NOW editors pick a trio of this week’s can’t- miss events
1 GIVE EQUALITY A BOOST With the income gap wider than ever ( 62 individuals now have more wealth than the poorest 3.6 billion – half of humanity), Oxfam Canada’s mission to end poverty worldwide is more urgent than ever. At A Dinner For Displacement With Oxfam U of T, three activists – international human rights lawyer Kristin Marshall, Vinitha Gengatharan, a team leader with Ryerson’s Lifeline Syria initiative, and climate ethics researcher Bryon Wilson – speak on the Syrian refugee crisis to benefit Oxfam. Head to the Centre for Social Innovation Annex, 720 Bathurst, on Thursday ( February 25), 7 pm, to support the cause. $ 20, students $ 15. Pre- register. eventbrite. ca. W. parkdalewalkinggroup@ gmail. com. shakespeare 400: BreaTh Of kings Actor/ director Graham Abbey talks about themes of redemption and rebellion in Shakespeare’s history plays, with performances by Stratford Festival actors. 7 pm. Free. Pre- register. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. tpl. ca/ appelsalon. B3 ½ minuTes, Ten BulleTs Cinema Politica screening of the 2015 documentary by Marc Silver. 6 pm. Pwyc. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor W. cinemapolitica. org/ bloor.
Wednesday, March 2
cOmmunism vs. feminism A Marxist analysis of women’s oppression and the struggle for liberation. 6: 30 pm. Free. Room 2198. OISE, 252 Bloor W. 416- 593- 4138. DOWnTOWn meDiTaTiOn classes Weekly, 7- 9 pm. $ 10 ( first class free). ITM, 553 Queen W. luminousground. ca. inDOOr WinTer farmers’ markeT Organic fruit, veg, wine, cheese and more. Every Wed 2- 6 pm. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas W. 416- 394- 8113. Opera fOr all Workshop for ages 16 and up. 1- 2: 30 pm ( evening session Thu 7: 30 pm). $ 50 for 7 wks, $ 10 drop- in. Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina. operaforall@ mnjcc. org. 2 PUMPING BLACK ARTS AND INNOVATION Ekow Nimako, Komi Olaf and others showcase their work as part of an expo of emerging leaders in art, music, literature and technology in the city’s black community at Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie, on Saturday ( February 27), 4- 10 pm. $ 10, students $ 5. blackexpo. ca. persOnal care skillshare: sOap science Workshop for participants to develop research skills to learn more about synthetic chemicals and herbal therapeutics. 7: 30- 9 pm. Pwyc. Anarres Apothecary, 749 Dovercourt. fb. com/ rethinkdirty. single, separaTeD anD DivOrceD DaDs Weekly support group, women welcome to attend. 7- 9 pm. Free. Room A5. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth. 416- 861- 0626, father. org. TechnOlOgies fOr The susTainaBle DevelOpmenT Of small islanDs Lecture by Peter Meincke. 7- 9 pm. Free. Room 144. University College, 15 King’s College Circle. scienceforpeace. ca.
Thursday, March 3
an evening WiTh amY cuDDY The author/ social psychologist talks about managing stress and approaching challenges with confidence instead of dread. 7: 30 pm. $ 50-$ 75. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front E. sonycentre. ca. feeDing The Brain: reDucing Disease anD imprOving mOOD Health talk on nutrients that reduce disease risks and improve mood 3 COMMEMORATING THE BLOOR LINE The Artists’ Newsstand at Chester station plays host to artist Moe Angelos’s historical character performance marking the 50th anniversary of the building of the Bloor subway, Thursday ( February 25). For added fun, it takes place in the middle of the evening rush, from 4 to 7 pm. Free. 22 Chester. fb. com/ artistsnewsstand. with Doug Cook. 7 pm. Free. Room 212. The Big Carrot, 348 Danforth. thebigcarrot. ca. firsT ThursDaY: frOm hOgTOWn TO The 6ix OCAD U students take over with interactive exchanges between artists, performers and viewers, including choreographer Lily Eng, dub poetry slam with Lillian Allen, a performance by The Artists Newsstand and more. 7- 11: 30 pm. $ 12-$ 15. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. ago. net. 5hOpe inTO pracTice: JeWish WOmen chOOsing JusTice DespiTe Our fears Talk by author/ activist Penny Rosenwasser. 7 pm. $ 10 or pwyc. Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham. beitzatoun. org. neW naTuralism Landscape architect/ writer Thomas Rainer talks about the changing face of horticulture. 7: 30 pm. $ 15, stu $ 12. Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence E. torontobotanicalgarden. ca. Opera lecTure: luciO silla Marshall Pynkoski and Gerard Gauci talk about Opera Atelier’s upcoming production of the early Mozart opera. 6: 30 pm. Free. Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 496 Huron. operaatelier. com. pOp- up Business incuBaTOr: meeT The enTrepreneurs Workshop for current and future entrepreneurs. 6- 8 pm. Free. 2nd floor. Richview Library, 1806 Islington. 416- 3945120, humber. ca/ humberlaunch.
Ekow Nimako shows works like Silent Knight at the Black Arts & Innovation Expo on February 27.