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Radar: Out Of The Box, Cut & Paste, Play The Walk, Feelgoodery 2013, CN Tower Climb

Toronto events Thursday, April 25, 2013

FASHION | Out Of The Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture
Sneakerheads are invited to an out-of-the-box kind of event, where dressing casually is perfectly acceptable. Bata Shoe Museum hosts the opening party to their latest exhibit, Out Of The Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture tonight with New York City hip hop and sneaker icon DJ Bobbito Grcia aka Kool Bob Love. The biggest examination of sneaker culture — and the first of its kind in North America — Out Of The Box will display iconic running shoes and pieces from famous designers and collectors. The exhibit runs until March 30, 2014.
Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor Street West) 9PM $10 advance, $15 door

Graffiti and mixed media artist D3N!@L, the brains behind the DENIAL PROJECT, opens his latest exhibit at #Hashtag Gallery. Poking fun at messages that society is in denial about, the exhibit uses advertising politics and media messages to confront conspiracy theories and "marketing absurdism". Challenging preconceived ideas about graffiti, CUT & PASTE is an exciting new show that remains on display until May 12.
#Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West) 7PM Free

An interactive performance in which participants tell the story through a series of games, Play the Walk calls Queen Westers out to The Gladstone to explore the West Queen West Triangle. A project designed by Gelareh Saadatpajouh, designer and sound artist, and Talayeh Hamidya, architectural designer, each participant is given a map and encouraged to create their own story by interacting with the neighbourhood through a series of signs. Walks begin tonight outside of the Gladstone at 6 PM and will continue throughout the weekend. No need to register, just show up to play.
The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 6PM Free

MUSIC | Uzimon vs. Ford
Uzimon vs. Ford will be a whacko-dancehal-mania-mystery time for all. Held at Moskito + Bite, this event features the "mysterious" DJ Uzimon, who has performed alongside Ziggy Marley (not to mention several others) and has a record called "Pussy Weapon." Can you think of a reason not to hit this up? Me, neither.
Moskito + Bite (423 College Street) 8 PM $20

FUNDRAISER | WWF's 23rd Annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb
The CN Tower Climb returns for the 23rd year where hundreds of people will climb the 1,776 steps up to the tower's peak in order to raise money for World Wildlife Fund. The WWF's largest fundraiser takes place this evening, with a second climb happening on Saturday the 27th. Proceeds go toward helping animals and the earth as a whole. Register on the WWF website or show up to cheer climbers on from the foot of the CN Tower.
CN Tower (301 Front Street West) 5:30PM

PARTY | Feelgoodery 2013: Prohibition Edition
A Gatsby-esque prohibition party, Feelgoodery is an all-you-can-drink open bar soiree where Toronto will come out in masses dressed in fedoras and flapper dresses. Raising money for SPARK Initiative's School for Skills, the '20s theme party is part of Feelgoodery's mission to do good in fun ways. For discounted tickets, use the promo code BLOGTO and drink up—who knows when prohibition will cause the bar to dry up again.
Steamwhistle Brewery (255 Bremner Boulevard) 9PM $80


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