Radar: May 1st, 2009

"So Human" - Lady Sovereign

Events on Toronto's Radar for FRIDAY, MAY 1st, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

ART | CONTACT Photography Festival
1000 local and international photographers exhibit in Toronto's famed month-long festival celebrating the still image. With so many exhibitions, artist talks, and workshops to name, you'll just have to check out the website yourself and plan accordingly. Launch party tonight at MOCCA (952 Queen Street W).
various locations
MOSTLY FREE

COMEDY | Bad Dog's 6th Anniversary: Supertroupes of Comedy
The city's most popular comedy troupes raise some laughter and funds for Bad Dog on its 6th birthday. Shows tonight and tomorrow, with The Chumps, The Get Ready For It Experience, Slap Happy, and Impromptu Splendor performing this evening.
Bad Dog Theatre, 138 Danforth Avenue. (416) 491-3115.
8pm, 10pm / $12-15

MUSIC | Lady Sovereign at Lee's
UK's electro-hip-hopper Lady Sovereign may talk tough, but her music transforms crowds into bubbly, squealing, life-loving partiers.
Lee's Palace. 529 Bloor Street W, (416) 532-1598.
9pm / $20

ART | Beach Studio Tour
23 artists open up their studio doors to the public, offering visual goodies ranging from sculptures to paintings and jewelery. See website for a one-page guide and locations.
Woodbine to Victoria Park Avenue in The Beach.
6-9pm, SA 10-6pm, SU 11-6pm / FREE

FASHION | The Clothing Show
For all your clothing and accessory needs, with sample sales, vintage threads, a men's section, and runway shows throughout the weekend. Runs to May 3rd.
The Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place.
3-9pm, SA 11-9pm, SU 11-7pm / $8-10

LECTURE | Sally Armstrong at Toronto Reference Library
Host Valerie Pringle interviews human rights activist Sally Armstrong, who speaks on Moral Courage: The Power to Speak Out. Music by Lorraine Segato (Parachute Club).
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. (416) 393-7131.
730-845pm / FREE

MUSIC | C'mon + Pride Tiger at Horseshoe
C'mon teams up with Pride Tiger for a double-header of rawk. Fiftywatthead opens.
Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street W.
10pm / $10

STAGE | Crosscurrents Festival
Factory Theatre celebrates our country's diversity with a 10-day festival showcasing playwrights of colour. Opens tonight with Ali and Ali 7: The Deportation Hearings.
Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street. (416) 966-1062.
8pm / $15-31

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