Weekend Radar: April 25th + 26th, 2009

Events on Toronto's Radar for the weekend of APRIL 25th + 26th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

MUSIC | Great Lake Swimmers at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tony Dekker and his gang coo sweet somethings into your ears, featuring a bunch of new songs from the recently released Lost Channels.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes' Boulevard.
8pm / $20 advance

FASHION | Elle Fashion and Beauty Event
The tastemakers behind Elle Canada take over the swanky Carlu with a fashion show, workshops, and tons of shopping in the day, with the Toronto Fashion Incubator Gala Night fundraiser and new labels competition at night.
The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor.
10-5pm show, 6-10pm fundraiser / $35-255

ART | Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts
A multi-disciplinary arts festival raising a glass to working class culture. Features political poster artist (and UTNE Magazine-celebrated) Favianna Rodriguez, who opens her exhibit at the Toronto Free Gallery (1277 Bloor Street West), 330pm. Festival runs to April 3rd.
various locations
see website for price info

ENVIRONMENT | Community Clean-up Day
Though the City suggests you sign up to participate, that doesn't mean you get off scot-free. Use your common sense, do your share, and help make the city look sparkly clean (or at least resist littering).
Your place
FREE

FASHION | Clothing Swap Party
Pass on gently used items and get some new pieces in their place. Men's and women's clothing available, with seamstresses on hand to help alter some of your finds.
St. Stephens-in-the-Fields Church, 103 Bellevue Avenue.
11-2pm / $8-13

PARTY | Shout Out Out Out Out at Lee's Palace
Edmonton dance kings Shout Out Out Out Out prove that that two drummers are sometimes better than one and some men can kick pretty high without any side effects. The Cansecos open.
Lee's Palace, 529 Bloor Street W. (416) 532-1598.
9pm / $15 advance

PARTY | Footwork 4th Anniversary Footwork 4 Year Anniversary
Footwork keeps the perspiration and pick-up lines going at its fourth birthday, with Luke Fair and an opening set by Lee Osborne.
FOOTWORK, 425 Adelaide Street W.
10pm / $15

TECHNOLOGY | FITC Toronto 2009
A design and technology festival encouraging community within the Canadian interactive industry. Talks, parties, and geeky inspiration start today and run to April 28th.
Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond Street W.
$125-999

WORDS | Poetry Slam Finals Night
This poetry slam final will put boring, rhyming couplets to shame. Featuring poets Shane Koyczan and Mike McGee.
Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas Street W.
6pm / $20

SUNDAY, APRIL 26th
ART | Outside the Lines
Designer and technologist Joshua Davis visits Function13 Store and Gallery, showcasing his prints from Outside the Lines, as well as his line of paper goods and accessories. First 50 through the door get a free gift.
Function13 Gallery, 156 Augusta Avenue.
630-9pm / FREE

COMEDY | The Subway Series
See a mash-up of sketch comedy as the Sketchersons and Ghost Jail trade formats and venues for one night. Cover includes shirt, subway token, and both shows.
Clinton's, 693 Bloor St West. (416) 535-9541.
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor West. (647) 898-5324.
730pm / $15

DANCE | International Dance Day
Yonge-Dundas Square gets some serious action after a long, empty winter. The public space transforms into a dance paradise, with performances and workshops, where you can learn a few steps from the pros.
Yonge-Dundas Square.
1-5pm / FREE

MUSIC | Wale at Mod Club
Hip-hop artist Wale brings his Attention Deficit Tour to Toronto. On stage with the UCB Go-Go Band, with Colin Munroe and DJ Mensa opening.
The Mod Club. 722 College Street, (416) 588-4MOD.
9pm / $16 advance

MUSIC | Outside the Box Fundraiser
Pave the way for our future K-OSes and Broken Social Scenes with a concert fundraiser for Outside the Box, a non-profit encouraging musical education for children. With musical performances by Public, Morning Electric, and Tin Star Orphans. You must RSVP to attend: outsidetheboxtoronto@gmail.com. Whippersnapper Gallery, 587A College Street.
830pm / by donation

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