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Star Wars Day Toronto

This is going to be the best party in the galaxy - or at the very least the city of Toronto - on Wednesday May 4th. Harth presents Intergalactic Star Wars Day!

April Monthly Music

2011 is finally working up to something stronger this month; are we all in agreement that these first few months have been kind of slow in terms of music? Or maybe we’re just impatient. Anyways, while we’ve surely had some musical finds each month, April has definitely kicked it up a notch. In just the first week, Toronto will be visited by acclaimed international acts such as The Joy Formidable, The Raveonettes, Foster the People, The Mountain Goats, Nat Baldwin (of the Dirty Projectors), Cut Copy and Toro Y Moi.

Canadian Music Week 2011: Free Events Preview

Every year, Canadian Music Week takes over Toronto, letting 800 bands take over 55 different venues over five nights. It’s really fun chaos. This year’s fest starts on Wednesday, March 9th. So as you’re unlikely to go buy a $75 wristband at this point, it’s in Dork Shelf’s best and wonderfully cheap interests to tell you about the great, free portions of the festival.

Breakin’ – ’80s breakdance classic hits Toronto

9:00PM! Saturday Feb 26, 2011! At the Toronto Underground Cinema! From the director of RAPPIN’ and LAMBADA! From the producers of BLOODSPORT and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2! Get ready to pop, lock, flare & freeze! After over 25 years, BREAKIN’ returns to Toronto! Come out, breakdance and behold a MEGA-RARE screening of a 35mm print […]

This Week in Dork: February 20 – 26

This Week in Dork is a new feature that will attempt to encapsulate all of the dorky events happening in and around Toronto every week. This week's highlights include a free Tim Burton Day at the Lightbox, a metalhead documentary, a classic monster movie and more!

This Week in Dork: February 13 – 19

This Week in Dork is a new feature that will attempt to encapsulate all of the dorky events happening in and around Toronto every week. Sure, "This Week in Geek" sounds better, but there's a little thing called copyright which prevents us from calling it that. Here are some of the highlights:

Wednesday Night Fright Nights!

We all love a good scare. Now every Wednesday night come get a fright! That's right, every Wednesday we're going to be showing horror films. Horror flicks we love, ones that have scared the crap out of us, and ones we want to share with you. See you Underground...

Classics from the Vault presents KING KONG!

The Eighth Wonder of the World returns to Toronto for One Nite Only! Plus shorts, cartoons and prizes from Rue Morgue Magazine! KING KONG (1933) Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack Starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot and KONG Written by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace 100 mins | 16mm […]

The Anti Valentines Day event featuring ‘Sensations’

TORONTO UNDERGROUND CINEMA, DION CONFLICT AND EYESORE CINEMA PRESENT: SCREW VALENTINES! Single and don’t know what to do while your happily couple friends gulp down papaya and copulate on red satin sheets? Disgruntled jilted ex lovers unite finally with “SCREW VALENTINES!” an event for those of us not getting boxes of chocolate and getting that “soul mate” drunk off cheap champagne. SCREW VALENTINES! Is not just a film screening, but an event where before the film you can win prizes with games including: “Worst Heartbreak”, “Those crazy STD’s!” and “Pump and Dump”.

February Monthly Music

As this year starts to get steady on its legs, we'll all need to find some new strength as well. This month’s picks will do just that for you – all of these acts radiate confidence and are really starting to come into their own. Let’s take a note from their songbook and get going!

December Monthly Music

It’s the end of 2010! Holy crap! Music has been really wicked this year, but you know what, we here at Dork Shelf are kind of glad we’re on to the next round. We're excited for a fresh wave of newly made-up genres and themes. While this year held Kanye, teenage dreams, The Suburbs and more in priority, next year could have much more west coast chillwave bands, danceable Brit Pop and hopefully a lot more interesting local Toronto bands (wink).

November
Monthly Music

Really, what is there to do in November? It’s kind of a boring month, no? Maybe stressing out about Christmas is getting to you already? (And in that case, I say ‘oy.’) Dork Shelf can easily remedy this problem. Here are my music choices of concerts to feast your eyes and ears on as well as some hot new artists.

A Dork’s Guide To
Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche is upon Toronto once again. The all-night urban art extravaganza, which spans most of downtown, has some extraordinary exhibits this year, but there is also no shortage of boring and pretentious bullshit. It's going to be cold out there tonight, so make the most it! Here are some dorky things that are well worth checking out:

Podcast 2 Season 2: A New File

Jeff and Will are joined by new contributor Jesse and our friend Emily for this super-sized edition of the Dork Shelf Podcast. It has been a while since our last show, so we have a lot of catching up to do. We recap Fan Expo and the Toronto International Film Festival, talk about the games, films and comic books that have been entertaining us on the commode, and some of the many amazing dorky events happening in Toronto over the next few weeks.