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Radar: Reflection, Hold Mommy's Cigarette, WIFT-T, MONITOR 9, Through the Looking Glass

ART | Shannon Dickie: Reflection
Artist Shannon Dickie appreciates moving images and expands on topics of memory and nostalgia by using archival family footage to create paintings that exist between reality and abstraction. In her new exhibit Reflection, opening at The Gladstone tonight, Dickie will display these oil paintings that explore human relationships with digital media as attempts to create memories. The exhibit is open to the public from now until April 14th from 12-5PM daily.
The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM Free

THEATRE | Hold Mommy's Cigarette
Comedian Shelley Marshall presents an autobiographical theatre piece in Hold Mommy's Cigarette, her newest show directed by Linda Kash that opens at Alumnae Theatre tonight. Described as sharply intelligent, this funny and sometimes shocking performance features Marshall reenacting her rise from Hamilton street kid to world-touring comedian. The show contains adult content like all the best do. Visit www.holdmommyscigarette.com for ticket info.
Alumnae Theatre (70 Berkeley Street) 8PM $25

FILM | WIFT-T Short Film Showcase
Women In Film & Television Toronto present nine short films directed by or about women as part of their short film showcase, opening tonight. Taking place each spring, the showcase is a platform for filmmakers of all experience levels to screen their films that focus on the journeys of women. Films include Charlie Gauvin, Bent, Frost, and Yahrzeit, all screening at Deluxe Postproduction tonight. Check the WIFT-T website for ticket details.
Deluxe Postproduction Studios (424 Adelaide Street East) 6:30PM $15 members, $20 non-members

FILM | MONITOR 9: New South Asian Film + Video
Independent filmmakers screen films at MONITOR 9, programmer Nahed Mansour's video event that features artists exploring various mediascapes. Nine short films and videos will be screened by Canadian and international south Asian emerging filmmakers, such as Buy This, Ink, A Ripe Volcano and Coming Out, at Innis Town Hall tonight. A panel discussion with the programmer, Nahed Mansour, as well as Camilla Singh and Arthur Imperial, will follow the films, which are presented by South Asian Visual Arts Centre.
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue) 7:30PM $10 non-members, $5 students, free for SAVAC members

ART | Through the Looking Glass: Inside My Domestic Portrait
Artist Julius Poncelet Manapul constructs a domestic space around the fictional child Christian James, using collages that signify the artist's identity and his life with his husband in Through The Looking Glass: Inside My Domestic Portrait. Visitors of the exhibit interact with the child, who represents the harmony of identities, while piecing together the many components of the artist's life. The opening reception takes place at UTAC Gallery on the U of T campus tonight. The show runs until April 13th.
UTAC Gallery (15 King's College Circle) 6PM Free

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Still from Frost, screening at WIFT-T tonight


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