Radar: February 21st + 22nd, 2009

Top Toronto event picks for FEBRUARY 21st + 22nd, 2009:

OTHER | Subway Dance Party
Improv in Toronto supports the TTC once again, this time with a full-train subway dance party. Participants must be prepared to turn on their mp3 players, dance in public, and be completely oblivious to the people watching them do some public lockin'. Read the event summary for more information.
Meet at giant horseman statue in the middle of Queens Park.
3pm sharp / FREE

FASHION | Swap: Don't Shop
Grab all those clothes sitting at the back of your closet and exchange them for other slightly worn treasures. In short, stop fooling yourself and give that leopard-print mini-skirt to someone who actually appreciates it. Both males and females welcome.
Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul Street.
11-1pm / $8, $13 if you have nothing to swap

FILM | AMC Best Picture Showcase
A crash-course Oscar study guide before the big awards show tomorrow night. Impress your friends with fresh knowledge of the five best picture nominees for only $30: Milk (1030am), The Reader (105pm), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (345pm), Slumdog Millionaire (715pm), and Frost/Nixon (945pm). Pass allows you to come and go as you please.
AMC Yonge + Dundas 24, 10 Dundas Street E. (416) 335-5323.
1030am / $30 pass

OUTDOOR | 4th Annual Bloor-Yorkville IceFest
This recent blast of chilly weather is at least good for one thing: mood-setting material for this weekend's IceFest celebrations, featuring a chilly World of Ice display and a 12pm ice-carving competition.
Yorkville Park (Bellair + Cumberland)
12-6pm / FREE

OTHER | National Home Show
A get-together of celebrity speakers, design ideas, and handy products for homeowners, renovators, and middle-agers crushing on Ty Pennington. Runs to March 1.
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Boulevard.
11-9pm. / $15, $11 seniors, youth, $24 two-day pass

PARTY | Basement Impromptu Jam Party with Huelepega Sound System
The Basement Collective throws a jam party with the contemporary Latin beats of Huelepega Sound System.
Basement, 245 Carlaw Avenue.
10pm

PARTY | Sam Ronson at This Is London
The infamous Lohan-tagalong Sam Ronson notoriously clicks through her laptop set of tunes. Translation: a place where you get drunk with A-listers and wannabe A-listers, and then scam your way into paparazzi shots.
This Is London Nightclub, 364 Richmond Street W. (416) 351-1100.
10pm / $20

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22
BENEFIT | Australian Bushfire Fundraiser
Raffles, auctions, and Canadian-Antipodean entertainment by Brendan Bell, Dream Awake, Jesse Pitcher, Lickpenny Loafer, and A Thousand Cures: proceeds go to communities affected by the recent Australian bushfire.
No Regrets Restaurant + Lounge, 42 Mowat Avenue.
4pm-late / $20

FASHION | Studio Gallery presents the Toronto Vintage Fashion Bazaar
Selected vintage vendors and fashionistas congregate at Studio Gallery for a men's and women's clothing and accessories sale. Cash only.
Studio/Ourspace. 294 College Street, 2nd floor.
1pm-6pm / $5

PARTY | NOW + Bloor Cinema presents the 81st Academy Awards
Watch the Oscars on the big screen: make public bets on the longest acceptance speech and dance in the aisles when Slumdog Millionaire takes it all (or not). Whatever the case, it'll kinda be like you're in the Kodak Theatre, albeit with slightly less attractive looking people in slightly less expensive outfits.
Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street W. (416) 516-2331.
7pm doors, 8pm show / $3, FREE members

MUSIC | Bruce Peninsula CD Release Party
Gospel/experimental folk entourage Bruce Peninsula parties it up with an official CD release party for A Mountain Is a Mouth. Alex Lukashevsky and Snowblink open.
Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley Street.
8pm doors / $10 advance, $12 doors

OUTDOOR | In the Footsteps of the Black Victorians: A Walking Tour
A two-hour walking tour through Old York summarizes key African-Canadian points of interest and community members from the Victorian period.
Mackenzie House. 82 Bond Street, (416) 392-6915.
1-3pm / $3-6

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