Fund opposition to Marineland animal abuse on July 12.
Empty the Marineland tanks
Not everybody loves Marineland. Just ask Marineland Animal Defense and animal rights collective ARK II, who have been protesting the abusive conditions at the aquatic theme park for years. Give them encouragement - and dollars - by heading to the No Captivity! Empty The Tanks funder for the two groups at Rancho Relaxo (300 College) on Friday (July 12), where music by is supplied by Muriqui, Test Their Logik, the Reply and others. 9 pm. $10. facebook.com/events/206522912832043.
Designers go all out for digs
So how are we going to solve the city's housing crisis anyway? Collectively Speaking: Take Shelter seeks the counsel of three art and design collectives from Project Gallery, Hashtag Gallery and 185 Augusta on the subject of innovative ways to get good digs for the large number of locals who can't find them. Count on a healthy, competitive atmosphere and lots of audience participation as host Kaleb Robertson keeps things zesty. Tuesday (July 16), 7 pm. Free. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen West. gladstonehotel.com.
It's our CBC: fight for it
Every year we watch our public broadcaster brought down a notch, and sometimes several, by a government that hates the public realm altogether. Media strategist Wade Rowland discusses his new book, Saving The CBC: Balancing Profit And Public Service, and why we only have a few years to rescue this great institution from utter banality and irrelevance. Thursday, July 18, noon. $25 (includes bag lunch). Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen's Park. gardinermuseum.on.ca.