toronto events february 26

Radar: Science at the Movies Star Trek, C'mon Get Happy at Design Exchange, Feminist Voices in Hip Hop, Second Harvest Lunch Money Days

Toronto events on February 26, 2013

FILM | Science at the Movies: Star Trek: First Contact feat. Lawrence Krauss
You might have to be a Trekkie to know who he is but Lawrence Krauss is the best-selling author of "The Physics of Star Trek," and tonight he will be speaking in-depth about the Roddenberry franchise at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Getting deep into the science of Star Trek: First Contact, Krauss will lecture and take questions from the audience (and you know that they'll be good) before joining the audience in a screening of the 1996 Jonathan Frakes-directed film. This talk is a part of the University of Toronto and Treehouse Group's Science at the Movies series, where expert knowledge is brought in to dissect popular sci-fi filmmaking, including upcoming screenings and talks about Gattaca and Short Circuit. Boldly go.
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) Doors at 6PM $10

ART | C'mon Get Happy: Happy People and What They Know
Stefan Sagmeister's The Happy Show is in its final week at the Design Exchange, so happy people are gathering to discuss what they learned and know about happiness. Artists and creatives like Luminato's Artistic Director Jorn Weisbrodt, architects Ralph Giannone, Claude Cormier and Meg Graham, Interior Designer Christine Ralphs, and many more actors, illustrators, producers and designers will participate in a rapid-fire session about how artists achieve happiness. Moderated by The Globe and Mail's Arts Editor Gabe Gonda, this panel will be an interesting wrap-up to The Happy Show, reviewing what was really learned from Sagmeister's exhibit.
Design Exchange (234 Bay Street) 6:30PM $15

MUSIC | Activists and Artists: Feminist Voices in Hip Hop
Hip hop has largely been unkind in its treatment of women so OISE students Andrea Weedenburg and Eve Dufour are determined to highlight feminist voices that speak out against this sexism and degradation. Examining the studies and theory of author Prof. Tricia Rose and lecturer Kalyana "5th Elament" Champlain, Feminist Voices in Hip Hop will be the discussion topic at tonight's Feminist Media Studies Circle. The event is free for all like-minded individuals to join and snacks and beverages will be served.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (252 Bloor Street West) 12PM Free

FOOD | Second Harvest Lunch Money Days
Second Harvest, an organization looking to reduce food waste and provide hunger relief with fresh, local ingredients, delivers daily to social service agencies and is counting on Toronto to "give a shiitake" today. Setting up in Dundas Square over the lunch hour, food ambassador Chef Mark McEwan has called upon friends at local restaurants to sell their snack-sized meals for under $5 in support of Second Harvest's mission. Food vendors like Caplansky's Deli, Beaver Tails Mobile GTA, Rock Lobster Food Co. and 12 others will be out in the Square until 3PM. Take an extended lunch and enjoy a hot lunch in the cold outdoors.
Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East) 11AM $3-$5



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Photo from our review of The Happy Show

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