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Weekend Radar: February 14th + 15th, 2009

Top Toronto event picks for FEBRUARY 14th + 15th, 2009:

Well, hello, hello, there. Come around here often?

Happy Valentine's Day, all. Whether you believe in the Hallmark holiday or not, here's some stuff that could pique your interest this weekend. After all, who doesn't like a lil' bit of hot and sultry somethin' somethin' every once in a while?

ART | Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair
Hot and sultry DIY fare.
Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street W, (416) 531-4635.
12-8pm / FREE / website

PARTY | Bump n' Hustle Valentine's Day Bash
Hot and sultry bumpin' and grindin'.
Rivoli Pool Hall. 334 Queen Street W, 416-596-1908.
10pm / $10 / website

STAGE | Skin Tight Outta Sight Burlesque presents Voluptuous Panic
Hot and sultry burlesque action.
Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street W, (416) 531-4635. website
9pm / $25 / website

But of course, there's always the non-lovey-dovey crap, too:

FESTIVAL | Kuumba: African Heritage Month
A multi-genre celebration of African and Caribbean arts invades Harbourfront, with plenty of performance freebies. Runs to February 15.
Harbourfront Centre. 235 Queens Quay W, (416) 973-4000.
MOSTLY FREE / website

FILM | OzFlix Australian Film Weekend
Two days of great Aussie cinema, including TIFF 2008 selection Not Quite Hollywood. I dare say this could even be better than an afternoon of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo. See for yourself.
Royal Ontario Museum - Signy and Cleophee Eaton Theatre. 100 Queen's Park Circle, (416) 967-1528.
$10, $40 weekend pass / website

STAGE | Happy Days: A New Musical
Last weekend to drown in nostalgia. Watch Richie Cunningham sing more than "Blueberry Hill" and the Fonz dance more than in his "Buddy Holly" days. Incredible.
Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, (416) 644-3665.
SA 1pm, 730pm; SU 1pm / $25-70 / website

Sunday, February 15th

ART | Mothering by Moynan King
Take part in this interactive performance-pyjama party focussing on human relationships. Wearing a loaned flannel pyjama top, you'll spend your time sipping Ovaltine, playing board games, and generally being treated like momma's prized possession. Runs to February 17.
XPACE Cultural Centre. 58 Ossington Avenue, (416) 849-2864.
FREE / 4pm / website

COMEDY | Wii Are Family
Second City Conservatory graduate revue, based on improvised sketches from the past year. Free show, but donations are accepted for the Toronto Humane Society. Feel-good Sunday afternoon, here I come.
Second City. 51 Mercer Street, (416) 343-0011.
2pm / FREE, donations / website

LECTURE | RCI: The Benefits Of A Noisy Brain
The Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science presents A. Randal MacIntosh, PhD (Rotman Research Institute), on the benefits of internal brain noise. At last, hope, after all!
MacLeod Auditorium, U of T Medical Sciences Bldg. 1 King's College Circle, (416) 977-2983.
3pm / FREE / website

PARTY | Family at the Guvernment, Drink, and Orange Room
Featuring DJ sets by Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Fischerspooner, Manzone & Strong, and a bunch of others, leaving your head spinning for all of holiday Monday.
Guvernment, Drink, and Orange Room. 132 Queens Quay East, (416) 869-0045.
9pm / $20-30+ / website

OTHER | Cool Jew Cabaret
An evening where cool, local Jews do cool things: spoken word by Ariel Platt and David Silverberg, Brazilian-influenced music by Eric Stein and friends, bellydancing by Ibtissam, and a musical set by Soozi and Miriam Schlanger.
730pm doors, 830pm show / $12 / website

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