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Radar: Hart House Craft Beer Festival, Third Eye Blind Free Concert, Hand Lettering by RCADE, Live It Up! in Liberty Market, Defending the Indefensible featuring Equilibrium and Ghostbusters 2

DRINK | Hart House Craft Beer Festival
Beating the BeerFest crowds to the punch (or the keg in this case), U of T's Hart House is hosting their 4th annual Craft Beer Festival tonight for beer lovers looking to taste test some brew. Small craft breweries from across Ontario--including Steamwhistle, Mill Street, and Kensington Brewery--will be present at the festival handing out free samples and discussing their product with the expected 650 attendees. The cost of the ticket comes with 8 free samples and BBQ dishes created by Hart House's Executive Chef Marco Tucci. The always-sophisticated Hart House Craft Beer Festival is an educational event that seeks to support small local brewers while satiating thirst.
Hart House (7 Hart House Circle) 7PM $35 adults, $30 students

MUSIC | Third Eye Blind Free Concert
It's '90s week at Ontario Place's Through the Decades 40th anniversary celebration and what better way to celebrate the '90s than with a free concert from Third Eye Blind? A band that had constant airplay on the radio in the '90s, Third Eye Blind gave the world songs like "Jumper" and "Semi-Charmed Life," which was arguably the most popular song of 1997, winning the Billboard Music Award for Rock Track of the Year. Lie out in the sand or push your way to the stage to see Third Eye Blind play hits from their 4 studio albums, including 2009's Ursa Major. The San Francisco alt rock band are headlining the event, hitting the stage of Echo Beach's concert venue at 9PM after opener Morgan Cameron Ross.
Echo Beach, Ontario Place's East Island (955 Lake Shore Boulevard West) 8PM Free

ART | Hand Lettering by RCADE
Andrew Kidder's art appears all over the city but most people may not realize the impact of his work on Torontonian's daily lives. A Toronto sign artist who has designed and painted the window displays, wall signs and sandwich boards of popular local haunts like The Bowery, Crawford and The One That Got Away, Kidder presents his solo art show tonight at Parkdale's The Mascot Café and Gallery. Displaying his hand-painted series of letters and numbers that were created with traditional sign painter tools and techniques, Kidder's exhibit offers an intriguing peek at a dying artform or what he might call just another day at the office. The exhibit opens tonight and will be on display at the café during regular opening hours until late August.
The Mascot Café and Gallery (1267 Queen Street West) 7PM Free

MARKET | "Live It Up!" in Liberty Market
Call it a "getting to know your neighbourhood" event because everyone and their sister is invited out to Liberty Village to explore the oft forgotten market of Toronto's west end. Liberty Market brings the neighbourhood indoors tonight for free drinks at participating restaurants to introduce Toronto to the hidden gems (re: awesome local clothing retailers and art stores) that await. There will be free cupcakes, cheese samples, drinks and even dance lessons as well as discounts to many of the service-based retailers that have set up shop at the market. Come celebrate the Village and its local landmark market by supporting the small businesses within.
Liberty Market Building, The Galleria (171 East Liberty Street) 5PM Free

FILM | Defending the Indefensible: Equilibrium and Ghostbusters II
Indefensible against critics as the antagonist is powerless to the hero, tonight Equilibrium and Ghostbusters II play at Toronto Underground Cinema as part of the popular screening series Defending the Indefensible. The series presents a double bill of films that were initially lambasted by critics but have grown to become cult classics or nostalgia favourites and tonight's films are no exception. At 7PM, the double bill will begin with Kurt Wimmer's 2002 sci-fi film Equilibrium, starring Christian Bale and Taye Diggs, and Ivan Reitman's 1989 classic Ghostbusters II will return to the big screen afterward at 9:30PM. What makes this series the best double bill for your dollar, however, happens once the curtain goes down on the films and the critics come out. Film critics like Andrew Parker of Criticize This!, Sasha James of The Final Girl Project, Matt Brown of the One Minute Film Festival and CinemaScope's John Semley go tête-à-tête to debate the films all the while getting grilled with questions from the audience. Proceeds from the event will go to Sick Kids Hospital.
Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue) 7PM $10 single film $15 double bill

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