Radar: March 5th, 2009
Events on the Radar for THURSDAY, MARCH 5th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
MUSIC | Concert for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Make way for the first-ever concert for the hard of hearing, presented by Ryerson's Centre for Learning Technologies and The Science of Music, Auditory Research and Technology Lab. The big star of the night is The Emoti-Chair, a seat fitted with speakers and vibrating devices, opening up the world of music to the deaf and hard of hearing. Performers include ill.gates, Fox Jaws, and more.
Clinton's Tavern, 693 Bloor Street W.
830pm, 8pm doors / PWYC ($5 recommended)
ART | lullaby, lullaby shot at from sleep at XPACE
Reena Katz encourages visitors to come and "play" her fourteen audio pillows by running cassette play-heads along the fabric to create unique warbly lullabies. (And even though you do it at home, I'd keep your drool away from these pillows.) Runs to March 28.
XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue. (416) 849-2864.
7-10pm / FREE
ART | The Artist Project at Liberty Grand
150+ juried contemporary artists display their wares at Liberty Grand. The four-day independent art fair, now in its second year, kicks off tonight with a special opening soiree.
Liberty Grand, Exhibition Grounds, 25 British Columbia Road.
TH 7-10pm, FR-SA 11-8pm, SU 11-6pm / $25 opening night, $12, $8 seniors + students
COMEDY | Jayson McDonald's Boat Load
Your career, or your cat? Jayson McDonald answers this question with his solo, 10-character 2008 Fringe hit. One performance only.
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor West. (647) 898-5324.
7pm / $10
LECTURE | A Rust Belt Requiem?
A timely discussion on the past, present, and future of the factory town, sponsored by Spacing Magazine. Panelists include documentary filmmaker Brett Story and Mayor John Fetterman of steel town Braddock, Pennsylvania. Moderated by Robert Lewis.
Cambell Conference Room, The Munk Centre, 1 Devonshire Place. (416) 946-3688.
6-8pm / FREE
OTHER | FemCab 2009
Nightwood Theatre's cabaret show of music, comedy, theatre, and dance honouring International Women's Day. Appearances by Marina Nemat, comedienne Maggie Cassella, dancer Peggy Baker, dub poet d'bi.young, Coco Love Alcorn, and other talented women. Teresa Pavlinek and Shoshana Sperling co-host.
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street W.
8-11 pm / $28 cabaret, $63 dinner + cabaret
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