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Radar: Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Vans Syndicate Launch Party, ALTdot Comedy Lounge, I Saw I Was I, Elvis Monday

THEATRE | Sexual Perversity in Chicago
David Mamet is a lot of things, a filmmaker, essayist, author - but he is most well known as a playwright, having received a pulitzer prize and many Tony and Oscar nominations. One of his first works that gained him notoriety was Sexual Perversity in Chicago, a play that made waves in '74 about the sexual lives of two men and two women. It has been put on a gazillion times but most recently, The Perverse Players Co-op are putting it on at Unit C, carrying on their tradition of performances in found spaces.
Unit C, 102 Foxley Place, $15, 8pm

FASHION | Vans Syndicate Launch Party
The Baitshop is celebrating becoming one of the only three places in Canada where you can buy Vans Syndicates, by throwing a big party at their studio. What is a Vans Syndicate? Good question, I didn't know until five mintues ago either. They are a special brand of skate shoes based on classic Vans models, but made with significantly upgraded materials. I'm guessing if you skateboard, this means something to you. Also if you skateboard, you'd be happy to know they're also having a ramp competition with the prize being a pair of said shoes. Better start practicing your ollies, and grinds, and tailflips and stuff like that.
Baitshop Studio, 358 Dufferin St Unit 117, 7pm, 19+

COMEDY | ALTdot Comedy Lounge
Pay What You Can is always a tricky thing. You can always pay more than you do. Why don't they just make it $5 because that's what they're expecting and that's what people give. No one wants to be that a-hole who slides them a loonie. Anywho, tonight's show at the Rivoli is PWYC and is a night of stand up comedy hosted by Video on Trial's Debra DiGiovanni. She's joined by fellow funny people Ryan Maglunob, Amanda Day, Dave Martin and Steve Scholtz. Jeeze, with that little PWYC bit, I should be on that show too, right?!
Rivoli, 334 Queen St W, PWYC, 9pm

MUSIC | Elvis Monday
Don't worry, this isn't an Elvis impersonator show (a.k.a. a sadness convention). Elvis Monday is Toronto's longest running indie music showcase. Tonight's show features regulars The People of Canada, powerpop-ers EX-PO and soul singer Mamabolo. Definitely something for everyone, and with it being free -- there's no complaining.
The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St W, Free, 9pm

The New Dub Poets Society is putting on a night of poetry, narrative, spoken word and experimental writing. You can hear readings from one of the most diverse poets in the city, Robert Priest, who also appears on the CBC spoken-word show Wordbeat. Also reading is Carrie Young, OCAD Contemporary & Experimental writing students and an open mic.
OCAD - Room 187, 100 McCaul, Free, 7pm

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