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Radar: Comedy at the Ossington, Hits Kids with Sebastien Grainger, LiveBand Karaoke, Body Language, Casablanca

COMEDY | Comedy at the Ossington
Of all the non-comedy club rooms in the city, this one is easily the best. Sara Hennessey (Video on Trial), Steph Kaliner, Greg Alsop & Jeremy Merserau all host Comedy at the Ossington, held the first wednesday of every month. The room is small but not too small, free from distractions and always has a killer line up. This month features Brutal Knights frontman and comedian Nick Flanagan, Deb Robinson, Mae Martin, Brian Barlow and open mic spots which could be filled by an established comedian looking for time or someone embarrassingly giving it a first go. Either one is great!
The Ossington (back room), 61 Ossington Ave, PWYC, 9pm

PARTY | Hits Kids with Sebastien Grainger
Sebastien Grainger has a huge list of musical accomplishments under his name. The former member of dance-punk duo Death from Above 1979 is now the lead of Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains, a member of the electronic band Bad Tits and has done remixes for the likes of Metric and Broken Social Scene. But tonight you can catch him DJing at the Sweaty Betty's clone Red Light where he'll apparently be drinking only Sapporo and playing whatever he feels like.
The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St W, Free, 10pm

KARAOKE | LiveBand Karaoke
Karaoke can be one of the most embarrassing things ever. And doing it with a live band could be even more embarrassing or it could just be way more fun (it's like you're in a band!). PinkMafia is hosting some live band karaoke at The Drake Underground with SHARKWEEK - one of the hardest working bands in karaoke. Check out the huge list of songs they know, pick one and start rehearsing for tonight. Or don't, everyone knows the best part of karaoke is watching the stinkers.
The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St W, $5, 9pm

ART | Body Language
First off, you're probably asking what a lino print is. Well I've Googled it for you and here it is: it's a simple, old method of block printing using a carved piece of wood. Still confused? Check this out. For everyone else that's on the same page, lets begin. Back in 2007, Catherine MacIntosh decided to make a series of lino prints with the design being drawn without the pencil ever leaving the block. She made 64 of them and now 3 years later she is displaying them in her Body Language exhibition. Tonight is the opening night and it runs to the 15th, with a reception happening on September 8th.
Project 165, 165 Augusta Ave, Free, 12pm-8pm

FILM | Summer Movie Night: Casablanca
Here's lookin' at you kid". If you know the quote but don't know the movie, it's time to change that. Casablanca, which is thought by many to be the greatest movie of all time, is playing at Metro Square tonight as part of the TIFF Summer Movie Night Series. This is the last film of the series, so it's your last time to see the unique CN Tower light show that signals the start of the movie. It's also your last time to check out the Summer Movie Night Menu, featuring selections from restaurants in the district such as Il Fornello, Big Daddy's Crab Shack & Oyster Bar, Cayo Coco and and the significantly less impressive Swiss Chalet.
Metro Square, Free, 9pm

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