Today, an arousing art gallery opens up, a cabaret for Valentine's Day, a free classical music concert, and a play on love and time machines has its world premiere.
ART: If you’re looking to cut the Hallmark crap and spice up your Valentine’s Day, consider checking out WITH PLEASURE, an x-rated collection of arousing artwork. The gallery features a digital collage, vintage pornography, paintings by Sri Lankan-born Rajni Perrera, and a trip inside an installation called “PORN FORT.” Huntclub (709 College Street West), 6 p.m.–11 p.m., FREE.
CABARET: In the spirit of Valentine’s, some of Toronto’s top cabaret performers will be putting on a show called Love Letters Cabaret: SMOKE. If you make a dinner reservation before the show, you’ll be guaranteed seating. Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West), 7:30 p.m., $25.
MUSIC: The Hart House Orchestra is filling in with classical music in a night called Violins and Valentine’s Day: A Perfect Match. The main event features Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony under the direction of conductor Henry Janzen; the programme also includes compositions by Beethoven and Copland. Great Hall, Hart House, U of T (7 Hart House Circle), 8 p.m., FREE.
THEATRE: Here’s your chance to preview an Off-Off Broadway play for one night only, before it makes its way to New York. The world premiere of “Love in the Time of Time Machines” tells the tale of a break-up and the fabric of the space-time continuum. Written by David Tichauer and Ned Petrie and directed by Chris Gibbs. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 9:30 p.m., $15.
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