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Radar: UndieComp 3D, Ladyhawk with Quest For Fire, Danko Jones, Beit Zatoun's First Year Anniversary Open House, Vintage Cuts: On The Home Front, Best Coast & Wavves at the Phoenix


CULTURE | UndieComp 3D
Inspired by Nevada's annual Burning Man gathering, tonight's multi-disciplinary happening will feature art, music, DJs, games, community and a "crowning underwear competition". In keeping with Burning Man's principles of 'gifting' and "decommodification", there will be no cash transactions on site this evening. A potluck bar will provide beverages. Prepare for an experience!
The Centre Of Gravity (1300 Gerrard Street) 9PM $20 ($12 advance) + gift bar 'potluck'

MUSIC | Ladyhawk w/ Quest For Fire and Duffy And the Doubters
Heavy alert! This triple-bill is going to deliver the rock goods! Vancouver-based Ladyhawk, signed to US label Jagjaguwar, are tonight's headliner. Support act Quest For Fire could easily pack the place alone, with their heavy riff-driven sound that often gives nod to early psych tones and vocal delivery. Getting the show started is Duffy And the Doubters. You are advised to arrive early as advance tickets are long gone, but there are 70 tickets that will be available at the door.
The Shop Under Parts & Labour (1566 Queen Street West) 10PM $12

CLUBS | Reality Bytes - Xtra Cheese Edition!!!
Reality Bytes is back! Your fave monthly 90s night that serves it up like no other returns to Augusta House tonight, and turns the retro dial up high. We've been promised some extra cheeze on top, so don't be surprised if some syrupy boy band crooning and other "guilty pleasures" are added to the mix.
Augusta House (152a Augusta Avenue) 9PM FREE

CULTURE | Beit Zatoun's First Year Anniversary Open House
It has indeed been a year since Beit Zatoun opened its door in Toronto's Annex neighborhood. This community centre focused on Middle Eastern culture hosts performances, exhibitions, and other related events revolving around Middle Eastern political and cultural issues. To celebrate this milestone, some amazing entertainment is planned: the Persian music of The Sarv Ensemble, the music and movement of Maryem Hassan Tollar and Roula Said, Karim Sultan's oud playing, and much more.
Beit Zatoun (612 Markham Street) 6:30PM PWYC

MUSIC | Bob Marley Tribute w/House of David Gang
It's Bob Marley's B-Day weekend! Nesta Robert's official birthday is Sunday the 6th, but such a political, musical, and cultural icon deserves a weekend in his honor, no doubt.
House Of David Gang, a reggae act with much Jah-cred, will headline, and joining them this evening are Friendlyness & Human Rights, plus special guests, including High Plains Drifter and more. In the spirit of the man himself, there is a humanitarian vibe behind the party - your cover is discounted if you bring a canned food item for the Parkdale Food Bank.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West) 9PM $10 with food donation/ $15 without



MUSIC | Best Coast & Wavves
Counting Thurston Moore and Bill Murray amongst their fans, LA-based neo-surf-garage rockers Best Coast hang five into TO for a slamming gig at The Phoenix tonight.
Also on the bill tonight is Wavves, a San Diego noise-pop trio who are faves of Paste and Spin mags, and gained some fame for their lead singer's "public breakdown" at the 2009 Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival.
The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St) 8PM $18

MUSIC | 6th Annual Bob Marley Tribute Weekend
Another Bob Marley celebration tonight! This one has great music, and is good for the community, with all proceeds going to the Yonge Street Mission Food Bank. This annual event has a good track record for raising charitable funds. Musical performers include Shalli, Tonya P, DJ Tasha Rosez, and more.
The Annex Wreckroom (794 Bathurst Street) 9PM $10 / $7 with food donation

MUSIC | Turkish & Balkan Music - Brenna MacCrimmon & Friends
Brenna MacCrimmon is no dilettante when it comes to Turkish and Balkan music - this is no passing phase for the Toronto singer. MacCrimmon has been studying Turkish music since the late 1980s, and has been an avid listener since she was a teenager. After having visited Istanbul many times, and studying there for an extended period, she is respected internationally as a Turkish folk singer. It will be a great treat to catch her performance this evening in an intimate setting. Joining her is Stari Sestri.
Holy Oak (1241 Bloor Street West) 9PM PWYC

SPORTS | Drake Supperbowl w/host Ryan Horwood
A Superbowl smorgasbord that only The Drake can deliver! Catch the game live on 3 big screen TVs, plus there will be platters of BBQ, tasty brews, and more eats. A tailgate party in the Underground, and some head-scratching trivia during breaks in the game makes this even better than being there!
The Drake Underground (1150 Queen Street West) 5PM $15


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