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Radar: Stilt Walking, Catch Me if You Can, Art Bar Poetry, Dragonette, GLAM, S'mores in the City

COMMUNITY | Stilt Walking
There are many of the fine circus arts that have been forgotten or abandoned over the years. For example, the grooming and maintaining of a luscious beard made of bees, or spinning your assistant on a vertical wheel just-so that they dodge the knives you throw at them. Arguably these are not skills we need our modern lives, but since The Clay & Paper Theatre are doing a drop-in work shop on stilt walking this evening, why not learn? It can't hurt to have that skill under your belt, especially if you are under 5"5' and at a concert, or trying to get the cookie jar down from on top of the fridge. And you don't even have to bring your own stilts, they provide them for you!
Dufferin Grove Park, PWYC ($5 suggested), 7-9pm

FILM | Catch Me if You Can
Eight years ago a movie called Catch Me If You Can came out and it was awesome, but you probably already know that because everyone saw it. But you probably didn't see it outside on a summers night with a hundred other people, which sounds like a great way to watch it. Lucky then that it's showing at Yonge-Dundas Square tonight as part of this summers series of free outdoor heist films. Not only do you get to see a young Leonardo Dicaprio, fresh off his post-Titanic hibernation, but the great Tom Hanks sporting his best Boston accent and arguably Steven Speilbergs' last great movie (nobody liked the new Indiana Jones, right?). WARNING: After watching this movie, you'll be extremely tempted
to con your way around the world as an airplane pilot. You shouldn't do it.
Yonge-Dundas Square, Free, 8:30pm

ARTS | Art Bar Poetry
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you don't hear enough poetry, which is strange because Toronto hosts Canada's longest running weekly-poetry series. Tonight you can hear work by Sandra Ridley, Ottawa's Rob Mclennan and Xtra managing editor Marcus McCann. One of the most exciting parts of this series though is the open mic where anyone can read, whether it be a seasoned veteran, Toronto's next big thing, or you.
Clintons, 693 Bloor St W, Free, 8pm

MUSIC | GLAM! A Variety Show of Epic Proportions
With a name like "GLAM! A Variety Show of Epic Proportions", you are almost expected to walk in with high expectations. Which makes me think that that is exactly why this won't disappoint. This show also features some of the best up and coming standup talent in Toronto such as Martha O'Neill, Diana Love, and Topher McFarlane. Sounds pretty good right? There's more! Also musical performances by Morgan Sadler, Brian Doyle, musical comedy duo Brock & McGill. Not to mention all proceeds go towards to Canadian Cancer Society. So this sounds pretty epic, right?
The Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave, $5, 8pm.

MUSIC | Dragonette
Local Synth-Pop heroes Dragonette stop in at The Mod Club to play a hometown show in the midst of their North American tour. The band is still out promoting their second full length release "Fixin' to Thrill", so you're almost guaranteed to hear hits like Pick Up The Phone and Easy, as well as old favourites such as I Get Around. You'll probably also want to wear your sharpest duds, as the band has a reputation for being one of the most styling bands in pop right now. New York electro duo Shy Child open, so you'll want to make sure and get there early because you don't want to miss them!
The Mod Club, 722 College St, 8pm, All Ages

FOOD | S'mores in the City
Remember how good S'mores tasted when you'd make them over an open campfire? They're just not the same when melting them over a hot element in your kitchen. Which is why Hershey's is putting on S'mores in the City this afternoon at the Harbourfront Centre, celebrating National S'mores Day. Yes, apparently National S'mores Day is a real thing, and that's awesome! All afternoon, experts from Hershey's Kitchens will be putting on intense one-on-one S'mores making sessions so you're S'mores will never taste like butane again. With August already in full swing, if you haven't had your S'mores fix for the summer, I think it's about time.
Harbourfront Centre, Noon-2pm, Free

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Writing by Pat Fairbairn. Photo: "Chivas USA vs Toronto FC" by ChrisFizik, member of the blogTO Flickr Pool.


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