O'Born Contemporary

Radar: The Frogs, CRIT #7 at OBC, Dina Gonzalez Mascaro Pop-Up, Amplifying Femme

THEATRE | The Frogs
The Frogs is where the Greeks and Brits get along really well. Opening at the George Ignatieff Theatre tonight, this adaptation of Aristophanes' original comic tale about Dionysus' travels to Hades in search of a saviour of Greek society will bring George Bernard Shaw back from the dead. A comedy about the challenges of life, death and George Bernard Shaw's world-saving abilities, this Stephen Sondheim musical runs on a one-week engagement, closing January 26th.
George Ignatieff Theatre (15 Devonshire Place) 8PM $15 general, $10 student

ART | CRIT #7 at OBC
In between exhibits, O'Born Contemporary pauses to reflect on exhibits past and future. Based solely on the opinions of six presenters who will be given 15 minutes to speak, O'Born's down time focuses on peer evaluation, allowing the presenters to open a dialogue with those in attendance about prior exhibits. The first six guests to RSVP to info@oborncontemporary.com are guaranteed presenting and discussion time but all are welcome to attend and engage in the forum, which will discuss the previous 2nd Annual Emergent Artists exhibit.
O'Born Contemporary (131 Ossington Avenue) 6PM Free

FASHION | Dina González Mascaró Pop-Up at Philip Sparks
Toronto Design Offsite Festival has officially launched and Philip Sparks is getting in on the action by hosting a pop-up within the shop by Vancouver jewellery maker Dina González Mascaró. Also a sculptor and furniture designer, González Mascaró's SORRY, I'M NOT SORRY, I'M NOT A JEWELLER ... is the Toronto introduction to the artist's pieces. The pop-up, which will feature the three-dimensional Argentinean-inspired jewelry designs of the artist, will remain at Philips Sparks until January 27th.
Philip Sparks Tailored Goods Inc. (162 Ossington Avenue) 6PM Free

ART | Amplifying Femme
An evening spent deconstructing femme representation in the arts, identity and gender expression and femmephobia, Amplifying Femme will screen of Kiley May's Homo Noeticus, a short film about how sexuality and gender are housed in the body, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. Catherine Hernandez will follow with a performance piece titled 'Femme Playlist,' which explores self-definition through song and Kim Katrin Crosby will close the evening with a workshop about femmephobia. A portion of the event's proceeds will go toward Brave New Girls Retreats.
Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue) 7PM PWYC

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