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Radar: A Master Class with Andrea Martin, JUMP Wine Festival, Political Arts, Mischief Over, Speed-The-Plow

FILM | Higher Learning: Master Class with Andrea Martin
Comedienne and award-winning actress Andrea Martin is famous for her SCTV days as well as her work on Broadway and in films--she's essentially a jack of all trades. Participating in the TIFF Higher Learning series this evening at the Bell Lightbox, Martin will sit down for a Master Class with students from across the city to discuss her varied career as an actress on screen and stage. Fielding questions from the audience while covering her experiences in films like My Big Fat Greek Wedding and on stage in My Favorite Year, Martin will surely be an entertaining one-woman show at this event. Tickets are free but are sold on a first come, first served basis.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) 12PM Free

DRINK | JUMP Wine Festival
Everybody loves a good wine festival and JUMP knows that when it's all-you-can-taste, the wine drinkers will come out. With an admission price of $60, wines from all across the globe will be unlimited to wine tasters along with hors d'oeuvres by new Toronto catering company The Pantry. In addition to sampling the dozens of wines available, there will be a raffle for a trip to Israel and a $20 ride voucher for each attendee. Enjoy what the Distillery District was made for and come on out for JUMP Wine Festival!
Arta Gallery (55 Mill Street) 6PM $60

POLITICS & ART | Political Arts--It's Not About The Arts
Everything is political and it's nearly impossible to separate politics from the arts. Political Arts--It's Not About The Arts is a group exhibition about the motivations of the artist before the canvas is touched and how the political acts we commit daily play into that inspiration. Twenty artists will participate in tonight's opening reception of works that are all about our political behaviour. Political Arts will be open at the Propeller Centre until July 15th.
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (984 Queen Street West) 7PM Free

GRAFFITI | Mischief Over
Graffiti artist CASE has spent 20 years decorating urban landscapes, city streets and concrete walls all while exhibiting his work in galleries and museums across North America and Europe. In his latest exhibition, Mischief Over, Canada's famous graffiti artist brings his mix of classical and street art to Twist Gallery. Using spray paint as his brush, CASE will open the show and offer up drinks and snacks while DJ Fathom and Dougie Boom spin for the party.
Twist Gallery (1100 Queen Street West) 7PM Free

THEATRE | Speed-The-Plow
American playwright and film director David Mamet's story about two Hollywood film executives gambling with their integrity in exchange for profit opens as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival tonight at Soulpepper. Directed by David Storch and starring Ari Cohen, Jordan Pettle and Sarah Wilson, Speed-The-Plow examines the role of morality in the search for success and what happens when loyalty and integrity come into play. Speed-The-Plow runs until September 22nd.
Soulpepper Theatre Company (55 Mill Street, Building 49) 8PM $32-$51


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