Today: the annual fall Bibliobash, My Second Smile at the Factory Theatre, and Tap Dogs come to Toronto for a limited time.
BOOKS: It’s time for the annual fall Bibliobash with Biblioasis and some of Canada’s best fiction writers. Journey Prize nominee C.P. Boyko will read from his new collection, Psychology and Other Stories, Nadine McInnis will read from her sophomore work, Blood Secrets, and Alice Petersen will read from her novel All the Voices Cry. There will also be a special guest appearance from poet Norm Sibum. Dora Keogh Irish Pub (141 Danforth Avenue West), 7 p.m., FREE.
THEATRE: At the age of 16, Noah Spitzer was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. His equally rare iodine therapy treatment and follow-up surgery left him with a noticeable scar on his neck, and a story to tell. He relives his brush with mortality in My Second Smile, a one-man show full of music, laughter, and courage. Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street), 7:30 p.m., $16.50.
DANCE: Part theatre, part dance, and part rock concert, Tap Dogs has taken tap dance and made it rough, tough, and cool. Creator and choreographer Dein Perry has come a long way, from learning to dance at a makeshift school in Australia with the other “dogs” to presenting his show in 330 cities around the world. Tonight is the first of a very limited run of shows in Toronto. Royal Alexandra Theatre (260 King Street West), 8 p.m., $25–$89.
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