Radar: April 17th, 2009
Toronto events on the Radar for FRIDAY, APRIL 17th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
FOOD | 2nd Annual Brewers Plate
A dinner of local edibles, designed by chefs from Cowbell, Gladstone, Jamie Kennedy, La Palette, Rebel House, and Veritas, with six local craft breweries providing liquid encouragement for the evening. Nom nom nom.
Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
630pm doors / $97
PARTY | Hip-Hop Karaoke
Stop annoying your friends and bring your rhyme-reciting talents to people who care, at Hip-Hop Karaoke. Study the song list, and get there early for some mic action.
Revival, 783 College Street.
9pm doors / $5 before 11pm, $10 after
MUSIC | Woodhands and The Carps
Indie electronica duos Woodhands and The Carps headline Steam Whistle's musical showcase, with Creature, Golden Girls, and DJs Famous Players rounding out the bill.
Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street.
9pm / $10
ART | Photopia
Gallery 44's spring art show and sale opens tonight, with live entertainment by the Charlie Finlay Trio. A $10 lottery ticket could land you some pretty decent prizes, too. Exhibit and sale runs to April 25th.
Gallery 44, 401 Richmond Street W.
7-10pm / FREE
COMEDY | Norm Macdonald at Yuk Yuk's
Deadpan SNLer and Bell beaver guy Norm Macdonald hits Yuk Yuk's for two nights of sarcasm and a lot of mischievous grinning. Let's hope he brings a pack of gum for his Burt Reynolds imitation.
Yuk Yuk's, 224 Richmond Street W. (416) 967-6425.
MUSIC | Neko Case
Alt-country indie sweetheart Ms. Case will fill Trinity-St. Paul with goosebumps over the next two nights. Keep tabs on your Craigslist RSS feed for tickets, because the gig's, not surprisingly, sold out.
Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street W.
7pm / $35
PARTY | Saddle Up's 2nd Anniversary
Cheer on two years of honky tonk and ol' country at Saddle Up's birthday shindig, with cheap beer and drinks that'll have you stumblin' back home with whiskey-covered spurs.
Canadian Corps Hall, 201 Niagara Street.
1030pm / $5
STAGE | Closer
A play about complicated relationships (read: sex, sex, sex). No Natalie Portmans or Clive Owens in this one, but it'll be disturbing just the same. Runs to May 2nd.
Alumnae Theatre. 70 Berkeley Street, (416) 364-4170.
8pm / $20
WORDS | Diaspora Dialogues
As part of Lit City, Toronto Public Library's Palmerston branch hosts the first of four Friday Nights: Diaspora Dialogues events, with fiction by Priscila Uppal and Michelle Da Cruz, non-fiction by Martha Baillie, spoken word by Amani, and Comedy by Fade to Brown.
Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Avenue.
7pm / FREE
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Photo: "Brewer's Plate" by photosapience, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.
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