Radar: August 10, 2009

Photo: "Oil Painting" by Tomitheos, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Events on Toronto's Radar for MONDAY AUGUST 10, 2009
... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

PARTIES | Friendly Fires After-Party at The Social
Hotly tipped UK band Friendly Fires have been one of the most talked-about bands of the year, nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and playing sold out shows and high-profile festivals throughout the summer. Their danceable indie-pop sound translates perfectly to the dancefloor as well as the stage, so check out their DJ set after the show at Lee's Palace.
The Social, 1100 Queen St. W. / 19+

FILM | Canadian Cinema in Revue
This monthly series showcases features and short films made by Canada's most interesting and innovative filmmakers, this month featuring Michael Dowse's ode to DJ culture "It's All Gone Pete Tong", with a Skyped-in Q & A with the director following the show.
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave. / $10, $8 for Revue members

MUSIC | John Milner You're So Boss at the Drake
John Milner You're So Boss's hyperactive thrash-punk songs are sometimes no longer than thirty seconds, but still enough to confuse, amuse and entertain a crowd, with a similar aesthetic to (and two members shared with) Toronto psych-noise group Boxes & Bags.
The Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. / FREE / 19+ / 10pm

WORKSHOP | Dance To Live August Workshops
Dance To Live's annual summer workshops teach a variety of dance styles, today focusing on classic salsa steps and cha cha.
Dance to Live Studio, 1360 Bathurst St. / $65 / 6:30pm-9:30pm

WORKSHOP | Weaving Made Easy
This workshop explores the ancient art of cloth-making, with participants shown how to make their own loom and taught the skills necessary to make blankets, rugs and other simple, useful items. Price includes all materials.
3079 Dundas St. W. / $60 / 6:30pm-9:30pm

DRAWING | Dr Sketchy's w/ Wrong Note Rusty
Dr. Sketchy's open life drawing nights feature fun and unusual-looking models with an emphasis on personality, this installment featuring Boylesque's Wrong Note Rusty. Artists must supply their own materials but otherwise the event is open to anyone interested - no experience required.
Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W. / $10 / 19+ / 7pm-10pm

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