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Radar: Coeur de Pirate, Museum of Indulgence Opening Night Party, Crazy to Kill, Toronto International Portuguese Film Festival, Conventional Weapons

MUSIC | Coeur de Pirate Blonde || Spectacle-lancement Toronto
Quebecois pop star Coeur de Pirate will steal the hearts of Toronto's indie music fans tonight with a performance at The Mod Club. The French-singing songstress, who is known outside the music world as Béatrice Martin, performs this spectacle-lancement (literally "show launch") to celebrate the release of her sophomore album Blonde, the follow-up to her 2008 self-titled debut. Tickets will be available at the door. Come out for a little blonde on Blonde action.
Mod Club (722 College Street) 7:30PM

CULTURE | Museum of Indulgence Opening Night Party
Montreal visual artist Shelley Miller joins Toronto's DJ More or Les in an interactive art exhibit that uses live music performances to highlight themes of stereotyping in hip hop culture. The exhibit will feature an interactive recording studio, in-house rap shows and works that explore consumer culture and consumption. Performances by Laura Barrett, The Wordburglar and Chokeules will decorate the event as a part of the Harbourfront's Fresh Ground new works commissions to create multimedia art experiences.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7PM Free

THEATRE | Crazy to Kill
When a series of murders happen in an Elmhurst asylum, Detective Fry meets the strange, wealthy mental patient Agatha Lawson, who makes large puppets as part of her therapy. The puppets that Agatha makes in therapy begin to come to life, portraying the roles of the 22 characters alongside the two actors and three singers driving Fry over the edge as he investigates. Playwright James Reaney's opera-gone-crazy is based on Ann Cardwell's novel by the same name, which makes its Toronto premiere tonight with Kimberly Barber and Doug MacNaughton performing.
Harbourfront Centre Enwave Theatre (235 Queens Quay West) 8PM $20-$40

FILM | Toronto International Portuguese Film Festival
Just north of Little Portugal this weekend, Portuguese filmmaking will be brought to life with the opening of the Toronto International Portuguese Film Festival. Films from Portugal, Brazil and the United States will be highlighted at TIPFF, which features documentaries, features, shorts and animation with special events like musical performances and wine tastings that explore Portuguese culture. All of the events are free, beginning with this evening's opening ceremonies, animation sessions and a screening of Mónica Santana Baptista's 2011 feature O Que Há de Novo no Amor? (What's New About Love?)
Casa do Alentejo (1130 Dupont Street) 8:30PM Free

ART | Conventional Weapons
Chicago-based artist Kate McQuillen crosses the border this evening with Conventional Weapons, an art exhibit that documents American anxiety about weapons and warfare. Using household objects to create simulations of explosives and weaponry, the artist creates a beautiful subject while forcing the audience to question their safety and security. Tomorrow, Rachel Farquharson will moderate an open panel between the artist and War Child's Alyson Rowe at 2PM at O'Born Contemporary. The exhibit runs until December 23rd.
O'Born Contemporary (131 Ossington Avenue) 6PM Free


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