Radar: June 26, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for FRIDAY JUNE 26, 2009â¨... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
PARTIES | Retro Electro - Booty Call
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre opens up its entire space for a full-scale dance party to officially kick off the Pride weekend. Featuring DJ Triple-X spinning all night, with special performances by Dew Lily of Boylesque, Pinky Love Goddess, and more!
Buddies In Bad Times Theature, 12 Alexander Street / 10:30pm / $15
SPORTS | Clam-Slam 2009
The Clam Diggers, an all-queer team from Toronto Roller Derby, take on Team Vagine Regime Canada, made up of queer skaters from all over the country. Definitely one of the hottest events at Pride this year!
George Bell Arena, 215 Ryding Avenue
Doors 7pm, Game: 8pm / $12 advance, $18 door
FILM | Toronto Film Race Screening
The Toronto Film Race is a creative and challenging competition where filmmakers have just 24 hours to write, shoot, edit and score an original film no longer than 4 minutes based on their theme and surprise element assignment.
Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street W
COMMUNITY | Festival in the Square
This family-themed festival kicks off today, with food, fashion, and live entertainment from renowned musicians such as Molly Johnson, Chris McKhool & the Sultans of String, and the Canadian Tenors.
Shops at Don Mills (Lawrence & Don Mills)
THEATRE | Theatre Engine Presents: "Bent" by Martin Sherman
To celebrate Pride week, "Bent" explores the life of Max, a young man in 1930's Berlin, and his struggle for acceptance in a society that will not tolerate his lifestyle.
46 Gerrard Street E
MUSIC | Toronto Jazz Festival
The 23rd edition of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival kicks off today and runs from June 26 to July 5, 2009. More than 1,500 musicians descend upon Toronto for the city's largest music festival, including Sonny Rollins, Tony Bennett, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Jamie Cullum, Kool & The Gang, Melody Gardot and many more!
Nathan Philips Square, 100 Queen St W
PARTIES | APPLES Pride Edition with Guest DJ May
Guest DJ May and resident DJ Dr. Baggie spin funk, electro, hip-hop, dance & R&B. DJ May hosted the official CD release parties for Peaches' "Impeach My Bush" and "I Feel Cream", so you can count on hearing plenty of Peaches!
Voglie Lounge, 582 Church St / 9pm / $10 / 19+
MUSIC | Jane's Party
Jane's Party blend the acoustic sound of Bedouin Soundclash with the pop elements of Sloan along with layers of blues, reggae and Americana to create a fresh, vibrant new sound on the folk-rock scene. They're hitting the road for the summer, so see them while you still can!
C'est What, 67 Front Street E / $5 / 10pm
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