Central & Remote: March 30th – April 1st

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

Friday March 30th

Named one of  blogTO’s Five Breakout Bands, Odonis Odonis are holding a release party for their debut album, Hollandaze, which was put out in November of last year (the band’s sophomore effort, Handle Bars/Fixed Things, was released digitally back in February, but will see a physical release later this year). Odonis Odonis is Dean Tzenos (vocals/guitar), Denholm Whale (bass/vocals) and Jarod Gibson (drums/vocals). A prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in addition to being a filmmaker, Tzenos started Odonis Odonis as a solo ambition, but the band picked up steam after NXNE and is now a full-time three-piece, playing a rather catchy mix of fuzed-out-surf-shoegaze industrial.

Now, having just returned home from Austin and SXSW, the band is ready to play with some more local talents. Also playing are Silver Dapple, a Montreal noise-pop group via Alberta and Chicoutimi, plus Daps Record’s Hut, Hellaluya and Rituals. Party starts at 9PM at Toronto’s own underground cinema and bicycle repair shop, Cinecycle (behind 129 Spadina Ave).

Also happening Friday…

Synaptic City: Sage Paul Fall/Winter 2012 Show at the Gladstone

Backlit: night of eclectic arts and performance at Centre for Social Innovation

Odonis Odonis album release party at Cinecycle

Toronto Silent Film Festival presents TABU

Shakti Collective presents SENTIENCE at the Cave

Liver Health Month Celebration at Sterling Room

Band Of Skulls at the Phoenix

Comeback Kid at the Mod Club

David Choi at the Annex Wreckroom

The Magnetic Fields at the Sound Academy

House & Bass – Kwikfiks (MTL), Kill Them with Colour, and Blue Neptune at Tota

 

Saturday March 31th

Te Aro Coffee (983 Queen St E) is having a Espresso Throwdown this Saturday. You’ll be able to taste beans from roasters such as Denmark’s Coffee Collective, Norway’s Tim Wendelboe, and the UK roasters Has Bean, Square Mile, Origin, Monmouth, and St Ali. If you’re not an espresso drinking Bellwoods Brewery who are just about set up to open on Ossington have made a special beer for the event using Te Aro’s cold brew. What’s more Field Gastro is going to set up a pop-up featuring Cuban sandwiches, with $1 from every sandwich going to Coffee Kids, an NGO that works with coffee farming families. There’s a $10 at the door which includes a donation to Coffee Kids as well. If you’re observing Earth Hour Te Aro suggests you come early. The event is from 7-10:30PM.

Also happening Saturday…

 –  Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai at the Richmond Hill Public Library

Egyptian Panorama: A Journey Through Egypt During a Time of Change at the Betty Oliphant Theatre

Hunx and his Punx at The Silver Dollar

Cursive at the Horseshoe

Gotye at Kool Haus

Vitalic at Wrongbar

Youth Lagoon at Lee’s Palace

 

Sunday April 1st

DJ Shadow at The Phoenix

Tim Fite at Drake Underground

Night Beats w/ Hate Gang & The Bats Pajamas at Parts & Labour

Tyler Bryant at Lee’s Palace

Strip Search: Burlesque talent search at Revival

Canadian 80s Toy Expo at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel

The Secret Life of a Schoolmistress at the Historic Zion Schoolhouse

Spring Egg Fun at Colborne Lodge

Raising the Roof’s Comedy Cabaret and Fundraiser at Second City

Community Clothing Swap at Evergreen Brick Works

 

 

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