Radar: February 25th, 2009
Top Toronto event picks for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 2009:
OTHER | Box Salon
A salon set-up of art and performance, bringing musicians, artists, filmmakers, and writers together in an low-sleaze networking soiree. Performances include novelist and playwright Claudia Dey, musician Amer Diab, and past Centre Pompidou-exhibitee, animator/video artist Nick Fox-Gieg.
Rivoli backroom. 334 Queen Street W, (416) 596-1908.
8pm / PWYC
ART + FILM | Nina Konnemann: Video installation
German video artist Nina Konnenmann puts her artistic stamp on iconic resort towns Southport and Blackpool, England. Opening reception tonight. Runs to March 21.
Gallery TPW. 56 Ossington Avenue, (416) 645-1066.
7-9pm / FREE
COMEDY | The Doo-Wops at Absolute Comedy
Italo-Canadians The Doo-Wops charm you Young and Eligibles with songs like "No Gino No Cry" and "Peanut Butter Song" -- light on actual doo-wopping and heavy on comedy. Headlining to March 1.
Absolute Comedy. 2335 Yonge Street, (416) 486-7700.
See website for times / $6-15
DANCE | White Moon Dance Nights
Contemporary performance blending Japan and Canada's dance and cultural traditions. Performed by AKA Dance, with Juri Hiraoka and Joseph Welbes from the National Ballet of Canada. Runs to February 28.
Young Centre for the Performing Arts. 55 Mill Street, Building 49, (416) 866-8666.
8pm / $30, $20 students, senior, CADA
PARTY | Tribute to Nelson Mandela
If there's any reason to party, Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday would be a good one. Celebrate with a fancy dinner and support Mandela's vision of empowering South African children at the same time. Hosted by CBC's Suhana Meharchand, with keynote by NPR foreign correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Road. (416) 496-8403 x237 / firstname.lastname@example.org
530pm reception, 630pm dinner / $150
WORDS | Curry Is Thicker Than Water: Book Launch
BookLand Press and international-banker-turned-writer Dr. Jasmine D'Costa launch Curry Is Thicker Than Water, D'Costa's collection of stories about India. Live music by Nikhil Seetharam.
Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street W, (416) 531-4635.
7pm / FREE
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