Radar: Fake Prom 2011, Taiwan Rising, Scarborough Town Jazz Festival, Egg Zeppelin featuring Henri Faberge, Movies Under the Stars
PARTY | Fake Prom 2011
Fake Prom is going to war! A war-themed affair that doubles as the faux high school prom you probably ditched out, Fake Prom happens tonight at Fort Palais Royale. DJs Dougie Boom, Shit La Merde and Scott Cudmore will play prom classics for the costumed crowds who will dance, drink and nominate a Fake Prom King and Queen for the evening. If you're uncomfortable about attending stag, fear not--there will be a fake date matchmaking service available to join soldiers and nurses in dancing harmony. Advance tickets to this amusing theme party are available at Rotate This!, Soundscapes and Exile Vintage. Keep calm and Fake Prom on!
Palais Royal (1601 Lake Shore Boulevard West) 9:30PM $17 in advance, $20 at the door
CULTURE | TELUS TAIWANfest: Taiwan Rising
The temperature may be dropping but Taiwan is rising! Harbourfront Centre celebrates Taiwan's unique culture and people with a festival full of screenings, workshops and performances. Opening tonight, Taiwanfest is all about the music, dance, art and cuisine of the Asian nation, with interesting events like the Granny Mob, a flash mob featuring senior citizens, and Survey Says, which will explore stereotypes in a game show-style presentation. The festival runs until Sunday evening.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 6:30PM Free
FESTIVAL | Scarborough Town Jazz Festival
Looking for a reason to get out of town this weekend? Toronto's other, smaller jazz festival begins tonight in Scarborough and Juno Award winners Liberty Silver and Eddie Bullen are highlights of a diverse line-up of talented musicians set to perform. Tonight's 7:30PM performance by Liberty Silver is a ticketed concert but the rest of the weekend's events are free and open to the public. Jazz greats like Hilario Duran and up-and-comers like Quincy Bullen will perform different genres of jazz, from pop to calypso.
Burrows Hall Community Park and Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto (1081 Progress Avenue) 12PM Free
COMEDY | Egg Zeppelin featuring Henri Fabergé
Egg Zeppelin is the improv comedy duo that allows the audience to lead their story about Dude and Man, the owners of a greasy spoon diner in small-town Canada. Consisting of comedians Kris Siddiqi and Marcel St. Pierre, Egg Zeppelin perform an hour-long show about working in a restaurant that sees an actual full breakfast served up to one audience member. Tonight, Egg Zeppelin will be joined in performance by musician Henri Fabergé of the indie rock band Henri Fabergé and the Adorables.
The Black Swan (154 Danforth Avenue) 10PM $5
FILM | Movies Under the Stars: Never Say Never
It's date night, the stars are out and... Justin Bieber's music is playing? Downsview Park's romantic under-the-stars screenings are winding down for the summer and for this second to last outdoor film, the selection is the 2011 Justin Bieber documentary and concert film Never Say Never. Cuddle up with your own chairs and blankets and be sure to stay until the end of the film because tonight, there will be fireworks (really!) following the film.
Downsview Park (35 Carl Hall Road) 9PM Free
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