Fantastic Kingdom

Radar: July 29, 2009

Photo: "fantastic kingdom" by Stacey Gagnidze, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Events on Toronto's Radar for WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 2009
... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

PARTIES | No More Potlucks Fundraiser
This fundraiser for the new bilingual, queer-positive arts/culture/politics magazine No More Potlucks is hosted by Montreal intermedia artist Dayna McLeod and features performances by Lex Vaughn, Robin Akimbo, Keith Cole, Jillian Camarta and more, with prizes donated by well-known Toronto personalities.
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. West / 7:30pm-10:30pm

MUSIC | Remembering Karl Mullings
Karl Mullings was undoubtedly the most important and influential person on the Canadian reggae scene, an extremely well-regarded promoter and manager as well as a true lover of reggae music, who also co-founded the Caribana Festival in 1967. He passed away in 2005, but his memory is celebrated every year with live performances from some of Toronto's best reggae, dub, rocksteady and ska artists.
Revival Bar, 783 College St W / $10

GALLERY | Keep Six Contemporary Gallery Closing Party
The Keep Six Contemporary gallery/art space will close its doors at the end of July, so this is your last chance to check out the wonderful atmosphere and community it's built, as well as the exhibitions currently on display, including "All The Glitter" and Isabelle Mignault's "Sense".
Keep Six Contemporary Gallery/Art Space, 938 Bathurst St / 7pm-11pm

GALLERY | The Otolith Group
The Otolith Group is a UK-based arts collective that focuses on futuristic, space-age themes such as the concept of Utopia and the possibility of the human race abandoning Earth to find a new home, in their in-progress video trilogy "Otolith" as well as an exhibition "Universal Code"
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W

PARTIES | Louder Than Bombs
A brand new dance party featuring the best indie and alternative music of the last twenty-five years, nobly attempting to bring the Queen West scene back to its roots as the best place in Toronto to hear great music!
Nocturne, 550 Queen St W

FUNDRAISER | Pikin News: Out Loud!
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression celebrates the accomplishments of Pikin News, a youth-run newspaper in Sierra Leone. Radio host Rudy Blair, author Austin Clarke and other public figures will take the stage to read articles and poetry from Pikin News, giving an insight into the collective youth of Sierra Leone, a country badly damaged after it's eleven-year civil war.
WHERE: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. West / 8pm / $10

MUSIC | Best Live Showcase #6
The Toronto Independent Music Awards presents the 6th Best Live Showcase, featuring local artists Jon Brooks, Elyssa Mahoney, Matthew Genovese, Bonnie Couchie, The North, Jane's Party and The Break Down.
The Central, 603 Markham St / $7 or FREE with Season One pass

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