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Weekend Radar: May 2nd + 3rd, 2009

Photo: "Walking" by sthursby, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Events on Toronto's Radar for the weekend of MAY 2nd + 3rd, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

SATURDAY, MAY 2nd
COMMUNITY | Jane's Walk
Get to know your community this weekend in honour of Jane Jacobs Day, with guided neighbourhood walks, bike rides, and runs throughout the GTA: St. Lawrence Market, Parkdale, Thorncliffe Park, Jane and Finch, and beyond. For a list of all walks, see the schedule.
various locations
FREE

PARTY | Freedom Festival
Six stages monopolize the north end of Queen's Park, with performers and presenters dishing out music, film, and talks under the theme of freedom, international human rights, environmental issues, creativity, and "alternative medicines". Ahem.
Queen's Park North.
12-8pm / FREE

LECTURE | Planet in Focus: An Evening of Conversation with Carlo Petrini
Carlo Petrini, founder of the slow food movement and author of Slow Food Nation, speaks about our relationship with food and unconscious consumption patterns.
Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina. (416) 531-4689.
7pm / $35, $25 students + seniors

ART | Live Love Jamboree
Exhibition of decorated female torso casts, designed by artists Jay Malinowski (Bedouin Soundclash), photographer Caitlin Cronenberg (yes, David's lil' girl), Felicia Atanasiu, Shugamai Grace Johnson, and DoubleJ. Cover and proceeds from their online auction go towards the Keep a Breast Foundation. Spinning by DJ Eclair, DJ Violca, DJ Lucie, with performances by Gadfly Dance Company, Styrofoam Ones, Robot? Sleeptalk, and Teamhuddle.
Rolly's Garage, 124 Ossington Avenue.
830pm / $15, $12 advance

FILM | Comic Book Confidential at Innis
Free midnight screening of Ron Mann's Comic Book Confidential. Director will be in attendance.
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue.
midnight / FREE

MUSIC | Patrick Watson at Trinity St. Paul's
It's nice to see someone really, really love what he does. Patrick Watson's one of those people. A show at Trinity-St. Paul's will make it doubly magical. The just-as-wonderful Laura Barrett opens.
Trinity-St. Paul's, 427 Bloor Street W.
7pm / $25-30

SUNDAY, MAY 3rd
COMEDY | Yuk Yuk's Great Canadian Laugh-off
Stand-up acts vie for the title of comedy royalty and $25K. Runs to May 3rd.
Yuk Yuk's, 224 Richmond Street W.
8pm / $12-25

MUSIC | Wavelengths: Josh Reichmann Oracle Band
Josh Reichmann Oracle Band plays some of their catchy indie rock from new album Crazy Power. With Cursed Arrows, Stop Time, and DJ Tapedeckbro.
Sneaky Dee's, 431 College Street. (416) 603-3090.
9pm / PWYC

PARTY | High Park Promise Ambient Cherry Blossom Party
The folks from Promise Cherry Beach are throwing a late afternoon chill-out session to celebrate 50 years of cherry blossoms in High Park. Bring a picnic basket and kick back to electronic ambient music by Aia, Rollin` Cash, and Richard Windeyer.
South west side of High Park.
3-9pm / FREE

STAGE | Summerworks: The Launch Party
Official pre-launch for the 2009 SummerWorks indie theatre and arts festival. Past and present SummerWorks participants read and perform pieces, including The Pastor Phelps Party, Until June, The Raizn' Ensemble, and Impromptu Splendour. Music by Bob Wiseman, Nils Edenloff (Rural Alberta Advantage), and Foxfire.
The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen Street W. (416) 538-0988.
8pm, 7pm doors / $5

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