Weekend Radar: April 4th + 5th, 2009
Toronto events on the Radar for the weekend of APRIL 4th + 5th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
FILM | Images Festival
Independent film, video, installations, performances, and new media for the artsy non-linear thinker in you. Today's features include guided walking tours of the 401 Richmond galleries from 2-5pm and a free Off-screen Launch Party at Xpace, 1030pm. Runs to April 11th. For more information, see the Images' website.
various prices + times
MUSIC | Daps All-Ages Volume II
An all-ages afternoon garage party with (newly added! whoo-hoo!) guests The Whitsundays, and the original line-up of Bonjay, Kat Burns, Boxes + Bags, and Pixelators... and $2 grilled cheese. Nom nom nom.
Rolly's Garage, 124 Ossington Avenue.
1230-430pm / $8
ART | Adrian Hayles' Ghetto Blastah
Opening reception for works by illustrator and graphic designer Adrian Hayles. DJ Sawtay of CR8APES spins music all night.
sleeping giant gallery, 789 Dundas Street W.
8pm / FREE
COMEDY | The Laff Jam
The 2nd comedy Laff Jam, with proceeds going to Serving Charity, a program providing food and shelter to the poor. With Patrick Hayes, Dave Bath, Quinn Martin, Pio Modi, and more. Jeremy Johnson hosts.
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue.
9pm / $15 advance, $20 door
FASHION | One Of A Kind Spring Show And Sale
Going to The One of a Kind Show and Sale means I'll walk out with a million cute purses and bags I don't really need. Make me jealous and go nuts on my behalf. Tons of unique crafts, fashions, jewellery, and decorative trinkets, too. Ends Sunday.
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Boulevard.
SA 10-9pm, SU 10-6pm / $12, $10 advance, $6.50 seniors + students, FREE under 12
OTHER | Dakota Picnic
Lovers of the Dakota's Sunday Bluegrass Brunch: add Saturday to your weekend itinerary, when the Dakota Picnic gets into full swing. The Foggy Hogtown Boys provide the soundtrack for an afternoon of nibbles.
Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Avenue. (416) 850-4579.
MUSIC | Dr. Dog at Lee's
Dr. Dog and Cave Singers bring some ridiculously light and summery indie pop to the Annex.
Lee's Palace. 529 Bloor Street W, (416) 532-1598.
9pm / $13.50
PARTY | 2nd Annual Cruisin' For a Bruisin' 50's Night
Cadillac's 2nd Annual 50's Night has DJ Reverend Throwdown drowning the crowds in '50s vinyl, dance lessons from Bee's Knee's dance studio (9-10pm), burlesque by Saint Stella, and prizes for the best dancers and best dressed attendees. Elvis may also be in the building for a post-death performance. Proceeds go to the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen Street W. (416) 536-7717.
8pm / $10 advance, $15 door
PARTY | Tempo 3 Year with Someone Else
Tempo celebrates its third birthday with Someone Else (Sean O' Neal) and Arthur Oskan.
Basement, 245 Carlaw Avenue.
10pm / $15 before 11:30
SUNDAY, APRIL 5th
COMEDY | Sunday Night Live!
Comedy Bar's local twist on Saturday Night Live, with host Jim Annan and musical guest Peter Van Helvoort of Ulysses and the Siren.
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor West. (647) 898-5324.
9pm / $8
FASHION | Take Your Clothes Off: Group Vintage Sale
To those people whining about their boring wardrobe, put talk into action and check out the group spring vintage threads at 107 Shaw.
107 Shaw Gallery, 107 Shaw Street.
11-7pm / FREE
FILM | Film Buff Sundays
Relax with other film lovers and enjoy some old classics: Fritz Lang's thriller Man Hunt (1941) and Thorold Dickinson's terrorist piece Secret People (1952).
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue.
2pm / $15
MUSIC | Death Cab For Cutie
With Cold War Kids and Ra Ra Riot on the bill, it's no wonder this gig is sold out. Doesn't mean you hardcore concert types can't fight your way in or hope someone's friend is standing at the door trying to get rid of their ticket. Good luck.
Sound Academy, 1 Polson Street.
7pm, 630pm doors / $40.50
SPORTS | Oldtimers Hockey Challenge
A bunch of old guys, including famous NHL legends Paul Coffey and Glenn Anderson, duke it out to support Special Olympics Ontario. Public skate before the game.
Ricoh Coliseum, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Boulevard.
1pm / $20
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Photo: "Biker On Bloor Street" by Miguel Navarrete, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.
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