Radar: August 17, 2009

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Events on Toronto's Radar for MONDAY AUGUST 17, 2009
... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

FILM | Cinéfranco at the Revue
The Revue Cinema and Cinéfranco present Canadian premieres of two French films, "Sang Froid" and "Les Petites Vacances") as part of a quarterly mini-French film festival. The event continues on Tuesday, with Shlomo Schwartzberg concluding his five-part lecture "The Genius of French Cinema", and the premiere of the film "Un Roman Policier".
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave / 7pm

THEATRE | Twelfth Night
The rarely-used courtyard behind College Park provides the backdrop for one of Shakespeare's funniest comedies; an ode to merriment, indulgence and good living, shot through with cross-dressing, swashbuckling, and encroaching circles of love and lust.
College Park Courtyard, College St & Yonge St / 7pm / PWYC

DANCE | Thrill the World T.O.
Join dozens of other potential undead dancers for an instructive group lesson running through several sections of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" routine. If you've seen those Filipino inmates perform this you'll know there's something to be said for the dedication and skill it takes to perform this dance correctly!
Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Avenue

MUSIC | Organic Funk Debut at the Horseshoe w/ Your Pretend Boyfriend
Organic Funk play a heady mix of rock n' roll, reggae and funky jazz with a down-to-earth musical sensibility that is swiftly earning them a reputation on the Toronto music scene. Founding members Michael and Jason Constantini are joined by Alan Zemiatus on keyboards and Jim O'Brien on bass and sax. The show will also feature live indie-electronica group Your Pretend Boyfriend.
Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St W / FREE / 9pm / 19+

FOOD | Buy Local Share Local
Buy Local, Share Local is an Ontario Association of Food Banks campaign taking place across Ontario to encourage local residents attending the farmers' market to buy and share fresh, locally-grown food from their food bank of choice. Make sure to stop by the OAFB booth set up in the market centre to help out with a donation and show your support!
Sorauren Farmers' Market, 40 Wabash Ave

MUSIC | 40 oz. to Freedom
Having sold 17 million albums worldwide, seminal ska-punk band Sublime combined elements of reggae, dub, hip-hop and psychedelia infused with punk energy and attitude to create the defining "California sound" of the 90's. Lead singer Brad Nowell's death from a drug overdose in 1996 has earned them legendary status, with this San Diego-based tribute band "40 oz. to Freedom" only one of many to pay homage to the group's legacy.
Lee's Palace, 529 Bloor St / $13.50 / 19+

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