. See website.
OTHER / website

3. PULGASARI at BLOOR CINEMA
A monster movie with Communist themes? Cult cinema fans will be pleased, as will anyone curious about the mysteries behind the North Korean curtain.
Bloor Cinema. 506 Bloor Street W, (416) 516-2331.
FILM / 930pm / $10 / website

4. BLACK HISTORY MONTH: RACE, IDENTITY + LOST HISTORIES
Toronto's Black History Month launches with a dialogue between author Adrienne Shadd and social historian Karolyn Smardz Frost. Bring your lunch and get a history fix during your lunch hour.
City Hall Members' Lounge. 100 Queen Street W, (416) 338-0338.
LECTURE / noon / free / website

5. STEAM WHISTLE: UNSIGNED MUSIC SERIES #9
United Steel Workers of Montreal, Shortwave, and Hooded Fang perform. For a full night of Steam Whistle shenanigans, come early for the Unsigned Art Show closing reception, from 7pm-9pm. Proceeds go to Artists' Health Center Foundation.
Steam Whistle Brewery Roundhouse. 255 Bremner Boulevard, (416) 362-2337 x 246.
MUSIC / 9pm / $5 / website

6. BIKE WINTER: COLDEST DAY OF THE YEAR BIKE RIDE
Join a group of hardy cyclists in a winter bike ride to Fairmont Royal York. And layer up: it's statistically the coldest day of the year. No one needs to see you in those skin-tight bike shorts, anyway. Meet at the back doors of City Hall, near Armoury Street.
City Hall, back doors. 100 Queen Street W, email.
OUTDOOR / noon / free / website

7. FUTURE OF SOUND TORONTO
Expand your 100-mile diet repertoire and include DJ beats with your local eats. NOW Magazine presents a gathering of top dance DJs from Toronto: Autoerotique, Syntonics, Mansion, STA, and others.
Circa. 126 John Street, (416) 979-0044.
PARTY / 10pm / $15 / website

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