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Radar: February 17th, 2009

Top Toronto event picks for Tuesday, February 17, 2009:

LECTURE | Tony Burman: Future of Middle Eastern journalism
Tony Burman, former CBC editor-in-chief and current Managing Director of Al Jazeera English, speaks on the future of Middle Eastern journalism. With those credentials, he's definitely a good authority on the subject. Q&A follows with Susan Ormiston. Pre-register on website.
Innis Town Hall. 2 Sussex Avenue.
630pm / FREE / website

ART | Building Storeys
Heritage Toronto and Shadow Collective present photographs of Toronto's heritage buildings, reminding us of our architecturally rich history. Runs to February 22.
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street W, 2nd Floor. (416) 531-4635.
12-5pm / FREE / website

COMEDY | Extant Players at SketchComedy Lounge
Impro a la Carte's Extant Players headline, with Diana Love, Shoeless, Lonely Cake, and Ron Sparks' Newsdesk rounding out the bill. Allyson Smith hosts.
Rivoli, 334 Queen Street W. (416) 596-1908. website
9pm show / PWYC / website

MUSIC | Antony and the Johnsons
The haunting, spine-tingling warbles of Antony and the Johnsons echo through Exhibition Grounds tonight. And if it's anything like this, spines will tingle straight out to Whitby.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes' Boulevard, Exhibition Grounds. (416) 263-3293.
7pm / $35 / website

STAGE | Travesties at the Young Centre
Opens Feb 17 and runs to Mar 21.
Tom Stoppard's classic stage play focuses on a British consular official and his geriatric-muddled memories of Zurich and the 20th century revolutionaries (Joyce, Lenin, Tzara) he met along the way.
Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill Street, Building 49. (416) 203-6264.
730pm / $34-68, $28 students, $20 rush / website

WORDS | Greg Malone in Conversation with Ralph Benmergui
AIDS activist and former CODCO star Greg Malone speaks about his new memoir, You Better Watch Out. Worth it just to hear his adorable Newfoundland accent (or possibly his Queen Elizabeth II impersonation).
Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street W, (416) 531-4635.
7pm doors, show 730pm / $5 or free with book purchase / website

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