Radar: February 20th, 2009

Top Toronto event picks for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 2009:

PARTY | Oligarchy Sex Series Two: Montreal Teeshirt Launch
With DJs Gingy, Mansion, and Jordan Dare. Dancing, drinking, t-shirt giveaways, general debauchery, and another Sex Series T-shirt shoot in the glass VIP booth. Email for guest list discount.
Circa, 126 John. (416) 979-0044.
10pm / $15, $10 guest list / website

ART OPENING | Cathie Bleck: Aqua Regia
Cathie Bleck's first Canadian exhibition presents her dream-like paintings exploring the subject of water. Opening reception tonight. Runs to March 29.
Meta Gallery, 33 Mill St, Unit 37. (416) 955-0500.
7-10pm / FREE / website

COMEDY | gracingthestage.com Launch Party
gracingthestage.ca launches their performing arts website with two nights of Toronto's coolest comedians, musicians, and performers. Tonight's party at Bread and Circus is hosted by Iron Cobra, and features Entire Cities, The Williamson Playboys, Gravity Wave, Levi Macdougall, Maylee Todd, 10,000 to Flight, Convergence Theatre, and Carnegie Hall.
Bread and Circus, 299 Augusta Avenue. (416) 336-3399.
9pm / $12 advance, $15 door / website

DANCE | COBA Presents Banta
The Collective of Black Artists (COBA) celebrates Black History Month with Banta, a dance program featuring choreography by BaKari E. Lindsay and Charmaine Headley.
Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W. (416) 973-4000.
8pm / $20-32 / website

FILM | Cult Night Triple Bill
Five! Hours! Of! Cult! Cinema! (Otherwise known as five hours of bad film that will make you feel so good.) Starts out with the classically campy Barbarella at 7pm, followed by Poliziotto superpie (Super Fuzz) at 845pm, and Dolemite at 1030pm. Come and go as you please.
Innis Town Hall. 2 Sussex Avenue.
7pm, 845pm, 1030pm / FREE

MUSIC | Eagles of Death Metal
California's premier rawkers Eagles of Death Metal hit the Phoenix and make posturing, tattoos, and boozing look really hot. No death metal included.
Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street. (416) 323-1251.
doors 8pm / $27.50 / website

STAGE | Wizard of Oz
Follow Dorothy and her gaggle of misfits down the yellow brick road, stage style. Sing along and hiss at the flying monkeys en masse, with proceeds benefitting the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO).
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street. (416) 978-8849.
730pm / $25-55 / website

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