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Radar: An Evening With Pam Grier, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, ARTAK5, Dinosaur Bones with Young Rival & Prussia, Voices of Urban Workers

FILM | An Evening With Pam Grier
Iconic actress Pam Grier will join Sharon Lewis in conversation this evening at the Varsity as part of TD's Black History Month Then and Now series. Presented by Clement Virgo in conjunction with the Canadian Film Centre, Grier will discuss the challenges and triumphs of her 40-year career and her role as the first female action star in blaxploitation films like Foxy Brown and Coffy. The conversation will delve into her motivations for getting into acting and the impact of her trailblazing roles both on and off screen. Tickets for this event are available through TicketWeb.
Cineplex Odeon Varsity & VIP Cinemas (55 Bloor Street West) 7PM $18.50

THEATRE | The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
The award-winning Broadway play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, debuting tonight at Fairview Library Theatre, is the curious account of Marjorie Taub, the better half of a philanthropic allergist. Marjorie, fed up with her life as an empty nester, begins to experience a midlife crisis when a worldly childhood friend suddenly appears on her doorstep. Bringing Marjorie back from her apathetic, mundane life, it appears as if the allergist's wife has a new lease on life just as her old friend slips into the role of unwelcome guest. This contemporary Charles Busch piece, directed by Victoria Shepherd, stars Maureen Lukie and Carol McLennan as the allergist's wife and her childhood friend. The show closes February 11th.
Fairview Library Theatre (35 Fairview Mall Drive) 7:30PM $20 regular, $18 student/senior

ART | ARTAK5 Opening Reception
Canadian artist Takashi Hara brings on the art attack tonight with the opening of ARTAK5, his latest exhibit exploring urban iconography. In this 5th installment of the ARTAK series, Hara zeroes in on basketball street culture, specifically shoes as the epitome of the urban sports culture, drawing from them inspiration for sculpture and digital prints. The opening reception of ARTAK5 happens tonight at gallerywest, where Hara's work will be shown until February 28th alongside Taimaz Moslemian's Circum.
gallerywest (1172 Queen Street West) 6:30PM Free

MUSIC | Dinosaur Bones with Young Rival + Prussia
Fresh off a tour of summer festivals, Toronto locals Dinosaur Bones are playing a string of shows across Ontario and Quebec to celebrate their 4-year anniversary as one of the country's emerging indie rock bands. Playing the Horseshoe tonight, the band will perform new covers and test out some new tracks before they hit the recording studio to work on the follow-up album to their debut My Divider. Joining them will be special guests Young Rival, a Hamilton, ON indie rock band, and Detroit bop band Prussia.
Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West) 8PM $10.50


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