Toronto Events

Radar: Silent Street Kidstreet and Kashka, Breathless Opening, Wildlife/Topanga/Grounders at the Bovine, Jump Ship with Sumugan Sivanesan, Midnight Massacre

MUSIC | Silent Street: Kidstreet and Kashka
Kidstreet really came into their own at the end of last year, making a name for themselves in Toronto and beyond, mostly due to their knack for electric live shows that kept people salivating for more. Their music brings together the perfect ingredients to make their stage presence ooze with energy. Expect their debut album out later this year on Nettwerk - cannot wait. Kashka opens, the wondrous side project of Kat Burns from Forest City Lovers.
Teranga Bar (159 Augusta Avenue), 9pm $5

FILM | Breathless Opening Night
Winner of over 16 awards around the world, Breathless is opening tonight for a Toronto audience at the Carleton Theatre. It explores the life of Sang-hoon and his friendship with an unexpected friend that develops into a testament of raw companionship amongst hard times.
Carleton Theatre (20 Carleton Street), 7pm $15

MUSIC | Wildlife / Topanga / Grounders
Three hot, young bands from Toronto will be playing tonight at the Bovine. Wildlife is reminiscent of Mumford & Sons but with a bit more edge. Topanga is not your junior high crush from Boy Meets World but rather an edgy, upbeat foursome, recently compared to Tokyo Police Club and Phoenix. And Grounders are fresh on the scene, creating pop-infused tunes that are leaving their mark throughout the city. Sounds like a kick-ass lineup that will is sure to begin your weekend with a bang.
The Bovine Club (542 Queen Street West), 9pm $5

DISCUSSION | Jump Ship - dinner and artist talk with Sumugan Sivanesan
Tonight marks the first even of 'The Bridge' series, Toronto Free Gallery's monthly speaker series. The inaugural speaker will be Sumugan Sivanesan, an artist from Australia. This series "uses the format of a sit-down dinner as a site of engagement and conversation about gaps in racial, social, and economic inequality, and equal representation." Sivanesan will talk about these issues in relation to his own work and experience. This is a unique way to engage in conversation in an informal setting over dinner. Doesn't food make everything better?
Toronto Free Gallery (1277 Bloor Street West), 7pm $15

FILM | Midnight Massacre
Back by popular demand is the Fringe Toronto hit Duel of Ages: Midnight Massacre. It is a riveting and rowdy show; a play with six combat scenes showcasing various ages in the history of dueling. This ain't Mortal Combat, this is the real thing, live in front of your eyes. All proceeds from tonight go to the Fringe's artist outreach programs.
Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street), 11pm (reception) 12am (show) $25


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