Feeding the Grid

Radar: April 15th, 2009

Toronto events on the Radar for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

ART OPENING | Art'd: Robin Luoma
Abstract-pop painter, silk screener, and Crystal Castles/Ad-Rock-supported Robin Luoma presents her paintings at Czehoski. Opening reception tonight. Runs to April 24th.
Czehoski, 678 Queen Street W.
9pm / FREE

MUSIC | Elliott Brood with The Perpetrators
Alt-rockers Elliott Brood and The Perpetrators play everybody's favourite Ossington hangout, with all proceeds going towards cancer research.
Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Avenue. (416) 850-4579.
9pm / $20

LECTURE | Jamie's Area Symposium: Dating
Jamie's Area hosts a night about dating, with guests Chris Dupuis, Emma Healey, Aaron Kopff, Kathleen Phillips, and Chandler Levack in discussion with her granny Gemma Fischer. A group Q+A follows. Lay down on some blankets and analyze the dating game with folks who think about it just as much as you do.
Jamie's Area, 193 Augusta Avenue.
8pm / PWYC

ART + LECTURE | Sarah Thornton: Seven Days In The Artworld
Art historian Sarah Thornton speaks about her Sunday-Times-acclaimed book Seven Days In The Artworld, giving us the nitty gritty on the international contemporary art world.
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W.
7pm / $18, $12 students

ENVIRONMENT | The Show Must Not Go On
Dr. Rob Shumaker, Director of Orangutan Research, speaks about animal rights and the migration of Hollywood orangutans to the Great Ape Trust of Iowa.
George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place.
7pm / $15

FILM | Reelworld Film Festival
The annual film festival celebrating diversity opens tonight with a gala screening of Giancarlo Esposito's Gospel Hill, starring Danny Glover, Angela Basset, Julia Stiles, and Esposito himself.
Cineplex Odeon Carlton, 20 Carlton Street.
730pm / $20 gala

FILM | Doc Soup: Living In Emergency
Doc Soup season ends with Mark Hopkins' Living In Emergency, about MÊdecins Sans Frontières aid work and the emotional impact it has on the staff in the field. A limited number of free tickets are available for students at the 915pm screening on a first-come, first-serve basis (beginning at 530pm).
Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street W. (416) 516-2331.
630pm, 915pm / $12

WORDS | Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Glen Downie, Geoff Dyer, Kathryn Stockett
Anne Hines hosts a night of buzz authors, including poet Glen Downie and novelists Geoff Dyer and Kathryn Stockett.
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre. 235 Queens Quay W.
730pm / $8

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