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Radar: Bliss, Flightpath Artist Talks, Boeing Boeing, Quattro Books First Spring Launch of 2012 Season

Quebecois surrealism becomes a reality at Buddies In Bad Times theatre with the English-Canadian premiere of the dark Olivier Choinière play Bliss. This internationally acclaimed script tells the story of an oracle who channels Céline Dion, spouting the gospel of the Quebecois songstress to cashiers at a local Wal-Mart. The oracle takes the audience through the lives of one of Dion's biggest fans while examining the hysteria for celebrity gossip in Steven McCarthy's interpretation of the translated piece. The show runs until April 8th with only 12 performances scheduled so book ahead.
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street) 8PM $33

ART | Flightpath Artist Talks: Goh Iromoto & Kiana Hayeri
Knock Twice's monthly lecture series, Flightpath Artist Talks, returns today with two inspiring young photographers taking the stage at The Ossington to speak to youth, students and the general public about their experiences--or flightpaths, so to speak--in cultivating a career in the arts. Photographer Goh Iromoto has had a successful career track, working with organizations like the National Film Board of Canada, Habitat for Humanity and corporations like Under Armour and Future Shop. He joins Iranian-born documentary photographer Kiana Hayeri, who photographs the struggle of Iranian women and youth but in her homeland and outside of it, for the talks tonight. Seating is limited; Facebook RSVPs are required.
The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue) 7PM Free

THEATRE | Boeing Boeing
French comedy takes over the Common Good Underground space tonight with the opening of Marc Camoletti's Boeing Boeing. When Bernard's old friend Robert unexpectedly arrives in town just as he is bidding his American stewardess fiancée good-bye, Bernard's secret relationships are revealed. Juggling three stewardess fiancées on three different international airlines, mix-ups and chaos run Bernard's romantic lifein this Jeremy Hutton directed play. The play runs until April 8th with discounted ticket prices for students.
Common Good (837 Dundas Street West) 8PM $25 general, $15 student

LITERATURE | Quattro Books First Spring Launch of 2012 Season
Canadian publishing house Quattro Books celebrates the launch of their 2012 spring authors with a small party and table sale at Annex Live this evening. Known for publishing "the other," the spring line-up is no exception with four works by unique thinkers writing about subgroups on the periphery. The first wave of titles include David Day's modern bestiary and natural history book "Nevermore: A Book of Hours," Mark Fruitkin's collection of witty short essays "Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously" as well as Caroline di Giovanni's anthology of poems by Italian-Canadian authors "Bravo!" and Beatriz Hausner's collection of poetry by Abigael Bohorquez "Pledged Poetry." Be advised that book purchases are by cash only.
Annex Live (296 Brunswick Avenue) 7:30PM


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