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Radar: Jane's Journey, Reggie Watts, An Evening with TIME Senior Photo Editor Natalie Matutschovsky, The Pain of Desire, Stray Love Book Launch

FILM | Jane's Journey: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall
Premiering at the new Bloor Cinema tonight, Jane's Journey is the documentary about the life and travels of Dr. Jane Goodall, the British environmentalist who is world renowned for her 45-year study on the social interactions of primates. Not only will Goodall be present for the screening but she will engage in a Q&A with the audience following the screening to discuss her life's work, animal welfare advocacy, environmental activism as well as her newest role as a UN Messenger of Peace. Upgraded tickets can be purchased to attend a cocktail reception afterward with Dr. Goodall with all proceeds going to the Jane Goodall Institute.
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 7PM $54

MUSIC | Reggie Watts
Brooklyn musician, comedian and spewer of random streams of consciousness, Reggie Watts will be performing--let's be honest, improvising--a show at The Danforth Music Hall tonight. Watts has performed on Conan O'Brien's The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour, SXSW, Bonnaroo and Comedy Central and will now be headlining his own tour throughout North America. Mixing original a cappella songs with loop samplers and comedic personalities, Watts rarely repeats material so this show will be a completely authentic and hilarious evening.
The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue) 8PM $35

PHOTOGRAPHY | An Evening with TIME Senior Photo Editor Natalie Matutschovsky
What does it take to be a senior photo editor at the world's largest circulation weekly news magazine? Natalie Matutschovsky, photo editor and culture editor for TIME brings her expertise to Ryerson today to chat with Rogers Publications creative director Jason Logan. Formerly of The New Yorker, Matutschovsky has accomplished a great deal in her young life, including climbing the ranks at TIME in the two short years she has been there. This lecture is a part of The Ryerson Image Arts Student Lecture Series, which seeks to connect arts professionals with students to provoke creative thinking and expose them to contemporary culture. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Ryerson Image Arts Building (122 Bond Street) 7PM Free

ART | The Pain of Desire
Adolescence is a time of battle between the self and society and artist Nikki White seeks to expose this life stage in her new exhibit The Pain of Desire. The photo-based works infantilize and fetishize adolescence in an effort to describe the nostalgia humans have for this time in their life while exposing the narrative struggle and eventual understanding of identity, desire and sexuality. White's images are described as "in-your-face" and perhaps controversial, which only serves to heighten curiosity of her Pain more. The opening reception takes place at Gallery 1313 tonight with the artist in attendance.
Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen Street West) 7PM Free

LITERATURE | "Stray Love" by Kyo Maclear--Book Launch and Signing with Musical Performances
British-Canadian author and U of T graduate Kyo Maclear releases her second novel "A Stray Love" with a celebration at Type Books' Queen West location tonight. The story of Marcel, a middle-aged man who has just become a surrogate father to a friend's 11-year-old daughter, "Stray Love" reflects on a man's life as an abandoned youth in 1960s London, searching for the truth about his parents. Maclear's launch party will feature performances by musicians such as Neil Clark, Jason Collett and Fiona Highet as well as a signing and reading. The event is free and all are welcome to join!
Type Books (883 Queen Street West) 6PM Free


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