Today: Lunchtime chamber music, Prosecutor screens for free at the NFB, a reading series to support troubled youth, and The Crucible premieres at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.
MUSIC: The Toronto Summer Music Festival Fellows are putting on a lunchtime performance for the general public, as part of the three-week-long festival of classical chamber music. Catch Ann Okagaito, Chloé Chabanole, Veronica Lee, Ariel Carrabré, Nicholas Pappone, Leslie Ting, Emmanuel Francois, Eli Weinberger, Christopher Whitley, Laura D’Angelo, Rory McLeod, and Ashton Lim. Call 416-395-5639 to reserve seats. North York Central Library Auditorium (5120 Yonge Street), 12 p.m., FREE.
FILM: The NFB presents Free Favourites at Four. Today’s pick: Prosecutor, which follows Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo through the first trials at the International Criminal Court, formed by treaty in 2002. Both a hero and a menace, Moreno-Ocampo investigates the world’s worst criminals for some of history’s most heinous crimes. Based in part on Erna Paris’ The Sun Climbs Slow: The International Criminal Court and the Struggle for Justice. NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street), 4 p.m., FREE.
READING SERIES: HEAR/HEAR 18 is a reading series with a goal in mind. Not only does it feature performances by Progress, Mahlikah Awe:ri and James from the Songs, it also raises funds for Operation Springboard‘s young offender workshops. Participants in the program will be reading their work. The Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue), 6:30–8:30 p.m., PWYC ($5 suggested).
THEATRE: It’s 1692 and Salem, Massachusetts is being torn apart by accusations of witchcraft and spiritual possession. The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s retelling of this tumultuous time, starts tonight. Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane), 7:30 p.m., $22–$68 (cheaper for students and those under 30).
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