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Weekend Radar: April 18th + 19th, 2009

Photo: "Between Here and Nirvana" by gabrioladude, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Toronto events on the Radar for the weekend of APRIL 18th + 19th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

MUSIC | Record Store Day
Just a reminder to get out and support your local record store: shops citywide mark the occasion with special releases, discount sales, giveaways, and in-store concerts, including Rock Plaza Central and Great Bloomers at Criminal Records (6pm) and a sweet line-up at Sonic Boom Records (4pm).
Sonic Boom, 512 Bloor Street W.
Criminal Records, 493 Queen Street W.
all day / FREE

PARTY | Buy Design 6: In Space
Put on your sparkly minis and intergalactic space pants for the 6th annual dress-up party in support of Windfall Clothing Service. Raise themed cocktail glasses, dance, and make your best bid at the silent auction.
The Fermenting Cellar, Toronto's Distillery Historic District.
8pm / $75

FILM | Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Covering genres from straight-up dramas to musicals, the Toronto Jewish Film Festival opens tonight with María Victori Menis' Camera Obscura. Program runs to April 26th.
see website for location and times

ART | Jim Bourke: The Portrait Painted
Jim Bourke's expressive portrait series opens this afternoon and runs to April 26th.
Propeller Centre for the Arts, 984 Queen Street W. (416) 504-7142.
2-6pm / FREE

FASHION | $2 Clothing Sale
$2 clothing? I can't even find good chocolate that cheap. Join deal hunters and fight for men's, women's, and children's clothing, all for two smackers.
Walmer Centre, 188 Lowther Avenue.
10-4pm / FREE

HEALTH | Total Health Show 2009
A weekend conference on conscious living, under the umbrella theme of "Our Food, Our Earth and Our Communities". Speakers include Robert Bateman, Vandana Shiva, PhD, Shiv Chopra, PhD,and Sally Fallon Morell.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street W.
SA-SU 10-9pm / $10-40

MUSIC + WORDS | Toronto Zine Library Fundraiser Show
Cognate presents a DIY fundraiser for the Toronto Zine Library, with music by We Were Former, Tonnn, and Andre Theriault. Bring some spare change, too, because there'll be zines n' tasty vegan baked goods for sale. All ages.
69 Buy The Pound, 1234 Bloor Street W.
8pm doors / $5

MUSIC + PARTY | Vitaminsforyou CD Release Party
A combo live-music-meets-dance-party night, starting with a CD release party for Vitaminsforyou, appearing with a full band. Stop Die Resuscitate and Politique open. Monthly dance party Lipstick, Cherry follows, with resident DJ Pammm and guest DJ (yes, he returns) Vitaminsforyou.
The Drake,1150 Queen Street West. (416) 531-5042.
8pm / $5

COMEDY | Nubian Disciples All Black Comedy Revue 15th Year Anniversary
The Nubian Disciples celebrate their 15th birthday with comedians Keith Pedro, John Avery, Gilson Lubin, Arther Simeon, Sterling Scott, Trixx, and Mark Trinidad.
Yuk Yuk's, 224 Richmond Street W.
830pm / $15

FASHION | Guess? by Marciano Warehouse Sale
Stock up on discounted jeans, tops, and accessories at the Guess? by Marciano warehouse sale. Also featuring threads by G-Star Raw, Firetrap, English Laundry, Lucky Brand, and more.
Toronto International Centre Hall 4, 6900 Airport Road.
11-7pm / FREE

FILM | Sprockets Film Festival

The international film festival for children -- and children-at-heart -- is back with a week-long run at various cinemas across town.
see website for locations + times

MUSIC | Hibiscus + Rosehips Folk Charity Tea Party
Resistor Gallery presents a CD release party to raise funds for The Hibiscus Fund For Hope. With performances by Luxury Pond, Snowblink, The Youngest, Owl Eyes, Erin Lang and Jesse Smith, and a bake sale to keep you occupied between sets.
The Resistor Gallery, 284 College Street, 2nd Floor. (416) 849 3975.
1-6pm / $8

WORDS | This Is Not A Reading Series: James Maskalyk
Médecins Sans Frontières doc James Maskalyk speaks with journalist Avril Benoit about his field experiences, documented in new book Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village. All proceeds go to support Médecins Sans Frontières.
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street W.
5pm, doors 4pm / PWYC

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