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Radar: The Fourth Wall: Transforming City Hall, Manborg Canadian Premiere at Toronto After Dark, FELA!, Little Band of Sailors, Dream Zoo and Ed Askew

ART | The Fourth Wall: Transforming City Hall Opening Night
What is the purpose of transforming Toronto City Hall? According to this new UrbanSpace exhibit, the figurative fourth wall needs to be broken to engage citizens and eradicate the barriers between politics and the public. The Fourth Wall: Transforming City Hall, curated by Dave Meslin, will examine barriers and solutions to public participation in the politics of Toronto. Sketches of councillors from the October 6th Drawing Lines showcase will also be included in this exhibit, which runs until the new year.
UrbanSpace Gallery (401 Richmond Street) 7PM Free

FILM | Manborg Canadian Premiere at Toronto After Dark Festival
The Toronto After Dark Festival is the birthplace of many modern day cult classics and tonight's film has potential to join this category. Manborg is a cult sci-fi flick about a soldier who dies in battle only to be reborn as a cyborg set to kill. Heavily influenced by '80s flicks (ROBOCOP gone bad, anyone?), Steven Kostanski's film promises to be a throwback honouring the greatest cyborg films of the past. The short film Ethereal Chrysalis will play beforehand and a Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.
Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue) 9:30PM $13

The Tony Award-winning musical about composer and musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti debuts on Toronto stages tonight. The Nigerian man who used his big band music to challenge the military regimes of his native country despite enduring 200 arrests and continuous beatings has inspired this Afrobeat musical that features his inflammatory songwriting. The show has been a critical success with 11 Tony nominations since its 2009 Broadway debut. The show runs in Toronto until November 6th and ticket prices are reduced with the purchasing code SANDRA50 until the 30th.
The Canon Theatre (244 Victoria Street) 2PM $25-$50

MUSIC | Little Band of Sailors, Dream Zoo and Ed Askew
Sculptor and performer Rachel Mason brings her collaboration, Little Band of Sailors, to Somewhere There this evening. The band that includes Dmitriy Ivolgin, Mara Mayer and Vanessa Alvarez will play an eclectic set of history and fantasy storytelling music following a performance by Dream Zoo, an avant-garde band. Legendary painter, singer and songwriter Ed Askew is also slated to perform at this hybrid art event, where music meets story and spoken word.
Somewhere There (227 Sterling Road, Unit 112) 8PM $8


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