Radar: September 3, 2009
Events on Toronto's Radar for THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2009... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar.
MUSIC | Lullabye Arkestra CD Release
Toronto bass and drum duo Lullabye Arkestra release their new album Threats/Worship tonight. Drummer Justin Small, who also plays in Do Make Say Think, and bassist Kat Taylor have been together since 2001 and have since gained a steady following with their gritty propulsive tunes (somewhere in there they also married each other). They're supported by METZ and Brides, who continue their summer-long blitz of the city with yet another show.
Poor Alex Theatre, 722A Dundas St. W., $8, 9 pm
GALLERY | Phil Irish: Watershed
This exhibition by painter Phil Irish explores the relationship between personal turning points and changes in our physical environment. Hand drawn maps are embedded within the paintings, marking lifepaths in the personal and physical world. Irish's work has been featured in galleries across the country, and he's been nominated for the Kingston Prize for portraiture, as well as having the honour of being the City of Kitchener's Artist in Residence. Runs til September 20.
Lennox Contemporary, 12 Ossington Ave.
FILM| Sisters on the Planet
You wouldn't know it from the summer we've had, but apparently climate change is still a problem. As temperatures rise across the globe the world's vulnerable populations are affected disproportionately, and women are being hardest hit. Students Against Climate Change presents this series of short films by Oxfam about women fighting against the effects of global warming. The film will be followed by a discussion with environmental activists Dewan Azfal and Dorothy McDougall.
Hart House Debates Room, 1 King's College Circle, Free, 7 pm
TRIVIA | Trivia Night! The Return
School's just about back in session, but no need to enroll in any classes. Trivia nights at the Magpie combine all the fun of being tested with all the fun of getting drunk. The Magpie has some rare and delicious brews on tap and it'll be tough to keep your senses so you might want to brush up on your knowledge beforehand. Categories include Blinded by Science!, Capital Cities, (In)famous Teachers, and Random Shit. Winning team gets prize money.
Magpie, 831 Dundas St. W., $10 per team of 5, 8 pm
CONFERENCE | Ad Club Internet Day
Pundit for the digital age Jesse Brown is the centrepiece of this short symposium on the social ramifications of the internet. Brown, resident tech expert on CBC radio, will explore the ways in which our lives are increasingly defined by measurements and metrics, and how businesses can balance effectiveness with ethics. It's a pricey little get together, but probably worthwhile especially if you're in the industry and looking for a chance to learn a few things and make contacts while you're at it.
Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen St. W., $95, 11:30 am
MUSIC | Luxury Pond + Tanya Davis
Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy arranged the strings on Luxury Pond's self-titled CD,
so right there the duo has the endorsement of one of the godfathers of the Toronto independent scene. The band plays tonight with support from Tanya Davis, the Halifax-based poetic songwriter who's earned a bunch of nominations for those awards they seem to give out so often in the Maritimes.
Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave., PWYC, 10 pm
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