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Radar: The Postal Service, Portugal The Man, The Shape of Rex, Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

Toronto events on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

MUSIC | The Postal Service
Electronic band The Postal Service has reunited to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their only studio album, Give Up, and what a worthy album it is. The 2003 release that gained the band their good name has held up surprisingly well throughout the last decade--at least enough to sustain an entire tour that includes playing a venue as large as the ACC. The show goes on tonight at 8PM and while cheaper tickets have sold out, some of the more expensive seats are still available, especially considering that the album's 2013 re-release included new songs and 15 bonus tracks.
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay Street) 8PM $76

MUSIC | Portugal. The Man
NXNE is in full swing across Toronto and while the festival encourages you to check out the young and hopeful new bands that are out there--and we have a good list of them for you to check out--I am encouraging you to check out the most ambitious. Portugal. The Man, for example, play the Phoenix tonight and are definitely worth being on your radar because these guys are true musicians. Having pumped out seven really good albums in nine years, there is never a shortage of amazing material for this Portland band to play. Tickets are still available through Collective Concerts. The show's 19+ so leave the kids at home.
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street) 8PM $18.50

FILM | The Shape Of Rex
A Canadian indie set in Saskatoon, The Shape of Rex follows young couple Rex and Rose as they meet, fall in love and are forced apart by Rose's father. Reuniting years later, both married with children, nothing has changed between them but now everything is in their way. Opening at The Royal tonight, this dark romantic comedy stars Lorne Cardinal and Vivien Endicott-Douglas and is probably the most Canadian feature you'll see this year. This limited engagement film closes June 14th.
The Royal Cinema (608 College Street) 7PM $10

THEATRE | Twelfth Night, Or What You Will
Director Joshua Stodart takes on one of Shakespeare's most complicated pieces with the opening of Twelfth Night, Or What You Will tonight. A gender role-reversing comedy of errors, this play about a woman disguising herself as a man to be near the man she loves is a love triangle that becomes an endless chase. The show runs until the 15th but Tuesdays at RED Sandcastle Theatre are pay-what-you-can.
RED Sandcastle Theatre (922 Queen Street East) 7PM PWYC

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