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Radar: Speed Dating for the Arts, Thomas Hirschhorn Lecture, Land Line by Gillian Willans, Dodger, Lukas Rossi Acoustic Show

ARTS | Spring Fling: Speed Dating for the Arts
This isn't your typical night of speed dating. This is speed dating for the arts! Getting dolled up is not part of the equation - although you are more than welcome to. Instead tonight you will take part in 'mini dates' with each of the participating, culturally diverse arts organizations in attendance. Last year was a huge success and this year is expected to be even more outstanding and thoroughly rewarding. This could be the chance to meet the organization of your dreams!
The Annex Live (296 Brunswick Avenue), 6-9pm Free

TALK | Lecture / Thomas Hirschhorn
Next month, Das Auge (The Eye) will be opening at The Power Plant, by artist Thomas Hirschhorn from Switzerland, by way of Paris. He is praised for his unique way of using "everyday materials, found images and impassioned graffiti-like texts" and doing so to engage people in thinking about politics and philosophy. Be the first to catch the worm, or in this case, the artist as he discusses his massive and awe-inspiring latest work, Das Auge tonight at Studio Theatre.
Studio Theatre (235 Queens Quay West), 7pm $4 members, $6 non-members

ART | Land Line - Gillian Willans
As they say, there is no place like home. For Canadian artist Gillian Willans this sentiment couldn't ring more true as visualized through her latest collection, Land Line. She explores the concept of how the physical space of home, "stores emotion, lost time and ultimately mirrors the values of the broader community." She will be in attendance tonight at the exhibit's opening and more than willing to discuss her vision and share her passion, with you, the thoughtful viewer.
The Telephone Booth Gallery (3148 Dundas Street West), 6-9pm Free

MUSIC | Dodger at The Great Hall
Dodger, a collective made up of fine musicians and captained by lead singer Matt Drake, guitarist Luke Muldoon, keyboardist Andrew Russell, drummer Stewart Fazekas and bassist Ryan Regimbal will be performing a very special show tonight at the beautiful and historic Great Hall. They have created quite the name for themselves, playing energetic and unforgettable live shows with a killer rock-reggae sound. Tonight is exactly one of those nights and fans will be pleased to know they'll be playing songs from their latest release, In Us We Trust as well as album favourites, Musth and Abomination.
The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West), 8:30pm $10

MUSIC | Lukas Rossi Acoustic Show
You may have heard of Canadian rocker Lukas Rossi from his win of Rock Star Supernova. Despite the bogus affair that the show was, Rossi has kept plugging away at a legitimate music career. His next stop brings him to the Tranzac tonight where he'll be playing an acoustic live show.
The Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue), 8pm $25


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