toronto events october 11

Radar: Toronto Bike Awards, Yonge Lawrence Village 2012 Artwalk, unearthed, The Beaver Den, Recoil

CYCLING | Toronto Bike Awards
It's been a good week for cyclists with the announcement of the Queens Quay East bike lane and tonight, the biking enthusiasm continues with the Toronto Bike Awards. Honouring local businesses and individuals who champion the biking cause in Toronto, the awards will celebrate their achievements with awards, contests, art and a silent auction. Lemon Bucket Orchestra will perform and all proceeds from the evening will go to Bikes Without Borders. Admission is reduced to $5 for Cycle Toronto and BIXI members.
The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West) 7PM $10

ART | Yonge Lawrence Village 2012 Artwalk
Art walks are all the rage these days and every BIA is getting in on the action. Beginning today, the Yonge Lawrence Village BIA is putting on an Artwalk that spans across 50 shops and businesses along Yonge Street, including The Friendly Butcher, Notion Style, Papermarche and The Coop. Professional and amateur artists will set up shop inside participating storefronts and showcasing their work, whether it be paintings, sculpture or photography. For those who prefer lectures over walks, check out the ART DECONSTRUCTED series, which delves into the methodology of the creative process and art appreciation. The artwalk runs daily until November 1st.
Yonge Lawrence Village (Yonge Street at Lawrence Avenue) 11AM Free

LECTURE | unearthed: A Cultural History of the Zombie
Here is something that will make you regret your university major: Andrea Subissati is an academic who specializes in the sociology of zombies. Zombies and their roots as social outcasts in Haitian mythology are the topic of unearthed, a lecture tracing the cultural history of the post-apocalyptic monsters of cinema from slavery to modern day mythology. We have a feeling this one will sell out fast--register online at
The Projection Booth (1035 Gerrard Street East) 8PM $12 advanced, $15 at the door

THEATRE | The Beaver Den: A Canadian Musical
It's like "You Can't Do That On Television" meets Robin Sparkles in stage musical form in The Beaver Den, a musical surrounding the cast of a Canadian children's entertainment show that is under the threat of corporate takeover. Set in 1999, the cast is secluded in their Northern Ontario shooting location, filming outdated content when they learn it is up to them to save the show. A clever piece of theatre that will remind you of the TVO shows you consumed as a child, The Beaver Den is about as accurately Canadian as you can get. Tickets are available on Ticketwise.
Lower Ossington Theatre (100 Ossington Avenue) 8PM $18

FILM | Recoil: A Strange Hour in Budapest Canadian Premiere
A documentary created by Depeche Mode's Alan Wilder and directed by Attila Herk贸, Recoil: A Strange Hour in Budapest goes behind-the-scenes in a Hungarian concert hall in December 2010 when Wilder and the members of Recoil present a concert that is part music, all art installation. The show toured for a year across 52 cities as part of the Selected Events tour and tonight, The Projection Booth's new Metro cinema hosts the Canadian premiere of the film. An after party with music by DJ Lazarus will follow the screening. Enjoy the loudness.
Projection Booth Metro (677 Bloor Street West) 9PM $9 advanced, $10 at the door


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