3030 Dundas West

Radar: Craft Your Senses, Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Serena Ryder, Sagapool, Say Sneeze

Toronto events on Thursday, April 11, 2013

FOOD & DRINK | Craft Your Senses: A Beer Tasting
Vision, smell, hearing and taste are combined at Craft Your Senses, an evening of craft brewing and taste tests at 3030. Benefitting the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning scholarships, this student-run event will see Ontario craft brewers handing out samples and running blind taste tests for local beer lovers. Brail art will provide a guessing game and show for attendees and vinyl DJs will play music and give away prizes at this fundraiser, taking place tonight. Try 7 local brewers and drink for a cause at this 19+ event. Tickets are available through the event website.
3030 (3030 Dundas Street West) 7PM $15 standard, $25 VIP

FILM | Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Themes and identities of Jewish culture are explored in the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, which opens tonight with the festival opener, a documentary titled CowJews and Indians: How Hitler Scared My Relatives and I Woke Up in an Iroquois Longhouse--Owing the Mohawks Rent. Hundreds of films of all film genres will play over the ten-day festival at locations across the city. For a full screening guide and a list of free films showing at the festival, visit TJFF.com.
Various locations 8:30PM $8-$20

MUSIC | Serena Ryder
Folk artist Serena Ryder is everywhere this year so it is no surprise that she is leaving small venues behind to play The Danforth Music Hall tonight. Nominated for two Junos in 2013 and touring with her sixth studio album Harmony, Ryder is embarking on a cross-Canada tour starting in her home city with brief stops in New York City and L.A. Catch the raw-voiced up-and-coming Canadian singer-songwriter by visiting her website for more info on tickets.
The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue) 8PM $44.25

ART | Say Sneeze
Award-winning young artist Sarah Beattie has displayed at The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and has had her work highlighted at The Artist Project Toronto as part of the Untapped Emerging Artists Competition. Tonight, Beattie opens Say Sneeze, which includes components of these former shows. An exhibit of painted portraits referencing individuals in a pre-sneeze state, the show's intent is to highlight the contours of the face while the observer anticipates a climax that never arrives. The show runs at The Gladstone Hotel Art Bar until April 18th.
The Gladstone Hotel Art Bar (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM Free

THEATRE | Young Frankenstein
A new musical based on the Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein premieres at Al Green Theatre tonight. In a special preview presentation of the musical, Frederick, the black sheep of the Frankenstein family, inherits his grandfather's famed castle, where he begins to conduct experiments. Creating a monster of his own, Frederick finds himself surrounded with the same strange and eccentric cast of characters from his grandfather's days. Tickets are available by visiting the theatre's website or by e-mailing tickets@alexandershowcasetheatre.com.
Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Avenue) 7:30PM $32 adult, $27 student/senior

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