For some magically ridiculous reason, CBC Radio 3’s weekly countdown, the R3-30, is broadcasting from a skating rink this week in a move that’s heavily dividing the hipster set after the announcement of another free—and markedly less active—event that same night: Tokyo Police Club at Nathan Phillips Square.
But host Craig Norris offers this pitch in their favour: “If you’ve ever listened to The R3-30 in the comfort of your warm, cozy home and thought, ‘I wish I were outside skating right now, but then I’d be missing The R3-30, the greatest show ever in the world ever,’ then on Saturday, January 26th, your wish will be granted,” says Norris. “And if your dreamy, indie Rockwellian tableau includes you with a mug of free hot chocolate in your hand, it’s really going to be your night.”
Free hot chocolate! And thirty of our very favourite Canadian jams? It’s like the gods are listening after all. So, uh, tie some blades to your limited edition Chuck Taylor tri-panel hightops (in Chocolate Brown?) and head over to Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre, Saturday from 6–9 p.m. With special guests and prizes. Or tune in and listen to people skating to Basia Bulat at www.cbcradio3.com. It only makes sense.
Photo courtesy of CBC Radio 3.