Iva Bittova, Don Tapscott, Nanook Of The North and what to do in Toronto on Thursday

Nanook Of The North TIFF Bell Lightbox kicks off their First People's Cinema series with Robert Flaherty's iconic 1922.

Nanook Of The North TIFF Bell Lightbox kicks off their First People’s Cinema series with Robert Flaherty’s iconic 1922 classic, which every Canadian needs to see at least once in their lifetime. See listing.

That Moment When Jan Caruana and Rob Baker begin their three-night stand of improvising one-hour shows with only two characters and no jumps in time or place. At Unit 102 until Saturday. See story.

Fire(Crotch) Sale Shawn Hitchins bids adieu to the cabaret format with this collection of songs from the 90s, a six minute version of Steel Magnolias performed with Dolly Parton songs, and more. At Buddies in Bad Times. See interview.

Iva Bittova Czech violinist/singer Iva Bittova is an intense performer, to say the least. She plays the Rivoli tonight. See listing.

Wavelength 545 The first night of Wavelength’s two night, three show mini fest kicks of tonight at Double Double Land. Tonight’s lineup features drone rock from Fresh Snow, space folk from San Francisco’s Wymond Miles and space punk from Hybrid Moments. Weird enough for you? See listing.

Joanna Macy Eco philosopher and author of several books, the latest of which is Pass It On: Five Stories that Can Change the World, speaks at this summer solstice celebration. 7:30 pm. $25, adv $20. OISE Auditorium. See listing.

AIDS Candlelight Vigil AIDS It’s a sad affair, but uplifting too, this annual community memorial to honour, remember and celebrate the lives of people who have died of AIDS, and to recognize and those affected by and living with HIV/AIDS. 9-10:30 pm. Outside 519 Church. See listing.

Don Tapscott Hear the digital guru and author of Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for A Connected Planet talk about how dinosaur corporations can’t innovate and online sharing and open sourcing can. 5 pm. $20 (includes book). MaRS Discovery District Auditorium. See listing.

Summer Special Inspired by hand-lettered signs made by staff at Ed Mirvish’s Bathurst Street bargain emporium (examples from the archives are on exhibit in the second-floor men’s department), Toronto’s Corinne Carlson, Robin Collyer, Barr Gilmore, Jen Hutton and Sarah Lazarovic and Vancover’s Ron Terada create sign-based art interventions for this Koffler Gallery show at Honest Ed’s. Artists speak at tonight’s reception. See listing.

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