Tuesday is a good news day at Luminato. There’s lots to do!
Communication | Environment
Normally the preserve of business people seeking out lunch or an escape from the elements, Brookfield Place is transformed into a temporary gallery space for Luminato. For the duration of the festival, the soaring Allen Lambert Galleria hosts David Rockeby’s monumental Long Wave installation. And just to keep things interesting, the Sam Pollock Square displays new work by a different artist every day. Today, see new pieces by local artist Sarah Lazarovic who is known for her whimsical illustrations and evocative portraits. Her work has appeared in a number of publications including The Walrus, the Globe and Mail and the National Post.
Brookfield Place (181 Bay St.), for the duration of Luminato, free.
No matter what your heritage may be, some themes are universal. Zisele is a play about the complex relationship between mothers and daughters in Yiddish culture, but the fact remains that anybody will be able to relate to the family-oriented subject matter in this musical romp. Performed by the original Israeli cast from the internationally renowned, Tel Aviv–based, Beit Lessin Theatre, with songs by Isreali folk singer Chava Alberstein, Zisele promises to be a festive and raucous night at the theatre.
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Jane Mallett Theatre, (27 Front St. E.), 8 p.m., $50 to $60.
Darwin Exposed: Natural Selection and Sex
Join Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet host Jay Ingram with musical guest Raoul and the Big Time, and celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s revolutionary book On the Origin of Species. Not just reserved for birds and sea turtles, Darwin’s theory had far-reaching implications on how we understand humanity and our unconscious drives formed by tens of thousands of years of evolution. In other words, Darwin figured out why we do the things we do—all in the name of finding a suitable mate.
Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge St.), 8 p.m., $15.