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Radar: April 24th, 2009

Photo: "The Power Plant" by Travis Snelling, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Events on Toronto's Radar for FRIDAY, APRIL 24th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

PARTY | Earth Day Loft Party: Fashion Takes Action
An open-bar Earth Day celebration with a live eco-design challenge and DJ sets by Brendan Canning from Broken Social Scene, Dirty Dale, Andycapp, and Dali. And just in case your eyes skimmed that first bit: OPEN BAR.
Burroughes Building Penthouse Loft, 639 Queen Street W.
9pm / $50, $40 advance

AWARDS | Feminist Porn Awards
As previously reported by Chandra, the Feminist Porn Awards take place tonight, honouring the hottest and sexiest in the industry. With guests Raging Asian Women, Coco la Creme, Daddy K and the Rhythm Method, and DJ Nik Red, and host Deb "Dirk" Pearce.
Berkeley Church, 315 Queen Street E.
9pm / $12-18

COMEDY | Sketch Does... Stand-up?
Our city's prominent sketch comedians flex their stand-up muscles, with members of The Williamson Playboys, Second City, The Doo Wops, and The Imponderables taking the stage solo. Hosted by Chris Gibbs from The Power of Ignorance.
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West. (647) 898-5324.
10pm / $5

ART + PARTY | Sorry Mom!
Art by Peter Harte, SKIM, Robin Lacambra, Anda tron, and more and musical entertainment by The Stop Die DJs & Geoff Snack. (Get there before 10pm for the $2 drinks.) Exhibit runs to April 30th.
Rolly's Garage, 124 Ossington Avenue.
7-10pm opening, 10pm dance / FREE

ENVIRONMENT | Green Living Show 2009
Companies hawk their eco-friendly goodies in the 3rd annual consumer show promoting the green lifestyle. Runs to April 26th.
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes Boulevard.
SA 10-9pm, SU 10-6pm / $8-30

FILM | Milk at OISE
Check out Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in Gus Van Sant's acclaimed Oscar-buzz film. Group discussion on gay rights follows.
OISE, 252 Bloor W. 416-535-8779.
7pm / $2

FILM + PARTY | Inside Out Festival Launch + Silent Auction
A fundraising soiree for Inside Out, the annual queer film festival, hosted by Adamo Ruggiero. Includes festival trailers, dancing, and music by DJ Cozmic Cat and SIQUEMU.
Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street W.
7pm / FREE

MUSIC | Bell Orchestre
Montreal's Bell Orchestre shed their Arcade Fire/Snailhouse affiliations for a moment, with some super lush and smart instrumental signatures of their own. With Colin Stetson.
The Courthouse, 57 Adelaide Street.
8pm / $15 advance, $18 doors

WORDS | Toronto: International Festival of Poetry of Resistance
Poetry and readings supporting the fight against the Cuban Five's imprisonment in the US. Various venues throughout the city, with opening gala tonight at Innis Town Hall. Runs to April 30th.
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue.
7pm / FREE

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