toronto events august 16

Radar: Did You Bring Tommy?, Sail In Cinema, Aline Morales and Sandro Perri, Urinetown, Kung Fu Concert

ART | Did You Bring Tommy?
Prohibition is the word at Tracy Horner's opening reception of Did You Bring Tommy? at Rustic Cosmo CafĂŠ tonight. The secrecy, style and surreptitious sipping of the era is depicted in the drawings and paintings of the Toronto artist, who used an era and interest in the movement for an entire collection of drawings. The exhibit will remain on display until September 30th.
Rustic Cosmo CafĂŠ (1278 Queen Street West) 8PM Free

FILM | Sail In Cinema
The two-sided floating film theatre at Sugar Beach returns this summer for boats and land lovers alike. Sail In Cinema is a free event on Lake Ontario with a floating screen showing movies like The Poseidon Adventure tonight and Creature From The Black Lagoon and Hook throughout the weekend. Movies begin at sundown (around 8:45PM) but boats (and people) are welcome to anchor their positions around 7PM on a first come, first served basis.
Sugar Beach (25 Dockside Drive) 8:45PM Free

MUSIC | SummerWorks Music Series Presents: Aline Morales and Sandro Perri
New music songwriter and performer Sandro Perri joins folk/world musician Aline Morales in concert tonight at The Great Hall as part of the SummerWorks Music Series. Perri brings elements of pop, folk, electronic and jazz to The Great Hall with music from his latest LP Impossible Spaces. Morales, a Brazilian performer and Juno nominee, brings a worldly sound with touches of samba and Northeastern folk from her debut album Flores, Tambores e Amores. Tickets are available at Rotate This and Soundscapes as well as online at Ticketwise.
The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West) 9:30PM $15

THEATRE | Urinetown
Urinetown is a musical comedy about a foreboding metropolis overcome by a 20-year drought and a government ban on all private toilets. When public washrooms become pay-per-use, one citizen takes action to defend his most basic right and lead his fellow city folk to freedom. Directed by Lorraine Kimsa, Urinetown premieres at the Annex Theatre tonight with shows running only until Sunday. Urine for a treat! (Gross.)
Annex Theatre (730 Bathurst Street) 8PM $22

MUSIC | Kung Fu Concert
Indie films can be difficult to fund so the producers of Toronto film Kung Fu Cops are hosting a Kung Fu Concert tonight to raise some cash to support their flick. A kung fu Kickstarter-esque evening at Nocturne will see bands like Eclectic Revival, My Friend's Big Head and Riots and Revelry play for crowds whose ticket purchases will go directly towards bringing local film to the big screen. Support local filmmakers and join in on this kick-ass fundraiser for the arts!
Nocturne (550 Queen Street West) 8PM $10


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