THEATRE: Puppeteer troupe The Old Trout Puppet Workshop will be presenting their project Famous Puppet Death Scenes at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. The Dora-nominated production explores what happens when extremely well-crafted puppets get annihilated. The show runs until October 16. Young Centre for the Performing Arts (55 Mill Street, Building 49), 8 p.m., $20-$30
WORDS: Internationally renowned printmaker Akira Kurosaki is speaking today at OCAD. Kurosaki’s work is displayed at MoMA, the British Museum, and the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. Ontario College of Art and Design Auditorium (100 McCaul Street), 12 p.m., FREE.
POLITICS: There is a Federal Election Town Hall debate tonight featuring four of Toronto’s leading MP candidates. Olivia Chow, Bob Rae, Peter Van Loan, and Nick Capra will be present to discuss the government’s funding cuts to the arts, the poverty gap, public transit and urban development, and the economy. If you can’t make it out, you can listen to the live broadcast at 7:30 p.m. on CBC Radio One. The debate will be hosted by CBC Radio’s Andy Barrie. Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front Street West), 6:30 p.m., FREE (first come, first seated).
ART: Toronto artist Gareth Bate is holding a solo exhibition at York University‘s Glendon Gallery, launching with a reception this evening. “Penance & Devotion” will feature screenings of Bate’s film Penance, a filmed performance piece where Bate crawls along Queen Street West with a field of grass on his back. The film teaches us awareness of both environmental destruction and what some people will do in order to be accepted as “artists.” Bate will also be showing his landscape paintings. The exhibit is guest curated by Colette Laliberté. Glendon Gallery at Glendon College (2275 Bayview Avenue), 6 p.m., FREE.
Photo from Famous Puppet Death Scenes courtesy of the Old Trouts’ website.