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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.

You can see more events happening this week here, but these are some of the highlights:


Kuroneko - Kineto ShindoThis 1968 medieval-horror film directed by Japanese auteur Kaneto Shindô (Onibaba) sees the ghosts of two murdered women out for revenge against samurai-class responsible for their deaths. Kuroneko is definitely not your typical Valentine’s Day fare.


Feb. 14, 4:30PM @ Bloor Cinema
$5 members /$9 non-members

More details here.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Event

Sensations - Brigitte MaierAlone for Valentine’s Day or looking to do something a little different with your sweetheart? Check out the Anti-Valentine’s Day Event at the Toronto Underground Cinema, featuring the classic 1975 adult-film Sensations. The film was the first European blue-movie to become a hit in the US. Sensations debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, so it’s got to be classy, right?

Feb. 14, 8:00PM @ Toronto Underground Cinema. $8
More details here.

Wednesday Night Fright Nights: Audition

Audition - Takashi MiikeThe first part of the TUC’s ongoing Wednesday Night Fright Nights series features the twisted Takashi Miike classic Audition. With the help of a producer friend, a middle-aged widower holds an audition to find a new wife. But the object of his desire is not as perfect as she seems. Not for the squeamish or the faint of heart.

Feb. 16, 8:00PM @ Toronto Underground Cinema. $8
More details here.


The Hand Eye Society Social #11

Hand Eye Society Social #11Local gamers take note: If you’re looking to get into the video game industry or are interested in learning more about the thriving indie game development scene in Toronto, the Hand Eye Society Social is the place to be. Hand Eye is a great place to meet and greet members of the local game community, see what they’re developing, and play new and exciting projects.

Feb. 17, 7:00PM @ Unit Bar
More details here.

The Animated Series! presents Heavy Metal

Heavy MetalA chance to see the ultra-violent, hard rocking animated classic on the big screen. Based on the cult sci-fi/fantasy magazine of the same name, Heavy Metal weaves a series of weird and wonderful pulpy tales together into one hilarious, brutal and trashy epic. Featuring the voices of SCTV alum John Candy, Harold Ramis and Eugene Levy.


Feb. 17, 7:00PM @ Toronto Underground Cinema. $8
More details here.


Repo! the Genetic Opera Shadowcast

Cuddle up with the Repo! Shadow Cats for their February show at the Toronto Underground Cinema! Repo! Costumer Alex Kavanagh and propmaster Jim Murray will be in attendence for a Q & A after the show.

Feb. 18, 9:30PM @ Toronto Underground Cinema. $8
More details here.


The Monster Squad

The Monster Squad - TIFF Back to the 80s Series Poster
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Part of the Back to the 80s series at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Monster Squad follows a rag-tag group of kids as they battle the pantheon of classic movie monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy, the Wolfman and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Relive this 1987 classic on the big screen!

Feb. 19, 2:00PM @ TIFF Bell Lightbox.
More details here.

We’ll be back every Sunday to keep you up to speed on the latest dorky goings on. If you have an event you would like to have featured on This Week in Dork or on our Upcoming Events Calendar, be sure to contact us via email at

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