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Radar: July 2, 2009

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Events on Toronto's Radar for THURSDAY JULY 2, 2009
... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

THEATRE | Just East Of Broadway
In "Just East Of Broadway" has-been actor Rex Maverick agrees to star in a production in the world's hottest new market for musicals - The People's Republic of China - but himself trapped in a tiny farming community directing a cast of enthusiastic amateurs. Written by the creators of "Lord of the Rings: the Musical: the Musical!" with original music by Hooded Fang.
The George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place / 10:30pm / $10

GALLERY | Together You And I Are Like A Thousand Languages
This exhibition explores themes of technology, art, love and the emotions that make us human, with creative and interactive installations curated by Anthea Foyer & Siobhan O'Flynn. Open all month.
Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor Street West

PARTIES | Steers and Queers
Toronto's (only?) Queer Honky Tonk Dance Party, hosted by Lex Vaughn, with music by The Pining, live burlesque dance performances and DJ's.
Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave

CONVERSATION | Chinese Sexual Yoga and the Way to Immortality
James Miller, Associate Professor of Chinese Religions at Queen's University, gives a lecture on Chinese sexual culture and its relationship to religion and spirituality, transcendence and immortality.
Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W /$11.99 / 18+

GALLERY | Lethe: A Mock Metaphysics
This exhibit combines two of Vancouver artist Karen Moe's photographic series "Detritus: East Vancouver Alleyways" (2004) and "Lethe: A Mock Metaphysics" (2005), documenting found objects in alleyways as symbols of what is discarded in society lost in memory.
Gallery DK, 1332 Queen St W

BOOKS | The Scream Literary Festival: The Book Is Dead
The 2009 Scream, Canada's oldest and strangest literary festival, explores the imminent demise of books, book culture and all that readers hold dear. Wander through poetic laments, predictions, and dreams of technological salvation. To July 13th.
Various Locations

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