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Radar: Ra Ra Riot, Expressive Arts Therapy, The Fallen, The Media Scrum, BeerProv

MUSIC | Free Ra Ra Riot Show
Ra Ra Riot's second album The Orchard was recently released on Arts & Crafts, and if you've picked up the album at any local record shop like Criminal Records, Soundscapes or Rotate This, you've probably noticed that it comes with a ticket for a free Ra Ra Riot show at The Mod Club. If you haven't picked up album yet, you can get a taste of it live by emailing for the chance to win a pair of tickets. If you missed their recent performance at the Molson Amphitheatre because you weren't quite fan of the bands they were opening for, now is your chance to see a solo show.
The Mod Club, 722 College St, Free, 7pm

LECTURE | Expressive Arts Therapy: Fine Art's Embarrassing New Age Aunt
Just the term "art therapy" sounds like the most pretentious thing in the world. But feminist artist, activist and writer Kate Christine-Miller is here to tell you that it doesn't have to be as stuffy as you think it is. While she thinks it helps to create a community and break down barriers between artists and non-artists, there's nothing wrong with having fun and goofing around with it. She'll be at The White House tonight speaking about this as part of the Guess What!! Lecture/Workshop Series.
The White House, 277 Augusta Ave, PWYC, 7:30pm

THEATRE | The Fallen: A Tale of Jack the Ripper
Between countless movies and daytime A&E TV documentaries, there have been many tellings of the story of infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper. Each is different than the other since no one knows who exactly Jack the Ripper was, and with his story taking place over a century ago - I say who cares. But many do and there's a new stage play at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People about the subject, based on the book by Tory Doctor. It stars Marisa McIntyre and Jayme Armstrong, two of the finalists from CBC's How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? Looks like Jack the Ripper was the backup for The Sound of Music.
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, 165 Front St E, $20, 7:30pm

GATHERING | The Media Scrum featuring Nora Young
Only now in 2010, is it an actual thing to be a "social media expert" - I take that to mean those people who are ALWAYS on Facebook chat, but I know there must be more to it than that. The Media Scrum is an organization designed to bring people like bloggers, app developers and web designers together and connect with their fellow media enthusiasts in person, not just on Twitter. This month's edition of the Scrum welcomes fellow media enthusiast and host of the CBC Radio One show The Spark, Nora Young, to the group.
Grapefruit Moon, 968 Bathurst St, Free, 7pm

COMEDY | BeerProv
What better way to cap off the Monday after a beautiful weekend, than with watching a bunch of comedians drink a ton of beer and do improv. BeerProv is back for its fourth installment and promises to be better than ever with host Jim Robinson, musical guest Chris New and over 15 improvisers such as Bob Banks, Andy Hull and Mandy Sellers. I don't know what exactly makes drunk improv different than regular improv other than inevitably more swearing, but it might be worth checking out. Audience drinking encouraged too!
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St W, $5, 9pm

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