Photo of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour courtesy of The Windish Agency.
MUSIC: With a spot on an iPod commercial and Gossip Girl, all signs point to next indie sensation for The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. So, check ‘em while it’s cheap at the Wrongbar tonight. This Danish duo from Copenhagen play a pop dance mix; local synth-punk trio Styrofoam Ones opens. Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., $16.50 advance at Soundscapes and Rotate This.
TECHNOLOGY: Hacklab.to is a hacker collective where techies gather, share knowledge, and craft odd items. Most recent project? A laser engraver! Go by their newcomers’ night, Unpatched Tuesdays, at the Kensington Market space and find out what these kids are cooking up next. Hacklab.to (170A Baldwin Street), 5 p.m., FREE
FILM: Tired of looking like a creep at the kids animation class? Well, now there’s a spot just for adults hosted by the National Film Board that guides participants through the dos and don’ts of stop-motion animated filmmaking. Register in advance by emailing [email protected]. NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street), 6:30 p.m., FREE
COMEDY: The proliferation of YouTube comedy shorts has given birth to the improvisational video. Top names in Canadian comedy, from the likes of This Hour Has 22 Minutes and The Second City, are presenting their improv videos tonight at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre with proceeds going to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street), screenings at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., PWYC.