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Radar: Nuit Blanche Presents the Protest Panel, Wiz Khalifa, Gil Alkabetz Retrospective, Elliott BROOD In-Store Performance, Words and Images Festival

ART | Nuit Blanche Presents: The Protest Panel
Exploring art as a form of protest, this evening's Nuit Blanche presented event will aim to display the significant role of protest and political engagement in contemporary artforms. With panelists including artists and filmmakers like Alexis Mitchell, Camilo Ontiveros, Annie Roy and Pierre Allard, MOCCA curator David Liss will moderate as contemporary art's role in raising awareness and creating social change is examined. An informative precursor to Saturday's grand Nuit Blanche event, The Protest Panel will take a look at the politics of art.
The Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West) 6PM Free

MUSIC | Wiz Khalifa
After quickly selling out his Monday show at the Sound Academy, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa will play a second set in Toronto this evening with special guest Reema Major, the 16-year-old Sudanese-born Canadian female rapper. The Rolling Paper World Tour 2011 will feature Khalifa playing music from his early mixtapes as well as music from his three studio albums, including this year's Rolling Papers. Tickets are not yet sold out for this second show and are available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record and Bazaar.
Sound Academy (11 Polson Street) 8PM $39.50-$59.50

FILM | Gil Alkabetz Retrospective & Workshop
German director and animator Gil Alkabetz joins The Toronto Animated Image Society and the Goethe Institut at the National Film Board today for a retrospective of his work and a storytelling workshop. Alkabetz has won several awards for his short animated films and is known for his work on Run Lola Run. As part of the retrospective, all screenings will be shown in the original 35mm format.
National Film Board (150 John Street) 7PM $15 general, $10 members

MUSIC | Elliott BROOD In-Store Performance
Juno-nominated alt-country band Elliott BROOD will appear at the new Sonic Boom Records this evening for their first in-store performance. Bringing along their 4th album Days Into Years, released today on Paper Bag Records, the Toronto-based band that has toured with acts like Blue Rodeo and Wilco will perform this free show for an all-ages crowd. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Ft. York Food Bank in lieu of payment.
Sonic Boom Records (782 Bathurst Street) 7PM Free


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