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Radar: exhibitIKEA, Sail-In Cinema, Havana Cultura, Open Eyes Toronto, Tweed, Toronto Argos yoga

ART | exhibitIKEA
If you think IKEA is all particleboard furniture that ends up in a landfill, exhibitIKEA will demonstrate how it can inspire art and design. Four Toronto artists with backgrounds in fashion, photography, sculpting and painting have used IKEA's furniture and design style to create installation pieces that will be on display to the public beginning tonight. The exhibit will show the works of artists Thrush Holmes, David Dixon, George Whiteside and Bruno Billio and runs until Sunday.
M5V Condos (375 King Street West) 10AM Free

FILM | Sail-In Cinema
Toronto Port Authority is celebrating its 100th anniversary by hosting its first-ever floating movie experience. Beginning tonight and running until Saturday, films will be projected onto the double-sided screen so that land lovers can watch at Sugar Beach along with boaters in the Toronto harbour. Films begin at dusk and to go along with the water theme, tonight's feature presentation will be Richard Fleischer's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring Kirk Douglas and James Mason.
Sugar Beach (25 Dockside Drive) 8:45PM Free

CULTURE | Havana Cultura
Cuban culture comes alive on the Ossington strip today during the 4th Havana Cultura festival to celebrate Cuba's capital city. Musical performances, exhibits and demonstrations will be held at various businesses on Ossington, including cigar rolling workshops at Crooked Star and the photographic works of Alejandro Gonzålez at Oz Studio. The events will run until Sunday evening.
The Ossington Strip (between Dundas Street and Queen Street) 7PM Free

ART | Open Eyes Toronto
A mixed media art show that will present pieces that comment on the vibrancy of the city of Toronto and beyond, Open Eyes Toronto hosts its opening reception tonight at the Gladstone Gallery. The positives and negatives of urban living will be explored through works by various artists, including communications producer Mark Zador and architect Joanne Frisch, and a panel discussion will be held on the 20th to explore the themes in discourse. The gallery will be open to peruse the works from this show until August 22nd.
The Gladstone Hotel, 2nd Floor Gallery (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM Free

THEATRE | Tweed: A New Canadian Musical
Canadiana at its finest, Tweed is a musical that tells the story of newcomer David and his love interest Sarah in historical small town Ontario. The story surrounds the founding of the real-life town of Tweed, Ontario during the war and boasts original music by Canadian composer Andre Morin. Written and directed by Tim Porter, Tweed opens in the East end tonight and runs until August 27th.
The Papermill Theatre (67 Pottery Road) 8PM $28.25 general, $22.60 student/senior

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