Radar: Rocky Horror Oscar Spectacular, Topanga 7" Release Party, Tokyo Police Club, Prom Night in Mississippi

FILM | Rocky Horror Oscar Spectacular
It's Oscar season, which can only mean one thing--Toronto Underground Cinema is going rogue by presenting this year's film contenders in a mash-up Rocky Horror Picture Show format. Beginning close to midnight, performers will get interactive with the audiences as they give you the rundown.on the year's greatest. Presented by shadow cast experts Excited Mental State, the performance will include actors, dancing and singing, while movie clips run on the big screen behind them. What better way to build Oscar momentum than with this Oscar Spectacular?
Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue) 11PM $8

MUSIC | Topanga 7" Release Party
Releasing their 7" vinyl Oceans tonight at Sneaky Dee's, Toronto basement indie band Topanga will perform a show along with friends and fellow indie rockers Modern Superstitions, Grounders and The Fabulous Yawn. The 7" EP features two songs, Oceans and Mabu, inspired by the lead singer's time spent living out of a Toyota Camry in 1995. Upbeat and consisting of gang vocals, this Jon Drew-produced vinyl will be available for purchase (with custom posters and Topanga POGs!) at the event. Join the band in celebrating their latest work with some cheap beers and nachos!
Sneaky Dee's (431 College Street) 9PM $6

MUSIC | YLMC 2 in 1: The Elwins Album Release + Song XV: Tokyo Police Club
Keswick indie poppers The Elwins have friends in high places, which you should know about before you venture out to their LP release tonight. The band has partnered with Toronto Standard to play The Burroughes tonight to celebrate the debut of And I Thank You, their most recent work. Joining them at the show will be special guest DJs Tokyo Police Club and their friends in band-ing The Bicycles and Meligrove Band. This is going to be an awesome party with lots of rock and roll and some good DJs to dance away the night. Please note: The band would like to specify that only cool, nice and fun people are invited. You can probably still get in if you're a jerk but that's just a good way to lose friends.
The Burroughes (679 Queen Street West) 7:30PM $8 advance, $10 at the door

ART | Exhibit Openings
Open Studio blows its doors wide open this evening with the debut of three very different exhibits. Erik Woterkotte's Invocation will examine pop culture, myth and fantasy within the context of print and mixed medias while Jennifer Linton's Domestikia explores short stories through animation, with lithographic paper dolls serving as her characters inside an imagined dollhouse. Alternatively, in the Print Sales Gallery of the studio, a group exhibition by Susan Collett, Sadko Hadzihasanovic and Elena Roginsky will use portraiture and still life in painting to examine monotypes. Art lovers who can appreciate all forms of mediums need only stop by.
Open Studio (401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104) 6:30PM Free

FILM | Prom Night in Mississippi--Concert, Screening and Discussion
With the opening of the Made IN Toronto (MINT) Film Festival comes a concert, screening and discussion for all artistic appetites. Toronto Underground Cinema will host this evening's Black History Month event that begins with a concert by jazz legend Jackie Richardson and Sterling Jarvis. Following the performance, the feature film Prom Night in Mississippi, a Paul Saltzman film featuring Morgan Freeman, will be screened along with a discussion titled "Moving Beyond Prejudice" with the film's producer Patricia Aquino. Tickets are available in advance by phone or e-mail and at the door on the evening of the event.
Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue) 7PM $15 adult, $13 student/senior


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