Radar: Jamie Kilstein Live, Krupke's Last Show w/ The Ruby Spirit & Guests, Say My Name, The God Awful [Comedy] Show, Twelfth Night; Or What You Will
COMEDY | Jamie Kilstein - Live at Comedy Bar
Comedian and writer Jamie Kilstein is landing down in Toronto for only two nights of hysterical, belly-aching comedy shows. Of course none other than the source of the city's funny bone, the Comedy Bar is hosting him for what is sure to be a huge coup for our humour scene. He may be American but don't hold that against him; he has been praised by the likes of Robin Williams, Janeane Garofalo and Noam Chomsky. No big deal. With cheap tickets and it being Friday night, there really is no reason why you shouldn't be there.
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 8pm $15 advance, $20 door
MUSIC | Krupke's Last Show w/ The Ruby Spirit & Guests
It is always polite to pay your respects to a soldier down. Tonight's fallen hero being celebrated is Krupke, an art-rock indie band closing its chapter with a rocking celebration and final show. West Side Story reference aside, they've been a fan favourite for years and if you haven't seen them live yet, now is your only and final chance. Original bandmate Sep from soul-infused Whale Tooth will be pounding it out on drums. Don't miss it!
Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street), 9pm $7
FILM | Urban Music Week Film Fest: Say My Name
Say My Name is an exposĂŠ into the lives of female lyricists in a world of R'n'B overshadowed by men and gender biases. This film is a "worldwide documentary that takes viewers on a vibrant tour of urban culture and musical movement" around the world, from the Bronx to Philly, Detroit, L.A. and more. It features female icons such as Erykah Badu, Jean Grae, Rah Digga, Remy Ma and more who speak earnestly about class, race, and gender in pursuing their passions and careers as female urban pioneers.
National Film Board Cinema (150 John Street), 7-9:30pm $8
COMEDY | The God-Awful [Comedy] Show
Come see some of the city's best comedians bare all at CFI's Campaign for Free Expression event, The Gold Awful [Comedy] Show. This is a way to throw your cares away and succumb to the laughter while at the same time supporting a worthy cause, all wrapped into one riotous package. Looking for something to start your weekend off with a bang? Look no further than the stage at CFI.
Centre for Inquiry Ontario (216 Beverly Street), 8:30pm $15 general, $10 students, $5 members
THEATRE | Twelfth Night; Or What You Will
Don't be discouraged by the Shakespearan title; this performance is a take on the classic, but with a 21st century spin dedicated to 20-somethings navigating life, its pitfalls, peaks and challenges. Whether you are a Shakespeare virgin looking for the perfect first, a lover of the theatre or just looking for a good time, the play has your name all over it. It sold out quickly during its run at The Cameron House in January and is expected to do the same at The Annex Theatre, so jump on those tickets!
The Annex Theatre (730 Bathurst Street), 8pm $15
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