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Radar: Sex, Religion & Other Hang-ups, Encyclopedia Gothica Book Launch and Soirée, Goethe Films, The Crucible, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

THEATRE | Sex, Religion & Other Hang-ups
Sex, Religion & Other Hang-ups is a one-man show that has received the highest praises of local theatre critics culminating in its winning The Ed Mirvish Award for Entrepreneurship and Toronto Fringe Festival's Patron's Pick. Written and performed by James Gangl, Sex, Religion is the story of two men--one conservative, the other libidinous--that takes place at a Coors Light commercial shoot where they both fall in love with a male underwear model. This energetic comedic play runs until October 22nd with discounted prices until Thursday's opening gala.
Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace (16 Ryerson Avenue) 8PM $15

LITERATURE | Encyclopedia Gothica Book Launch and Soirée
Gladstone goes goth tonight with the launch of author Liisa Ladouceur's Encyclopedia Gothica, a reference book that details the world of goths and the many sub-subcultures within it. Liisa will discuss her latest book with Globe and Mail writer and author Russell Smith while the book's illustrator Ghoulish Gary Pullin will display his art at this evening's party. DJ Mistress McCutchan and cellist Kitty Thompson will perform post-interview and there will be loads of goth-inspired prizes. Fishnets, guyliner and Doc Martens not required.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM Free

FILM | Goethe Films: Culture + Economy
Florian Wüst, German film curator and artist, presents a program of films centering on themes of culture and economy from the 1950s to the present. Wüst will introduce the roster of international short films by directors such as Gernot Wieland, Ella Bergmann-Michel and Petr Hátle as part of the Goethe-Institut's presentation of contemporary German cinema at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The event continues tomorrow with a conversation with Wüst.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) 6:30PM $5

THEATRE | The Crucible
Playwright Arthur Miller's The Crucible, a re-telling of the initial accusations of young girls during the Salem Witch Trials, premieres this evening at Ryerson's Abrams Theatre. Directed by Lee Wilson, former Assistant Director to Des McAnuff at the Stratford Festival, this 1952 play about a God-fearing community examines the battle between right and wrong when witchcraft and religion intersect in colonial Massachusetts. The show closes October 13th.
Abrams Studio Theatre (46 Gerrard Street East) 8PM $10

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