toronto events january 17

Radar: Shorts That Are Not Pants, Songs That Saved Me, The Bicycles, Tusks, The Pinecones, Wax Atlantic, and RegiftTO

FILM | Shorts That Are Not Pants
Canadian shorts are a rarity in the winter and the Carlton Cinema is looking to fill the void. Shorts That Are Not Pants enters its second year of screening the best in Canadian and international short films, beginning tonight with seven shorts, including a look at the art of making a mixtape for a loved one in Mixtape and Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart's Long Branch, a short about what happens when a woman's one-night stand lives two hours away from where they meet. Tickets will be available at the door.
Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street) 7PM $8 advance, $10 door

TYPOGRAPHY | Songs That Saved Me
Music is a saviour to many and the weight of powerful lyrics will be felt at Songs That Saved Me, a new exhibit featuring a roster of artists opening at Huntclub Studio tonight. Artists such as Dave Murray, Justin Broadbent and Marlene Silveira will examine songs that help people through difficult times at this show, selling originals and prints of the works in the show. Help yourself through the winter sadness by visiting the exhibit by February 8th.
Huntclub Studio (709 College Street) 7PM Free

MUSIC | The Bicycles/ Tusks/ The Pinecones/ Wax Atlantic
New music and talent will be featured at an eclectic indie showcase tonight at the Horseshoe Tavern in the form of four young local bands. The Bicycles play music from their latest EP The Good The Bad and The Cuddly, with Tusks' popular Total Entertainment following. Joined by The Pinecones and Wax Atlantic, this evening will be an enjoyable mix of genres and talents for those who appreciate discovering new acts. Tickets at the door.
The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West) 8PM $8

SHOPPING | 4th Annual RegiftTO Event
Interested in re-gifting a terrible Christmas present? At the 4th Annual RegiftTO event, you can do so without the risk of being caught. Simply bring an unwanted unisex holiday gift to Locus 144 tonight and trade it for someone else's wrapped regift. At 8:30PM, the countdown to the unwrapping will begin before people rip open their gifts as a group. There are also prizes to be won and a dance party will follow the gifts. For a free event, this one sounds like a win-win.
Locus 144 (144-171 East Liberty Street) 7PM Free


Photo courtesy of The Pinecones

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