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Radar: Nu-Jazz Festival, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Free screening, National Day of Action, Saffron Banyan, TEXTILEcity

MUSIC | Nu-Jazz Festival
That place where funk, soul, hip hop, DJ culture, and live electronics meets is what "Nu Jazz" is all about. Celebrating its 3rd season, T-Dot promoter Jay Cleary's fest has an awesome launch party lined up for tonight featuring Rich Medina, The Souljazz Orchestra, The Minotaurs, and DJ Nana. It's gonna kick!
The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W), 9pm, $15

FILM | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Don't you always feel that your new girlfriend or boyfriend's 'exes' are trying to kill you? Scott Pilgrim has to deal with just that, and must emerge victorious to get the girl in the hilarious comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim, this comedy, set in Toronto, was originally released in August and tonight's free screening celebrates next week's Blu Ray/DVD release of the film.
Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), FREE, 7pm

RALLY | National Day of Action at OCAD
This afternoon students from OCAD will get the ball rolling to raise awareness about fee increases, and generally what they see as "increasing commercialisation and privatisation of public education" (from OCAD website). They will be joined by students from Ryerson, U of T and more for an 'old school' rally to bring the power back to the student people, all in line with "Global Wave Of Action For Education."
Butterfield Park, OCAD (100 McCaul Street)

CULTURE | Saffron Banyan
Saffron Banyan is a well-needed humanitarian movement dedicated to helping the women in poverty stricken slums of Trichy City, South India. The idea is to equip these individuals with self-sustaining small businesses to help them thrive and survive. Tonight at the Smiling Buddha Bar, four bands, plus a bevy of local artists will gather to raise funds for this cause.
Smiling Buddha Bar (961 College St.)

Art and fashion students know that the Textile Museum is an important link for art forms that don't find a place in other traditional gallery spaces. Items such as carpets, fabrics, beadwork and other related pieces from around the globe dating back to antiquity. The TMC has a new executive director, Shauna McCabe, and tonight's festivities are going to be quite the meet and greet of the highest order. It is also a fundraiser for the museum's Future Fund.
St. Lawrence Hall (157 King Street East), Reservations required, $125 (includes one-year TMC membership).

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Writing by Jason Steidman. Photo by gab|e in the blogTO Flickr pool.

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