Temples to Terrabytes @ Bread and Circus, 299 Augusta Ave. South Asian music and Kathak dance, connecting ancient India to Toronto of today. A Q & A will follow each performance. For prices and times: www.breadandcircus.ca
7 pm Bless This Mess @ DeLeon White Gallery, 1139 College St. Tentatively abstract work from a collection of artists. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=274213352929
6:30 pm Great Lake Swimmers Free Live Performance @ Sonic Boom, 512 Bloor St. W. Stop by the basement with a non-perishable food item to catch the free show!
7 pm Nollywood Babylon @ NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St. A documentary about the explosive popularity of Nigeria’s low-budget movie industry. FREE
7:30 pm Vermilion Souls@ Cinecycle, 129 Spadina Ave. The Toronto premiere of Masaki Iwana’s film, which captures the 1959 “Dance of Utter Darkness,” which shook the butoh dance establishment. The screening will include short talks and a dance performance. $10
7:30 pm Joy Division @ The Acacia Centre, 186 Spadina Ave. The premiere Toronto theatrical screening of this documentary by Grant Gee. Part of the images festival. Tickets $10 in advance here: http://www.imagesfestival.com/store, or at Soundscapes and Queen Video or $12 at the door.
8 pm Lunar New Years Launch Party @ 47 Gallery, 47 Milky Way. The formal attire launch party for Dennis Lin’s new solo exhibition, n° 1-60, which runs until March 5th.
10:30 pm N.B.A. Comics Present F-This @ The Second City, 51 Mercer St. Home-grown bad-asses say F This to conventional comedy. $15 here: http://secondcity.com/?id=theatres/toronto/mainstage/schedule or $20 at the door.
8 am The Green Barn Farmer’s Market @ 76 Wychwood. Run by The Stop Community Food Centre, this market is not just about food, but music and art as well.
10 am Poetry Central Workshop @ The Central, 603 Market St. A one-day poetry workshop facilitated by Sandra Kasturi and David Clink. Join them for a fistful of poetry exercises for everyone from beginners to published poets. $75, register with Sandra: firstname.lastname@example.org
8:30 pm Saidah Baba Talibah @ Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay W. As part of the Kuumba Festival, this singer’s powerful voice will blow you away. FREE
10 pm Egg Zeppelin @ Bad Dog Theatre Company, 138 Danforth Ave. Reuniting the players who were nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for their last production together, this show takes place at a hole-in-the-wall diner with cheap food and a great jukebox. IMPROV! $10/$5 for students, email@example.com