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Weekend Radar: March 28th + 29th, 2009

Toronto events on the Radar for the weekend of MARCH 28th + 29th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

ENVIRONMENT | Earth Hour Candlelight Walks
Green 13 leads three candlelight walks in High Park, Bloor West Village, and the Junction, followed by a community reception at Runnymede United Church.
High Park - Nature Centre, 745pm.
Bloor West Village - Bloor Street West and Jane Street, 830pm.
The Junction - Dundas Street West and Keele Street, 830pm.
Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Road, 930pm.
745pm / FREE

ENVIRONMENT | Earth Hour at the Ontario Science Centre
The OSC throws an outdoor party with native storytelling, African drumming, telescope observing, and more earth hour-y activities.
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills. (416) 696-1000.
8-10pm / FREE

ENVIRONMENT | Earth Hour at Nathan Phillips Square
A free all-ages concert hosted by the World Wildlife Fund and the City of Toronto. Performers include Suzie McNeil, Crash Parallel, Karl Wolf, The Matt York Band, and Samba Squad.
Nathan Phillips Square. 100 Queen Street W.
7-930pm / FREE

DESIGN | Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament
The NYC-based digital design competition comes to Toronto, tossing the city's best 2D, 3D, and motion designers onstage for a live design tournament.
Sound Academy, 11 Polson Street.
730pm, doors 630pm / $15 online, $20 doors

FASHION | Sample + Wardrobe Sale
New and lightly used designer, basics & vintage women's clothes, shoes and & accessories, including threads by Marc by Marc, Club Monaco, BCBG, and H&M.
97 Niagara Street.
12-6pm / $5-10 bucks and up

FILM | CinĂŠfranco Festival
Fly away to distant lands in a full week of Francophone cinema. Those of you who flunked high school French can breathe a sigh of relief: all films are subtitled in English. Guests through the festival include Vera Belmont (Surviving with Wolves), Fabien Onteniente (Disco), and Luc Picard (Babine). Runs to April 5th.
Royal Cinema, 608 College Street.
$10, $8.50 students + seniors

FILM | Nikkei Flix Monthly Series
The monthly series of films written, produced, and directed by Japanese North Americans kicks off with Caught in Between, a documentary about Japanese- and Muslim-American alliances who fight civil rights abuses post-9/11.
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court.

MUSIC | Howie Beck In-store
Underappreciated singer, songwriter, and Jason-Collett-producer Howie Beck performs selections from his new album, How To Fall Down In Public.
Soundscapes, 572 College Street. (416) 537-1620.
7pm / FREE

MUSIC | Themselves at Sneaky Dee's
Experimental hip-hoppers Themselves (DoseOne and Jel) hit Sneaky's with eclectic Baltimore electronic artist Cex. Early show.
Sneaky Dee's, 431 College Street. (416) 603-3090.
8pm / $7

PARTY | Panic - The Ultimate Retro Birthday Party
Join Panic and DJ Lazarus to celebrate six years of Saturday night retro music. Hey, when you're drunk, you can never hear "Tainted Love" too many times.
Basement, 178 Bathurst Street.
10pm / $5 before 11pm, $10 after

STAGE | Opera To Go
A series of mini-operas, directed by Tom Diamond and music direction by Wayne Strongman. Program include comedies The Virgin Charlie, One Lump Or Two, The Perfect Screw, and suspense drama My Mother's Ring.
Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West.
SA 8pm, SU 3pm / $25-40, $20 students + arts workers

ART | Does This Ring A Bell?
Georgette Peters presents a photographic study of whimsical bicycle bells and urban bike culture. Includes performance of Bicycle Revolution cantastoria by Clay & Paper Theatre at 330pm and 430pm.
Side Space Gallery, 1080 St. Clair Avenue W.
3-6pm / FREE

COMEDY | Neil Bansil's The Most Races Show on Earth!
5th annual multicultural comedy show returns to the Panasonic Theatre, with 10 international comedians of various backgrounds. Comedians include Gina Brillon, Cory Fernandez, and Arthur Simeon. Hosted by Cory "Zooman" Miller.
Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street.
7pm, 930pm / $35, $30 students

MUSIC | Junior Boys at Mod Club
Hamilton's Junior Boys play a second night at the Mod Club, with UK's Max Tundra opening.
The Mod Club. 722 College Street, (416) 588-4MOD.
8pm / $19 advance

MUSIC | Toronto Downtown Record Show
A gathering of vinyl, CDs, tour programs, and slobbering, wide-eyed music fans.
Estonian House Banquet Hall, 958 Broadview Avenue.
11-4pm / $5

PARTY | Cadillac Lounge: New + Improved Grand Re-Opening
An official grand re-opening party to celebrate the Caddy's new wraparound bar. Local musical institutions The Royal Crowns, The Frizelles, and Ancient Chinese Secret play, with free hors d'ouevres and giveaways to keep you there throughout the night. RSVP to
Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen Street W. (416) 536-7717.
7pm / FREE

STAGE | Cirque-tacular + the Seven Deadly Sins
Cirque-Tacular & the Seven Deadly Sins, a performance set of aerial arts, and fire and dance performances, supports the Canadian Spinal Research Organization and ex-circus performer Carolyn Pioro.
Sound Academy, 1 Polson Street.
230pm show, 1230pm lunch / $50 show, $150 with lunch

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