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Radar: Uniiverse Sweet Week, Esben and the Witch with Heliotropes, The Cale Weird Show, True West, Playing Favourites

Toronto events on March 25th, 2013

FOOD | Uniiverse Sweet Week
The folks at Uniiverse have officially launched "Sweet Week" — A special run of three events organized under the moniker of "Sweet TO," and which are designed to provide you with entertainment, knowledge, and instruction on making your own delicious creations. In this series, there will be a wine seminar and tasting and a "candy sushi" workshop. SweetTO's first event happens tonight: a primer of making French Macarons, hosted and led by Michelle Edgar, owner of TO's own The Sweet Escape Patisserie. Get your sweet on, tout suite!
Universe HQ (111 Jarvis Street, 2nd Floor) 7PM $35

MUSIC | Esben and the Witch with Heliotropes @ The Drake Hotel
Goth rock trio, Esben and the Witch, descend upon The Drake Hotel this evening. This band, hailing from the UK, took their name from a Dutch fairy tale, and are signed to the esteemed Matador Records, which operates out of London and New York City. Q Magazine predicted they would be the "next big thing" back in 2011, and although it's uncertain what the statute of limitations is on such claims, their debut album Violet Cries did in fact reach 13 on the Indie Chart in the UK shorty thereafter.... so there's that. Their latest, Wash the Sins Not Only the Face was just released in January, and is indeed the occasion for their visit to TO tonight. Brooklyn's Heliotropes are also on the bill.
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) 8PM $13

THEATRE | The Cale Weird Show
This evening, Buddies In Bad Times will be transformed from a theatre into a "performance art gallery", with The Cale Weird Show, a variety show that blurs the boundaries of performer and audience, and changes the rules up a bit, with performers moving off the stage, and the audience moving beyond their seats! This variety show really will feature a variety of talents, from dancing and singing to joke telling, and even some potentially shocking costumes. Performers will include Alison Creba, Mizz Duval, Team Citizen, and Cale Weir and his band.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street) 7PM PWYC ($5-20)

THEATRE | Soulpepper's True West
The Soulpepper Theatre Company presents a production of American playwright, Sam Shepard's True West, which opens tonight. This play centers around two brothers who have been estranged, and are meeting again for the first time in years, at their mother's house. Conflict, role reversal, and some unusual twists combine in a riveting and disturbing story that escalates to a surprising conclusion. Nancy Palk directs this production, which stars Ari Cohen, Patricia Hamilton, Stuart Hughes, and Mike Ross. "True West" runs until May 4th.
Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane) 7:30PM $51-68



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