Now here’s an event that will help you break out of your shell (har har)—School Shucks: Oyster Class. Join the Culinary Adventure Company for an in-depth lesson that will cover oyster anatomy; how to purchase, prepare, and cook oysters; and the difference between the oysters found on the east and west coasts. Go home with a full belly, your own shucker, a recipe book, and the ability to impress your next date!
Take a trip around the world in one hour with Dancenette. This intimate showcase features 10 performances by groups and solo artists that touch on a wide variety of dance styles, including hip hop, belly dance, salsa, and Celtic.
The boys at Modern Superior aren’t doctors or scientists, but they’ve come up with a sure-fire way to cure arachnophobia. Okay, we can’t verify that claim, but if you come out to Video Vengeance #4: Kingdom of the Spiders, you’re bound to have a great time, despite the film’s horrible, crawly stars. Grab a beverage and some nachos, and bask in William Shatner’s masterful performance in this 1977 cult classic. Yelling stuff at the screen is not only accepted, it’s encouraged!
In the mood for some serious wordplay? Check out the Toronto Poetry Slam Semifinals going on at the Drake Hotel Underground. Competing for a spot in the finals—and ultimately, the official 2014 Toronto Poetry Slam team—are poets Andre Prefontaine, Patrick Walters, Estefania, Optimus Rhyme, Britta B., Ketch22, MultiPurpose Hot Air Machine, and David Delisca. St. Paul, Minnesota’s Kait Rokowski will be the evening’s feature act.