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Radar: YouTube School, You Can't Take It With You, Kevin Yates, Goodnight Sunrise, The Year's Best in Feminist Film

MEDIA | YouTube School: Prime Time
Those wasted nights spent staying up until 3AM watching cat videos on YouTube are no longer considered a waste of time at the Academy of the Impossible. A genuine examination of the video sharing site and viewership practices will take place at the Academy this evening in what is being called YouTube School, where themes like channels, advertising, contagion, music, news and celebrity will be discussed with input from producers of popular content. Clips will be screened and studied with attendees welcome to introduce videos of their own choosing, so long as it contributes to the conversation. Laugh, learn and reflect on the viral content you consume whil surfing the web.
Academy of the Impossible (231 Wallace Avenue) 7PM PWYC

THEATRE | You Can't Take It With You
George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's 1937 Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can't Take It With You is the latest to bring some spice to Soulpepper's stages. Opening tonight, the story of the eccentric Sycamore family who must deal with order and calm encroaching on their chaotic lives when their daughter brings home a boy and his conservative parents for dinner. A comedy that speaks loudly about happiness and madness, this heartwarming and hilarious Joseph Ziegler directed production runs until June 21st.
Soulpepper Theatre Company (55 Mill Street, Building 49) 7:30PM $51

ART | Kevin Yates
Artist Kevin Yates explores the seas in the opening of his most recent exhibit, inspired by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the aftermath, which he experienced firsthand. Exploring the world of miniature models, Yates has crafted a 71" model of the Emma Maersk, the world's largest container ship currently in use, to reflect on disasters at sea. Along with his brother, experimental filmmaker Robert Yates, Kevin has also developed two video works about the relationship between humans and water. The exhibit opens at Susan Hobbs Gallery this evening with a public reception and runs until May 26th.
Susan Hobbs Gallery (137 Tecumseth Street) 7PM Free

MUSIC | Goodnight, Sunrise | Wild Hearses | Emorie
The Indie Machine is churning out some talented Canadian bands like a well-oiled industry engine with their monthly showcase returning to Rancho Relaxo tonight. Toronto's soul metal band Goodnight, Sunrise headline the show following acts like Thunder Bay's Wild Hearses, whose newest EP The Ruins recently debuted to stellar reviews. Joined by Montreal's Cobra & Vulture and Hamilton's electronic Emorie, the show is a great way to check out up-and-coming acts before they take on the larger industry. Cover is $5 and worth the pocket change to get in.
Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street) 9PM $5

FILM | Public.Provocative.Porn: The Year's Best in Feminist Film
The 7th Annual Feminist Porn Awards are in town and The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is presenting a special screening event to exhibit the year's best in feminist film. Followed by a discussion and Q&A session moderated by sexuality expert and burlesque performer CoCo La Crème, films directed by Erika Lust, Buck Angel, Nenna and N Maxwell Lander will be screened with the filmmakers in attendance.
Tickets are available at Good For Her or at the door.
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 9PM $15


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