Radar: March 3rd, 2009

Events on the Radar for TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

FILM | Free screenings: Watchmen and Batman (1989) at the Bloor
Yes, that's right: a free screening of Watchmen (7pm), the movie adaption of a TIME Magazine top 100 best novel. Save yourself the $15 your chump friends will shell out this weekend and get yourself in the rush line for bragging rights. Failing that, you can try for the free Batman screening (1015pm) that follows. Free with Bloor Cinema membership.
Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West. (416) 516-2331.
7pm, 1015pm / FREE

COMEDY | Comedian Jamie Kilstein and John Knefel at the Centre For Inquiry
New York comedians Jamie Kilstein and John Knefel dole out some political and atheist-tinged humour.
Centre for Inquiry Ontario, 216 Beverley Street. (416) 971-5676.
8-10pm / $6, $3 for students, FREE for CFI members

MUSIC | Asobi Seksu at El Mo
Brooklyn shoegazers Asobi Seksu play a lush, dreamy set that will get everyone swooning and running home for their Cocteau Twins and Mahogany records.
El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Avenue. (416) 777-1777.
9pm / $10

PARTY | DJ Fase + Starting From Scratch: Footwork 9 Year Anniversary at Wrongbar
Footwork Tuesday keeps the masses dancing, even after nine years and a few venue changes. (I hope to age just as gracefully.) DJ Fase, Starting From Scratch, and a mystery guest celebrate the city's Tuesday night hip-hop, reggae, and funk club institution.
Wrongbar, 1279 Queen Street W. (416) 516-8677.
9pm / FREE

STAGE | Letters To My Grandma
A one-woman show starring two-time Dora Award winning actress and playwright Anusree Roy. Letters To My Grandma focuses on a bride's journey into the past, as she reads letters about her Indian grandmother's World War II experiences and immigrant life in Toronto. Runs to March 8.
Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue.
Tu-SA 8pm, SA mat 230pm, SU 4pm / $20, SA-SU $18, SA mat PWYC

WORDS | U of T Bookstore Series: Xinran's China Witness
Xinran spent 2005 and 2006 interviewing China's villagers and city dwellers about the country's rocky history and, remarkably, gets elders to comment on everything from the Long March to westernization. John Fraser interviews. Book signing follows.
Hart House. 7 Hart House Circle. (416) 640-5836.
730pm / FREE

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