Ceramic piece by 2009 Sheridan graduate Chari Cohen, courtesy of the Gardiner Museum.
ART: The annual Sheridan College graduating class exhibit opens today at the Gardiner Museum. This year’s installment will feature contemporary ceramic pieces (including the one pictured above) from some of Sheridan’s most talented graduates. The showcase will run until April 26 at the Gardiner Shop in the Gardiner Museum. Artists featured will be Barbara Banfield, Aislinn Caron, Chari Cohen, Deborah Freeman, Melissa Jantunen, Carol McGarry, Joanne Noordhuis, and Martha Oguzowski. Gardiner Museum (111 Queen’s Park Circle), 6–8 p.m., FREE.
FUN: Tonight at the Mod Club, join Stride Gum for the Stride Gum Ridiculously Long Lasting Ping Pong Championship. Tonight’s event is the culmination of previous ping pong playoff events that have taken place over the last few months at colleges across the nation (entry was restricted to college students). Sixteen finalists will face off at tonight’s 19+ four-hour finale; whoever wins will walk away with $10,000 and the “coveted” title of Stride Gum Ridiculously Long Lasting Ping Pong Champion. Somewhat fittingly, the event will be hosted by Kenny Vs. Spenny stars Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice. The Stride Gum Ridiculously Long Lasting Ping Pong Championship is sponsored by Stride Gum. The Mod Club Theatre (722 College Street), 7–11 p.m., FREE.
DESIGN: Join Spacing at Harboufront Centre this evening to congratulate the winners of the thinkTORONTO urban development competition. Contest winners Mike Wilson, Jason Mills, Amy Mamtura, Cristina Matei, and Esther Hung will appear in a panel discussion this evening to talk about their winning designs (for more on their entries, see the Facebook event). Spacing Senior Editor Shawn Micaleff will moderate tonight’s discussion. Brigantine Room in the York Quay Centre (235 Queens Quay West), 7 p.m., $5.
FOOD: Eat the Street, the event series for young food critics we told you about yesterday, will have their first session tonight. The Parkdale Public School Pumas will be dining at Tibetan restaurant Shangrila. All are welcome to come along, enjoy one of the many <$10 main courses on the menu, and get a sneak peek into the insight of the next generation of critics. Just in case hanging out with elementary school kids is your thing. Actually, if hanging out with elementary school kids is your thing, maybe you should stay home. Shangrila (1600 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., FREE (…though presumably you would buy dinner if you went).