The latest project by performance art collective Mammalian Diving Reflex, which is internationally renowned but intensely community-focused, is called Promises to a Divided City. It features a cast of 30 examining “data-driven” differences between neighbourhoods across the GTA, for 20 audience members at a time. There are five showtimes on the evening of Friday, May 30, and six in the afternoon and evening of Saturday, May 31; slots are filling up quickly for this, the first project by MDR at the new Theatre Centre location.
The May edition of the Critical Mass bicycle ride, which meanders through downtown Toronto on the last Friday of every month, may end up anywhere. But the weather forecast looks perfect, and with Critical Mass, it’s all about the ride, not the destination. Show up at 6 p.m. at the southeast corner of Bloor and Spadina with your pedal-powered vehicle of choice.
Spend your last full Friday night of May at Sheezer’s Spring Fling. The all-female Weezer cover-band-extraordinaire is playing Lee’s Palace, where its members previously dressed as superheroes and Spice Girls for a Halloween extravaganzas. Local acts So Young and Wax Atlantic open.
The competitive elimination comedy-slash-drinking show returns with past champs, rising stars, and seasoned comics/drinkers looking to take the Beerprov trophy. The dozen contestants this time around include The National Theatre of the World’s Naomi Snieckus; Sex T-Rex’s Colin Munch; and Cassie Moes, winner of last month’s “minor league” edition, The Draft. (A new edition of The Draft will also take place on Thursday, May 29, at Comedy Bar.)