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Radar: Lowbrow Show, The D'Urbervilles and the Great Bloomers, Shut Up and Laugh, Snowed In at the NFB

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Events on Toronto's Radar for MONDAY DECEMBER 28, 2009... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar.

GALLERY | Lowbrow Show at 52 McCaul
New kid on the block 52 McCaul opens a new exhibition today. The Lowbrow Show focuses on a pop-surrealist style of visual art made popular in New York and San Francisco known as lowbrow, but seeks to foster Toronto's own art scene rather than import pieces from over the border. Five young talents will be on display in recent OCAD graduate Lucas Espin, Iranian-born Torontonian Mahban Ghadakpour, fine art student Rajni Perera, spiritualist Kristin Vincec, and illustrator Adrian Forrow. Runs until January 11.
52 McCaul Gallery, 52 McCaul Street,

MUSIC | What's In The Box Festival w/ the D'Urbervilles and the Great Bloomers
The Drake's winter music festival continues tonight with another strong bill. Post-punk quartet The D'Urbervilles are fresh off recording a new record and are getting some hype thanks in part to frontman John O'Regan's Pitchfork-approved side project Diamond Rings. The Great Bloomers are always good for a high energy set that usually ends in a singalong followed by a stage invasion. Air France plays a DJ set.
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., $5, 8 pm

COMEDY | Shut Up and Laugh
The Comedy Bar wants you to laugh, and they won't take no for an answer. Nine comics will be performing tonight under the Shut Up and Laugh Bill, including James Rock, Adrian Sawyer, Bob Kerr, and Trevor Wilson. Hosted by Ari Shelemay, whose work has been featured on Will Ferrell-founded site Funny or Die. A great way to laugh off the holiday blues.
The Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., $5, 8 pm

FILM | Snowed In
From now until the end of the holidays the National Film Board's Mediatheque is offering family-friendly programming. Every day the NFB will screen winter-themed short films Christmas Cracker, Leon in Wintertime, Ludovic - the Snow Gift and It's Snow followed by workshops in film-making for kids, teaching them how to animate film and even create 3-D claymation scenes. Daily screenings are free and workshops cost only $5.
Mediatheque, 150 John St., Free - $5, 12 pm - 3 pm daily

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