Virgin Burlesque

The ladies of Theatre Inamorata prepare for their burlesque debuts. Detail of a photo by Stephanie Bell.

The ladies of Theatre Inamorata prepare for their burlesque debuts. Detail of a photo by Stephanie Bell.

  • Pravda Vodka Bar (44 Wellington Street East)
  • 7 p.m.

Theatre Inamorata, a company founded by four actors who love language, literature, and “women’s lib,” is putting together a show for the fall, and for this fundraiser for its evolving project, its members have been learning the art of burlesque. Virgin Burlesque: You Never Forget Your First Time has got a packed lineup of singers such as Rebecca Perry, comics such as Colin Munch, and veteran burlesque performers, including Belle Époque la Bonne Vivante. But the main event will definitely be the four founders (Hilary Carroll, Lesley Robertson, Michelle Langille, and Tennille Read) debuting the routines they’ve worked on for this special occasion.

Details: Virgin Burlesque

Trampoline Hall

  • The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West)
  • 8 p.m.

This month’s edition of Trampoline Hall—the monthly Toronto lecture series in which the speakers are required not to be professionals in their topic—features David Dineen Porter on modern North American dialects, Kalpna Patel on spelling bees, and Freddie Rivas on living “on the dole.” There will also be a special performance by curator Becky Johnson’s improv duo (with Kayla Lorette), the Sufferettes, who have recently begun a summer-long “tour of Toronto.” As always, the evening will be hosted by Misha Glouberman; the doors will open at 7:40 p.m. (and close at 8 p.m., when the lectures begin). A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Details: Trampoline Hall

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