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Radar: Hands & Teeth, Antoine Duhamel's "Loud Friction," TWM: Pow Wows, Shakey Aches & More, Uma Nota with Maracatu Mar Aberto, DJ Medecine Man & More, When Sisters Speak, Pillow Fight League!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH

MUSIC | Hands & Teeth
Hands & Teeth are a local five-piece, who just dropped their debut EP, "Enjoy Your Lifestyle" in October of last year. They describe their sound as "the product of an unholy union between Roxy Music and Fleetwood Mac". This same sense of humour permeates H&T's band photos, and the subtly ironic 'kitch'/vintage aesthetic of their cover art and promo material. Tonight's set at The Silver Dollar will be supported by openers Tropicalia, and Little City.
The Silver Dollar (486 Spadina Avenue ), 10PM $6

ART | Antoine Duhamel "Loud Friction" - Opening Reception
Antoine Duhamel's "Loud Friction" exhibit opens tonight at Whippersnapper Gallery. Duhamel's work tends to subvert archetypes and cliches found throughout the history of contemporary art, especially portaits. These provoking visuals will be complimented by a performance from singer/songwriter Tim Moxam.
Whippersnapper Gallery (549b Dundas Street West) 7PM FREE

MUSIC | TWM: Pow Wows, Shakey Aches, and more
Tonight there are four bands ready to keep your Saturday night's "Rock" knob cranked to 11! The mucho-distorto sounds of Pow Wows will headline this bill at Rancho tonight, and the debut gig for Diffierent Skeletons will get the party started. Sam Coffey, and The Shakey Aches from Ottawa will fill out the bill sweetly.
Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street) 9PM $6

MUSIC | Uma Nota w/ Maracatu Mar Aberto, DJ Medecine Man + More
A brilliant and funky night of world-groove at Lula this eve. On the live side, there are the Afro-Brazilian sounds of Maracatu Mar Aberto, complete with percussion, trumpet, vocals and more. On the DJ side, there's a kickin' pool of talent, headed by DJ Medicine Man, a maven of world/groove fusion, whose cutting-edge radio show "No Man's Land" on CIUT has earned him a loyal and enthusiastic following here in TO. Other funky sounds will be coming from DJ General Eclectic, and Arty B.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 10PM $5 before 11PM, then $10

CULTURE | The 11th Annual "When Sisters Speak" Spoken Word Concert
Time to listen to the "Sisters" speak! This eve at the STLC, there will be a stellar lineup of spoken word artists from both TO, other provinces, and a few performers from the US, too. A dance performance by Tamla Matthews is promised, as well.
St. Lawrence Centre For The Arts (27 Front Street East) 8PM $35 and up

OTHER EVENTS ON OUR SATURDAY RADAR

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16TH

COMEDY | Laugh Sabbath presents.... Talent Show
Although the central purpose of the weekly comedy series "Laugh Sabbath" has nothing to do with Satan, there's always a chance he might make an appearance. After all, I'm sure like all of us, he could use a good chuckle or two. Tonight's comedic contributors include host James Harnett, Tim Gilbert, Sara Hennessey, Dan Ramos, and many more.
The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West) 8:30PM $5

FILM | Silent Sundays presents "The Thief Of Baghdad"
Silent Sundays is The Revue Cinema's regular screening of flicks from Hollywood's classic 'silent' era. This week's feature is the 1924 epic "The Thief Of Bagdad," a fantasy feature complete with swashbuckling, flying carpets, and monsters. In keeping with the practices of the time, there will be live musical accompaniment to the film, courtesy of pianist William O'Meara.
The Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue) 4PM $12

MUSIC | Poor Boy Clothing Presents: Live-To-Air-Sundays at Rancho Relaxo
It isn't often you can go T-shirt shopping, and catch some awesome music in the same venue, but tonight is your chance! Poor Boy Clothing will be starting their bi-weekly showcase at Rancho with four bands for your 'eardification': Rape Tazer, Fitness, Crashing Cars, and Elos Arma make up tonight's musical festivities. The show will also be broadcast on indielove.ca.
Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street) 9PM $5

THEATRE | Behold Man! A fundraising cabaret
A fundraiser is the name of Art! More specifically, all proceeds from this evening of "song, dance, poetry, costume, burlesque, and Lady Gaga" will be helping to fund the upcoming Ecce Homo production, "Of A Monstrous Child". This new work is slated to premiere in February at a special Rhubarb Festival performance.
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street) PWYC ($10 suggested)

OTHER EVENTS ON OUR SUNDAY RADAR

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