toronto events february 28

Radar: Retro Video Gaming Night, The Cold Show, The Gatekeepers Screening and Discussion, Major Lazer, Kodak Lectures Presents Alfredo Jaar

Toronto events on February 28, 2013

GAMING | Games Weekend: Mario Kart 64 Tournament & Retro Video Gaming Night
Competitive and recreational retro gaming is having a moment at A&C Games tonight, where rare and vintage games rule and everyone is invited to play. Game Cube, Duck Hunt, Street Fighter and Melee are just some of the games that will be open to play at this weekend-long event with a special Mario Kart tournament happening at 7PM tonight. It's $5 to get in and there will be prizes, food, and drink available for competitors. Discover gaming history and get nostalgic for your childhood until March 3rd.
A & C Games (706 Spadina Avenue) 5:30PM $5

ART | The Cold Show
The Cold Show is all about chill art in a space where everything is all about being cold. An unheated gallery in the Landsdowne area, The Cold Space plays host to a multidisciplinary show featuring works by photographers, artists and designers like Dimitri Karakostas, Thomas van der Zaag and Ryan Mathieson on the topic of being cold. 15 young Canadian artists familiar with the winter chill come out to display tonight at the opening reception. The show runs until Sunday.
The Cold Space (154 Wallace Avenue) 7PM Free

FILM | The Gatekeepers Screening & Discussion
Fresh off the loss of the Oscar to Searching For Sugar Man, Best Documentary Feature nominee The Gatekeepers has a pre-commercial release screening at the ROM tonight. A film featuring interviews with the living former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency, this special screening will be followed by a discussion with Ami Ayalon, former director of the agency from 1996-2000. Student tickets have sold out, but for an extra $60, you can attend the cocktail reception that follows this exclusive screening and talk.
Royal Ontario Museum Theatre (100 Queen's Park) 6:30PM $40

MUSIC | Major Lazer
It's official: Diplo has a love for Toronto, as he returns tonight for the third time in five months to perform with DJ Switch, his partner in Major Lazer. The duo behind the 2009 top electronic album Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do play Sound Academy tonight to continue dominating the dancehall revival scene. Tickets are cheap but no doubt will sell out so get them while you can still find them.
Sound Academy (11 Polson Street) 9PM $30

ART | Kodak Lectures Present: Alfredo Jaar UPDATE: This event has now been canceled
Chilean filmmaker, artist and architect Alfredo Jaar has conceived over 60 artistic projects around the world, which will be the basis of this evening's lecture at Ryerson Image Arts Centre, titled "It Is Difficult." Having developed many public works, including six years of toil on The Rwanda Project and the more recent A Logo for America, this Guggenheim Fellow will discuss his career span and the difficulties of being an artist on a global scale. The lecture complements a new exhibit, Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images, which is now on display at Ryerson. Admission is free.
Ryerson University Room LIB-72 (350 Victoria Street) 7PM Free

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