Radar: February 4th, 2009
Top Toronto event picks for Wednesday, February 4th, 2009:
1. PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI: CATHERINE FARQUHARSON
In 2008, actor Morgan Freeman funded the first-ever inter-racial prom at his old high school in Charleston, Mississippi. Photographer Catherine Farquharson presents stills from the documentary that covered this event, Prom Night In Mississippi, which premiered at Sundance last month. Opening reception tonight. Runs to February 28.
The Lens Factory. 1040 Queen Street W, (416) 988-0929.
ART / 7-10pm / free / website
2. TORONTO DANCE THEATRE: UP UNTIL NOW...
A commissioned work by critically hailed dance experimentalist Deborah Hay, who bounded on a stage with Mikhail Baryshnikov before Carrie Bradshaw ever met his eyes. The 11-dancer show runs until February 7.
Winchester Street Theatre. 80 Winchester Street, (416) 967-1365.
DANCE / $25, $20 students, seniors, CADA / website
3. BRUCE PENINSULA IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
The little indie music shop that could hosts another in-store with experimental folk up-and-comers Bruce Peninsula.
Soundscapes. 572 College Street, (416) 537-1620.
MUSIC / 7pm / free / website
4. LEAF's 3RD ANNUAL CELEBRATION
LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) provides complimentary hors d'oeuvres, live music, a silent auction, and tree-related participative art-making to raise funds for their tree planting and urban forest education programs. Kick back a drink and know that the future can breathe a lil' easier.
Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street W, (416) 531-4635.
PARTY / $20 advance, $25 door / website
5. ICE SCREAM SOCIAL
Valentine-themed crafts, performances, and community fun. Those with an aversion to glue, pipe cleaners, or creative socializing can join the party at 9pm when Gravity Wave and Gregory Pepper + His Problems take the stage.
Habesha Club. 875 Bloor Street West, upstairs.
PARTY / 630pm / PWYC / website
6. AN EVENING WITH STUART MCLEAN
Stuart McLean brings his warm blankety voice and Vinyl Cafe program to the Glenn Gould, with all proceeds going towards Street Haven at the Crossroads.
Glenn Gould Studio. 250 Front Street W, (416) 967-6060 x225.
WORDS / 6pm / $75 / website
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