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Radar: July 9, 2009

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Events on Toronto's Radar for THURSDAY JULY 9, 2009
... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

MUSIC | Beirut + The Dodos
Beirut's primary singer/songwriter Zach Condon spent several months in Europe studying Balkan traditional music, a major influence on the sound of the group, which blends contemporary indie with eastern European folk melodies. Openers the Dodos play psychedelic folk songs that perfectly complement the headliners' sound.
Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St / $25

FILM | Blue Velvet SHADOWCAST at the Fringe Festival
David Lynch's surreal mystery is brought to life with live music accompaniment, campy excess, and some of Toronto's hottest young actors and musicians for three nights only, as part of Fringe Toronto's "The Silver Stage"
Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St W / $10

FASHION | Fashion in the Sky at Trinity Bellwoods Park
Fashion artist Yoshinori Niwa invites participants to make and fly kites with a personal element such as their own used clothing or found materials such as plastic shopping bags, encouraging participants to think creatively about how to use the materials around us.
Trinity Bellwoods Park (Queen St)

BENEFIT | Boys Night Out
The 3rd annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Canada features wine, steak, motorcycles, cars, golf packages, Nascar prize packs, and burlesque dancers - it's a man's world!
Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District, 55 Mill St

COMEDY | Fresh Air Comedy
The second anniversary of "Comedy Above The Pub" features podcast host Todd Van Allen as MC of a comedy benefit for the Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund, which helps kids go to summer camps and participate in community events.
McVeigh's Pub, 124 Church St / $5 / 9pm

FILM | Caribbean Tales Film Festival
The Caribbean Tales Annual Film Festival offers the best of Caribbean cinema from around the world, bringing together filmmakers and producers from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua, the Eastern Caribbean, the UK, Africa, the U.S., and Canada, and encouraging intercultural understanding and participation. To July 12th.
William Doo Auditorium (45 Willcocks Street)

ARTS | Homeward Bound
Adam Hilborn showcases new work at Barbershop Gallery. Exhibit kicks off tonight and runs through July 22nd.
Barbershop Gallery, 1718 Queen St. W / FREE

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