Radar: March 12th, 2009
Toronto events on the Radar for THURSDAY, MARCH 12th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
ART + LECTURE | International Lecture Series: Lawrence Weiner
Famed conceptual artiste Lawrence Weiner discusses the genre and his exhibit "The Other Side of a Cul-de-sac", opening March 13 at The Power Plant.
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.
7pm / FREE to Members, $10 Non-Members
ART | Art Show at the Barbershop Thursday night
Simon Blackfoot (aka Parishil Studio's co-owner Alain Parizeau) presents his collection of art inspired by a month-long canoeing excursion in the Yukon. Opening reception tonight.
Barbershop Gallery, 1718 Queen Street W. (416) 535-2157.
7-1130pm / FREE
COMEDY | Impromptu Splendor
Join the National Theatre Company Of Canada with their weekly gig Impromptu Splendor. If you're into accents, sex, and, well, Benny Hill, this could get you more riled up than an kid in a pool of ice cream. Extra special bonus? Colin Mochrie (Who's Line Is It Any Way?, This Hour Has 22 Minutes) guest stars.
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street W. (647) 898-5324.
830pm / $10
DANCE | The Winter Salsa Carnival
Mark-Anthony and MAS Mambo present four nights of hot and spicy dance at The Winter Salsa Carnival. Dances held at Betty Oliphant Theatre (400 Jarvis Street), with pre-party celebrations kicking off tonight at Acrobat Lounge. Runs to March 15, 2009
Acrobat Lounge, 2464 Yonge Street.
830pm / $15 opening party
MUSIC | Canadian Music Week: Malajube at El Mocambo
Arcade Fire is, like, soooo 2004. Get up to date with the Montreal music scene with Malajube, Radio Radio, Duchess Says, and We Are Wolves.
El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Avenue. (416) 777-1777.
8pm / $10, FREE with wristband
PARTY | Canadian Atheist Bus Campaign Streetcar Party
By now, you've probably caught the atheist bus streetcar in your periphery. Those in support can party on the streetcar for a special downtown tour, and those against can either petition, boo, and hiss on the fringes. Drinks and food will be available for purchase. Must bring government issued photo ID.
Meet at Centre for Inquiry, 216 Beverley Street.
8pm-1am / $20
STAGE | Art of Time
A James Kudelka-choreographed dance program performed to Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata. Also on the bill is a theatrical adaptation of The Kreutzer Sonata by Tolstoy, with award-winning actors Ted Dykstra (March 12) and R.H. Thomson (March 14).
Enwave Theatre at Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay W.
8pm / $25-$39
WORDS | Book Ends South Used Book Sale
Rifle through 4,000 donated and out-of-circulation books -- at 50 cents each or 3 for $1, I recommend bringing a serious 60L mountaineering backpack. All proceeds go to the Toronto Public Library Foundation. Runs to March 14.
Book Ends South, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. (416) 395-5577.
TH-FR 10-5pm, SA 930-5pm / FREE
WORDS | Toronto Book Launch: Transforming Power
Judy Rebick discusses an overhaul of the political thought process, a central idea in her book Transforming Power. Panelists include Annahid Dashtgaard of Anima Leadership, Debbie Field of FoodShare, Grace-Edward Galabuzi of Economic Apartheid, and Velcrow Ripper of FierceLight: Where Spirit Meets Action.
Ryerson University, 245 Church Street, 3rd Floor Atrium.
630pm / FREE
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