High Art for the Down Low by Bradley J. Reinhardt

Radar: February 2nd, 2009

Top Toronto event picks for Monday, February 2nd, 2009:

1. DIE ROTEN PUNKTE at SUPERMARKET
Enter Spinal Tap-esque territory with fringe duo Die Roten Punkte, aka Berlin's Prince and Princess of Punk. Special guests include comedians Jimmy Hogg, Paul Hutcheson, Jillian Thomas, and Niles Seguin.
Supermarket. 268 Augusta Avenue, (416) 840-0501.
COMEDY / MUSIC / 730pm doors, 8pm show / $15 /website

2. SAY GOODBYE TO THE OLD DINER
A photographic homage to the Distillery District's once vibrant, now vacant, Canary Restaurant: a no-frills eatery and location scout's dream. Look at the photos, shed a tear, and pine for the days of unpretentious, cheap breakfasts.
Toronto Runnymede Public Library. 2178 Bloor Street W, (416) 393-7697.
ART / 9am-830pm / free / website

3. ALTDOT COMEDY LOUNGE
Comedian/dancer Winston Spear hosts a show of stand-up strongholds, including Levi MacDougall, The Doo Wops, and Ron Sparks.
Rivoli. 334 Queen Street W, 416-596-1908.
COMEDY / 9pm / PWYC / website

4. CANADA'S TOP TEN 2008 SCREENINGS
Toronto International Film Festival Group presents Canada's Top Ten, a festival of celebrated Canadian films from 2008 and an opportunity to wave your maple leaf in support. Screening tonight: Luc Bourdon's La Memoire Des Anges (7pm) and Atom Egoyan's Adoration (9pm).
Cinematheque Ontario. 317 Dundas Street W, 416-968-FILM.
FILM / 7pm, 9pm / $7-12 / website

5. LENKA at DRAKE UNDERGROUND
Aussie cutie Lenka brings television-friendly pop to Drake's underground. Join other prime-time geeks and scream when you recognize music from last week's episode of Grey's Anatomy. Megan Hamilton opens.
The Drake Underground. 1150 Queen Street W, (416) 531-5042.
MUSIC / 8pm / $12 / website


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Photo: "High Art for the Down Low" by Bradley J. Reinhardt, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.


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