big 3

NOW edi­tors pick a trio of this week’s can’t- miss events

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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.

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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.

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