Weekend Radar: May 16th + 17th, 2009

"Summertime Clothes" - Animal Collective

Events on Toronto's Radar for the weekend of MAY 16th + 17th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

MUSIC | Animal Collective at Sound Academy
Experimental art rockers Animal Collective play in support of their highly praised 9th album Merriweather Post Pavillion.
Sound Academy, 1 Polson Street.
8pm / $21.50

OTHER | A Spring Handmade Market
A collection of handmade fashion items, crafts, and other goodies for sale by Toronto-based Etsy designers.
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street W.
11-4pm / FREE

OTHER | Toronto International Circus Festival
A weekend of circus arts, with aerial acrobatics, stilt-walking, comedy, vaudeville, and other performances. Runs to May 18th.
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. (416) 973-4000.
see website for schedule / FREE

FASHION | Budget Beauty 101: Fashion Swap
A clothing swap for the ladies: bring in the blah items in your wardrobe and trade 'em in for something new.
Double Take Store, 310 Gerrard Street.
10-5pm / $5, $10 doors

STAGE | Ten Green Bottles
Mark Cassidy's theatrical adaptation of Vivian Jeanette Kaplan's award-winning book of survival and anti-Semitism.
Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Avenue.
730pm / $20-25

COMEDY | Laugh Sabbath: Talent Show
Laugh Sabbath presents a comedy-talent show, with Levi MacDougall, Nathan Fielder, Tim Gilbert, and more.
The Rivoli, 332 Queen Street W.
9pm / $5

DANCE | I Love You More
Kate Hollett expands her "I Love You" painting project to include a video installation and collaboration with Dreamwalker Dance Company.
509 Dance, 509 Parliament Street
12-5pm installation, 1pm+230pm+4pm dance / PWYC

PARTY | Freedom at The Guvernment
An all-night dance party for those of us with a glorious day off on Monday. Line-up includes Benny Benassi, Erick Morillo, John Acquaviva, and Mark Oliver.
Guvernment, 132 Queens Quay E.
9pm / $35+

OTHER | Victoria Day Fireworks
Take advantage of your friend's rooftop patio or brave the crowds at Ashbridges Bay or Ontario Place for the annual May 2-4 fireworks.
Ashbridges Bay, Beach.
Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard.
930pm / FREE-$11.75

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