Radar: Art Battle 3, Boxing Day Special at the Garrison, the Cosmic Club, Girl & Boy 90s Party, New Year's Eve Extravaganza

Photo: untitled by Julie Lavelle, member of the blogTO Flickr Pool.

Events on Toronto's Radar for TUESDAY DECEMBER 29, 2009... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar.

COMPETITIVE ARTING | Art Battle
"Not all art is created equal" is the motto of this competition that pits visual artists against each other in a fight to the creative death. Painters are allowed five tools or brushes and have twenty minutes to create a masterpiece. After each round the audience will vote on the pieces and any painting that doesn't meet their approval will be ceremoniously destroyed. Contestants for the first three rounds will be randomly chosen, but the fourth round is the main event between Jenal Dolson and Peter Templeman.Those who are about to paint, we salute you!
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W., 7 pm

MUSIC | Boxing Day Special at the Garrison
While the What's in the Box festival continues over at the Drake, newbie music venue the Garrison is hosting its own mini-fest sandwiched between Christmas and New Year's. The bands playing are not necessarily household names yet, but the folks at the Garrison seem to have a knack for sniffing out talent. Tonight's bill is topped by punk/hardcore band Danger Bay, with openers Make Me Young, Vowls, We Take Lovers, and the distastefully-named Induced Labour.
The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W., $3 with 2 cans of food, 9 pm

PARTY | The Cosmic Club
The Cosmic Club is a new monthly party that's about to take up residence above Queen St. fashion boutique Lavish and Squalor. Vaneska, Barbi and Filthy Gorgeous will be spinning tunes which will be super future discolicious, and you're encouraged to don something metallic and shiny for this intergalactic dress-up party. Special life-art performance by Gia (I think "life-art" is code for "nudity"). Promises to be very hip and very sexy.
Above Lavish and Squalor, $10, 253 Queen St. W., 10 pm

PARTY | Girl & Boy 90s Dance Party
Parties in Clinton's low-ceilinged back room usually turn into cramped and sweaty affairs, which is not always an unwelcome thing on a cold December night that's supposed to dip into negative double digits on the thermometer. It's music from the 90s all night, which means the best of Britpop, hip hop, ironic Top 40, and apparently the Seinfeld theme song (try dancing to that!). Show up early and get in free.
Clinton's Tavern, 693 Bloor St. W., $5, Free before 11 pm, 10 pm

PARTY | Pop! New Year's Eve Extravaganza at the Century Room
The people at The Century Room either have terrible trouble reading their calendar or they're trying to cash in on the New Year's Eve party crowd a little early. They're calling tonight's jam a New Year's Eve Extravaganza, and it seems like a perfect chance to get some practice popping champagne and counting down to midnight. That way you'll do it right on Thursday. Music provided by Jedi and brought to you by the Pink Mafia, who always know how to throw a good party.
The Century Room, 500 King St. W., 10 pm

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