Radar: February 27th, 2009
Events on the Radar for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
LECTURE | Closer to the Land: Freedom of Expression and the Environment
As part of Freedom to Read Week, PEN Canada, Harper Collins Canada, and Toronto Public Library present a night of environmental activism. Panelists include Ken McGoogan (Race to the Polar Sea), Trevor Herriot (Grass, Sky, Song), Taras Grescoe (Bottom Feeder), musician Sarah Harmer, and host Matt Galloway (CBC). All proceeds go to support PEN Canada.
Toronto Reference Library. 789 Yonge Street, (416) 393-7131.
730pm, 7 pm doors / $10
COMEDY + FILM | 6th Annual World of Comedy Film Festival
See what makes other countries crack a smile, with international comedy films from Greece, Canada, and other places you may not associate with humour. (Bulgaria, anyone?) Opens tonight with A Feast of Comedy Shorts at 930pm.
Innis Town Hall. 2 Sussex Avenue.
various times / $10, $75 passes, $8 seniors, $65 senior passes
FILM | Screenplay Festival at NFB
The WILDsound 1st ACT Feature Screenplay Contest showcases three first-act readings of screenplay finalists, performed by professional actors. The audience votes for the best of the three, which will be given the full feature reading treatment at the April event. A filmmaker and storyteller's dream.
National Film Board of Canada, 150 John Street. (416) 973-2187.
7pm show, 630pm doors / $6 advance, $8 doors
MUSIC | Jon-Boy Langford + His Sadies at the Horseshoe
Bloodshot Records wonderboy Jon-Boy Langford plays two full sets with His Sadies, as well as an opening act with the The Burlington Welsh Male Choir. I dare say that's a surefire way to gain some local cred.
Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street W. (416) 598-4753.
10pm / $12.50 advance, $14 doors
PARTY | Motown Party
Go legitimately old school with soul favourites by Edwin Starr, Diana Ross, Jackson 5, and The Four Tops. DJs Andycapp, Caff, and special guest Mr. Caffrey will be pushing your groove buttons.
751 - downstairs, 751 Queen Street W. (416) 703-2171.
10pm / $5
SPORTS | Golf and Travel Show
A consumer show for golf geeks, featuring golf courses, destinations, demonstrations, and equipment-ogling opportunities. Hey, it's a perfect excuse to start golf season early and take your first Friday afternoon off in 2009.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street W.
FR 12-8pm, SA 10-6pm, SU 10am-5pm / $15, $10 seniors, FREE kids 12 + under
STAGE | U of T Drama Festival
Over 70 years old, the U of T Drama Festival has helped U of T playwrights, directors, and actors get some stage and marquee time. Tonight features The Man With the Leek in His Cap, Salad Days, and Smart Food. Runs to February 28. See website for show information.
Hart House Theatre, U of T, 7 Hart House Circle.
$12, $10 students + seniors
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