Weekend Radar: June 20 + 21, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2009â¨... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
MUSIC | Edgefest '09
Without a doubt the best Edgefest lineup in years sees Billy Talent, Alexisonfire, Metric, k-os, Dinosaur Bones, La Casa Muerte, Still Life Still and many more rocking out to their heart's content!
Downsview Park / Ticket $55
COMMUNITY | BIG ON BLOOR fest
The Big On Bloor festival sees a 2.5 km stretch of Bloor Street blocked off between Christie and Landsdowne for a celebration of the area's food, culture, art and entertainment.
MUSIC | Daps and No Shame All-Ages Afternoon Extravaganza
Daps Love and No Shame present an afternoon NXNE party with lemonade, BBQ, visual art, and performances by Ruby Jean + The Thoughtful Bees, Lightmares, Spiral Beach, Times Neue Roman, Pick A Piper and Laura Barrett.
Rolly's Garage, 124 Ossington / Doors 1:00 / Show 1:30 / $10 at the door
MUSIC | Rajaton and TSO
Put a smile on your face and enjoy the music of ABBA as performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Rajaton - it'll have you dancing in the aisles!
Roy Thomson Hall, 212 King Street West
MUSIC | Instant Coffee
Instant Coffee is an experimental music collective formed by members of world-renowned groups such as Matmos and Half Japanese, who come together to create fragmented, beautiful musical soundscapes.
The Music Gallery Courtyard, 197 John St
FILM | Can't Stop The Serenity
The 4th Annual screening of Joss Whedon's Serenity, the film version of the fantastic cancelled Fox sci-fi series Firefly, to raise money for Equality Now.
Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West / Doors 12:30pm / Tickets $12.00 advance, $15.00 door
COMMUNITY | Strawberries and Asperagus
This year's Strawberries and Asperagus festival features an "Inorganic Market" to help raise awareness about electronic waste in the community, as well as free local organic food, live music, and community building activities
Cedarvale Park, 551 Arlington Ave
COMMUNITY | Leslieville Tree Festival
Celebrate the spirit of old Leslieville with a walking tour, tree planting, local and organic food, arts and crafts, and live musical performances including Juno-nominated artist Chris McKhool.
Leslie Grove Park
FUNDRAISER | Amici Camping Charit's Canoe Head for Kids
24 volunteers will embark on an epic canoe journey along Toronto's shoreline to raise money for Amici Camping Charity, a non-profit organization that sends children from low-income families to summer camp. The group will break for lunch at the Humber Bridge from 11 - 11:45 a.m.
BOOKS | Meet Anne Easter Smith
Anne Easter Smith will read from and talk about her latest novel, The King's Grace.
Nicholas Hoare Books, 45 Front Street East
PARTIES | Electric Circuits
DJs Matt Blair, The Slow Clap, Syndrical.One and Paul G spin your favourite iconic dancfloor hits from the 80s/90s/00/s.
Augusta House, 152 Augusta / 19+ / $5
Sunday, June 21
COMMUNITY | Father's Day Run for Prostate Cancer
Join together with walkers and runners from Halifax to Victoria to become part of the national effort to raise $1,000,000 to aid in the prevention and cure of Prostate Cancer.
MUSIC | Sir Richard Bishop + Oaxacan
Experimental musicians Sir Richard Bishop and Oaxacan perform as part of the Summer Courtyard Series. Don't be afraid to break out of your comfort zone and experience these artists' incredible music!
Music Gallery Courtyard, 197 John St / Doors 8pm, concert 9pm / tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door ($15 MG members)
MUSIC | WL468: Wax Mannequin + La Casa Muerte
Wavelength #468 features Hamilton madcap Wax Mannequin, La Casa Meurte, the Netherlands' Labasheeda, and Innes Wilson and His Opposition. With DJ Maggie MacDonald, General Chaos Visuals, with your host, Doc Pickles.
Sneaky Dee's, 431 College Street / pwyc / Doors 9pm.
DANCE | Baila Spectacular: Latin Dance Explosion
This exciting dance production features fiery Latin dance choreographies with over 30 members of the Baila Boogaloo Dance Co, with guest belly dancers, musicians with the Arabesque Dance Company and hip hop artists with the DLM Dance and Entertainment Co.
National Ballet School's Betty Oliphant Theatre, 105 Maitland St / Tickets $20 at the door for adults, $12 at the door for children
MUSIC | No Shame + Apple Crisp NXNE Wrap-Up Show at the Rivoli
NXNE wraps up for another year with this showcase, featuring Nick Worby, PS I Love You, The Gertrudes, Diamond Rings and Reuben Degroot.
Rivoli, 334 Queen St W / $8 (free with a NXNE pass) / doors at 8pm
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