Get off your Arts

Tuesday, Feb. 17

On the Spot pre-Oscar show @ ComedyWorks (1238 Bishop), 8:30 p.m., $5 for students.
You’re invited to the “Wack”ademy Awards as On the Spot Improv skewers the world’s most famous awards show. From the red carpet to ET-style interviews, to the actual ceremony, and the after-parties, you’ll be kept wondering who will have a wardrobe malfunction.

Shavirez, le tsigane des mers opening @ MainLine Theatre (4398 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $20.
Voted “Best French Text” at Fringe Fest 2008, Belzébrute’s Shavirez is back. Discover the story of the only gypsy ever to have set sail on all seven seas. Described as “Broadway on a table,” Shavirez features vengeance, sex, decapitation, bloody duels, naval battles . . . and a yellow duck.

Thursday, Feb. 19

Bitchin’ Kitchen book signing @ Paragraphe Books (2200 McGill College Ave.), 7 p.m., free.
Nadia G is a saucy babe who wants to teach you how to cook. The chef/author/comedienne will be in town to sign copies of her rockin’ cookbook. Expect complimentary vitamin water, live performances by Bloodshot Bill and burlesque dancers, and a free sampler CD.


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