Cordially Yours Craft Sale and Rock Show

  • Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West)
  • 5 p.m.

Get crafty for a great cause at the Cordially Yours Craft Sale and Rock Show. Peruse the wares of over a dozen vendors, while Irina Lipkin paints live on site, and Ronnie Hayward, Sport of the Future, Max Kelly & Tony Allen, The Beverleys, The Très Bien Ensemble, The Back 40, and Run with the Kittens provide the soundtrack. Half of the show’s proceeds will be donated to the Red Door Shelter.

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ROM Out and About: Earth and Space Trivia Night

  • Fox's Den (1075 Bay Street)
  • 7 p.m.

The ROM is changing the notion that scientists and technicians never stray from the dark safety of their labs with ROM Out and About, a program that connects museum experts with the public in casual settings. This month, test your knowledge on everything from planets to gemstones at Earth and Space Trivia Night, hosted by mineralogy technician Katherine Dunnell.

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Banjo Concerto: Jayme Stone

Banjo prodigy Jayme Stone in the studio. Photo courtesy of Jayme Stone.

Banjo prodigy Jayme Stone in the studio. Photo courtesy of Jayme Stone.

  • Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria Street)
  • 8 p.m.

Did you know that the banjo was once an instrument that proper young ladies were encouraged to take up in the 19th century? Were you aware that its origins are West African? Jayme Stone brings light to both these topics, as well as some great music on his album The Other Side of the Air. Join the Juno-winning Toronto native as he returns home to celebrate this new release, and remind all of us why he’s been called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the Banjo.”

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Macbeth and Shrew Arrive at Shakespeare in High Park

Philippa Domville and Hugh Thompson in Macbeth. Photo by David Hou.

Philippa Domville and Hugh Thompson in Macbeth. Photo by David Hou.

  • High Park Amphitheatre (1873 Bloor St. W.)
  • 8 p.m.

In the 31st year of Shakespeare in High Park, Canadian Stage has programmed two productions that are performed on alternating evenings. The two plays could not be more different.

Both Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew involve manipulative spouses and deceptive plots—but where one ends in marriages and love, the other ends with bloodshed and terror. One is infamously problematic, and the other is one of Shakespeare’s most popular. And the two directors, Ted Witzel and Ker Wells, both of whom join Shakespeare in High Park after completing a directing program held in collaboration between Canadian Stage and York University, only exaggerate the differences.

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Family Nature Walk: Bat Night

  • Square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant (200 Parkside Drive)
  • 8:30 p.m.

Everyone knows Batman, but this is your chance to meet a bat doctor. As part of the Family Nature Walk series, Dr. Brock Fenton, a veritable bat expert, will share his research on the creatures, including their physical and behavioral adaptations and the threats they face. He’ll then lead the group on a hike around Grenadier Pond in search of native bats. Bring a flashlight, and a chair or blanket to sit on.

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Kelly McMichael and The Gloss EP Release Show

Kelly McMichael celebrates the release of a new album with her friends "The Gloss". Photo courtesy of Kelly McMichael.

Kelly McMichael celebrates the release of a new album with her friends "The Gloss". Photo courtesy of Kelly McMichael.

  • Clinton's (693 Bloor Street West)
  • 9:30 p.m.

Already known for their involvement in a plethora bands such as Gentleman Reg, Kashka, Islands, and Diamond Rings, Kelly McMichael and Geordie Gordon decided it was time to record their very own album. With the help of Robin Love and Emmott Clancy, an aptly titled Kelly McMichael and The Gloss will be celebrating the release of their five-track EP Liminal on stage alongside their friends in Blimp Rock, and The Magic.

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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
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