Radar: Hatch, Jesus Chrysler, The Return of Gloria Badcock, Rio Breaks PWYC Movie
IDEAS | HATCH
Have an idea that will solve a problem for the city or accomplish a task by making it simpler? Want to hear feedback on an idea-in-progress? Hatch is an event for Torontonians with ideas--any kind of ideas--that need to be shared in order to improve communities and lives. Face-to-face crowdsourcing is the idea behind this evening of discussion, where guests will be invited to share their ideas, problems or opportunities with the group in exchange for collaborative efforts, advice and action. No idea is too small (or too big) and all are welcome to attend.
SUPERMARKET (268 Augusta Avenue) 7PM Free
THEATRE | Jesus Chrysler
Local history comes to life onstage in Jesus Chrysler, a work by Dora Award-winning playwright Tara Beagan that premieres tonight at Theatre Passe Muraille. Revolving around the lives of Toronto activist and theatre director Eugenia "Jim" Watts and poet Dorothy Livesay as they maneuver relationships, politics and art, this Michael Wheeler-directed piece stars Margaret Evans and Aviva Armour-Ostroff as these Canadian pioneers of women's literature, theatre and political involvement. The performance will run until December 11th.
Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue) 7PM $15-$30
COMICS | The Return of Gloria Badcock: Comic Book Launch Party
Maurice Vellekoop's spunky queer character Gloria Badcock returns to print with the launch of his most recent comic "The World of Gloria Badcock #1." Debuting with a special launch party, this publication by Koyama Press tells the tales of an adventurer and her sexual exploits and mishaps. This event will feature a presentation of the artist's works along with backlists and original art for sale and an appearance by Vellekoop himself. Due to the comic's content, the event is 18+.
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street) 7PM Free
FILM | Rio Breaks PWYC Movie
Rio Breaks tells the story of two best friends using surfing as an escape from life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, where gangs and violence threaten their childhood and future. Playing at the OISE auditorium tonight and hosted by TorontoTheBetter, an organization of businesses dedicated to building a progressive and just city, this 2009 documentary directed by Justin Mitchell will be screened in support of the Occupy Toronto movement.
OISE (252 Bloor Street West, Room 2-279) 6:30PM PWYC
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