Radar: August 14, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for FRIDAY AUGUST 14 2009 ... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
COMMUNITY | Blackout Anniversary on Ossington Ave
28 venues on Ossington from Queen to Dundas relive the hectic fun of the 2003 blackout, with acoustic, unamplified performances, food, drink and conversation in the dark. Please respect the neighbourhood's 11pm noise curfew!
Ossington Ave between Queen St and Dundas St / FREE
PARTIES | Randomland RIP: Closing Party at the Mod Club
In light of recent management changes at Circa, Toronto's most groundbreaking club night Randomland has come to an end. For two years, Randomland has been a hub of creativity and a place for fun, unique personalities to come together, with era-defining performances from artists like Crystal Castles, Hercules & Love Affair, Thunderheist and Matt & Kim. Randomland promoters A/D/D give the night a final farewell with one last dance at the Mod Club Theatre.
Mod Club, 722 College / $15
FILM | Un Été Comme Les Autres (A Film Like Any Other)
This program is based on Jean-Luc Godard's film of the same name, which turns the established "60's as period of cultural revolution" school of thought on it's head, presenting the summer of 1968 as a static period of reflection. The four films in the program (Jordan Wolfson's "Untitled", Robert Morris' "Gas Station", Joyce Wieland and Hollis Frampton's "A & B in Ontario" and Duncan Campbell's "O Joan, no...") become the equivalent of a lazy summers' day.
CineCycle, 129 Spadina Ave
FILM | Idiots and Angels
World-class animator Bill Plympton emerges with a new feature-length film depicting a seemingly unlikable nameless protagonist who wakes up one morning mysteriously endowed with angel wings. The gritty, dialogue-free style is a return to classic Plympton, as he deconstructs human behaviour in an almost perversely enjoyable fashion.
The Royal Cinema, 608 College St
FESTIVAL | 2nd Annual York-Eglinton Street Festival
The second annual York-Eglinton International Street Festival offers a wide variety of music and fun events for the weekend, featuring multicultural dance troupes, street magician Ray Chance, DJ's and live performances by R&B, Reggae, Soul and Ska artists including Jay Davis, Steele, and Frankie Foo & The YoYo Smugglers.
Eglinton Ave W from Marlee Ave to Dufferin St / FREE / 3pm-9pm
MUSIC | Pavlov's Dog's Orchestra at Yonge-Dundas Square
Toronto can now boast home to this six-piece band of phenomenally talented Russian
musicians, who blend traditional folk melodies with latin grooves and an irresistible onstage energy, performing two 45-minute sets as part of the Global Grooves Festival. Bring your dancing shoes!
Yonge-Dundas Square / FREE / 8pm / ALL AGES
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