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Sample a whole bunch of local rock this weekend at the Chubby Pickle, 762 Ouellette Ave. On Friday, it’s an allages show at 5 p.m., featuring The Tragedy of Mariam (whose debut CD is available now) and three more. $5 admission. Later the same night, it’s a 19+ show featuring The Eclectic Chair and The Tyres. Doors at 9:30 p.m., $3 cover. Online: www.ttommusic.com, www.myspace.com/theeclecticchair, www.myspace.com/thetyres
On Saturday, the Pickle welcomes The Tree Streets, Hello Bella and more. Doors open 9 p.m., $4 cover, 19+. Online: www.myspace.com/thetree streets and www.myspace.com/hellobellamusic.
Feeling idealistic? Do some yoga for a good cause on Sunday when the Eastside Yoga Studio celebrates the International Day of Peace. In recognition of the symbolic global day declared by the United Nations, the yoga studio will hold a special class in which 108 Sun Salutations will be practised in the name of peace. A cash donation is required to participate, with proceeds going to local charities. Happens 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 9733 Tecumseh Rd. E. Call 519-478-0087 or visit www.eastside-yoga.com for more information.
Get a lesson in Sexiness 101 on Friday when The Room (255 Ouellette Ave.) presents its Back 2 School Bender. Featuring drink specials, door prizes and a lingerie fashion show courtesy of La Senza. Doors open 8 p.m., 19+. Show up early and you can win a date with a lingerie model – complete with dinner and drinks at Chanoso’s. Call 519-252-5991 or visit www.theroom255.com.
Foreign cinema is what’s in store on Thursday night when the Windsor International Film Festival presents a screening of The Edge of Heaven (Auf der Anderen Seite) at the Art Gallery of Windsor, 401 Riverside Dr. W. This award-winning film crisscrosses between Germany and Turkey as it tells a complex tale of lost family, tragic love and cultural differences. Tickets cost $10 at the gallery, begins 7 p.m., rated 14A. Visit www.windsorfilmfestival.ca or www.auf-der-anderen-seite.de.
Toronto DJ Sydney Blu brings electronic beats on Friday night to the Boom Boom Room, 315 Ouellette Ave. On Saturday night, it’s the underground club sounds of Substance Detroit. 19+. Online: www.sydneyblu .com, www.boomboomroom.ca.