In today's UP: Obsidian Theatre features a Black History Month panel discussion, Raise the Rhythm fundraiser features SYTYCDC winner Jordan Clark, and the Alt Dot Comedy Lounge features funny folk.
DISCUSSION: As Black History Month comes to a close, Obsidian Theatre hosts a panel discussion called Black Ties and The Politics of Playwriting, featuring esteemed Canadian playwrights George Elliot Clarke, Marcia Johnson, Motion, and Donna Michelle St. Bernard; a party and reception will follow. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street), 6 p.m.–10 p.m., FREE.
FUNDRAISER: A trio of University of Toronto students have organized the Raise the Rhythm fundraiser, incorporating fashion and dance into their event benefiting Canadian Feed The Children. This means you’ll see especially slick outfits, we expect, on guest performers like So You Think You Can Dance Canada winner Jordan Clark, beatboxer Scott Jackson, and the Varsity Blues dance team, among other up-and-coming dancers, models, and designers. Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Avenue), 7:30 p.m,. $15–$25.
COMEDY: Long-running stand-up showcase Alt Dot Comedy Lounge has started livestreaming selected shows, but tonight ain’t one of them, so we recommend you go in person to catch sets from such hilarious folks as Debra DiGiovanni, Ron Sparks and Fraser Young, Rebecca Kohler, and host Mark Forward. The Rivoli (332 Queen Street West), doors at 8:30 p.m., PWYC.
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