Radar: Ohbijou at the Tranzac, Look at What the Light Did Now, Boylesque, Scarygirl Book Launch, The Border Patrol Reading Series, Chef's Challenge with Gordon Ramsay, Wrongbar 3 Year Anniversary, Santa Claus Parade
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20TH
FILM | What In The World Are They Spraying?
What are those trails that last just a little too long behind jet airplanes flying by? This film investigates the conspiracy theory claiming that those streaks are in fact chemicals being spread across the atmosphere in order to control climate change, and the chemical makeup of water and soil on the earth's surface. Inquiring minds will want to check this out... The Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street W) 7PM $10
MUSIC | Delhi 2 Dublin
World-fusion group Delhi 2 Dublin (aka.D2D) hits the Mod Club tonight to rock everyone's world with their fiddle-led, dhol-driven, Celtic/Bhangra mix. This eclectic, and very danceable band is still riding on the release of their latest album "Planet Electric", and promises a real party for all who attend. Mod Club Theatre (722 College Street) 7PM $14
MUSIC | International Pop Overthrow @ The Rivoli
The International Pop Overthrow (known affectionately as IPO) is a unique festival. Like many fests such as Lollapalooza, or the Vans Warped Tour, IPO will appear across the US with a few select dates in Canada. However, this festival is unique in an interesting way: the acts and schedule are unique to each city. Tonight closes the four-day festival with 8 bands, including local headliner Broomfiller, and a resurrection of Hogtown's '80s power-pop darlings The Jitters. The Rivoli (334 Queen St. W) 8PM $10
FOOD | Chef's Challenge: The Ultimate Battle For A Cure With Gordon Ramsay
Who wouldn't want their culinary butt kicked for a good cause? Tonight's Chef's Challenge will find Gordon Ramsay, Mark McEwan, Jamie Kennedy and other hot shots participating with all proceeds going to the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, and The Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre at Mount Sinai Hosptial. The Carlu (444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor) 7PM Pre-registration required.
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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21ST
MUSIC | Tiger Bar Jam
The 'jamband' is a genre that exists somewhere between rock and jazz, often laced with funk, reggae, and even world music. Sadly, there exists no real club scene or musical infrastructure here in Toronto to support this exciting and creative music. Tonight's showcase is a great way to get a taste, and support this monthly showcase curated by Jamtastic Concerts. Tonight's lineup includes headliners Must Stash Hat, The New Stems, Suburban Smith, and more. The Tiger Bar (414 College St. - downstairs) 8PM $10
ART | Washi Art Sale
Washi is a hand-produced Japanese paper made from the inner barks of three different plants. Local artists utilizing this beautiful and versatile material will have their works on display and for sale this afternoon. This promises to be a great way to explore a world of Eastern-influenced art, and perhaps get some holiday shopping done in one place. The Japanese Paper Place (77 Brock Ave.) 11AM FREE
WORKSHOP | Alexandre Technique For Performers
Movement is a vitally important part of our daily existence. For actors, dancers, and musicians, this importance is even more obvious as it relates to and enables the everyday execution of one's work. Tendonitis, back problems, and posture issues can all be the result of impulsive and improperly 'directed' movement, stemming from poor habits that have been ingrained over the course of many years. The Alexander Technique, originally developed at the end of the 19th century, is essentially a system or method designed to improve posture and enable economic and 'proper' motion and use of muscles. The Ernest Balmer Studio (55 Mill Street, Building 58, Studio 315) 10AM $40 Public / $30 Students & Seniors.
MUSIC | Heather Segger Quartets: Residency at Somewhere There
Residencies at Somewhere There allow both emerging and established improvisers to experiment with any aspect of performance they desire. Composer and trombonist, Heather Segger has made the mandate for her residency "to play some of my compositions with a different group each week, experimenting with how the personalities of the musicians bring out the music in different ways". Tonight's lineup includes Heather on trombone, Chris Pruden on piano, Mark Godfrey on bass, and Lowell Whitty on drums. Somewhere There (227 Sterling Rd. #112) 5PM $8/PWYC
CULTURE | Toronto Santa Claus Parade
Some Holiday traditions never grow old. Regardless of one's religious denomination, TO's Santa Claus Parade has always been that special Sunday that hails the beginning of the Winter season, especially for the little ones. There is a free pre-parade breakfast, compliments of President's Choice, between 9 and 11am at Yonge + Dundas Square. This year's parade begins its route at the Christie Pits at 12:45pm, and heads West, jogging South until it concludes at the St. Lawrence Market. Christie Pits (Bloor and Christie) 12:45PM FREE
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