Technology and Creative Community Spaces with Hacklab.To

  • Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street)
  • 6:30 p.m.

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.

Details: Technology and Creative Community Spaces with Hacklab.To

Nostalgia for the Light

  • The Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue)
  • 6:30 p.m.

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.

Details: Nostalgia for the Light

Brazil, the Land of Tears and Soul

  • Betty Oliphant Theatre (404 Jarvis Street)
  • 8 p.m.

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.

Details: Brazil, the Land of Tears and Soul

Wayward

  • Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West)
  • 9:30 p.m.

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.

Details: Wayward

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