The ROM’s Dr. Sarah Fee knows that there’s more to fashion than what we see in magazines. Join her for a lecture on The Textile Trades of East Africa and Madagascar, and learn about how Asian textiles made their way to the East African interior, and why.
Ichimaru—once one of Japan’s most famous geishas—left the profession in the 1930s to pursue a career in entertainment. Never really leaving her past life, she became known for adorning herself in the traditional geisha garb when performing in concert or on television. “From Geisha to Diva: The Kimonos of Ichimaru” exhibits several decades’ worth of outfits and personal effects, shedding light on the woman behind the makeup.
You might not know it, but you could be that person in your office: the one driving everybody crazy with constant coughing and sniffling. Do them—but especially yourself—a favour by attending Marni Wasserman’s Immune Boosting Workshop. A nutritionist and health strategist, she’ll discuss how your immune system gets compromised and which foods can help keep you in good health. There will be snacks to sample, and you’ll leave with a bunch of tips on how to get more nourishment in your life.
Little Terrors enters its third year of screening short horror films with Volume 24: Vicious Cycle. On the program are seven gory, terrifying pieces, some of which were featured at Blood in the Snow Film Festival. If you’re brave enough, go check out Olaf Svenson’s L’étranger, Jay Clarke’s Lively, and Takahide Hori’s Junk Head, among others.
Don’t be intimidated by the crass title. Queer As Fuck is simply a gathering of the funniest members of our LGBTQ+ community. Hosted by Catherine McCormick, this edition includes performances from storytellers Marco Bernardi and Brian Finch; character artists Danz Altvater and Candice Gregoris; comedy rap group Mullets and Mom Jeans; and sketch troupes Haus of Bot and the Ellens.