Radar: March 2nd, 2009
Events on the Radar for MONDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
FESTIVAL | Parkdale: Fireside Culture Week
A week-long celebration of intimate art, theatre, food, and live music performances along the no-man's-land-turned-artsy-haven of Parkdale. Kicks off at FIXT Point Studio (1550 Queen Street W) at 11am, with a fire-spinner, steel drummer, illusionist, and dancers. Other businesses proud to show off their hip little 'hood include Cadillac Lounge, Not My Dog and Good Catch General Store.
Queen West between Roncesvalles and Dufferin.
see website for schedule / FREE
ART + CLASSES | Learning in the City: Jewellery Making from Old Computer Parts
Tonight, someone else's garbage will definitely be your DIY treasure. Transform old computer parts into funky jewellery pieces and surprise the special nerd of your life. Keep what you make. Pre-register with Arthur by phone or email@example.com.
326 Harbord Street. (416) 628-8516.
7-9pm / $10
COMEDY | ALTdot COMEDY New Material Night
Stand-up comedy regulars wipe the sweat from their trembling brows, cross their fingers, and hope you laugh at the same things they thought were funny while sitting in their studio apartments, hunched over a dog-eared, expletive-stained notepad. Starring Craig Brown, Michelle Shaughnessy, Gavin Stephens, Winston Spear, and more. Levi Macdougall hosts.
Rivoli, 334 Queen Street W. (416) 596-1908.
9pm show / PWYC
MUSIC | Bryan Arcand at Cameron House
Roots/folk singer Bryan Arcand continues his Monday night residency in the cozy Cameron front room, with Cody Elliott and Meg Tinmouth.
The Cameron House, 408 Queen Street W. (416) 703-0811.
10pm show / PWYC
WORDS | This is Not A Reading Series: Jon Paul Fiorentino + Evan Munday In Conversation With Zoe Whittall
Pages Books presents author Jon Paul Fiorentino, illustrator Evan Munday, and their collaborative graphic novel Stripmallin' -- about a stripmall workin' Winnipegger and his lofty dreams to become a writer. Getting the conversation started is a screening of Vepo Studio's The Way Of The Smock: The Making Of Stripmalling.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street W. (416) 531-4635.
730pm, 7pm doors / $5 (FREE with book purchase)
STAGE | Playwrights Canada Press Launch Party
NOW Magazine's Jon Kaplan and Susan G. Cole host a night of Canada's leading playwrights and their newly published works. Readings by Damien Atkins, Marjorie Chan, Catherine Hernandez, Daniel Karasik, Mary Francis Moore, Ed Roy, and Michael Rubenfeld are guaranteed to be better than those rushed bedtime stories momma used to read to you in bed.
Tullulah's Cabaret at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. (416) 703-0013.
7pm doors / FREE
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