By now, you’re probably familiar with TED Talks. An independently organized Toronto edition, TEDxToronto, is back for another year. This time, the theme is “The Choices We Make.” Above, you can see a clip from one of this year’s speakers, Steph Guthrie, who was also one of our 2012 “hero” nominees. The whole event will be streamed live, online.
“THE DOT SHOW” is a pretty cool-looking exhibition of Laura Clayton’s art, which consists of dots. Thousands of dots. (It’s supposed to deal with the concept of Horror Vacui.) Above, you can see a sample of the Clayton’s work (there’s more on the gallery website). The opening reception will be held on September 26th, at 7 p.m.
White Ribbon’s Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is returning for a fifth year, inviting men from across the GTA to strut their stuff in high heels in the name of helping to end violence against women. The fundraiser has raised over $390,000 over the past five years. Click here to register.
Join the Canadian Opera Company as it kicks off its 2013/2014 season of free lunchtime concerts with a special Meet the Young Artists showcase, dedicated to the late Lotfi Mansouri, COC’s former general director. Get acquainted with each member of the Ensemble Studio as they perform their favourite arias. Ensemble Studio graduate Simone Osborne will make a guest appearance.
Wednesday was not a great day for feminism, if feminism means getting upset when a prominent Canadian author and University of Toronto professor says he doesn’t care much for any literature written by women, or when an engagement ring must be “earned” by making a man 300 sandwiches. Needless to say, Louise Pitre’s one-woman autobiographical show, On The Rocks, couldn’t have opened on a day when audiences were more ready to hear the personal story of one of Canada’s biggest female theatrical role models—especially in a production created by an all-female crew lead by director Jen Shuber.
Juno-nominated indie group The Wooden Sky and Classical Revolution are teaming up to bring you a show in partnership with the White Ribbon Campaign (the world’s largest movement to end violence against women). This sure-to-be-exciting set will take place at Grace Church on-the-Hill, so you already know the acoustics are going to be great. Consider revisiting our recap of The Wooden Sky’s travelling show, which was one of the highlights of SummerWorks.
FIXED is a play by Zack Russell that describes itself as a “cross-generation mash-up of gay inventors looking for their fix.” The show’s main character, Gayle, invents a hook-up app that broadcasts men right into a user’s home. What could go wrong?
The Emergency Monologues is an evening of shock-horror comedy during which EMS ambulance driver Morgan Phillips turns true on-the-job stories into a stand-up routine. Be warned: you may hear such tales as the one about the man who cut off his own penis, the girl who got her leg caught in a bike, and more. Evalyn Parry will be opening. Check out the clip above to see what you might be in for.