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Radar: iPhoneography, Inside Out Launch Party, Tin Star Orphans with Vistavision and Dean Marino, Sammy Adams, Connect Beauty

PHOTOGRAPHY | iPhoneography
Professional and amateur photographers join artists, documentary filmmakers and the general public in an exhibit for the digital ages, iPhoneography, where photographs taken on iPhones are exhibited democratically in IX Gallery's Riverdale space. Through 34 images submitted via mobile phones worldwide, iPhoneography demonstrates the power that technology gives society by turning everyone and their mother into a photographer and creating infinite potential for art. The opening reception takes place tonight at 6:30PM with selected artists in attendance. Bring an iPhone; feel ultra meta.
IX Gallery (11 Davies Avenue, Suite 101) 6:30PM

FILM | Inside Out Launch Party: Lights! Camera! Auction!
The projection booth at Inside Out may not be in full operation until May 17th but the 22nd annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival is celebrating its launch a few weeks in advance. The evening presents previews of the films that will be screened over the course of the 10-day festival along with live entertainment and a silent auction with prizes from Steamwhistle, Royal Ontario Museum, TIFF, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and the Canadian Film Centre. Proceeds from the auction will go toward Inside Out's new youth initiative Reach.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) 7PM $10 suggested donation

MUSIC | Tin Star Orphans with Vistavision and Dean Marino
Toronto outfit Tin Star Orphans have been working away on their third full-length album and are taking their new material for a test drive tonight at El Mocambo. The TSO, an abbreviation that stirs up reminders of that other large musical outfit in the band's hometown, headline with a full set at the show, following local bands Vistavision and Papermaps. Tickets are cheap, booze will be served and Toronto's best in indie rock will be out to play.
El Mocambo (464 Spadina Avenue) 8PM $6

MUSIC | Sammy Adams
What better way to make yourself something in the music scene than by remixing other artists works? That's the modus operandi of Sammy Adams, a Boston rapper who emerged on the scene in 2010 with I Hate College, a remix of Asher Roth's popular I Love College hit from 2009. Sammy plays the Phoenix tonight after an explosive year, featuring performances of his remix work (which now includes artists like Deadmau5 and Yolanda Be Cool) at Lollapalooza and the recording of his first full label album, due out this year. Tickets to see Boston's Boy in person are available through Ticketmaster or at record stores like Soundscapes and Rotate This!
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street) 8PM $21.50

FASHION & BEAUTY | Connect Beauty
Candice Batista, environmental journalist and eco producer for The Marilyn Denis Show, hosts an evening of sustainable and eco-friendly fashion at the 2nd annual Connect Beauty fashion event. On point with spring 2012 trends, the runway shows will feature sustainable materials and environmentally friendly accessories modeled by eco professionals like Julia Langer, the CEO of Toronto Atmospheric Fund and Min Sook Lee, documentary filmmaker and director of Toxic Baby. Raffle prizes and a silent auction will round out the evening at the Centre for Social Innovation, Annex division. Tickets are available at
CSI Annex (720 Bathurst Street) 6PM $25 advance, $35 at the door


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