Ai Weiwei

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Toronto events Tuesday, May 14, 2013

FILM | Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Multi-disciplinary artist, activist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei is known for his defiance of the Chinese government. In this award-winning documentary that opened the 2012 Hot Docs Film Festival, director Alison Klayman follows Ai Weiwei as he prepares for art exhibitions while continually clashing with the government of his home country over his public statements and critical pieces. Screening at the Toronto Reference Library this afternoon, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is a compelling film that looks at human rights and a government that wants to silence free speech. This screening is free and open to the public.
Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) 2PM Free

THEATRE | I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
An off-Broadway hit, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is the second longest-running musical in history and it returns to Toronto stages after a decade. Covering every topic about love, sex and marriage, this musical is a series of vignettes about several love lives and how they intersect. Directed by Evan Tsitsias and starring Christopher Alan Gray, Dean Hollin, Leslie Kay and Alison O'Neill, the musical opens at the Toronto Centre for the Arts' Angelwalk Theatre tonight, running until June 2nd.
Angelwalk Theatre (5040 Yonge Street) 8PM $36.25

BOOKS & LIT | "Chris Eaton, A Biography"
Have you ever Googled yourself? Built an online identity? Discovered someone online with the same name as you? Chris Eaton explores the stories we create and how we measure our memories through others in his new book, "Chris Eaton, A Biography". Launching his book tonight, Eaton will read an excerpt at The Piston with the help of some friends, including writer Misha Bower and musicians Eons and Nick Taylor. Gather some friends — and perhaps some online doppelgangers--and head out to this event to grab a copy of what promises to be one of the city's most riveting biographies.
The Piston (937 Bloor Street West) 8PM Free

ART | Making It Real
Visuals gathered digitally across the globe are transformed into objects using 3D printing technology in Making It Real. A juried show about innovation, designed by OCAD students and professionals, this show has been curated by faculty members Jesse Jackson and Greg Sims with technology innovator Gregory Phillips. The exhibit features highlighted artists Arthur Hash, Jessica Rosenkrantz Nervous System and Doug Bucci creating jewelry, fine art and other small pieces. An opening reception takes place this Thursday evening at 6PM at OCAD with all the artists in attendance.
OCAD University (100 McCaul Street) 12PM Free


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