Radar: July 31, 2009
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Events on Toronto's Radar for FRIDAY JULY 31, 2009 ... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
MUSIC | Island Soul
The Harbourfront Centre comes alive with some of the biggest names in Caribbean music this weekend, with Martinique's visually striking group Tché Kréyol and world-renowned Alto Saxophonist Roy Cape and the Kaiso All Stars, followed by one of the legendary voices of the Caribbean: The Mighty Shadow. Expect the best live calypso, soca, zouk and reggae music you will hear all year!
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W / 7pm / FREE
PARTIES | Summer Burlesque Party
The Starlight Burlesque and special guests perform at the Painted Lady, with performances by Virginia D'Vine, Emmanuelle La Gitane, Mysterion the Mind Reader, fire artist Kitty Kerosene and many more! The show is hosted by Parker and Seville, with live music provided by the Calrizians.
The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave / $10 / 9pm
FILM | Mixed Greens Monthly Screening
Mixed Greens presents a screening of Volker Barth's documentary "Sounds of the Seas", following a young marine biologist and her team as they investigate the decimation of the whale population around the world, finding evidence that sonar technology used to detect "terrorist submarines" is to blame.
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
FESTIVAL | Shops At Don Mills Festival In The Square
The Festival In The Square is a fantastic and fun shopping, dining and live entertainment experience in a unique open-air setting at the new Shops at Don Mills, with performances by Juno-award winning flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook as well as Winnipeg singer-songwriter Sierra Noble.
Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Road / FREE / 7pm-9pm
PARTIES | Hard On For Love
Join Vitalyi Bulychov and Kevin Ritchie as they spin the dark and macabre music of Nick Cave all night long, including tunes by the Bad Seeds, the Birthday Party, Grinderman and more! There will also be live performances by Murderess Miss Margot and Robert & Martin.
The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W / 11pm / FREE
MUSIC | Gisto CD Release Party w/ House of David Gang & High Plains Drifter
Gisto has toured across Canada for years as the guitarist and singer-songwriter for the acclaimed Wassabi Collective, and celebrates the release of his first solo album with a special performance backed by the roots reggae orchestra The House of David Gang, with an opening set by fellow world-beat ensemble High Plains Drifter.
El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave / 10pm
GALLERY | Dead Or Alive
The Market Garden Collection and Sleeping Giant Gallery present a one-night-only art show focused on celebrities and other cultural icons, both those who have passed on (read: MJ) and those that remain with us, with a dramatic companion clothing line to boot!
Sleeping Giant Gallery, 789 Dundas St W
PARTIES | APPLES w/ DJ Doctor Baggie
This wild video dance party is now in its' fourth year with no sign of quitting, featuring resident DJ Doctor Baggie (host of events such as Can't Stop Esther and Purplelectricity) spinning funk, electro and hip-hop late into the night.
Voglie Lounge, 582 Church St / 10pm / FREE
DJ Martyn Terence Kissner at Wrongbar
Local AFE Hero Terence Kissner has been added to the bill and door admission has been reduced because the event promoters have announced that DJ Martyn is not going to make it to this gig.
Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St W /
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