Radar: July 24, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for FRIDAY JULY 24, 2009â¨... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
FASHION | Frugal Fashion Week
The new West Queen West fashion week continues with a party at the Social, fashion show and a Midnight Madness sale at 69 Vintage.
The Social, 69 Vintage / $5 / 8pm
MUSIC | Canadian Voices
Canada has a rich history of producing some of the finest singer/songwriters in the world. This new festival spotlights emerging Canadian musicians including Halifax's Jenn Grant, Toronto's Gentlemen Reg, and Stars/Broken Social Scene founding member Amy Millan.
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W / FREE / 9pm
COMMUNITY | Masala! Mehndi! Masti!
The largest international South Asian arts festival, Masala! Mehndi! Masti! connects today's modern world with five thousand years of history, and provides an opportunity to experience traditional South Asian music, dance, film, literature, poetry, art and cuisine in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
GALLERY | Piera Pugliese: Rumination
Piera Pugliese is a landscape painter who lives in the big city. The concepts behind Rumination began to take shape when Pugliese began fervently painting a series of 15 internal landscapes; abstracts related to the body. Bearing multitudes of lines and ribbons, each work made reference to endoscopies, laparoscopies, fascias and trigger points that both filled her mind and diverted her attention in the studio.
AWOL Gallery, 78 Ossington Ave
MUSIC | Kassav' Live at the Phoenix
As the originators of Zouk music, Kassav' created the sound of the Caribbean by blending Salsa, Compas and Reggae with Haitian French-language lyrics and a wild, carnival-esque sense of theatricality, all of which combine to make Kassav' one of the most thrilling live shows to hit Toronto this summer!
Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St / $49.50
MUSIC | Alan Shiner
Alan Shiner has enjoyed a career that has seen him write songs for pop icons like Mariah Carey, and work as music director/conductor for acts like The Pointer Sisters and Harry Belafonte, although he may be more recognised locally for his ridiculously catchy jingles, including "967-11-11, phone Pizza Pizza, hey hey hey!" and the unforgettable "sleep country Canada, why buy a mattress anywhere else!"
McNally Robinson Booksellers. 12 Marie Labatte Road / FREE / 8pm
GALLERY | Longboard Living Art Show
Longboard Living and Funktion Gallery are hosting an art exhibit and launch party, featuring two new LBL models, original art and photography by ten Funktion artists and a live painting session. Learn more about what Longboard Living is really about!
Funktion Gallery, 1244 Bloor St. West
MUSIC | Toronto Synthfest '09
A two-day festival celebrating the synthesizer, possibly the most influential musical invention of the 20th century, featuring synth-driven acts such as OPOPO, Golden Girls, Cobra Cut, PDF Format, Adolf Glitter and more! To July 25.
Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave
MUSIC | Salaam London
An international DJ series featuring London's DJ Ritu, one of the pioneers of the Asian Underground music scene in the UK, who is well know as a popular club promoter, BBC radio host and co-founder of Outcaste Records.
Fly Nightclub, 8 Gloucester St / $20
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