Tonight: OCAD film students showcase their work, House of Anansi throws a party, the Bata Shoe Museum celebrates sneakers, and Laugh Sabbath holds a live taping.
- Film: If you wanted a peek into what some local film students have been working on, be sure to drop in on the OCADU Augmented Cinema Film Festival. The festival will be highlighting work done by students from all years in a variety of formats including film, video, and animation. And for those wondering what augmented cinema is, the festival’s director, Jamie McMillan, coins it as something that has “evolved out of the desire to immerse audiences into the films and create a fictional disembodiment from the self.” The Royal Cinema (608 College Street), 6:30 p.m., FREE. Details
- Books: If it’s been a while since you attended a poetry night, consider checking out the Anansi Poetry Bash, which offers refreshments, music, and, of course, poetry. The evening marks the launch of three collections (which means a chance to buy and get them signed by the authors) including Under the Keel by Michael Crummey, The Polymers by Adam Dickinson, and 1996 by Sara Peters. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), 7 p.m., FREE. Details
- Parties: Sneakers! We all wear them, but where do they come from? “Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture” is the very first North American exhibition to take a look at sneaker culture. In celebration of its opening, the Bata Shoe Museum is throwing a huge grand opening party. The event features NYC’s DJ Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love, and Toronto’s DJ Tabs, as well as cocktails and, of course, the chance to explore the world of sneakers. Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor Street West), 9 p.m., $10 advance, $15 door. Details
- Comedy: What’s more exciting than attending the weekly Laugh Sabbath comedy show? Getting to attend a live taping, of course. This week’s special features a variety of comedic titans including Sara Hennessey, Nick Flanagan, Tim Gilbert, Brian Barlow, Adam Christie, Bob Kerr, Chris Locke, Kathleen Phillips, James Hartnett, and Tom Henry. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 9:30 p.m., $5. Details
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