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Radar: Science at the Movies, La Ronde, Evergreen Innovation Talks, A Chink in the Armour, Art Battle

Posted by Lauren Pincente / March 26, 2013

Short CircuitToronto events on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

FILM | Science at the Movies: Short Circuit
Johnny Five is alive and well at Sciences at the Movies, the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema's new popular series of science-related films. The 1986 sci-fi comedy Short Circuit, starring Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy, will close out the series in tonight's third and final installment. The story of a robot that is electrocuted and becomes intelligent, Canadian author and science journalist Dan Falk will be on hand to talk about topics related to the film with U of T professors Diana Raffman and Sheila McIlraith. Tickets are available through Eventbrite and at the doors.
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 5:30PM $10

THEATRE | La Ronde
Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde is a play that scrutinizes turn of the century sexual mores. Tonight, the Austrian playwright's highly provocative and formerly controversial story about ten sexual partners connections to one another will open on the Soulpepper stages. Directed by Alan Dilworth, this popular, circular and frank tale that explores taboos that even still exist today has been adapted for the Soulpepper stage by Jason Sherman and will run until May 4th. Tickets are available through the Soulpepper website.
Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane) 7:30PM $51 adult, $32 student

INNOVATION | Evergreen Innovation Talk: Who Pays for Regional Transportation?
Evergreen's six week series Innovation Talks continues tonight with an examination of effective funding structures for public transit. Examining regional transportation and the effects on the urban landscape, the panel will question who can really fund Toronto's transportation initiatives by comparing them to the structures of other international cities. Matthew Blackett of Spacing Magazine will moderate the panel consisting of Stephanie Cairns of Sustainable Prosperity, Richard Joy of the Toronto Board of Trade, City of Toronto's Robert Hatton, Metrolinx's John Howe and Monica Campbell of Toronto Public Health. Tickets are available at the door.
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) 7PM $10

FILM | A Chink In The Armour
Cultural labels of the Chinese in North America are tested in Toronto filmmaker Baun Mah's witty, engaging and surprising documentary, A Chink In The Armour. Screening tonight at Innis Town Hall, this award-winning doc challenges stereotypes about driving and math skills with hilarious results. The film is presented as part of the New Beginnings Young Canadians' Peace Dialogue on China & Tibet project and will be free for all.
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue) 7PM Free

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