BMX Meets Union Station by nataschalcd

Radar: February 6th, 2009

Top Toronto event picks for Friday, February 6th, 2009:

1. COME UP TO MY ROOM
Gladstone's alternative design show opens today, featuring 12 exhibits by emerging, independent designers Pietro Gagliano, Peter Wehrspann, Magic Pony, and other creative geniuses.
Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street W, (416) 531-4635.
DESIGN / FR 12-8, SA 12-10, SU 12-5 / $8 includes catalogue / website

2. DESIGN HOPE 2009
Fine art auction of paintings, photographs, and sculpture under the theme of shelter. Proceeds go to Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) and Edmond Place. And remember, don't twitch your nose unless you truly, truly mean it.
St. John's Parish Hall. 186 Cowan Avenue, (416) 971-6110.
ART / PWYC / website

3. WINTERCITY: FREE COMEDY
Comedy troupe Fade to Brown performs free sketch pieces and the Prosko Group follows with stand-up, as part of Toronto's RBC WinterCity Lodge program.
RBC WinterCity Lodge, Nathan Phillips Square. 100 Queen Street W.
COMEDY / 8pm / free / website

4. DANCE MARATHON
Time to live your So You Think You Can Dance dream. Audience members and professional dancers from the bluemouth inc. group will perform under the direction of floor judges. And don't worry, those with performance anxieties can just watch and dream of being more confident. Another reason to relax: Joey Lawrence and Slater from Saved by the Bell will NOT be in attendance. Phew.
Enwave Theatre. 231 Queens Quay W, (416) 973-4000.
DANCE / 7pm / $30 / website

5. FREE FRIDAY FILM: THE EDGE
Lee Tamahori's The Edge plays for free at Innis Town Hall. Stars incredibly taut versions of Sir Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin.
Innis Town Hall. 2 Sussex Avenue, cinssu.fff@utoronto.ca
FILM / 7pm / free / website

6. HAND DRAWN DRACULA MUSIC NIGHT
Contrived, Bryan Borcherdt (Holy Fuck), and Julie Fader. With DJ Graham Walsh (also of Holy Fuck). Even more exciting because I got to swear twice in this post.
Whippersnapper Gallery. 587A College Street.
MUSIC / 9pm / $7 / website

7. DIMITRI FROM PARIS at MORA
Sweat all your work blues away with Dimitri from Paris in Liberty Village.
Maro. 135 Liberty Street.
PARTY / 10pm / $15 / website

8. KEVIN SMITH at ROY THOMSON HALL
Gasp: Silent Bob opens his mouth! Cult film director and unofficial Canadian Kevin Smith (Clerks, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and Degrassi: The Next Generation) speaks at Roy Thomson Hall tonight and tomorrow as part of his North American tour.
Roy Thomson Hall. 60 Simcoe Street, (416) 872-4255.
TALK / 7pm / $49.50-59.50 / website

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Photo: "BMX Meets Union Station" by nataschalcd, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.


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