Radar: Pacino One Night Only, A House in the Sky, YouTopia, Stratford Food Community, Lightning Dust
Toronto events on September 10th, 2013
FILM | Pacino One Night Only
Al Pacino brings his One Night Only stage show to Massey Hall this evening, and the timing is perfect given that TIFF is still in full swing. To call this a "stage show' is perhaps elevating it slightly, as tonight's event is essentially Pacino delivering a career retrospective in interview format, but who can deny the intrigue that goes along with this career, and the charisma Pacino delivers in any situation? The performance of this show at the Palladium in London sold out in 24 hours. There will also be a question and answer period, and for $1,500 you can meet and get your photo taken with the Hollywood icon. Hoo-ah!
Massey Hall (178 Victoria Street) 7:30PM $79-$249
BOOKS & LIT | A House in the Sky
Author Amanda Lindhout visits Indigo on Bloor Street this evening for a conversation with Canada AM's Marci Ien. Lindhout is already well-known, even though this is her first book. She is a journalist and humanitarian who has been abducted while on various reporting trips both in Iraq, and more significantly, in Somalia, where she was held in captivity for over 450 days. Since those incidents, Lindhout has founded The Global Enrichment Foundation, a non-profit organization for which she also acts as executive director. A House In The Sky is an account of her lengthy and frightening abduction in Somalia and the ways in which it led her to a embrace and understand a more spiritual life of forgiveness and gratitude.
Indigo Manulife (55 Bloor Street West) 7PM
THEATRE | YouTopia: A Vertical City Performance
Tonight, the preview performance of Bruce Barton's YouTopia goes down at the Glen Morris Studio Theatre, with the official opening happening tomorrow night. This play, starring Kiran Friesen, Matthew Tapscott, and Dora Award-winner Adam Paolozza, is a futuristic tale with a retro twist. Protagonist Kiran lives in a high rise building with only AL, a "state-of-the-art 1968 computer" as her company and guide. As the building decays to the point of near collapse, Kiran attempts to carry on with daily life, knowing no alternative. An experimental twist will find the audience wearing headphones throughout the viewing of this production, a manifestation of the play's preoccupation with the bond that exists between humans and technology.
Glen Morris Studio Theatre (4 Glen Morris Street) 8PM $15
FOOD | GE Café Chefs Series: The Stratford Food Community
The September installment in the GE Café Chefs Series happens tonight at the Evergreen Brick Works. This popular series includes cooking workshops with close up demonstrations by accomplished chefs, wine tastings, and also discussions on modern ecological, political, and environmental concerns in the world of food. This evening, Stratford chef, Yva Santini will guide the workshop. Santini is executive chef at Pazzo Ristorante in Stratford, Ontario. The menu has a strong Italian influence, and this culture is part of Santini's heritage and roots. Tonight's featured winery is Beamsville, Ontario's Hidden Bench Winery, and cooking will take place in Evergreen's outdoor oven.
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) 6PM $75
Also Of Note
Photo of Al Pacino (duh)