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Weekend Ideas

Gearing up for Earth Day, this weekend will get you bike-riding, Tower-climbing, and spring cleaning. Keep it Green!

Speaking of GREEN – enter our SHOW YOUR GREEN contest! $1500 worth of amazing eco-friendly goods from organic food to eco-style and saving the turtles – check it out: shedoesthecity.com/carepackage/green

Queer Idol Semi Finals

Kitten reminds me….SDTC is a media sponsor of Cat Ladies coming out in Hot Docs – 2 of 3 screenings have gone rush, so get a ticket now! Meowwwwww

HIP HOP KARAOKE! One of Toronto’s top nights EVER!

Get out the cowboy gear and saunter down to the legion….early.

Buy Design for Windfall Clothing aka best fundraiser around

Lesbians everywhere are mourning the L Word – read about this and much much more at www.shedoesthecity.com/sex

So fresh and so clean clean!

Closest thing you will get to a time machine, minus that time you did shrooms and things got really whacked in pioneer land.

BICYCLE, BICYCLE, I want to ride my bicycle…

Tues April 21 – 24

TIPS TO LIVE BY
Spot a litter bug? Call them out! Especially those complete f*cks driving and tossing fast food at 60mph.

Kick a box of empty cereal on the way for a coffee? Pick it up or bring it home for your craft pile.

Driving six blocks for an errand? Have you looked outside? WALK! BIKE! Or wobble on your rollerblades.

Don’t think we don’t see you dropping that leftover Pad Thai in the garbage! ORGANIC BIN!

Listening to music? SING GOD DAMMIT! 

…and if you thinking strapping a “This is not a plastic bag” tote cuts it as far as your environmental movement – tsk tsk – if we had some dollars we’d send you to the Arctic to live like a Polar Bear for a week.

FRIDAY

QUEER IDOL SEMI-FINALS
12 of Toronto’s most promising talents sing their hearts out for some sweet prizes, from recording and performance opportunities to good old-fashioned cash. 

10 pm. $7. Goodhandy’s, 120 Church. 416-760-6514, screww.ca/queeridol.

SLAYER
Skate Punk, ’90’s Hip Hop, Dad Rock, Thrash Metal: You slay me. 

 $5. 751, 751 Queen St. W. 

HIP HOP KARAOKE: ROUND 27
Get on stage and get on down. 

Doors at 9-$5 before 11 pm, $10 after. Revival, 783 College St. 

NIGHT HUNT 
Friday night disco, with $3 vodka after midnight. Magic. 

Czehoski, 678 Queen St. W. 

SOUND AFFECTS FRIDAY
A dance party featuring girls getting graffiti’d, $2 shots, and some awesome, awesome DJs on the decks.

Suba Nightclub, 292 College St. $5 after 11:30

SADDLE UP SECOND ANNIVERSARY
Break out your cowboy boots and make all your friends call you sugar: The 2-year anniversary of the best bluegrass night in the city is riding into the Canadian Corps Hall, and we’re riding into the sunset. Can’t stop the Country and Western. YEE-HAW!

10:30 pm, $5. Canadian Corps Hall, 201 Niagara St.

Masquerade Soiree-Revealing a Cure for MS
There’s nothing sexier than spending a night peeking from behind a masquerade mask-especially if it’s for a good cause. Help find a cure for MS at Marben this Friday night. This is a donate what you can event-every little bit helps.

10 pm, Marben, lower level. 484 Wellington St. W

SATURDAY

CN TOWER CLIMB 
The most savage in the city will be up at 6 am to climb the 1,776 steps of the CN Tower to support endangered species. Special shout out to SDTC writer Ashley Bartlett, will be cheering for you from a nearby patio.

 CN Tower, 301 Front W. wwf.ca/cntower.

CAN-BIKE 2
Learn to bike-commute without screaming in terror past morning traffic. These courses start today and go all summer, all across the city. Be safe and learn skills!

Pre-register 416-338-4386, toronto.ca/parks/torontofun.

SPRING CLEANING THE NATURAL WAY
It’s not easy cleanin’ green. Make the right choices about cleaning your home in a sustainable way. Learn tips and tricks at Sultry Suds

 1-3 pm. $35. Sultry Suds, 136 Geary. Pre-register 416-209-3594.

BUY DESIGN IN SPACE
The Distillery District takes it to the Solar System on Saturday for Windfall’s sixth annual dress up party. Live and silent auctions, a Beauty Lab of cosmetics and fragrances, and some good, old fashioned arcade games. Can’t wait to bust out our tin foil bustier and Petit Prince bed head.

For Tickets: http://www.buydesignforwindfall.ca/

NASTYMIX SATURDAYS
DJ Violca: http://www.myspace.com/wolfmanmansion
DJ Medley: http://www.myspace.com/djmattmedley
Nasty Nav: http://www.myspace.com/nastynav

10 pm, $5 before midnight, Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W

Lipstick, Cherry & Vitaminsforyou CD Launch @ Drake Underground
It’s spring, get feverish.

Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W

CHERRY BOMB
The best queer dance party this side of Yonge St. FUN FUN FUN!

Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. $6 cover, free before 10 pm

FRIENDSHIP
Draw some dirty pictures on the sweaty windows, do some dirty dances on the sweaty dance floor.

The Ossington, 61 Ossington.

CHRONOLOGIC
1899 to 2010, in that order. What year will YOU arrive?

The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave.

WESTEND STORIES
A free evening of storytelling.

8-10 pm. Free. Poor John’s Café, 1610 Queen W. 647-435-2688.

The End.

P.S – for Bicycle inspiration keep tabs on our new featureBike Diary, launched this week but riding high on an Old Dutch all the way to September. First post: choosing a bike. Next week – eating chocolate and chewing gum while riding to build bikes for Africa.  

NEXT WEEKToronto’s Alternative Fashion Week, {FAT}, kicks off next Tuesday and we are going to say it – less pretentious then LGFW, more accessible and totally fun. Emerging designers will slap you sideways with edgy looks, art will awe and bands that will electrify. Our special FAT section, featuring six designers and modeling muses will go live this afternoon. Check back and get excited.

$20 per day, $55 per week…each (ahead of time, $25 at door) evening starts at 6PM and rages on strong until 1AM. Come for a night and check out several shows. For those who’ve never experienced a fashion show – this will be a treat.

Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District

http://www.alternativefashionweek.com/

TRAVEL Lastly, if you have been recently let go or are a student on a hunt for the one job in Toronto – may we suggest you voluntour? G.A.P Adventures is offering 10% off all voluntours this month. Book it and see the world, help out and immerse yourself in another culture far far away. An excellent way to surf over our economic crisis and grow at the same time. India, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil – GO GO GO!

So I guess, this is the end.

Bye cha-cha.

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