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Radar: National Ballet of Canada Archival Display, Boneshaker Reading Series, Degrassi Trivia, The Big Smoke, Moderation

FILM | National Ballet of Canada 60th Anniversary Mobile Archival Display
The history of the National Ballet of Canada spans 60 years and in honour of the monumental anniversary, the National Film Board has compiled a film display of the history and traditions of the company's work. Beginning this evening and continuing throughout the week, screenings will take place each day at noon, starting with Celia Franca: Tour de Force & Ballet Adagio & Pas de Deux. Following the film, director and former principal dancer with the National Ballet Victoria Tennant will engage the audience in a Q&A session. All events celebrating the anniversary will be free and open to the public.
NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street) 12PM Free

LITERATURE | Boneshaker Reading Series
Toronto libraries open their doors to Canadian greats Beatriz Hausner and A.F. Moritz this evening for a poetry reading series. Hausner, author of book of poetry "The Wardrobe Mistress," and Moritz, winner of the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize and author of free verse poetry book "The Sentinel," will read from their works. The Boneshaker Reading Series is an ongoing free monthly event that invites various authors to read to bookworms.
St. Clair/Silverthorn Library (1748 St. Clair Avenue West) 7PM Free

GAMES | Greetings from Port Hope: Degrassi Trivia
With the shocking death of former Degrassi castmember Neil Hope announced this week, Monarch Tavern is hosting a trivia evening all about the popular Canadian series. Three rounds of trivia focusing on the Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High series (apologies to Next Generation fans) will be played for prizes. In the words of Joey Jeremiah, "Dozens of chicks are gonna be there."
Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton Street) 8:30PM Free

THEATRE | The Big Smoke
One-woman show The Big Smoke makes its way to the Big Smoke tonight for its Canadian premiere. Inspired by the lives and works of Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, Amy Nostbakken's performance tells the story of Nathalie, a young Toronto artist who finally has her big break. Opening a solo exhibit at London's Tate Modern with her personal life falling into place, she suddenly begins a downward spiral into depression. This evening's show is an advanced preview of the Nir Paldi-directed piece that runs at Factory Theatre until March 4th.
Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street) 7:30PM $20-$50

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