Monday, May 4

* Samantha Duchemin vernissage at Quai des Brumes
* Spidey the Mentalist at the Rialto
* Black Theatre Workshop presents The Hallway at the MAI
* U.K. alt band Swervedriver plays le Fairmount
* $ucka-Free Monday’s Beyoncé edition at Korova

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Wednesday, April 1

* Poetry reading & discussion at Resonance Café
* U.K. playwright debbie tucker green’s Random at the MAI
* Owls by Nature, the Lion and the Wolf & Worst Days Down at le Ste-Cath
* Trash Ton Karaoké at Piranha Bar
* Johnson Cummins DJs at Notre Dame des Quilles

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Colourblind Casting: Metachroma Theatre

Metachroma Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s historical Richard III opens this week at the Segal Centre. The bard’s tale of a Machiavellian king and his undoing will be the troupe’s inaugural full-scale performance.

Metachroma means “beyond colour,” and the theatre company’s raison d’être is to address and respond to the under-representation of visible minorities in the arts. As actress Tamara Brown admits, this ultimately means that the long-term goal of the group to make itself irrelevant.