Central & Remote: March 23th – 25th

A round up of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto…

Friday March 23rd

Earlier this year, Dragon Lady Comics and Paper Nostalgia closed it doors on College Street after 33 years in the game. Kevin A. Boyd (Joe Shuster Awards Executive Director) and Sean Menard (director of the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop) quickly sprang into action and took on the stock of the fallen shop. Rather than just open a new store to replace Dragon Lady the pair have created a lounge and gallery space for the community to talk about, appreciate and celebrate comics – as well as buy their favourites, new and old.

The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery, along with Guerilla Printing, are throwing a bash this Friday to break in the new digs and welcome the comic lovers, fans and artists alike. Head to 609 College between 7PM and midnight  for the party and make sure you check out featured gallery artist for April Marvel cover artist Mike Del Mundo’s work on display.

Also happening Friday…

Goodbye, Mr. Bond at Mysteriously Yours… Mystery Dinner Theatre

Nicolas Jaar at Revival

Cinéfranco, the International Francophone Film Festival at TIFF Lightbox

All Descriptions: A Collection of Artwork by Mirra Kardonne at Studio Huddle

Tracy Morgan at Canadian International Comedy Festival

The Elixir of Love presented by Metro Youth Opera

The Music Gallery Presents: Lisa Cay Miller: Lessing Stories

Tobias Madison’s first solo Canadian show at Tomorrow Gallery

Tyvek at Parts & Labour

Cloud Nothings, Big Scary, Caveman, Doldrums at Lee’s

Saul Williams at the Mod Club

Zeus at the Horseshoe

Canadian Music Week free in-stores at the Sonic Boom Bathurst location:

1PM BADBADNOTGOOD

2PM CAVEMAN

3PM BEN CAPLAN & THE CASUAL SMOKERS

4PM DZ DEATHRAYS

5PM THE MERCY NOW

6PM INDIAN HANDCRAFTS

7PM THE INBREDS

8PM YOUNG RIVAL

 

Saturday March 24th

Volunteer to Build Shelters for Cats with the Toronto Humane Society

The Indies: 12th Annual Independent Music Awards gala

Fanfarlo at Mod Club

Cat Empire at the Phoenix

The Inbreds at Lee’s

Nightbox and Housse De Racket at Wrongbar

Wintersleep at the Horseshoe

Canadian Music Week free in-stores at the Sonic Boom Bathurst location:

1PM LITTLE FOOT LONG FOOT

2PM THE APACHE RELAY

3PM HANDS & TEETH

4PM ZEUS

5PM SANDMAN VIPER COMMAND

6PM RICH AUCOIN

7PM NIGHTBOX

8PM HATE GANG

 

Sunday March 25th

Georgia Anne Muldrow at Wrongbar

Mansions, Young Statutes, Great Big Pile Of Leaves at Hard Luck Bar

The Wedding Present at the Horseshoe

Draft 7.5 at the Only Cafe

Iron Cupcake Toronto baking competition

4th Annual Beachy-Clean Day

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