Radar: July 14, 2009

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Events on Toronto's Radar for TUESDAY JULY 14, 2009
... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

MUSIC | Neko Case @ Massey Hall
Arguably one of Canada's most important musical voices, Neko's spirited, creatively driven attitude and background in everything from punk rock to power pop has made her an absolutely unique force in modern country music. Her latest album, "Middle Cyclone" debuted at #3 on the US Billboard chart, and stands as her most engaging and powerful album to date.
Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St / $29.50 - $40.50

FESTIVAL | Caribana Official Launch
One of Toronto's biggest cultural festivals kicks off with a massive gathering at Nathan Phillips Square and the official launch ceremony featuring the Canadian national anthem performed by Joy Lapps, the Princess of Pan. Just a taste of what's in store for the festival!
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W Moved to: Yonge-Dundas Square / 12pm-2pm / FREE

GALLERY | Parting
This exhibition, "Parting", aims to delve deeper in the feeling of leaving oneself behind, as twelve artists including Simon Black, Phoebe Low and Alex Maneilla explore the possibilities of leaving their own personal stylistic traditions behind and discovering something new through deconstruction of the self.
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, 1082 & 1086 Queen St W

MUSIC | Micachu & The Shapes
London, England's Mica Levi plays experimental pop songs that combine a knowledge of classical composition with hip-hop beats, found sound samples and homemade instruments including a modified guitar called a "Chu". Now signed to Rough Trade records, her band the Shapes is definitely one of the UK's most interesting new acts.
El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave / $12 / 9pm

Theatre of Change, a non-profit Toronto theatre organization, presents an outdoor production of Medea, with unique staging allowing the audience to follow Jason and the Argonauts through different areas of the Humber Bay Park, as they battle a fire-breathing bull and other fantastic creatures.
Humber Bay Park / 7pm / FREE

MUSIC | Tim Vaughn
Saskatoon's singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim Vaughn may best be described as a modern day renaissance man. 2008's "Two Tone Blue" is Vaughn's solo debut, and he is turning heads across Canada with funky grooves, catchy melodies and expressive guitar work.
Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St W / $10 advance / 8:30pm

WORKSHOPS | Summer Fevah! - West African Drumming
This African drumming workshop teaches the rhythms and traditions of Northeast Guinea, with an emphasis on improvisation and self-empowerment. No experience is necessary, and djembes are provided - all are welcome!
Liberty Movement Studio, 7 Fraser Avenue, Studio #7 / 6pm-7:30pm

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