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indie rockers play songs from their excellent new album, Cloak And Cipher, at Lee’s Palace. 8:30 pm. $12. RT. +daVE BIdInI writer, musician and hockey nut launches his book about homelessness and soccer, at 3-Speed Bar. 6:30 pm. Free. anotherstory.ca.

candidates stand on the built future of Toronto? 2:30 pm. Free. Design Exchange. Preregister 416-216-2114. +carIBou Dundas, Ontario’s, biggest musical export plays the Phoenix (and a late-night TIFF DJ set at the Drake). $15. HS, RT, SS, TM.

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anTI-Flag The fiercely political Pittsburgh punk band rocks Mod Club. 7 pm. $20. TM, RT, SS. WarrIor EMpEror/TErracoTTa arMy Check out the

archaeological finds of ancient Chinese life-sized sculptures. ROM. To Jan 2, 2011. $19.50$31. rom.on.ca.

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new artistic director, Matthew Jocelyn, directs the season opener about a woman caught in an unusual marriage. In previews, opens Sep 23. 8 pm. Bluma Appel. $22-$99. 416368-3110.

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ToronTo dIVIdEd David Hulchanski, anti-poverty activist and prof at the Centre for Urban and Community Studies, speaks. 7 pm. Free. North York Central Library. 416-395-5535.

BITch Salad: ThE SEpTEMBEr ISSuE Debra DiGiovanni, Laurie

music fest moves from Trinity Bellwoods (2 pm) pit to Dovercourt Park (3:30 pm) and Dufferin Grove (5:30 pm). Free. torontobicyclemusicfestival. com.

back to the community by building 12 new homes, to Sep 25. 8 am-3 pm. 4572 Kingston. retoolingbuild.ca.

Elliott, Mae Martin and other funny femmes join host Andrew Johnston in this night of bitchy comedy. 8:30 pm. $10. Buddies in Bad Times. femaledogsalad@gmail.com.

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Susan G. Cole interviews Mayor David Miller on the Bestsellers stage at the annual literary festival. Noon. Festival runs 11 am-6 pm at Queen’s Park. Free. thewordonthestreet.ca. IMproMpTu SplEndor The hilarious National Theatre of the World kicks off its monthly show, a work improvised in the style of a famous playwright. 9 pm. $12. Theatre Passe Muraille. thenationaltheatreoftheworld.com.

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begins its new season with this Canadian English-language premiere of Sarah Kane’s controversial early play. 8 pm. Pwyc-$33. To Oct 10. 416-975-8555.

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gIdEon lEVy Israeli journalist with Haaretz speaks on the punishment of Gaza. 7:30. $10$15. Medical Sciences Bldg. cjpme.org. M.I.a. The controversial outspoken singer hits the stage at Sound Academy. 8 pm. $40$75. LN, RT, SS, TM, UR. ThE FuTurE oF gTa TranSIT

Talk on Post-Carbon Toronto with Steve Munro, plus a panel and Q&A, at U of T’s Health Sciences Bldg. 7 pm. Pwyc (sugg $2). jeffberg@rogers.com.

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moderated by John Tory at the AGO. 7-8:30 pm. Free. artsvotetoronto.ca. ThE xx The winners of this year’s Mercury Prize serenade Massey Hall. 7 pm. $25-$45. RTH, TM.

Filmmakers discuss making films in the Middle East as part of the Palestine Film Fest. Sanford Fleming Bldg. 5:30 pm. Pwyc-$5. tpff.ca.

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more days to enjoy the films, the fashions and the fun. To Sep 19. $17.04-$38.27, packages $35-$299. tiff.net.

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guitarist Steve Lambke’s garage folk side project celebrate the release of their excellent new album, Dog Weather, at the Dakota. 8 pm. 416-850-4579. hEarTBEaTS Xavier Dolan’s follow-up to his controversial I Killed My Mother opens a run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. tiff.net.

Henry Joost’s documentary thriller about online intrigue opens today. ThE cloThIng ShoW Runways, designers, vintage threads, art and more at the Ex’s Better Living Centre. To Sep 26. $4$10. theclothingshow.com.

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your cover story on tiff (now, September 9-15) rubs salt in the wounds of people who actually try to attend without purchasing a package. You’re out of luck if you only want to see one or two films and not stand in line for four hours to get tickets. The online sales site is atrocious. The phone lines were not operational when I called at 7 am, and “all circuits were busy” 30 seconds later. TIFF may be the world’s biggest film festival, but it doesn’t give a damn about people who just want to see a movie. Had Enough

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it hurts watching tiff twits in the media falling over themselves for the approval of these Hollywood Who-dinis. Magicians they are not, even with the occasional convincing performance. How long as a

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society will we continue to fall over ourselves for these nepotistic, insecure, self-indulgent, overpaid industry whores who put out barely a handful of worthy films? If the general population had their daily dialogue/scenarios written for them by a team of witty writers, directed for appropriate response, might our lives be more convincing? EMJ

In tough in Trinity-Spadina

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Jack, especially with Environmental Defense, and would be a pretty solid addition to council. Karen Sun, though, has built strong working relationships with a broad range of Torontonians. Either way, Ward 19 will end up with a progressive councillor. The same can’t really be said in neighbouring Davenport (Ward 18), where Ana Bailão’s ties to development cronies stink to high heaven, or nearby Toronto CentreRosedale (Ward 27) and Ken Chan’s parachute in from London, England. John

Chief’s G20 sympathy act

a person could almost feel sorry for Bill Blair (NOW, September 9-15). And if I had spent the G20 weekend watching the “show” on TV, I probably would. But fuck him. I was on the street, seeing the storm troopers knock down anybody in their path. And this so-called “kettling” bullshit. It’s called illegal detention! And to see the kinds of people these assholes were kettling. There’s no excuse! Oh. And fuck that twit Tony Blair, too! Hector

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Mayoral candidates looking for inspiration for big ideas (the kind that actually work), take note. September 3 marks the anniversary of the death in 1945 of R.C. Harris (left), pictured here with George Rogers. The former commissioner of public works is one of Toronto’s greatest builders. Under his watch, beginning in 1912, the city embarked on a building binge that included the Prince Edward Viaduct, the Victoria Park Water Filtration Plant (later named after Harris) and the extension of University Avenue to Front Street – not to mention hundreds of miles of sewer and bridge construction. A lesson in the importance of investment in the public good in our uncertain economic times.

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The scream of chainsaws and the sight of men in orange vests cutting down trees in Nathan Phillips Square’s Peace Garden on Monday morning, September 13, unnerved people making their way through who weren’t aware that the work is part of the plaza’s ongoing reno. The plan: to move the flame from the existing garden to a redesigned space on the square’s west side.

The mayor/merry prankster psychs out the City Hall press corps by showing up with cash in hand just before Friday’s candidate registration deadline to make like he’s running again. He isn’t.

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Barrels of oil that can be saved per year for every 1 million electric vehicles on the road, according to the Pembina Institute. That’s more than twice the amount of oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico during the BP disaster.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hears the concerns of enviros over U.S. dependence on oil from the tar sands (aka the biggest ecological disaster on earth) but offers no assurance that the U.S. will put an end to pipeline plans.

Toronto Police Services Board The body charged with overseeing police releases the terms of reference for its civilian review of cop actions during the G20 weekend, but has yet to name anyone to conduct the probe.

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A kinder, gentler George Smitherman has emerged on the campaign trail.

Being George Smitherman The Chosen One hasn’t helped his cause by going through an identity crisis right before our eyes By ENZO DiMATTEO maybe george smitherman is smarter than the rest of us. Maybe all his veering to the right means he knows something we don’t about the voting public. But from the outside looking in, it’s not just the pundits who are asking WTF? How did the front-runner in the race for mayor, the self-styled Toronto boy, the chosen one, go from king of the heap to flirting with disaster? Political observers who watched him in the mayoral debate at York Memorial on September 9 and the TVO set-to two days earlier couldn’t help but remark that Smitherman

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didn’t seem to be in the fight, the famous fire that won him the nickname Furious nowhere to be seen. The Gentler George routine is more about taking off the offending edge, putting a kinder face on a candidate whose bad rep precedes him. Have you noticed he’s been smiling a lot more lately? He also seems more at ease, unaware of, or unconcerned about, the negative descriptions (can we say death watch?) of his campaign. What if the next poll shows him sliding further? It’s not hard to imagine a slide like the one that preceded the defeat of his old mentor, Barbara Hall, in the

2003 runoff. He has people behind him who are too smart to let that happen, or so we’re told. But there’s no doubt the Smitherman campaign is showing signs of wear and tear. Workers are weary, a few counting the days until it’s over, judging by their tone of voice when asked how things are going. Understandable. Some have been on the campaign trail for a year now. Just when it couldn’t get any worse for Smitherman, last week one of the rival campaigns (come out, come out, wherever you are, Rob Ford) scared up a brother who’s been estranged

from the family for 30 years to say he’s running for council in Ward 8 and voting for the other guy from Etobicoke for mayor. Smitherman hasn’t helped his cause by going through a political identity crisis right before our eyes, tacking to and fro with almost every blink. One second he’s announcing a plan to freeze property taxes (which really amounts to a tax cut, since revenues from a tax freeze are forever lost), the next he’s flip-flopping on a biz tax to create jobs for youth. Where’s the small-l liberal pol who would have stuck to his guns on that

one, told his opponents in no uncertain terms that we have a huge youth unemployment problem? And then there are those musings about contracting out garbage services and some bus routes. What Smitherman should have done was come out of the blocks saying something like: “Hey, David Miller’s been a great mayor. But I can do better. No, we together can do better,” or words to that effect. After all, as the Toronto point guy for the provincial Libs, Smitherman already has a stake in city-building ideas now taking root on the waterfront. See the 2015 Pan-Am Games, around which he hasn’t said much lately about being a driver for waterfront goodies. Smitherman’s been better in the debates lately but the all-important momentum has eluded him. Right now, Rossi and Ford are sucking up most of the attention, even if it’s for all the wrong reasons. It’s said in municipal politics, and it’s been true of this race, that having people talking about you is better than not. If the media are focusing on Rossi and Ford, then in the public’s mind that’s who’s in the race. The Smitherman camp, keen to reclaim lost ground, are constructing a new narrative. They invited the media on Monday, September 13, to take a walk around the candidate’s old neighbourhood in the wilds of central Etobicoke, not far from the hum of Hwy 427, to pump Smitherman’s suburban roots. The aim: to connect the dots in the candidate’s life all the way back to his childhood. Stops at the old family home, a leafy sidesplit with carport and swimming pool, at Sedgebrook and Beaver Bend, and a talk with a neighbour whom Smitherman used to hit up for candy as a kid (he got a KitKat this time) leave just the right amount of nostalgia hanging in the air. Smitherman’s two sisters and mother are along for the stroll down continued on page 18 œ


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memory lane, setting the scene for the perfect family portrait, a pull­at­ the­heartstrings moment. The me­ dia, though, are conspicuously ab­ sent. Only a lone cameraman from Global and yours truly are here to take in the pathos. Perhaps it’s wasn’t the smartest idea to ask the media out to the burbs in the middle of rush hour traffic. Only a week after the official post­ Labour Day start of the mayor’s race, Smitherman has been trumped again, this time by Rossi’s Toronto Tunnel­to­nowhere announcement earlier in the day. Smitherman campaign chair Bruce Davis, watching the candidate on his rounds from a shady spot under a nearby tree, is floating a new storyline: a race between two kids from Etobicoke, one named Ford, who “wants to tear the city apart,” the other named Smitherman, who

thinks it needs saving. Just then, Davis’s phone buzzes with word that someone has pulled the fire alarm at Smitherman’s old alma mater, Burnhamthorpe C.I., where later tonight, the candidate is scheduled to deliver a speech to rally the troops. Davis mutters something about Liberal strategist Warren Kin­ sella, who recently joined the Rossi team, being behind it. He’s only half­ joking. This bunch is getting a little punchy. Davis’s face betrays a hint of resignation when talking about the campaign’s own latest polling. Maybe he’s just tired. Later, at the all­important rally at Burnamthorpe C.I., in the same cafe­ teria where Smitherman wowed as student council president all those years ago, things look disappointing early on for what handlers have billed as a speech on Smitherman’s vision for Toronto. Maybe 75 people have

shown up, and the room has been cut in half to make the gathering look bigger for the two television cam­ eras. But Smitherman rises to the occa­ sion. If the earlier walkabout in the old ’hood seemed contrived for the cam­ eras, a little narcissistic, his speech holds out hope. There are as many brown faces as white in the room, and it’s easy to get a little choked up over Smitherman’s “diversity is our strength” pitch. At least now there’s a plan – to drive a wedge into Ford’s key support in the burbs by tapping the immi­ grant vote. Fertile ground, potential­ ly, given Ford’s unfortunate musings on the subject of immigrants. The event has the glow of a cam­ paign revving for renewal, the prom­ ise of a new start. Trouble is, we’re nine months in. Smitherman works the room, shaking every hand, hugging every old woman in the joint. 3 enzom@nowtoronto.com

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Hot race to replace Adam Giambrone turns weirdly chill By ELLIE KIRZNER it’s strangely genteel at the Queen West Theatre Centre Mon­ day night, September 13, when Ac­ tive 18 hosts its all­candidates square­off. Despite the fact that there’s a siz­ zler of a city council race here in Ward 18, the back­and­forth be­ tween seven contenders on traffic issues, bar concentration, develop­ ment and planning is smart, friend­ ly and mostly informed – and the tensions stay in the subtext. There’s certainly no hurting for choice in a contest that includes former Ontario Green party leader Frank de Jong and the impressive Joe MacDonald, a long­time NDP campaign manager and corporate communications expert. Nonetheless, the big show is real­ ly Kevin Beaulieu, Adam Giam­ brone’s exec assistant, versus Ana Bailão, a former aid to Liberal coun­ cillor (now MP) Mario Silva, who held the ward previously. In the 2003 election, she scored 40 per cent to Giambrone’s 52. Still, the differences here under the theatre lights appear tonal de­ spite Bailão’s swipes at Giambrone’s reign, and if you fiddle with your phone you could miss the subtle digs. Beaulieu says, “It’s fine to say you’re going to consult, but it’s a platitude unless you know who to consult.” Bailão retorts, “The com­ munity has not felt it was called upon to participate.” On heritage buildings, there’s a gush of consensus: “It’s a ques­ tion of what enriches a neigh­ bourhood,” says Beaulieu. “Build­ ings with good bones preserve heritage.” “The emotions in those build­

ings are expressed long after the people who built them are dead,” adds software developer Doug Car­ roll. And most contenders praise Active 18 for scoring live/work spaces in the Queen West triangle condos, and la­ ment that neighbourhoods enter the planning process too late to shape design. “It’s up to the councillor to bring these issues to the commun­ ity,” Bailão says pointedly. The oversupply of drinking estab­ lishments on Queen West generates further communion, and most con­ cur with former June Callwood Cen­ tre president Hema Vyas that “when­ ever one kind of business outpaces the others, we lose our balance.”

Too many come into the area by car just to imbibe, suggests de Jong. “We need 200 Eloras in this city – communities of 20,000 each” that ser vice people locally and aren’t clogged with out­of­area vehicles. And MacDonald makes a thought­ ful distinction between gentrifica­ tion and revitalization. “Let’s let the villages­in­waiting emerge,” he says. Only once do we get the frisson you’d expect between two ambi­ tious front­runners – a one­speak­ ing­over­the­other dispute about the city’s legal reach when it comes to development. The fangs are surely sharp in this ward – but not tonight. 3 news@nowtoronto.com

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Misplaced credentials Sarah Thomson: “I’ve built businesses from the ground up. I know what it is to save money.” Upshot We had a mayor who ran his own business, and that didn’t exactly work out. No-o-o-o-body.

Serious derailment Rob Ford: “Streetcars are polluting.” Upshot It’s the rockets that spare us the fumes, but bonus for Ford – he gets to slag streetcar-lovin’ downtown socialists. Out of the memory hole Sarah Thomson: “David Miller did great things for the environment.” Upshot Too bad it was Thomson who broke the taboo and not the guy who’s trying to carry on Miller’s legacy.

Ominous offering Rob Ford: “High school kids need 40 hours of volunteering: we take them to Mr. Jones’s house. I want that right across the city.” Upshot This is what would pass for a social safety net in Ford’s Toronto?

Most fun same-day flip-flop George Smitherman’s pitch for a tiny hike in business property tax to pay for jobs-for-youth programs. By nightfall, following a Board of Trade freak-out, he’s taken it back. Upshot Right the first time. Stodgy but true Joe Pantalone: “If you want to build a great city, you have to invest in it. It shouldn’t be seen as a wasteful expenditure. We can’t slash and burn.” Upshot There’s gotta be a more stirring way to say this.

Reform party flashback Rocco Rossi’s pledge on the right to recall: “When people aren’t delivering on their job, voters can get rid of them.” Upshot Is a rant about eastern bankers next?

When a tax is just a metaphor The $60-a-year vehicle registration fee rankles way out of proportion to the pain. Rob Ford would scrap it, Smitherman would reduce it, and even Pantalone would dump it after five years. Upshot This tax generates about $46 mil a year, and they want to give it away?

Lost in ideological space Road tolls: right-of-centre Rossi’s opposed to them but would consider the matter for his new tunnel, Thomson enthuses over them, while enviro gods Smitherman and Pantalone make up the opposition with Ford. Upshot In this kaleidoscopic election, contenders trade hats as they deem necessary.

an incumbent councillor is harder to get rid of than a pool shark hogging a pub’s lone billiard table, dispatching all comers before they have a chance to sink a single shot. To make matters worse, any brave soul who goes up against a sitting councillor is labelled a fringe candidate, a political naïf or a straight-up loon. Mayoral candidate Himy Syed hopes this election, in which nine councillors have chosen not to run again, will open the field to some newbies. And he’s betting the underdogs in the other wards can make it a real race, too. But how do candidates get the word out? On Monday, September 13, at Dovercourt Baptist Church, Syed hosted Guaranteed Change At City Hall and laid out his social media strategy. A dozen candidates in attendance were invited to introduce themselves to the assembled media. For some, it’s a rare opportunity. “Many of these are dark-horse candidates,” says Syed. “They’re working their tails off, they’re sincere, they’re not deluded and they’re not in it for themselves. They are not ‘fringe.’ They are organized, they have signs and literature.” It’s a variation on the old conundrum: you need experience to get a job, but how do you get experience without a job? Syed’s project, TOVotes, aims to use social media as a platform for little-known candidates. (TOVotes is not to be confused with #voteTO, which aims to use Twitter as a citizen tool for political engagement.) A primary goal, Syed says, is to use web tools to help achieve a 50-per-cent-plus voter turnout in all 44 wards. In 2006, only 39.3 per cent of Torontonians went to the polls. He has set up a kind of bare-bones, Facebook-style page on which every candidate can post a profile and platform (pledgetovote.ca), as well as a Wiki page where users can aggregate the basic info on every council and trustee candidate in every ward (torontopedia.ca/2010_ Election_Wiki). Etobicoke North council candidate Sharad Sharma, who attended the September 13 event, says many candidates “do not really have time, exposure and a platform other than door-to-door, flyers or lawn signs.” Council candidate George Sawision, who is running to replace Joe Pantalone in Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina, declares Syed “ahead of the game now. He’s showing you what the future is.” But this is the present, and Sawision hasn’t had an easy go of it. “The only chance non-incumbents have is going door to door.” Even then, he says, he has trouble being perceived as a player. “It’s a Catch-22. If people don’t see your name in the media, you’re not serious.” 3 news@nowtoronto.com

Transit punchline Joe Pantalone: “We don’t need to reinvent the wheel. We already have a plan for Transit City: 120 kilometres of European-style transit.” Upshot Cue the Sheppard subway flashing lights. Smitherman, Thomson, Ford and Rossi all want more coffer-robbing subways and aim to partner with the private sector.

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Sarah Thomson Has proposed separated bike lanes on Richmond, Adelaide and University as part of her Bike City plan. And she’s talked about completing the downtown portion of Toronto’s Bike Plan by 2012, which would add 13 kilometres to the existing network. Wrench in the works: Thomson op­ poses expansion of Toronto’s Bike Plan into the burbs, where, arguably, lanes are more urgently needed to stem the tide of car domination and provide a modicum of safety for cyclists who take the long ride into the core from outlying areas. Thomson also opposed the new bike lanes on Jarvis and has lined up against bike activists in the important lane battle on Bloor.

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Fantino stokes fear factor Omni Television’s mayoral debate offered a telling lesson for the mayoral candidates on the do’s and don’ts of handling questions about policing and crime – especially when that question is being posed by one Julian Fantino. Do: avoid the issue of the police budget at all costs, unless you’re proposing boosting spending on cops. Don’t: dare press the point that crime is down, even if it happens to be true, cuz no will believe you. T.O.’s former top dick, recently retired as OPP commissioner, was in the audience at the Omni showdown, which aired Sunday, September 12. Fantino had a loaded one for the ­can­didates. What would they do to fight – wait for it – the perception that there’s an

Rocco Rossi Famously made his promise to reverse the decision to put bike lanes on Jarvis an early election plank. Says bike lanes should be confined to secondary arter­ ials. But a plan for bike lanes does figure in Rossi’s platform, albeit in an odd place: his Toronto Tunnel proposal to link the Allen Expressway to the Gardiner. He says the lanes could be used year-round, although engineers may

increase in violent crime? Wow. And we thought the cops were doing a bang-up job fighting ­actual crime, which is down in all ­categories last we checked, including in double digits in some violent crime stats. To a man, and woman, the candidates sucked on that offering from Fantino as if we were somehow living in the bad old days of runaway crime when gang-​obsessed Fantino was chief.

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choke on that one given the potential air-quality issues. Wrench in the works: For Rossi, cycling’s not a priority and looks to be one of those areas up for cuts in his finances-focused platform. Has not offered a detailed bike plan as part of his platform, despite claiming to be the only avid cyclist in the bunch.

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Joe Pantalone and Sarah Thomson did get around to mentioning current chief Bill Blair’s good work in reducing crime through community policing patrols. But just barely. Rocco Rossi deigned to utter the words “G20.” But none of them dared say the unspeakable, i.e., a review of the ballooning police budget, which is near $1 billion. Tax-fighter Rob Ford wants to spend more on policing, promising to hire 100 more cops if he becomes mayor. George Smitherman’s for hiring 50 new cops, but with money from efficiencies he says can be found in police overtime costs. Though Thomson says the city’s debt has to be brought under control before it can spend money on hiring more cops, she doesn’t rule it out. Like society’s perception of escalating crime, the police budget seems destined to keep going up, despite the bottom line that crime is down to its edm lowest levels in a decade. NOW september 16-22 2010

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apple juice and cherries stand out for me), many are already grown in On­ tario. In 2000, Ontario imported $2 bil­ lion worth of such foods. In 2009, that figure jumped to $4.1 billion, she says. Having that data at the ready, together with stats on urban custom­ ers once accessible through the cen­ sus, “shows Ontario farmers how to tap into $4 billion worth of opportu­ nity on our doorstep.” That kind of low­hanging fruit can yield about 80,000 jobs, which isn’t too shabby as economic stimulus goes. Until recently, Blay­Palmer thought her access to such data was safe and sound. When answering was compulsory and under oath, info was reliable; now, answering is volun­ tary, and surveys have little signifi­ cance since the info is biased by who responds. What surprises her is that other industrial countries are going in the opposite direction from Harper’s Conservatives. In 2009, France com­ missioned three of the world’s lead­ ing economists, including Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, to prepare a 300­page report on indicators of well­being that could be collected to improve planning tools. U.S. President Barrack Obama has directed collection on 300 indicators

that will reflect impacts of his recent medical insurance plans. Stats gath­ ering is almost as old as government, and is certainly a hallmark of demo­ cratic governments, which use info to cultivate reason, evidence and anti­authoritarianism in public deci­ sions, Timothy Ferris argues in his recent book, The Science Of Liberty. In an era when it’s axiomatic that you can’t manage what you can’t mea­ sure, taking accessible measurement information out of the public realm is a way of transferring management from the public to the corporate sphere. Many companies have as much information on customers’ habits as their therapists, and now, in Canada, they’ll have a monopoly on the kind of data needed to plan. During the 90s, in the first phase of neo­liberalism in Canada, when it was said that the task of government was “to steer, not to row,” Conserva­ tive prime minister Brian Mulroney closed down the Economic Council of Canada, while Ontario premier Mike Harris shut the doors on the Pre­ mier’s Council on Health and the one on science and technology – ensur­ ing that corporations, not govern­ ments, owned the tools for effective steering. After a decade’s lull, the Conserva­ tives are at it again. The hidden as­ sumption is that the days of govern­ ment planning are numbered and only one force needs fine­grained in­ formation on social and health trends: the market. 3 news@nowtoronto.com

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seoul – at the coex mall, asia’s largest underground retail complex and the symbol of South Korea’s new affluence, families shop for luxuries and teenagers text. The mall is an unlikely target of fervent protests, but come November 11 and 12, when G20 leaders converge on the Coex Convention Center, we’ll see the next instalment of global anti-corporate activism. The G20 meeting seeks to build on decisions made in Toronto. But South Korean government officials have done more than parse the policy offerings made in T.O. They’ve also watched the policing, and activists here fear they’ve drawn the wrong conclusions. In the run-up to the June Toronto summit, Korean government administrators were curious about how Canada, a country known for freedom of expression, would handle the dissent that comes with hosting a major international meeting. In conversation with NGOs, officials expressed concern that South Korea’s energetic policing would seem extreme compared to Canada’s supposed restraint. The fear was that after a peaceful summit in Toronto, they might get negative press as a result of their own law enforcement policies. No worries. The Canadian response has let the South Korean government nicely off the hook. Disapproval from abroad in this country is something the administration strenuously seeks to avoid.

“The G20 focuses attention on the host country, and there are many chances to highlight your culture and all the things you wish to showcase,” Lee Chan-buom, director general of the Presidential Council on Nation Branding, tells me. “It is an opportunity to intensify our work.” Canada, he says, “had never really been known as a very hard-hitting government. I’m sure that it had its difficulties [during the G20]. At the Seoul summit we will do our best to avoid those confrontations,” Lee says. In July, the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office announced plans to form a special task force ahead of the G20, its mandate to prevent “terrorism” and “illegal protests.” Canadians were shocked by the freedoms they suddenly lost during the G20, but South Koreans have seen the liberties they have taken for granted slowly removed since the 2007 election of President Lee Myung-bak. Before Toronto’s summit, the Public Works Protection Act was passed covertly, while in South Korea, the curtailing of self-expression is more overt. According to the law, all protests have to be approved by the government in advance or face steep fines. The People’s G20 Response Preparation Committee, composed of the Korean Confederation of Trade continued on next page œ


Unions, Korean Women Peasants Association, Green Korea United and two dozen other groups, has announced that it is protesting October 1 against a special law on G20 security giving police more authority to arrest and allowing for the use of the military as police backup. Says Catherine Heejin Kim, director of Amnesty International South Korea, “Now that the Korean government has seen Canada use excessive force, it’s less concerned.” Already, the city’s vulnerable migrant population is feeling the pres-

sure. According to Michel Catuira, a Philippine national and president of the Migrants’ Trade Union (MTU), “it’s dangerous to organize more migrant resistance, since the crackdown is going to extend until at least after the summit.” He’s referring to a government campaign that started during the economic crisis of 2008 and aims to cut South Korea’s population of migrant workers in half by 2012. The country imports workers from South and Southeast Asia to fill construction, manufacturing and agri-

cultural jobs. The MTU and other advocacy groups are now reporting an increase in police raids and deportations of undocumented workers. This action ahead of the G20 is motivated by a familiar paradox in South Korea: unease with outsiders coupled with hypersensitivity to the opinion of the outside world. The red carpet is rolled out for wellheeled visitors, while the darkskinned foreign population is a convenient scapegoat for police and T:10” government.

In early August, Seoul’s municipal government issued a statement targeting some unseemly features of urban Korea. Street vendors and the homeless were warned that they’ll be removed from the summit grounds in order to create an impression of cleanliness. Taxi drivers are admonished to wash their hair thoroughly and have no personal belongings visible in their cabs. Much of what makes the city run isn’t included in the image Seoul wishes to project. Meanwhile, the People’s G20 Response Preparation Committee is

planning a week of action during the G20, including a People’s Summit of international NGOs and a major march November 11. Organizers by law will have to report plans to police. “We’re hoping this will be a mobilizing moment,” says Liem Wol-san of People’s Solidarity for Social Change. “The G20 is trying to push a failed model that has created inequality and poverty in South Korea and the rest of the world. We want to build a unified movement.” 3 news@nowtoronto.com

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Talk by forensic scientist Kazik Jedrzejczak. 1 pm. Free. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. 416395-5577. queen west art Crawl oPeninG Gala Kickoff party with live, head-to-head competitive painting. 7 pm-midnight. Free. Gladstone, 1214 Queen W. queenwestartcrawl.com. rom ConneCtinG Singles meet-and-mingle with a talk on the significance of animals in the afterlife in ancient China. 7-9:30 pm. $50, adv $45. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8000, rom.on.ca. ryom kiPPur Secular Jewish New Year celebration with music by David Wall, readings, blowing of the shofar and more. 7:30 pm. $50, stu $25, child $20. Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke. Pre-register 416-789-5502.

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Socialist Action forum with a video talk by Noam Chomsky and a Q&A. 7 pm. $3. OISE, rm 2-212, 252 Bloor W. 416-535-8779.

sium. NAISA Space, 601 Christie, and other venues. naisa.ca. To Sep 25 t.o. indie film festival Screenings of independent films. $8. Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina. film-fest.ca. To Sep 18

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huMber river PArk, swAnseA villAge And the villAge PlAyhouse Urban theatre hike with Toronto Bruce Trail Club. 2:30 pm. Free. Scarlett and Eglinton. torontobrucetrailclub. org. ikenobo ikebAnA Japanese floral art show with demonstrations. Today 9:30 am-6 pm and tomorrow 11 am-6 pm. Free. Sherway Gardens, QEW and hwy 427. 416-621-1070. PArAtheAtricAl workshoP NYC experimental theatre ensemble Dzieci leads a workshop. Noon-3 pm. $75-$125 (pwyc). Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt. Preregister 416-799-6750. rQueen west Art crAwl Outdoor art show, performance art, workshops, gallery walks, a kids’ zone and more. Today 11 am-6 pm and tomorrow 11 am-6 pm. Free. Trinity Bellwoods Park (Queen and Strachan) and W on Queen. queenwestartcrawl.com.

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Hands Off Venezuela discussion. 2 pm. Free. OISE, rm 2211, 252 Bloor W. canada@handsoffvenezuela.org.

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Monday, September 20

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Talk by urban agriculture professor Makato Yokohari. 12:30 pm. Free. Earth Sciences Centre, rm B142, 33 Willcocks. utoronto.ca/ campuses/maps/htm. conversaTions on The green Singer-songwriter Amy Sky talks with radio personality Ralph Benmurgui. 7:30 pm. $37. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front E. 416-366-7723.

Tuesday, September 21

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busking For change (War Child) Artists

including Sass Jordan, Gentleman Reg, KO and the Balconies busk throughout the streets of the city to mark Int’l Peace Day. Donation. warchild.ca/buskingforchange. de proFundis (Lawrence Brose Legal Defense Fund) Early Monthly Segments hosts a screening of Brose’s controversial film. 8 pm. $5-$10 sugg. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. lawrencebroselegaldefensefund.com.

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Talk by Vancouver architect Peter Busby. 6 pm. Free. OCAD Auditorium, 100 McCaul. 416-977-6000. The FuTure oF gTa TransiT Post Carbon Toronto talk by Steve Munro plus a panel discussion and Q&A. 7 pm. Pwyc (sugg $2). U of T Health Sciences Bldg, 155 College. jeffberg@rogers.com. gideon levy The Israeli journalist speaks on the punishment of Gaza. 7:30 pm. $15, stu $10. Medical Sciences Bldg, 1 King’s College Circle. cjpme.org. The relucTanT dominaTrix Women-only workshop. 7-9:30. $33. Good for Her, 175 Harbord. Pre-register 416-588-0900. roman specTacle in The greek easT Archaeology lecture. 5:15 pm. Free. Bahen Centre, rm 1190, 40 St George. 905-8232819. rThis is silly! Gary Taxali launches his new children’s book. 6-9 pm. Free. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. 416-979-6648. vein care workshop Panel discussion and safer use demo for intravenous drug users. 1:30-4:30 pm. Free. Downtown venue. Pre-register torontoharmreduction@ yahoo.ca.

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POWER DRESSING Our favourite fall fashion debut, without a doubt, is Jules Power. The Toronto designer’s collection is full of chic, wearable knits, blazers and those blockbuster slouchy sweatpants. To officially welcome the new season, we dressed the designer herself in our top picks from the line, plus oversized coats, rugged boots and other autumn must-haves from the Canadian collections. Photos by JENNA WAKANI Hair and make-up by KARLEIGH JOHNSTONE

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by Rob Brezsny

Aries Mar 21 | Apr 19 When teen pop star

Miley Cyrus appeared on David Letterman’s late-night TV talk show, band leader Paul Schaeffer asked her if she lip-syncs to pre-recorded music during her performances. Miley replied that no, she never fakes it. For evidence, she said, anyone could go watch a YouTube clip from one of her concerts. Sometimes she sounds terrible, which proves that she’s risking the imperfection of actually singing live. I urge you to follow Miley’s lead in your own sphere, Aries. In the coming week, you really do need to be as raw as the law allows. Be your authentic self, please – with no Auto-Tune-like enhancements.

TAurus Apr 20 | May 20 Here’s your

mantra: BIG GREEN LUCK EVERYWHERE. I urge you to say it frequently in the coming days. Sing it softly to yourself while you’re driving your car or riding on public transportation. Whisper it as a prayer before each meal. BIG GREEN LUCK EVERYWHERE. Chant it in rhythm to your steps as you walk. Murmur it to the tiny angel looking down at you from the ceiling just before you drop off to sleep. Yell it out as you’re dancing beneath the sky. BIG GREEN LUCK EVERYWHERE. It’ll work its magic even if you don’t know exactly why you’re saying it or what it means.

GeMini May 21 | Jun 20 This is an excel-

lent time for you to revamp your relationship with your body. All the cosmic rhythms are aligned to help you. How should you go about it? The first thing to do is formulate your intentions. For example,

would you like to feel more perfectly at home in your body? Would you revel in the freedom of knowing that the body you have is exactly right for your soul’s needs? Can you picture yourself working harder to give your body the food and sleep and movement it requires to be at its best? If you have any doubts about how to proceed, ask your body to provide you with clues.

CAnCer Jun 21 | Jul 22 While growing up, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln lived in Indiana for 14 years. The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial commemorates his time there. When my friend Janet was seven years old, her second-grade class visited the place. While strolling around outside, she found a band-aid on the ground and excitedly assumed it had once graced a booboo on Old Abe himself. She took it home and secretly used it as a talisman. When she rubbed it on her own wounds, it seemed to have magical healing properties. Only later did she realize that band-aids weren’t invented until 55 years after Lincoln’s death. No matter. The artifact had done a superb job. I predict you will soon find a comparable placebo, Cancerian. Leo Jul 23 | Aug 22 Afghan farmers grow a lot of poppies – more than anywhere else in the world. While most of the crop is converted into opium and heroin, it could just as well be used to create poppy seed bagels – as many as 357 trillion of them, by one estimate. The way I see it, Leo, you have a comparable choice ahead of you. A

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resource that’s neutral in its raw or natural state could be harnessed in a relatively good cause or a not-so-good cause. And I bet you will be instrumental in determining which way it goes.

VirGo Aug 23 | sep 22 “Nothing is more

conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.” German aphorist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg said that, and now I’m offering it for you to use. Are you game? Try this experiment: For seven days, divest yourself of your opinions. And I mean all of them: opinions about politicians, celebrities, immigration reform, rockabilly music, your friends’ choices in mates – everything. For this grace period, be utterly non-judgmental and openminded and tolerant. Allow everything to be exactly what it is without any need to wish it were otherwise. By experiment’s end, you’ll probably feel more relaxed than you have in a long time.

LibrA sep 23 | oct 22 The Latin motto

“Dulcius ex aspiris” means “Sweetness out of difficulty.” It has a different meaning from “relief after difficulty” or “character-building from difficulty.” It suggests a scenario in which a challenging experience leads not just to a successful outcome but also to a delicious, soothing harmony that would not have been possible without the difficulty. This is what I foresee coming for you, Libra.

sCorpio oct 23 | nov 21 Give the best

gifts you can possibly give, Scorpio. Don’t

hoard any of the intense blessings you have at your disposal. It’s time to unveil the fullness of your idiosyncratic generosity, to bestow upon the world the naked glory of your complex mojo. Some people will be better able than others to receive and use your zesty offerings, and it’s okay to favour them with more of your magnanimity. On the other hand, don’t spend too long worrying about the fine points of how to disseminate your wealth. The important thing is to let it flow like a river fresh from eternity.

sAGiTTArius nov 22 | Dec 21 “Do not

think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment,” said Zen Buddhist teacher Dogen. Which leads me to say: “Do not think you will necessarily be aware of becoming a role model and potent influence.” The way I see it, either of those developments may happen in the coming weeks. Without suffering any pangs of self-consciousness, you could suddenly find yourself thrust into a higher, brighter, more powerful state of being. I doubt there’ll be any stress or strain involved. Rather, it will naturally occur while you’re being your strong-minded, expansive self, simply trying to rearrange the world to conform to your vision of paradise.

CApriCorn Dec 22 | Jan 19 Soon it will probably be time for you to wrap up the Season of Exploration. You’ve surveyed the outlands and fringe areas enough for now, right? I’m guessing that you’ve reconnoitered the forbidden zones so thoroughly that you may not need to do any more probing. Or am I wrong about this? Am I underestimating your longing to push out to the frontiers and beyond? Maybe your brushes with exotic creatures and tempting adventures have whetted your appetite for even more escapades. I’ll tell you what, Capricorn: I’m going to trust your intuition on this one. Are you ready

to rein in your risk-taking, or are you hungry for more?

AquArius Jan 20 | Feb 18 When I was

living in Los Angeles in the summer of 1986, I had a memorable dream. In the dream, I was dancing with God. As best as I can describe it, the Divine Wow was a female whirlwind exuding cool blue fire and singing ecstatic melodies. Now and then I caught a glimpse of something that resembled a face and body, but mostly she was a sparkling fluidic vortex that I moved in and out of as we floated and tumbled and leaped. The contact was so vivid and visceral that from that day forward I never again said, “I believe in God.” My experience was as real as making love with a human being; “belief” was irrelevant. I predict that you will soon have a comparable encounter with a primal force, Aquarius – whatever passes for “God” in your world.

pisCes Feb 19| Mar 20 The eighth-century

theologian known as the Venerable Bede compared our existence to a sparrow that flies in the window of a royal castle while the king is enjoying a winter feast with his entourage. Outside, a snowstorm is raging. Inside, there’s a big fire in the hearth that keeps everyone warm. But the sparrow doesn’t stay in this welcoming place; it quickly flies out another window on the other side of the dining room, refraining from plucking any of the delicious scraps of food the revellers have discarded. Bede says the sparrow’s actions are like ours in our own approach to living our lives. Well, guess what, Pisces: I don’t think that will be true for you in the coming months. Judging from the astrological omens, I suspect that once you fly into the feast room, you won’t depart like a restless, confused wanderer. You will linger.

Homework: What’s the one thing you would change about yourself if you could? And why can’t you? Go to Relastrology.com and click “Email Rob.”

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nuggets of Chinese sausage, not the pale, greasy slab found most everywhere else. Open-faced Zen dumplings explode with tiny toadstool mushknow how to give the public exactly what it wants, here a moderately priced all-day café on the first floor of the new TIFF tower. A quintessentially Toronto view from the wraparound streetside patio and inexpensive breakfast sandwiches to go make up for sometimes robotically cheerful service. Best: early on, Thuet-calibre croissants stuffed with maple-smoked back bacon, sunny-side-up eggs and Canadian cheddar dipped into tangy housemade ketchup; from midday, Thai coleslaw in sweet nam prik vinaigrette; de rigueur heirloom beet salad with hazelnuts and tarragon; perfunctory grilled flank steak with terrific Parmesan-dusted frites; to finish, Soma chocolate brownies. Complete lunches for $25 per person (breakfasts $20/ dinners $40), including all taxes, tip and unlimited sparkling Q water. Average main

rooms, baby asparagus and finely diced carrot under a dome of pickled cucumber, while the not-to-bemissed Chiu Chow versions thick with ground pork and Chinese chives get their crunch from blanched peanuts. And you can’t call yourself a true dim sum devotee if you forgo chicken feet (all $4.30), particularly when they’re deep-fried and soaked in garlicky sweet sauce. Served on an edible rice-flour doily, a ridiculously tender tangle of fried octopus tentacles shows up dusted with five-spice powder, while gelatinous cubes of beef tendon in Thai-style curry (both $5.30) literally melt in the month. Avoiding them both, a hungover Literary Device slurps a stomach-soothing bowl of chicken and dried scallop congee swirled with pea shoots ($6.30), as a suddenly animated Troubled Balkan, in the grips of a Proustian epiphany, declares his honey-garlic beef ribs in Polish Maggi sauce ($5.30) – ain’t globalization grand? – exactly like the Chinese food he remembers eating as a child in Willowdale in the 70s. A compliment, no doubt. He also flips for a four-pack of braised beef meatballs ($3.10) kissed with orange peel and bitter mustard greens, and gives his royal approval to a trio of bean curd rolls laced with pricey king mushrooms ($5.30). Those same ’spensive ’shrooms show up tied into bundles with strings fashioned from green onion stalks alongside sticks of pasty pumpkin and even pastier taro ($4.30). We’re all for culinary cross-pollination, but why bother with Golden Fresh Fruit in Salad Dressing dumplings ($5.30) – baseball-sized doughnuts full of Miracle Whip and bits of apple – when there are perfectly flaky milk custard tarts ($8 for four), even if they are indiscernibly tweaked with birds’ nest, aka swallow spit? Why drive to the burbs when you can now get the same thing downtown? 3 stevend@nowtoronto.com

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Contemporary BEAST 96 Tecumseth, at Whitaker, 647-352ñ 6000, thebeastrestaurant.com. Ex-JKWB

vets Scott and Rachelle Vivian’s neighbourhood bistro (beast-ro?) focuses on locally sourced ingredients cooked with not so traditional techniques. At dinner, the food dazzles; at brunch, less so. Reservations essential. Best: baskets of Parker House rolls and burnt-bran mini-baguettes; crisply deep-fried veal sweetbreads over organic heirloom tomatoes and house-cured bacon

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Suck back those suds during Toronto Beer Week For some of us, every week is Beer Week, but a cabal of local craft brew enthusiasts is making it official – September 20 to 26 is Toronto Beer Week. What follows is a very small taste of how the participating bars, restaurants and breweries, 50 in all, are celebrating the brewer’s art.

The Monk’s Table

1276 Yonge, 416-920-7037 Midtown nobbing of hobs and an astute selection of European imports are always on the Monk’s Table, but during Beer Week they’ve got programming planned, including Monday’s (September 20) five-course Belgian dinner paired with five different Belgian beers, all moderated by suds expert Bill White. Call for reservations.

Cloak and Dagger

394 College, 647-436-0228 TBW will provoke a lot of untoward connoisseur-type behaviour, but the Cloak keeps things real on Tuesday evening (September 21) with a sausage party. Literally. $12 gets you a 12-ounce beer from their excellent

selection of local taps and all-you-caneat access to 10 varieties of sausage. Don’t be missing links.

Bar Volo

587 Yonge, 416-928-0008 Located in the heart of Yonge’s Spring Roll district, Bar Volo is a true go-to destination for ardent loca-pours. Friday (September 24) will be a veritable three-ring beer circus: owner Ralph Morana in conjunction with the Biergotter home brewing club unveils his house-made cask-conditioned beers, and at 10 pm Quebec’s Les Trois Mousquetaires throws down the malty gauntlet.

C’est What

67 Front East, 416-867-9499 Talking about the Toronto beer scene without mentioning C’est What is like talking about reasons for moving to Hamilton without mentioning Rob Ford. C’est What has events every night of Beer Week, but the Friday and Saturday (September 25 and 26) tasting festival featuring $1 samples (with certain exceptions) of close to 60 different beers will be one of Beer Week’s glamour events. 3

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in ranch dressing; pan-seared elk tenderloin in mole with fried strawberries, wild mushrooms and spaetzle; at brunch, naturally raised Beast burgers with mayo, peameal, aged cheddar and fried free-range egg, sided with organic greens in roasted jalapeño vinaigrette; ravioli stuffed with spotted prawns finished with shredded pig’s head, Monforte toscano and runny egg yolks. Complete dinners for $75 per person (brunches $30), including all taxes, tip and a glass of wine. Average main $22/$12. Open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday 6 to 11 pm. Brunch Sunday 10 am to 3 pm. Closed Monday, Tuesday, holidays. Licensed. Access: one step at door, washroom on same floor. Rating: nnnnz

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107 King E, at Church, 416-603-8009, origintoronto.com. Like Buca, the Courthouse Terroni and Colborne Lane, Claudio Aprile’s boisterous 140-seat resto-lounge is built to be loud. An open kitchen, a line barking “Yes, chef!” and a soundtrack of classic 90s rock certainly only add to the racket. But if multi-culti tapas and chichi cocktails are your scene, Origin’s the joint du jour. Best: in no particular order, tapas like perfectly deviled eggs dressed with bacon and a toss of gremolata; smoked cod croquettes in saffron aioli; deep-fried plantain tostones with garlicky guacamole; a summery salad of watermelon in lemon vinaigrette finished with slivered green beans, watercress and crumbled feta; stirfried calamari and pineapple in caramelized peanut sauce; spicy Spanish poutine with chorizo, manchego and smoky pimenton paprika. Complete dinners for $65 per person (lunches $50), including all taxes, tip and a glass of wine. Average main $12. Open for lunch Monday to Friday 11:30 am to 3 pm, dinner nightly 5 pm till close. Licensed. Access: barrier-free. Rating: nnnz

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red wine vinaigrette; at weekend brunch, strawberry bread pudding. Complete meals for $25 per person, including all taxes, tip and a glass of locally grown wine. Average main $10. Open Wednesday to Monday 9:30 am to 5 pm, dinner Wednesday to Saturday from 5 pm. Bar till close. Closed Tuesday, some holidays. Licensed. Access: one step at door, washrooms in basement. Rating: nnnnn

Italian Scarpetta 550 Wellington W, at Portland, 416ñ 601-3590, thompsonhotels.com. NYCity

celebu-chef and Food TV star Scott Conant brings high-end Italian comfort food to the lobby of the newly minted Thompson Hotel. Superb attention to detail and impossibly polished service give the local dining scene a much-needed kick in the keister. Best: to start, signature stromboli (aka folded-over streudel-style pizza dough stuffed with sweetly roasted red pepper); absurdly rich starters like wine-braised beef short ribs over faro risotto thick with summer-fresh asparagus; polenta in heavy cream with multi-mushroom fricassee finished with truffle oil; mains like plain $23 spaghetti in simple tomato sauce and parmigiano; slow-roasted baby capretto goat with crisply sautéed pancetta, fingerling potatoes and rapini; to finish, retro Amedei chocolate pudding cake with burnt orange ’n’ caramel gelato. Complete dinners for $120 per person, including all taxes, tip and a glass of wine. Average main $33. Open for dinner Sunday to Thursday 5:30 to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 5:30 pm to midnight. Licensed. Access: barrier-free. Rating:

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Libretto of Leslieville, QMP adheres to the Vera Pizza Napoletana standard of exceptionally thin-crusted pies made from imported stone-ground Caputo flour topped with San Marzano tomato sauce and fresh fior di latte cheese, cooked in a wood-burning oven. Same stylishly loud scene, but – unlike Libretto – the new guys take reservations. You’ll need one! Now open for lunch. Best: from the rotating $25 threecourse prix fixe, Gorgonzola ragout of crumbled Italian sausage and mushrooms over buttery polenta with a tossing of parsley and shaved parmigiano; brilliantly blistered pizzas like the Napoletano with ovendried black olives, cherry tomatoes, capers and anchovies; the Giovanni with arugula and prosciutto di Parma; the Mezza Luna, half Margherita, half ricotta calzone. Complete dinners for $45 per person (lunches $28), including all taxes, tip and a glass of vino. Open Tuesday to Sunday noon till 11 pm. Closed Monday, holidays. Licensed. Access: five steps at door, another 11 to dining room, washrooms on same floor. Rating: nnnn 3

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND with DUM DUM GIRLS and BEACH HOUSE at the Molson Amphitheatre Rating: NNN

It’s impressive how quickly Vampire Weekend have morphed from indie buzz band into stadium act. But are they ready for the big leagues? Going with mellow opening acts Dum Dum Girls and Beach House was a wise move. Both bands’ echo-heavy sounds translate well in a cavernous, reverberating amphitheatre, and they’re sleepy enough not to overshadow the headliners. By the time Vampire Weekend hit the stage, there were still hundreds of empty seats – not completely unexpected, given the dismal sales for many of this summer’s big-ticket tours. What was surprising was the crowd response: thousands of genuine fans singing along to every word. Still, even though they’re too big for most clubs, Vampire Weekend aren’t really a band you want to see in a stadium. You’re stuck in an assigned seat staring at a giant video monitor while not much is happening visually onBENJAMIN BOLES stage.

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MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS at the Opera House Rating: NNN

Marina and the Diamonds, aka Marina Diamandis, is a Welsh/Greek beauty with a smoky vocal delivery and anticonformist message. Dressed in dangerously tight pants and a vintage football jersey, the 24-year-old made her Toronto debut before an adoring near-capacity Opera House crowd.

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Her energetic set ran the gamut from new wave cabaret to piano ballads to hooky singalongs from her recent debut album. Pop requires personality, and onstage Diamandis has a curious charisma. Her gestures are theatrical, and she sings with a focused intensity that impresses. But her posing is occasionally at odds with her manic, bouncy tunes. She also tends toward clichés. Halfway through the show, she briefly vanished, re-emerged wearing a varsity jacket and dollar-sign glasses, plush hamburgers in each hand, before launching into the single Hollywood, which contains the line: “I’m obsessed with the mess that’s America.” Given all the people singing along, many KEVIN RITCHIE share her obsession.

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Rating: NNN The elements were in place for an exceptionally evil night of dark metal: the rain was coming down; a grim documentary about the Pickton murder trial was on TV before I left the house; it was 9/11. But Lee’s proved too large a venue for Chicago ambient blackmetalheads Nachtmystium on their first headlining Canadian tour, and their vigorous hair-whipping only moderately whipped up the smallish crowd. Pat Clancy struggled with amp issues, while bone-rattling volume and Charlie Fell’s double-bass-drum workout often buried the psychedelic nuances and melodic guitar leads that make Nacht’s recent genre-pushing albums so interesting. Frontman Blake

Judd pulls off “menacing yet amiable” like a pro, though he might want to rethink the part where he and his band suddenly walk offstage, the soundman turns on spooky music and we stand around wondering if it’s time to clap for an encore. (Nobody did, but Judd & co. returned anyway. Awkward.) Earlier, Atlanta’s Zoroaster churned out complementary tunes that shifted between blissed-out shoegaze drone and gnarly Motörhead speed metal, while Florida two-piece Dark Castle served up minimalist doom that, in guitarist/singer Stevie Floyd, added one more lady to the room. CARLA GILLIS

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to keep the energy high but had trouble attracting an audience at 11:45 am. Karkwa’s sprawling francophone songs fared well in the outdoor environment, while Atlantic Canada’s Radio Radio entertained with a short, fun set of bilingual party rap. Following local pop star Fefe Dobson, not-so-surprise guest K’naan proved yet again why his rise to ubiquity is well deserved. Gathering the largest crowd of the day, the SomaliCanadian singer/songwriter alternated hip-hop, rock and soul tunes with charismatic speak-sing narratives, then turned the inevitable closer, Waving Flag, into a colossal public singalong.

K’NAAN, FEFE DOBSON, RADIO

RADIO, KARKWA and the SADIES ñ as part of TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX OPENING BLOCK PARTY at King & John Rating: NNNN TIFF’s new Bell Lightbox headquarters may be flashy, but it’s intended as an accessible cinematic hub for the general public, not just an arena for redcarpet arrivals and academic cinephilia. It was fitting, then, that the massive complex launched with a widescreen King Street block party. The celebration got off to a relatively subdued start with programming dedicated to this year’s Polaris Prize shortlisters. Local country-surf rockers the Sadies tried

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Various venues, Monday to Sunday (September 20 to 26) Now in its third year, the Manifesto Fest – celebrating all aspects of hiphop culture from rapping to graffiti – keeps getting bigger. Highlights include performances by international artists like Jean Grae, Jay Electronica, Citizen Kane and Bilal, not to mention a ton of Toronto talent.

Teenage Fanclub, Rick of the Skins

Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday and Thursday (September 22 and 23) See preview, page 53.

Zeds Dead, the Killabits Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Wednesday (September 22) See preview, page 53.

M.I.A. Sound Academy (11 Polson), Wednesday (September 22) We’re not going to pretend that we aren’t a bit disappointed with M.I.A.’s third album, and not just because /\/\/\Y/\ is a pain in the ass to type. Nevertheless, it’s still more creative than the vast majority of pop records, and you can always count on her for an awesome live show. 3

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If you’re a musician who likes Teenage Fanclub, now would be the right time to move to Kitchener. Norman Blake of the cult Scottish power pop band relocated there with his family about eight months ago and is looking to collaborate. “I’ve brought a lot of my recording equipment over,” he says, taking a break from scanning Craigslist for a pedal steel guitar. “I intend to set that up and then maybe work with some local guys to make a record. That’s something I’d like to do in the dark, winsome months.” Before those arrive, the singer/

songwriter will put out a record with his friend Euros Childs of the Welsh band Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, under the name Jonny. And he’ll tour North America, Asia and Europe with the rest of the Fannies in support of their new release, Shadows (Merge), the group’s first since 2005’s grittier Man-Made. Decidedly more soft rock than power pop, the subtly multi-layered album was recorded in England’s rural Norfolk with a more varied assortment of instruments than their last. The laid-back sound is a result of the studio’s pastoral atmosphere. “The back door opened onto an orchard, which was pretty nice for a city boy like myself,” Blake says. “I’ve never experienced opening the back door, picking an apple and eating it. That was something else. I think they had a

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Killer bass lines Zeds Dead have a knack for twisting old familiar tunes into new dance club anthems By BENJAMIN BOLES ZEDS DEAD with the KILLABITS as part of BASSMENTALITY at Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Wednesday (September 22). Free. 416-516-8677.

Toronto electro dubstep production duo Zeds Dead (named after the line in Pulp Fiction) are burning up right now. They’re about to embark on their second European tour, followed by their first Australian and New Zealand

gigs. They’re getting play from some of the biggest DJs in the world. They run a wildly popular weekly party, Bassmentality, and have upcoming features in GQ and Mixmag. What makes all of this really noteworthy is that they’ve managed this with barely an official release for sale. (Their remix of the song Panther by Barletta is available on Intellegenix.) DC (born Dylan Mamid) and Hooks

couple of pear trees, too, but don’t quote me on that.” He concedes that Teenage Fanclub, who have been making music for 21 years, have mellowed somewhat in their middle age. Asked how his band circa 1989 would have felt about the 2010 version, he’s of two minds. “Back then I remember thinking that someone who was 45 probably wouldn’t have much to offer. So if I’m being honest, I’d probably think that most people around the age of 20 or 21 won’t think our record has a lot to offer. “Having said that, maybe if the young me had sat there and listened to it, I may have gotten some pleasure from it.” 3 music@nowtoronto.com

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(born Zach Rapp-Rovan) have, however, released an incredibly strong run of bootleg remixes on the internet. Their trademark chainsaw bass lines and bone-crushing beats pulse beneath hooks by the Rolling Stones, Massive Attack, the Moody Blues and Foo Fighters. While they manage to avoid being overshadowed by the famous names they reinterpret, you can’t help but wonder if they fear being typecast as pop remix specialists. “Hopefully when people start hearing our originals, all that will change,” cracks Mamid, who says a flurry of official releases are forthcoming. He and Hooks started out as Mass Production, making laid-back classic instrumental hip-hop beats. They soon found themselves frustrated with that genre’s sample-heavy approach and found relief in the synth power of dubstep and electro. “When we were producing hip-hop, it was really hard getting clearance for the samples so we could release the songs,” explains Rapp-Rovan. “We’re still sampling, but we’re just calling them remixes now.” 3 benjaminb@nowtoronto.com

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fall music preview Caribou 09/17 By Benjamin Boles,

NOW’s Fall Music Preview is here to help you sift through the zillions of live shows and mountains of new albums from some of the biggest and best in the business. With contributions from Benjamin Boles, Joshua Errett, Carla Gillis, Jason Keller, Richard Trapunski, Kevin Ritchie

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CARIBOU at the Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Friday (September 17), 8 pm. $15. HS, RT, SS, TM. CARIBOU DJ SET with JEREMY GREENSPAN, DJ PAMMM at the Drake (1150 Queen West), Friday (September 17), midnight. $10. 416-531-5042. unlike the uk and its mercury prize, we don’t have a network of bookies giving odds on who’ll win this year’s Polaris Music Prize on Monday (September 20). But if you ask Caribou (aka Dan Snaith), there’s not much of a chance that he’ll be picking up his second $20,000 prize after winning previously in 2008 for Andorra. “I do think I’m a long shot,” Snaith admits from his adopted home in London, UK. “It just seems like an unlikely thing for them to give it to someone who’s already won, whether it’s me or Owen [Pallett].” If he’s right, it would be a shame, since his new album, Swim (Merge), is much better than Andorra. However, it would make the Canadian music scene seem pretty small if lightning struck him twice. You’re not going to catch Snaith complaining, though – this is the kind of nice-guy musician who starts off the interview by apologetically offering his home phone number instead of his cell, just in case NOW was worried about long distance charges. “I’m just really excited to play live at the gala ceremony, because we didn’t get to do that last time. We’ve never really been on Canadian TV either, so that’ll be pretty great.” He’s not kidding when he says he’s thrilled to play onstage. He and his live band are about to embark on an epic world tour for the next few months, after already spending much of the year on the road in support of his mesmerizing new album. Not quite the routine you’d expect from someone who’s made pretty much all his recorded music over the past decade alone in his bedroom. Is this evidence of the new music-industry model of making your living from live shows instead of album sales? “We’re not in the Leonard Cohen boat yet,” Snaith cracks, and then backtracks to explain the joke – a charmingly awkward habit he exercises throughout our conversation. “There’s no evil music-industry villain cracking the whip; we’re genuinely excited to go out and do a million shows. The year of Andorra we did around 200 shows, which is pretty crazy, but I think we’re doing even more shows in less time for this one. “This is really the social part of my life. When I’m recording, it’s the life of a hermit, essentially.” It’s not just the social aspect of performing that thrills

him. For Snaith, the recording entity of Caribou and the live configuration are completely distinct things, the latter serving as a welcome opportunity to reimagine and refine the ideas previously committed to disc. “We’ve had three days off, and what have we done? We booked a studio and started rehearsing again – reworking songs and bringing in whole new songs that we haven’t played before, just finding ways to make it better.” He’s got no shortage of ideas of ways to reinvent the songs. Take the sharp contrast between the techno-informed quartet he’s touring with now and the sprawling cosmic jazz rock orchestra he assembled when he was invited by the Flaming Lips to play the 2009 All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in NYC. They only played Toronto and New York, but fans who missed those shows will be able to buy a special limited-edition vinyl and DVD recording of the ATP gig, which featured, among many other guests, Sun Ra Arkestra band leader Marshall Allen. “Those two shows playing with Marshall Allen were for me a real dream-come-true moment: all my friends and one of my absolute musical heroes playing together onstage, invited by the Flaming Lips, whom I’ve loved since I was a teenager.... If you’d told me that 10 years ago, it would have blown my mind. “As for the recording, we just wanted something special for ourselves. As a chronic record collector, this is just the ultimate memento of that show.” Those gigs may have been magical career highlights for Snaith, but that doesn’t mean touring in support of Swim has been a letdown. Framing the current show around the club-inspired beats and swinging grooves of the new material has led to a first for the band. “The shows we’ve done this year are the first times we’ve looked out into the audience and seen a bunch of people actually dancing, which has been amazing.” Previous albums have been more about head-nodding than booty-shaking, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, there’s something to be said for the visceral feedback of seeing an audience physically reacting to your tunes. In fact, much of Swim’s club-ready feel comes directly from testing out the material on

dance floors in the DJ sets he fills his down time with. “It’s a great feeling to make something one day, play it in a club the next day and get immediate feedback if it’s going to work. That was really exciting for me and is a big part of why the album ended up sounding the way it did. “This record was kind of made as two separate things. There were songs made just for me to DJ with, and it took me a long time to wrap my head around the idea that tracks like Sun or Bowls could end up on a Caribou record. “But then that stuff ended up sitting really nicely beside the tracks that I thought of as Caribou songs, even if they were really done in two completely different mindsets.” In case you’re assuming that Snaith is just another indie rock dude who discovered dance music last year, it should be pointed out that he was DJing even back when he was still known as Manitoba. And though some of his recordings lean toward psych rock, they’ve all been very electronic-based. Still, you can’t help but worry that the thumping kick drums and buzzing synths might scare away the rock critics voting for this year’s Polaris Prize. Snaith doesn’t think so. From his perspective, the barriers between electronic and “real” music have been mostly broken down. Besides, even if he does win again this time, he’s pledged to use the money to set up a useful alternative to Canada’s eviscerated census. “Oh, man – that was the one time I tried that joke, and it fell so flat,” he says, referring to an interview he did when the short list was announced. “I had to go back and explain it, and felt like the unfunniest guy in the world. It was like a bad uncle joke.” Joke or not, given his PhD in mathematics, you can assume that Snaith has a genuine appreciation for the necessity of good data. And leave it to a self-described geek like Snaith to think of studying abstract math as the lazy way. “When I went to do my undergraduate degree, I had to decide between doing a science degree, which seemed easy, and I like that stuff, or spending the next six months practising piano all the time to study jazz piano at U of T. “What I realized was that if I studied music, I was never going to do mathematics in my spare time. That just seemed like a ridiculous thing to do, and still does.” 3

“I realized if I studied music, I was never going to do mathematics in my spare time. ”

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Fall calendar Gucci Mane 09/28

How cool will Gucci Mane’s third studio release be? Colder than a polar bear sleeping in a freezer, the Atlanta rapper promises. Does it get any colder? Apparently. Gucci says The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted (Asylum, September 28) is a “masterpiece.” Factcheck that by listening to the Justicesampling lead single, Gucci Time. Septembrrr, indeed.

Mark Ronson & the Business Intl 09/28 The well-connected pop impresario’s third album, Record Collection (Columbia, September 28), features vocal turns from Q-Tip, Ghostface Killah and Ronson himself. Already a name in the UK, the Brooklyn-based producer is hoping a switch from soul to synthpop will help him hit it big in the U.S.

Neil Young 09/28

Producer Daniel Lanois describes it as “very electric,” but thankfully he’s not talking about the kind of fuel-efficient cars Young wrote about on his confusing last record. Le Noise (Reprise, September 28), Young’s 32nd studio effort, is not a straightforward Crazy Horsetype offering, but will be an intriguing endeavour, as everything by this living legend tends to be.

The xx 09/29

The xx probably didn’t need to add the Mercury Prize to their resumé – the moody indie rockers had already risen from buzz band to big-ticket draw in less than a year – but the extra British Album Of The Year validation surely helps justify their headlining status at Toronto’s venerable Massey Hall on September 29.

Atari Teenage Riot 10/04

Alec Empire and Nic Endo have revived their politically charged digital hardcore outfit Atari Teenage Riot after a decade-long hiatus. They’ve got a new member, label and single, but are fans still angry enough to care? Find out when ATR invade the Phoenix October 4. continued on page 56 œ

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fall music preview Los Campesinos! 10/08

Can Wrongbar – specifically its not so big stage – adequately accommodate the sprawling, rambunctious indie pop band that is Cardiff’s Los Campesinos!, or will the night unravel into exuberant chaos? See for yourself October 8.

Nick Lowe 10/13 When iconic British singer/songwriter Nick Lowe graces the Mod Club stage October 13 (his only Canadian date), it’ll be the first time in this millennium he’s had a touring band to flesh out his genre-hopping Elvis Costello-approved rock ’n’ roll. Swoon.

Mumford & Sons 11/13

Barely two years after Mumford & Sons opened for Laura Marling at the Rivoli, the marquee next-gen British folkies have sold out a much bigger room for their showcase November 13, the oft-maligned Sound Academy. Next stop, Air Canada Centre?

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Sufjan Stevens 10/12

Belle & Sebastian 10/12

The blogs have barely settled down since the surprise release of his latest hour-long EP, but Sufjan Stevens is now readying his first “official” album in five years, The Age Of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty, October 12). Chances are you’ll be hearing a lot about it.

It’s hard to think of a better venue to take in Belle & Sebastian’s charming jangle pop than Massey Hall, where they perform October 12 in support of their eighth album, Belle & Sebastian Write About Love (Matador), streeting that very day.

Black Mountain and Black Angels 10/31

Matt & Kim 11/02

There tends to be a slew of concerts on October 31, but this year’s best bet is easily Black Mountain and Black Angels at the Phoenix. Both bands are armed with an arsenal of vampire ditties that should make the blackthemed double bill a worthy alternative to any Halloween party.

The adorable Brooklyn synth punk duo’s over-the-top performances are legendary, as anyone who caught them at 2009’s NXNE will confirm. Fans who arrive at their October 29 Phoenix show early also get a sneak preview of anticipated third album Sidewalks (Fader, November 2).

Kanye West 11/16

Nicki Minaj 11/23

If what he’s posting on his spasmodically updated Twitter page is true, anticipate a more civilized Kanye this fall. And don’t expect any more weepy forays into Auto-Tune. With contributions from DJ Premier, Pete Rock and RZA, his fifth album, Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, November 16), will be characterized by a hard 90s rap sound. Meanwhile, his collaborative EP with Jay-Z, called Watch The Throne (details tba), will be sheer rap royalty bluster.

Not since Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown has a rapper with two X chromosomes jolted the pop world like Nicki Minaj. Her Annie Lennox-sampling Your Love won her heavy airplay, but upstaging Jay-Z on Kanye West’s gargantuan posse track Monster was her defining moment. Expect a huge fourth-quarter impact for the Lil Wayne protege’s debut, Pink Friday (Young Money/ Cash Money/Motown Universal), set for November 23.

Antony & the Johnsons 10/12

The Dears 10/13–15

Florence and the Machine 11/03

Kid Cudi 11/09

Another Antony & the Johnsons album so soon? The hulking, androgynous New Yorker with the stirring voice and lyrics follows up last year’s The Crying Light and last month’s Thank You For Your Love EP with Swanlights (Secretly Canadian) October 12. Still need more Antony? A 144-page book of his art and writing accompanies the release.

Fired-up British singer Florence Welch ruled the Kool Haus this past spring, and now that a video-of-the-year nom and performance at the 2010 MTV VMAs have brightened her star, expect a frenzied reception when she plays Sound Academy November 3.

U2 TBA

U2 have been hinting since last year about releasing Songs Of Ascent (Interscope, release date tba), a companion work mostly made up of leftovers from the No Line On The Horizon sessions that didn’t “fit the mood.” Hard to tell what to expect after the live Bono-Edge duet Every Breaking Wave leaked, but U2 fans don’t usually need much convincing.

In keeping with biggish bands (both in size and stature) playing smallish venues, looks like it takes not one, not two, but three shows at the Garrison for the Dears to debut their forthcoming album in its entirety. It doesn’t drop till 2011, so be sure to catch the brooding Montrealers October 13 to 15.

Rapper Kid Cudi is best known for his introspective flow and spacey vibe, but will he brighten up on his sophomore effort, Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager (Motown, November 9), or sink into a self-indulgent stoner slump?

Justice TBA After the duo signed with newly revived Elektra last year, a follow-up to their smash debut was slated to hit streets by 2010’s end. However, the French electro producers have adopted Daft Punk time, releasing albums at a painfully unrushed pace. Since the dance music game has changed drastically since their 06 breakout, the question is, can they still compete?


more hot shows September

OctOber

gorillaz Air Canada Centre doors 7 pm, $49.50-$95. TM. October 14.

stars, Young galaxY Massey Hall $29.50-$39.50. 416-872-4255. October 23

sarah harMer Massey Hall doors 7 pm, $32.50-$42.50. RTH, TM. November 20.

Best Coast, Male Bonding Lee’s

k’naan, shad Small World Music Festival

ok go Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 8 pm,

these are Powers The Garrison 9 pm,

all ages, $20. RT, SS, TM, UR. October 14.

$12-$15. RT, SS, TW. October 23.

Justin BieBer, BurnhaM Air Canada

Bad religion, BounCing souls, off with their heads Kool Haus

garY nuMan The Pleasure Principal Tour

Barenaked ladies Massey Hall doors 7

Palace doors 9 pm, $13. HS, RT, SS, TM. September 25.

Kool Haus doors 8 pm, all ages, $43. PDR, RT, SS, TM, UE. October 1.

siMian MoBile disCo (dJ set), annie MaC, downlink, soniCC

sCout niBlett, holYsons, iroquois falls The Garrison 9 pm, $14. RT,

Digital Sound Academy TM. September 25.

SS, TW. garrisontoronto.com. October 2

doors 7 pm, all ages, $29.50. HS, RT, SS, TM, UE. October 14.

Justin nozuka, sweet thing

seMi PreCious weaPons, ladY starlight Wrongbar 8 pm, $15. LN, RT, SS,

Justin townes earle Horseshoe

ChaPterhouse Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm,

rusko Opera House doors 9 pm, $22.50.

x JaPan Massey Hall 8 pm, $39.50-$69.50. LN, RTH, TM. October 7.

helMet, intronaut Lee’s Palace doors

Phoenix Concert Theatre 7 pm, all ages. RT. September 25.

wiz khalifa, Yelawolf Sound

Academy doors 8 pm, all ages, $21.50. PDR, RT, SS, TM, UE. September 26.

klaxons Mod Club doors 8 pm, $20. HS, RT, SS, TM. September 27.

Van dYke Parks, Claire & the reasons Music Gallery doors 7 pm, all ages, $30. RT, SS, TM. September 29.

liars, woMen Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm, $15. TM. September 29. holY fuCk, indian JewelrY, Bad tits Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 8 pm, $15. RT, SS, TM. September 29.

aleJandro esCoVedo & the sensitiVe BoYs Opera House 8 pm, $25. LN, RT, SS, TM, UR. September 29.

talVin singh, oMnesia dJ douBle aa Small World Music Festival The Great Hall 9 pm, $20-$25. smallworldmusic.com. September 30.

toM toM CluB, CaraVan of thieVes, tonY Castles Phoenix

Concert Theatre doors 7:30 pm, $25. PDR, RT, SS, TW. September 30.

zola Jesus, trust The Garrison 9 pm, $12.50-$15. RT, SS, TW. September 30. JaMes, ed harCourt Queen Eliza-

beth Theatre 8:15 pm, $35-$50. TM. September 30.

TW, UR. October 2.

$20.50. RT. October 6.

d.o.a. Horseshoe $12.50. HS, RT, SS, TM. 416598-4226. October 8.

Bullet for MY Valentine, esCaPe the fate, BlaCk tide, driVe a Sound Academy doors 6:30 pm, all ages, $30-$75. RT, SS, TM. October 8.

hot hot heat, heY rosetta!, riCh auCoin Mod Club all ages. 416-588-

doors 9 pm, $14.50. HS, RT, SS, TM. October 15.

PDR, RT, SS, TW. October 16.

8 pm, $22.50. RT, SS, TM. October 17.

Blonde redhead, Pantha du PrinCe Phoenix Concert Theatre 9 pm, $24.

RT. October 17.

four tet, Jon hoPkins Mod Club

doors 8 pm, $18.50. HS, RT, SS, TM. October 20.

Band of horses, JennY & JohnnY, the Besnard lakes Kool Haus 8

pm, all ages, $27.50. TM. October 21.

4663. October 8.

Miike snow Kool Haus doors 7:30 pm, all ages, $25. PDR, RT, SS, TW. October 9.

the walkMen, aa BondY, Blood feathers Phoenix Concert

Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages, $18.50. HS, RT, SS, TM. October 9.

dan deaCon & lightning Bolt The Great Hall $tba. RT, SS. October 12.

pm, $20. PDR, RT, SS, TW. October 21.

soCial distortion, luCero, frank turner Kool Haus doors 7 pm, $36.50. TM. October 23.

rYuiChi sakaMoto Queen Elizabeth Theatre 8 pm, $37.50. TM. October 24. two door CineMa CluB, Pen-

guin Prison, funeral PartY Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7:30 pm, all ages, $17.50. PDR, RT, SS, TW. October 25. dan Mangan Trinity St Paul’s Church doors 7:15 pm, all ages, $22.50. HS, RT, SS, TM. October 28. the Vaselines Horseshoe doors 9 pm, $24.50. RT. October 30.

nOvember JuniP (featuring Jose gonzalez), sharon Van etten Lee’s Palace

Queen Elizabeth Theatre 8 pm, $35. RTH. November 26.

wolf Parade Sound Academy doors 8

pm, all ages, $26.50. HS, RT, SS, TM. November 26.

luke douCet & the white falCon Mod Club doors 7 pm, $16.50. RT, SS, TM, UR. November 27.

old Man luedeCke Hugh’s Room $20-

$22.50. 416-531-6604. And Nov 28. November 27.

ozzY osBourne, halford Air Canada Centre $tba. 416-815-5500. November 27.

tiMo Mass Footwork 416-913-3488. Nov-

ember 27.

doors 9 pm, $15. HS, RT, SS, TM. November 5.

December killing Joke Rescheduled from May 25.

Crookers, aC slater, l-Vis 1990, sBtrkt Sound Academy doors 10 pm, $30

einsteurzende neuBauten Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm, $30. HS, RT, SS, TM. December 11. Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm, $25. HS, RT, SS, TM. December 12.

cert Theatre 9 pm, all ages, $18.50. PDR, RT, SS, TW. November 5.

adv. PDR, RT, SS, TM. November 6.

leon redBone, Paul asaro

Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $47.50-$55. 416531-6604. November 7 and 8. Theatre doors 8 pm, $37.50. HS, RT, SS, TM. November 11.

roBYn Sound Acad-

emy doors 7 pm, all ages, $23.50. RT, SS, TM, UR. November 12.

Grinderman

pm, $34.50-$64.50. 416-872-4255. November 26.

roYal wood, hannah georgas

BonoBo, thunderBall Phoenix Con-

grinderMan Phoenix Concert

neon indian, Prefuse 73, Class aCtress Lee’s Palace doors 7:30 pm, $18.50. PDR, RT, SS, TW. 416532-1598. October 12.

Booka shade Mod Club doors 9

Opera House doors 8 pm, $27.50. RT, TM. October 24.

Centre $38.50-$58.50. TM. November 23.

JohnnY reid Massey Hall 8 pm, $20-$60. RTH. November 12 and 13.

Original tickets honoured. Phoenix Concert Theatre $25. TM. December 7.

alexisonfire, four Year strong, norMa Jean, la disPute Sound Academy doors 5:30 pm, all ages, $33.50. RT, SS, TM, UR. December 16.

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clubs&concerts IAN TYSON, JIM CUDDY If You Could

Read My Mind Toronto Centre for the Arts George Weston Recital Hall 8 pm, $30-$50. TM. October 21.

USHER Air Canada Centre $tba. 416-815-

JAZZ/CLASSICAL/EXPERIMENTAL

ROBYN Sound Academy doors 7 pm, all

ages, $23.50. RT, SS, TM, UR. November 12.

THE BLOW Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm, $13.50. HS, RT, SS, TM. November 17. OZZY OSBOURNE, HALFORD Air Canada Centre $29.50-$89.50. 416-815-5500. TM. November 27. TIMO MAAS Footwork 416-913-3488. $20. November 27.

LUKE DOUCET & THE WHITE

TicketIndex HF – HARBOURFRONT 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com.

HS – HORSESHOE 370 Queen W. 416-598-4753, horseshoetavern.com. LN – LIVE NATION livenation.com. PDR – PLAY DE RECORD 357 Yonge. 416-586-0380, playderecord.com. RT – ROTATE THIS 801 Queen W. 416-504-8447, rotate.com. RTH – ROY THOMSON HALL/GLENN GOULD/MASSEY HALL 60 Simcoe/250 Front W. 416-872-4255, roythomson.com.

FALCON Mod Club doors 7 pm, $16.50. RT, SS, TM, UR. November 27.

5500. November 29.

EINSTEURZENDE NEUBAUTEN Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm, $30. HS, RT, SS, TM. December 11.

this week How to find a listing

Music listings appear by day, then by genre, then alphabetically by venue. Event names are in italics. See Music Club Index, page 66, for venue address and phone number. = Critics’ pick (highly recommended) ñ 5= Queer night

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All listings are free. Send to: music@nowtoronto.com, fax to 416-364-1166 or mail to Music, NOW Magazine, 189 Church, Toronto M5B 1Y7. Include artist(s), genre of music, event name (if any), venue name and address, time, ticket price and phone number or website.

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Deadline is the Thursday before publication at 5 pm. Weekly events must confirm their listing once a month.

Thursday, September 16 POP/ROCK/HIP-HOP/SOUL

ALLEYCATZ Soular (R&B/soul/funk). ANNEX WRECKROOM Raven, Cauldron, Skullfist doors 8 pm.

BOVINE SEX CLUB Biblical, the Balconies, DJ

Sebastien Grainger.

BREAD & CIRCUS CBC Radio 2 live taping Hopeful Monster, Andrew Rodriguez ñ doors 8 pm. CAMERON HOUSE BACK ROOM Silent 5.

EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN SS – SOUNDSCAPES 572 College. 416-537-1620, soundscapesmusic.com. TM – TICKETMASTER 416-870-8000, ticketmaster.ca. TW – TICKETWEB ticketweb.ca. UE – UNION EVENTS unionevents.com. UR – ROGERS UR MUSIC tickets.urmusic.ca.

THE CENTRAL Barb Wire. CLINTON’S The First Pass. DRAKE HOTEL UNDERGROUND TIFF Open Call/Video Launch Maylee Todd, New ñ Look, DJs Starting from Scratch, John Kong,

Circle Research, ?uesquecest doors 8 pm. THE GARRISON Lordy Lordy, Action Makes, Shade 9 pm. GLADSTONE HOTEL MELODY BAR Thursday Night Confidential Ogguere (Cuban hip-hop duo) 9 pm. GRAFFITI’S The Unseen Strangers 8 pm. HORSESHOE Sunbear, Eiyn Sof, Greg Keelor 9 pm. LEE’S PALACE Land of Talk, Suns doors 8:30 pm. LEON’S FURNITURE LIMITED John Coghlan instore performance 7 to 9:30 pm. METRO HALL Outdoor concert Raoul & the Big Time 12:30 pm. MITZI’S SISTER CHRY Radio York Fundraiser Treson, Eamon McGrath, Milk Run, Brook Harris.

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BLUE MOON Open Jam Saxman Lou 9 pm. CAMERON HOUSE FRONT ROOM Corin Ray-

GREAT BIG SEA General Motors Centre, Oshawa, doors 7 pm, $49.50-$57.50. LN. November 29.

the Performing Arts 8 pm, $59.50-$89.50. TM. October 28.

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FOLK/BLUES/COUNTRY/WORLD

mond 6 pm, Sean Cotton 10 pm. DAKOTA TAVERN New Country Rehab (alt/ country) 10 pm. GALLERY 345 Quiet People Collective Zachary Lucky, the Bravest Ghost (singer/songwriters from Saskatchewan) 8 pm. GLADSTONE HOTEL BALLROOM CD launch The Once (Nfld folk) 8 pm. HUGH’S ROOM Moonshine Showcase Terry Sumsion, the Soul Surfers, Ginger St James, Marty & Paul and others 8 pm. THE LOCAL Chuck Erlichman, Kitgut. LOLA Brian Cober (solo acoustic blues) 9 pm. LOU DAWG’S Don Campbell 6:30 pm, Mike Constantini 10:30 pm. MILES NADAL JCC Semmy Stahlhammer, Isabel Blomme (klezmer violin/cello) 7:30 pm. MONARCHS PUB Jerome Godboo, Jordan John, Prakash John, Al Cross, Russ Williams 9 pm. REBAS CAFÉ Hotcha (roots) 7 pm. RIVOLI Sara Kamin, Amy Campbell, Kristin Sweetland, Stef Lang 8:30 pm. TORONTO FREE GALLERY Zona de arte Gabriela Alonso, Nelda Ramos.

BILLY COX, STEVE VAI, JONNY LANG, LIVING COLOUR, ERIC JOHNSON, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD AND OTHERS Experience Hendrix Sony Centre for

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White Chocolate 9 pm.

Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm, $25. HS, RT, SS, TM. December 12.

ALEXISONFIRE, FOUR YEAR STRONG, NORMA JEAN, LA DISPUTE Sound Academy doors 5:30 pm, all ages, $33.50. RT, SS, TM, UR. December 16.

MOD CLUB The Birthday Massacre. NOT MY DOG The DoneFors (pop/folk) 9:30 pm. OPERA HOUSE Newzapalooza Benefit. RANCHO RELAXO Young Doctors in Love, First

Rate People, Cowlick, the City Streets doors 9 pm. ROC N DOC’S Penny Skolski (R&B) 9 pm. SILVER DOLLAR Born with Teeth, Mamabolo, Blanc & White, New France doors 8:45 pm. SNOWBALL GALLERY Primary Colors Deakin, Prince Rama, Tasseomancy, Doldrums (Animal Collective) doors 8:30 pm. STEELWORKERS HALL Defiance Ohio, Barn Owl, Byron 7 pm, all ages. SUPERMARKET CD release The Flats, Pamela Brennan. TATTOO ROCK PARLOUR Rebel Emergency, the Trip, StereoKid (rock/reggae/ska) 10 pm. TERANGA Capillary Action, Feuermusik, T H O M A S, Clarinet Panic!!! 9 pm. VELVET UNDERGROUND The Black Fever, Hot

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String Theory 9 pm.

MACKENZIE POST DIGITAL Lecture and Recital John Kameel Farah 7 pm.

METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH Noon at Met

Arnold Tirzits (piano) 12:15 to 12:45 pm. MUSIC GALLERY Shiraz Ensemble (Persian) 8 pm. OLD MILL INN Thursday Jazz Club Kurt Elling 7:30 pm. OLD MILL INN HOME SMITH BAR Thursdays With John Sherwood John Sherwood (solo piano) 7:30 pm. THE PADDOCK Jake Wilkinson 10 pm. THE PAINTED LADY Heavyweight Brass Band (funk/nujazz) 9 pm. REX Kevin Quain 6:30 pm, Doxas Brothers w/ John Abercrombie 9:30 pm.

DANCE MUSIC/DJ/LOUNGE

Louie Vega, Anane Vega doors pm. ñ10AME COBRA LOUNGE Essential Thursdays Master Kev, Nitin, Dirty Dale, Morgan Shim. ñ CORNERSTONE PUB DJ Dazz (old school) 10 pm.

DRAKE HOTEL LOUNGE DJ Your Boy Brian doors

10 pm.

GOODHANDY’S Wall to Wall T-Girls DJ Sumation doors 8 pm.5 HOLY OAK CAFE Dance Magic Dance 10 pm. INSOMNIA DJ Ron Jon (funk/soul/house). LEVACK BLOCK Walmer Thursdays DJs the Dirty Frenchman & Plan B (hip-hop/electro/ dancehall/B-more/bass). THE OSSINGTON More Times Anela Q, Hard Dough (hip-hop).


Parts & Labour Highkicks DJ Mark K Mark-

Mark, Benjamin Gabriel 10 pm. rivoLi PooL Lounge deejayscoots (roots/hiphop/rock/reggae/R&B/disco/electro) 10 pm. tattoo rock ParLour Main rooM Tattoo Thursdays DJ Millhouse Brown (new rock/alternative) doors 10 pm. tattoo rock ParLour baseMent Tattoo Thursdays Bangs & Blush (Motown/Britpop). veLvet underground DJ Ozaze (industrial/ goth) 11:15 pm. Wrongbar Dubbel Dutch, Vaudeville Wax, Terror Tone, Ballistik, O-God (worldly house/ tech/electro/dubstep) 10 pm.

Friday, September 17 PoP/Rock/HiP-HoP/Soul

aLbatros Pub Roger ‘Pops’ Zuraw, William Coon 8 pm.

aLLeycatz Graffitti Park. bovine sex cLub White Cowbell Oklahoma, Final Flash.

cadiLLac Lounge Roy Head, Danny Marks. caMeron House Front rooM Luxury Bob

6 pm.

caMeron House back rooM Crockstar. tHe centraL Yes Please. cLinton’s Electrofunk Orchestra. dakota tavern Daniel, Fred & Julie 7

catl, the Pining 10 pm. ñpm, doMinion on Queen East End Rockabilly Weekend The Royal Crowns, Bloodñ shot Bill & the Handcuffs, the Swingin’ Blackjacks, DJ Rockin’ Dave Faris.

drake HoteL Lounge Johnny Hockin doors 10 pm.

drake HoteL underground The Golden Dogs, the Darcys doors 8 pm.

eL MocaMbo Southern Souls Make Your Exit,

Teenage Kicks, the Elwins, Cam Malcolm and the Owls doors 8:30 pm. eton House Blister Cats (classic rock with bite) 9 pm. tHe garrison CD release Steven McKay, Hooded Fang, Slow Hand Motem 9 pm. See preview, page 50. gLadstone HoteL MeLody bar Les Singes Bleus (pop) 8 pm. graFFiti’s Rock for the Sick Kids Paul Martin (classic covers) 5 to 7 pm, Bill Wood & the Woodies eve. HorsesHoe The Beauties, Simone Felice, Dustin Bentall (roots rock) doors 9 pm. LaMbadina Intimate & Interactive Open Mic Silver. Lee’s PaLace The Charlatans, Sherlocks Daughter (Brit rock) doors 9 pm. Mitzi’s sister Evil Farm Children (rockabilly/ surf). PHoenix concert tHeatre Caribou, Russian Futurists doors 8 pm, all ages. See cover story, page 54. rancHo reLaxo The Craft Economy, Human Bodies. revivaL Hip-Hop Karaoke: Competition Edition Das EFX doors 9 pm. rivoLi CD release Tin Star Orphans, Bradleyboy, MacArthur + Vistavision doors 9 pm. roc n doc’s Glory Days (classic rock) 10 pm. siLver doLLar The Party Stompers, the Bon, the Speaking Tongues, Sphinxs doors 9 pm. soyboMb Caspian (psychedelic postrock).

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tranzac soutHern cross CD release Megan Jerome (folk/pop/cabaret) 7:30 pm. viLLage vaPor Lounge Kim Jarrett (folk rock) 9 pm.

Folk/BlueS/countRy/WoRld

asPetta caFFe LIZ NIT, Sean McGrath, the Jen-

nifer Trio (jazz/funk) 2-7 pm, Stacey Bannon, Intended Creations, Eric Dymond, Adrian Spring (indie ) 7 pm. bLoor West viLLage side stage Ukrainian Festival Ludy Dobri (nu-folk) 7 pm. bLue goose tavern Ron Russell. cornerstone Pub Two by Four (acoustic blues/R&R). dora keogH Porkbelly Futures 9 pm. gate 403 Bartek Kozminski El Mosaico Flamenco Jazz-Fusion Band 9 pm. HigHWay 61 soutHern barbeQue Dylan Wickens and the Little Naturals (blues) 8 pm. HoLy oak caFe Polyester Heart (folk) 10 pm. HugH’s rooM Raul Malo 8:30 pm. tHe LocaL Michael O’Grady. Lou daWg’s Paige Armstrong (rockin’ blues) 9 pm. LuLa Lounge Viva Celia: Tribute To Celia Cruz Patricia Cano, Alberto and Alberto, Luis Mario Ochoa (salsa) 10 pm.

Jazz/claSSical/exPeRimental

cHaLkers Pub Jerome Sabbagh, the Geggie

Trio 7 pm.

cHurcH oF tHe HoLy trinity Meditation In Motion: Medieval Chants and Labyrinth Walk Krystina Lewicki, Mike Franklin, Ann-Marie Boudreau, Simone Desilets, Gaven Dianda, Ekaterina Pyatkova 8 pm. coMMensaL Lara Solnicki (jazz) 6:30 pm. enWave tHeatre Robert Schumann 18102010 Art of Time Ensemble, Andy Maize, Mike Ross 8 pm. FLeck dance tHeatre Red Brick: dance and music event celebrating the work of Michael J Baker Arraymusic Ensemble, Carla Huhtanen, Rick Sacks 8 pm. gate 403 Tina Nodwell Jazz Band 5 pm. HarLeM Jen Sagar Jazz Duo 7:30 pm. LuLa Lounge Friday Dinner Jazz Series Dominic Mancuso 8 pm. Music gaLLery Shiraz Ensemble (Persian) 8 pm. oLd MiLL inn HoMe sMitH bar Fridays to Sing About Luis Mario Ochoa Trio, Hilario Duran, Joaquin Nunez 7:30 pm. Quotes Fridays At Five Canadian Jazz Quartet, Russ Little (trombone) 5 pm. rex Hogtown Syncopators 4 pm, Victor Bateman 6:30 pm, the Worst Pop Band Ever 9:30 pm. trane studio 5 Weeks for Miles Davis preview concert The Brownman Quartet, DJ Kush Nubia doors 6:30 pm. WaterFaLLs Jim Heineman Jazz Trio 6:30 pm.

dance muSic/dJ/lounge

annex WreckrooM Yes Yes Y’All doors 9 pm. 5 ñ babaLúu DJ Julio Cesar 10 pm.

caMeron House Front rooM DJ Psychedelic

Mike 10 pm. cHevaL Smash Fridays: Mynt Lounge DJs Keidy, Undercover. cobra Lounge The Fix Fridays Sylvan Armand, Hennie V. drake HoteL underground TIFF Open Call Caribou DJ set, Jeremy (Junior Boys), DJ Pammm doors midnight. See cover story, page 54.

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“We came yesterday from Italy. We’re here to learn English. TIFF just happened to be on.” Andy (left), Marco “We’re obligated. We’re working.” Hali

the event: TIFF Bell Lightbox Block Party, September 12 the QUeStIOn: What brings you to the opening of photos by zach slootsky Music fans have the Lightbox?

“We work with TIFF programmers, the ones who pick the films.” Juan

SOUND CHECK their say

“It’s an historical event – that’s what the brochure said. It’s nice to come out for all the film lovers.” Donnarama

“We’re part of a flash mob.” Sharlan Cuffy

“It’s a secret.” Brittany Robinson

“We’re here at TIFF launching a Caribbean film distribution company with more than 28 filmmakers.” Rubadiri Victor (left), Louis Taylor, Tony Hall “I wanted to check out the Lightbox. I’m just seeing the space they offer.” Jacky

“For the cupcakes. I’m just joking. I wanted to be around everyone and check it out.” Ruby

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September 16-22 2010 NOW

“I’m a big fan of Jessie, and she told me K’naan was here, so I brought my video camera to put it all on YouTube.” Alan Roberts

“First of all K’naan. He reminds me that there are still people from Etobicoke worth listening to. We’re working on recreating John Street so it can be used this way every year. I wanted to see the future of this area and see the way culture can animate a street.” Adam Vaughan


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Fly AX 10 pm.5 Footwork Pakistan Flood Relief Fundraiser

Tim Green, the Junkies, Ricky Syfer, Talal & Zoi, Rafwat & Chorniy. Goodhandy’s Queer Idol Cabaret DJ KTel doors 9:30 pm.5 hyde In The Know DJs Mike Toast, Matt Karpf 10 pm. InsomnIa DJ Adam Davis (house/breaks). lambadIna DJ AfroSonic (Afrobeat/disco/top 40). marGret Get Schooled! DJ Boy Banned (surf/ rock/gangsta rap/Euro pop/disco) 10 pm. mIdpoInt Fondle Em Fridays DJ NV, DJ Standfast (hip-hop/funk/soul/reggae) 9 pm. mod Club Arcade Fridays Plastician (dubstep) doors 10 pm. naCo Gallery CaFe Tapette French Fag Party DJ Phil V.5 the ossInGton Sexual Healing (R&B/soul). our house bar Fossil Film Fest Cevin Fisher, Loopity Goofs, Nik Nik. the paInted lady DJ Phantastik (hip-hop/ reggae) 10 pm. parkdale motel Back To School Party DJ Grimjob, DJ Abe Lincoln (R&R) 9 pm. the savoy Remember the Nineties DJs Avant Chord, Bless One (90s hip-hop/R&B). supermarket Large Marge DJs O-God, Billionaire, Mr Mandelephant, Ballistik, Dick Diamonds (house/dancehall/electro/hip-hop). velvet underGround DJ Loriann 10 pm. wronGbar Hercules & Love Affair (DJ set) doors 10 pm.

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alleyCatz Jamesking. bovIne sex Club The Schomberg Fair, Songs

from A Room.

bread & CIrCus High Plains Drifter, Melting Pot, Edo & the Best doors 10 pm.

Cameron house Front room Cameron

Family Singers 6 pm, Ferraro 10 pm. Cameron house baCk room CR Avery & the Undesirables. the Central Shabamzy!. dakota tavern Daniel, Fred & Julie 7 pm, the Screwed 10 pm. domInIon on Queen East End Rockabilly Weekend Matinee Vintage Car Show The Millwinders (rockabilly) 1 to 5 pm. East End Rockabilly Riot Weekend The Howlin’ Hound Dogs, Tennessee Voodoo Coupe, Ronnie Hayward, DJ Evilpainclown eve. drake hotel underGround POP Montreal Presents Silly Kissers, Mt St Helens Vietnam Band, Braids doors 8 pm. TIFF Open Call Evening Standard, Justin Miller, Jacques Renault doors midnight. drake hotel lounGe Roberto Rosenman doors 8 pm. eton house Playback (top 40/rock/dance) 9 pm. GraFFItI’s The Sin City Boys 4 to 7 pm, Laurawesomes’ & Julie Julz’ Shakedown eve. harlem Lisa Michelle (acoustic pop/soul) 7:30. horseshoe The Beauties, Simone Felice, Dave Bidini Band doors 9 pm. lee’s palaCe David Bazan, Mynabirds doors 9 pm. mItzI’s sIster Queen West Art Crawl Shark Week (live band karaoke). molson amphItheatre Alice In Chains, Deftones, Mastodon 7:30 pm. musIC Gallery Old Music: The Songs Of Arthur Russell Arthur’s Landing, Nick Storring, Glissandro 70 DJs doors 8 pm. opera house Sick of It All, Swinging Utters, Wisdom in Chains, Mongoloids, Copyrights (hardcore punk) doors 6:30 pm, all ages. ranCho relaxo The Dead Ringers, the Polymorphines, Junction Box. rIvolI The Masquerade Ball: triple album release party Andrew Cariboni & Fried Dough, Nitemarket 12, Demsky. roC n doC’s Jessica (R&B) 4 pm, Plugged In Phil/John (rock) 10 pm. sIlver dollar Crooked Valentine, the Archives, Playground Hookers (rock) 10 pm.

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t.s.t’s launCh pad Sing For Your Supper (rock) 6 pm, all ages. velvet underGround Paint, People in Grey (rock) doors 8:30 pm.

Folk/BlueS/countRy/WoRld

aspetta CaFFe Elaine Lynch, Bryn McCauley,

Talia Azzano, The Dishes (acoustic/folk/pop) 8 pm. axIs Gallery & GrIll Julian Fauth (barrelhouse) noon-3 pm. Crown & tIGer Box Full of Cash (acoustic/ blues/country) 9 pm. eton house Tribute To Johnny Cash Box Full of Cash (acoustic/blues/country) 4 pm. FaCtory theatre Lab Cab Festival Sean Cotton, QuiQue Escamilla, Raoul Bhaneja, Gregory Reid, Maryem Tollar noon to 6 pm. Gladstone hotel melody bar Country Saturdays Laura Repo Country Band 7 pm. huGh’s room Rita Chiarelli. the loCal Book of Gnomes (pop/experimental jazz/soundscapes). lou dawG’s Jeff Eager (acoustic) 10 pm. lula lounGe Saturday Salsa Party Luis Mario Ochoa, Cimarron. remarks bar & GrIll Open Mic Jam Johnny Blue Quartet 4 to 8 pm. rex Danny Marks (blues) noon. royal CInema Mighty Uke Roadshow: screening, live performance and benefit for SickKids James Hill (ukulele virtuoso) 3 pm. sIlver dollar Snake Oil Johnson (blues) 8 pm. the sIxth Kristine Schmitt & her Special Powers, Kitgut Stringband (honky-tonk blues stompers) 9:30 pm. st nICholas anGlICan ChurCh Acoustic Harvest My Sweet Patootie (folk/roots) 8 pm. taps & tales Stella Rose (indie/alt country) 10 pm. tImothy’s pub The Meteors (blues) 4:30 pm.

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beaChes presbyterIan ChurCh Beasts Of The Baroque Genèvieve Gilardeau and Lucas Harris (violin/theorbo) 7 pm. enwave theatre Robert Schumann 18102010 Art of Time Ensemble, Andy Maize, Mike Ross 8 pm. FleCk danCe theatre Red Brick: dance and music event celebrating the work of Michael J Baker Arraymusic Ensemble, Carla Huhtanen,

Rick Sacks 8 pm. Gate 403 Jazz Brunch Tony Desmarteau noon, Bill Heffernan 5 pm, Patrick Tevlin’s New Orleans Rhythm 9 pm. holy oak CaFe Pisteau, Ryan Driver (experimental) 7 pm. old mIll Inn home smIth bar Piano Masters Gord Sheard Trio, Kieran Overs, Terry Clarke 7:30 pm. rex Hotfoot Orchestra 3:30 pm, Ernesto Cervini Trio 7 pm, Samuel Blais 9:45 pm. ten Feet tall Jazz Cabaret Whitney Ross Barris 8 pm. vIllaGe oF yorkvIlle park Summer Music In The Park Chris Robinson Trio 2 to 5 pm.

younG Centre For the perFormInG arts Micah Barnes Trio (jazz/cabaret) 10 pm.

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Denise Benson (house/hip-hop/electro/reggae) 9 pm.5 annex wreCkroom Massive Saturdays doors 10 pm. babalúu DJ Carlitos (salsa) 10 pm. Cheval Just Cheval Saturdays: Mynt Lounge DJ Keidy, Marko Bongo, Andy Alias. ClInton’s Shake A Tail (60s/70s retro dance night). Cobra lounGe The New Disco Saturdays Arno Cost, DJ Aadil. Cornerstone pub DJ Dazz (RnR) 10 pm. drake hotel lounGe DJ Dougie Boom doors 10 pm. Fly DJs Manzone & Strong, Joee Cons 10 pm.5 Footwork Derrick Carter (electro/ house/jazz). the GarrIson Turning Point DJs A Man Called Warwick, Quantic (tropical funk) 9 pm. Gladstone hotel ballroom Goin’ Steady Endless Summer Dance Party (jump blues/doo wop/ girl groups/rockabilly/pre-soul) doors 10 pm. Goodhandy’s Sodom Enchanted DJ Sumation, Mahogany Browne, Ivory Towers doors 10 pm.5 holy oak CaFe Gentrifunkation 10 pm. hyde Hyde After Dark DJs M-Kutz, Mikeo

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collective concerts

wed september 29 massey hall

all-ages

$45.00 Premium advance $ 39.00 - $25.00 Balcony

www.collectiveconcerts.com

sAturDAy september 18

nyc h-core

Opera house | $18.50 advance - All-Ages - early show 6:30pm

sick of it all

w/ russian futurists

thurs september 23 @ Opera house | $20.00 advance

friday september 17

with

the

swinging utters

Wisdom in chains + mongoloids + copyrights

uK mercury prize winners tues november 2 @ Phoenix | $25.50 adv - ALL AGes

metalcore

comeback kid All-Ages - 6:30 Doors

madball & a wilhelm scream

friDAy september 24

blessthefall + cHiODOs + arcHitects uk

all -ages

friDAy october 1 Mod Club | eArly shOw lOs Angeles vAgrAnt 90s Alt rOCK

basia bulat

Opera house | $19.50 advance

Wednesday

sept 29

the Phoenix | 19+

thursday

MOnDAy

november 11

mod club

with

company

tickets $ 35.50 advance ticketmaster, horseshoe rotate this & soundscapes

klaxons menomena

september 27

the phoenix

Mod Club

$ 37.5o advance +ff

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tuesDAy

september 28 @ Mod Club

Portland Or - $15.00 advance

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with

phoenix concert theatre

with

tues october 26

at

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superchunk

thursday december 9

the

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with

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friDAy october 15 @ Phoenix | union / stomp - $17.50 adv + ff

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ska

the creepshow cd release mustard plug

All- Ages / 19 +

local

natives with

here we go magic

saturday october 16 • the Phoenix early show • doors 5:30pm • $19.50 advance

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advance +ff

Friday November 26 souNd academy sub pop • montreal


collective concerts tues sePTeMBer 28

wednesday sePTeMBer 29 horseshoe | $11.50 advance

the drake | amsterdam

original live muSic @ 8:30 WeekdayS & 9:00 WeekendS fronT bar 12:00pm to 2:00am thursday sePTeMBer 16 | $ 7.00

saturday ocToBer 2

SunBeaR SHoNEN the gReg keeloR eiyn Sof (blue rodeo)

Fri sePTeMBer 17 + sat sePTeMBer 18 | $12.00 adv

the

Simone feliCe

( ex Felice brothers ) friday - duStin Bentall saturday - Bidini Band

beaUties

mon sePTeMBer 20 | no Cover shoeless mondays

horseshoe tavern | $15.50 advance

knife toaSterS sun ocToBer 3 Lee’s Palace

Kill rock stars - $15.50 advance

no cover!

Murder by deaTh with samantha

crain + schomberg fair

monday sePTeMBer 27 | $13.50 advance - London uK

boxer rebellion artist bookings: craig@horseshoetavern.com or 416-598-0720

horseshoetavern.com 370 Queen St. WeSt / Spadina 416-598-4226 • 1947 to 2010

thermals Friday ocToBer 8 horseshoe | $12.50 advance

thursday ocToBer 28

horseshoe tavern | $10.00 advance

with CymBalS eat guitaRS

wednesday noveMBer 10 horseshoe tavern | $13.50 advance

Civet

saturday noveMBer 6 Lee’s Palace | $15.00 advance

Friday

noveMBer 5

sonny & The sunseTs stoltz

Lee’s Palace w/ jose gonZales

monday

noveMBer 8 horseshoe tavern $13.50

advance

wednesday

junip dawES clINIc

with

VEtIVEr

with

the fresh and only’s

noveMBer 10 Lee’s Palace

SHaroN VaN EttEN

tuesday sePTeMBer 28 sneaky dee’s | $12.50 advance

wed sePTeMBer 29 @ el mocambo | Fat Cat / new york

dj

Mr. PeTe

with dj shannon

concerTS aT: 8:00pm (Sun - Wed) 8:30pm (ThurSday) 9:00pm (friday & SaT)

thurs sePTeMBer 16 montreal - $15.00 advance

monday ocToBer 11

david Bazan aka pEdro tHE lIoN $ 12.50

advance

BRit pop legendS

with sherlock’s tuesday sePTeMBer 21

Long Beach alt Country - $13.50 advance

with

tHE blow big damn band Fri noveMBer 19 @ el mocambo | $10.50 adv

reverend peyton’s

Advance Tickets @ ticketmaster.ca or 416-870-8000 • Horseshoe Front Bar • Soundscapes • Rotate This

daughter

thursday sePTeMBer 23

JonaS & CaSt of kingS

the maSSive deRBeRt plaza attRaCtion aveRy iSland Friday sePTeMBer 24 | $ 17.00

The TallesT Man on earTh

sun sePTeMBer 26 | $ 16.50 adv

sat sePTeMBer 25 | $ 13.00

bESt coaSt

monday sePTeMBer 27

sold out!

sat ocToBer 30 @ el mocambo

thurs ocToBer 28 @ the drake | $18.50 adv

www.collectiveconcerts.com

saturday sePTeMBer 18

Friday sePTeMBer 17 | $32.50 advance

horseshoe tavern | $12.00 advance

doug scharin on drums!

with members of keane

with SuuNS

valiant drag tHE el mocambo | $12.50 adv - all ages

horseshoe | $13.50 advance

with

monday ocToBer 4

villagers thoRR RiveR mice parade david greg mt deSolation choi laswell the ReSCueS mon sePTeMBer 27 @ horseshoe | $13.50 adv

noveMBer 17

reTro 70’s & 80’s

with

Marcy Playground

sunday sePTeMBer 26 @ sneaky dee’s | $10.50 advance

wednesday

Monday • no cover

Lee’s Palace | $17.50 advance

wooden sky hollerado brUce peninsUla & yUkon blonde horseshoe | $13.50 adv

w/ kelley

saTurday

thursday ocToBer 21

h-core b.c. punk legends

bIrdS of walES @10:15

sunday sePTeMBer 26 | $13.50 advance

with

with

with

$20.00 advance

waTchMen

60’s Mod

PoP bif BriT dj bang Trevor pow

with

khan d.o.a. naShville puSSy

“sex & Candy” - $20.00 advance

friday

Thursday • no cover

xiu xiu

sat ocToBer 9 @ Lee’s Palace | Kill rock stars - $15.00 advance

Lee’s Palace | $16.50 advance

thurs noveMBer 11 Lee’s Palace

2nd floor of lee’s Palace $ 7.00 / free with sTudenT i.d.

with ulrich schnauss + fjord rowboat

teenage foxy shazaM fanCluB free energy azure the ray with

swans

10:00pm to Midnight

alTernaTive rock dance 10:00pm to 2:30am

Lee’s Palace | $20.00 advance

Friday ocToBer 8

rich aUcoin the coppertone & the ShRineS dean lickyer saturday ocToBer 16

90’s alternative rock legends

saturday ocToBer 2

ChapteRhouSe

Lee’s Palace

tues sePTeMBer 28 | no Cover

Friday sePTeMBer 24 + sat sePTeMBer 25

horseshoe tavern | $12.50 advance

90s shoegazers - $20.50 advance

wed ocToBer 6

king The Murder Plans

wed: rIck of tHE SkINS thurs: ElEpHaNt StoNE

thursday sePTeMBer 30

deeRhoof

TueSdAy Nu MuSic NigHT hosted by Bookie (16 th year ) tuesday sePTeMBer 21

wed sePTeMBer 22 + thurs sePTeMBer 23 scotland 90’s indie rock legends $25.00 adv

nyc ska

japan ramones punk!

Camel toneS ExcEllErator matt BlaCk SpaceS Between StarS tHE SMall SINS SCott milleR tHE StruMbEllaS

horseshoe tavern | $12.50 advance

Drink

Specials

Bettie lauRa library voices SErVEErt vieRS PaPer lions Friday ocToBer 1

cd release

$ 3.00

(chk chk chk) wed sePTeMBer 29 | $ 15.00

liarS with women

eSBen and the witch

artist bookings: 416-598-0720 or ben@leespalace.com

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(mashups) 10 pm. InsomnIa Sense Saturdays DJ Charles (deep house). LambadIna DJ AfroSonic (Afrobeat/disco/top 40) 11 pm. maro Red Carpet Saturdays DJ Undercover (house/hip-hop/club anthems). TIFF Closing Party Keys N Krates, DJ Undercover. naco GaLLery cafe Brazilicious DJ Vilton. The ossInGTon Friendship (back-to-school classics). The PaInTed Lady DJ Salazar (funk/soul/hiphop/R&R) 10 pm. ParTs & Labour Queen West Art Crawl DJ Night. The socIaL Faktory Saturdays DJs Grahmzilla, Jubilee, Paul Devro. suPermarkeT Do Right Saturdays! DJs Fase, John Kong, MC Abdominal 11:30 pm. suTra Triplet On The Decks DJ Triplet (old skool hip-hop). ThIs Is London DJ Enferno doors 10 pm. VeLVeT underGround Soundshock Saturday DJ Joe 11:15 pm.

Sunday, September 19 PoP/Rock/HiP-HoP/Soul

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Michala Todd (pop/acoustic/country) 2:30 to 8 pm. cameron house Kevin Quain & the Mad Bastards 10 pm. caPTaIn maTThew fLInders Rock & Blues Cruise Eric Sardinas, Big Motor, David Rotundo 1 pm. The cenTraL The Pollywoggs.

cherry coLa’s rock n’ roLLa cabareT & LounGe Johnny Favourite & the Troubadours 9 pm.

cLoak & daGGer Pub Scott McCannell (pop/ jazz) 9 pm.

domInIon on Queen East End Rockabilly

Weekend: Honky Tonk Brunch – Hank Williams On The Lost Highway 1 to 4 pm. doVercourT Park Toroto Bicycle Music Festival Tomboyfriend, the Strumbellas, Harbour Sharks, Griffin and others 3:30 pm. dufferIn GroVe Park Toronto Bicycle Music Festival Tomboyfriend, the Strumbellas, Harbour Sharks, Griffin and others 5:30 pm. GraffITI’s Michael Brennan 4 to 7 pm. The LocaL Dan Boniferro noon, G Mark Weston 5 pm, Gord Zubrecki Band 10 pm. mod cLub Anti-Flag, Lemuria, the Artist Life 7 pm. roc n doc’s The Bottle Devils (rock) 9 pm.

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bLoor wesT VILLaGe sIde sTaGe Ukrainian

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dIsTILLery dIsTrIcT TrInITy sQuare Mark Stafford, Darran Poole (blues) 1 pm.

Escamilla, Sean Cotton, Gregory Reid, Raoul Bhaneja, Maryem Tollar noon to 6 pm. GaLLery 345 Irshad Khan World Trio (IndoLatin jazz) 7 pm. GLadsTone hoTeL meLody bar Bluegrass Sundays Makita Hack & the Logrollers (roots/ bluegrass/hardcore) 6 pm. Grossman’s Blues Jam Brian Cober 9:30 pm. hoLy oak cafe Doug Tielli (folk) 9 pm. huGh’s room Raul Malo 8:30 pm. Lake affecT PaTIo bar sTaGe 1 The Meteors (blues) 5:45 pm. Lou dawG’s Afternoon Softball Party Paige Armstrong (rockin’ blues). LuLa LounGe Joanna Moon Band (gypsy soul). maPLe Leaf house Homeless Band (blues) 4:30 pm. mITzI’s sIsTer The Liquidaires (Caribbean pop) 5-7 pm. muLLIGan’s Mulligan’s Stew (blues) 5 pm. rebas café Brian ‘Colourblind’ Blain 1-4 pm. rex Dr Nick & the Rollercoasters (blues) 3:30 pm. roc n doc’s Chuck Jackson & the All-Stars (blues) 4 PM. sarah’s cafe Acoustic Afternoon Dan McLean Jr 3 to 6 pm. suPermarkeT Freefall Sundays Open Mic 8 pm. TrInITy beLLwoods Park Queen West Art Crawl Ludy Dobri (Ukrainian nu-folk) afternoon.

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String Quartet 3 pm. Ten feeT TaLL Jazz Matinee Amy McConnell 3:30 pm. ToronTo musIc Garden Summer Music In The Garden – Shauna And Friends Shauna Rolston, student cellists from U of T’s Faculty of Music 4 pm. VILLaGe of yorkVILLe Park Summer Music In The Park John La Rosa Quartet 2 to 5 pm.

dance muSic/dJ/lounge

bLack eaGLe Buzz Cuts DJs Joe Louis, the Robotic Kid 8 pm. boVIne sex cLub DJ Rockabilly Rob. cheVaL She’s With Us Sundays Thomas Gold, DJ Jedi. GraffITI’s Blackmetal Brunch DJ Murder Mike (black metal) 11 am to 5 pm. hyde Factory Sundays DJs Joe Mazone, Manolo, Mikel Curcio, Goldfinger, Addy (anthems) 10 pm. The ossInGTon 100% Geoff Snack, Adam Jackson. rIVer GambLer Beats Ahoy! Boat Cruise Summer Finale DJ Dan, Manzone & Strong, Robb G, Jay Force, Jon Jon, Evan G, Baby Joel 12:30 pm. VeLVeT underGround DJ Hanna (retro 80s) 10 pm.

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Monday, September 20 PoP/Rock/HiP-HoP/Soul

The cenTraL Euphonic Sounds. cLInTon’s Book Chat & Music Joe Pernice 8 pm. drake hoTeL underGround Elvis Monday

Jumple, Armen at the Bazaar, Freedom or Death, Fire Next Time, Bloody Five, People of Canada doors 9 pm. harLem Open Jam Night CarolynT (R&B/soul/ jazz/pop/funk) 8 pm. horseshoe Camel Tones, Excellerator, Matt Black 9 pm. koroVa mILkbar Peace, Loving, the Spiritual Sky Blues Band, Conconquidore Truidore, Vanessa’s Entire Heart 9 pm. ParTs & Labour The shoP The Poison Control Center, Tera Melos, DD/MM/ YYYY (mathcore) 9 pm, all ages. roc n doc’s Phil Naro & John Rogers (rock) 9 pm. sneaky dee’s Blitzkid, the Von Drats.

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cameron house fronT room Betty Stew 6

to 8 pm.

cameron house The Strumbellas (folk) 10 pm. cLoak & daGGer Pub Alun Pigguns (folk/pop) 9 pm.

dakoTa TaVern The Rattlesnake Choir 10 pm. The LocaL Bluegrass Monday Hamstrung

String Band 9:30 pm. naco GaLLery cafe Café Con Pan (son jarocho) 9 pm. noT my doG The Saturday Saints 9:30 pm. The PaInTed Lady Open Mic Mondays 9 pm.

Jazz/claSSical/exPeRimental

emmeT ray bar John Russon Trio (jazz) 9 pm. GaTe 403 Ryan Oliver Jazz Band 5 pm, Double

A Jazz Band 9 pm. mITzI’s sIsTer Henry Taylor Band (jazz). rex Peter Hill Quintet 6:30 pm, John Cheesman Big Band 9:30 pm. The wILson 96 The Monday Night Specials (jazz) 9 pm.

dance muSic/dJ/lounge

The Mod Club

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TrInITy beLLwoods Park Toronto Bicycle Music Festival Tomboyfriend, the Strumbellas, Harbour Sharks, Griffin and others 2 pm.

aLLeycaTz Salsa Night DJ Frank Bischun 8 pm. boVIne sex cLub Weekend Remedy. Goodhandy’s T-Girls Go Wild DJ Cesar doors

8 pm.5

The ossInGTon The Lion’s Den The Juice Man (reggae).

rockwood Mashup Mondays DJs Crunch, Tilt doors 10 pm, doors 10 pm.

Tuesday, September 21 PoP/Rock/HiP-HoP/Soul

boVIne sex cLub All the Trendy Kids. The cenTraL Sound of Fans. cLoak & daGGer Pub Gord Light (pop/folk) 10 pm. eL mocambo The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, the Sleeping, the Reason 8:30 pm, all ages.

dakoTa TaVern Dustin Bentall 10 pm. GLadsTone hoTeL meLody bar Granny Boots

Raise the Roof Community Fundraiser Anger Hair, Unicorn Spit, abstract random, Ayo Leilani 7:30 pm. DJ Vitamin G, DJ Omgblog. com 10 pm. horseshoe CD release The Murder Plans, Rich Aucoin, the Coppertone, Dean Lickyer 9 pm. Lee’s PaLace CD release Jonas & the Massive Attraction 9 pm.


The OssingTOn Indie Social Band Showcase. The PainTed Lady Morgan Doctor, Tamara 9 pm. RanchO ReLaxO The DGB. RevivaL Manifesto Festival Bilal, the

RanchO ReLaxO Deadly Hopefuls, Big City

Nights Band, the Quadriplegic Twelve, the Folk, Courtney Lynn. RivOLi Kate Miller-Heidke doors 8 pm. ROc n dOc’s Gabe Salem (R&B) 9 pm. sOund academy M.I.A. doors 8 pm, all ages. suPeRmaRkeT Wednesdays Go Pop Sean Pinchin, Robyn Dell’Unto, Tin Star Orphans doors 9 pm. WROngbaR Breathe Owl Breathe, Maylee Todd, the Treasures doors 8 pm. yOnge-dundas squaRe Serenades In The Square Amanda Mabro 12:30 pm.

Ingredient DJs (neosoul) 8 pm. ñxsMainnighTcLub Peter Jackson, ñ Dames Nellas (hip-hop). ñRoyce da 5’9, DJauRum

Folk/Blues/Country/World

annex WReckROOm Drummers in Exile (drum circle) 8 pm.

axis gaLLeRy & gRiLL The Junction Jam Derek Downham (folk) 9:30 pm. cameROn hOuse Andrea Ramolo 6 pm, Luke Nicholson 10 pm. gaTe 403 Blues Night Julian Fauth (barrelhouse) 9 pm. gLadsTOne hOTeL meLOdy baR Ceilidh and book launch Alexander Macleod & family 8 pm. hugh’s ROOm CD release Rockit 88 8:30 pm. The LOcaL Jake Chisholm Trio. miTzi’s sisTeR Nancy Dutra, Dottie Cormier, Laura Repo. ROc n dOc’s Marshall Dane (new country/ pop) 9 pm. sLack’s Tuesday Night Jam Kim Jarrett, Mike Costantino (folk rock) 9 pm. suPeRmaRkeT Mike Evin, David Celia 8:30 pm.

Jazz/ClassiCal/experimental

FOuR seasOns cenTRe FOR The PeRFORming aRTs RichaRd bRadshaW amPhiTheaTRe

Vocal Series COC Ensemble Studio young artists noon to 1 pm. gaTe 403 Carissa Neufeld Jazz Band 5 pm. gRaFFiTi’s Grim Preachers Jazzy Whiskey Band 9 pm. hOLy Oak caFe Bug Nite (jazz) 9:30 pm. Rex Vern Dorge Trio 6:30 pm, Rex Jazz Jam Humber College faculty 9:30 pm.

danCe musiC/dJ/lounge

gLadsTOne hOTeL meLOdy baR DJ Vitamin G, DJ Omgblog.com 10 pm. gOOdhandy’s T-Girls Go Wild DJ Cesar doors 8 pm.5

Wednesday, September 22 pop/roCk/Hip-Hop/soul

cameROn hOuse FROnT ROOm Joshua Cockerill 6 pm, Jerry Leger 10 pm. The cenTRaL Golden Isles. cLinTOn’s Awesome Marcus Ninja-Vol 5 Launch Party Apple Pi, Fun Fax. cLOak & daggeR Pub Derby Widow Wednesdays (rock) 10 pm. The gaRRisOn Strange Boys, Gentleman Jesse & his Men, catl 9 pm. hORseshOe Teenage Fanclub, Rick of the Skins doors 8:30 pm. See preview, page 53. imPeRiaL Pub Kilowatt (funk/R&B jam) 9:30 pm. LOu daWg’s Lisa Michelle (acoustic pop soul) 8 pm. miTzi’s sisTeR Rutherford Williams (rock/ folk/indie). The PainTed Lady Calrizians (surf rock) 9:30 pm.

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cameROn hOuse back ROOm The Sun Har-

monic doors 8:30 pm. c’esT WhaT The Mountain Music Project, No Good Reason 9:30 pm. gaTe 403 Michael Keith Blues Duo 9 pm. gRaFFiTi’s Kitgut’s Oldtime Stringband 7 to 9 pm. gROssman’s Rockin’ Blues Jam Ernest Lee & Cotton Traffic 9 pm. hugh’s ROOm CD release Terry Gillespie, Lynne Hanson (blues). The LOcaL Make Out Wednesdays Ron Leary Quintet (indie folk). siLveR dOLLaR High Lonesome Wednesday: Big City Bluegrass Crazy Strings 9:30 pm. TOuché Latin Night Jam (nueva trova/rock Latino/Latin jazz/boleros) 8 pm. WhisTLeR’s gRiLLe Steve Grisbrook (blues) 7 pm.

Jazz/ClassiCal/experimental

dOminiOn On queen Eastend Ukulele Circle (jazz) 8 pm.

emmeT Ray baR The New Bold Project (jazz/

funk) 9 pm. gaTe 403 Denis Schingh (solo piano) 5 pm. gLenn gOuLd sTudiO Manteca (jazz) 8 pm. La maqueTTe Peter Mathers (classical guitar) 6:30 pm. mezzeTTa Jay Sinclair, Reg Schwager 9 pm. naWLins Jazz baR Jim Heineman Jazz Trio 7 pm. Rex Anthony Michelli Trio 6:30 pm, Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet 9:30 pm. TRiniTy sT PauL’s chuRch Lyrical Baroque Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Eric Hoeprich, Shannon Mercer 7 pm.

danCe musiC/dJ/lounge

aLLeycaTz West Coast Swing (dance w/ lessons) 8:30 pm. bOvine sex cLub Rock & Roll Nightmare Gleen Brody, DJ Cactus. bRassaii Les Nuits DJs Dlux, Undercover. gOOdhandy’s Boy Party DJ Rolls Royce doors 10 pm.5 haRLem Music Is The Answer DJs Carl Allen, Melanie Sutherland (soul/R&B/house/reggae/ol’skool). insOmnia Vinyl Wednesday DJ Chris Bosno (deep underground soul). mOd cLub Vitalic, Teenage Bad Girl doors 10 pm. neu+RaL Coresteppers V11.1 Rubber Muffin, C-Rat, Duffield, Ninjah Fareye, the First Seed,

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Painguish (ragga/breakcore/jungle/AV) 10 pm. PaRTs & LabOuR The shOP Rock ‘N’ Roll Pizza Party DJ Sarah ‘Wolfman’ Ford (punk rock) 10 pm. La PeRLa Noches Calientes DJ ‘Loco’ Luke W (salsa/Latin/retro/groovy Spanish). sneaky dee’s What’s Poppin’ (90s hip-hop party). WROngbaR Bassmentality Zeds Dead, the Killabits 10 pm. See preview, page 53.

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Octagon Music Presents The Morning After The Night Before Tour

The hey nOW, The PRince bROs, buddy bLack, The deseRT TRees Silver Dollar 9:15

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Monarchs Pub 9 pm. 416-585-4352. JOhnny max CD release Hollywood on the Queensway 8 pm, $15. 416-251-0288. kevin quain 6:30 pm, JOnaThan kReisbeRg quaRTeT 9:30 pm Rex 416-598-2475. manTeca Glenn Gould Studio 8 pm, $39.55, stu/srs $28.25. RTH. nOmadica, dJ medicineman Small World Music Festival: Funkabelly Lula Lounge 8 pm, $15-$20. smallworldmusic.com. seeLey & baLdORi Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $30$32.50. 416-531-6604. shaWnaThan Cameron House Back Room 416-703-0811. And Sep 24.

TaFeLmusik baROque ORchesTRa, eRic hOePRich, shannOn meRceR Lyrical Baroque Trinity St Paul’s Church 7 pm, $16-$79. tafelmusik.org. And Sep 24 to Sep 26. TOby keiTh, TRace adkins Molson Amphitheatre doors 6:30 pm, $29.75-$79.75. TM.

TOROnTO symPhOny ORchesTRa, isabeL bayRakdaRian, susan PLaTTs, The TOROnTO mendeLssOhn chOiR Mahler Resurrection

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sauga Civic Centre 7 pm, free. 905-615-4278, mississaugaartscouncil.com. Alton miller, Andy roberts Hard & Soul Reunion Our House Bar 647-341-4477. briAn dunn, the dust Poets Mitzi’s Sister 416-532-2570.

brutAl kniGhts, the stAtues, no no zero, Germ AttAck, deAd Wife Silver Dollar doors 9 pm, $10. 416-763-9139.

cAnAdiAn JAzz QuArtet, Vern dorGe Fridays

At Five Quotes 5 pm. 416-979-7717. clAudiA chAn The Art of the Piano Gallery 345 8 pm, $10-$20. gallery345.com. dArbAzi Small World Music Festival Royal Conservatory of Music Mazzoleni Hall 8 pm, $25-$30. smallworldmusic.com. dJs cozmic cAt, dAliA, lucie tic I’ll House You LoKi Lounge doors 10 pm. 416-977-7080. dJs Jim stAnton, JAmes hillArd Horse Meat Disco Wrongbar 416-516-8677.

fAst romAntics, northAmoricA, the box tiGer, rodriGo Wilde, the PeAce leeches, the frAndiscos Pop With Brains: benefit for

CAMH Rivoli doors 9 pm, $5. 416-596-1908.

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TO Meet NYC The Great Hall 9:30 pm, $15. themanifesto.ca. John kAmeel fArAh MPD Fundraiser Mackenzie Post Digital 7 pm. 416-534-0596. JuliAn fAuth Harlem 7:30 pm. 416-368-1920. Julie michels, keVin bArrett Fridays to Sing About Old Mill Inn Home Smith Bar 7:30 pm. 416-236-2641. mAry GAuthier CD release Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $30-$32.50. 416-531-6604.

minotAurs, fond of tiGers, eucAlyPtus, secretAry city Wavelength 507 The Garrison doors 9 pm, pwyc. wavelengthtoronto.com.

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that never falters. Accented by González’s charming harmonies, close-mic’ed guitar work and Winterkorn’s hazy, retro synths, the album is a headphones record that reveals new depth with every listen. Top track: Rope & Summit KEVIN RITCHIE

disc of the week

TIFF 35-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE Film festival

regulars share their best TIFF memories with us. See what they had to say. 6:06

LET THERE BE LIGHTBOX Toronto’s latest rap

sensation, K’Naan, performs at a block party to celebrate the opening of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. 3:36

A GREEN-CARPET TIFF See who came out to celebrate

20 years of the David Suzuki Foundation. 00:49 THE BEAUTIES The boys from Dakota Tavern play songs off their new album for fans at Sonic Boom. 4:06

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(ANTI-) Rating: NNNN The first Grinderman album was an unexpected triumph. It seemed unnecessary to create a new band name for what was essentially just a smaller Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, with Cave playing guitar, but the raw and raunchy results were so much fun that no one complained. It looks like they had a great time doing it, too, because they’re back with a sequel after taking some time off to make a proper Bad Seeds album.

Pop/Rock

WEEZER Hurley (Epitaph) Rating: NN A HOCKEY MUSICAL PREMIER This exceptionally Canadian

musical kicked off TIFF this year, and NOWTube was there to see what its stars were saying about the movie. 2:59

TAIWANFEST This cultural festival took over Harbourfront Centre last Saturday and NOWTube caught a few of the musical acts. Check them out. 9:37 EAMON MCGRATH Watch this up-and-coming singer/songwriter answer a few questions and perform his punk-infused tunes on a streetcar. After we interviewed him, he also played an in-store gig at Sonic Boom. Watch it all on NOWTube. 7:41

As endearing as Jorge Garcia’s face is, shining warmly from the cover of Weezer’s eighth release, the timely pop reference to a Lost character is the perfect symbol for a band on a continued downward spiral into meme-based gimmickry and music with zero staying power. Hurley is a wall-to-wall series of reductive numbers like Smart Girls, Memories and Trainwrecks, with Rivers Cuomo’s typical lyrical self-deprecation chugging complacently over basic chord progressions. The only real departures are a cover of Coldplay’s single Viva La Vida, where the frontman’s off-key whine clashes with the song’s pristine strings, and the Linda Perry co-credited Brave New World. Both tracks debunk the myth of Cuomo as prolific songwriter. Top track: Where’s My Sex? JASON RICHARDS

This new disk comes with some expectations. Fortunately, it easily lives up to them without simply following the formula of the first experiment. They’re still a delightfully sludgy garage band, but there’s more of a psychedelic vibe here and some truly terrifying guitar tones. Cave drops brilliantly funny lines throughout, and his enthusiasm for this project is palpable. Top track: Worm Tamer Grinderman hit the Phoenix November 11. BENJAMIN BOLES lines like “you fetishize the archetype” and “you look like a playground to me” into love songs isn’t likely to become docile enough to enter the charts, but Brion’s production makes this the best-sounding record of the band’s career, at least on a purely technical level. The band’s subversive take on blueeyed soul inspires booty-shaking even as the lyrics raise eyebrows. It’s unfortunate that final track Do You Mutilate? revisits Skeletal Lampings’ quick-shifting structure after a string of (relatively) clear-cut tracks, but Barnes’s transgressions are part and parcel of the Of Montreal experience. Top track: Sex Karma RICHARD TRAPUNSKI

NO HEART FEELINGS

The for-Toronto, by-Toronto hipster coming-of-age movie No Heart Feelings got its premiere this week, and NOWTube was on the red carpet at the opening. 3:23 TY SEGALL San Francisco psych rocker plays the basement at Sonic Boom. 2:01

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THESE KIDS WEAR CROWNS (EMI)

Rating: N Apparently there’s a reality show on Much called DisBand that’s about fledgling bands. If These Kids Wear Crowns are an indication of what I’m missing since dropping Much from my music media roster, ignorance is bliss. The Chilliwack sextet are slightly better than Hedley. But fear not, there’s plenty of room to sink lower and dethrone those reigning kings of Canadian angsty rock schlock. Crowns have the tools in place: flavourless two-dimensional tunes, candy-coated vocals, synth smatterings and an obvious desire to peddle their manufactured selves to tweens. If we’re looking for a highlight, the winner is Fifa 99, which starts as a harmless teen-love-in-crisis ditty and descends into a rap delight that not only made the hairs on my neck stand up but actually made me leave the room in disgust. Top track: Fifa 99 PT

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What It Means To Be Left-Handed (Fat Cat) Rating: NNNN Twelve years in, Mice Parade aren’t aging. They are, however, looking back in a good way. Their latest album is broader in its sonic experimentation and more accessible. At no point are listeners left stranded in a land of offbeat drum solos and tangential world music. Instead, delicate Swahili vocals and multi-layered percussion welcome you. The trendy African rhythms don’t last long, as leader Adam Pierce and company move quickly (but not frenetically) into flamenco feel-goodness on the highlight Do Your Eyes See Sparks, featuring endearingly whispered vocals from Caroline Lufkin. The album also hints at bossa nova and jazz but never abandons the post-rock sounds that are the band’s forte. The most inviting Mice Parade effort to date. Top track: Do Your Eyes See Sparks Mice Parade march into the El Mocambo September 29. PAUL TEREFENKO

OF MONTREAL False Priest (Polyvinyl) Rating: NNN Like most eccentric geniuses, Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes is as frustrating as he is brilliant. For his band’s 10th album, he entered a professional studio for the first time, treating his shape-shifting indieglam-funk compositions to the hi-fi touch of Kanye producer Jon Brion. After the feral mess of Skeletal Lamping, it could be seen as Barnes’s attempt to tame himself back into peak form. All things considered, a man who puts

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Fields (Mute) Rating: Swedish trio Junip has been in limbo for a decade while vocalist/guitarist Jose González got sidetracked by the surprise success of his solo career. The soft serenity of his singing will be familiar to his indie folk fans, but on this long-delayed debut LP, the music also pushes toward more rhythmic, shambolic territory thanks to keyboardist Tobias Winterkorn’s and drummer Elias Araya’s contributions. Oddly, considering González is often maligned as slightly dull, it’s the considered restraint he and his Junip cohorts put on late 60s psych and sun-drenched folk that make Fields such a heady, satisfying listen. Rope & Summit and the breezy Always establish a steady, propulsive beat

THE COAST Queen Cities (Aporia) Rating: NNN The Coast have yet to become the household name that all their “hometown boys destined for success” hype might have implied, but their sophomore LP should give them a nice push in that direction. Teem-

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ing with well-formed hooks, simple yet catchy riffs and a healthy dose of Canadian earnestness, the songs sound meant for arenas, or at least bigger venues than the El Mo. If done badly, this type of straightforward guitar rock could fall into the trap of blandness, but the Coast have evidently spent enough time studying their Tom Petty, Van Morrison and, yes, Springsteen records to know how to write a good if occasionally clichéd classic rock tune. With soaring vocals and a can’t-get-it-out-ofyour-head guitar line, lead single Heartbreak City is ready-made for repeat radio play, and it’s not hard to imagine any of the other eight tracks following suit. The Coast play the El Mocambo September 23. Top track: Heartbreak City RT

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Rating: NNN Ottawa’s Megan Jerome explores the interplay between innocence and experience on her third album. Clear and sweetvoiced, she has a theatrical delivery and can move from delicate piano ballads to vaudevillian accordion, sometimes in the same song (Little Girls). Backed by percussionist Mike Essoudry and bassist Chris Bartos, the arrangements are smooth and deceptively simple; a background in jazz piano underpins Jerome’s songwriting. It’s good to hear female singers address appetites of all kinds, but themes of drinking and sleeping around get a little tired. Piano creaks, between-song banter and occasional loose, bluesy percussion breathe life into things. Low-key Tin Star is a memorable love song for a stranger on the street, showing that Jerome is capable of greater lyrical depth. Top track: Tin Star Megan Jerome releases Bloomers at the Tranzac Friday (September 17). SARAH GREENE

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Handle with Claire Actor probes what makes her Clockmaker character tick By NAOMI SKWARNA THE CLOCKMAKER by Stephen Massicotte, directed by Bob White, with Damien Atkins, Kevin Bundy, Claire Calnan and Christian Goutsis. Presented by the Tarragon Theatre at the Mainspace (30 Bridgman). Previews begin Tuesday (September 14), opens Wednesday (September 22) and runs to October 24, Tuesday-Saturday 8 pm, matinees Saturday-Sunday 2:30 pm. $23-$44, some $10 rush Friday night and Sunday matinee, stu/srs discounts. 416-531-1827.

it’s easy to call claire calnan a physical performer – she has such a

distinct presence, all long limbs and flexing fingers even just folding herself into a chair during a rehearsal break from Stephen Massicotte’s The Clockmaker. “I’m not certain how acting is ever not physical,” she says in an office at the Tarragon. “Ravi and I used to joke about how we were doing a show where I barely moved.” She’s referring to her turn in Nicolas Billon’s 2009 SummerWorks hit, Greenland, directed by Ravi Jain, another artist frequently given the physical tag. Calnan showed her endearing

clownish side in last year’s Katherine Mansfield and Appetite, but it was in Greenland – to be remounted next January – that she surprised, giving a performance of barely suppressed fury, her movements mostly limited to nervous chain-smoking. “Working in different styles allows me to exercise the muscles,” she says simply. The Clockmaker calls for a variation on Calnan’s knack for the physical. She plays Frieda, a woman bound to a violent husband, Adolphus, whom she still loves, if only for the memory of their early relationship.

Heinrich, a clockmaker Frieda seeks out to repair her husband’s cuckoo clock, is immediately taken by the young woman and inserts himself into her life. In a twist, Massicotte splits the action between two separate worlds – mostly Heinrich’s shop, and another more foreign one. “I had a hard time marrying the two worlds,” says Calnan. “I wasn’t sure if I had permission to play the jokes that are in the lighter parts, because there are moments that are so dark. I’ve never done that kind of violence onstage before – not in such a choreographed way.” Massicotte’s script flirts with the way time influences memory, and the way memory can shape behaviour. Frieda’s character tempers some of the darkness Calnan observes. “I think that she’s held onto some

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Single White Douche gets big laughs By JORDAN BIMM SHAWN HITCHENS IS A SINGLE WHITE DOUCHE by Shawn Hitchins. At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander). To September 18. $10-$15. 416-975-8555. See Continuing, page 73. Rating: NNN

in his solo show single white Douche, affable comedian and singer Shawn Hitchins mixes stand-up bits about relationships, the big-city rat race and his own toils in theatre with jazzy, tongue-in-cheek covers

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of familiar pop and rock songs. Hitchins is a funny and gifted performer who could easily host a latenight talk show. His broad smile, contagious charisma and knack for witty and ribald punchlines are best showcased in the show’s four monologues. Outstanding bits are simply sardonic observations about everyday urban problems: weirdos on the subway, overreliance on cellphones, being late for work. He nails this stuff. Less successful are the pop and

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little portion of whimsy and joy even through her difficult life. She’s able to have desire and delight about little things, like Heinrich’s clocks. That’s definitely something I can relate to.” Through Frieda’s connection to Adolphus and Heinrich, Massicotte contemplates the way memory can supersede present realities – a phenomenon Calnan also empathizes with. “Near the beginning of their relationship, there weren’t so many clues as to who Adolphus was. More and more, I’m suspicious of villainy. It’s an easy way of not looking into the complexity of a person. But,” she says, leaning in, “Damien [Atkins, who plays the mysterious official Monsieur Pierre] says people tell you who they are almost right away. It just depends on how well you’re listening.” She smiles a little coyly, settling back in her chair. After six weeks in Japan studying traditional forms of Japanese theatre, Calnan’s begun developing a new project. “It’s tied to Eastern philosophy and Zen, a totally different way of looking at art.” The plan is to make something about monsters, potentially Japanese monsters. “They’re called yokai, and it’s a very particular thing – spirits, monsters and ghosts. Very magical world.” There’s plenty of magic on show in The Clockmaker, which uses smell in an especially sensual way. Frieda’s scent of bread and rain lingers in Heinrich’s shop after her first visit, further kindling his affection. “There’s something about rain. It’s the ions. It’s more than smell,” she says. “It actually fills your whole body. When I was in theatre school in Vancouver, if there was a thunderstorm, all the easterners would cr-rrack open the doors to the theatre just to stand in it, to have that electrical feeling. There was something so beautiful and satisfying about that.” And something just a little bit physical. 3 stage@nowtoronto.com

of these selections is usually at least chuckle-worthy, the result ends up sounding too close to Richard Cheese’s already-played-out Lounge Against the Machine crooner covers. Slow-moving by nature, these campy renditions tend to overstay their welcome, with the notable exception of an 80s medley of rapidly strung-together songs by Europe, Duran Duran, Modern English, Gary Numan, Blondie and others. A disciplined and technically focused vocalist, Hitchins works hard for every note and usually hits them. But it’s obvious that he’s far better (and most comfortable) telling jokes. 3 stage@nowtoronto.com

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the new music and dance worlds took a major blow 10 years ago this week when composer Michael J. Baker died of leukemia. Now his wife, dancer and choreographer Marie-Josée Chartier, is keeping his legacy alive with a program of revivals and new choreography. “I wanted to do something special for the 10th anniversary,” says Chartier before a rehearsal for the show, which kicks off Harbourfront Centre’s new dance season. “It’s a good excuse to celebrate his music, and it’s a way to bring a lot of artists who worked with him together. But I also wanted it all to be open to the public so people who don’t know Michael’s work can experience it now.” The program’s lineup reads like a who’s who of the contemporary dance scene. James Kudelka’s 1988 work C.V. gets performed by six dancers from Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie; dancer Brodie Stevenson and pianist

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well as a new take on the piece One Day choreographed by Serge Bennathan, who reunites his Dancemakers performers Chartier, Julia Aplin, Dan Wild and Carolyn Woods. Choosing the repertoire and performers was difficult, admits Chartier. “My main concern was that the music had to be something the Arraymusic Ensemble could perform live, with seven musicians and soprano Carla Huhtanen. Michael composed lots of music for a bigger orchestra, but I had to eliminate that. As for the dancers, it came down to who was available given the time – I wanted it to be as close to the anniversary date [September 16] as possible.” Given the size of the project and the fact that she’s been producing the show, Chartier considered not performing in it. “I thought maybe it’d be too much, but it’s been great. This is what I do: I’m a dancer. So it’s been a treat.” When she imagines what her late husband would think of the show she gets a little verklempt. “He was so modest, he never wanted to program his own music. He was always thinking about other people, never himself,” she says. “I think he’d be pretty moved by it all.” 3 glenns@nowtoronto.com

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broken clock to his shop (see story, page 69). Previews to Sep 21. Opens Sep 22 and runs to Oct 24, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mats Sat-Sun 2:30 pm. $23-$44, Fri & Sun rush $10. 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827, tarragontheatre.com. CloSer by Patrick Marber (Parkdale Players). Two London couples engage in a game of partner swapping and self destruction. Opens Sep 22 and runs to Oct 1, Wed-Sat 8 pm. $15, stu $12. Unit 102 Theatre, 46 Noble, unit 102. parkdaleplayers.wordpress.com. The GreaT FariNi projeCT by Sharon B Moore (Harbourfront NextSteps). This dance-theatre piece portrays a rivalry between two hi-wire walkers. Opens Sep 22 and runs to Sep 25, Wed-Sat 8 pm. $34, stu/srs $28.50. Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com. happyview p.S. by Michael McMurtry and Derek Williams (Spicy Mike Productions). The audience plays the role of students at a school assembly in this interactive family comedy. Opens Sep 20 at 7 pm and runs Sep 25-Oct 3, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $10. Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston. 416-539-8437, spicymike.ca.

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Soleil). This show combines dance, circus acts, comedy, acrobatics and music. Previews to Sep 18. Opens Sep 19 and runs to Oct 10, TueSat 7:30 pm, Sun 6:30 pm, mats Sat-Sun (and some Wed) 1:30 pm. $25-$110. Canon Theatre, 244 Victoria. 416-872-1212, mirvish.com. The CloCkmaker by Stephen Massicotte (Tarragon Theatre). A man becomes interested in a married woman who brings a

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Praxis Theatre, Donna Michelle St. Bernard, Morro & Jasp, Naomi Wright and many others. Sep 18-19, from noon-6 pm. Free. Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst. labcab.ca. my Gaza, ’TiS oF Thee by Alex Rubin and Jiv Parasram (Pandemic Theatre/UC Drama). A peace plan that hinges on an Israeli soldier’s release from a Gaza prison is at risk when he refuses to leave. Opens Sep 16 and runs to Sep 24, Sep 16-19, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Fri and Sun 2 pm. Sep 24-26, Fri-Sun 8 pm. $15, stu/ srs $12. Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79A St. George. pandemictheatre.com. The Shadow oF a Boy by Gary Owen (Royal Porcupine Productions). An orphaned boy living with his grandmother turns to a comic book hero for support. Opens Sep 16 and runs to Sep 26, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mats Sun (and Sep 18) 2:30 pm. $20-$30, mats $15. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington. 416915-6747, royalporcupineproductions.com. TheaTre CeNTre opeN houSe (Queen West Art Crawl). The Centre offers tours of the historic space and info on its programs and resident companies. Sep 17-18, hourly from 11 am to 4 pm. Free. Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen W. 416-538-0988, theatrecentre.org. The 3rd deGree by Anthony Rein (Chicken Coop Theatre). A Broadway star, young actors, a broke producer and a shady publicist are part of this musical murder mystery. Opens Sep 21 and runs to Sep 25, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $30. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina. the3rddegree.webs.com. ThiS iS The ThiNG by Jeff Jones (Charcoal Sketch). Songs and stories evoke memories for a man standing at the edge. Opens Sep 16 and runs to Sep 25, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 2:30 pm. $20, stu $15. Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson, Backspace. 416504-7529, charcoalsketchproductions.com.

Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front E. 416-3683110, canadianstage.com. [TiTle oF Show] by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell (Angelwalk Theatre). Two writers struggle to write and produce a musical in only three weeks for a theatre festival. Previews Sep 2223. Opens Sep 24 and runs to Oct 10, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $25-$45. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge, Studio Theatre. 416-872-1111, angelwalk.ca.

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CoNverSaTioNS oN The GreeN (Harold Green Jewish Theatre). Ralph Benmergui talks to singer-songwriter Amy Sky. Sep 20 at 7:30 pm. $37. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front E. 416-3667723, hgjewishtheatre.com. FoolS maSS (Dzieci). Medieval village idiots are forced to enact their own Mass when their pastor dies suddenly. Sep 19 at 11 am. $20$25. Majlis Multidisciplinary Arts, 163 Walnut. dzieci.eventbrite.com. makBeT (Dzieci). This gypsy-style chamber version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth uses storytelling, folk songs and chants. Sep 18 at 8 pm. $20-$25. Majlis Multidisciplinary Arts, 163 Walnut. dzieci.eventbrite.com.

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alleNde arTS FeSTival (LACAP). Art exhibits, music, dance, artist talks, kids activities, film and more celebrate art as a force for social change. Runs to Sep 25, see website for details. Free (closing party $15). Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie, and other venues. allendefestival.com. Codex NoCTurNo by Tatiana Jennings (Kadozuke Kollektif). The collective presents a multimedia fusion of theatre and performance art. Runs to Sep 25, Thu-Sun 8 pm. $20, stu $15. 1581 Dupont. 647-367-1015, zuke.ca. doC by Sharon Pollock (Soulpepper). A family portrait drawn in vivid colours and deeply etched emotions, Doc looks at a respected physician who puts his practice ahead of his wife and daughter, with tragic consequences. Director Diana Leblanc’s production explores the nuanced relationships – we see the daughter as both a child and an adult – with strong performances all around, notably by R.H. Thomson as the doctor and Jane Spidell as his sad, angry, alcoholic wife. Runs to Sep 18, Thu-Sat 8 pm (see website for mats). $32-$76. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill. 416-866-8666, soulpepper.ca. NNNN (JK) dr. jekyll, There’S Nowhere To hyde (Mysteriously Yours... Dinner Theatre). A dead body turns up at a criminology conference in this interactive comedy. Runs to Oct 30, Fri-Sat 8 pm. $40-$45. 2026 Yonge. 416-486-7469,

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(Art Gallery of Ontario). CanStage Dream in High Park actors and Atelier Ballet dancers perform alongside an exhibit of Stratford Festival props, stage machines and interactive content. Runs to Sep 26, performances on select Saturdays and Sundays. Free w/ admission. 317 Dundas W. ago.net. the importance of Being earnest by Oscar Wilde (Mississauga Players). Victorian manners and morals are exposed in this comedy. Runs to Sep 18, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $20, $17 srs, $5 stu. Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore W, Mississauga. mississaugaplayers.com. Love, Loss, anD What i Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron (Michael Rubinoff/Daryl Roth). The Ephron sisters use Ilene Beckerman’s picture-filled book of autobiographical reminiscences about clothing as a springboard for dozens of stories connecting fashion and women’s lives. The pieces are a mixed bag, ranging from a beautifully written monologue about a shirt (with a subtext about the end of a relationship) to an awkward anecdote about boots and rape. The Canadian premiere of the New York stage hit has been cast with some of our biggest talents, who are mostly fine. Runs to Oct 2, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mats Wed and Sat 2 pm. $35-$65. Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge. 416-872-1212, lovelossonstage.ca. nnn (GS) paint Your Wagon by Frederick Loewe and Alan J Lerner (Civic Light Opera Company). This musical is set in a mining town in California during the Gold Rush era. Runs to Sep 25, Wed 7 pm, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun (and Sep 25) 2 pm. $25. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall. civiclightoperacompany.com. pinkaLicious, the musicaL by Elizabeth Kann, Victoria Kann and John Gregor (Vital Theatre). A girl turns pink after eating too many cupcakes in this family musical. Runs to Sep 19, Sat-Sun 1 pm. $29.50. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina. 416-642-8973, vitaltheatre.ca. richarD iii by William Shakespeare (Hart House Theatre). A ruthless Duke marries and murders his way to the top. Runs to Oct 2, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Oct 2 at 2 pm. $25, stu/srs $10-$15. 7 Hart House Circle. uofttix.ca. rock of ages by Chris D’Arienzo (Mirvish). Mashed together from the 80s glam rock catalogue, this critic-proof jukebox musical is essentially a glorified version of rock week at American Idol. It’s well sung and played, but the story – about an aspiring actor (Elicia MacKenzie) and musician (Yvan Pedneault) in L.A. – is silly without being witty. A narrator (Aaron Walpole) keeps popping in to remind us that we’re watching a cheesy musical. Mamma Mia! and We Will Rock You have af-

fection for the genre, but RoA mocks it, which leaves a nasty aftertaste. Runs to Dec 19, TueSat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, mats Sat-Sun 2 pm. $28$99. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King W. 416-872-1212, mirvish.com. nn (GS)

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(Shawn Hitchins). Hitchins performs his comedic musical cabaret (see review, page 69). Runs to Sep 18, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $10-$15. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander. 416-9758555, shawnhitchins.com. nnn (Jordan Bimm) shear maDness by Paul Portner (Stage West). Salon staff and customers get caught up in a murder in this comedic whodunit. Runs to Sep 18, Thu-Sat 6:30 pm, mat Sun 11 am. $46-$80 (includes buffet). 5400 Dixie, Mississauga. 905-238-0042, stagewest.com. through the Leaves by Franz Xaver Kroetz (Company Theatre). This drama looks at the relationship between a female butcher and her abusive companion. Runs to Oct 3, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $20-$40. Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman, Extra Space. 416-531-1827, companytheatre.ca. What the ButLer saW by Joe Orton (Soulpepper). Orton’s 1967 play about a doctor’s illconceived attempted seduction of a comely young secretarial candidate is viciously witty, but Jim Warren’s direction keeps the actors playing it straight, if not serious. This is British farce with a polite Canadian wash. The cast is strong but not especially provocative, except Oliver Dennis, whose twit policeman gets some big laughs. Runs to Sep 18, Thu-Sat 7:30 pm (see website for mats). $32-$76. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill. 416866-8666, soulpepper.ca. nnn (Naomi Skwarna)

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Out of Town Dangerous Liaisons by Christopher Hampton (Stratford Festival). Two aristoñ crats amuse themselves by compromising

women of virtue in pre-Revolutionary France. Runs in rep to Oct 30. $50-$95, stu/srs $25$55. Festival Theatre. stratfordfestival.ca. evita by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber (Stratford Festival). Eva Duarte rises from poverty to become the Argentine president’s wife in this musical. Runs in rep to Nov 6. $50-$106, stu/srs $29-$65. Avon Theatre. 1-800-5671600, stratfordfestival.ca. for the pLeasure of seeing her again by Michel Tremblay (Stratford Festival). Tremblay’s tribute to his mother looks at the bond between a woman and her son. Runs in rep to Oct 2. $50-$95, stu/srs $25-$55. Tom Patterson Theatre. stratfordfestival.ca. an iDeaL husBanD by Oscar Wilde (Shaw Fes-

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Thursday, September 16 aBsoLute comeDY presents Matt Davis, Jor-

dan Chyzowski and host Nile Seguin. To Sep 19, Thu 8:30 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat-Sun 8 pm (and Sat 10:45 pm). $10-$15. 2335 Yonge. 416-4867700, absolutecomedy.ca. BaD Dog theatre presents Next Big Thing, new and veteran improvisers perform scenes. 8 pm. The Jam, an open improv jam session. 9:15 pm. $5. 138 Danforth. 416-491-3115, baddogtheatre.com. comeDY aBove the puB McVeigh’s Irish Pub presents Andrea Mitchell, Kirk Jorgenson, Ben Iscoe, Jill Knight, Sean Quinlan, Tom Calnan, Vida and host Dave Paterson. 9 pm. $5. 124 Church. 416-364-9698. game pLaYa thursDaYs John Candy Box Theatre presents longform improv by Rob Norman’s Game Of The Scene class players. 9 pm. Pwyc. 70 Peter. 416-340-7270. the Joke cLuB Comedy Bar presents Inessa Frantowski, James Hartnett, Makesi Arthur, host Nick Flanagan and others. 9:30 pm. $6.

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tival). Blackmail, marital fidelity and Wildean wit fuel this fine piece of melodrama, given an elegant production by director Jackie Maxwell and the strong Shaw ensemble. There are standout performances by Moya O’Connell as the devious femme fatale, Patrick Galligan as the man she hopes to manipulate, Catherine McGregor as his rigidly moral wife and Steven Sutcliffe as an epigram-loving man of leisure. Runs in rep to Oct 31. $23-$105. Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429, shawfest.com. nnn (JK)

Jacques BreL is aLive anD WeLL anD Living in paris by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman (Stratford

Festival). Brel’s highly theatrical songs get a mixed staging, with Brent Carver and Mike Nadajewski selling the drama along with the music. Too bad Jewelle Blackman and Nathalie Nadon don’t do the same. Runs in rep to Oct 3. $50-$106, stu/srs $29-$65. Tom Patterson Theatre. 1-800-567-1600, stratfordfestival.ca. nnn (Susan G Cole) John BuLL’s other isLanD by Bernard Shaw (Shaw Festival). Shaw’s look at Anglo-Irish relations is sometimes dated, but the discussion about the development and exploitation of colonial lands still resonates. Director Christopher Newton’s production combines cogent arguments with warmth and humour. Runs in rep to Oct 9. $23-$105. Court House Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429, shawfest.com. nnn (JK) king of thieves by George F Walker (Stratford Festival). Con men working with the FBI plan a double-cross in 1920s New York. Runs in rep to Sep 18. $50-$95, stu/srs $25-$55. Studio Theatre. stratfordfestival.ca. peter pan by JM Barrie (Stratford Festival). In director Tim Carroll’s adaptation of the famous children’s story, the world of author JM Barrie intersects with the tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Michael Therriault makes a terrific Peter – amoral, selfcentred, never able to keep still – and Tom McCamus doubles as the fastidious Barrie and the gleefully villainous Captain Hook. Runs in rep to Oct 31. $50-$95, stu/srs $25-$55. Avon Theatre. 1-800-567-1600, stratfordfestival.ca. nnnn (JK) the tWo gentLemen of verona by William Shakespeare (Stratford Festival). It’s not firstclass Shakespeare, but in the hands of director Dean Gabourie, Two Gents is entertaining theatre. He’s set this story of love rivalries and underhanded tricks in the vaudeville world of the 20s, with the title characters (Gareth Potter and Dion Johnstone) as a song-and-dance duo; their personable servants (Robert Persichini and Bruce Dow) are accomplished clowns in their own right, and nearly steal the

show. Runs in rep to Sep 19. $50-$95, stu/srs $25-$55. Studio Theatre. 1-800-567-1600, stratfordfestival.ca. nnn (JK) the Winter’s taLe by William Shakespeare (Stratford Festival). Shakespeare’s late play of redemption and forgiveness gets a moving production by director Marti Maraden, with a starry cast that includes Ben Carlson as a jealous, tyrannical ruler who learns the error of his ways, Yanna McIntosh as his wronged queen, Cara Ricketts as their lost daughter and Seana McKenna as the queen’s magisterial servant. The final scene, holding surprises for characters and audience alike, is one of the Bard’s best. Runs in rep to Sep 29. $50-$95, stu/srs $25-$55. Tom Patterson Theatre. 1-800-567-

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1600, stratfordfestival.ca. nnnn (JK) the Women by Clare Boothe Luce (Shaw Festival). You may have seen the classic 30s film, but Luce’s stage version, directed by Alisa Palmer, is more bitchy, brittle and fun in its look at the male/female divide. Dozens of female characters talk constantly about the men in their lives, though men never appear onstage. Jenny Young, warm, believable and never asking for the audience’s pity, is perfect as the initially innocent figure at the centre of the story, and she’s surrounded by some of the Shaw Festival’s best performers, including Deborah Hay, Moya O’Connell and Jenny L Wright. Runs in rep to Oct 9. $23-$105. Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-800-5117429, shawfest.com. nnn (JK) 3

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competitive improv. 8 pm. Welcome To Town, an improvised documentary about two small towns. 10 pm. $10-$12 each. 138 Danforth. 416-491-3115, baddogtheatre.com. Comedy louNGe Lambadina presents Daniel Woodrow, John Moorcroft, Nick Reynoldson, Thomas Patrice, Vida and host Kris Bonaparte. 9 pm. $10-$15. 875 Bloor W. 416-888-4607, comedylounge.ca. lAst stoP Comedy NIGHt Fitzgerald’s Pub presents weekly Pro/Ams w/ hosts Jordan Foisy and Matt Shury. 8:30 pm. Pwyc. 2298 Queen E. 416-698-8588. sHe sAId WHAt Comedy Bar presents a female sketch revue w/ host Zabrina Chevannes. 8 pm. $12. 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.

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Shifting Line SANCTUARY LINE by Jane Urquhart (McClelland & Stewart), 278 pages, $29.99 cloth. Rating: NNN

sanctuary line is one of those books that creeps up on you. For the first 200 pages, it reads like a set of homespun tales about a family-run orchard on the shore of Lake Erie. Then, suddenly, it takes a powerfully dramatic turn, The stories about the Butler clan are told by Liz, who’s come back to live in the old farmhouse while she studies the migratory patterns of the monarch butterfly. They span the Butlers’ roots in 17thcentury Ireland to Liz’s own childhood. The Butlers are an intriguing bunch, especially the mercurial and charismatic Uncle Stanley, whose disappearance years earlier continues to mystify the family, and

poetry fan Mandy, who decides to enlist in the army. Urquhart always pays close attention to historical and technical details, and Sanctuary Line is no exception. She sheds light on the fact that Canada, too, has had its Mexican migrant workers, one of whom brings her young son, to whom Liz develops a close attachment as a young girl. There’s also tons of interesting but not exactly earth-shattering information on apple farming, barn-raising and small-town life, all of it written in Urquhart’s precise, often delicately wrought prose. But everything changes in the last 75 pages, when Urquhart expands on events she’s only hinted at earlier. Suddenly, a novel full of small pleasures becomes a story charged with big emotions. Wait for them, and the rewards do SUSAN G. COLE 3 come. Write Books at susanc@nowtoronto.com

BUY THE BOOK We think of Dave Bidini as a hockey-obsessed musician, but he switches games in his soulful new release, Home And Away: In Search Of Dreams At The Homeless World Cup Of Soccer ($19.95, Greystone). Bidini went all over the world to track tournaments in which street people play soccer and find inspiration and motivation. He didn’t just watch; he talked to the participants, who shared poignant stories of how the beautiful game has helped them rediscover the beauty of life. Bidini launches the book tonight (Thursday, September 16) at 3-Speed Bar. Should be a rockin’ time. See Readings, this page. SGC

READINGS THIS WEEK Thursday, September 16 DANIEL ALLEN COX Launch. 7:30 pm. Free. Ossington, 61 Ossington. 416-850-0161.

DAVE BIDINI Launch. 6:30 pm. Free. 3-Speed

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Bar, 1163 Bloor W. anotherstory.ca. CHARLOTTE FIELDEN Launch. Noon-4 pm. Free. Indigo Spirit, 600 University. 416-869-1079. JUNE HUTTON Reading. 7 pm. Free. Bloor/Gladstone Library, 1101 Bloor W. torontopubliclibrary.ca. JANE URQUHART In conversation with Antanas Sileika. 7-8:30 pm. Free. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.

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Tuesday, September 21 LESLEY CREWE Reading. 7 pm. Free. Locke Library, 3083 Yonge. 416-393-7730.

ALEXANDER MACLEOD Talking about his short

story collection, Light Lifting, with Steven W Beattie. 8 pm. $5. Gladstone Melody Bar, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635, tinars.ca.

SHAUN BOLDEN Launch. 11 pm. $10. Woo

ERIN MOURE/JOCKO BENOIT/CLARA BLACKWOOD Poetry. 8 pm. Free. Clinton’s, 693 Bloor

Sunday, September 19

MIRIAM TOEWS Reading. 7 pm. Free. York University, 4700 Keele. 416-7362100 ext 20482.

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LARA BOZABALIAN/IAN BURGHAM/PHILIP CAIRNS/MOLLY PEACOCK Poetry. 6 pm. Free.

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55 Bloor W. chapters.indigo.ca. JOE PERNICE Discussing It Feels So Good When I Stop with Stuart Ross. 8 pm. $5. Clinton’s, 693 Bloor W. 416-535-9541, tinars.ca. DAVID CLAYTON THOMAS In conversation with Geoff Pevere. 7-8:30 pm. Free. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.

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ROSS LECKIE Reading. 7:30 pm. $10, stu free. Harbourfront Centre Brigantine Rm, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000.

MARINA NEMAT Discussing her memoir Pris-

MARK GOLDSTEIN/JAY MILLAR/JENNY SAMPIRISI Reading. 8 pm. Pwyc. Press Club, 850

Monday, September 20 Nally Books, 366 Bay. 416-361-0032.

oner Of Tehran. 7 pm. Free. Indigo Manulife,

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art TPW shows the wholly original Journey To The Moon, by William Kentridge.

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south african artist william Kentridge became famous in the 90s for his dreamlike stop-motion animated films made by erasing and reworking figurative charcoal drawings. These amazing works are more than a series of ever-morphing poetic images; Kentridge, in the tradition of Goya and Max Beckmann, bears witness to the brutal legacy of apartheid. Journey To The Moon, his riff on Georges Méliès’s 1902 Le Voyage Dans La Lune (also screening at TPW), comes here as part of TIFF’s Future Projections program of artists’ responses to films on its Essential 100 list. Like Méliès, Kentridge is the protagonist taking a journey of the imagination. In Méliès’s colonial-era film, the astronaut-wizard defeats the bug-headed moon men by bopping them with an umbrella. Kentridge makes the voyage in his studio, using a coffee pot as his rocket and a cup as his telescope. The launch pad and the lunar landscape are drawings of scrubland outside Johannesburg, where a procession of torn-

paper figures marches past, recalling both street demonstrations and refug ees fleeing with their belongings. Charcoal animations are interspersed with film of the artist drawing and being followed around by a naked woman, who stands in for the moon man who stalks Méliès. Drawings fly through the air into the artist’s hand and appear on pages of an encyclopedia. Printed in negative, ants crawling on Kentridge’s sugar syrup drawings make a lovely facsimile of the firmament. This 2003 film was part of an installation shown at the 2005 Venice Biennale that included the sevenchannel Fragments For Georges Méliès, footage of the artist working magic with drawing, and Day For Night, more celestial meandering of the ants. Too bad TIFF didn’t bring the whole thing here. This film, in which the artist appears onscreen and explores his process, may not be the best introduction to Kentridge. Look online for his politically and emotionally charged films about alter egos Felix and Soho and his Ubu films about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Let’s hope Toronto sees more of this brilliant artist. 3 art@nowtoronto.com

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Fiona Kinsella, to Oct 3. Installation: Brendan Fernandes, to Oct 3. Doodles To Digital: Editorial Cartooning In The 21st Century, to Dec 12. Forging A Path: Quebec Woman Artists 1900-1965; And She Was: women artists, Sep 18-Jan 2, 2011. Conversations group show, to Apr 17, 2011. $12, stu/srs $10. 123 King W (Hamilton). 905-527-6610. art gallery of mississauga Golf Tournament (Lionhead Golf and Country Club), tournament 7:30 am, lunch/auction 2 pm Sep 22 (foursome $800, lunch/auction $25). New media: Julie Andreyev, Sep 16-Oct 31, reception/performance 6 pm (bus from Gladstone Hotel 7 pm) Sep 16. 300 City Centre (Mississauga). 905-895-5088. art gallery of ontario Drama And Desire: Artists And The Theatre, to Sep

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26 ($25.50, srs $21.50, stu $14.50). Illustration/product design: Gary Taxali, book launch 6-9 pm Sep 22. Will Munro, to Sep 26 (free). Painting/prints: Frans Masereel, to Oct 10. Mixed media: Shary Boyle, to Dec 5. Film/ painting: Julian Schnabel, to Jan 2, 2011. Sculpture/painting: Eva Hesse, Betty Goodwin and Agnes Martin, Sep 22-Jan 2, 2011. $18, srs $15, stu $10, free Wed 6-8:30 pm. 317 Dundas W. 416-979-6648. art gallery of yorK university Video/performance/photos: Terrance Houle, to Dec 5. 4700 Keele, Accolade East bldg. 416-7365169. Bata sHoe museum On A Pedestal: From Renaissance Chopines To Baroque Heels, to Sep 20. Blundstone’s Art To Boot (benefit for SKETCH), to Sep 22. Beauty, Identity, Pride:

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Native North American Footwear; Socks: Between You And Your Shoes, ongoing. $12, srs $10, stu $6. 327 Bloor W. 416-979-7799. BLACKWOOD GALLERY Traffic: Conceptual Art In Canada 1965-1980, to Nov 28. U of T Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga N (Mississauga). 905-828-3789. BURLINGTON ART CENTRE Installation: Sin-Ying Ho, to Sep 26. 1333 Lakeshore (Burlington). 905-632-7796. DESIGN EXCHANGE Bent Out Of Shape: Canadian Industrial Design 1945-Present, to Oct 10. New Work: Will Alsop, to Oct 18 (free). $10, stu/srs $8. 234 Bay. 416-363-6121. DORIS McCARTHY GALLERY Traffic: Conceptual Art In Canada 1965-1980, to Nov 28. 1265 Military Trail. 416-287-7007. GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART Hot Commodity: Chinese Blue And White Porcelain, to Jan 9, 2011. $12, stu $6, srs $8; halfprice Fri after 4 pm. 111 Queen’s Park. 416586-8080. JUSTINA M. BARNICKE Traffic: Conceptual Art In Canada 1965-1980, to Nov 28. 7 Hart House. 416-978-8398. McMASTER MUSEUM OF ART Drawing/bookworks/sculpture: Shelagh Keeley, to Oct 30, reception 6-8 pm Sep 16. Video: Alexander Pilis, to Jan 8, 2011, reception 6-8 pm Sep 16. 1280 Main W (Hamilton). 905-525-9140. McMICHAEL CANADIAN ART COLLECTION Traditional Stories: Unikkaaqtuat/Modern Stories: Unikkat, to May 8, 2011. Painting: Bruno Bobak, Sep 18-Dec 5. $15, stu/srs $12. 10365 Islington (Kleinburg). 905-893-1121. MOCCA TIFF Future Projections: Chris Chong Chan Fui and Yasuhiro Morinaga, to Sep 19. Installation: David Hoffos, to Dec 31. 952 Queen W. 416-395-0067. MUSEUM OF INUIT ART Sculpture/prints/drawing from the collection, ongoing. $6, stu/srs $5. 207 Queens Quay W. 416-603-7591. THE POWER PLANT TIFF Future Projections: Otolith III, to Sep 19. 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4949. ROBERT McLAUGHLIN GALLERY Sculpture/ prints: Peter Sager, to Sep 19. Painting: Lindy Fyfe, to Oct 31. Installation: Don Maynard, to Nov 7. Pwyc. 72 Queen (Oshawa). 905-5763000. ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM Institute for Contemporary Culture (TIFF Future Projections): Kevin McCoy and Jennifer McCoy, to Sep 19 (free). Photos: Mark Nowaczynski, to Oct 11. Playful Pursuits: Chinese Traditional Toys And Games, to Jan 2, 2011. The Warrior Emperor And China’s Terracotta Army, to Jan 2, 2011 ($31, stu/srs $28, child $19.50; Wed after 3 pm $15, child $11.50). $22, stu/srs $19; $11, stu/srs $9.50 Fri 4:30-9:30 pm; free Wed 4:305:30 pm. 100 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8000. TARAS SHEVCHENKO MUSEUM Sculpture: Roger Golden, to Oct 29. Donations. 1614 Bloor W. 416-534-8662. TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA Stephen Schofield, Lia Cook and David R Harper, to Oct 17. Drawing With Scissors: Molas From Kuna Yala, to Feb 13, 2011. $12, srs $8, stu $6; pwyc Wed 5-8 pm. 55 Centre. 416-599-5321. UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ART CENTRE Traffic: Conceptual Art In Canada 1965-1980, to Nov 28. 15 King’s College Circle. 416-978-1838. 3

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as a director, ben affleck is an atmosphere guy. His films are most alive when capturing the textures of specific locations in his native Boston, and the resignation of the characters who live there. There’s a continuum between Amy Ryan’s crumbling, empty household in Gone Baby Gone and Jeremy Renner’s shabby apartment in The Town: the apathy goes right down into the carpeting. The problem with The Town is that it isn’t just about the characters. Or

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between Affleck and Renner in a Charleston bar or a subplot involving Doug’s anguish over his longvanished mother are suddenly interrupted by an elaborate action sequence with police cars chasing a stolen minivan through the back alleys of Boston. Affleck and Hall make a convincing couple, but the heist-picture structure complicates that, too. The movie seems to forget about her for a couple of reels when the FBI investigation starts ramping up. Don’t get me wrong; I think Hamm is a terrific actor, and he does a good job filling out the standard role of a straight-arrow fed. But his scenes, and indeed his entire plot line, are ultimately unnecessary. The movie’s about the crooks, not the cops chasing them – or at least it ought to be. 3 normw@nowtoronto.com

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sion. Meanwhile, a square-jawed FBI agent (Jon Hamm) is putting together his own task force to bring in Doug’s crew. The gold standard for this sort of thing is Michael Mann’s Heat, which Affleck name-checked in a press conference last week at the Toronto Film Festival. The problem is, The Town isn’t Heat. Just as his character is caught between his feelings for Hall and the security of his buddies, Affleck spends most of his movie struggling to reconcile his directorial interests with the demands of the genre. He’s trying to make a character study about a violent man forced to consider a different way of life, but the studio wants car chases and shootouts. The result is an impeccably crafted but tonally wobbly studio picture that’s at war with itself from one scene to the next. Delicate scenes

When Easy A was announced as a Special Presentation at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, eyebrows went up. We don’t get a lot of teen comedies at TIFF, and with good reason: most of them are pandering tripe. Will Gluck’s chipper riff on The Scarlet Letter, in which a high school senior (Emma Stone) is branded a slut after a white lie about losing her virginity goes viral, occupies the same clearheaded space as 10 Things I Hate About You and Mean Girls. It’s a movie you can respect in the morning. Stone (Superbad, Zombieland) is terrific fun in her first lead, channelling the same confidence that Matthew Broderick brought to Ferris Bueller – and even quoting him on at least two occasions – while Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci do their best to steal the picture as her proudly eccentric parents. A scene where the three of them throw the phrase “bucket list” back and forth like a dodgeball may not do much to advance the plot, but the absurd delight the actors take in goofing around together makes it one of my favourite moments in any movie this year. Go see Easy A and see if it doesn’t grow on you, too.

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ALPHA AND OMEGA 3D (Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck) 88 min. See review, page 80. NNN (AD) Opens Sep 17 at 401 & Morningside, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Steeles, Grande - Yonge, Kennedy Commons 20, Queensway, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Mississauga, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24.

401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Steeles, Grande - Yonge, Kennedy Commons 20, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Mississauga, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Varsity, Yonge & Dundas 24

ANIMAL KINGDOM (David Michôd) is an engaging but inconsistent Melbourne gangster drama whose most intense exchanges take place in the Ma Barker-style family’s living room. Ticking time bomb Pope (Ben Mendelsohn) and his bankrobbing brothers are tough enough to war with police, but they’re still boys at home. Mama Cody, aka Smurf (a brilliant Jacki Weaver), is a nasty figure who’d just as soon fit one of her own for a toe tag as fix them some pancakes. Rookie director Michôd handles high drama and sudden shootouts like a pro, but whenever his plot runs thin, he gives in to tacky grandiosity. His excessive use of slow motion tries to give gravity to scenes that have little weight. 112 min. NN (RS) Carlton Cinema AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION (James Cam-

eron) is a special edition of Cameron’s scifi adventure blockbuster, with nine extra minutes. 171 min. Courtney Park 16, Kennedy Commons 20

CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE (Brad Peyton) is a sequel that only

infrequently sets its sights on spy-movie spoofery, preferring instead a string of dopey puns and low-impact animal chasthe best thing ever, but it’s a mostly compees. The action is indifferent and the jokes tent spin on the standard one-last-job thrillunfunny. 85 min. NN (NW) er, with a solid performance by Coliseum ScarborGeorge Clooney as the resoough, Eglinton lutely closed-off lead. Corbijn Town Centre, EXPANDED REVIEWS makes The American, his Kingsway Theatre nowtoronto.com second feature (following 2007’s stark Ian Curtis biopic, DESPICABLE ME Control), a gorgeous affair; (Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin) stars Steve there’s more Italian location porn here than Carell as the voice of a sneering schemer in Eat Pray Love. You can sink into the movwho adopts three girls as part of an elabie’s visuals without ever quite connecting to orate scheme to steal the moon. That subthe story – which is the reason The Amerplot provides the movie with its most enican never snaps into focus for its final gaging and entertaining moments; the movement. It’s pretty, but its heart never other stuff, with Gru’s tube-shaped minbeats as fast as it needs to. Some subtitles. ions jumping around at us in 3-D, is a lot 104 min. NNN (NW) less interesting. 95 min. NNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Canada Square, Coliseum Mississauga, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Empire Theatres at Empress Walk, Kennedy Commons 20, Queensway, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Mississauga, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24

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Paul Rudd as a would-be corporate player tasked with bringing an idiot to his bossy’s dinner party, and Steve Carell as his dangerously literal-minded guest. It’s disappointing to see Rudd stuck in a conventional straight-man role, but Carell gets every opportunity to explore his character’s demented innocence. Could be much funnier – and shorter. NNN (NW) Colossus, Kennedy Commons 20, Kingsway Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Mississauga

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(Will Gluck) 93 min. See review, page 79. NNNN (NW) Opens Sep 17 at 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Cumberland 4, Eglinton Town Centre, Empire Theatres at Empress Walk, Grande Steeles, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24.

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EAT PRAY LOVE (Ryan Murphy) offers audiences the chance to vicariously accompany Julia Roberts as she retraces author Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling odyssey of selfembiggenment, travelling from one impossibly photogenic, sun-drenched location to another in a profoundly monotonous travelogue. 139 min. NN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Canada Square, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Steeles, Grande - Yonge, Kennedy Commons 20, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Mississauga, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Varsity

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(Banksy) is the story of Thierry Guetta, who told everyone he was working on an epic documentary about street art but never got around to doing anything with the raw footage, leading the artist who calls himself Banksy to take over the project – while Guetta chose to reinvent himself as a street artist. Enormous fun. 87 min. NNNN (NW) Carlton Cinema

THE EXPENDABLES (Sylvester Stallone) is a deliberate throwback to cheesy 80s actioners like Commando and Cobra, with director/co-writer/star Stallone and a cast of tough guys mowing down (or blowing up) scores of anonymous extras in a Latin American banana republic. People who liked that sort of thing in 1986 will get the warm fuzzies; everyone else will find themselves trying to digest a big ol’ slab of cheese. 103 min. NN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Canada Square, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Empire Theatres at Empress Walk, Grande - Steeles, Kennedy Commons 20, Queensway, Rainbow Woodbine, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale FLIPPED (Rob Reiner) is a 1960s coming-ofage romance about two Michigan kids who spend years misunderstanding each other to a soundtrack of jukebox hits. It’s also a Hail Mary pass designed to remind continued on page 82 œ

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us that director, producer and co-screenwriter Reiner is the guy who made Stand By Me, not the guy who’s spent the last decade knocking out irrelevant studio junk like Rumor Has It and The Bucket List. Reiner’s creative atrophy is most evident in the movie’s unsteady tone, which swings clumsily from bittersweet nostalgia to feel-good pap within the space of a single line of dialogue, usually from John Mahoney as a widowed grandpa. Remember the days when Reiner could make Corey Feldman affecting? Yeah, I miss them, too. 90 min. NN (NW) Carlton Cinema

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Alfredson) is the second in the series adapting Stieg Larsson’s thrillers. Computer hacker Salander (Noomi Rapace) is the prime suspect in a triple murder, and Blumkvist must find her before the police do. Rapace is a knockout and the villains are creepy, but some plot devices are super-cheesy. See The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, now on DVD, first or you’ll be lost. Subtitled. 129 min. NNN (SGC) Canada Square, Carlton Cinema, Kennedy Commons 20, Kingsway Theatre

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(Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg) shows us a revealing, jam-packed year in the life of Rivers, who’s tireless, tenacious and hilarious even in her mid-70s. Directors Stern and Sundberg leave some areas of her personal life unexplored, along with some of her meaner routines. But you get the sense that Rivers’s life is her work, and she’s as hard on herself as she is on anyone else. 84 min. NNNN (GS) Kennedy Commons 20, Kingsway Theatre, Varsity

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(Todd Solondz) finds director Solondz in complete control in this disturbing film about love, sexual abuse and forgiveness. Trish (Allison Janney), still trying to get over her pedophile ex Bill (Ciarán Hinds), desperately wants a normal guy like Harvey (Michael Lerner). She still hasn’t figured out how to talk to her kids, especially 12-year-old Timmy (Dylan Riley Snyder). Her sisters are a mess, Joy (Shirley Henderson) attracted to pervs, TV writer Helen (a wired-up Ally Sheedy) crazed by her success. Solondz is back in Happiness territory, although this doesn’t really qualify as a sequel. The dialogue is brilliant, believable even as characters say completely inappropriate things, and the performances are spectacular. No one knows how to combine irony and emotion like Solondz – or humour and desperation, for that matter. Think a film about perversion can’t be funny? Go ahead, try not to laugh. 96 min. NNNNN (SGC) Cumberland 4

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a lead-footed, melodramatic biopic about Chinese dancer Li Cunxin, who visits America as Communism’s ballet prodigy but then refuses to return home, to the dismay of the Chinese Consulate. Beresford touches too briefly on some of the story’s ambiguities. At least there’s some fancy dancing. Some subtitles. 117 min. NN (RS) Canada Square Richet) features an intriguingly opaque performance by Vincent Cassel as French outlaw Jacques Mesrine, with director Richet moving assuredly through the first decade or so of his criminal career. As one half of a four-hour project, though, the movie doesn’t so much end as stop. Subtitled. 113 min. NNN (NW) Carlton Cinema

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(Gianni Di Gregorio) takes place over the Ferragosto holiday weekend, in a small Italian apartment where middle-aged Gianni (writer/director Di Gregorio) lives with his aged mother (Valeria De Franciscis) and ends up taking care of three other elderly women. The movie tells its simple story lightly and with great affection for its characters. Expect to come out hungry. Subtitled. 75 min. NNNN (NW) Mtnowtoronto.com/newsletters Pleasant

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haal’s duplicitous brother-in-law. It may be disposable entertainment, but it’s still entertaining. 109 min. NNN (NW) Canada Square, Carlton Cinema, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Steeles, Grande - Yonge, Kennedy Commons 20, Queensway, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Mississauga, Yonge & Dundas 24

The OTher Guys (Adam McKay) is a buddy-cop comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as a pair of mismatched New York detectives who stumble onto a massive corporate fraud case. As quasi-satirical action movies go, it’s no Hot Fuzz, but it’s a damn sight better than Cop Out. 107 min. NNN (NW) Canada Square, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Yonge, Kennedy Commons 20, Queensway, SilverCity Mississauga, Yonge & Dundas 24 PiraNha 3D (Alexandre Aja) provides featherweight fun for undemanding

12-year-old boys. Until the fanged fish chow down on busty bikini babes on spring break at a lakeside resort, we’re kept amused by the pleasures and perils of a porno crew on a yacht. Director Aja delivers cool-looking fish and the world’s first 3-D underwater girl-on-girl soft porn ballet. 85 min. NNN (AD) 401 & Morningside, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Empire Theatres at Empress Walk, Grande - Steeles, Queensway, Rainbow Woodbine, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Fairview

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(Elizabeth Allen) doesn’t just honour the world of Beverly Cleary’s books; it develops that world into a smart, winning and engaging movie that will appeal as much to parents as to the kids who’ve dragged them to the megaplex. 104 min. NNNN (NW) Kingsway Theatre

resiDeNT evil: afTerlife (Paul W.S. Anderson) has a brilliant opening, then settles into being a typical entry in the series (it’s the fourth), which means snappy zombie-killing action based on the franchise-launching video game and not much story. This time, our hero, Alice (Milla Jovovich), joins a group of survivors holed up in a prison. They’re all looking for Arcadia, whose radio broadcasts promise shelter and safety. But is Arcadia a trap? Director Anderson knows how to fling stuff in your eye, but he’s more in love with 3-D’s potential for creating vertiginous depth with plunging overhead shots. They hit their peak when Alice has a Die Hard moment involving a rooftop and a rope. 97 min. NNN (AD) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Empire Theatres at Empress Walk, Grande - Steeles, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale salT (Phillip Noyce) stars Angelina Jolie as

CIA agent Evelyn Salt, accused by a Russian defector of being a sleeper spy. It unfolds in a monotone of explosions and car chases, and the plot holes are ludicrous. If you’re gonna make an actioner with Angelina Jolie that isn’t sexy or funny, can you at least make it smart? 100 min. NN (SGC) Canada Square, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Empire Theatres at Empress Walk, Kennedy Commons 20, Kingsway Theatre, Queensway, Scotiabank Theatre, Varsity

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(Edgar Wright) is sheer pop delirium from the first frame to the last, as director and co-writer Wright turns Bryan Lee O’Malley’s six-part graphic novel into a hyper-stylized, vividly cinematic feat of genre fusion. It’s a love story, a kung-fu movie, an epic adventure and a rollicking slacker comedy, packed full of endearing performances and imaginative fight scenes. 112 min. NNNN (NW) Canada Square, Carlton Cinema, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Empire Theatres at Empress Walk, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Yonge

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(Juan Jose Campanella) travels back and forth through time, tracking retired Buenos Aires police investigator Esposito (sadeyed Ricardo Darín), who can’t let go of a 20-year-old case of rape and murder. A superbly complex meditation on memory, passion and regret. Subtitled. 129 min. NNNN (SGC)

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The Sorcerer’S ApprenTice (Jon Turtel-

taub) is a silly effects comedy with Nicolas Cage making wizard hands opposite a squirming Jay Baruchel. The big effects sequences are realized well enough, but the real entertainment value is in the performances. 108 min. nnn (NW) Kennedy Commons 20

STep Up 3D (Jon Chu) is a step backwards for the franchise. The choreographed sequences are energetic, eye-popping and range widely in style, and the 3-D adds texture and is only occasionally gimmicky. The story about an upcoming dance battle, however, is simply mind-numbingly bad. 104 min. nn (GS) Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Yonge, Kennedy Commons 20, Queensway, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24 The SwiTch (Josh Gordon, Will Speck) is

supposed to be a comedy about unexpected fatherhood, but it never finds an acceptable tone. Jason Bateman goes for broad laughs, while Jennifer Aniston dons that same flinty mask she sported in The Break-Up and The Bounty Hunter. No one’s idea of a good time. 101 min. nn (NW) Canada Square, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Yonge, Kennedy Commons 20, Queensway, SilverCity Mississauga, Varsity, Yonge & Dundas 24

The TwilighT SAgA: eclipSe (David Slade) offers some welcome backstory, a couple of twists and a well-filmed climactic battle to the overlong series, but mostly it’s brooding, bare chests and banal dialogue. In the tiresome BellaEdward-Jacob triangle, only Robert Pattinson shows any kind of inner life beneath Edward’s (sparkly) skin. And Dakota Fanning’s almost as much fun as Michael Sheen was as a Volturi baddie. 121 min. nn (GS) Empire Theatres at Empress Walk, Kennedy Commons 20 VAmpireS SUck (Jason Friedberg, Aaron

Seltzer) is a mediocre Twilight parody whose overworked gag is the slow-motion yearning look between the mopey teenaged girl and the vampire boyfriend who loves her too much to bite her. Now and then the movie erupts into silly fun, but like the original, Vampires Suck wastes too much time on fun-free exposition. 80 min. nn (AD) Rainbow Promenade, SilverCity Mississauga

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TAkerS (John Luessenhop) is a moderately entertaining caper flick about a gang of professional thieves whose armoured-car job goes wrong while the cop on the case slowly closes in. The job, the foot chase that follows it and, later, a hotel room shootout provide some lively moments, though you’ve seen it done better in the Bourne trilogy and John Woo movies. On the other hand, the soft-focus, backlit, slomo death of two of the gang brought howls of laughter from a preview audience. The characters are paper-thin, and the acting among the thieves – Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Michael Ealy, Tip “T.I’.”Harris and Idris Elba – a matter of looking like GQ models in upper-management suits. 115 min. nnn (AD) 401 & Morningside, Canada Square, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Empire Theatres at Empress Walk, Grande - Steeles, Queensway, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24

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the Army conspiracy designed to hide the fact that Pat Tillman, who left pro football to fight in Afghanistan, was killed by friendly fire. An inspiring story about a family who fought back, but too much detail leaches the film of its primary emotions, so that you walk away more sad than enraged. 94 min. nnn (SGC) Carlton Cinema, Cumberland 4

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100 VOICES: A JOURNEY HOME Mon 7:00 THE AMERICAN (14A) Thu 1:00 4:00 7:10 10:00 Fri-Wed 1:00, 4:00, 7:10, 9:50 EAT PRAY LOVE (PG) Thu 12:30 3:40 6:50 10:05 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 10:00 GET LOW (PG) Thu 1:10, 3:50 Mon 12:45, 3:35 Tue-Wed 12:45, 3:35, 6:20, 9:10 I AM LOVE (18A) Thu 12:40 3:30 6:30 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20 INCEPTION (PG) Thu 2:50, 6:20, 9:50 Fri-Wed 2:30, 6:10, 9:40 JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK (14A) Thu 1:30, 4:10, 6:40, 9:00 Fri-Tue 1:30, 4:20, 6:40, 9:00 Wed 1:30, 4:20 SALT (PG) Mon-Wed 1:10, 4:10, 6:55, 9:30 THE TOWN (14A) Fri-Wed 12:50, 3:50, 7:00, 10:10

DESPICABLE ME (PG) Thu 4:45, 7:00, 9:20 Fri 4:20, 6:35 Sat-Sun 1:50, 4:20, 6:35 Mon-Wed 6:50 EAT PRAY LOVE (PG) Fri 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 Sat-Sun 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 Mon-Wed 6:40, 9:45 THE EXPENDABLES (18A) Fri 5:10, 7:30, 9:50 Sat-Sun 2:45, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50 Mon-Wed 7:40, 10:00 THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (18A) Thu 4:00, 6:55, 9:45 THE LAST EXORCISM (14A) Thu 4:50, 7:20, 9:30 MAO’S LAST DANCER (PG) Thu 4:25, 7:10, 9:50 Fri 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Mon-Wed 6:45, 9:25 NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (G) Thu 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Fri 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Mon-Wed 6:30, 9:00 THE OTHER GUYS (14A) Thu 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 Fri 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Sat-Sun 2:00, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Mon-Wed 7:00, 9:30 SALT (PG) Thu 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (PG) Fri 4:30, 7:15, 9:55 Sat-Sun 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55 Mon-Wed 7:10, 9:50 THE SWITCH (PG) Thu 4:20, 6:45, 9:15 Fri-Sun 7:20, 9:45 Mon-Wed 7:20, 9:40 TAKERS (14A) Fri-Sun 9:00 Mon-Wed 9:15 TOY STORY 3 (G) Fri 4:50 Sat-Sun 2:15, 4:50

VIP SCREENINGS

THE AMERICAN (14A) Thu 1:15 4:15 6:35 9:05 Fri-Wed 1:15, 4:05, 6:35, 9:05 GET LOW (PG) Fri-Sun 1:05, 3:45, 6:15, 9:15 INCEPTION (PG) Thu 12:35, 3:35, 6:45, 9:55 Mon-Wed 1:45, 5:00, 8:30 SALT (PG) Thu 1:05, 3:55, 6:15, 9:25 THE SWITCH (PG) 1:35, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35 THE TOWN (14A) Fri-Wed 12:35, 3:25, 6:45, 9:45

RAINBOW MARKET SQUARE (I) YONGE & DUNDAS 24 (AMC) MARKET SQUARE, 80 FRONT ST E, 416-494-9371 THE AMERICAN (14A) 1:30, 3:50, 7:05, 9:30 Fri-Sat 11:40 late DEVIL (14A) 1:10, 3:45, 6:45, 9:10 Fri-Sat 12:00 late EASY A (14A) 1:25, 4:00, 7:15, 9:40 Fri-Sat 11:50 late EAT PRAY LOVE (PG) Thu 3:40, 9:40 GOING THE DISTANCE (14A) Thu 4:00, 7:15, 9:45 INCEPTION (PG) Thu 12:40, 3:35, 6:40, 9:35 RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (18A) Thu 1:15, 4:10, 6:55, 9:20 Fri-Sat 1:15, 4:10, 6:55, 9:45, 11:55 Sun-Wed 1:15, 4:10, 6:55, 9:45 SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (PG) Thu 1:10, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 Fri-Sat 6:30, 9:20, 11:35 Sun-Wed 6:30, 9:20 THE TOWN (14A) 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:35 Fri-Sat 12:05 late TOY STORY 3 (G) Fri-Wed 12:50, 3:35

8:30, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00 Sat-Sun 11:35, 12:20, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 4:15, 5:00, 5:45, 6:45, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00 Mon-Tue 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 8:45, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 Wed 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:00, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 8:45, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 GREEN ZONE (14A) Wed 3:05, 5:40 THE LAST EXORCISM (14A) Thu 2:20, 3:40, 4:40, 6:00, 7:00, 8:20, 9:15, 10:40 Fri-Sun 6:00, 8:20, 10:40 Mon 3:00, 3:50, 5:15, 6:00, 8:20, 10:40 Tue-Wed 3:00, 3:50, 5:15, 6:00, 7:30, 8:20, 9:50, 10:40 MACHETE (18A) Thu 2:15, 3:00, 5:00, 5:40, 7:45, 8:20, 10:20, 10:50 Fri 3:00, 5:40, 8:20, 10:50 Sat-Sun 12:15, 3:00, 5:40, 8:20, 10:50 Mon-Wed 2:05, 3:05, 4:40, 5:40, 7:20, 8:20, 9:50, 10:50 NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (G) Thu 2:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35 Mon-Tue 3:05, 5:40, 8:20, 10:50 Wed 8:20, 10:50 THE OTHER GUYS (14A) Thu, Mon-Wed 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:10 Fri-Sun 5:00, 7:40, 10:10 STEP UP 3D (PG) Thu 10:45 THE SWITCH (PG) Thu 2:50, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40 Fri 2:10, 4:30, 7:00 Sat-Sun 11:20, 2:10, 4:30, 7:00 Mon-Wed 2:10, 4:30, 7:00, 9:40 TAKERS (14A) Thu-Fri 2:00, 4:30, 7:20, 10:00 Sat-Sun 11:15, 2:00, 4:30, 7:20, 10:00 Mon-Wed 2:00, 3:45, 4:45, 6:35, 7:35, 9:30, 10:30 THE TOWN (14A) Fri 1:45, 2:45, 4:00, 5:15, 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, 9:15, 10:30, 11:15 Sat-Sun 11:00, 11:45, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 4:00, 5:15, 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, 9:15, 10:30, 11:15 Mon 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 7:15, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 10:30, 11:00 Tue 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 10:30, 11:00 Wed 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 4:30, 5:30, 6:00, 7:30, 8:30, 9:00, 10:30, 11:00 TOY STORY 3 (G) Fri 2:00 Sat-Sun 11:00, 2:00 TOY STORY 3 3D (G) Thu 3:20, 5:45, 8:15 Mon-Wed 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:10 THE VIRGINITY HIT (18A) Fri-Sun 9:30 WE ARE FAMILY (PG) Thu 2:30, 5:15, 8:00, 10:45

10 DUNDAS ST E, 416-335-5323

ALPHA AND OMEGA (PG) Mon-Wed 2:50, 5:15, 7:25, 9:50 ALPHA AND OMEGA 3-D (PG) Fri 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:20 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:20 Mon-Wed 2:00, 4:20, 6:45, 9:05 THE AMERICAN (14A) Thu 2:00, 3:00, 4:45, 5:45, 7:30, 8:30, 9:55, 10:55 Fri 3:00, 5:45, 8:30, 10:55 Sat-Sun 12:20, 3:00, 5:45, 8:30, 10:55 Mon-Wed 2:10, 3:00, 4:45, 5:45, 7:30, 8:30, 9:55, 10:55 DABANGG (14A) Thu-Fri, Mon, Wed 2:25, 5:20, 8:10, 10:45 Sat-Sun 11:30, 2:25, 5:20, 8:10, 10:45 Tue 2:25, 10:45 DESPICABLE ME (PG) Fri 3:10 Sat-Sun 12:15, 3:10 DESPICABLE ME 3D (PG) Thu 3:50, 6:40, 9:35 Mon-Wed 2:20, 5:10, 8:00, 10:40 EASY A (14A) Fri 1:45, 2:15, 3:00, 4:15, 5:00, 5:45, 6:45, 7:30,

MT PLEASANT (I)

675 MT PLEASANT RD, 416-489-8484 THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (18A) Fri-Sat 8:55 Sun 7:00 MID-AUGUST LUNCH (G) Thu-Sat, Tue-Wed 7:00 Sun 4:30

REGENT THEATRE (I) 551 MT PLEASANT RD, 416-480-9884

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (18A) Fri-Sat 9:10 Sun, Tue 7:00 THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (14A) Thu, Wed 7:00 Fri-Sat 6:45 Sun 4:15

SILVERCITY YONGE (CE) 2300 YONGE ST, 416-544-1236

ALPHA AND OMEGA 3-D (PG) Fri-Sat 1:10, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20

Sun-Tue 1:10, 3:40, 6:30, 9:00 Wed 1:15, 3:40, 6:30, 9:00 THE AMERICAN (14A) Thu 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9:15 Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30 Sun-Tue 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:15 Wed 4:00, 6:40, 9:15 DESPICABLE ME 3D (PG) Thu 12:40, 3:30 DEVIL (14A) Fri-Sat 2:30, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10 Sun-Wed 2:30, 5:00, 7:45, 10:00 EASY A (14A) Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 Sun-Mon, Wed 1:45, 4:20, 7:00, 9:30 Tue 2:10, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 EAT PRAY LOVE (PG) Thu 12:30, 3:40, 6:45, 9:55 THE EXPENDABLES (18A) Thu 2:00, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50 GOING THE DISTANCE (14A) Thu 1:20, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 FriSat 1:15, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20 Sun-Tue 1:30, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20 Wed 4:10, 6:45, 9:20 INCEPTION (PG) Thu 2:30 6:20 9:45 Fri-Wed 2:45, 6:20, 9:40 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES (PG) Thu 7:00 MACHETE (18A) Thu 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:40 Fri-Sat 2:00, 4:45, 7:20, 9:55 Sun-Wed 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:00 RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (18A) Thu 2:15, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 Fri-Sat 2:15, 5:00, 7:30, 10:15 Sun-Wed 2:00, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50 SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (PG) Thu 6:20, 9:00 TAKERS (14A) Thu 1:00, 4:00, 9:25 THE TOWN (14A) Fri-Sat 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 Sun-Tue 1:00, 3:50, 6:50, 9:45 Wed 1:10, 3:50, 6:50, 9:45

Metro

West End KINGSWAY THEATRE (I) 3030 BLOOR ST W, 416-232-1939

CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE (G) Thu 1:30 Fri-Sun 11:00 DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS (14A) Thu 9:30 GET LOW (PG) Thu 5:15 Fri-Wed 3:30 THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (18A) Thu 3:00 MonWed 11:00 I AM LOVE (18A) Thu 7:15 Fri-Wed 1:15, 7:15 JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK (14A) Fri-Wed 5:30 RAMONA AND BEEZUS (G) Thu 11:30 SALT (PG) Fri-Wed 9:30

QUEENSWAY (CE)

1025 THE QUEENSWAY, QEW & ISLINGTON, 416-503-0424 ALPHA AND OMEGA 3-D (PG) Fri-Wed 1:10, 4:20, 7:15, 9:55 THE AMERICAN (14A) Thu 12:35, 3:40, 6:40, 10:00 Fri-Wed 12:25, 3:15, 6:30, 9:20 DESPICABLE ME 3D (PG) 1:15, 3:55, 6:35 Thu 9:15 late DEVIL (14A) Fri-Tue 12:50, 3:10, 5:35, 8:00, 10:30 Wed 12:50, 3:10, 5:35, 8:00, 10:35 EASY A (14A) Fri-Tue 1:00, 1:50, 3:50, 4:40, 6:40, 7:30, 9:30, 10:10 Wed 1:50, 3:50, 4:40, 6:40, 7:30, 9:30, 10:10 EAT PRAY LOVE (PG) Thu 12:40, 4:00, 7:20, 10:40 Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:50, 7:10, 10:30 THE EXPENDABLES (18A) Thu 12:30, 3:30, 6:20, 9:45 Fri-Sat, Mon-Wed 12:35, 3:20, 6:20, 9:45 Sun 12:35, 3:20, 9:45 GOING THE DISTANCE (14A) Thu 1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:40 FriTue 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40 Wed 4:10, 6:55, 9:40 INCEPTION (PG) 12:20, 3:40, 7:05, 10:35 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES (PG) Thu 7:00 THE LAST EXORCISM (14A) 7:40, 10:15 Thu 2:30, 5:10 mat MACHETE (18A) Thu 1:25 4:40 7:45 10:25 Fri-Wed 1:25, 4:25, 7:25, 10:05 NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (G) Thu 1:40, 4:20, 7:10 Fri-Wed 2:00, 4:50 THE OTHER GUYS (14A) Thu 12:45, 3:35, 6:25, 9:30 Fri-Sat, Mon-Wed 3:35, 6:25, 9:25 Sun 3:35, 6:25 PIRANHA 3D (18A) Thu 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (18A) Thu 1:30, 2:00, 4:15, 5:00, 7:00, 7:50, 9:50, 10:30 Fri-Wed 2:10, 5:00, 7:50, 10:25 RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (18A) Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:50 SALT (PG) Thu 12:25, 3:15, 6:10, 9:00 SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (PG) Thu 9:55 Fri-Wed 9:15 STEP UP 3D (PG) Thu 9:35 THE SWITCH (PG) Thu 1:00, 4:05, 10:05 Fri-Tue 12:40, 3:25, 6:15, 9:10 Wed 12:40, 3:25, 10:20

TAKERS (14A) 1:45, 4:35, 7:35, 10:20 THE TOWN (14A) Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:45, 6:50, 10:00 TOY STORY 3 (G) Fri-Wed 12:45 TOY STORY 3 3D (G) Thu 12:55, 3:45, 6:45 WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS - 2010 Sun 8:00

RAINBOW WOODBINE (I)

WOODBINE CENTRE, 500 REXDALE BLVD, 416-213-1998 ALPHA AND OMEGA (PG) Fri-Wed 12:40, 2:45, 4:50, 7:10, 9:15 THE AMERICAN (14A) Thu 12:55, 3:50, 6:50, 9:15 DEVIL (14A) Fri-Wed 1:05, 4:10, 6:55, 9:20 EASY A (14A) Fri-Wed 12:40, 2:50, 5:00, 7:15, 9:40 THE EXPENDABLES (18A) Thu 1:05, 4:10, 6:55, 9:25 GOING THE DISTANCE (14A) Thu 1:00, 4:05, 7:10, 9:40 THE LAST EXORCISM (14A) Thu 9:45 MACHETE (18A) Thu 12:50, 3:55, 6:45, 9:35 NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (G) Thu 12:30 2:45 5:05 7:25 Fri-Wed 2:45, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35 PIRANHA 3D (18A) 12:35, 3:45, 7:05, 9:10 RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (18A) 1:30, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45 TAKERS (14A) 1:15, 4:00, 7:00, 9:30 THE TOWN (14A) Fri-Wed 12:50, 3:55, 6:45, 9:25 TOY STORY 3 (G) Fri-Wed 12:30

East End BEACH CINEMAS (AA) 1651 QUEEN ST E, 416-699-5971

THE AMERICAN (14A) Thu 7:30, 10:10 Fri 4:15, 7:10, 9:50 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 9:50 Mon-Wed 7:10, 9:50 DEVIL (14A) 7:30, 9:40 Fri 4:30 mat Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:30 mat EASY A (14A) 7:40, 10:10 Fri 4:45 mat Sat-Sun 1:45, 4:45 mat EAT PRAY LOVE (PG) Thu 6:50, 10:00 THE EXPENDABLES (18A) Thu 7:00, 9:40 INCEPTION (PG) 6:40, 10:00 Sat-Sun 2:45 mat THE LAST EXORCISM (14A) Thu 7:10, 9:30 RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (18A) Thu 7:20, 9:50 Fri 4:00, 7:00, 9:30 Sat-Sun 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:30 Mon-Wed 7:00, 9:30 THE TOWN (14A) 6:50, 9:45 Fri 3:50 mat Sat-Sun 12:50, 3:50 mat

North York EMPIRE THEATRES AT EMPRESS WALK (ET) 5095 YONGE ST, 416-223-9550

DESPICABLE ME (PG) Thu 1:50, 4:20 DEVIL (14A) 2:40, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30 Fri-Sat 11:35 late EASY A (14A) 2:50, 5:20, 7:40, 10:05 Fri-Sat 11:59 late ENCIRCLEMENT Fri-Sun 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 Mon-Wed 1:15, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 THE EXPENDABLES (18A) Thu 7:10, 9:40 INCEPTION (PG) 1:20, 4:30, 8:00 Fri-Sat 11:10 late MACHETE (18A) Thu 2:10, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Fri-Sat 2:00, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40, 11:50 Sun-Wed 2:00, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 PIRANHA 3D (18A) Thu 3:00, 5:10, 7:40, 9:50 RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D (18A) Thu 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 Fri-Sat 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50, 11:55 Sun-Wed 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50 SALT (PG) Thu 2:50 5:20 7:50 10:10 Fri-Wed 3:00, 5:30, 7:50, 10:15 SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (PG) Thu 2:00 4:40 7:45 10:20 Fri-Wed 2:10, 4:50, 7:45, 10:20 TAKERS (14A) Thu 1:30, 4:10, 7:00, 9:30 Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20, 11:40 Sun-Wed 1:45, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20 TOY STORY 3 3D (G) Thu 1:25, 4:00, 6:40, 9:05 Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10, 11:30 Sun-Tue 1:30, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 Wed 4:10, 9:45 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (PG) Thu 1:15, 4:05, 6:50, 9:35

GRANDE - YONGE (CE) 4861 YONGE ST, 416-590-9974

100 VOICES: A JOURNEY HOME Mon 7:00 ALPHA AND OMEGA 3-D (PG) 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Sat-Sun 1:20 mat THE AMERICAN (14A) Thu 4:10, 7:10, 9:45 Fri, Mon-Wed 3:40, 6:40, 9:40 Sat-Sun 12:50, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40 EAT PRAY LOVE (PG) 5:00, 8:40 Sat-Sun 2:00 mat GET LOW (PG) Thu 3:45, 6:25, 9:25 GOING THE DISTANCE (14A) Thu 4:20, 6:50, 9:40 Fri, TueWed 4:20, 7:10, 9:50 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50 Mon 4:20, 9:50 THE INFIDEL (14A) Thu 3:50 6:40 9:20 Fri-Wed 3:50, 6:30, 9:20 Sat-Sun 1:10 mat THE LAST EXORCISM (14A) Thu 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Fri-Sat 7:30, 10:10 Sun, Tue-Wed 7:30, 10:00 Mon 10:00 NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (G) Thu 3:40, 6:30, 9:30 Fri, Mon-Wed 3:30 Sat-Sun 12:40, 3:30 THE OTHER GUYS (14A) 4:30, 7:20, 10:05 Sat-Sun 1:40 mat STEP UP 3D (PG) Thu 4:40, 7:15, 10:00 Fri, Mon-Wed 4:25, 7:05, 9:55 Sat-Sun 1:35, 4:25, 7:05, 9:55 THE SWITCH (PG) Thu 4:00, 7:00, 9:35 Fri, Mon-Wed 4:05, 6:55, 9:45 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4:05, 6:55, 9:45 THE TOWN (14A) 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 Sat-Sun 1:00 mat continued on page 88 œ


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Fairview Mall, 1800 Sheppard ave e, 416-644-7746 AlphA And OmegA 3-d (PG) Fri-Sun 12:30, 3:40, 6:30, 9:10 Mon-wed 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 The AmericAn (14A) thu 1:15, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20 Fri-Sun 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20 Mon-wed 1:00, 3:50, 6:45, 9:15 despicAble me (PG) Fri-Sun 12:45, 4:20 Mon-wed 1:10, 3:40 despicAble me 3d (PG) thu 1:30, 4:20, 6:50 devil (14A) Fri-Sun 2:00, 4:50, 7:40, 10:20 Mon-wed 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 9:40 eAsy A (14A) Fri-Sun 1:45, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00 Mon-wed 1:50, 4:30, 7:00, 9:20 The expendAbles (18A) thu 12:45, 4:50, 7:20, 9:55 gOing The disTAnce (14A) thu 1:00, 4:00, 6:35, 9:10 Fri-Sun 10:10 Mon-wed 9:50 incepTiOn (PG) thu 2:45, 6:30, 9:50 Fri-Sun 12:00, 3:30, 6:50 Mon-wed 2:30, 6:30 lAdies And genTlemen, The rOlling sTOnes (PG) thu 7:00 The lAsT exOrcism (14A) thu 2:30, 4:45, 9:40 Fri-Sun 7:10, 9:40 Mon-wed 7:40, 10:10 mAcheTe (18A) thu 2:15, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 pirAnhA 3d (18A) thu 9:15 residenT evil: AfTerlife 3d (18A) thu 1:45, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 Fri-Sun 1:15, 4:10, 7:15, 9:50 Mon-wed 1:20, 4:00, 6:55, 9:30 TAkers (14A) thu 2:00, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45 Fri-Sun 12:15, 4:00, 7:00, 9:30 Mon-wed 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00 The TOwn (14A) Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 Mon-wed 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 10:15

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ColiSeuM SCarborough (Ce) SCarborough town Centre, 416-290-5217

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eglinton town Centre (Ce) 1901 eglinton ave e, 416-752-4494

AlphA And OmegA 3-d (PG) 4:30, 7:05, 9:45 Fri-Sun 1:50 mat The AmericAn (14A) thu 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 Fri-Sun 1:15, 3:55, 6:45, 9:40 Mon-wed 3:55, 6:45, 9:40 cATs & dOgs: The revenge Of kiTTy gAlOre 3d (G) thu 3:40, 6:40 Fri-Sun 1:20, 3:45, 6:15 Mon-wed 3:45, 6:15 devil (14A) 4:20, 7:00, 9:30 Fri-Sun 2:00 mat eAsy A (14A) 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 Fri-Sun 1:25 mat eAT prAy lOve (PG) thu 3:55, 7:05, 10:15 Fri-Sun 12:55, 4:05, 7:15, 10:25 Mon-wed 4:05, 7:15, 10:25 The expendAbles (18A) thu 4:35, 7:15, 9:50 Fri-Sun 2:05, 4:40, 7:25, 10:00 Mon-wed 4:40, 7:25, 10:00 gOing The disTAnce (14A) thu 3:45, 6:45, 9:25 incepTiOn (PG) thu 4:50, 8:10 Fri-Sun 2:15, 6:25, 10:05 Monwed 6:25, 10:05 lAdies And genTlemen, The rOlling sTOnes (PG) thu 7:00 The lAsT exOrcism (14A) thu 4:20, 7:20, 9:55 Fri-Sat 4:25, 7:10, 9:35 Sun 4:25, 9:35 mAcheTe (18A) thu 4:45, 7:35, 10:25 Fri-Sat 1:05, 3:40, 6:35, 9:20 Sun 1:05, 3:40, 6:35 Mon-wed 3:40, 6:35, 9:20 nAnny mcphee reTUrns (G) thu 4:05, 6:55 Fri-Sun 1:55, 4:45, 7:30 Mon-wed 4:45, 7:30 The OTher gUys (14A) thu 3:35, 6:35, 9:20 pirAnhA 3d (18A) thu 4:55, 7:40, 10:10 Fri-wed 9:00 residenT evil: AfTerlife (18A) thu 4:30, 7:50, 10:30 Fri-Sun 1:00, 3:30, 6:20, 9:15 Mon-wed 3:30, 6:20, 9:15 residenT evil: AfTerlife 3d (18A) thu 4:00, 7:00, 9:40 Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:00, 6:50, 9:50 Mon-wed 4:00, 6:50, 9:50 sA ‘yO lAmAng 4:50, 7:40, 10:20 Fri-Sun 2:10 mat sAlT (PG) thu 9:45 scOTT pilgrim vs. The wOrld (PG) thu 4:10, 7:10, 10:00 sTep Up 3d (PG) thu 9:15 The swiTch (PG) thu 3:50, 9:30 Fri-wed 10:10 TAkers (14A) thu 3:30, 6:30, 9:35 Fri-Sun 1:40, 4:15, 6:55, 9:55 Mon-wed 4:15, 6:55, 9:55 The TOwn (14A) 4:10, 7:20, 10:30 Fri-Sun 1:10 mat TOy sTOry 3 (G) Fri-Sun 1:45 wwe nighT Of chAmpiOns - 2010 Sun 8:00

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late Sat-Sun 12:45 mat The expendAbles (18A) 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05 Sat-Sun 12:25 mat geT lOw (PG) 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:35 Sat-Sun 12:05 mat The girl whO plAyed wiTh fire (18A) thu 3:50 6:50 9:45 Fri-wed 3:50, 6:50, 9:40 Sat-Sun 12:50 mat gOing The disTAnce (14A) 2:30, 5:00, 7:25, 9:50 thu 4:00 mat, 6:25, 8:50 late Sat-Sun 12:00 mat JOAn rivers: A piece Of wOrk (14A) thu 3:15, 5:20, 7:20, 9:30 The lAsT exOrcism (14A) 3:25, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55 Sat-Sun 11:05, 1:15 mat nAnny mcphee reTUrns (G) thu 2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 Friwed 2:05, 4:30, 6:55, 9:30 Sat-Sun 11:25 mat The OTher gUys (14A) 2:25, 4:55, 7:35, 10:00 Sat-Sun 11:55 mat sAlT (PG) 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55 Sat-Sun 12:30 mat The sOrcerer’s ApprenTice (PG) 2:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35 SatSun 11:35 mat sTep Up 3d (PG) 2:25, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Sat-Sun 11:55 mat The swiTch (PG) 2:40, 5:05, 7:25, 9:50 Sat-Sun 12:15 mat The TwilighT sAgA: eclipse (PG) thu 4:25, 7:10, 9:55 we Are fAmily (PG) 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 10:00 Sat-Sun 11:40 mat

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ColiSeuM MiSSiSSauga (Ce) Square one, 309 rathburn rd w, 905-275-3456

despicAble me 3d (PG) thu 12:40 3:20 6:20 9:00 Fri-wed 12:30, 3:00, 6:10, 9:00 devil (14A) Fri-Sat 2:10, 5:10, 7:50, 10:20 Sun-wed 2:10, 5:10, 7:50, 10:05 eAsy A (14A) Fri-tue 1:00, 3:40, 7:00, 9:50 wed 3:40, 7:00, 9:50 The expendAbles (18A) thu 1:40 4:30 7:20 10:00 Fri-wed 1:40, 4:20, 7:20, 10:10 incepTiOn (PG) 1:30, 5:00, 8:30 thu 2:30 mat, 6:15, 9:45 late incepTiOn: The imAx experience (PG) Fri-wed 2:30, 6:30, 10:00 mAcheTe (18A) thu 1:50, 4:50, 7:40, 10:15 Fri-tue 1:50, 4:50, 7:40, 10:25 wed 1:50, 10:15 pirAnhA (18A) thu 2:10, 5:15, 7:50, 10:05 residenT evil: AfTerlife (18A) thu 1:00, 2:00, 3:50, 4:45, 6:50, 7:45, 9:45, 10:15 Fri-Sat 1:10, 2:00, 3:50, 4:40, 6:50, 7:45, 9:40, 10:30 Sun-wed 1:10, 2:00, 3:50, 4:40, 6:50, 7:45, 9:40, 10:15 sAlT (PG) thu 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:55 scOTT pilgrim vs. The wOrld (PG) thu 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:40 Fri-wed 12:40, 3:20, 6:20, 9:30 sTep Up 3d (PG) thu 1:45, 4:40, 7:30, 10:10 Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, 10:15 Sun-wed 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, 10:10 TAkers (14A) thu 1:10, 4:00, 7:00, 9:50 Fri-tue 1:20, 4:00, 7:10, 10:05 wed 4:00, 7:10, 10:05 TOy sTOry 3 (G) thu 12:45, 3:30, 6:40, 9:30 Fri-Sat 12:50, 3:30, 6:40, 9:20 Sun 12:50, 3:30 wwe nighT Of chAmpiOns - 2010 Sun 8:00

Courtney park 16 (aMC)

110 Courtney park e at hurontario, 888-262-4386 AlphA And OmegA 3-d (PG) 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:45 Fri-Sun 11:00 mat The AmericAn (14A) thu 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10 Fri-Sun 10:20, 1:20, 4:15, 7:20, 10:20 Mon-wed 1:20, 4:15, 7:20, 10:20 AvATAr: speciAl ediTiOn (PG) thu 6:30, 10:20 despicAble me 3d (PG) thu 1:00, 3:40 devil (14A) thu 12:01 Fri-Sun 10:45, 12:15, 1:15, 2:40, 3:45, 5:15, 6:15, 7:45, 8:45, 10:15, 11:15 Mon-wed 1:15, 2:40, 3:45, 5:15, 6:15, 7:45, 8:45, 10:15, 11:15 eAsy A (14A) thu 12:01 Fri-Sun 11:50, 2:45, 5:25, 8:10, 10:55 Mon-wed 2:45, 5:25, 8:10, 10:55 eAT prAy lOve (PG) thu 3:35, 7:10, 10:35 Fri-wed 1:00, 7:10 The expendAbles (18A) thu 1:35, 4:25, 7:25, 10:25 Fri-Sun 11:30, 5:10, 11:15 Mon-wed 5:10, 11:15 gOing The disTAnce (14A) thu 1:05, 4:05, 7:00 Fri-Sun 10:40, 1:35, 4:40, 7:40, 10:40 Mon-wed 1:35, 4:40, 7:40, 10:40 incepTiOn (PG) thu 3:25, 7:05, 10:40 Fri-Sun 11:10, 2:55, 6:30, 10:10 Mon-wed 2:55, 6:30, 10:10 The lAsT exOrcism (14A) thu 1:30, 2:05, 4:10, 4:40, 6:50, 7:20, 9:30 Fri-Sun 11:45, 2:30, 5:20, 8:05, 10:50 Mon-wed 2:30, 5:20, 8:05, 10:50 mAcheTe (18A) thu 2:15, 5:15, 8:15, 11:15 Fri-Sun 11:05, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 11:00 Mon-wed 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 11:00 nAnny mcphee reTUrns (G) thu 1:40 The OTher gUys (14A) thu 1:55, 4:55, 7:50, 10:55 Fri-Sun 10:05, 1:10, 4:10, 7:05, 10:05 Mon-wed 1:10, 4:10, 7:05, 10:05 pirAnhA 3d (18A) thu 2:40, 5:25, 8:10, 11:05 Fri-Sun 10:15, 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:30, 11:10 Mon-wed 3:15, 5:45, 8:30, 11:10 residenT evil: AfTerlife 3d (18A) thu 2:00, 4:50, 7:35, 10:30 Fri-Sun 11:55, 2:50, 5:30, 8:15, 11:05 Mon-wed 2:50, 5:30, 8:15, 11:05 sAlT (PG) thu 1:45, 4:35, 7:30 Fri-Sun 10:10, 4:25, 10:35 Monwed 4:25, 10:35 scOTT pilgrim vs. The wOrld (PG) thu 4:45, 7:45, 10:50 The swiTch (PG) thu 1:45, 4:35, 7:30, 10:20 Fri-wed 2:25, 8:20 TAkers (14A) thu 2:10, 5:05, 8:05, 11:00 Fri-wed 1:30, 4:30, 7:25, 10:25 The TOwn (14A) thu 12:01 Fri-Sun 10:00, 1:05, 4:05, 7:15, 10:30 Mon-wed 1:05, 4:05, 7:15, 10:30

SilverCity MiSSiSSauga (Ce) hwy 5, eaSt oF hwy 403, 905-569-3373

AlphA And OmegA 3-d (PG) 4:20, 7:00, 9:40 Fri-Sun 1:50 mat The AmericAn (14A) thu 4:10, 7:20, 9:55 Fri-Sun 1:20, 4:30, 7:30, 10:10 Mon-wed 4:30, 7:30, 10:00 despicAble me 3d (PG) thu 4:00, 6:40, 9:20 Fri-Sun 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20 Mon-wed 3:50, 6:40, 9:20

dinner fOr schmUcks (14A) thu 3:50, 9:40 eAT prAy lOve (PG) thu, Mon-wed 3:30, 6:50, 9:55 Fri-Sun 12:20, 3:30, 6:50, 10:05 incepTiOn (PG) thu 4:15, 8:00 Fri-Sun 1:30, 5:00, 9:00 Monwed 5:00, 9:00 lAdies And genTlemen, The rOlling sTOnes (PG) thu 7:00 The lAsT exOrcism (14A) thu 4:50, 7:45, 10:00 nAnny mcphee reTUrns (G) 3:40, 6:30, 9:10 Fri-Sun 12:40 mat The OTher gUys (14A) thu 4:30, 7:30, 10:00 Fri-Sun 1:40, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00 Mon-wed 4:40, 7:20, 9:55 The swiTch (PG) thu 4:20, 7:10, 9:45 Fri-Sun 1:10, 4:10, 6:45, 9:30 Mon-wed 4:10, 6:45, 9:30 The TOwn (14A) Fri-Sun 1:00, 4:00, 7:10, 10:15 Mon-wed 4:00, 7:10, 10:00 vAmpires sUck (PG) thu 4:40, 7:40, 9:50 Fri-Sat 2:00, 4:50, 7:40, 9:50 Sun 2:00, 4:50 Mon-wed 4:50, 7:40, 9:50 wwe nighT Of chAmpiOns - 2010 Sun 8:00

north ColoSSuS (Ce) hwy 400 & 7, 905-851-1001

AlphA And OmegA 3-d (PG) 3:30, 6:40, 9:20 Fri-Sun 12:45 mat The AmericAn (14A) thu 4:20, 7:20, 10:15 Fri-Sun 1:20, 4:25, 7:10, 10:15 Mon-wed 4:25, 7:10, 10:15 despicAble me 3d (PG) thu 3:30, 6:20, 8:50 Fri-Sun 12:15, 3:10, 6:10, 8:50 Mon-wed 3:10, 6:10, 8:50 devil (14A) 4:40, 7:40, 10:10 Fri-Sun 2:00 mat dinner fOr schmUcks (14A) thu 3:55, 6:40, 9:40 Fri-Sat 1:10, 3:55, 6:45, 9:40 Sun 1:10, 3:55 Mon-wed 3:55, 6:45, 9:40 eAsy A (14A) 3:20, 4:20, 7:10, 7:50, 9:45, 10:30 Fri-Sun 12:40, 1:40 mat eAT prAy lOve (PG) 3:40, 7:00, 10:20 Fri-Sun 12:25 mat The expendAbles (18A) thu 4:30, 7:40, 10:30 Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20 Mon-wed 4:30, 7:30, 10:20 gOing The disTAnce (14A) 4:35, 7:25, 10:05 Fri-Sun 1:35 mat incepTiOn (PG) 4:00, 8:00 Fri-Sun 12:30 mat incepTiOn: The imAx experience (PG) thu 3:00, 6:30 Friwed 3:00, 6:30, 10:00 lAdies And genTlemen, The rOlling sTOnes (PG) thu 7:00 The lAsT exOrcism (14A) thu 4:40, 7:30, 9:50 Fri-Sun 1:50, 4:50, 7:20, 9:55 Mon-wed 4:50, 7:20, 9:55 mAcheTe (18A) 4:45, 7:35, 10:25 Fri-Sun 1:45 mat nAnny mcphee reTUrns (G) thu 3:10, 6:10, 9:00 The OTher gUys (14A) 4:15, 7:15, 10:10 Fri-Sun 1:00 mat pirAnhA 3d (18A) thu 4:50, 7:50, 10:20 residenT evil: AfTerlife (18A) 3:50, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Sun 12:50 mat residenT evil: AfTerlife 3d (18A) 5:00, 7:45, 10:30 Fri-Sun 2:15 mat scOTT pilgrim vs. The wOrld (PG) thu 3:45, 9:45 sTep Up 3d (PG) thu 3:15, 6:30, 9:20 Fri-Sun 12:20, 3:15, 6:20, 9:10 Mon-wed 3:15, 6:20, 9:10 The swiTch (PG) thu 4:10, 7:10, 10:00 Fri-Sun 1:15, 4:10, 7:00, 9:50 Mon-wed 4:10, 7:00, 9:50 TOy sTOry 3 (G) thu 3:20, 6:15, 9:10 wwe nighT Of chAmpiOns - 2010 Sun 8:00

rainbow proMenade (i)

proMenade Mall, hwy 7 & bathurSt, 905-764-3247 AlphA And OmegA 3-d (PG) Fri-wed 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:25 The AmericAn (14A) thu 1:30, 3:50, 6:45, 9:30 Fri-wed 4:00, 6:50, 9:30 eAsy A (14A) Fri-wed 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:35 eAT prAy lOve (PG) thu 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 gOing The disTAnce (14A) thu 1:10, 4:00, 7:05, 9:25 Friwed 7:05, 9:15 mAcheTe (18A) thu 4:15, 7:10, 9:35 nAnny mcphee reTUrns (G) 1:15, 4:10 thu 7:00, 9:20 late residenT evil: AfTerlife (18A) thu 1:30 4:20 7:15 9:40 Friwed 1:25, 4:20, 7:15, 9:40 The TOwn (14A) Fri-wed 1:05, 3:50, 6:45, 9:20 TOy sTOry 3 (G) Fri-wed 1:20 vAmpires sUck (PG) thu 1:05

west grande - SteeleS (Ce) hwy 410 & SteeleS, 905-455-1590

AlphA And OmegA 3-d (PG) Fri, wed 3:45, 6:20, 9:20 SatSun 12:40, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20 Mon-tue 3:50, 6:20, 9:05 The AmericAn (14A) thu, Mon-wed 3:55, 6:55, 9:35 Fri 3:40, 6:55, 9:30 Sat-Sun 1:10, 3:40, 6:55, 9:30 devil (14A) Fri 4:10, 7:25, 10:00 Sat-Sun 12:50, 3:25, 7:25, 10:00 Mon-tue 4:30, 7:05, 9:20 wed 4:30, 7:05, 9:30 eAsy A (14A) Fri 3:35, 6:30, 9:05 Sat-Sun 12:30, 3:35, 6:30, 9:05 Mon-tue 4:35, 7:00, 9:30 wed 3:35, 6:35, 9:00 eAT prAy lOve (PG) thu 3:35, 6:40, 9:45 The expendAbles (18A) thu, Mon-wed 3:40, 6:45, 9:15 Fri 3:55, 7:10, 9:45 Sat-Sun 1:00, 3:55, 7:10, 9:45 gOing The disTAnce (14A) thu 4:00, 6:30, 9:10 Fri 4:00, 6:35, 9:10 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:00, 6:35, 9:10 Mon-tue 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 wed 4:00, 6:30, 9:05 incepTiOn (PG) thu 4:50, 9:00 The lAsT exOrcism (14A) thu 7:00, 9:30 mAcheTe (18A) thu, wed 4:40, 7:20, 9:50 Fri 4:40, 7:35, 10:10 Sat-Sun 1:50, 4:30, 7:35, 10:10 Mon-tue 4:40, 7:25, 9:50 nAnny mcphee reTUrns (G) thu 3:45 pirAnhA 3d (18A) thu 4:30, 7:05, 9:25 residenT evil: AfTerlife 3d (18A) thu, Mon-wed 4:10, 7:30, 10:00 Fri 4:30, 7:40, 10:15 Sat-Sun 1:40, 4:20, 7:40, 10:15 TAkers (14A) thu-Fri, Mon-wed 4:20, 7:15, 9:55 Sat-Sun 1:20, 4:10, 7:15, 9:55 The TOwn (14A) Fri 3:50, 6:45, 10:05 Sat-Sun 12:55, 3:45, 6:45, 10:05 Mon-tue 3:35, 6:35, 9:40 wed 3:50, 6:40, 9:40

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Thu 16-SaT 18 –­The­European­Film­Festival­ presents­a­festival­of­independent­films­from­ around­the­globe­and­Canadian­talent.­$8/ evening,­festival­pass­$50. Thu 16 –­NY Export: Opus Jazz D:­Henry­Joost­ and­Jody­Lee­Lipes.­6­pm.­Music­Video­Block:­ Smells Like Teen Spirit, Shadows On The Wall, Golem, Let Me In­and­others.­7:30­pm.­ Crimson Mask­D:­Elias­Plagianos.­9­pm. Fri 17 –­The Camera’s Eye D:­Wendy­Shear.­6­ pm.­Shorts­Block:­Bedfellows­D:­Pierre­Stefanos,­Can We Talk? D:­Jim­Owen,­and­The Tea Master­D:­Aaron­Au.­8­pm.­DungeonCrawl­D:­ John­Johnstone.­9­pm. SaT 18 –­Orgasm Inc. D:­Liz­Canner.­6­pm.­ Shorts­Block:­Acornucopia D:­Jason­Ryan,­ Confessional­D:­Peter­Malcolm,­and­Midred Richards­D:­Marc­Kess.­7:40­pm.­Pay In Full­D:­ Walter­Alza.­9­pm.

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Thu 16 –­Salt­(2010)­D:­Phillip­Noyce.­4:30­pm.­ Mid-August Lunch­(2008)­D:­Gianni­Di­Gregorio.­7­pm.­Rue­Morgue­Magazine­presents­ Mutant Girls Squad­(2010)­D:­Noboru­Iguchi,­

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I spent a lot of time telling people to go see Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World last month. So did a lot of other critics. It didn’t help; Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Toronto-centric graphic novels got creamed by Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables on its opening weekend. People just didn’t show up to buy tickets, and after those first three days, Scott Pilgrim was dismissed as a flop. Box office numbers are hardly an indicator of quality, of course, and Wright’s manga-flavoured romantic comedy starring Michael Cera as a slacker bassist who must battle the

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seven evil exes of his new girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) would be a giddy pop delight even if it had gone directly to DVD. People are catching on. Word of mouth was strong enough that a

Yoshihiro­Nishimura­and­Tak­Sakaguchi.­9:30­ pm.­$10.­rue-morgue.com. Fri 17 –­I Am Love (2009)­D:­Luca­Guadagnino.­4:30­pm.­Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World­(2010)­D:­Edgar­Wright.­7­pm.­Kwaidan­(1967)­D:­Masaka­Kobayashi.­9:20­pm. SaT 18 –­Kwaidan.­3:45­pm. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.­7­pm. I Am Love.­9:20­pm. SuN 19 –­I Am Love.­4:30­pm.­Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.­7­pm. Animal Kingdom­(2009)­D:­David­Michod.­9:15­pm. MoN 20 –­Animal Kingdom.­3:45­pm. Kwaidan.­6­pm.­I Am Love.­9­pm.­ Tue 21 –­Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.­ 4:30­pm.­Animal Kingdom.­7­pm. I Am Love.­9:15­pm. Wed 22 –­I Am Love.­4:30­pm.­Exit Through The Gift Shop­(2010)­D:­ Banksy.­7­pm.­Chris­Alexander’s­Film­School­ Confidential­presents­Vampyres­(1974)­D:­ José­Ramón­Larraz. 9­pm.­$10.­chris-alexander.ca.

SaT 18-SuN 19 –­Despicable Me (2010)­D:­ Chris­Renaud.­2­pm. I Am Love.­4­&­7­pm.­ The Girl Who Played With Fire.­9:15­pm. MoN 20 –­I Am Love.­7­pm.­The Girl Who Played With Fire.­9:15­pm. Tue 21 –­8 1/2 (1963)­D:­Federico­Fellini.­ 6:45­pm. I Am Love.­9:15­pm.­ Wed 22 –­The Girl Who Played With Fire.­ 1:30­pm.­8 1/2.­6:45­pm. I Am Love.­9:15­pm.­

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Douglas.­Screens­continuously­11­am-6­pm.­ Presented­in­collaboration­with­the­Toronto­ International­Film­Festival.­Free.­ SuN 19 –­sTIFFed­Film­Festival­presents­a­ screening­of­short­films­rejected­by­or­ineligible­for­the­Toronto­International­Film­Festival.­7­pm.­$15-$20.­stiffedfilmfestival.com.

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Thu 16 –­Mao’s Last Dancer (2009)­D:­Bruce­

Beresford.­7­pm.­Solitary Man (2009)­D:­ Brian­Koppelman.­9:15­pm.­ Fri 17 –­I Am Love (2009)­D:­Luca­ ­Guadagnino.­7­pm.­The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009)­D:­Daniel­Alfredson.­9:15­pm.

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Sunday-night screening at the Scotiabank earlier this month was three-quarters full on the slowest moviegoing weekend of the year. And this weekend you have a chance to see Scott Pilgrim at the Bloor Cinema, which means you can watch the movie and then emerge into its locations. Flip through used CDs at Sonic Boom just like Scott does with his high school girlfriend, Knives Chau! Grab a slice at Pizza Pizza just like Scott and his bandmates! Knock back a quick drink at Lee’s Palace just like Envy Adams! Seriously, someone should put together a tour or something. People just have to see the damn movie first. Screens Friday to Sunday and Tuesday at the Bloor. NorMaN WiLNer SaT 18 –­IMAX Hubble.­11­am,­1,­3­&­9­pm.­ Under The Sea.­Noon,­2,­4­&­8­pm.

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available­at­digital­viewing­stations.­TueWed­noon-7­pm,­Thu-Sat­noon-10­pm,­Sun­ noon-5­pm.­Free. Wed 22 –­A­World­Of­Shorts:­Growing­Pains,­ short­films­about­coming­of­age­in­the­modern­world.­7­pm.­$6,­stu/srs­$4.­

Thu 16 –­Winter’s Bone­(2010)­D:­Debra­Granik.­7­pm. Coco And Igor (2009)­D:­Jan­Kounen.­9:10­pm. Fri 17 – Get Low (2009)­D:­Aaron­Schneider.­7­ pm.­The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009)­D:­ Daniel­Alfredson.­9:10­pm. SaT 18 –­Despicable Me (2010)­D:­Chris­ Renaud.­2­pm. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World­ (2010)­D:­Edgar­Wright.­4­pm. Get Low.­7­ pm.­The Girl Who Played With Fire.­9:10­pm. SuN 19 –­Despicable Me.­2­pm. The Girl Who Played With Fire.­4­pm.­Get Low.­7­pm.­Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.­9:10­pm. MoN 20 –­Get Low.­1­&­7­pm.­The Girl Who Played With Fire.­9:10­pm. Tue 21 – Restrepo (2010)­D:­Tim­Hetherington­and­Sebastian­Junger.­7­pm.­Get Low.­9­ pm. Wed 22 –­The Girl Who Played With Fire.­ 6:45­pm.­Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.­9:15­ pm.

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The­CN­Tower­presents­The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D.­Continuous­ screenings­daily­11­am­to­7­pm.­301­Front­W.­ 416-868-6937,­cntower.ca. Thu 16-Wed 22 – Casa­Loma­presents­The Pellatt Newsreel­(2006)­D:­Barbra­Cooper,­a­ film­and­permanent­exhibit­on­the­history­ of­Casa­Loma­and­Henry­Pellatt.­Daily­ screenings­10­am­to­4:30­pm.­Included­w/­ admission.­1­Austin­Terrace.­416-923-1171,­ ­casaloma.org. Thu 16-Sep 30 –­QueenSpecific­presents­Tracy Smashing Things­D:­Don­ McKellar,­a­video­tribute­to­his­late­wife,­actor­Tracy­Wright.­Film­plays­continuously­in­ the­window­exhibition­space.­787­Queen­W­ (next­to­Dufflet).­queenspecific.com. Thu 16-SuN 19 –­Toronto­Urban­Film­ Festival­­presents­one-minute­silent­ short­films­playing­on­270­subway­platform­ screens­all­over­the­city.­Free­w/­TTC­fare.­ torontourbanfilmfestival.com. Thu 16 –­Centre­for­Inquiry­Ontario­presents­the­documentary­RIP: A Remix Manifesto­(2009)­D:­Brett­­Gaylor.­7­pm.­Pwyc­ ($4­sugg).­216­Beverley.­cfiontario.org. Parastoo­Film­presents­Loose Rope­(2008)­D:­ Mehrshad­Karkhani.­Persian­w/­s-t.­7:30­pm.­ $10.­Richmond­Hill­Centre­for­the­Performing­ Arts,­10268­Yonge.­­parastoofilm.com. Beit­Zatoun­presents­the­documentary­film­ Bananas!*­(2009)­D:­Fredrik­Gertten,­about­ Nicaraguan­banana­workers­opposing­pesticide­use­by­Dole­Food.­7:30­pm.­Free/donations.­612­Markham­(near­Honest­Ed’s).­ ­beitzatoun.org. Fri 17 –­Beit­Zatoun­presents­the­animated­documentary­film­Waltz With Bashir­(2008)­D:­Ari­Folman,­about­the­ Lebanon­war.­7:30­pm.­Free/donations.­612­ Markham­(near­Honest­Ed’s).­beitzatoun.org. Fri 17-SuN 19 –­Harbourfront­Centre­and­La­ Casa­Cultural­Colombiana­present­Vibrant­ ­Colombia,­a­cultural­festival­featuring­ music,­dance,­art­and­films:­Frekuensia Colombiana­D:­Vanessa­Goksch­(Sat­6­pm)­and­ Danza, Colombia!­D:­Diego­Garcia­Moreno­ (Sun­3­pm).­Free.­235­Queens­Quay­W,­Studio­ Theatre.­­diasporacolombiana.com. SaT 18 –­Pleasure­Dome­presents­The­Broken­ Shape,­a­program­of­shorts­by­Jennet­Thomas­including­Important Toy­(1997),­The Man Who Went Outside­(2008)­and­others.­8­pm.­ $8.­CineCycle,­129­Spadina,­down­the­lane.­ 416-656-5577,­pdome.org. SaT 18-SuN 19 –­Lab­Cab­Festival­presents­an­all-ages­arts­weekend­featuring­music,­dance,­theatre,­kids’­­activities­ and­more,­including­films­by­Julien­Lafleur,­ Ian­Carpenter,­Ace­Hicks­and­others.­Noon-6­ pm.­Free.­Factory­Theatre,­125­Bathurst.­ ­labcab.ca. MoN 20 –­ReelHeART­presents­the­relaunch­ of­the­Best­of­ReelHeART­monthly­series­ with­a­screening­of­the­web­series­Larry & Burt’s Gut Rot­D:­Jason­and­Brett­Butler.­7­ pm.­$15.­Southern­Accent,­595­Markham.­ reelheart.com Tue 21 –­The­Trans­Inclusion­Group­presents­ a­screening­of­Cruel And Unusual­(2006)­D:­ Janet­Baus,­Dan­Hunt­and­Reid­Williams.­ Discussion­to­follow.­6­pm.­Free.­The­Centre­ for­Women­and­Trans­People­at­U­of­T,­563­ Spadina.­womenscentre.sa.utoronto.ca. Early­Monthly­Segments­presents­edition­ #20,­a­fundraiser­for­the­Lawrence­Brose­ Legal­Defense­Fund,­with­a­screening­of­De Profundis­(1997)­D:­Lawrence­Brose.­8­pm.­ $5-$10­sugg­donation.­Gladstone­Hotel,­ 1214­Queen­W.­earlymonthlysegments.org. Alucine­Toronto­Latin­Media­Arts­Festival­ presents­the­short­film­El Silencio­D:­Gricel­ Severino,­followed­by­a­DJ­party.­$10.­8­pm.­ Lula­Lounge,­1585­Dundas­W.­lula.ca.­ 3

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Michael Douglas and Mary-Louise Parker spend quality time in Solitary.

Acting, script and direction come together in a fascinating portrait of a man who is either a charming heel or a creepy sociopath, depending on your point of view. At almost 60, formerly successful businessman Ben Kalmen (Michael Douglas) beds every young woman he can while he struggles to get back on top after a massive fraud bust. In the process, he alienates family and friends and screws himself.

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that will allow him to raise an army of the dead. Naturally, they’re captured and menaced by dragons, thugs, the king himself and his slimeball assistant, some witches and the death of one of the good guys. (Of course, magic reverses that, an emotional cheat that ought to be illegal.) The extras are nothing special: two simple games and a cartoon. EXTRAS Two games, deleted scenes, Donald Duck cartoon. Widescreen. English, French, Spanish audio and subtitles.

Far North (Mongrel, 2007) D: Asif

This is B-list Disney – fast, efficient animated storytelling without much concern for character or emotion and few of the visual, comical and musical flourishes that mark the studio’s best work. On the other hand, if your idea of a good time is frightening small children, this is the flick for you. Assistant pig-keeper Taran (Grant Bardsley) is sent into hiding with a psychic pig because the Black King is on the hunt for the titular cauldron

Kapadia, w/ Michelle Yeoh, Sean Bean. Rating: NN; DVD package: none I’m a sucker for movies set in the Far North. Give me those sweeping vistas of ice and snow and my heart leaps up (while the rest of me remains sensibly cozy on the couch). Saiva (Michelle Yeoh) lives alone amidst these vistas. The tribal shaman has kicked her out, declaring she’s cursed and will bring harm to

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Fantômas (Kino, 1913, 1914) All five of Louis Feuillade’s French silent classics about the master criminal who holds all Paris in a grip of terror, plus two commentaries and more.

anyone she’s close to. Her only company is Anja (Michelle Krusiec), the orphan she raised from infancy. One day they find an injured man (Sean Bean) on the ice and nurse him back to health. Cue the rivalry. While we wait for the inevitable (and shocking) tragic conclusion, director Asif Kapadia keeps things moving and menacing, including a flashback involving massacre and rape. But most of the show is in the actors’ expressions. Yeoh’s stillness lends weight to her repressed emotion. Too bad there’s no making-of doc to tell us about the hell of shooting in Norway. EXTRAS Widescreen. No subtitles.

Spartacus: Blood And Sand, Season One (Anchor Bay, 2010) Executive producer Sam Raimi presents scheming, sex and violence in ancient Rome as gladiator-slave Spartacus tries to survive and launch a revolution.

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for rent - bach CHARLES/CHURCH In a traditional, beautifully landscaped low-rise condo., we are offering a luxuriously furn., bach. flat with all amen. incl. fully equipped kitch., en suite lndry.,high speed i-net, 32" HD TV, stereo DVD, radio, phone & more. Avail. Sept. 24th. $1450 incl. Call 416-466-7713

23rd fl, pkg, appl, services incl. 840sq ft., brand new, sbwy $2300/mo Paul 514-206-7408

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Beautiful 1 bdrm condo,9 ft ceilings, floor to ceiling windows. Ensuite washer/dryer, fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher. Spacious balcony with view of the city, close to TTC, avail. immed. $770 416-577-1268

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i’m sorrY about sending this letter

to you via snail mail. I don’t want to send an email because I’d rather not have a record of this living forever on some server somewhere. About six months ago, after watching my girlfriend insert a tampon, I asked if I could do it for her next time. She thought it was an odd request but agreed. After “helping” a few times, the conversation turned to what it felt like to wear one. Her response was, “Want to try one yourself?” With her help – and a little lube – soon there was a string hanging out of my butt. This has now become a regular feature of our sex life. And if this is not strange enough, I have now started doing this when I masturbate alone. I actually went out and got my own box of tampons – Tampax Pearl Plastic Regular are the best (they’re the easiest to insert) – which I keep hidden. I have a few questions: 1. Why do I get such a euphoric feeling when I pull the tampon out when I’m coming? Does it have something to do with my prostate? 2. Am I doing any damage to myself? 3. Just how deviant is this practice? 4. Do you think I could sell the idea to Tampax as a whole new market segment? The Ass Man’s Peculiar Anal Xccentricity 1. The tampon in your ass swells as it absorbs lube and rectal mucus and whatever else, TAMPAX, and stimulates – yes indeed – your prostate as it swells. Yanking the tampon out when you’re coming further stimulates your prostate at the exact moment it’s being zapped by orgasmic contractions – contractions that involve your anal sphincter, which you’re also stimulating as you yank. A butt plug would provide you with the exact same sensations – well, the exact same physical sensations. Part of the tampon-related thrill for you, I suspect, is the gender-transgression aspect of this. You’re not just penetrating yourself, TAMPAX, you’re pene-

trating yourself with an absorbent feminine talisman. Not all men who enjoy anal penetration are interested in being symbolically feminized – ahem – but clearly you are, TAMPAX. 2. My hunch: As long as you’re using lube and not leaving ’em in for days at a time, you should be fine. And a medical expert I consulted – who wishes to remain anonymous (he doesn’t want his name linked forever to anal tampon play on some server somewhere either) – backed me up. “This would pose zero risk,” says my medical expert. “Medically, there’s nothing else to say about it.” 3. When it comes to human sexuality, TAMPAX, deviation from imaginary and tyrannical “norms” is the norm. 4. Seeing as condom manufacturers still refuse to market their products for anal sex – or directly to gay men – the odds that Tampax will move aggressively into the straight-dudes-withstrings-hanging-out-of-their-butts market seems pretty slim.

i had a conversation over lunch

with a gay friend who is into BDSM as a dominant. He told me he’s “coaching” a novice dom, a young straight fellow who doesn’t have much experience but who is into very heavy bondage and “some stuff that is potentially dangerous.” My friend warned him away from the dangerous stuff and is coaching him on safer and saner pursuits. The interesting thing, however, is that, whatever they do, they must both be fully clothed at all times. The reason? The young fellow is LDS, i.e., Mormon. For most people, BDSM is inescapably tied up (no pun intended) with sexuality, but leave it to a Mormon to attempt to de-eroticize erotic bondage! Pornography, on the other hand (also no pun intended), is a serious plague destroying the moral fibre of this country. But not to worry: Deseret Book, the Mormon Church’s publishing arm, has developed the “Clean & Safe Media Pledge.” You’re supposed to download it, print it out, sign it and put it near your

computer. Then you don’t have to worry about porn ever again! Latter Day Taint There’s a lot of cross-orientation play in the BDSM scene these days, LDT, which has become less sexually segregated with every passing year. Skills are skills: an inexperienced straight bondage top can learn a lot from a gay bondage expert. The experience may be less erotic, or less intense, than being tied up by someone you’re physically and emotionally attracted to, of course, but it is still erotic – street clothes and/or magic underpants notwithstanding. As for the Mormon Church’s “Clean & Safe Media Pledge,” LDT, that seems to work about as well as those purity pledges taken by countless unwed teen moms. Utah has the highest per capita online porn consumption rate in the country.

i recentlY had a delightful evening

out on the town with a friend of mine. Things got a little out of hand and both of us drank a small amount of a female bartender’s urine. I would say it was about 1 ounce each. We were pretty drunk, and I’m not quite sure what led up to it. I think I was trying to prove something. I think we were trying to show how “badass” we were. It sounds really goddamn stupid when I type it out. The urine was clear and it had little taste, but now I am concerned about the health risks. What sort of diseases could I contract? I just really don’t want to get hepatitis or something. Worried About Server’s Piss You can scratch “drink a random bartender’s piss” off your bucket list, WASP, but everyone else out there reading has to add it to theirs. Drinking urine presents no risk of HIV infection and low to no risk for just about everything save cooties. Hepatitis is blood-borne, and if there wasn’t any blood in your bartender’s urine – and if you didn’t have any cuts or open sores in your mouth – then you probably don’t have anything to worry about.

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But you know what? You’re going to worry regardless, WASP, until you know for sure that you didn’t catch anything. So go see a doctor and get your bad ass tested.

Your maple-sYrup fetishist from last

week – the guy who had to smell maple syrup to get off – should find someone who is working on her milk supply or really likes fenugreek. While I was trying to nurse my son, I took fenugreek – an herb that helps with milk production—and, by god, I smelled like a Waffle House in all the important places. Sadly, my husband did not share ORGASM’s kink and was actually a little bit alarmed at my eau-de-pancakes aroma. Intriguingly Hot Odorous Pussy Thanks for the tip, IHOP. And you weren’t the only reader with a tip for someone whose letter ran in last week’s column. Seeking Slave Food’s mistress wanted to deny him the pleasures of food, and he was looking for a “slop” that was “highly nutritious but as bland-tasting as possible.” I urged him to patronize vegan restaurants where he lives – much to the consternation of the vegans. (Apparently, vegans are prejudiced against BDSMers and don’t want to dine with them – who knew?) But readers suggested that SSF try Nutraloaf, “a food served in United States prisons to inmates who have demonstrated significant behavioural issues,” according to its Wiki page. And my readers had lots of suggestions for the man who wanted to find straight porn for his iPhone: mobileboner.com, pornhub.com, tube8.com, thehun.com, americansfortruth.com and spankwire.com. Savage Love: It’s about people helping people… smell like maple syrup, avoid vegan restaurants and porn out their iPhones. Find the Savage Lovecast (my weekly podcast) every Tuesday at thestranger.com/savage. mail@savagelove.net

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