Radar: April 21st, 2009
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Events on the Toronto Radar for TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
COMEDY | Flight of the Conchords
Take two charming guys with accents, pop 'em in a few comedy festivals, set up an HBO show, and presto: comedic heart-throb du jour, Flight of the Conchords. They'll be here for two nights, with their series co-star Eugene Mirman opening the show.
Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street.
8pm / $49.50
FASHION | [FAT] Toronto Alternative Fashion Week
The Distillery District hosts four nights of alternative fashion, with fashion designers, visual artists, musicians, and performers. Opens tonight with a show that explores the theme of "home".
Fermenting Cellar, The Distillery District, 55 Mill Street, Building 58, Suite 200.
6pm / $20 day, $55 week
MEDIA | Kidnapped, Threatened, Under Fire
Recent hostage and CBC reporter Melissa Fung joins Lisa LaFlamme (CTV) and Derek Stoffel (CBC) to speak about the journalist experience in Afghanistan. Moderated by Sally Armstrong. Attendees must register in advance.
George Ignatieff Theatre. 15 Devonshire Place.
6pm / FREE
COMEDY | Sketch Wars
New show Sketch Wars premieres tonight, with troupes The Polecats, Hawkmail, punchDRYSDALE, and FUN100 competing for the love of judges Paul Bellini (Kids in the Hall) and Bob Kerr (This Hour Has 22 Minutes). Hosted by Craig Brown.
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street W. (647) 898-5324.
8pm, 730pm doors / $5
DANCE | Accidents Happen
Jenn Goodwin directs Sarah Doucet and Brendan Jensen in a multimedia dance piece about split-second decisions and their consequences. Part of the free noon-hour performance series.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street W. (416) 363-8231.
12pm / FREE
LECTURE | Unique Lives + Experiences: Diane Keaton
Though her recent movie selections are a bit questionable, Diane Keaton will always be the great Annie Hall to me. See her speak about her life in and out of Hollywood, as part of the Unique Lives and Experiences speaking series.
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street.
730pm / $43-85
MUSIC | Kings of Leon
Recent Grammy winners Kings of Leon tour in support of their latest album Only By the Night. Better yet, their openers are NYC's The Walkmen. Sizzle.
Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street. (416) 870-8000.
7pm doors / $34.50 advance
STAGE | The Madness of the Square
A play based on the survivors from the Tienanmen Square massacre, by Governor's General Award nominated playwright Marjorie Chan. Opens tonight and runs to May 3rd.
Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street. (416) 966-1062.
WORDS | Curiosities
Bookthug presents a night of stand-out literary performances, with Michael V. Smith's Body of Text, Adam Seelig's play Talking Masks, and Elizabeth Bachinsky's Curio.
Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue. (416) 840-0501.
830pm, 8pm doors / FREE
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