Weekend Radar: Toronto Zombie Walk, Northbound Leather's Annual Fetish Party, Tom Green at the Phoenix, Canzine 2010, Crowd Karaoke, Really, Really Free Market
Saturday, October 23
PARADE | Toronto Zombie Walk
"They came, at first, in groups of two and three. With each passing year, their numbers grow - along with their vile cravings for deliciously succulent human brains. Some day, their guttural moans and outstretched hands may well outnumber those of the terrified living." One of the year's most fun and photo-friendly events, the Toronto Zombie walk returns today at 3pm. Look for photos from the proceedings tomorrow.
Starts at Trinity Bellwoods Park at 3pm
PARTY | Vanilla? Northbound Leather's annual Fashion Show & Fetish Party
I've never been to one of these parties, but I've gotten numerous reports that they're an awesome time. This year's version ponders the degree to which fetish culture has infiltrated mainstream and vice versa, so newbies might just feel especially welcome.
Sound Academy, $45 in Advance, $55 at the Door, 10pm onwards.
COMEDY | The Tom Green World Stand-Up Comedy Tour
I'm not sure if Tom Green can bring his particularly brand of funny to the stand up environment, but it might be worth seeing him give it a go. One thing is for certain, Green will likely do more than a few things that are unexpected, obnoxious and/or ridiculous to engage the audience.
The Phoenix, $22.50-26.50, 8pm
Sunday, October 24
MAGAZINE FAIR | Canzine 2010
Canzine returns with over 100 zines, homemade videogames (I have no idea what those'll be like) and a puppet slam. There's also a chance to pitch to your book to a panel of editors, so you best be bringing your A-game. Admission aslo gets you a copy of Broken Pencil Magazine.
The Great Hall, $5, 1pm-7pm
MUSIC | Crowd Karaoke
I'll leave this one to the event listings: 1. COME ready to sing your hearts out! 2. CHOOSE a song to add to the playlist! 3. SING together on the dancefloor while the lyrics are projected in front of you and the music swells in the background! Pretty simple, and way better for chickens who aren't willing to get up on stage alone.
The Holy Oak Cafe, 1241 Bloor St. West, PWYC, 8pm to 12am
MARKET | Really Really Free Market!
Even though a gift economy is, strictly speaking, impossible -- it would, after all, exceed the very nature of economy and exchange -- that doesn't mean we shouldn't try our best to put one in place. And so Project 165 presents "a community-space for sharing - where people bring what they have to give, take what they need, and leave the rest. It's kinda like a potluck, but for goods and services." More details here.
Project 165, 165 Augusta Ave, Free (obviously), 12 to 7pm
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