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Radar: June 25, 2009

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Events on Toronto's Radar for THURSDAY JUNE 25, 2009
... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

COMMUNITY | Sounds Like The Riverside
Twelve venues along Queen Street East between the Don River and Degrassi will celebrate the resurgence and revitalization of the Riverside District by hosting a night of free live music, while showcasing the area's businesses, shops, eateries, pubs, galleries, popular venues and historical significance.

GALLERY | Nightcap
A night of art and music with paintings and installations by Erin Parton and live performances by Alex Lukashevsky and Colleen & Paul.
Department Gallery, 1389 Dundas Street W

FILM | CCVT Film Screening: Teza
A screening of Haile Gerima's film "Teza", which covers issues of dictatorship, emigration, torture and war in Ethiopia, in support of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture.
Royal Cinema, 608 College St
Doors 6:15 / Tickets $25, Students $15

FILM | Summer of the Sharks World Premier at the ReelHEART International Film Festival
Directed by Rusty Armstrong, Summer of the Sharks is inside look at the world of professional shark divers, following Eli Martinez, who took a summer-long road trip with a couple of friends to dive with sharks at some of the best spots in the world.
Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave / 4:00pm / $10

COMMUNITY | Volunteer Information and Appreciation Night
Arts Etobicoke celebrates its dedicated volunteers with a costume party featuring live entertainment, info for new volunteers, refreshments and short films made by students of Arts Etobicoke's film class.
Arts Etobicoke Gallery, 4893A Dundas St W / 7pm

GALLERY | Brain Trust
A showcase of artwork from the book Brain Trust, by Peter Thompson and James Kirkpatrick. The two artists' collaborative drawings and collages reference comic book and pop culture and frequently experiment with spontaneous drawing practices.
Magic Pony, 694 Queen Street W / 7pm

GALLERY | Random Recollections
Works by Deborah Kanfer and Kielle Ferreira exploring personal connections with the past through memories, fragments of history and random recollections will be on display all week, with the opening reception today.
Freedom Clothing Collective, 939 Bloor Street W / 7pm

PARTIES | The Harlettes Burlesque Troupe Presents: Queens & Dolls!"
The Harlettes Burlesque troupe lead a fabulous gender-bending spectacle to celebrate Pride 2009, with fun and sexy performances and DJs spinning all night.
Stone Lounge (downstairs from Revival), 783 College St / 9pm / $15

CONVERSATION | Daring To Make A Difference
York U prof Gail Vanstone explores how visual culture plays a fundamental role in shifting Canadian culture values, using the example of Studio D, the only state-supported feminist film studio in the world.
Open Concept Lecture and Discussion Series, 7 Winchester Street, Upper Level
$25, Students $20 / 7:30pm

THEATRE | Melancholy Play
A special fundraising event in support of Project Undertow's 2009 SummerWorks Festival production, with the Canadian premiere of Sarah Ruhl's 'Melancholy Play',
musical guests and a silent auction.
Lounge 88, 14 Clinton Street / $15

GALLERY | The Path Of Most Resistance
OCAD presents the opening reception for The Path Of Most Resistance, a show connecting four international artists who's work focuses on interesting forms, materials and techniques.
OCAD Professional Gallery, 100 McCaul Street, 2nd Floor / 6:30pm

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