Esben and The Witch, with Heliotropes

Heliotropes. Photo by Jessica Amaya.

  • Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West)
  • 8 p.m.

The day after Canadian Music Week wraps up, some Torontonians may already be missing seeing new bands every night. So consider the indie-rock double bill of Espen and the Witch, with Helitropes your CMW methadone. The British headliners are back with their second album, Wash the Sins Not Only the Face. Brooklyn-based Heliotropes has several EPs to its name, and is previewing a full-length to be released later this spring.

Details: Esben and The Witch, with Heliotropes



  • Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street)
  • 8 p.m.

It’s hardly news nowadays when an actor disrobes onstage, giving an audience a glimpse at what’s underneath a costume. It’s another thing entirely when the theatre itself strips down to its bare bones.

For Canadian Stage’s production of THIS, by Melissa James Gibson, a Canadian playwright gaining popularity in New York City, artistic director (and director of the play) Matthew Jocelyn and set designer Astrid Janson did just that to the historic Berkeley Street Theatre in Corktown.

Details: THIS Reveals a Theatre’s Bones