Nuit Blanche 2008

Weekend Radar: April 11th + 12th, 2009

Toronto events on the Radar for the weekend of APRIL 11th + 12th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

ART + FILM | Closing Night Gala: Cloud Eye Control + Ammo Factory
A joint presentation by Images Festival and Wavelength Music Series, the final Live images event features multimedia performances by artists Ammo Factory with The Voice Over and Cloud Eye Control with Final Space and Subterranean Heart.
The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen Street W.
9pm / $15, $12 students + seniors

STAGE | Biblical Burlesque
Skin Tight Outta Sight's burlesque crew shares the stage with Boylesque TO, Leifaroni Harmsini, Billie Black from Les Coquettes, The Professor, and a special appearance by Satan, in honour of the special holiday. Keith Cole hosts, with DJ Triple X providing some sexy music.
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street W.
930pm, 9pm doors / $18 advance, $25 doors

FASHION | Vintage Sample Sale
Hop in a time machine and get all chic-ed up with rare vintage goodies and samples by Jack + Marjorie, NaMoDa, and oldkul.
1947 Dundas Street W, Studio B3.
1-8pm / FREE

ART | All Over The Map
A joint show by mixed media artist Anne Haessel and photographer Michael Toole, inspired by their travels around the world. Jealousy ensues.
Studio Vogue Gallery, 274 Avenue Road.
7-9pm / FREE

COMEDY | Hawkmail: Doing It For Chair-ity
The Imponderables' Eric Toth hosts a comedy soiree, raising funds to purchase new Comedy Bar chairs. Get it -- CHAIR-ity? A-ha ha ha ha ha. Really, though, it should be funny, with Punch Drysdale, The Riot, Alex Nussbaum, and headliners Hawkmail in the line-up.
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor West. (647) 898-5324.
10pm / $15

OTHER | Ossington Night Market
Taking the term "garage sale" literally, Rolly's Garage hosts a local artists' night market, with cheap drinks, music by The Remix Project grads, and an open mic waiting for you.
Rolly's Garage, 124 Ossington Avenue.
6pm-12am / FREE

STAGE | Simon Boccanegra
Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra returns after 20 years to launch the Canadian Opera Company's spring season. Baritone Paolo Gavanelli and Tamara Wilson star in this political Italian opera about a man's rise to power. Runs to May 24th.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street W.
730pm / $60-290

SUNDAY, APRIL 12th
COMEDY | Laugh Sabbath's Very Easterly Talent Show
Laugh off the Easter dinner calories with Katie Crown, Levi MacDougall, Kurt Smeaton, Andrew Johnston, Robert Dayton, Randy Hughes, and The Williamson Playboys. James Hartnett hosts.
Rivoli, 334 Queen Street W. (416) 596-1908.
9pm / $5

MUSIC | Wavelengths 458
London folk-rockers Olenka + The Autumn Lovers headline this week's Wavelength Music Series, with The Thing Is, and Tight Ship. With DJ Doc Pickles.
Sneaky Dee's, 431 College Street. (416) 603-3090.
9pm / PWYC ($5-10 suggested)

POLITICS | Shine A Light On Darfur
While the genocide in Darfur goes on, Torontonians come together for the annual candlelight vigil, with speakers Hon. Irwin Cotler and Sgt. Debbie Bodkin, and musical guests.
Queen's Park.
7-9pm / FREE

OTHER | Beach Easter Parade
Try not to knock over any children as you clamour for free chocolates at the annual Beaches Lions' Easter parade along Queen East.
Queen + Victoria Park to Woodbine Avenue.
2pm / FREE

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