Toronto events May

Radar: Video Games Live, Tinie Tempah, The 2011 Harold Awards, Elvis Monday, FITC Toronto 2011, Short & Sweet, "O Canada"

MUSIC | Video Games Live
Video Games Live is an awesome show where the music from your favourite video games is recreated live with visuals and some interactivity. Yes, even those retro arcade games you love like Tetris and Asteroids are included! This whole concept was put together about six years ago by veteran video game composers Tony Tallario and Jack Wall, so you know it's going to be the real deal!
Massey Hall (178 Victoria Street) 7:30PM $67 - 79

MUSIC | Tinie Tempah
Tinie Tempah is at the Wrongbar tonight! This guy is a huge deal in the UK, where his debut album, "Disc-Overy" hit the charts in the #1 position on the strength of his previous number one singles "Pass Out" and "Written In The Stars". He has had tracks used in video games and on TV, and has been nominated for many awards. If you're a fan, this might be your only chance to catch him in a venue this small.
Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West) 8PM $21.50

CULTURE | The 2011 Harold Awards
Many may have heard of the Dora Award, given annually by Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts to honour the fields of dance, theatre and opera in the city. The Harold Award is street-level and kind of underground equivalent. Once a year, many from the different areas mentioned above select a venue, and meet up for a celebration, and award one of their unsuspecting peers in a ritual called "Harolding"... It's kind of an awards night with the dynamics of an intervention. Surprises are guaranteed!
El Mocambo (464 Spadina Avenue) 7PM $10

MUSIC | Elvis Monday
What would Monday night be without Elvis Mondays? Checking out any other indie rock night tonight would be like instant decaf when you need a super serious caffeine buzz. Come and check out some freshly brewed talent: Philip James, David Kleiser, Adam Downey, Cherry Chapstick, Davey Parker, Radio Sound, and Old Major.
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) 9PM FREE


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