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Radar: Gamercamp, Whole Life Expo, Steam Whistle Unsigned #20, Brothers of the Weird, Red

GAMING | Gamercamp
Need a reason to get out of the basement and put down the Xbox controller? Gamercamp Lv3, the gaming festival that is the brainchild of Toronto duo Mark Rabo and Jaime Woo, opens this morning with a loaded schedule of speakers like Seth Cooper and Julian Spillane, Pwnage Events and meetups like Recess.TO. This evening will feature a Casual Gala, showcasing games by local designers and developers at CSI Annex (720 Bathurst Street) with more innovative and entertaining presentations, performances and panels happening throughout the weekend. The festival closes Sunday evening. Read our full preview here.
Various locations 9AM $30-$80

LIFESTYLE | Whole Life Expo
Simple, whole living through eco-friendly, alternative and natural products and services will be exhibited this weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the Whole Life Expo. Over 70 speakers will discuss topics like health, diet, fitness, medicine, beauty and more with presentations while 225 exhibitors will display natural and organic products for home and personal use. Celebrating its 25th year, this green living expo closes Sunday.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building (255 Front Street West) 4PM $10-$25

MUSIC | Steam Whistle Unsigned #20
Steam Whistle's successful Unsigned series returns tonight with its 20th show, providing a platform for Toronto indie talent to perform for local beer-guzzling audiences. The Beer Hall opens its doors for performances by Arts & Crafts band Still Life Still, hip-hop, dance and R&B group Tiny Danza as well as Toronto punk band Teenage X. The successful concert series will once again be donating all proceeds from the event to the Artists' Health Centre Foundation so event-goers will be supporting indie musicians, charity and good beer brewing.
Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Boulevard) 8PM $5

ART | Brothers of the Weird
Brothers, friends and overall weirdos, five artists connect their works tonight at the opening of Brothers of the Weird, an art exhibit of psychedelic images, graffiti and the iconography of childhood. Images of cereal, cartoons and colouring outside of the lines abound at Cooper Cole's inaugural exhibit, curated by New York City artist Todd James. The opening reception happens this evening at the gallery where the paintings and sculptures will remain on display until January 22nd.
Cooper Cole (1161 Dundas Street West) 6PM Free

THEATRE | Red
John Logan's Tony Award-winning play Red may have premiered one week ago but this evening's performance offers a special presentation before the curtains are raised. A pre-show chat with the project's composer and sound designer (and former Barenaked Ladies band member) Andy Creeggan and following the show, the cast will host a reception. The play, about an artist in a New York studio preparing several exclusive pieces as he is questioned about his success and philosophy, runs through December 17th.
Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front Street East) 6:30PM $29-$99

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