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Radar: Vintage's Night Out, Your Veil Is A Battleground, Forever Cadence, Unlimited, Hard Shell Invader and All Hail, Chaharshanbesouri Fire Festival

FASHION | Vintage's Night Out
Fashion week has begun and while the catwalks showcase new designs for the seasons, Toronto's vintage shops are keeping their doors open late for those who prefer thrifted finds. Retailers like Dalston Grey, Chosen Vintage, The Chief Salvage Co. and many more in the Queen West and Dundas West neighbourhoods and beyond will stay open until midnight offering snacks, drinks and discounts on their sartorial threads. Happy hunting!
Various fashion retailers across Toronto 7PM Free

PHOTOGRAPHY | Your Veil Is A Battleground
Photographer Kiana Hayeri examines young Iranian women in their daily lives in Your Veil Is A Battleground, a new exhibit opening at I.M.A. Gallery. Hayeri captures images of women who challenge the laws instilled by the 1979 revolution that require them to wear veils in public places in little ways — a touch of makeup or colourful fashion — and recontextualizes the meaning of these small disobediences. Looking at the literal and the metaphorical meaning of "veil," Hayeri unveils the reality of young Iranians' lives under their government. The opening reception will take place at the gallery on Thursday at 7PM with the artist in attendance.
I.M.A. Gallery (80 Spadina Avenue) 11AM Free

MUSIC | Forever Cadence, Unlimited, Hard Shell Invader and All Hail In Toronto
It's a night of hardcore performances at Hard Luck Bar with four bands set to play for the evening. Beginning with Brampton's five-piece melodic hardcore band Forever Cadence, the set list will include Unlimited, a metal hardcore pop band from Cambridge, ON, who are currently working on their first EP, followed by Toronto's Hard Shell Invader. Closing out the show with a lyrical thrashing will be Keswick deathcore musicians All Hail. This show is not for the faint of heart so come prepared.
Hard Luck Bar (772A Dundas Street West) 7PM $10

FESTIVAL | Chaharshanbesouri Fire Festival
The festival of fire, Chaharshanbesouri, takes place on the last Wednesday before spring in Iranian culture and celebrations begin tonight at Banu, Toronto's only Iranian Kabob and Vodka Bar. This is the 6th annual festival celebration at Banu and this year, the patio will be open with fire dancers and flamethrowers as well as a prix fixe menu and dancing until 2AM. All are welcome to celebrate the festival and enjoy the warmth of the fire!
Banu (777 Queen Street West) 6PM Call to inquire


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