Today: learn about Yiddish, the AGO throws a big art party, and a comic-themed art show.
CULTURE: Ever wanted to know more about Yiddish? Yiddish Vinkl is a group of people who are interested in all things related to the language and its associated culture. And fear not if you don’t speak any Yiddish: the meet-ups are all conducted in English and are open to everyone. Free Times Cafe (320 College Street), 12 p.m., FREE.
ART PARTY: Over at the AGO, it’s the very 1st Thursday of the year (get it?). If you haven’t yet discovered this monthly series of in-gallery parties, they feature art, artists, live music, food, and drinks all at once. The AGO (317 Dundas Street West), 6:30 p.m.–11 p.m. Advance tickets sold out, limited $12 rush tickets available at the door.
ART: These days, thanks to Hollywood, superheroes are everywhere. But art galleries are still lacking in capes and tights—which is where Hashtag Gallery comes in. Check out a comic-themed art show that features many of the characters you know and love. Work from artists W. Scott Forbes, Ricky Kruger, Alina Urusov, Cy Berlin, and Deena Pagliarello will be on display. Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West), opening reception 7:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m., FREE.
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