The Sketchbook Project

  • Trinity Square (9 Trinity Square)
  • 11 a.m.

Boasting a library of thousands of sketchbooks crowdsourced from around the globe, NYC-based Art House Co-op brings their Sketchbook Project tour to Toronto for a weekend residency at Trinity Square in the Distillery District. They encourage attendees to check out some of their hard copies (and digital ones) at the installation—and maybe contribute your own work.

Details: The Sketchbook Project

Oil and Player One: What is to Become of Us

Actor Tony Nappo takes part in the Goethe Institute's City+Climate reading series. Photo by David Leyes.

Actor Tony Nappo takes part in the Goethe Institute's City+Climate reading series. Photo by David Leyes.

  • Goethe-Institut Toronto (100 University Avenue)
  • 5 p.m.

As part of the Goethe Institute’s City+Climate focus, the cultural centre has teamed up with Philip Riccio’s celebrated The Company Theatre for a pair of readings of work by Swiss playwright Lukas Bärfuss and Canadian writer Douglas Coupland. Oil and Player One: What is to Become of Us, works by those writers respectively, will be excerpted and read by actors Alex Paxton-Beesley, Tony Nappo, Pamela Sinha, and Tim Walker, and directed by Riccio.

Details: Oil and Player One: What is to Become of Us

Jen Kirkman

Jen Kirkman, author of I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids, comes to town on her stand-up tour. Detail of a photo by Deborah Feingold.

Jen Kirkman, author of I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids, comes to town on her stand-up tour. Detail of a photo by Deborah Feingold.

  • Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West)
  • 8 p.m.

Comedienne Jen Kirkman, best known for her work on Chelsea Lately (and her hilarious storytelling for Funny or Die’s “Drunk History” series) has recently published her first book, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From A Happy Life Without Kids. She’s touring the book, and an all-new stand-up set, here in Toronto for three shows, with some excellent local openers. For Friday’s show, she’s joined by Darrin Rose and Diana Love; Saturday’s early show has Kristeen von Hagen and Evany Rosen; and the late show, Christina Walkinshaw and Mark Little.

Details: Jen Kirkman

Ongoing…

Arts & Crafts X Norman Wong Photography Exhibit

  • 1093 Queen Street West, Unit 2 (1093 Queen Street West)
  • 7 p.m.

Canadian indie music label, Arts & Crafts, are celebrating their tenth anniversary. As part of the celebrations, they’re showing a new exhibition from Toronto photographer, Norman Wong. The exhibition features images of various artists over the years including Feist, Kevin Drew, Emily Haines, and many more. You’ll be able to buy a book of photography there and a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Testicular Cancer Canada and MusiCounts.

Details: Arts & Crafts X Norman Wong Photography Exhibit

An Interview With Carmen Choreographer Davide Bombana

National Ballet of Canada Performers rehearse for Carmen.

National Ballet of Canada Performers rehearse for Carmen.

  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West)
  • 7:30 p.m.
Details: An Interview With Carmen Choreographer Davide Bombana