Sexual Diversity and the Sochi Olympics: No More Rainbows

  • Toronto Public Library, Eatonville Branch (430 Burnhamthorpe Road)
  • 2 p.m.

Unless you spent the winter under a pretty big rock, you heard about the homophobic controversy Russia sparked while hosting the Olympics. Helen Lenskyj’s newest book, Sexual Diversity and the Sochi Olympics: No More Rainbows, takes a look at the anti-gay laws that were put into place, and how they affected gay athletes and fans. Join her for an engaging discussion on equality and the treatment of LGBTQ athletes in the sports world.

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Snow Bride

Katie Hood stars in Snow Bride. Image courtesy of Romantic Animal Theatre Collective.

Katie Hood stars in Snow Bride. Image courtesy of Romantic Animal Theatre Collective.

  • The Box Theatre (89 Niagara Street)
  • 8 p.m.

Talk about striking while the iron is hot—David James Brock’s Snow Bride is hitting the stage just in time for wedding season… and some other stuff in the news. When no one shows up for Helena’s bachelorette party, she turns to her oldest and most trusted friend: cocaine. Using humour, the play touches on the difficulties surrounding a life of addiction and its effects on interpersonal relationships.

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Mies Julie Is a Powerhouse Production

Hilda Cronje as Julie in Yael Farber's Mies Julie. Photo by Rodger Bosch.

Hilda Cronje as Julie in Yael Farber's Mies Julie. Photo by Rodger Bosch.

  • Harbourfront Centre, Enwave Theatre (231 Queens Quay West)
  • 8 p.m.

On Tuesday night, it was a clear and calm evening by the waterfront—a little warm, even. It was a hint of what (we’re hoping) is in store for us this summer, and created a serene and restful atmosphere.

That feeling was promptly destroyed by the production currently playing at the Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre, Yael Farber’s Mies Julie. It’s angering, devastating, and terrifying—but in the best way possible.

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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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