Today’s Notable 3some in Toronto: March 5, 2014

Here’s a trio of the hottest things you can do on Hump Day.* 

Where: CBC Context Studio, 250 Front St. W.
When: 5pm

In one month, Buy Art Not Kids (BANK) will be holding its annual fundraising event in support of Ratanak International. Tonight, however, there’ll be an exclusive sneak preview (and cocktail reception) of the artwork to be featured at the fundraiser. Work by artists such as Christopher Boffoli, Michael Levin, Julie Himel, Sheila Kernan and Marjolyn van der Hart will all be up for auction. Unfortunately, unlike a clothing store, you can’t bury your favourite item in the wrong rack until the sale begins.

Toronto’s Birthday in Art
Where: Steam Whistle Brewing – The Roundhouse – 255 Bremner Blvd. 
When: 7pm 

Steam Whistle is helping to celebrate our city’s 180th birthday by exhibiting works by Toronto-based artists that explore the theme ‘Past, Present, Future Toronto’. The collection of paintings and photography intends to applaud all Toronto has accomplished over the past two centuries while also turning an informed and artistic eye to the possibility of a sustainable future. The month long show kicks off tonight. Also – beer. 

Slonimsky’s Earbox
Where: Roy Thomson Hall
When: 8pm 

Strange name? Yes. Great music? Definitely. Superstar violinist Leila Josefowicz is going to set fire to a concerto from the celebrated conductor/composer Esa-Pekka Salonen. (Not literally – she’s just going to play her heart out.) The name, Slonimsky’s Earbox, comes from composer John Adams’ tribute to two of the 20th century’s most remarkable musicians, Igor Stravinsky and Nicholas Slonimsky. Spend Wednesday getting your listen on – classically.   

*Of course, no one would blame you for staying in all night to comfort Shia LaBeouf.

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Photo courtesy of Buy Art Not Kids by Christopher Boffoli, Peanut Butter Cup Repair Technician