Weekend Radar: January 24 + 25, 2009
Top Toronto event picks for the weekend of January 24 + 25, 2009:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24
1. DESIGN FOR THE OTHER 90%
Cooper-Hewitt's collection on design for the other 90% -- the majority of the world that isn't as spoiled as us -- closes this weekend. Innovative, informative, practical, and just may bring a tear to your eye.
OCAD Professional Gallery. 100 McCaul Street, 2nd Floor, (416) 977-6000.
ART / free / 12-6pm / website
3. DJ SK8 NIGHT
Nocturnal Magazine DJs Andy Reid and Simon Jain spin techno and house. Wave your glow sticks and do your best Elvis Stojko.
Harbourfront Centre Natrel Rink. 235 Queens Quay W. (416) 973-4000.
OUTDOOR / 8pm / free / website
4. ROGERS CHINESE NEW YEAR
Celebrate the Year of the Ox indoors with live daytime performances, a Chinese New Year Gala, and fortune-telling that will hopefully come in something other than cookie form.
Rogers Centre. 1 Blue Jays Way, (416) 341-3000.
PARTY / SA noon-midnight, SU noon-1am / $9-138 / website
5. LADY IN THE RED DRESS
fu-GEN Asian-Canadian Theatre Company presents this noir-esque romp through Chinatown and the Canadian justice system. Previews tonight, runs to February 21.
Young Centre for the Performing Arts. 55 Mill Street, Building 49, (416) 203-6264.
STAGE / 8pm / $10 - $26 / website
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25
1. MONKEY TOAST: IMPROVISED TALK SHOW
Bi-weekly improv comedy sets inspired by guest interviews. This week host David Shore interviews Barenaked Ladies' Kevin Hearn and pastry chef Adrienne Weinberg. Improvisational hilarity follows.
Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street W, (416) 531-4635.
COMEDY / 730pm / PWYC / website
3. SPLASH 09 - HAIR AND MAKE-UP SHOW
Make-up artists and stylists go head-to-head in a competitive hair and make-up runway show, presented by STYLE Canada. The phrase "get your war paint on" will never be more relevant. Proceeds go to Beauty Night.
No Regrets Lounge. 42 Mowat Avenue, firstname.lastname@example.org
FASHION / 1-5pm / $10 / website
4. ROBBIE BURNS DAY at MACKENZIE HOUSE
Raise a glass and celebrate Rabbie's 250th birthday with live traditional music by Ian Bell. Too bad Fido's not around to gobble up your unwanted haggis.
Mackenzie House. 82 Bond Street, (416) 392-6915.
OTHER / 12-4pm / $3.50-$6 / website
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