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Radar: Testaments, Rent, The Beets and Brilliant Colours with Planet Creature, Taste of Parkdale, Women Fully Clothed, Sketch Com-Ageddon, Brian Henderson's Sharawadji Book Launch

FILM | Testaments
Documentary filmmakers Scott Humphries (Humphries Road) and Daniel Froidevaux (Little Castle) will serve as panelists tonight at DOCNOW festival's Testaments. Observing how memories, remembrance and history are vital to the documentary filmmaking process, the panelists will discuss their own works and how these themes parlay into the larger political and economic context. The session will be moderated by TINARS Director Marc Glassman and will examine the importance of documentaries in preserving history and imagining the future.
Oakham Lounge (55 Gould Street) 6:30PM Free

THEATRE | RENT
The Tony Award-winning rock opera about struggling artists living in New York City's Bohemian Alphabet City makes its return to Toronto stages tonight at the Bathurst Street Theatre. With a cast of Toronto performers, independent company Fallen Rock have created this local production with all proceeds going toward the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, an organization that serves children with cancer. A 1994 adaptation of La Bohème, RENT is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals but won't be running for long in Toronto as the last show takes places on the 18th.
Bathurst Street Theatre (736 Bathurst Street) 7:30PM $25-$55

MUSIC | The Beets and Brilliant Colors with Planet Creature
New York indie band The Beets makes an appearance at Parts & Labour tonight with their '50s style fast garage rock debut album Spit In The Face Of People Who Don't Want To Be Cool. The Beets' tour partners, San Fran's twee pop delight Brilliant Colors, will also be joining them on the Parts stage in preparation for the release of their upcoming summer LP Again and Again. Toronto's own indie grimers Planet Creature will open the show.
The Shop under Parts & Labour (1566 Queen Street West) 9PM $9

ART | Taste of Parkdale--Gallery 1313's 13th Anniversary
Parkdale's not-for-profit Gallery 1313 is celebrating its 13th anniversary with a party that is all about the neighbourhood. A collection of donated works will be available for viewing in the Process Gallery with paintings by Parkdale artist Freddie Towe and photographic works by Alex Liros also on display. Food from local Parkdale restaurants, including Cardinal Rule, The Chocolateria and Stampede Bison Grill, will be served and there are gift certificates from local businesses such as Another Story Bookshop and The Revue Cinema to be won. Like a good neighbour, be there to celebrate local art, culture and all things Parkdale.
Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen Street West) 7PM $30

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