Radar: April 8th, 2009
MUSIC | Thunderheist In-Store
A non-perishable food item in exchange for a free show by Thunderheist? That gets me excited enough to shake my booty beside the discount vinyl. Watch the video above to get you in the mood, too.
Sonic Boom, 512 Bloor Street West. (416) 532-0334.
7pm / Donate a non-perishable food item
ART | Future Bikes
A group art show to raise awareness of cycling and its beautiful benefits, featuring artists Leveson Cocarell, Cotey Pope, Andrew Quagliariello, and Rachel Stark. Opening reception tonight with music by DJs Weed, Fields, and Gibbs. Runs to May 5th. Also, in the spirit of the two-wheel revolution, there'll be a pre-party cycle meeting in Trinity Bellwoods at 430pm and free bike valet at the door.
Steam Whistle Brewery Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Boulevard. (416) 362-2337 x 246.
6-11pm, 430pm pre-party cycle / FREE
ART | The Communism of Forms
The Communism of Forms: Sound + Image + Time is an evolving video exhibition on the Strategy of Music Videos. The exhibition is split between the Art Gallery of York U and Red Bull 381 downtown, but only the AGYU portion opens tonight. Downtowners can jump on the Performance Bus at OCAD for a free trip and Steve Reinke's in-trip audio interpretation of Mike Hoolboom's early filmwork.
AGYU, Accolade East Building, York University.
Performance Bus leaves at 6pm from OCAD, 100 McCaul Street.
6-9pm / FREE
MUSIC | World Inferno Friendship Society
If you hate "the man" and like your music high-energy, the methinks you'll like the WIFS. If not, go anyway. This large group of punk-cabaret musicians certainly put on one hell of a show. The Delinquints open.
Horseshoe Tavern. 370 Queen Street W. (416) 598-4753.
9pm / $10 advance, $12 doors
STAGE | Rum and Vodka
After some hefty critical applause at Toronto Fringe Festival 2008, Cart/Horse Theatre returns with Conor McPherson's Rum and Vodka, a tale of a Dublin man's fall from grace.
The Cameron House, 408 Queen Street W. (416) 703-0811.
8pm / $20
WORDS | Lit Lunch: Elizabeth Abbott and Kenneth Whyte
Part of Keep Toronto Reading's noon-hour series to keep you, well, reading. Today's guests include a discussion with Elizabeth Abbott with Sugar: A Bittersweet History and Kenneth Whyte with The Uncrowned King. Limited lunch bags available for $5.
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street.
1230-1pm / FREE
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