by UpBustle&Out

Weekend Radar: February 28th + March 1st, 2009

Events on the Radar for FEBRUARY 28th + MARCH 1st, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

FILM | Wright Stuff Film Series:
A film series curated by director Edgar Wright, currently in town filming Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (starring our very own Michael Cera). Mr. Wright polishes his fist and kicks off the series tonight with his own cult hits, Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. Q+A follows. Runs to April 12.
Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor West. (416) 516-2331.
7pm / $18 for double feature, $75-90 passes

MUSIC | Jamie's Area Benefit Concert
A fundraiser for Jamie's Area, a community-minded multi-genre art, performance, lecture, and social space in Kensington Market. Supporting the cause are Anagram, Bush League featuring Jeremy Strachan, Katie Stelmanis, and Animal Monster.
Cinecycle, 129 Spadina Avenue (alley).
9pm / $10

COMEDY | Bad Dog Theatre's Man Men
Closing night of Bad Dog's Man Men, an improvised spoof of Golden-Globe-winning Mad Men, set in a 1960s New York ad agency.
Bad Dog Theatre, 138 Danforth Avenue. (416) 491-3115.
10pm / $10

OUTDOORS | Seedy Saturday
It's not gardening time yet, but that's not stopping Seedy Saturday from putting on the mood music and arousing your green thumb. Heirloom and organic seed exchanges, gardening supplies, gardening workshops, and family friendly activities for those lil' gardener-to-bes.
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street.
2-6pm / $2, PWYC

PARTY | The Rapture's DJ Druzzi at Wrongbar
Jagermeister Music, Embrace and Nastymix present DJ Druzzi (Gabriel Andruzzi from disco-punkers The Rapture). Vaneska and Nasty Nav round out the DJ bill for a full night of hard beatz.
Wrongbar, 1279 Queen Street W. (416) 516-8677.
10pm / $10

SPORTS | Pillow Fight League 26: Under Cover
Toronto's hottest sporting tournament, the Pillow Fight League, returns with a feather-ruffling showdown at Trash Palace. Only 100 tickets are available for this match of dueling women and thrashing pillows, making an already in-demand night even more special.
Trash Palace. Get tickets at Rotate This for secret address.
10pm, 9pm doors / $10


The annual photographic fundraiser for the AIDS Committee of Toronto features a see-and-be-seen cocktail reception, a live auction of curated art, and a silent auction, with proceeds going towards the fight against AIDS.
The National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis Street. (416) 340-9255.
6pm / $65, $95 SNAP! PAK ticket

COMEDY | Laugh Sabbath: Let's Get Hot! with Chris Locke and Aaron Eves
A comedy sizzler so hot it'll burn your pants off, featuring Tim Gilbert, Bob Kerr, Kathleen Phillips, Nick Flanagan, a video by Graham Wagner, and other acts of hilarity.
Rivoli, 334 Queen Street W. (416) 596-1908.
830pm / $5

DANCE | Krima! ...what a Shame
Across Oceans' Maxine Heppner leads a 100-performer ensemble in a dance program depicting the unexpected. How Heppner orchestrates the large number of dancers will be worth the ticket price alone. Three performances only.
The Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill Street, Building 49. (416) 203-6264.
4pm, 630pm, 830pm / $25, $15 students, CADA

FILM | Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival
A film festival presented by Human Rights Watch, an international organization investigating and exposing the injustices of the world. As part of the festival, Cinematheque Ontario screens Malcolm Rogge's Under Rich Earth, a TIFF '08 selection about a Canadian mining company and protesting locals in Ecuador. Director in attendance. Festival runs to March 5.
Cinematheque Ontario, 317 Dundas Street W. (416) 968-3456.
see website for times / $5-10 + charges

MUSIC | WL452: Hopeful Monster, Pete Samples, Evening Hymns
Wavelength 452 offers up a night full of eclectic indie pop, with Hopeful Monster (12pm), Pete Samples (11pm), Evening Hymns (10pm), and DJ Lauren Schreiber.
Sneaky Dee's, 431 College Street. (416) 603-3090.
10pm, 9pm doors / PWYC

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