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Radar: What's In the Box Festival Closing Night, Fierce Fabulous and Festive, Animals Take Over the ROM, New Year's Eve Warm Up

Photo: "Pig Face Sausage on Lentils at the Hoof Cafe" by Stacey McCool, member of the Toronto Food Flickr Pool.

Events on Toronto's Radar for WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 30, 2009... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar.

Tomorrow is New Year's Eve, the giant hairy ape of all party days for those of us in Listings Land. That makes today New Year's Eve Eve, and with the following few exceptions, everyone's too busy buying liquor, confetti and personal lubricant to do anything interesting. Stay tuned for tomorrow, cause it's the big one.

MUSIC | What's In the Box Festival Closing Night
The final night of the 2009 edition of What's In the Box showcases some great electro music with Glaswegian techno outfit Alex Smoke, Montreal's Pheek, Torontonian Noah Pred and dance nerd Vincent Lemieux. Meanwhile upstairs in the Drake Lounge classical pianist Todor Kobakov will warm things up early and DJ Johnny Hockin will keep it pumping til late.
Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., $5, 10 pm

CABARET | The Sedina Show: Fierce, Fabulous and Festive
Performer, producer and creator Sedina Fiati hits up Free Times with her one-woman cabaret tonight. Fiati is a bona fide mover and shaker in the Toronto theatre world and uses her talent both onstage and behind the scenes. As an outreach worker at the non-profit bcurrent theatre, she's helping bring the dramatic arts to Toronto's youth and as a performer she's delighted audiences with her 1950s inspired pin-up shows at the Summerworks Festival. Expect holiday and non-holiday tunes tonight, and plenty of style.
Free Times CafĂŠ, 320 College St., $10, 8 pm

MUSEUM | Animals Take Over the ROM
Most of the animals you usually see at the Royal Ontario Museum are of the inanimate persuasion, so it's a special treat to see some live critters inside the gallery walls. Starting this week and extending until January 3rd, visitors to the ROM will get some face time with frisky guests as part of a special week of programming. Meet Cosmo the ring tailed lemur and Sammy the African serval, make animal masks, or go on a scavenger hunt.
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, $15-$28, 11 am to 4:30 pm daily

PARTY | New Year's Eve Warmup
One of Toronto's skinniest bars throws a New Year's Eve Eve party tonight. Enjoy Sutra Tiki's shadowy atmosphere while listening to tunes hand picked by Tight Knit's Justin Tyce, Montreal's DJ Holloway and O-God. Tomorrow night's the big one so ease yourself into it with a low-key souljam.
Sutra Tiki Bar, 612 College St., 10 pm

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