Monday, October 28, 2019

10 things to do in Toronto today

The Toronto Public Library is at the centre of events today as people gather to protest its decision to host a controversial figure, despite a petition against the event. Elsewhere, a local gallery is celebrating a huge milestone and there's music, movies, storytelling and more.

Events you might want to check out:

Protest at Toronto Public Library (October 29 @ Palmerston Library)
People are gathering to protest the Library's decision to host controversial writer Meghan Murphy and address important issues surrounding transphobia.
Big K.R.I.T. (October 29 @ The Opera House)
Rap star Big K.R.I.T. hasn't slowed down after first making his mark on the alternative rap scene with fresh flows and hot beats.
Shab-e She'r Poetry Night (October 29 @ Tranzac Club)
Local poets Debe DeRango-Adem and Paul Edward Costa lead this month's live poetry reading and an open mic session for everyone.
Tinder Tales (October 29 @ Gladstone Melody Bar)
In honour of Halloween, comedians and storytellers are taking to the stage to share tales of being ghosted in the worst way possible.
A Very Personal Story (October 29 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Filmmmaker and artist Lisa Steele's work helped shape the Canadian art scene in the late 60s and 70s and this free screening explores some of her work.
15 Years Of LUMAS (October 29 @ LUMAS Gallery)
LUMAS gallery is celebrating 15 years of showcasing local and international works by a huge range of artists with a night of drinks, music and food.
Nordic Nights (October 29 @ Ryerson University School of Image Arts)
Tracing the travels of Finnish linguist, scholar and envoy Gustaf Johan Ramstedt, this documentary explores Mongolia and the Far East through his work.
Jessica Mitchell (October 29 @ Drake Underground)
Dubbed 'country’s Adele’, Jessica Mitchell's powerful vocals are full of emotion and soul while she sings about all-things love, loss and life.
Through the Looking Glass (October 29 @ Ryerson Student Learning Centre – DMZ Sandbox)
Confabulation has rebranded to Replay Storytelling but still stays true to its form with local storytellers telling all-true tales of living away from home.
Labyrinth (October 29 - December 28 @ Cinesphere)
David Bowie in tight pants? Some of the catchiest tunes in cinematic history? Dream sequences? You better believe this classic flick has it all.

by Lisa Power via blogTO

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