Vulnerability, Suffering, and Strength

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  • Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West)
  • All day

“The greatest art always returns you to the vulnerabilities of the human situation.” – Francis Bacon

“In the human figure one can express more completely one’s feelings about the world than in any other way.” – Henry Moore

These quotations, which welcome visitors to Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty,” immediately establish the exhibition’s tone and focus. Each artist’s distortions of the human figure, shaped by their wartime experiences, capture the vulnerability of our mortal forms.

Details: Vulnerability, Suffering, and Strength

Pillow Fight Toronto 2014

Photo by Jessica Buck from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

Photo by Jessica Buck from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

  • Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West)
  • 3 p.m.

Toronto has dealt with some frustrating issues of late (and we don’t just mean the weather), but Newmindspace has a solution: Pillow Fight Toronto 2014. The theme of the day is Superheroes vs. Villains, so come dressed as your favourite comic, anime, or completely made-up character. Just be sure to read the rules before you come, and play nice!

Details: Pillow Fight Toronto 2014

The Ladies of The Sketchersons’ Stag & Doe Fundraiser

Sketchersons member Ann Pornel will be manning the kissing booth, and may get pied at night's end.

Sketchersons member Ann Pornel will be manning the kissing booth, and may get pied at night's end.

  • Baltic Avenue (875 Bloor Street West)
  • 7 p.m.

The Sketchersons are sending a contingent of members—Allison Hogg, Ann Pornel, Alessandra Vite, and Alexandra Wylie—to Boston for this summer’s Women in Comedy Festival. But before the ladies take to the road, they’re doing a bit of fundraising for the road trip. Hence their Stag & Doe fundraiser; admission is free, but you’ll want to bring cash for raffles, games, a kissing booth, and a chance to bid on one of the ladies getting pied in the face at the end of the night.

Details: The Ladies of The Sketchersons’ Stag & Doe Fundraiser

Asian Music Series

  • Multiple venues
  • 8 p.m.

Small World Music Society is celebrating Asian and South Asian Heritage Month with the Asian Music Series. Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion, Sultans of String, Jonita Gandhi, and Shafqat Amanat Ali are among the many talented artists who will perform in venues across the city throughout April and May.

Details: Asian Music Series

Ongoing…

A Journey Into the Forbidden City

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
Details: A Journey Into the Forbidden City

ShakesBeer

From a previous presentation of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Photo courtesy of The Classical Theatre Project.

From a previous presentation of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Photo courtesy of The Classical Theatre Project.

  • Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie Street)
  • 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
Details: ShakesBeer