Radar: August 18, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for TUESDAY AUGUST 18, 2009â¨... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
POETRY | Poetry Hoedown
In previous years this night has explored "Sex, Drugs, & Rockin' Poetry" and "Poetry Blues", and now it's time to take a look at the poetry of country music! Hosted by Cynthia Gould, with live music by Fran McCann & Uncle Herb Dale, expect to hear forlorn tales of dusty roads and lonesome cowboys from well-known Toronto poets, comedians and musicians.
Clinton's, 693 Bloor St W
MUSIC | Timebomb Tuesdays ft Teenage Bad Girl
The second show in the new Timebomb Tuesdays series features some of the heaviest electro/club acts in the world including Teenage Bad Girl, one of the original French House duos that, along with Daft Punk and Justice, have defined the sound of electronic music in the 2000's. Also performing is up-and-coming Club Fabric alumnus DJ Boy 8-Bit, as well as Toronto's own Golden Gloves.
Tattoo Rock Parlour, 567 Queen St W
PARTIES | Film Fort presents: Seconds Under The Sun
A hot summer night of brilliant Japanese animation shorts by filmmakers including Kei Oyama, Naomi Nagata and K+ME, most of which are being shown for the first time in North America! There will be cold beer, Japanese snacks and psych-garage music straight from Shinjuku. Curated by Naomi Hocura.
Function13 Gallery, 156 Augusta Ave / PWYC
FILM | Sima Urale
Planet IndigenUs presents three films by Samoan-New Zealand director Sima Urale: "O Tamaiti" offers insight into Samoan family life through the eyes of eleven year-old Tino, the playful documentary "Velvet Dreams" explores the kitschy genre of "exotic" velvet paintings of South Sea maidens, and "Still Life" takes a look at the plight of the elderly with its moving story of aging, lasting love and death.
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W
COMEDY | Comedy Brawl Finals
BiteTV's Jason Blanchard hosts the final round of competition for this year's Toronto Comedy Brawl, with eight comics left standing and a cash prize of $250 at stake. Upon paying the cover, audience members are given ballots to cast their vote for who should be the winner.
Crown & Tiger Pub, 414 College St / $7
FILM | "Fresh"
Ana Sofia Jones' film "Fresh" celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system, offering a practical vision for the future of our planet by creating healthier, sustainable alternatives. "Fresh" addresses an ethos that has been sweeping across the world, a new, progressive 21st century attitude towards food!
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street / 7pm / PWYC
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