Trampoline Hall

Three new lectureres names will be added to the roster at Trampoline Hall. Photo by Becky Johnson.

Three new lectureres names will be added to the roster at Trampoline Hall. Photo by Becky Johnson.

  • The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West)
  • 8 p.m.

At this month’s edition of Trampoline Hall, curated by Mark Reale, Zemina Meghji lectures on human-robot relations, Colin Gribbons about bringing golf into the street, and Adil Dhalla on the ramifications of sleeping at the office (alone, we presume). As always, the night is hosted by Misha Glouberman. Advance tickets will be available at Soundscapes (and sell out), and a few rush tickets will go on sale at 6:30 p.m., well before the strict 8 p.m. start.

Details: Trampoline Hall

Drunk Theatre History

Diane D'Aquila and Willaim Webster in 1973's Clear Light, which was shut down by Toronto's "Morality Squad." Photo by Michel Lambeth.

Diane D'Aquila and Willaim Webster in 1973's Clear Light, which was shut down by Toronto's "Morality Squad." Photo by Michel Lambeth.

  • The Downstage (798 Danforth Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

Inspired in part by Slings & Arrows (and this comedy series), there are going to be four nights of Canadian theatre veterans spinning ribald yarns about backstage antics. Hosted by Diane D’Aquila, the first night of Drunk Theatre History will cover the Stratford Festival exclusively, followed by nights focusing on the sordid tales of Canadian theatre in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, with guests like playwright Brad Fraser, Governor-General Award winner Paul Thompson, and director Peter Hinton. Tickets can be reserved by calling The Downstage at 416-997-7018, or via email (addy@thedownstage.com).

Details: Drunk Theatre History

The Calgary Stamp-AID Fundraiser

Comedians band together to raise money for flooded Calgary at the Calgary Stamp-Aid Fundraiser. Image by Kurt Firla.

Comedians band together to raise money for flooded Calgary at the Calgary Stamp-Aid Fundraiser. Image by Kurt Firla.

  • Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West)
  • 9 p.m.

There are a lot of comedians and performers in Toronto who hail from Calgary, especially performers who started out improvising at the Loose Moose Theatre. (The theatre is on dry ground, but cancelled a string of shows due to road conditions during the recent flooding.) Many of those alumni are banding together for The Calgary Stamp-Aid Fundraiser, to raise funds for the Red Cross Alberta Relief Fund. Hosted by The Rumoli Bros, the bill includes Canadian comedy heavyweights like Ron James, Gavin Crawford, and Ryan Belleville; the star-studded cast of Fringe show The Soaps; and musical guests like Terra Hazelton and Jay McCarrol. It’s PWYC, though the comics hope you’ll throw in a $20 for the Red Cross—and bid on a wide variety of auction items between sets.

Details: The Calgary Stamp-AID Fundraiser

Ongoing…

The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
Details: The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization