I Thought There Were Limits

Kika Thorne's Singularity. Photo by Scott Massey, courtesy of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.

Kika Thorne's Singularity. Photo by Scott Massey, courtesy of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.

  • Justina M Barnicke Gallery (7 Hart House Circle)
  • All day

When’s the last time you attempted to reconceptualize the dimensions of space? If it’s been a while, you might consider checking out a new exhibition called I Thought There Were Limits, which aims to do just that. This particular exhibit is unique in that the artwork forms a relationship with the site itself (in this case, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery). The work on display is brought to you by curator Julia Abraham (as part of the MVS degree in Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto). The artists include Karen Henderson, Yam Lau, Gordon Lebredt, Kika Thorne, and Josh Thorpe.

Details: I Thought There Were Limits

Ongoing…

Sound Image Music Photography Exhibition

  • Analogue Gallery (673 Queen Street West)
  • 12 p.m.

Tonight (March 19), the second-annual Sound Image Music Photography Contest and Exhibition kicks off with a party. Judges Stephen Carlick (Exclaim! photo editor), Lucia Graca (creative director of Analogue Gallery), music photographer Barrie Wentzell, and Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning will start the evening by announcing the contest’s winner. The two-week-long exhibition features work from Courtney Lee Yip, Brian Patterson, Jess Baumung, Kevin Calixte, Roger Cullman, Vanessa Heins, and more.

Details: Sound Image Music Photography Exhibition

A Hand of Bridge and No Exit

A Hand of Bridge opens tonight as part of a double bill at Soup Can Theatre. Photo courtesy of Soup Can Theatre.

A Hand of Bridge opens tonight as part of a double bill at Soup Can Theatre. Photo courtesy of Soup Can Theatre.

  • Tapestry New Opera Studio (9 Trinity Street, Studio 315)
  • 7:30 p.m.

Soup Can Theatre presents a short-run double bill of two classic works that were both ahead of their respective times. Samuel Barber’s contemporary opera A Hand of Bridge focuses on themes of jealousy, unrequited love, marital infidelity, and bisexuality. Sartre’s No Exit finds three strangers in Hell, faced not with eternal torture, but with the pain each others’ words, thoughts, and actions inflict. A Hand of Bridge will be backed by a live 14-piece orchestra.

CORRECTION: March 28, 2013, 3:00 PM This listing originally said, incorrectly, that both No Exit and A Hand of Bridge will be accompanied by an orchestra. In fact, only A Hand of Bridge has that distinction.

Details: A Hand of Bridge and No Exit

Ching Chong Chinaman

  • Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East)
  • 8 p.m.

fu-GEN Theatre Company presents the Canadian premiere of Lauren Yee’s cheeky and insightful play, Ching Chong Chinaman. The ultra-assimilated Wong family don’t quite fit the Asian-American stereotype: teenaged Upton ignores chores and homework to play video games, and his sister Desi’s math scores are less than stellar. Upton’s solution to both problems? Hire an Asian indentured servant with an American dream. Starring Zoe Doyle, Brenda Kamino, Oliver Koomsatira, Richard Lee, Jane Luk, and John Ng.

Details: Ching Chong Chinaman

The Whipping Man

  • Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street)
  • 8 p.m.

The Whipping Man is a 2011 John Gassner New Play Award–winning play that’s set during Passover in 1865. The show tells the tale of a confederate officer who has returned home after the Civil War to find his family missing, but two former slaves remaining. While waiting for the family’s return, the concepts of master and slave, and those of slavery and war, are explored. Directed by Philip Akin and starring Sterling Jarvis, Brett Donahue, and Thomas Olajide.

(Bonus tip: you can save 25 per cent off tickets to the March 16 and April 4 shows by buying them through Toronto-based publisher Bookclub-in-a-Box.)

Details: The Whipping Man

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

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  • Multiple venues
  • All day

If you’re looking to expand your cultural knowledge of Latin America, look no further than the aluCine Festival. This showcase of all things Latin American features a wide variety of events, including film screenings, art installations, and workshops.

Details: aluCine Latin Film and Media Arts Festival

Fresh Blood

  • Harbourfront Centre, Enwave Theatre (231 Queens Quay West)
  • 9:30 p.m.

Sorry Twi-hards, this has nothing to do with vampires. Fresh Blood celebrates the work of emerging Canadian choreographers from a number of dance backgrounds. Each choreographer has five minutes to showcase their work. Featuring Meredith Andersen, Daina Ashbee, Rhonda Baker, Sarain Carson-Fox, Emilio Colallio, Justin De Bernardi, Michelle Fox, Kurtis Herd, Anali Reizvikh, Leslie Glen, Jacob Niedzwiecki, Jillian Peever, Alysa Pires, Amanda Pye, Rhanda Jones, Anjelica Scannura, Elke Schroeder, and Colleen Snell.

Details: Fresh Blood