Radar: August 12, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12 2009â¨... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
MUSIC | Pitter Patter Nights Presents Wombat Wednesdays w/ The Magic
Keith Hamilton's Pitter Patter Nights presents an evening of music and community with indie-pop hotshots The Magic, fronted by Guelph's go-to brother tag team of Geordie and Evan Gordon, who are fresh from recording the new Islands album in NYC. The show will also feature performances by The Meat, Justin Chee, Wet Dirt, The Skeletons Four, a DJ set by Daps Duo, comedy with The As Is Syndicate, and laser art installations by Jesse Foster and Kevin Marchand.
Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave / 7:30pm / $5 / ALL AGES
FILM | Labyrinth Masquerade!
Harbourfront's Free Flicks series continues with a free screening of the 1986 cult hit Labyrinth (starring David Bowie) with Rocky Horror-esque crowd participation and dancing. Costumes encouraged!
Sirius Stage at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W / FREE
GALLERY | Chamber Music
In Kenny Lee's mixed media works exhibit "Chamber Music", he explores the public realm of debate as a metaphor for an individual's inner dialogue, constructing a miniature diorama of a parliamentary assembly and representing the various figures within through a series of paintings and drawings.
Launch Projects, 410 Adelaide St W
FILM | Nollywood Babylon
Nollywood Babylon is an electric vision of a modern African metropolis and a revealing look at the powerhouse that is Nigerian cinema. Despite low budgets, enterprising filmmakers create a brash, inventive and wildly popular form of B-movie that has Nigerians Nollywood-obsessed. In these films, voodoo and magic infuse urban stories, reflecting the mix of traditional mysticism and modern culture that Nigerians experience every day. Official selection, Sundance 2009.
NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St / 7pm / $6, $4 for students, seniors, and NFB members
MUSIC | Chloe Hall at the Free Times
Australian-born singer-songwriter Chloe Hall has built a reputation for her stunning voice, beautifully crafted songs and warm, heartfelt performances, and has chosen to launch her new album "Outside" in Canada before releasing it in her home country. Don't miss her before she heads out on tour!
Free Times Cafe, 320 College St
GALLERY | Art'd at Marben
This exhibition features art and photography by Parishil Studio, Jacklyn Atlas, Daniellle Hession and Jordan Bower, who have taken their work around around the world exploring the depths of human interaction and sharing creative ideas. Music provided by Lucy 'Lo. On display to August 12.
Marben, 488 Wellington St W / FREE / 9pm-12pm
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