Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XVIII

  • Beit Zatoun (612 Markham Street)
  • 7 p.m.

Do you have so much creativity bubbling up inside that you need to share it with the world? Well, you’re in luck—it’s time for Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XVIII, an open-mic night for poetry and music. Bring your courage and your creations, or just show up to take in the talents of featured performers Vanessa McGowan, a spoken word artist and singer/songwriter; and straight-edge street-punk poet Josh Smith.

Details: Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XVIII

Art Battle 142

Twenty painters are vying for the title of best live painter at the Art Battle National Championships. Photo courtesy of Noah Gano.

Twenty painters are vying for the title of best live painter at the Art Battle National Championships. Photo courtesy of Noah Gano.

  • The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West)
  • 7:30 p.m.

Are you mentally prepared to be in the presence of greatness? If so, come out to Art Battle 142, the last live painting qualification round before the finals take place in June. Watch as 24 young painters create a unique piece of art in just 20 minutes. Attendees are encouraged to circulate through the room to observe the creative process, before casting their vote for the winner. All pieces will be auctioned off later in the evening.

Details: Art Battle 142

Flashdance—The Musical

Jillian Mueller as Alex Owens in Flashdance—The Musical. Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

Jillian Mueller as Alex Owens in Flashdance—The Musical. Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

  • Ed Mirvish Theatre (244 Victoria Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

Few fads have stood the test of time quite so well as dance movies from the 1980s. Now, one of the best films from this era has been adapted for the stage. Flashdance—The Musical revisits the story of a young female steel welder with a desire to dance, set to a score of iconic songs such as “Flashdance… What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “I Love Rock and Roll,” and many more.

Details: Flashdance—The Musical

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