Weekend Radar: July 11 + 12, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for SATURDAY JULY 11 + SUNDAY JULY 12, 2009â¨... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
COMMUNITY | Bubble Battle T.O.
Celebrate summer in the city with one of T.O.'s most welcome new events: the Toronto Bubble Battle! All are welcome to join in this light-hearted salute to community, friends and fun. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bubbles)
Queen St. W & University Ave
MUSIC | Afrofest
Toronto's 21st Afrofest is a showcase of the richness and diversity of African culture, a multi-focus event of song, dance, theatre, food, a marketplace, and activities for youth and children, as well as traditional and contemporary music by top international touring acts and dozens of African performing groups from across Canada
Queen's Park / FREE / 12pm-10:30pm / Saturday & Sunday
FILM | Strategies of the Medium II: Printed Light
A screening of short films that use the optical printer and contact printer as primary production tools, resulting in some extraordinarily visually expressive pieces. Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
Cinecycle, 129 Spadina Avenue / 8pm / $5 for LIFT Members, $8 for non-members
GALLERY | The Art of Togetherness Exhibition
This exhibition brings together Winnipeg's Sandee Moore and Tokyo's Yoshinori Niwa in an exploration of traditional Japanese cultural activities such as Sento and kite-flying, delving into the realm of artistic community expression.
Gendai Gallery, 408 Bloor St W
FOOD | Evergreen Brickworks Farmers' Market
The Farmers' Market features a fabulous assortment of fruits, vegetables, wild fish, meat, cheese, milled flours, eggs and oils, all from local farmers. Though the Brickworks can be difficult to find on your own, there will be a shuttle from Broadview Station every 30 minutes.
MUSIC | Bishop Morocco
Bishop Morocco is the name given to a new musical project by Jake Fairley & James Sayce, veterans in the music scene with experience in both electronic music and bands such as Tangiers and the Deadly Snakes. The pair spent much of the last year living in the Netherlands, writing their self-titled album - this is their debut full-band performance.
Whippersnapper Gallery, 587A College St / $5
PARTIES | Everyone's a DJ
Everyone's a DJ features sixteen rookie and veteran DJs alike playing twenty-minute sets each. No experience is required, and anybody can request a set, regardless of their music preference.
Disgraceland, 965 Bloor St W
SPORTS | Capture The Flag
A massive game of capture the flag, with at least 80 participants expected; the new wave of urban gaming continues with this community-friendly event. Bicycles, binoculars, cellphones, GPS, maps and walkie talkies are all allowed and recommended.
Meet at Bellevue Square Park in Kensington Market for 8pm.
GALLERY | Decimals Rebuilt
The exhibition combines contemporary painting, animation and graphic design into a single interactive exhibit that blends the aesthetic of traditional street art with digital media. Featuring over 35 paintings, digital and motion picture animations, there is a whole world of expression to explore here.
Function13 Gallery, 156 Augusta Ave / FREE
MUSIC | Beats, Breaks and Culture
Day 2 of one of Toronto's best annual summer music event. Today's lineup is highlighted by a free show by Broken Social Scene.
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W / FREE
Sunday, July 12
COMMUNITY | July Day Market
Rolly's Garage, a new DIY all-ages art space and music venue located in a converted auto garage, hosts a marketplace featuring arts & crafts, food and live music. It's not too late for new vendors and performers to sign up!
Rolly's Garage, 124 Ossington Avenue
MUSIC | Wavelength 471
Two of Toronto's most interesting new musical groups, Sing Leaf and Conconquidore Truidore play experimental electro-acoustic tunes that form the perfect soundtrack to a quiet Sunday evening.
Sneaky Dee's, 431 College St / PWYC / 9pm
ART | Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit
Last chance to check out this year's Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. This event is the largest outdoor alternative to conventional art shows and galleries, with artists of all different disciplines from Toronto represented including mixed media, glass, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and more!
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street W / FREE
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