Weekend Radar: July 4 + 5, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for SATURDAY, JULY 4 and SUNDAY JULY 5, 2009â¨... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
COMMUNITY | Corso Italia Festival
Corso Italia's annual street festival gives visitors a chance to experience the area's cultural history with a diverse lineup of live music and entertainment, food, and local shops and boutiques, happening all day Saturday and Sunday.
St. Clair Ave West from Westmount to Lansdowne / FREE
MUSIC | Metz / Tropics Release Party!
Two of Toronto's best (and loudest) art-rock bands celebrate the release of new material - Metz' new self-tilted 7-inch, and Tropics' debut cassette.
Canadian Corps Legion Hall, 201 Niagara St / Doors at 9pm / $7
PARTIES | IDD4 - An Indie-Pendance Day Party
The second dance party held by Toronto music/entertainment blog the Panic Manual, featuring killer indie music from Canada and the UK.
The Boat, 158 Augusta / 9pm / $5
BOOKS | The Bankruptcy Walking Tour
A fascinating, if slightly depressing, walking tour of Toronto's closed bookstores - 100 years of history revealed, with elegies and readings by former customers and store owners. Black clothing a must.
Bloor St W (Starts at Victoria Cafe, 581 Markham St)
MUSIC | SuperheavyREGGAE
SuperheavyReggae returns with a new venue, full sound system and the same great live reggae and dub music, this edition featuring Montreal's Inword Band playing the best in roots and classic dub.
El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave / 9pm / $10
HEALTH | Yoga, Stress, and Stress-Related Illness
This informative and humorous presentation will provide helpful tips on stress and how it affects physical systems of the body, and demonstrate simple Yoga exercises that can assist in alleviating some symptoms dealing with stress and related issues.
St. Paul's Trinity United Church, 427 Bloor Street West / 2:00pm-4:00pm
DANCE | Toronto Salsa Practice
Toronto Salsa Practice brings together lovers of Latin music across the GTA for a fun, friendly, and relaxed dance session that anyone can enjoy - no experience necessary.
Trinity St Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street W
Sunday, July 5
COMMUNITY | Parliament Street Cleanup
Parliament Street residents take matters into their own hands with a community cleanup and drop-off that everyone is invited to participate in. Biodegradable garbage bags provided.
Drop-off point outside Jet Fuel, 519 Parliament / 10am
THEATRE | Ghost Jail Theatre Season Finale
Ghost Jail features improv comedy from members of Uncalled For and Sunday NIght Live, as well the regular Ghost Jail crew, playing off a central theme chosen from the audience.
Clinton's, 693 Bloor St / 7:30pm / $8 advance & members, $10 door
CHARITY EVENT | Annual Race For Dignity Challenge!
Dignitas' 3rd Annunal Race for Dignity Challenge sees volunteers pedal stationary bicycles to raise funds for people affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa. Live entertainment and special guests, plus good exercise and the knowledge that you're helping someone in need.
Yonge-Dundas Square / 12pm-8pm / FREE
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