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Radar: Thelma & Louise 20th Anniversary Homecoming, Chloe Charles at Hugh's Room, Kevin Schmidt Artist Talk, Launch of Spacing's First National Issue, We're Not Popstars CD Release Showcase

FILM | Thelma & Louise: The 20th Anniversary Homecoming
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis appear live tonight at Roy Thomson Hall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic Ridley Scott film Thelma & Louise. Live on-stage interviews with the actresses will be conducted while clips from the film and video memories are shown in this one-night only engagement. Audiences will also see interviews with the other cast and crew involved in the making of this 1991 film that has since become iconic to women's rights in North America.
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street) 7:30PM $60-$155

MUSIC | Chloe Charles at Hugh's Room with CBC Canada Live
In an intimate performance setting recorded by CBC Radio 2 for Canada Live, Toronto art folk singer Chloe Charles will play a live set tonight featuring music off her 2010 EP Little Green Bud. Recorded over four months in Germany, her latest compilation Souvenir will be heard by her hometown audience for the first time since Charles has come off her U.S. and European tour. The genre-mixing soul artist's show will be opened by acoustic guitarist Maneli Jamal and if you're still wondering why you should be interested, here's a fun fact: Charles is Julian Lennon's stepsister.
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas Street West) 8:30PM $15 advance, $17 at the door

ART | Kevin Schmidt Artist Talk
Vancouver artist Kevin Schmidt brings his first major solo exhibition Don't Stop Believing to Hart House's Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, which features his recent project A Sign in the Northwest Passage. The piece, which led Schmidt to travel north of Canada's territories to the shores of the Beaufort Sea, consisted of the artist installing a cedar sign with inscriptions from the Book of Revelations into the Northwest Passage's ice landscape. Left to melt and drift into the sea, Schmidt discusses the aftermath of the piece and stories of sightings of the sign since the spring melt occurred. Following the talk, an opening reception will display the artworks he painted for the locals who helped him install the piece and photographs of its sightings since.
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (7 Hart House Circle) 5:30PM Free

CULTURE | Launch of Spacing's First National Issue
Spacing, Toronto's urban landscape magazine, is celebrating the launch of their first national issue with a party at the Design Exchange tonight. The party will honour the magazine's exploration of the positives and pitfalls of Canada's major city landscapes with activities and copies of the magazine, which features images from some of the best public spaces in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto's best public spaces. There will also be a contest that offers a one-year subscription to the party guest who brings the best mix tape for a cross Canada road trip to the party.
Design Exchange (234 Bay Street) 6PM $10

MUSIC | We're Not Popstars CD Release Showcase
Today, We're Not Popstars release their album Full Colour and will play a preview showcase of the record tonight at the Gladstone. This African-Latin fusion band that blends jazz and reggae to create their unique sound release the full-length album as a follow-up to their successful 2011 self-titled debut EP We're Not Popstars. This Toronto band, formed in the early 2000s, is known for having created a new genre of music often referred to as Afro-Latin Post-Rock and their eclectic sound has landed them on international Top 10 charts, showing promise for their future success.
The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 9PM Pay What You Can

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