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Radar: Diary of Anne Frank, Are You Okay, Marian Bantjes at OCAD, FebCab, The Last Rite

THEATRE | Shakespeare in Action: Diary of Anne Frank
The story of Anne Frank and her will to survive has touched lives around the world for decades. It is hard to capture the essence of 'Diary of Anne Frank' in all its rawness, beauty, courage and chaos but if there's anyone to do it, it is the fine cast of Shakespeare in Action. Young starlet of the stage, Sascha Cole plays the title role, and the play opens tonight and runs until March 13th.
Central Commerce Theatre (570 Shaw Street), 7:30pm $15 adults, $12 students

THEATRE | Are You Okay
Are You Okay is a brand-new production, coined "a mutual autobiography in space" and performed by the alluring and mesmerizing Peggy Baker and Michael Healey. This one-woman, one-man show premieres to the world tonight on the Factory Theatre stage. Baker is a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of the 2009 Governor General's Performing Arts Award for lifetime achievement in dance. Healey has received numerous Dora Awards with his amazing talent both on stage and on television. They have come together with Daniel Brooks to bring us 'Are You Okay', beginning tonight and running until March 13.
The Factory Studio Theatre (125 Bathurst Street), 8pm $25, $20 students & seniors

ART | Artist Talk: Marian Bantjes
Marian Bantjes is known throughout the country and beyond as one of the finest typographers Canada has ever seen. She wears many hats, including that of designer, artist and writer and comes to Toronto with her latest exhibition I Wonder opening exclusively at OCAD. Her latest book of the same name has been dubbed "a 21st century illuminated manuscript" by the New York Times featuring gold leaf and ornate illustrations. An intimate meet-and-greet is taking place tonight where you can meet Bantjes and learn all about her exhibit.
Onsite [at] OCAD (100 McCaul Street), 6:30pm Free

FebCab has been bringing women and their many different talents together for almost three decades, in celebration of International Women's Day. It will be a magical night full with comedy, music, readings and dance, hosted by the very funny Sandra Battaglini. This year's keynote will be famed Canadian journalist and political activist, Judy Rebick. Come celebrate this landmark event with some of the city's finest women.
Harbourfront Centre - Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay), 8pm $32


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