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Radar: Gladstone 5th anniversary bash, Attenberg, Yolanda Be Cool, Delicious, Michou, Brett Caswell, Pat Robitaille & The North, Sea Change, and more

PARTY | Gladstone 5th Anniversary Bash
The West Queen West landmark (or at least its contemporary iteration) turns five today, and the occasion is being marked with a full open house, room giveways and a couple of art shows. Look out for work by Artist Bruno Billio and a group exhibition curated by Speakeasy's David Brown. Other performers include: Elizabeth Shepherd Trio, Les Singes Bleus, Skin Tight Outta Sight, The Tabla Guy and Mason Bach, featuring the DJ's from Phunk'd and Goin' Steady. A surprise guest is also scheduled to take the stage at midnight.
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W, 8pm onward, FREE

FILM | Attenberg
Winner of New Voices Competition at the Whistler Film Festival, Canada has pledged its love for the beautiful Greek film, Attenberg. Young starlet Ariane Labed also won a Coppa Volpi for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her dazzling performance as Marina. This film follows the story of Marina's life as she "navigates between her father's terminal illness and her first, not-so-great sexual experiences." Playing for a week only, Attenberg is not to be missed.
The Royal (608 College Street), 7pm & 9pm $15 GA, $12 Students

MUSIC | Yolanda Be Cool
At this point, if you haven't heard the track 'We No Speak Americano' then it's pretty much a given that you're living under a rock. It has made its way all the way from Australia, the birthplace of Yolanda Be Cool, and back again, topping the charts around the world, and picking up two 2010 ARIA Music Award nominations along the way. Come see these lads from down under electrify the stage at the Mod Club tonight.
Mod Club (722 College Street), 10pm, $15 + S/C

FILM | Delicious: A Celebration of People of Colour in Erotic Film
Delicious is not a descriptor but rather a state of mind, at least in the case of tonight's event, which is appropriately titled. It is a celebration of people of colour in erotic film and for those who say 'I'll try anything once.' There will be screenings of four erotic films and performances by Masti Khor and Wrong Note Rusty and the MC of the evening is CoCo La Crème. Warning: this is not for the faint of heart!
Bread and Circus (299 Augusta Street), 9pm $12

MUSIC | Michou, Brett Caswell, Pat Robitaille & The North
Four sets of superb talent will be taking over the iconic Horseshoe tonight. We have Michou, inspiring us with some folk-rock flavour, Brett Caswell, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, young up-and-comer Pat Robitaille and The North, a blues-rock band who will capture your attention with their live set. There's really no reason not to go, and if money's an issue, with cover being only 8 bucks I'm sure you can dig up some couch change. Now hussle.
The Horseshoe (368 Queen Street West), 9pm $8

PERFORMANCE | Sea Change - A Night of New Performance
Sea Change pays homage to the many different shapes art can take. It happens every three months and features creative new works each time. Tonight's event brings together the talents of a musician, a slam poet, a playwright, a poet and an illustrator, all under one roof. Last year's sold out in under a week so it's highly recommended to bust a move and get your paws on tickets before you head down.
CineCycle (behind 129 Spadina Avenue), 7:30pm $7

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