Miss Representation

  • Royal Cinema (608 College Street)
  • 6:30 p.m.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Vireo Research is hosting a screening of Miss Representation. In this film, writer and director Jennifer Siebel Newsom aims to expose mainstream media’s failure to portray women in positions of power and influence in America. Proceeds benefit Because I am a Girl, Plan Canada. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Vireo Research partner Jacquelyn Salnek.

Details: Miss Representation

Steam Whistle Art Show: Voice of Patmos

The Voice of Patmos is Steam Whistle's March Art show. Image by Andrei Georgescu.

The Voice of Patmos is Steam Whistle's March Art show. Image by Andrei Georgescu.

  • Steam Whistle Brewing (255 Bremner Boulevard)
  • 7 p.m.

Steam Whistle Brewing gets biblical with their March art show, Voice of Patmos, inspired by the Book of Revelation and its rich descriptions of otherworldly scenes. The show features Toronto-based illustrators Andrei Georgescu, Ginette Lapalme, Patrick Kyle, and Chris Kuzma who have each created pieces based on their own interpretation of the text. The opening gala is tonight, the show runs all month.

Details: Steam Whistle Art Show: Voice of Patmos

Let’s Get Hot! Comedy Show

  • Yuk Yuks (224 Richmond Street West)
  • 8 p.m.

Let’s Get Hot! boasts a lineup of some of the best emerging and established stand up comedians in Toronto. Come celebrate the birthdays of hosts Chris Locke and Aaron Eves with Brian Barlow, Adam Christie, Nick Flanagan, Jordan Foisy, Dylan Gott, Todd Graham, Amanda Brooke Perrin, Kathleen Phillips, and The Kids in the Hall‘s Scott Thompson.

Details: Let’s Get Hot! Comedy Show

The Meme-ing of Life

The Second City cast take a minute to check their Twitters.

The Second City cast take a minute to check their Twitters.

  • Second City (51 Mercer Street)
  • 8 p.m.

If there’s one thing that’s particularly impressive about Second City’s new mainstage show, The Meme-ing of Life, it’s how well balanced it is.

As the title implies, Meme-ing is nominally a show about the internet, and certainly there is a fair bit of internet-centric humour. (One sketch, about a boy who falls into a YouTube-induced coma that can only be cured by reading, is particularly on point.) That said, it isn’t just a series of jokes about cat videos. Instead, it’s a well-thought-out show that manages to offer something for pretty much everyone, without stretching itself too thin.

Details: The Meme-ing of Life is an Epic Win

Ongoing…

Lear

  • Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West)
  • 8 p.m.

World Stage presents Lear, a retelling of Shakespeare’s tale of family, legacy, and tragedy, with Canadian legend Clare Coulter in the title role and director Philip McKee.

Details: Lear

Little One and Other People’s Children

Joe Cobden and Michelle Monteith turn their flashlights to dark corners of suburban life in Little One. Photo by Nir Bareket.

Joe Cobden and Michelle Monteith turn their flashlights to dark corners of suburban life in Little One. Photo by Nir Bareket.

  • Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

One of Canada’s most acclaimed and prolific young playwrights, Hannah Moscovitch, has her own mini festival at Tarragon Theatre this season. It started with This is War in January, and continues into March with three one-act plays, all concerning children. Two of those three plays form the double bill now on: Little One and Other People’s Children. (We’ve got a full review right here.) Later this month Other People’s Children will continue, paired with another one-act piece called In This World.

Details: Little One and Other People’s Children

Laws of Motion

The cast of Laws of Motion. Photo by Lindsay Anne Black.

The cast of Laws of Motion. Photo by Lindsay Anne Black.

  • Jam Factory Company (2 Matilda Street)
  • 8 p.m.

The Canadian premiere of Ashlin Halfnight’s Laws of Motion, about an accident that sparks a chain reaction of events, boasts a powerhouse ensemble assembled by Small Elephant Co-Op and director Chris Stanton, and is staged in a second-floor jam shop in Leslieville.

Update, March 12: The show has now been extended to March 23—but they absolutely have to close after that.

Details: Laws of Motion