Do you have the guts to share your works of poetry during an open mic session? Prove it at Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XV. Even if you lose your nerve at the last minute, you’ll be able to take in special performances by award-winning author Farzana Doctor and spoken word poet and songwriter IF.
Soulpepper brings together music, theatre, history, and travel in a new and immersive way in its Salon Series. Aboard the Orient Express invites the audience to traverse the war-threatened Europe of 1939 on a train ride that stops in city centres like Paris, Munich, Vienna, and Istanbul. CBC host Tom Allen provides narration for this story, which celebrates history and music across cultural lines.
Even though June is still a few months away, the North by Northeast Festival is already getting warmed up. Give snow the finger and head to the Garrison for a taste of summer at what promises to be a pretty awesome NXNE Party. As one might expect, the night’s entertainment will be provided by esteemed musical acts, including Army Girls, Fresh Snow, Michael Rault, and Wish, with DJ sets from Justin Peroff (Broken Social Scene), Chris Slorach (Metz), and NXNE’s own Festival Director, Christopher Roberts.
Mullet the Zombie Clown has already returned from the dead, and now he’s returning to the Rivoli for another edition of Mullet’s Night Show. Done in the style of late-night television, this variety program features stand-up comedy from Robin Archer (Mullet’s trusty sidekick), music from Britton Vincent, and appearances by Rachelle Eli, Rob Faust, Precious Chong, and Melissa Story.