Radar: July 13, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for MONDAY JULY 13, 2009â¨... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
BOOKS | Scream in High Park
The Scream in High Park Literary Festival seems to have a self-deprecating sense of humour, with this year having the loose theme "the book is dead". The festival spotlights Canadian authors including Trillium award winner Jeramy Dodds, Andrew Pyper, and many more.
Dream Stage, High Park / 7pm / PWYC ($10 suggested)
MUSIC | Man Man
Philadelphia's Man Man play a bizarre mix of high-energy gypsy-jazz and trash-can indie rock, with frontman Honus Honus' guttural growl rising above a cacophony of piano, sousaphone, French horn, euphonium, xylophone, marimba, melodica and various other percussion instruments and noisemakers.
Lee's Palace, 529 Bloor W / $15.50
FILM | Canadian Cinema in Revue
This series showcases features and short films made by Canada's most interesting and innovative filmmakers, with this month's spotlight on Andrew's Currie's deadpan Shaun of the Dead-style zombie comedy, FIDO, as well as a special screening of The Big Charade, a glorious send-up of Hollywood action trailers with the attitude of a full-length feature, told in only six minutes. Followed by Q + A sessions with the filmmakers and actors.
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue / $10 or $8 for Revue members.
HEATLH | Toronto Yoga Challenge
The organizers of Yoga Meltdown believe in finding innovative and unique locations to hold yoga classes, with this one held amongst the billboards and traffic of Yonge & Dundas Square, one of the noisiest and most visually distracting spots in the city. With over 200 yoga practicers expected, we'll see if this event takes off or is overcome by the chaotic downtown atmosphere.
Yonge & Dundas Square / FREE
MUSIC | Bill Mason tribute with Linda Lucas
Bill Mason was an award-winning Canadian naturalist, author, filmmaker and "wilderness artist" who also developed and refined many of today's well-known canoe paddling techniques. He died in 1988, but his memory lives on with this charity benefit featuring a live performance of Linda Lucas' album of music inspired by Mason.
Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St W / 8:30pm / $15 advance
DRAWING | Dr Sketchy's Session with Miss Mitzy Cream
Dr Sketchy's open life drawing sessions feature unusual and provocative models with an emphasis on personality... definitely not your average life drawing session! This installment features Toronto Burlesque Festival star Miss Mitzy Cream, along with many more.
Cameron House, 408 Queen St W / $10 / 6pm / 19+
MUSIC | DanJam Orchestra
The DanJam Orchestra performs the music of New York-based, Toronto-bred saxophonist and composer Daniel Jamieson, who has performed for years in various jazz orchestras and festivals across Canada, as well as working as a freelance performer and teacher while studying at the Manahattan School of Music
Trane Studio, 964 Bathurst St / 8:00pm / $15
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