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Radar: Season Opener, Rituals, Battle of the Bards, Square Derivations

Toronto Events on April 3, 2013

BASEBALL | Season Opener
Baseball season is here, and while the Jays didn't get off to a great start last night, you'll probably have a better fate at the Garrison Creek Bat Company's "Season Opener," which is part celebration of art and part celebration art. With customized bats and 30 artists showing at Steam Whistle Brewery, it sounds pretty stimulating. Tack on live music from The Beverleys and a charitable component (a signed GCBC bat by the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays), and you've got the recipe for a good night.
Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Blvd), 7-11pm

ART | Square Derivations
The Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts presents a new exhibition the begins today: "Square Derivations," featuring the work of Robin Kingsburgh. Kingsburgh's work is concerned both with geometrical forms and an element of randomness, and her paintings straddle both worlds in an interesting fashion: patterns and shapes exist amidst chaotic textures and colours that embody incredible energy. She is currently part of the faculty at
the Ontario College of Art & Design University, serving as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences. "Square Derivations" has its opening reception this Friday, but begins today, and runs until the 14th.
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (984 Queen Street West) 12-6pm

BOOKS & LIT | Poetry NOW: 5th annual Battle of the Bards
The 5th Annual Battle of the Bards goes down tonight as part of Authors At Harbourfront. Both emerging and established poets will participate in this friendly competition, and the winner will be decided by a jury that includes Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, and Artistic Associate Jen Tindall. Each poet reads for five minutes, and the victorious poet will be invited to read at this Fall's International Festival of Authors, and have their latest book advertised in NOW Magazine. Susan G. Cole hosts this event.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30PM $10 / free to members
+ students + youth

MUSIC | Rituals w/ Odonis Odonis + Elsa
Rituals hit The Drake Hotel tonight! This TO outfit, being described by many as a "buzz band," has an approach with roots in '80s post punk sounds and more modern influences, as well. They've been riding on a 2011 7 inch release for a while, and tonight they proudly launch their new EP, "Mesmerized." Two other bands, Odonis Odonis and Elsa will also
grace tonight's lineup, and Katie Stelmanis from Austra, and Brian Borcherdt of Dusted and Holy Fuck. Should be a good one.
Drake Underground (1150 Queen Street West) 9PM $7 / $10 with 12"

SALE | Warehouse Sale
It's something we don't always talk about, but let's face it - everyone likes getting a good deal! Muttonhead Studio is the place to go if you're on the hunt for just such a bargain in the clothing and accessories department. Starting today, and running right through
Sunday, a warehouse sale is going down that will connect you with an opportunity to grab amazing deals on new old stock from a huge selection of brands, including Naked & Famous, The Leather Atelier, Crown Shaving Co, Muttonhead (of course), and many more.
Muttonhead Studio (163 Sterling Rd. studio 9B) 12-7PM

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