Join artist Ramón Serrano for the opening reception of his art show It’s Hot, It’s Cold. Each painting in the series uses a constructed landscape to represent change, uncertainty, and fluctuation. The exhibit runs until October 12th.
Hacklab.To is a collective made up of web designers, artists, computer programmers, and hardware hackers (in the MIT sense) who gather to share ideas and collaborate on projects. Join them for an introduction to hackerspaces, a discussion of what kind of work they do, and some demonstrations of nifty inventions like the 3D printer and electronic jewellery.
On September 11, 1973, Chile’s democratically elected president Salvador Allende was ousted in a coup d’état, and the brutal military dictator General Augusto Pinochet came to power. Patricio Guzmán’s documentary Nostalgia for the Light brings us to Chile’s Atacama Desert, which was once the site of a concentration camp run by the dictatorship and now serves as a mass grave. The documentary will screen for one night only to mark the 40th anniversary of the coup. Former Chilean refugee and community activist Carolina Gajardo will be in attendance, along with founder of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Dr. Joan Simalchik.
Experience Brazilian culture through the beauty of movement, courtesy of Newton Moraes Dance Theatre. Brazil, the Land of Tears and Soul uses Afro-Brazilian and contemporary movements and features dancers from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. Choreographed by Newton Moraes himself, the pieces were largely inspired by the loss of his partner of 23 years.
It’s time to go back to school—with Bad Dog Theatre Company and its new improv serial, Wayward. Join the staff and students of the Our Lady of St. Gordon of Levitt all-girls Catholic school for a darkly comedic look at religion, rebellion, and the complicated web of relationships between women. Comedians Aurora Browne, Jen Goodhue, Carolyn Taylor, Christy Bruce, Ashley Comeau, Ann Pornel, Jocelyn Geddie, and Kirsten Rasmussen will make up the powerful female cast, and Laura Barrett (Sheezer, The Hidden Cameras) will provide the music.