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Weekend Radar: May 9th + 10th, 2009

Photo: "The Grown-up Science Fair" by The Treehouse Group.

Events on Toronto's Radar for the weekend of May 9th + 10th, 2009
...lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

ART | Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Over 200 cartoonists are scheduled to speak, read, and sign books this weekend at the Toronto Reference Library, with special events happening around the city, including the Doug Wright Awards, Chip Zdarsky's Prison Funnies Issue 3 Release Party, and the TCAF Closing Chill-Out session with Kid Koala on Sunday.
see website for locations and times
FREE

OTHER | Grown-up Science Fair
Re-live science fair past, with all the exploding volcanoes you could ever dream of. Don your "I look intelligent" spectacles and enjoy exhibits, music, arts and crafts, and a hot, geeky match of periodic table twister. Followed by an after-party at 1130pm.
Rivoli, 334 Queen Street W.
8pm / PWYC

FILM | Trash Palace 2-Year Anniversary
A birthday slumber party, with five 16mm films screening from dusk to dawn. Movies include Sugar Hill + Her Zombie Hit Men, Frankenstein's Daughter, Someone At The Top Of The Stairs, Fast + Sexy, TNT Jackson, and ending with cartoons and a congratulatory we-got-through-it breakfast. Advance tickets at Eyesore Cinema. No walk-ins.
Pick up ticket at Eyesore Cinema, 801 Queen Street W.
11pm / $15

FASHION | Take Your Clothes Off Group Sale
One-of-a-kind spring vintage offerings selected by in-the-know vintage connoisseurs. Show also includes stencilled shirts by Milburn, and vinyl courtesy of Rob Gordon.
107Shaw, 107 Shaw Street
SA-SU 11-7pm / FREE

PARTY | Get Thoughtless
Tech house Pablo Bolivar performs as part of his debut North American tour, with Noah Pred, celebrating his new full-length album release Blind Alignments. Eric Downer opens with a DJ set.
The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street W.
11pm / $5

PARTY | Bang the Party
Bang the Party gives boogie, disco, and funk fans more reason to celebrate, with their 3rd anniversary gig. Featuring music by Gang of Two, Rod Skimmins + Andycapp, and special guest DJ Pooyan.
The Boat, 158 Augusta Avenue.
10pm / $5 before 12, $7 after

SUNDAY, MAY 10th

COMMUNITY | ROMwalk: Along the Front
ROM's 2-hour Sunday walk takes place in St. Lawrence Market, highlighting old warehouses, the Flatiron Building, and other architectural sites of the neighbourhood.
Front and Jarvis Street.
2pm / FREE

MUSIC | Tin Star Orphans + Boys Who Say No at Whippersnapper
Take in some Sunday afternoon acoustic pop, with Tin Star Orphans and Boys Who Say No. Activities for children, too, including a between-acts jam session.
Whippersnapper Gallery, 587A College Street.
3-6pm / PWYC

OUTDOORS | Spring Blossom Fest
Doze off under the blossoms with DJ Quim, have your portrait taken by Rannie Turingan, or just join the orchard tour departing at 2pm.
Spadina Museum Orchard, 285 Spadina Road.
1-4pm / FREE

PARTY | Dan Deacon + Ensemble: Bromst Tour
Dan Deacon may possibly convince you that being thrashed around by young kids in oversized glasses is actually fun. If you haven't seen him live, you clearly haven't lived. It's gonna be messy. Teeth Mountain, Future Islands, and DD/MM/YYYY open. All ages.
The Deleon White Gallery, 1189 College Street.
8pm


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