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