Weekend Radar: July 25 + 26, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for SATURDAY JULY 25 and SUNDAY JULY 26, 2009โจ... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
MUSIC | Calvin Johnson w/ Andre Charles Theriault
The founder of influential DIY Seattle label K records, and singer of bands such as the Beat Happening, Halo Benders and the Dub Narcotic Sound System, Calvin Johnson has been a huge influence on the indie-rock community since the early '80's. This special performance pairs him with Toronto's Andre Charles Theriault for a rare solo live appearance.
Heartbeat, 960 Queen St W / $5-$10 / 8pm / ALL AGES
GALLERY | "We Made A Deal With The Devil" Preview Party / Garage Sale
Six of Project 165's resident artists will set out on a month-long tour this fall, and the art space is having a massive, Honest Ed's-themed garage sale to raise funds, with live music and drawing, a silent auction, and lemonade - a perfect way to spend a summer evening!
Project 165, 165 Augusta Ave / suggested $5 donation / 10pm
MUSIC | NO SHAME: The Burning Hell + Sports + The Pining
Lauren Schreiber's No Shame music series continues, with a fantastic lineup including Peterborough's wicked and weird country-carnival The Burning Hell, as well as local indie-pop darlings Sports: The Band and more straight-up country balladeers The Pining.
Sneaky Dee's, 431 College St / $5 / 9pm
GALLERY | The Orphans "Lost and Found"
"The Orphans" art series transforms ordinary urban objects and spaces, layering temporary paper drawings in a manner similar to ordinary street postering, creating unique interpretations of the environment around us and the mass-communication we have come to accept into our daily lives. To July 31.
Rolly's Garage at 124 Ossington Ave / 1-5pm
PARTIES | Get Down Saturday Night presents Agile
DJ Agile has been one of the central figures in Toronto's hip-hop scene since it began, pioneering a new sound and supporting the local community while touring with his group Brassmunk and working with world-famous artists such as Nas and Method Man. Equally skilled behind both the decks and the mixing board, he brings some serious groove to the Drink's regular Get Down Saturday Nights.
The Parkdale Drink, 1292 Queen St W / $5
ONSTAGE | Karen Black - My Life For A Song
Karen Black, star of such films as Easy Rider, The Great Gatsby, and Five Easy Pieces,
brings her new one-woman show to Toronto, a musical tour of her amazing life and the characters she has met along the way, as well as a career retrospective discussion with acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce. And Sunday, July 26
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W / $20 / 8pm
COMMUNITY | Kultura Filipino Arts Festival
Now in its fourth year, Kultura features the work of a new generation of Toronto-based Filipino-Canadians, with live performances, visual arts exhibits and short films from local artists such as the Halo Halo Collective, Brian Espiritu and Alexander.
Kapisanan Phillipine Centre, 167 Augusta Ave
MUSIC | TIME Festival 2009 w/ Crystal Castles
White Rabbit and Embrace present the second annual TIME festival, featuring some of most important and well-known electronic music acts in the world, including local heroes Crystal Castles, DJ sensation A-Trak, Ed Banger Records' DJ Mehdi, Chicago's Flosstradamus and M.I.A. protege Rye Rye, along with dozen of other electro/club bands and DJ's. Sure to be the biggest party of the year!
Sound Academy, 11 Polson St / ALL AGES
MUSIC | Filรณ Muchado - Brazilian Jazz & Samba
Brazil's Filรณ Machado has quickly become one of the hottest voices in latin music, blending jazz and salsa in an unstoppably danceable fusion of rhythms, over which his smooth vocals show off a powerful personality. Come early for free Brazilian dance lessons!
Vida Lounge, 1345 St Clair Ave W / $10 / 10pm
Sunday, July 26
FILM | The Wright Stuff: A Double Bill Pope
Shaun of the Dead / Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright returns to Toronto for a special double-bill screening and discussion with fellow filmmaker Bill Pope, who's been cinematographer for some of the most visually stunning and successful films ever, including The Matrix trilogy and the Spider-Man series. The films they have selected to show are Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness and Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Team America: World Police.
Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St W / $18 / 7:30pm
MUSIC | Wavelength @ P.S. Kensington
The iconic Toronto music series Wavelength has put together a stellar lineup of neightbourhood acts to contribute to Kensington Markets monthly mini-festival, Pedestrian Sunday. Come celebrate the market's diversity and dedication to remaining a stronghold for free thinking, music-loving, community-inspired individuals! Featuring Lullabye Arkestra, The Guest Bedroom and more!
Kensington Market (Augusta south of College) / FREE / 3pm-7pm
MUSIC | Wavelength 473 - Jon Rae Fletcher
The action continues with Wavelength's regular night at Sneaky Dee's, with this special show featuring Toronto music scene alumnus Jon Rae Fletcher (of Jon Rae & the River) performing solo folk-y tunes, as well as the effervescent local indie country-pop group Great Bloomers.
Location: Sneaky Dee's, 431 College St / PWYC / 9pm
COMMUNITY | Portobello East's First Market
Portobello East aims to bring a new european-style fashion/art market to Toronto, selling only unique pieces from local designers and artisans. This will bring together a community of like-minded individuals to support each other and build a positive environment for artists to create new work in.
The Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District, 55 Mill St
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