Radar: The End of Suburbia, Flow Yoga at the ROM, My Tapes, 1 Girl, 5 Gays, 500 Fans, Madonna Marathon
FILM | The End of Suburbia Screening
A documentary that examines the effect of declining oil supplies and the North American lifestyle that is over-reliant on fossil fuels, The End of Suburbia (2004) will be screened tonight at the National Film Board's Ontario Centre. The film focuses on World Oil Peak--reaching the point of exhaustion of the world's fossil fuel supply--and the likelihood that this event will cause the death of the suburbs. Director Greg Greene will be present to discuss the film and its ability to change human consumption patterns, including the influence that The End of Suburbia has had on the Transition Movement, which seeks to help towns become independently sustainable.
National Film Board of Canada's Ontario Centre (150 John Street) 7PM $5 or PWYC
CULTURE | Flow Yoga at the ROM
Flow Yoga at the ROM is yoga the way it was meant to be: Participants will engage in a simple class beneath the museum's large Buddha statue, practicing positions while taking in the awe-inspiring work of art and listening to live acoustic accompaniment. This Vinyasa flow yoga class will be taught by i am yoga's Linda Malone and is free for all levels of experience. Malone, who has trained with yoga therapist Susi Hately-Aldous, will teach the 75-minute class as part of ROM's Water exhibition, demonstrating the cultural and scientific importance of the resource as it pertains to the human body. With acoustic music and serene surroundings, Flow Yoga at the ROM will be an inspiring and calming evening at the museum. RSVP at email@example.com and be sure to bring along a yoga mat.
Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park) 7PM Free
COMEDY | My Tapes
A short video competition that could be dubbed a festival for 5-minute films, My Tapes features video recordings shot around the city by amateur filmmakers battling for the top prize of $100. The tapes are hilarious shorts about a variety of topics, ranging from roommates to monsters to gender wars, and will need to impress the audience and the comedian panel of Robin Archer, James Gangl, Paloma Nunez and Kevin Whalen to win. Industry guest Jennifer Whalen, who is a Gemini-nominee and the former Head Writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, will attend the underground video screenings to laugh along, with and at the material.
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) 10PM Free
COMMUNITY | 1 Girl, 5 Gays, 500 Fans
In celebration of Pride, Toronto's hit panel show 1 Girl 5 Gays will be doing a live-to-air episode for the first time tonight in front of a massive studio audience at the Masonic Temple. With the entire cast present, MTV Canada host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani will moderate as the audience asks 20 questions about love, sex and more. This piece of original Canadian programming, which premiered in 2009 and airs internationally, will take the opportunity during the live episode to look back at memorable moments and evaluate the impact the show has had on the LGBTQ community. Tickets are free and can be booked by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masonic Temple (888 Yonge Street) 11PM Free
PARTY | Can't Stop Esther: Madonna Marathon
Proof that Esther really can't be stopped, this is the 12th edition of Can't Stop Esther, the marathon dance party for die-hard Madonna fans. DJ doctor BAGGIE, the man behind the Purplelectricity and Jackson Family Values tribute parties, will spin music that spans the 28-year career of the songstress. Going all the way back to the Dick Tracy days until the recent Hard Candy, tunes from Madge's 11 studio albums will dictate the flow of the evening. Madonna tribute troupe MADGESTY will perform as partiers get into the groove and dance all night long. Even if they can stop, they won't stop.
Vida Lounge (1345 St Clair Avenue West) 10PM $7
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