big 3

NOW ed­i­tors pick a trio of this week’s can’t-miss events

NOW Magazine - - DAILY EVENTS -

1 MARK WORLD AIDS DAY For nearly 30 years, World AIDS Day has re­minded us of a health cri­sis that is far from van­ish­ing. The Voices Of Hope con­cert on De­cem­ber 1 marks the oc­ca­sion by ben­e­fit­ing Casey House hospice, which has been sup­port­ing peo­ple liv­ing with HIV/AIDS since 1988, the year of the first World AIDS Day. The con­cert at Metropoli­tan United Church (56 Queen East), hosted by caus­tic comic Maggie Cas­sella, fea­tures Thom Al­li­son, Jani

Lau­zon, Sheila McCarthy and oth­ers. 7 pm. Free, $20 sug­gested do­na­tion. casey­house.com. 2 PUT YOUR CIT­I­ZEN POWER TO WORK FOR RE­NEW­ABLES On­tario En­vi­ron­men­tal Com­mis­sioner Dianne Saxe pumps the im­por­tance of com­mu­nity own­er­ship and par­tic­i­pa­tion in de­vel­op­ing re­new­able en­ergy sources in a talk at the YWCA’s Elm Cen­tre on Tues­day (Novem­ber 29). 6:30 pm. A re­cent Toronto Re­new­able En­ergy

Co-op­er­a­tive re­port says com­mu­nity own­er­ship of re­new­able en­ergy can gen­er­ate twice as many jobs as cor­po­rate projects. TREC’s David Cork and Ju­dith Lipp join Saxe. Free. 87 Elm. power-of-com­mu­nity. eventbrite.com. 3 TIPS ON REV­O­LU­TION Noor Cul­tural Cen­tre screens the 2011 doc­u­men­tary How To Start

A Rev­o­lu­tion about No­bel Peace Prize nom­i­nee and founder of the Al­bert Ein­stein In­sti­tu­tion Gene

Sharp on Satur­day (Novem­ber 26) at 7 pm. It’s part of a se­ries on non­vi­o­lent ac­tion in hon­our of renowned peace ac­tivist, fem­i­nist and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist Ur­sula Franklin. Bernie Sanders has got noth­ing on these two. Free. 123 Wyn­ford. noor­cul­tur­al­cen­tre.ca.

Maggie Cas­sella hosts Voices Of Hope AIDS Day con­cert De­cem­ber 1.

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