Festival Turns a New Leaf on Literature in the Digital Age

  • The Randolph Theatre (736 Bathurst St.)
  • All day

This Is Not a Reading Series founder, film critic, and all-purpose Renaissance Man Marc Glassman enters the spring festival fray with Pages Festival + Conference, a cross-disciplinary, mixed media celebration of the adaptability of the written word in an era when bookstores like Glassman’s own beloved Pages have closed their doors. As if that’s not enough, the festival at the Randolph Theatre will have a more theory-oriented companion in an all-day conference—taking place Friday at the Tranzac Club—on technology’s role in the new wave of publishing.

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The Crucible

Arthur Miller's The Crucible is brought to the small stage. Image courtesy of University of Toronto Scarborough.

Arthur Miller's The Crucible is brought to the small stage. Image courtesy of University of Toronto Scarborough.

  • Leigha Lee Browne Theatre, U of T Scarborough (1265 Military Trail)
  • 7:30 p.m.

The senior students of U of T Scarborough’s Theatre and Performance Studies are dabbling in witchcraft with their production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Set in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, this play reveals how quickly suspicion, prejudice, and fear can tear a community apart.

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Nerd Nite XXVIII

  • TRANZAC (292 Brunswick Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

Aiming to satisfy your thirst for knowledge, Nerd Nite returns for session XXVIII. University of Toronto professor Carolyn Harris is first on the bill with her history lecture “We’ll Never Be Royals: The Relationship Between Royalty and the Media.” She’ll be followed by Craig Fay, a stand-up comedian and science enthusiast, who will get everyone thinking with “Stupid Questions: Is Fire a Solid, Liquid or Gas?”

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A Platinum Production presents: The Producers

Red Herring of The Toronto School of Burlesque is one of many dancers to be profiled in The Producers. Photo by Chloe Whitehorn.

Red Herring of The Toronto School of Burlesque is one of many dancers to be profiled in The Producers. Photo by Chloe Whitehorn.

  • Bar 3030 (3030 Dundas Street West)
  • 8 p.m.

A Platinum Production’s The Producers is (unfortunately) not a striptease version of the classic film, but it is a who’s who overview of the Toronto burlesque and variety show scene. Come see what these beautiful and brainy entrepreneurs are capable of! The program includes performances by Dee Dee Starr and Ava Noir (Two Dames Productions), Red Herring (Toronto School of Burlesque), Mysterion (Great Canadian Burlesque), Johnny B Goode, Belle Jumelles, and St Stella (Platinum Productions), along with newcomer Regina Dentata.

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Ongoing…

A Journey Into the Forbidden City

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
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