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Radar: GirlFight, Yellow Face, Human Rights Watch, Craftstock Festival, Lemon Bucket Orkestra

DUEL | GirlFight - fundraiser for Nellie's Women's Shelter
This is girl-on-girl action free of pillows, lingerie and playful giggles. These women may mind themselves in compromising positions but in this scenario this means cornered in the boxing ring. GirlFight, presented by Newsgirls Toronto, the city's all-girl boxing club, is a six match women's boxing tournament with all the proceeds going to Nellie's Women's Shelter. Feisty and fearless is the name of the game tonight.
99 Sudbury (99 Sudbury Street), 7-10pm $20

THEATRE | Yellow Face
A dizzying stage production, Yellow Face is brought to us by the Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. It tells the story of the man himself and his "struggle to define racial identity in the mixed-up melting pot of contemporary America." The Toronto premiere of this hilarious and intuitive play happens tonight at Hart House Theatre, and the show runs until March 12.
Hart House Theatre (7 Hart House Circle), 8pm $25 adults, $15 seniors & students

FILM | Human Rights Watch Closing Night Film Screening and Reception
This evening marks the closing night of this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival with a remarkable film entitled ILLEGAL from Belgium/France/Luxemburg and directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse. It is a "timely and disturbing portrait of the plight of refugees in an increasingly fortified Europe." If you haven't had the opportunity to experience one of the festival's films, now is the time and what a extraordinary time it will be. The night begins with an exclusive reception, followed by the film's viewing.
Reception: Upper Lavish (253 Queen Street West), 5:30pm
Film: TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 Queen Street West), 8pm $35 all-inclusive

ARTS | Craftstock Festival: The Elwins / Union Duke / Box Tiger / LUM / Spirit Oak
There are perfect pairings we all know and love. Peanut butter and jelly. Movies and popcorn. Gin and tonic. But how about indie music and crafts? Sounds like a home run! This is exactly what the creators of Crafstock Festival had in mind at its inception. Great talent both tangible and on the stage will take over this intimate Kensington Market space and it is recommended to get their early to ramp up to rowdy with the best of them hour by hour.
Kapisanan Philippine Center For Arts and Culture (167 Augusta Avenue), 8pm $6

MUSIC | Gladstone World & Batuki Music present the Lemon Bucket Orkestra
A cornucopia of musical sounds all the way from Eastern Europe will be fired up tonight to arouse your senses from dusk until the late night hours. Instruments such as the accordion, sousaphone, violin, bazouki and darbuka are played by an eclectic bunch of talented musicians known as the Lemon Bucket Orchestra. Come get electrified!
Gladstone Hotel - Melody Bar (1214 Queen Street West), 7-10pm Free


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