Events in Toronto today shows why the city has a reputation for offering a hodgepodge of diverse and vibrant cultural happenings, with everyone from Gloria Steinem stopping by to the return of Toronto's own DVSN and a special revival of Blues Brothers hits.Events you might want to check out:
DVSN (February 28 @ REBEL)
Toronto's own r&b duo have made their way back to their home city for the first of a two-night stint at Rebel.
The Blues Brothers (February 28 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre)
Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi Pisano are set to give a special performance of the iconic Blues Brothers classics in honour of the CAMH Gifts Of Lights program.
The Courage of a Movement (February 28 @ The Royal Conservatory, Koerner Hall)
Feminist lawyer Gloria Steinem discusses everything from the Women’s March to the #MeToo movement as we witness a sea change when it comes to gender justice and women’s rights.
6ix Rising (February 28 @ Toronto Reference Library, Hinton Learning Theatre (3rd floor))
Toronto's reputation as a hotbed for rising hip hop and rap artists takes centre stage in this full length documentary presented by Noisey.
Black Boys (February 28 - March 11 @ Buddies In Bad Times Theatre)
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents Black Boys, a raw, intimate, and timely exploration of queer male Blackness.
Dirkschneider (February 28 @ Mod Club Theatre)
German heavy metal singer Dirkschneider is set to make a stop in Toronto as part of his extended North America tour.
The Illustrative Wit of Barry Blitt (February 28 @ OCAD University)
You've definitely seen his work. OCAD U alumnus and New Yorker illustrator Barry Blitt is back at his alma mater to talk about his drawings.
Surrealism and Automatism in Québec Illustration (February 28 @ Art Gallery of Ontario)
Librarian Larry Pfaff presents a selection of illustrated books and periodicals from the 1940s to the 1960s featuring the works of Jean-Paul Riopelle, Paul-Émile Borduas, Alfred Pellan, and their contemporaries.
Jordan Rakei (February 28 @ Lee's Palace)
New Zealand multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Rakei is in town to play some of his signature jazz and hip-hop inspired songs off his new album.
Transatlantic (February 28 @ Revue Cinema)
Direct from its MoMA debut, the new digital restoration of William K. Howard’s lavish ocean liner melodrama takes bits from English audio track to picture elements from the French since no complete American release version of the film has survived.
by Lisa Power via blogTO