Descant Magazine: Cartooning Degree Zero

Storytelling gets visual in the 164th issue of Descant Magazine. Image courtesy of Shannon Gerard.

Storytelling gets visual in the 164th issue of Descant Magazine. Image courtesy of Shannon Gerard.

  • The Handlebar (159 Augusta Avenue)
  • 7 p.m.

Descant Magazine is ready to release its 164th issue, and this time around, it’s expanding its content beyond the written word. Cartooning Degree Zero explores the idea of visual storytelling, and focuses on Canadian comic artists. Join contributors Shannon Gerard, Chris Kuzma, Rachel Richey, Andy Verboom, Gillian Goerz, Mark Connery, and Maurice Vellekoop for live readings, snacks, and raffles at the launch party.

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True Stories Told Live

  • The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West)
  • 7:15 p.m.

True Stories Told Live isn’t just a snazzy title—it’s the description of what’s going down in the back room of the Garrison on this fine Tuesday evening. Come by, have a drink, and listen to real people telling real stories. Without using notes, Rob Norman, Erin Rodgers, Jennifer Walls, Brian Spitz, and Ted Morris will each present completely true tales under ten minutes long.

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A God in Need of Help Gets Some From Its Friends

From back to front: Ben Irvine, Daniel Kash, Tony Nappo, Jonathan Seinen, Dmitry Chepovetsky, and Alden Adair. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

From back to front: Ben Irvine, Daniel Kash, Tony Nappo, Jonathan Seinen, Dmitry Chepovetsky, and Alden Adair. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

  • Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

We’re nearing the end of Tarragon Theatre‘s 2013/2014 season, and it appears we’ve also arrived at the final stage of its theme: love, loss, wine, and the gods. But that doesn’t mean the Tarragon, which has seen some major hits this year in Lungs, The Double, and The Ugly One, is phoning it in. Sean Dixon’s ambitious new script, A God in Need of Help, has produced not only one of the longer plays in the Tarragon season, but also easily the most dense and layered, mixing as it does historical fact and fiction with timeless issues of art, religion, and politics. Fortunately, that makes it the strongest mainstage show of the season thus far (we’ll see how Tarragon’s final show, The God That Comes, co-created by and featuring Hawksley Workman, performs in June).

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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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