Mix of Six: Monday, September 21, 2009

Metro taps into today’s best entertainment and event picks

Talk
Join journalist Avi Lewis, professor Jill Matus and others for a round-table discussion called Humanities for Inhumane Times. Free at the George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire, 7 p.m. 416-946-0313 or humanities.utoronto.ca.

Music
Indie rockers Sleepy Sun and Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound play the Drake Hotel Underground tonight. $10, 8:30 p.m. 1150 Queen St. W. For tickets call 416-531-5042 or www.ticketmaster.ca.

Comedy
The Toronto International Improv Festival kicks off tonight, featuring WDWMKR, Standards & Practices and the Carnegie Hall Show. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., $10, 8 p.m. The fest runs until Sept. 27. For more information, go to www.torontoimprovfestival.ca.

Book launch
Celebrate the launch of new Canadian non-fiction anthology Cabin Fever, a collection of essays (on finding “pure” absinthe, the search for oysters, the dangers and joys of bicycle-riding and more) written by some of the best non-fiction writers in the country. Free at Supermarket, 268 Augusta, 6 p.m. 416-840-0501.

Film

See a CONTACT Lecture Series screening of Richard Fitoussi’s Waging Peace, followed by a Q&A with the Canadian documentarian. Free at the Ryerson University Library Room 072, 350 Victoria St., 7 p.m. www.wagingpeacefilm.com.

Baseball
Support the hometown boys as they begin a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles tonight. 7 p.m. at Rogers Centre. For tickets call 416-341-1000 or www.bluejays.com.

 
 
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