Radar: March 4th, 2009
Toronto events on the Radar for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
ART | I Know That Butt
Artist Nancy Drews feeds her hunger for distorted reality with a group show of 30+ decorated butts, including Larry Dickison's Cheeky Tattoos and Napoleon Brousseau's Naked Picnic June 25th, 1964 (above). Here's your chance to ogle some asses without fear of getting smacked in the head. Opening reception tonight, runs to March 28th.
The Cameron House, 408 Queen Street W. (416) 703-0811.
7-9pm / FREE
COMEDY | Ron Sparks Presents The Drunk and Disorderly Show #3
Canadian Comedy Award winner Laurie Elliott hosts a night of comedy misfits with Boyd Banks from Little Mosque on the Prairie, Tim Steeves of This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Rick Mercer Report fame, Kevin McDonald of Kevlor 2000, and more.
Rivoli, 334 Queen Street W. (416) 596-1908.
8pm doors / PWYC
DANCE | The National Ballet of Canada presents Innovation
A world premiere of three innovative (as it were) shorts, choreographed by Peter Quanz, Sabrina Matthews, and Crystal Pite... proving once and for all that ballet is much more than Nutcrackers, tights, and tutus.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street W.
730pm, SA-SU mat 2pm / $20-155
FASHION | F-List Cocktails + Clothes
F-list continues its Designer Spotlight Series this Wednesday with fashion designer Carrie Hayes, a gal who specializes in modern-cut suits and sexy cocktail dresses for those I'm-Queen-of-the-world nights. RSVP at http://www.f-list.ca.
Eight Wine Bar at The Cosmopolitan Hotel, 8 Colbourne Street.
6-9pm / FREE
POSTPONED to March 11th: FOOD | Where in the World Are the Best Wine Values?
If you can't tell a good Pinot Gris from your left earlobe, then David Lawrason and wine columnist Anne Martin can help guide you through the tasty journey. A series of single-session courses begin today, with tonight's two hours dedicated to their top 10 value wines. Register online or by phone.
St. Lawrence Market, 2nd Floor. (416) 486-7774.
7-9pm / $65 a session
LECTURE | Anime and Contemporary Japanese Society Seminar
Professor Jaqueline Berndt of Yokohama National University and Professor Kaichiro Morikawa of Meiji University discuss Japanese society by analyzing Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954), Gonzo's Samurai 7 (2004), and anime history in general. (And maybe someone can finally explain that show about the father who turns into a panda? Anyone?) RSVP for guaranteed seating.
Ryerson University, 245 Church Street, Engineering and Computing Centre, ENG103. (416) 966-1600 x600
6pm / FREE
MUSIC | And You WIll Know Us By The Trail Of Dead at Lee's Palace
Austin rockers And You WIll Know Us By The Trail Of Dead show off their new album, The Century of Self at Lee's. And with a band name that sounds more like an awkward Morrissey song title, it somehow seems appropriate that the openers are Funeral Party and Midnight Masses. Rawk.
Lee's Palace. 529 Bloor Street W, (416) 532-1598.
830pm / $18.50 advance, $20 doors
OTHER | Tooker Gomberg Memorial Bike Ride
A mass bike-ride to celebrate the memory of environmental flagwaver, political activist, and distant runner-up in Toronto's 2000 election, Tooker Gomberg. In honour of his commitment to the biking cause and the city's need for more bike lanes, the ride culminates at City Hall with a presentation of the Bike Lanes on Bloor petition.
Meet at Christie Pits, Bloor + Christie.
12pm, 1230pm ride / FREE
For full listings, head on over to our events calendar.
Photo: "Larry Dickison's Cheeky Tattoos and Napoleon Brousseau's Naked Picnic June 25th, 1964" by Nancy Drews.
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