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Radar: Diplo, The Dodger 2012, Paddle Royale, LOOPS, A Film/Video project

MUSIC | Diplo
American DJ, producer and rapper Diplo has been running the world of electro house and dubstep for almost a decade but tonight he performs at The Hoxton with special guests. Playing mixes from his three solo albums as well as samples from his various mix tapes and side projects like Major Lazer, it will be all about Diplo (no guest appearance from Skrillex this time around, unfortunately). Tickets are available through Ticketweb and at Rotate This and Soundscapes. If you can't make it, fear not--Diplo returns to The Hoxton on October 4th.
The Hoxton (69 Bathurst Street) 10PM $10

GAMES | The Dodger 2012
Whip your friends with balls for charity at The Dodger, a fundraising dodgeball tournament raising money for St. Michael's Hospital. Steam Whistle Brewery plays host to the event where 18-24 teams of dodgers will compete in a round robin battle for expensive prizes like Blu-Ray players and a Steam Whistle hosted keg party. Sign up with a team or donate to a dodger through the St. Mike's website to get into this party that boasts a silent auction and prizes for the best dressed dodgeball team. Don't be the last one picked.
Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Boulevard) 6PM $10 for ticket, $20 for tax receipt

SPORT | Paddle Royale
This adorably named event is not-so-adorable when you consider that participants will be beating each other with paddles but becomes delightful again when you hear that there will be booze, glow-in-the-dark popcorn and sno cones. If that doesn't get you ready to paddle, get in on the tournament, where 64 teams will compete to raise money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto. Huge prizes will be given away to the winners, including a WestJet fly anywhere package. DJs will be around to get the after-party going at 11PM. Entry price will get you boozy and fed, with a tax receipt. Join the battle!
SPiN Toronto (461 King Street West) 6PM $40

ART | LOOPS
Escapism and coming back to what once was is the idea behind Peter Chan's LOOPS, a solo show opening tonight at the Dundas West Arts Building. The repetition and roller coaster spirals of Chan's paintings dictate how the artist feels about nostalgia and the malleability of memory, each loop signifying how things can repeat and yet change during each variation. The opening reception is open to the public and the exhibit will be on display until the end of the month.
Dundas West Arts Building (2466 Dundas Street West) 7PM Free

FILM | A FILM/VIDEO PROJECT
You are a muse and artists need you. Everyone Is An Artist Studio opens their doors tonight to anyone willing to take part in an exciting installation that will be revealed during Culture Day on September 28th. A cultural film installation that requires 5 second spots of individuals doing whatever they'd like to the camera will be shooting on site and the public is needed to participate so that every culture is represented in the piece. Furthermore, Everyone Is An Artist will be updating their I AM AN ARTIST videos and they want to hear people speak about what kind of artists they are for future installations and the studio's website. Please see event page for a list of what is required of attendees. Be an artist!
Everyone Is An Artist Studio (104-302 Carlaw Street) Free

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