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Radar: Never Let Me Go Art Exhibit, The Golden Dogs In-Store, Public Displays of Affection Opening Reception, CBC at YDS Square, Sound Battle Royale Final Round

ART | Never Let Me Go Art Exhibit
A group of local artists have loosely tied their latest exhibit to the release of the new film Never Let Me Go. The theme of the exhibit is "What Does it Mean to be Human?" so you'll get to see how various local artists have interpreted that question. An extra incentive, first 200 people will receive a gift bag with a copy of the "Never Let Me Go" book and movie t-shirt. Just judging from the trailer, it doesn't seem like the type of movie you'd really want a t-shirt of, but what's free is free.
Resistor Gallery, 284E College St, Free, 7pm

MUSIC | The Golden Dogs In-Store
The Golden Dogs really like to take their time in-between albums, but that has seemed to be a good thing for them. Each album has gotten better and better, and I can only hope this remains true for their third release "Coat of Arms," which came out back in July (I haven't heard it yet...). You can check it out for yourself at Soundscapes tonight where they'll be doing a free in-store. They don't have a bigger show later tonight - this is it, so make sure you're there.
Soundscapes, 572 College St, Free, 7pm

ART | Public Displays of Affection Opening Reception
This event isn't as gross as it sounds; it's actually pretty cool. Last year PDA teamed up with Edmond Place (a new affordable housing development in Parkdale) to spruce up their apartments. Basically they want to make subsidized housing not look so depressing. This resulted in local artists and businesses designing and building over 60 pieces of furniture that will all go to the project. You can check these pieces out tonight at their opening reception, then after that the pieces will stay on display until the end of the month before disappearing into homes.
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, Free, 6pm-10pm

TV | The CBC at YDS Square
The CBC's fall lineup is starting soon and they will do anything to get you to watch it. All day today they'll be taking over Yonge-Dundas square with their ultra-Canadian programming. In the afternoon you can see live broadcasts of Q with Jian Ghomeshi, Steven & Chris, and Here & Now. Then into the evening you can meet the stars of some of their top programming like Dragon's Den, Being Erica, Men with Brooms (yeah, it's a new show... I know...), and Heartland. To be fair, CBC programming really isn't as bad as a lot of people make it out to be (for the most part), so you should go down and show your support because it could be a lot worse!
Yonge-Dundas Square, Free, All-Day

MUSIC | Sound Battle Royale Final Round
In case you've been out of the Toronto beat-making scene (is that a thing?), the Sound Battle Royale has gone through three rounds at The Drake Underground and is now down to the final eight contestants. That means you've skipped all the riff-raff and now you've only got the ripe cherries left. The prize for the best beat-maker is $1500 so it will be pretty exciting to see who takes it.

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