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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. 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 [email protected].

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

Family Day at the TIFF Bell Lightbox

The Nightmare before ChristmasTim Burton fan? Need something to do with the kids on Family Day? Hit up the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Monday, featuring free screenings of Tim Burton produced/directed films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Alice in Wonderland, free access to the Burton Exhibit and Burton-themed workshops, Sherlock Jr. in Concert, Singin’ in the Dark and more. Be sure to arrive early!


Feb. 21 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox
More details here.

LEMMY- 49% Mother F**ker. 51% Son of a Bitch

Lemmy DocumentaryDocumentary about legendary heavy metal musican Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. At 62 years old, the rocker is showing no signs of slowing down and this doc aims to prove that. Featuring interviews with fellow musicians, peers and fans, Lemmy is sure to be an interesting journey for metalheads and norms alike. Watch the trailer here.

Feb. 21 – 24 @ The Royal. $10
More details here.

Wednesday Night Fright Nights: From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till DawnThe 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. 23, 8:00PM @ Toronto Underground Cinema. $8
More details here.


Classics from the Vault presents: King Kong (1933)

King Kong 1933The grand daddy of all monster movies, The Fox will screen the black & white classic King Kong on 16mm this week. The film features Canadian starlet Fay Wray as the proverbial damsel in distress and incredible stop-motion effects by Willis O’Brien that would go on to inspire a generation of filmmakers. The evening will also include shorts, cartoons and prizes courtesy of Rue Morgue Magazine.

Feb. 24, 7:00PM @ The Fox Theatre
More details here.

CINSSU’s Free Friday Cult Night! Meet The Feebles, Q and Miami Connection

CINSSU Cult NightViolent, sex crazed, drugged out muppets, David Carradine fighting a dragon on the Chrysler Building in Manhattan and ninjas vs. guys who open letters often. U of T’s Cinema Studies Students Union is presenting an exciting triple bill of schlock to celebrate reading week. Check your brains at the door and be ready to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all.


Feb. 25, 7:00PM @ Innis Town Hall
More details here.


The Comedy Show Room presents Gavin Stephens at Jezebel

Gavin Stephens at Jezebel

Our own Gavin Stephens (of Geek Nerd Dork fame) headlines an evening of comedy – nerdy & otherwise – at Jezebel. Also featuring Adam McFawn, Dom Pare, Robby Hoffman, Dwayne Hill and a surprise guest. Take a listen to the GND podcasts for a taste of what’s in store.

Feb. 25, 8:30PM @ Jezebel. $12 in advance, $15 at door
More details here.


Breakin’ – The Breakdance Classic Hits Toronto

Breakin'Before Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo there was Breakin’ – the breakdance movie that started it all. Filled with more breakdance battles than any other film put to celluloid, Breakin’ will remind you why you either hated or loved the 1980s. The film also features a pre-Bloodsport Jean-Claude Van Damme as an uncredited dude dancing in the background.

Feb. 26, 9:00PM @ Toronto Underground Cinema $8
More details here.

More events may be added as details become available. Check back every Sunday for more dorky things to do in Toronto.

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