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Radar: Slumber Party Massacre, White, Dani Girl, Wavelength 12th Anniversary Festival, Lost & Found Spaces

FILM | February Cinemacabre: Slumber Party Massacre
It's that time of the month for blood, guts and gore and February's Cinemacabre screening promises '80s horror and camp with the Roger Corman splat flick Slumber Party Massacre. Directed by Amy Holden Jones, this film about a vicious killer chasing after young, nubile women at a sleepover with a large, phallic drill may come off as a parody horror but has surprisingly feminist roots. Written by acclaimed feminist author Rita Mae Brown, the film explores female sexuality and the male gaze in a lightly comedic way. The screening will be followed by a Skype discussion with the director and the Toronto Underground Cinema will be giving away plenty of prizes to ease your bloody massacre pains.
Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue) 9:30PM

PHOTOGRAPHY | White—Power and Grace
Toronto-based photographer Manuela Stefan examines the beauty and grace of white horses in the French region of Camargue in her latest photo exhibit White—Power and Grace. The opening reception happens at Art Square Gallery tonight with the Romanian-Canadian artist in attendance, where she will discuss the prints on canvas that were shot during her travels abroad. Stefan's first solo exhibit, White centers on the equine power of white horses as they roam their homeland on the French shorelines.
Art Square Gallery (334 Dundas Street West) 7PM Free

THEATRE | Dani Girl
A little girl stricken with a life-threatening illness turns a personal battle into music in Show One Productions' newest performance Dani Girl, which opens tonight at Theatre Passe Muraille. Told from a child's perspective, this Christopher Dimond play, directed by Richard Ouzounian, explores little Dani's fantasy world where she has turned her illness into an adventure while examining death and her own mortality. A heartbreaking but inspiring story about hope and imagination, Dani Girl runs until March 4th.
Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue) 7:30PM $33

MUSIC | TWELVE: Wavelength 12th Anniversary Festival
Toronto's Wavelength Music Series celebrates its 12th year as the foundation of independent music in Toronto. Having brought the likes of Feist, Broken Social Scene and Caribou to mainstream audiences, Wavelength opens tonight at The Shop under Parts & Labour with a stealthy line-up that includes Tranzac band Eucalyptus, noise rock power trio Metz and synth gods Man Made Hill. Also performing will be Odonis Odonis and Slim Twig. This local music fest runs all weekend, changing locations and offering a new line-up each night with bands like Fucked Up, Army Girls and Bonjay performing. Installations, workshops and a speaker series also make up a small portion of the festival so be sure to buy your tickets in advance on
Parts & Labour (1566 Queen Street West) 9PM $10 advance, $12 at the door

CULTURE | Lost & Found Spaces: Buildings, Cities & The Stories They Tell
Get lost and get found in the empty spaces, abandoned buildings and historical sites of Montreal and Toronto tonight at a conversation with three leading architectual experts. Moderated by The Globe and Mail's architecture critic Lisa Rochon, Spacing Magazine editor Shawn Micallef joins author Sara Ferdman Tauben and architectural photographer David Kaufman to discuss the history of Montreal and Toronto's buildings, present and past, inside the Kiever Synagogue in Kensington. Refreshments will be served and live music will be played. Kaufman's latest photo exhibit of synagogues and city spaces will also be on display and Tauben will sign copies of her latest book, "Traces of the Past: Montreal's Early Synagogues."
Kiever Synagogue (25 Bellevue Avenue) 6:30PM $5


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