Radar: March 6th, 2009
Events on the Radar for FRIDAY, MARCH 6th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
Aw, Toronto, it's your 175th birfday... and you're still as virile as ever. Happy big one.
FESTIVAL | Toronto 175 Celebrations
Blow out the candles and party at City Hall! Day-long birthday festivities feature musical performances, a mock 1834 debate between the Tories and Reformers, and film screenings, including Let's All Hate Toronto. For schedule info, see www.toronto.ca.
City Hall, 100 Queen Street W.
12-9pm / FREE
FESTIVAL | Lit City: Toronto Stories, Toronto Settings
Partnered with Toronto 175 is Lit City, a three-month literary festival, celebrating storytellers and those who use the city as a literary backdrop. Activities include author readings, literary walking tours, book launches, panel discussions, and -- this weekend only -- FREE entrance to Toronto's Historic Sites. For schedule and participating sites, see www.toronto.ca. Runs to the weekend of Doors Open, May 23-24.
DANCE | DanceWorks: Lola Dance's Provincial Essays
Vancouver dancer Lola MacLaughlin presents a piece for five dancers, analyzing modern society and its relationship with the natural world. And psst, no Bjork swan outfits in sight.
Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West.
8pm / $28, $18 students, seniors + CADA
MUSIC | Sebastian Grainger + The Mountains at The Horseshoe
If you're wondering why the sidewalks near Queen and Spadina are rupturing, thank Sebastian Grainger and The Mountains, who bring their energy-infused rawk to the Horseshoe. Flash Lightnin' and Birthday Boys open.
Horseshoe Tavern. 370 Queen Street W, (416) 598-4753.
10pm / $10.50 advance, $12 doors
PARTY | Daddy Done Dicked Me Dirty
50% concert and 110% good times, the folks at Primary Colors throw another crazy get-together with some of indie dance-punk-rap's finest, including Juiceboxxx, Teengirl Fantasy, and Romo Roto.
Rolly's Garage, 124 Ossington Avenue.
9pm / $8 before 11
PARTY | Tight Knit's 2 Year Anniversary at Augusta House
The Tight Knit DJs celebrate their 2nd anniversary with the launch of a new monthly dance fest at Augusta House, featuring DJ Mansion.
Augusta House, 152A Augusta Avenue.
10pm / $5 before 12am
STAGE | Le Cyc: a Graphic Novel Bike Opera
Blend together an 8-piece orchestra, a vocalist, and 350+ graphic novel illustrations, and presto: Le Cyc... A delicious audio-visual political satire about a bike-powered world.
Tranzac Southern Cross Lounge, 292 Brunswick Avenue.
930pm show, 9pm doors / $8
For full listings, head on over to our events calendar.
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