Radar: May 8th, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for FRIDAY, MAY 8th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
WORDS | The Globe and Mail Open House Festival
Words, ideas, fact, and fiction collide in support of PEN Canada, with leading writers and thinkers featured over the entire weekend. Guests include Stuart McLean, Jeb Brugmann, Richard Florida, Naomi Klein, John Ralston Saul, Gwynne Dyer, Wayson Choy, and more.
see website for location and times
STAGE | Tuesdays with Morrie
Hal Linden (Barney Miller) stars in a stage adaptation of Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie, a biography of his life-loving, ailing professor. Previews begin tonight. Runs to May 31st.
Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge Street.
830pm / $55-92
FASHION + PARTY | Textstyles.ca Party
Indie vintage and fashion blog textstyles.ca celebrates its 1st anniversary, patting Toronto's fashion community on the back. With a lot of funkily-dressed people and music by Circle Research.
Rolly's Garage, 124 Ossington Avenue.
10pm / PWYC
ART | in(animate)
With works by Mani Mani, Conan Masterson, Bevan Ramsay, Annie Tse. Opening reception tonight, runs to May 10th.
Minnow + Bass, 594 Dundas Street W.
7pm / FREE
FASHION | Fashion Group International Designer Sample Sale
High fashion sample sale in Liberty Village, including designs by Wayne Clark, Farley Chatto, and Izzy Camilleri.
Studio NAFA, 171 East Liberty Street, Suite 315.
2-8pm / FREE
FOOD | Spirit of Toronto
A party for whiskey lovers, with 100 single malts and premium spirits, tastings, food, and live music. Whiskey writer Dave Broom will be in attendance.
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street.
630-1030pm / $115-145
MUSIC | Loney, Dear at Rivoli
Loney, Dear takes the headlining seat -- after a recent opening stint with Andrew Bird -- and makes you wonder how falsetto can come so easily to a Scandinavian man.
Rivoli, 334 Queen Street W. (416) 596-1908.
9pm / $10
MUSIC | Vivian Girls at Horseshoe
Brooklyn's Vivian Girls perform some shoegazer/noise rock with opener Crystal Antlers.
Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street W. (416) 598-4753.
10pm / $13, $11.50 advance
PARTY | Goin' Steady
A '50s and '60s dance fest of doo-wop, Motown, country boogie, girl groups, and rockabilly, full of girls in cute polka-dotted skirts and guys in their best plaid.
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street W.
For full listings, head on over to our events calendar.
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