Weekend Radar: May 23rd + 24th, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for the weekend of MAY 23rd + 24th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
ARCHITECTURE | Doors Open
175 buildings let you go behind the scenes in the city's 10th annual Doors Open festival, under the umbrella theme "Lit City".
see website for location and times or Tim's picks of what to see here.
SA-SU 10am start / FREE
BENEFIT | For the Love of Cycling
A cycling community fundraiser in honour of cyclist Chris Kasztelewicz, who lost one of his legs in a road rage accident.
Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor Street W.
8pm / $10 or PWYC
MUSIC | Joel Plaskett and the Emergency at Massey Hall
Joel Plaskett plays a bunch of his sweet Halifax love songs, surely including a bunch from his ambitious release, Three. With Ana Ege, Rose Cousins, and Bill Plaskett.
Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street.
7pm / $29.50-$39.50
ART | Artisans At The Distillery
Outdoor show of paintings, jewellery, clothing, and other crafty items for sale.
10-6pm / FREE
FASHION | CAFTCAD's Movie Wardrobe Sale
Get a new semi-famous wardrobe, as seen on TV and the silver screen, including vintage and contemporary clothing, accessories, and handcrafted goods.
Filmport Studios, 225 Commissioners Street.
9-5pm / $3, FREE for members + children + seniors
FOOD | Great Lakes Summer Kickoff BBQ
Great Lakes Brewery throws their annual Summer Kickoff BBQ, with free food, live music, and beer for sale, all profits of which will be donated to the Gatehouse, an organization dedicated to youth and families affected by child abuse.
Great Lakes Brewery, 30 Queen Elizabeth Boulevard.
12-6pm / FREE
WORDS + MUSIC | May Books and Music Swap
Trade in good quality books, non-skipping CDs and vinyl for other people's unwanted treasures.
Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul Street.
11am-2pm / $3-10
SUNDAY, MAY 24th
ARCHITECTURE | ROM walk: Grange Neighbourhood
Take a stroll around the Grange neighbourhood and learn about its architecture, history, and culture from the knowledgeable ROM walk guides.
Dundas and McCaul. (416) 586-8097.
2pm / FREE
COMEDY | Ghost Jail
Ghost Jail's comedy show returns for a night of Sunday hilarity, featuring Kirsten Rasmussen of Edmonton's Rapid Fire Theatre.
Clinton's, 693 Bloor St West. (416) 535-9541.
730pm, 7pm doors / $6, $5 members
MUSIC | Chickenfoot at Mod Club
An epic gathering of classic rockers (or has-beens, your call) -- Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony, and Sammy Hagar -- team up in new band Chickenfoot.
Mod Club. 722 College Street, (416) 588-4MOD.
7pm / $52.50
STAGE | Dishoom! South Asian Performance Festival
A South Asian stage festival, featuring stand-up, storytelling, radio plays, and music, opens tonight with a preview of Cowboys and Indians and a launch party. Runs to May 31st.
Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street. (416) 966-1062.
For full listings, head on over to our events calendar.
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