Stop anti-gay bullying
Just because bullying is finally being taken seriously doesn't mean there's been enough reduction in anti-gay abuse. The Rainbow Gleeques Coalition, which supports aspiring LGBT artists, sponsors the early-evening Day Of Pink funder for the coalition's anti-bullying campaign with a silent auction and more. Speakers include indie filmmaker Vivek Shraya and lawyer/human rights activist El-Farouk Khaki, and DJ Dickie spins the tunes at the 519 Community Centre, 519 Church. Friday (April 12), 6 to 8 pm. Free. 647-267-6525. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your best green self
Feel the enviro tide sweeping the planet at the Green Living Show, the one-stop spot for the latest in eco products, breakthroughs and ideas. The three-day fest of displays, panels and keynotes running Friday to Sunday (April 12 to 14) features NOW's Ecoholic, Adria Vasil, Saturday at 1:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm, and filmmaker Rob Stewart, director of Revolution and Sharkwater, Saturday at 11:30 am. The panel on key recent eco successes includes singer Sarah Harmer and chef/activist Michael Stadtländer on Saturday at 7 pm. Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes'. $12-$16 or free with e-waste for recycling. greenlivingonline.com.
Equality through hilarity
Lampooning the power elite is a blast, but does it advance the social justice plot? In Political Satire: Does It Matter?, culture-jamming expert Andy Bichlbaum of Yes Men, Onion editor Todd Hanson, comic Robin Duke and The Best Laid Plans author Terry Fallis evaluate the power of comedy, spoofing and put-ons to make change. Friday (April 12), 7 pm. $20-$25. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles West. spurfestival.ca/toronto.