Commerce, Consecration and Community: The Paradox and Promise of Burning Man

  • Bloor/Gladstone Branch, Toronto Public Library (1101 Bloor Street West)
  • 7 p.m.

Whether you’re an experienced Burner, or whether you want to know why your friends escape to the desert every summer, this event is for you. The Toronto Public Library presents Commerce, Consecration and Community: The Paradox and Promise of Burning Man, with Professor Robert Kozinets. As an attendee of the Burning Man festival for the last ten years, he’s accrued a wide range of videos and stories. Join him for a discussion of the festival, its key elements, and how it supports social transformation and self discovery.

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Pieces of Me

Shahi Teruko and Sheldon Neil star in Pieces of Me. Image courtesy of Promise Productions.

Shahi Teruko and Sheldon Neil star in Pieces of Me. Image courtesy of Promise Productions.

  • Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace (16 Ryerson Avenue)
  • 7:30 p.m.

The old adage “appearances can be deceiving” rings true in Promise Productions’ new musical, Pieces of Me. Though Pamela and Parker seem to have a perfect marriage, trouble brews just below the surface. Parker works to solidify a happy future with his wife, not knowing that Pamela is restless, and harbouring a secret that could destroy everything. Written and directed by Deon Denton, the play stars the Shahi Teruko (Canada’s Got Talent), and recording artist Sheldon Neil.

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Picasso at the Lapin Agile

  • George Ignatieff Theatre (15 Devonshire Place)
  • 8 p.m.

Imagine what it would be like if Einstein and Picasso met in a bar and ended up competing for the affection of the same woman. That’s exactly what Steve Martin did (yeah, that Steve Martin) when he wrote Picasso at the Lapin Agile. This comedy, set in 1904, sees the two masterminds meet for a tête-à-tête in Paris, just before Einstein publishes his Special Theory of Relativity, and before Picasso paints Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Presented by the Trinity College Dramatic Society, the play runs for one week only.

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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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