Matt Galloway hosts a debate on the impact of social media on revolution, September 6.
SUPPORT SICK KIDS
Hospital fundraisers are usually pricey affairs, but the Ready, Set, Laugh! event that kicks in $1 a ticket to the SickKids Foundation comes with a gloriously reasonable price tag. Plus, it offers an all-ages collection of sketches, songs and improv courtesy of the great Second City, in the troupe's own venue at 51 Mercer. Tonight and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday, August 30 and 31). $14, family pack $48. 416-343-0011, secondcity.com.
NO MORE DOLPHIN-HUNTING
Dolphins have complex emotions, are self-aware and are among the most intelligent of mammals, but that won't stop the town of Taiji, Japan, from capturing them for zoos and slaughtering them for food. Join a protest on Japan Dolphins Day, Friday (August 31), to push for an end to the hunt. Noon. Free. Japanese Consulate, 77 King West. facebook.com/events/383167135080113.
SHOWDOWN ON SOCIAL MEDIA
U of T's Rotman School of Management hosts a Social Media Debate on the effects of the online networking revolution. Arguing the positive side is Don Tapscott, author of 14 books including Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business And The World. Against is Andrew Keen, CNN columnist and author of Digital Vertigo: How Today's Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing And Disorienting Us. CBC's Matt Galloway keeps the peace. September 6 at 5 pm. $29.99. 105 St. George. Pre-register rotman.utoronto.ca.