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in­di­cates queer-friendly events How to place a list­ing All list­ings are free. Use the event sub­mis­sion form at now­toronto.com. Dead­line is the Thurs­day be­fore pub­li­ca­tion at 5 pm. To sub­mit a cor­rec­tion to an ex­ist­ing list­ing, email: fix­events@now­toronto.com..

Thurs­day, Novem­ber 9 Ben­e­fits

cHords For cHor­doma Jazz artists Jackie Richard­son, Memo Acevedo, Pat LaBar­bera, Dave Res­tivo, Liz Rosa and oth­ers per­form. 7:30 pm. $50-$100 (ben­e­fits chor­doma re­search at the Canadian Cancer So­ci­ety). Toronto Cen­tre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge. tick­et­mas­ter.ca. sHinE cHar­ity Gala 2017 An evening of in­spi­ra­tion in sup­port of North York Women’s Shel­ter with live en­ter­tain­ment by Les Femmes Fa­tale, key­note speaker Beth Jor­dan and host Dainty Smith. 6 pm. $250. Ar­ca­dian Court, 401 Bay, 8th floor. ny­ws­gala.ca. un­cork un­tap un­Wind Food & drink, a silent auc­tion and danc­ing to mu­sic by The Col­lec­tive to ben­e­fit West Park Health­care. 6:30 pm. $200. Pre-reg­is­ter. Drake Ho­tel, 1150 Queen W. 416-243-3663, west­parkun­cork.ca. va­ri­Ety Gala 2017: tHroW­Back tHurs­day Com­edy with Carla Collins, DJ Matt Cully, a silent auc­tion, cock­tails, food and more at this fundraiser for Va­ri­ety the Chil­dren’s Char­ity & Va­ri­ety Vil­lage. 6:30 pm. $200. The Forth, 629 Dan­forth. 416-699-7167, va­ri­ety­gala.ca.


5Boar­d­aGain’s WomEn & trans GamE niGHt 7-10 pm. $5. See-Scape, 2840 Dun­das W. 416-843-7344. clotH cul­turEs: Fu­turE lEGa­ciEs oF dorotHy k. Burn­Ham Con­fer­ence to ex­plore the ma­te­rial cul­ture of tex­tiles through the Canadian tex­tile art cu­ra­tor/scholar. Nov 9-11, lec­ture by Dr. Timo Ris­sa­nen Thu 7 pm, Free w/ RSVP. Con­fer­ence and work­shops $25 (see web­site for info & to reg­is­ter). Royal On­tario Mu­seum, 100 Queen’s Park. 416-586-5797, rom.on.ca. a dark HorsE in loW liGHt: Black vi­su­al­ity & tHE aEs­tHEt­ics oF ana­loGuE pHo­toG­ra­pHy Michèle Pear­son Clarke talks with Yaniya Lee. 7 pm. Free. Gallery 44, 401 Rich­mond W #120. gallery44.org. duF­FErin GrovE or­Ganic Farm­Ers’ mar­kEt Year-round mar­ket Thurs­days 3-7 pm. Free ad­mis­sion. Duf­ferin Grove Park, 875 Duf­ferin Pk. duf­fer­ingrove­mar­ket.ca. EartH’s Ex­trEmEs and a cHanG­inG planEt Storm chaser Ge­orge Kourou­nis talks about his ad­ven­tures & how our planet is chang­ing. 1 pm. Free. City Hall Pub­lic Li­brary, 100 Queen W. 416-393-7650, tpl.ca/frag­ile­planet. HoW to Go From BlaH Writ­inG to pEr­sua­sivE Emails/lEt­tErs Hands-on work­shop. 7-9 pm. Free. An­nex Art Cen­tre, 1075 Bathurst. 647-261-9482, lily­con­tento@roy­allepage.ca. makE your mi­cro­BiomE Joy­ous Holis­tic nu­tri­tion­ist Joy McCarthy talks about gut health. 7-8:30 pm. Free. Up­stairs, Room 212. The Big Car­rot, 348 Dan­forth. the­big­car­rot.ca. mind­Ful­nEss and ZEn mEd­i­ta­tion Gen­tle yoga, re­lax­ation & silent med­i­ta­tion. All lev­els. 6-7 pm. Free/pwyc. Cen­tre Place, 320 Rich­mond E #101. 647-348-7755, goo.gl/VurCN9. 1917: tHE piv­otal yEar oF WWi Her­itage talk by John Beram. 7:30 pm. Free/pwyc. Lambton House, 4066 Old Dun­das. 416-767-5472.

popE JoHn paul ii’s lEad­Er­sHip lEssons Talk by An­dreas Wid­mer. 8-9 am. Free. RSVP. U of T Rot­man School, 105 St Ge­orge. 416-978-6122, events@rot­man.utoronto.ca. tBG or­Ganic Farm­Ers’ mar­kEt 2-7 pm. Toronto Botan­i­cal Gar­den, 777 Lawrence E. toron­to­b­otan­i­cal­gar­den.ca. vol­un­tEEr­inG as a nEW­comEr Info ses­sion. 10-11:30 am. Free. RSVP. Vol­un­teer Toronto, 344 Bloor W #404. vol­un­teer­toronto.ca. WE Want a rE­nEW­aBlE on­tario Rayll to call for phas­ing-out nu­clear en­ergy & a tran­si­tion to 100 per-cent re­new­able en­ergy. Noon-2 pm. Free. Queen’s Park, 47 Queen’s Park Cres E. face­book.com/events/1686438718054180.

Fri­day, Novem­ber 10 Ben­e­fits

art­slam Live art com­pe­ti­tion with silent auc­tion, mu­sic by DJ Marlove. Ben­e­fits SKETCH Arts. 7 pm. Pwyc. Fresh Paint Stu­dio, 1849 Dan­forth. 647-927-0764, fresh­paintstu­dio.ca. rE­lax­inG sonic Jour­nEys Deb­bie Dan­brook,

An­drea Ger­hardt, Deep Gan­guly, Christopher Sim­mons & Anne-Marie Boudreau play to ben­e­fit Mu­sic Can Heal. 7:30 pm. $20-$30. Ar­ray Space, 155 Wal­nut. eventbrite.ca.


#Fnl­rom: triB­utE Live per­for­mances by the Lonely Hearts, DJ Yu­kn­odis, Roveena & oth­ers plus ex­hibits, gallery ac­ti­va­tions and food at this art party. 7 pm. $15.50-$17. Royal On­tario Mu­seum, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca/fnl. tHE BaBy­timE sHoW Mar­ket­place, pre- & post-natal yoga work­shops, Tod­dler Time en­ter­tain­ment stage and more. To Nov 12, FriSun 10 am-6 pm. $10-$17, child 12 & un­der free. Metro Toronto Con­ven­tion Cen­tre North Bldg, 255 Front W. baby­timeshows.ca. HockEy Hall oF FamE 2017 in­duc­tion WEEk­End Guest ap­pear­ances and au­to­graph sign­ing, Q&A fan fo­rum, the an­nual Leg­ends Clas­sic game at the ACC and more. Nov 10-13, see web­site for hours. Ad­mis­sion $15-$19, kids 3 & un­der free; Leg­ends Clas­sic las­sic game Nov 12, $21-$60. Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge. 416-360-7765, hhof.com.

tHE na­tional WomEn’s sHoW Fash­ion shows, celebrity guests, info ses­sons on health, well­ness, cook­ing demos, home reno tips and more. To Nov 12, Fri 11 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm. $22. Metro Toronto Con­ven­tion Cen­tre South Bldg, 222 Brem­ner Blvd. na­tion­al­wom­en­show.com. rEdtalk: indiGE­nous Ways oF knoW­inG land & cul­turE Artist talk pre­ced­ing Red Sky Per­for­mance’s show, Back­bone. 5:30 pm. Free. Berke­ley Street The­atre, 26 Berke­ley. 416-3683110, cana­di­anstage.com. tHEr­a­pEu­tic Es­sEn­tial oils For mas­saGE Work­shop to make a cus­tom mas­sage blend. 7-9 pm. Pwyc + $15 ma­te­ri­als. Pre-reg­is­ter. Anar­res Apothe­cary, 749 Dover­court. 647827-6968, Tracey@Anar­resHealth.ca. toronto sWinG dancE so­ci­Ety dancE No ex­pe­ri­ence or part­ner re­quired. 7:45 pm. $10. Lithua­nian House, 1573 Bloor W. 416-7698400, toron­toswing­dance­so­ci­ety.ca. tHE uGly canadian: Justin trudEau’s For­EiGn pol­icy Pub­lic fo­rum fea­tur­ing au­thor/ for­eign af­fairs critic Yves En­gler. 7 pm. $4 or pwyc. Room 5-170. OISE, 252 Bloor W. 647986-1917, so­cial­is­tac­tion.ca.

Satur­day, Novem­ber 11 Ben­e­fits

crys­tal cluB The gala’s af­ter-party fea­tures gourmet food sta­tions, live en­ter­tain­ment with DJ Lynx, give­aways and more.10 pm-1 am. $150 (ben­e­fits Reach for the Rain­bow). Pre-reg­is­ter. Royal On­tario Mu­seum, 100 Queen’s Park. the­crys­tal­ball.ca. JukE­Box BEa­tlEs triB­utE Band Ben­e­fit con­cert for Canada Cares and Alzheimer So­ci­ety of Toronto. 8 pm. $150. Ko­erner Hall, 273 Bloor W. 416-408-0208, rc­mu­sic.com. lEt tHE ElE­pHants dancE An­nual fundraiser ben­e­fit­ting Canadian Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion and Kids Help Phone. Dance & mu­si­cal per­for­mances, speak­ers, a silent auc­tion and more. 7 pm. $40. Glenn Gould Stu­dio, 250 Front W. fb.com/ let th ele­phants dance. rum­maGE salE For muskrat Falls Sale of books, cloth­ing, kids’ stuff, bags, gift items, and other trea­sures to raise funds to pro­tect the peo­ple of Labrador from methyl mer­cury poi­son­ing. Noon-7 pm. Anar­res Apothe­cary, 749 Dover­court. anar­reshealth.ca.

Time TribuTaries – mu­sic Of Jana skarecky A con­tem­po­rary clas­si­cal con­cert to ben­e­fit the First Na­tions Child and Fam­ily Car­ing So­ci­ety of Canada. 8 pm. $25. Heli­co­nian Hall, 35 Hazel­ton. janaskarecky.com. Trivia nighT! Pop cul­ture, mu­sic, his­tory, sci­ence and more. Come on your own or bring a team (max 6 ppl). There will be prizes. 7 pm (sign-up from 6:30 pm). $15 (ben­e­fits Ro­tary Fdn). Scal­ly­wags, 11 St Clair W. 647-705-8904, toron­tosky­linero­tary@gmail.com.


acO nex­Tgen De­sign char­reTTe Ar­chi­tec­tural Con­ser­vancy of On­tario Nex­tGen event for stu­dents & emerg­ing pro­fes­sion­als to re-en­vi­sion the Coach Ter­mi­nal. 9 am-5 pm. $15$27. Pre-reg­is­ter. Camp­bell House Mu­seum, 160 Queen W. eventbrite.ca/e/39305345346. beaDeD ear­ring WOrk­shOp Anishi­naabekwe artist Stephanie Pan­gow­ish. Nov 11 & 18 from 1-4 pm. $50. Pre-reg­is­ter. Bata Shoe Mu­seum, 327 Bloor W. 416-979-7799. bell TOWer ar­Ti­san mar­keT Cu­rated arts mar­ket. 10 am-2 pm. Free ad­mis­sion. Bell Tower Cof­fee, 240 Av­enue Rd. 647-828-1176. chrOn­i­cles Of a pe­cu­liar uni­verse: se­creTs Of Our Dark uni­verse Alexan­dra Ter­rana talks about cos­mol­ogy, dark mat­ter and more. 2 pm. Free. Brent­wood Li­brary, 36 Brent­wood N. 416-394-5247. ciTy Of TOrOnTO re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mOny 11 am-noon. Free. Old City Hall, 60 Queen W. toronto.ca/lest­we­for­get. DirT: in­Ter­sec­TiOnal ap­prOaches TO messi­ness In­ter­na­tional schol­ars, artists & ac­tivists in­ter­ro­gate the idea of dirt. 8 am-6 pm. Pwyc$100. Ry­er­son Uni­ver­sity, 380 Vic­to­ria. stu­dio­for­me­di­aac­tivism.com/events.html. fall laTin amer­i­can flea mar­keT Used and new art, hand­crafts, clothes, books and more. 11 am-4 pm. Free. Cen­tro Cul­tural Lati­noamer­i­cano, 1756 Eglin­ton W. 416-994-0730. hip hOp hOuse parTy: frOm The T-DOT TO The six Panel on the city’s rap past, present & fu­ture w/ Sean Leon, Clair­mont The Se­cond & Erin Ash­ley; per­for­mances by Ghetto Con­cept, In­fi­nite, Devon­tée, Michie Mee, pHoenix Pagli­acci, Que Rock and oth­ers. 7 pm. Free (RSVP). BAND Gallery, 19 Brock. nowtick­ets.ca. hu – a lOve sOng TO gOD Group HU chant­ing. 7 pm. Free. Toronto Eck­ankar Cen­tre, 19 Yorkville. 416-926-8946. mOral WiT­ness­ing in The his­TOry Of sci­ence Lec­ture by au­thor/ac­tivist Alice Dreger on us­ing good his­tory in your ad­vo­cacy. 1:30 pm. Free. RSVP. Sher­a­ton Ho­tel, 123 Queen W. eventbrite.com/e/39141723950. OuT Of The DepThs: blue Whales re­search @ The rOm Oliver Had­drath talks about the bi­ol­ogy and pop­u­la­tion dy­nam­ics of the world’s largest mam­mal. 2 pm. Free. Lil­lian H Smith Li­brary, 239 Col­lege. 416-393-7746. plas­Tic bOT­Tle cOl­lec­TiOn Drop off emp­ties and get 10 cents/bot­tle. 10 am-3 pm. See web­site for info. Ri­p­ley’s Aquar­ium, 288 Brem­ner. en­vi­ron­men­talde­fence.ca/bot­tles refugee in­fOr­ma­TiOn ses­siOn Start­ing a busi­ness with­out in­vest­ing your own money. 5:30-8 pm. Free. The Big Car­rot, 348 Dan­forth. Rm 212. canadafam­i­lynet­work@gmail.com. re­mem­brance Day Bag pipers sta­tioned at var­i­ous in­ter­sec­tions will play the la­ment and ob­serve the 2-minute si­lence. 11 am. Free. On Yonge Street from Rich­mond to Grosvenor. 416-597-0255, down­towny­onge.com/events. re­mem­brance Day aT Queen’s park Cer­e­mony at the Vet­er­ans’ Me­mo­rial (front lawn of Leg­isla­tive Bldg). 10:45 am. Free. Queen’s Park, 47 Queen’s Park E. on­tario.ca/re­mem­ber. re­mem­brance Day cOm­mem­O­ra­TiOn Pro­ces­sion from the fort’s west gate to the at the Stra­chan Av­enue Mil­i­tary Ceme­tery for the cer­e­mony. 10:45 am. Free. Fort York, 250 Fort York Blvd. 416-392-7500, toronto.ca/lest­we­for­get, forty­ork@toronto.ca. spiriT sOngs: The mu­sic Of leOnarD cO­hen Re­flec­tion on spir­i­tual di­men­sions of Co­hen’s works. Mu­sic by David Wall, Neil Clarke, the Ave Choir Toronto, Meitarim Trio, JP Kleiner & oth­ers, com­men­tary by prof Jo­hanna Aitken. 8 pm. $20. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1691 Bloor W. eventbrite.com/e/37876850680. sWansea vil­lage hOl­i­Day crafT sale Hand­crafted bath & body prod­ucts, cro­cheted fash­ion, na­ture pho­tog­ra­phy, teas and more. 10 am-2 pm. Free ad­mis­sion. Com­mu­nity Room, Swansea Vil­lage Co-op, 85 Coe Hill. face­book.com/events/2038848896401833. TOrOnTO salsa prac­Tice No les­son, begin­ners to pros, no part­ner re­quired. 3:30-5:30 pm or 5:30-8 pm. $5/ses­sion. Trin­ity-St. Paul’s Cen­tre, 427 Bloor W. 416-536-7663.

Sun­day, Novem­ber 12 Ben­e­fits

rDO: pie, ap­ple pie cOn­TesT Con­test to raise funds for the Fort York Food Bank. 2-4 pm. $5 a slice. Win­ning pie auc­tioned off at 3 pm. Open to bak­ers, $10 do­na­tion to par­tic­i­pate, pre-reg­is­ter . Fort York Food Bank, 797 Dun­das W. trin­i­ty­bell­woods­dun­das.com. rus­sian gala ball Ben­e­fit for the Rus­sian Canadian Cul­tural Aid So­ci­ety salut­ing Canada 150. 5:30 pm. $155, stu $100. Pre-reg­is­ter. Grand Luxe Event Bou­tique, 3125 Bayview. 416-807-5855, rc­chf.ca. sTarry nighTs Key­note guest Me­gan Phelp­sRoper talks about over­com­ing a hate­ful up­bring­ing in the West­boro Bap­tist Church at this fundraiser for Ve’ahavta’s poverty al­le­vi­a­tion & so­cial jus­tice pro­grams. 7-9 pm. $250. Toronto Ref­er­ence Li­brary, 789 Yonge. 416964-7698, vea­havta.org/starry-nights-2017.


cen­Ten­nial Of pOrTlanDs sTreeT­cars (19172017) Her­itage bike/walk, 10km. 2 pm. Free. Meet at the Queen East Don Bridge (Queen E & East Don Road­way). 416-593-2656. chrisT­mas aT ceDar riDge Unique gifts of fine art, folk art, fi­bre arts, pot­tery, sculp­ture, wood­carv­ing, and more. Noon-5 pm. $2, chil­dren free. Cedar Ridge Gallery, 225 Con­fed­er­a­tion. 416-396-4112, toronto.ca/cedar­ridge. fOr­esT hill Walk club Weekly out­door walk­ing club. Dress ac­cord­ingly. 9:45 am-11:15 am. $2. Wells Hill Park, 145 Hil­ton. 416-413-0345, meetup.com/ForestHil­lWalkClub. ghOsTs anD The para­nOr­mal & The mighT Of ThOughT Short pre­sen­ta­tion, Q&A for new­com­ers, read­ing and dis­cus­sion of study ma­te­ri­als. 1:45-4:30 pm. Free. Lil­lian H Smith Li­brary, 239 Col­lege. ca.figu.org/events.html. high park buck­ThOrn busT­ing Help re­move the in­va­sive species. 10:30 am. Free. Gre­nadier Cafe, 200 Park­side. high­park­na­ture.org. JunkeD up mar­keT Flea mar­ket with drinks and tunes by DJ Alex Low. 1-11 pm. Free ad­mis­sion. Su­per Won­der Gallery, 584 Col­lege. face­book.com/events/777922722409603. make change cOn­fer­ence An­nual event ex­plor­ing the in­ter­sec­tions of maker cul­ture and so­cial change. 10 am-6 pm. $30 (sub­sidy avail­able). Pre-reg­is­ter. De­sign Ex­change, 234 Bay. makechange­con­fer­ence.com. 5Queer hearT Talk­ing cir­cle Monthly gath­er­ing, share your story, your con­nec­tion and your queer self. 1-5 pm. Pwyc, $10 sugg, no one turned away. Awaken Stu­dio, 276 Car­law, Unit 217B. 416-557-7312, phillip­coupal.ca. rWill’s Jams live Will Stroet and his Back­yard Band of the CBC Kids se­ries per­form an in­ter­ac­tive con­cert. 11 am. $15, 4-pack $55. Al Green The­atre, 750 Spad­ina. 604-727-4413, will­s­jam­storonto.eventbrite.ca.

Mon­day, Novem­ber 13 Ben­e­fits

healThy minDs canaDa’s sil­ver Din­ner Alas­tair Camp­bell, for­mer Bri­tish PM Tony Blair’s press sec­re­tary, talks about his jour­ney with al­co­hol abuse, psy­chosis and de­pres­sion. 6-10:30 pm. $250. Ritz Carl­ton Ho­tel, 181 Welling­ton W. healthy­mind­scanada.ca.


TOrOnTO mOr­ris men Open prac­Tice Tra­di­tional English folk dance, no ex­pe­ri­ence needed. 8 pm. Free. Trin­ity-St. Paul’s Cen­tre, 427 Bloor W. 416-766-9184, tfmm.ca. WesT cOasT sWing lessOns Be­gin­ner and in­ter­me­di­ate ses­sions, no part­ner nec­es­sary. 7:30-9:45 pm. Drop-in $16. Lithua­nian House, 1573 Bloor W. toron­toswing­dance­so­ci­ety.ca.

Tues­day, Novem­ber 14 Ben­e­fits

mlse fOun­Da­TiOn game chang­ers speaker se­ries Kyle Dubas (Maple Leafs), Corey Wray (Toronto FC) and Teresa Resch (Rap­tors) dis­cuss their ex­pe­ri­ences as sports man­age­ment pro­fes­sion­als. 6:30-8 pm. $25 (sup­ports MLSE Fdn). MLSE Launch­Pad, 259 Jarvis. mlse­foun­da­tiongamechang­ers.com. TOrOnTO chOW­Der chOWDOWn Chefs com­pete for the ti­tle of chow­der cham­pion and you get to taste and vote. 7-11 pm. $65 (sup­ports Ocean Wise sus­tain­able seafood pro­gram). Pre-reg­is­ter. The Fer­ment­ing Cel­lar, 28 Dis­tillery Lane. seafood.ocean.org/events.


90s Trivia Test your knowl­edge for fun and prizes. 8-10 pm. Free. Reser­va­tions re­quired. H Bar, 859 Queen W. hbar­info@gmail.com. De­ferreD hOme­cOm­ings: cOm­baT­Ting Dis­ap­pear­ances in sri lanka anD canaDa Com­par­i­son of crises of dis­ap­pear­ances in both coun­tries with Me­gan Scribe and lawyer/re­searcher Dhar­sha Je­gath­eeswaran (via video-con­fer­ence). 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. RSVP. Work­ers’ Ac­tion Cen­tre, 720 Spad­ina, #223. com­bat­tingdis­ap­pare­ances.eventbrite.com. Diy mOis­Tur­iz­ing cream Make a cream us­ing a vegan base, co­coa or shea but­ter and es­sen­tial oils. 7 pm. $10 sugg do­na­tion. Karma Food Co-op, 739 Palmer­ston. 416-534-1470. 5Drag race pub Quiz Wear your best el­e­ganza and snatch the crown. Max 5 per team. 7 pm. $5. The Beaver, 1192 Queen W. face­book.com/events/284895575362777. hu­man righTs TOWn hall MP Nathaniel Ersk­ine-Smith and Amnesty’s Alex Neve talk about in­ter­na­tional hu­man rights and the role Canada can and should play on the world stage. 6-8 pm. Free. Hope United Church, 2550 Dan­forth. face­book.com/bey­natemp. minD­ful­ness anD zen meD­i­Ta­TiOn Gen­tle yoga, re­lax­ation & silent med­i­ta­tion. All lev­els wel­come. 6-7 pm. Free/pwyc. Cen­tre Place, 320 Rich­mond E #101. 647-348-7755, goo.gl/ VurCN9, cen­tre.place.toronto@gmail.com. The OnTOlOg­i­cal ar­gu­menT fOr gOD Anselm of Can­ter­bury, log­i­cal proof for the ex­is­tence of God and the me­dieval con­cept of divin­ity. 7:30 pm. Free. Cen­tre Place, 320 Rich­mond E #101. 647-348-7755, goo.gl/8TVdkZ.

Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 15

an­i­maTic T.O. – legalese fOr an­i­maTOrs Talk by Mark Ed­wards. 7:30 pm. $10. Gamma Space, 862 Rich­mond W. fb.com/An­i­mat­icTO. bOarDa­gain DrOp in game nighT 6-10 pm. $5. Death in Venice Gelato, 536 Queen W. 416-843-7344, board­a­gaingames.com. learn span­ish & relOaD yOur en­ergy Be­gin­ner classes through mu­sic and dance. 6-8 pm. Free. RSVP. Toronto Cen­tre for Com­mu­nity Learn­ing & De­vel­op­ment, 540 Dun­das E. 647-349-2244, mariaa@iwip.tc­cld.org. minD­ful­ness meD­i­Ta­TiOn Small group guided class. 6 pm. Pwyc. Bell Tower Cof­fee, 240 Av­enue Rd. vivia.bell­tow­er­cafe@gmail.com. neT­WOrk­ing: any­Time, any­Where WiTh any­One Talk on net­work­ing for suc­cess­ful out­comes. 6:30 pm. Free. 3rd flr Hin­ton Learn­ing The­atre. Toronto Ref­er­ence Li­brary, 789 Yonge. 416-393-7149, tpl.ca.

Sa­cred Harp Singing Sing shape note mu­sic from the Sa­cred Harp. No ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary, song­books avail­able. 7-9:30 pm. Pwyc. Mu­sic Room. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor W. fb.com/groups/toron­toshapenote. Sup­port group For Sin­gle, Sep­a­rated & di­vorced dadS Bi-weekly Q&A and con­ver­sa­tion, women are wel­come to at­tend. 7-9 pm. Free. Room A5. East­min­ster United Church, 310 Dan­forth. 416-861-0626, fa­ther.org. united We Speak Men­tal health aware­ness event with key­note speaker Mar­garet Trudeau and oth­ers. 6-10 pm. $87. In­ter­Con­ti­nen­tal Toronto Cen­tre, 225 Front W. 647-9806415, unit­ed­we­s­peak­toronto.eventbrite.ca. Wa­ter Se­cu­rity Lec­ture by Amy Bil­ton. 7-9 pm. Free. Room 140. Uni­ver­sity Col­lege, 15 King’s Col­lege Cir­cle. sci­ence­for­peace.ca.


Thurs­day, Novem­ber 16 Ben­e­fits

12 treeS gala Sur­prise per­for­mance, in­ter­na­tional cui­sine, silent and live auc­tions and more. 7 pm Nov 16. $225 (ben­e­fits the mu­seum). Pre-reg­is­ter. Gar­diner Mu­seum, 111 Queen’s Park. gar­diner­mu­seum.on.ca. JuS­tice getS loud FundraiSer Per­for­mances by Luna Li, Adam HG, and Char­lene Cruza­tWhervin to sup­port Wom­e­natthe­cen­trE. 8 pm. $tba. The Gar­ri­son, 1197 Dun­das W. face­book.com/events/284750648696816. ntcr’S 2nd an­nual cat­nip BoWl North Toronto Cat Res­cue bowl­ing ben­e­fit w/ raf­fle prizes and pizza. 7:30 pm. $50, adv $45. Play­time Bowl, 33 Samor. 905-940-2287, north­toron­to­ca­tres­cue.com/cat­nip­bowl. toronto’S FirSt cHi­na­toWn Fundraiser for the Tex­tile Mu­seum with au­thor/his­to­rian Ar­lene Chan and pro­fes­sor/chef Leo Chan. Tea tast­ing, pre­sen­ta­tion, snacks, ex­hi­bi­tion view­ing and book sign­ing. 6-8 pm. $60. Pre­reg­is­ter. Tex­tile Mu­seum of Canada, 55 Cen­tre. de­vel­op­ment@tex­tile­mu­seum.ca. un­der tHe Big top autiSm gala Din­ner, silent and live auc­tion, en­ter­tain­ment and more at this ben­e­fit for Autism Speaks Canada. 6 pm. $250. Lib­erty Grand, 25 Bri­tish Columbia. autism­gala.com.


Be­Hind cloSed doorS Panel dis­cus­sion on the in­ter­gen­er­a­tional im­pact of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence on fam­i­lies in the Jewish com­mu­nity. 7 pm. Free. Tem­ple Si­nai Con­gre­ga­tion, 210 Wil­son. 416-487-4161, pro­grams@ tem­plesinai.net. iS tHiS on tHe record? Shree Parad­kar, Ju­dith Tim­son, Marci McDon­ald and Lysanne Louter dis­cuss is­sues they’ve faced as women in jour­nal­ism. 6-8 pm. $20. She­cosys­tem, 703 Bloor W. wom­ensworkin­sti­tute.com.

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