Weekend Radar: May 30th + 31st, 2009
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Events on Toronto's Radar for the weekend of May 30th + 31st, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
SPORTS | Toronto Roller Derby Season Opener
Last year's reigning champions Chicks Ahoy! duke it out against The Gore-Gore Rollergirls, in a match of fiery skating.
George Bell Arena, 215 Ryding Avenue.
730pm, 630pm doors / $15, $12 advance
DANCE | Up Darling 5
An annual event celebrating indie dance choreographers, held at the north end of Trinity Bellwoods. With dances by Megan English, Barbara Lindenberg, and Aimée Dawn Robinson.
North of Trinity Bellwoods ravine, Dundas and Shaw. (416) 825-0396.
730pm / PWYC
MUSIC | Still Life Still and Dinosaur Bones at Velvet Underground
Early all ages show, with Still Life Still, Dinosaur Bones, La Casa Muerte, Give Us the Daggers, and Medallions.
Velvet Underground, 510 Queen Street W. (416) 504-6688.
6pm, 530pm doors / $10
CULTURE | RBC Desifest
Celebrate South Asian arts and culture, with a music and dance party downtown.
See website for schedule.
noon / FREE
OTHER | Leslieville Stomp
Residents and small businesses of Leslieville band together for an all-day neighbourhood party and yard/street/garage sale. See website for participating Leslieville streets.
SPORTS | Toronto Cyclists Union: Bike Month Kick-off Cruiser Ride and Island Picnic
The bike union and U of T's BikeChain hosts a leisurely Saturday afternoon bike ride to the new Union Station bike station, the Leslie Spit, and finally to the islands for a BYOB picnic and concert, courtesy of the Bikes Without Borders fundraiser at Hanlon's.
From Bremner and York Street, enter Union Station walkway to the new bike station.
1pm / FREE
COMEDY | Seán Cullen's I Am A Human Man
Canadian Comedy Award winner and improvisational genius Seán Cullen returns to the stage with music and stand-up, in support of his latest CD I am a Human Man.
Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street.
730pm / $35.50
COMMUNITY | PS Kensington Spring Grand Opening
Hit Kensington Market for the launch of Pedestrian Sundays 2009. Take over the streets on foot and party until the patchouli and drum circles fade away.
1-7pm, until 10pm on north Augusta / FREE
MUSIC | Rockin' The Cradle
The last installment of Rockin' The Cradle gives indie rock parents a dose of live music in a family-friendly environment, with brunch, crafts, and low volumes so your lil' one stays happy all afternoon. With Jenny Omnichord, the Leonids, and Sean McGaughey.
Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Avenue. (416) 923-8137.
1-3pm / PWYC
MUSIC | Pitter Patter Festival
Last day of the hip, happenin' pay-what-you-can indie music festival, where a total of 150 cool bands have played across eight southern Ontario cities, including Toronto, Hamilton, and Brantford.
See website for bands, locations, and times
SPORT | Bells On Bloor
Ride and ring in the big Bloor bike parade, encouraging official bike lanes on Bloor. WIth the last event attracting approximately 1,500 riders, this promises to be something epic. Prizes for best costumes and bike decorations.
Meet at the Bloor Street entrance of High Park. (416) 533-1231.
noon / FREE
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