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Canada’s Top Ten Film Fes­Ti­val An­nual cel­e­bra­tion of Cana­dian con­tem­po­rary cin­ema, screen­ing 10 fea­tures, 10 shorts and 10 stu­dent shorts, plus spe­cial events. $11.50-$23.75, some free screen­ings. TIFF Bell Light­box, 350 King W. tiff.net­seethenorth. Jan 12 to 21 ToronTo de­sign oFF­siTe Fes­Ti­val (Todo) This fes­ti­val takes de­sign out of the stu­dio and into the city with store­front ex­hibits, im­mer­sive in­stal­la­tions, talks, lec­tures & work­shops for ev­ery­one. Free. Var­i­ous venues, see web­site for info. tode­sig­noff­site.com. Jan 15 to 21


my­seum presenTs: mu­siC From peo­ple CiTy Fes­ti­val of pop up events, ex­hibits, con­certs, work­shops and more ex­plore the city’s di­verse mu­si­cal history through mu­sic, venues, neigh­bour­hoods and peo­ple. Var­i­ous venues, see web­site for info. my­se­u­moftoronto.com. To Jan 12 nexT sTage TheaTre Fes­Ti­val The Toronto Fringe presents a show­case of Cana­dian in­die theatre artists and com­pa­nies fea­tur­ing theatre, sketch com­edy, dance works and more. $10-$15, passes $48-$90. Fac­tory Theatre, 125 Bathurst. fringe­toronto.com. To Jan 14 Win­Ter aT on­Tario plaCe Win­ter light in­stal­la­tions, syn­thetic skat­ing rink, Cine­sphere films, bon­fires & more at the newly ren­o­vated site. Free. On­tario Place, 955 Lake Shore W. on­tar­i­o­place.com/win­ter. To Mar 18

How to find a list­ing Daily events ap­pear by date, then al­pha­bet­i­cally by the name of the event. r in­di­cates kid-friendly events

in­di­cates queer-friendly events How to place a list­ing All list­ings are free. Use the event sub­mis­sion form at now­toronto.com. In­clude the event name, a brief de­scrip­tion, date & time, venue name & ad­dress, price and con­tact info (phone, e-mail or web­site) for the event. List­ings may be edited for length and style. Dead­line is the Thurs­day be­fore pub­li­ca­tion at 5 pm. To sub­mit a cor­rec­tion to an ex­ist­ing list­ing, email: fix­events@now­toronto.com.

Thurs­day, Jan­uary 11 Events

lunCh Time yoga All lev­els, bring water, mat. Tue & Thu noon-1 pm. Free. Sony Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts, 1 Front E. sony­cen­tre.ca. meeT Zuul, The de­sTroyer oF shins! Meet a new di­nosaur named by ROM pa­le­on­tol­o­gists. 11 am-1:15 pm. Free w/ ad­mis­sion. Royal On­tario Mu­seum, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca. mind­Ful­ness and Zen med­i­Ta­Tion Gen­tle yoga & silent med­i­ta­tion, all lev­els. Tue & Thu 6-7 pm. Free/pwyc. Cen­tre Place, 320 Rich­mond E #101. 647-348-7755, goo.gl/niQq8b. mu­siC CiTy – The in­dus­Try T.O. mu­sic in­dus­try movers and shak­ers panel dis­cus­sion, con­cert and net­work­ing event. 6 pm. Free. Su­per­mar­ket, 268 Au­gusta. my­se­u­moftoronto.com. 5pride ToronTo Com­mu­niTy Con­sul­Ta­Tions LGBTQ+ in­di­vid­u­als, or­ga­ni­za­tions and al­lies are in­vited to share ideas on pro­gram­ming & events at the 2018 fes­ti­val. Meet­ings on Fam­ily Pride, Trans Pride, In­dige­nous re­la­tions, ac­ces­si­bil­ity and more. Jan 10-31, see web­site for de­tails. Free. RSVP. Artscape Young­place, 180 Shaw. pridetoronto.com. speed­ing inTo The Fu­Ture: dig­i­Tal Chal­lenges and op­por­Tu­ni­Ties How­land Lec­ture, de­liv­ered by Carol Rad­ford-Grant, Toronto City Ar­chiv­ist. 7:30 pm. Free. Lambton House, 4066 Old Dun­das. 416-767-5472, ad­min@ lambton­house.org. sWeaT For good Join an at­tempt to break the world record for the largest ever ex­er­cise ball demo/class. 6-9:30 am. Free. Metro Cen­tral YMCA, 20 Grosvenor. ym­cagta.org. 5Women & Trans game nighT Board games for women & trans-iden­ti­fied folks. 7-10 pm. $6. See-Scape, 2840 Dun­das W. 416-8437344, con­tact@board­a­gaingames.com.

Fri­day, Jan­uary 12

hu – a love song To god Group HU chant. 7-7:30 pm. Free. Toronto Eck­ankar Cen­tre, 19 Yorkville. 416-926-8946. iCe Break­ing & dJ Work­shop Learn DJing ba­sics (6:30-7:30 pm) and how to break­dance on ice (6-7:30 pm), prior to the Fri­day night outdoors Beats & Bents skate dance party. 6-7:30 pm. Free. The Bent­way, un­der the Gar­diner Ex­press­way from Stra­chan to Spad­ina. thebent­way.ca. in­Tro To Bud­dhisT med­i­Ta­Tion Work­shop. 7-9 pm. $5. KSDL Ti­betan Bud­dhist Tem­ple, 12 May­nard. 416-463-8538, ksdl.org. ToronTo in­Ter­na­Tional BoaT shoW Hun­dreds of ex­hibitors, sem­i­nars, work­shops, wake­board and wa­ter­ski shows, an in­door lake and more. Jan 12-21, see web­site for info. $20 & up. En­er­care Cen­tre, 100 Princes’ Blvd. toron­to­boat­show.com. Tsds monThly so­Cial danCe Toronto Swing Dance So­ci­ety event with live band Lit­tle Perter and the Ele­gants. 8 pm. $10. Lithua­nian House, 1573 Bloor W. 416-769-8400, toron­toswing­dance­so­ci­ety.ca.

Satur­day, Jan­uary 13

dJ skaTe nighTs Skate to DJs spin­ning house, funk, soul, pop, reg­gae and more. 8-11 pm. Free. Har­bourfront Cen­tre, 235 Queens Quay W. har­broufront­cen­tre.com/djskatenights. hag­gis-mak­ing Work­shop Learn to make a rus­tic Scot­tish meal, in­clud­ing the in­fa­mous hag­gis. 10 am-1 pm. $30. Pre-reg­is­ter. Macken­zie House, 82 Bond. 416-392-6915. sleep­ing skele­Tons oF high park Fam­ily Na­ture Walk to ex­plore ma­jes­tic oaks, hardy maples & whim­si­cal wil­lows. 1:30 pm. Free, $2-$5 sugg do­na­tion. High Park Na­ture Cen­tre, 375 Col­borne Lodge. 416-392-1748, high­park­na­ture­cen­tre.com. The sTop Farmer’s mar­keT Lo­cal, sus­tain­able, or­ganic prod­ucts & more. 8 am-12:30 pm. Artscape Wy­ch­wood Barns, 601 Christie. fb.com/TheS­topFarm­er­sMar­ket. The 37 praC­TiCes oF a Bod­hisaTTva Bud­dhist teach­ing on the Six Per­fec­tions of gen­eros­ity, moral­ity, pa­tience, en­ergy, med­i­ta­tion & wis­dom. Jan 13-14, 10 am-noon and 2-4 pm. Pwyc do­na­tion. KSDL Ti­betan Bud­dhist Tem­ple, 12 May­nard. 416-463-8538, ksdl.org. ToronTo salsa praC­TiCe All lev­els, no for­mal in­struc­tion, no part­ner nec­es­sary. 3:30-5:30 pm. $7. Trin­ity-St. Paul’s Cen­tre, 427 Bloor W. 416-536-7663, toron­tos­al­saprac­tice.com.

Sun­day, Jan­uary 14

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. 5Queer hearT Talk­ing Cir­Cle Monthly gather­ing to cel­e­brate di­ver­sity. Share your story, your con­nec­tion & your queer self. 1-5 pm. Pwyc, $10 sug­gested/no one turned away. Awaken Stu­dio, 276 Car­law, up­stairs Unit 217B. 416-557-7312, phillip­coupal.ca. sporTs Card & mem­o­ra­Bilia shoW Buy, sell or trade new & vin­tage cards, pho­tos and more. 10 am-6 pm. Free. Toronto Plaza Ho­tel, 1677 Wilson. west­toron­to­card­show.com. Wel­Come easT york Com­mu­nity open house hosted by coun­cil­lors Mary Fragedakis, Janet Davis and Jon Burn­side plus the city’s Fire Chief, Medical Of­fi­cer of Health and oth­ers. 1-3 pm. Free. East York Civic Cen­tre, 850 Coxwell. 416-392-4035.

Mon­day, Jan­uary 15

on­Tario Blues Fo­rum Guest speak­ers and pan­els specif­i­cally cu­rated for blues mu­si­cians and the in­dus­try. Open to the pub­lic. Jan 1516, see web­site for de­tails. Free. Hol­i­day Inn Down­town, 30 Carl­ton. 416-538-3885, toron­to­blues­so­ci­ety.com. Tamil her­iTage monTh re­Cep­Tion Coun­cil­lor Neethan Shan in­vites ev­ery­one to this cel­e­bra­tion with re­fresh­ments, live per­for­mances and speeches. 6-9 pm. Free. RSVP. City Hall, 100 Queen W. thm­re­cep­tion.eventbrite.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. Tsds hus­Tle lessons All ages, no part­ner re­quired. Begin­ners 7:30 pm, in­ter­me­di­ate 8:45 pm. $16 drop-in. Lithua­nian House, 1573 Bloor W. toron­toswing­dance­so­ci­ety.ca.

Tues­day, Jan­uary 16

Board­a­gain game nighT East end monthly game night, we bring the games and rules. 6-9 pm. $6. Paint­box Bistro, 555 Dun­das E. 416-843-7344, fb.com/board­a­gain­toronto. Bol­ly­Wood danCe Classes Be­gin­ner class. 5:30-6:30 pm. Free. Sony Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts, 1 Front E. sony­cen­tre.ca. From seg­re­ga­Tion To in­Te­gra­Tion? hoW eQ­ui­TaBle is Con­Tem­po­rary sChool­ing? Panel dis­cus­sion on whether pub­lic schools can en­cour­age cul­tural di­ver­sity, so­cial co­he­sion and equal op­por­tu­nity. 6:30-9:30 pm. Free. Enoch Turner School­house, 106 Trin­ity. enochturn­er­school­house.ca. greCo-ro­man sToiCism Lec­ture on what an­cient Sto­ics taught and how their ethics and virtues still have in­flu­ence to­day. 7:30 pm. Free. Cen­tre Place, 320 Rich­mond E #101. 647348-7755, goo.gl/ks8HJw. lunCh Time yoga All lev­els, bring a mat and water. Noon-1 pm. Free. Sony Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts, 1 Front E. sony­cen­tre.ca. mi­Croplas­TiCs: Tiny plas­TiCs, Big im­paCT Pre­sen­ta­tion with guest speak­ers Chelsea Rochman, Paul Helm and Su­san De­breceni. 6:30 pm. Free. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. toron­torap.ca. mind­Ful­ness and Zen med­i­Ta­Tion Gen­tle yoga & silent med­i­ta­tion, all lev­els. Tue & Thu 6-7 pm. Free/pwyc. Cen­tre Place, 320 Rich­mond E #101. 647-348-7755, goo.gl/niQq8b. noT your grandma’s Weed ei­Ther: The Foren­siC sCienCe oF CannaBis (parT 2) Lec­ture by author/foren­sic tox­i­col­o­gist James Wig­more. 6:30 pm. Free. S. Wal­ter Ste­wart Li­brary, 170 Me­mo­rial Park. 416-396-3975. sauer­krauT Work­shop Learn to pre­serve cab­bage into a sauer­kraut fer­ment. Bring a 1L jar with a tight-fit­ting lid. 7 pm. $10. Pre-reg­is­ter. Karma Food Co-op, 739 Palmerston. 416534-1470, man­ager@kar­ma­coop.org. Tues­day Trivia Teams of 6 max play for fun & prizes. 8-10 pm. Free. H Bar, 859 Queen W. 647-352-4227, hbar­info@gmail.com. WhaT’s yours is mine: againsT The shar­ing eCon­omy Talk by author and tech­nol­o­gist Tom Slee. 7 pm. Free. Bee­ton Hall. Toronto Ref­er­ence Li­brary, 789 Yonge. tpl.ca.

Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 17 Ben­e­fits

In­ter­sec­tIon: DI­verse ex­plo­ratIon through com­eDy Sto­ry­tellers share the joys and strug­gles of Cana­dian life, with Filipino Cana­di­ans Ann Paula Bautista, Is­abel Kanaan, Alia Ra­sul & Mark An­drada. 8 pm. Free/pwyc, do­na­tions ben­e­fit the Stop­Gap Foun­da­tion. The So­cial Cap­i­tal Theatre, 154 Danforth. bit.ly/jan17in­ter­sect.


Drop In game nIght Learn a new game & make friends. 6-10 pm. $6. Death in Venice Ge­lato, 536 Queen W. 416-843-7344. FlooD­Ing anD stormwa­ter man­age­ment In warDs 13 & 14 Dis­cus­sion on flood­ing risks to prop­erty, retro­fit op­tions, in­sur­ance info and more. 6:45-9:15 pm. Free. Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia. green13­toronto.org. Freestyle weD­nes­Day All-ages drop-in for per­form­ing artists to prac­tice break­ing, MCing, DJing, beat mak­ing, graf­fiti art, hip-hop theatre & spo­ken word. 6:30-10 pm. $2. Toronto Hip-Hop Cul­tural Cen­tre, 442 Duf­ferin #6. 647-208-3611, thhcc2016@gmail.com. how to avoID can­cer, heart DIs­ease, pan­DemIcs & to lIve For­ever: pre­ma­ture mor­tal­Ity In the 21st cen­tury Science for Peace lec­ture by Prab­hat Jha. 7 pm. Free. Room 140. Uni­ver­sity Col­lege, 15 King’s Col­lege Cir­cle. 416-789-2294, sci­ence­for­peace.ca. how to proFIt From the next Bull mar­ket Author Alan Dustin talks about how to re­search, se­lect and man­age port­fo­lios us­ing eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble re­sources. 7 pm. Free. Brent­wood Li­brary, 36 Brent­wood N. tpl.ca. the Ikat reBozo From mex­Ico Marta Turok talks about the dis­tinc­tive Mex­i­can shawl. 6:30 pm. $12-$20. Textile Mu­seum of Canada, 55 Cen­tre. Pre-reg­is­ter. tex­tile­mu­seum.ca. In con­ver­sa­tIon wIth alanIs oBom­sawIn In­ti­mate on-stage con­ver­sa­tion with In­dige­nous direc­tor, so­cial ac­tivist and revo­lu­tion­ary artist, part of Canada’s Top Ten Film Fes­ti­val. 6:30-8:30 pm. $23.75, srs/stu $19.25. TIFF Bell Light­box, 350 King W. face­book.com/TIFF. mInD­Ful­ness meD­I­ta­tIon Small group guided class, open to all. 6 pm. Pwyc. Bell Tower Coffee, 240 Av­enue Rd. vivia.bell­tow­er­cafe@ gmail.com. mont­gomery’s Inn Farm­ers’ mar­ket Or­ganic fruit & veg, cheese, bread, honey and more. 2-6 pm. Free. Mont­gomery’s Inn, 4709 Dun­das W. 416-394-8113. story col­lIDer – com­Ing oF age True, per­sonal sto­ries about science, hosted by Vanessa Vakharia & An­thony Mor­gan. 7 pm. $12. Tran­zac, 292 Brunswick. sto­rycol­lider.org.

Thurs­day, Jan­uary 18 Ben­e­fits

unIty hIp-hop char­Ity party Ben­e­fit con­cert with Adria Kain, TRP.P, DJ Carl Allen DJ Mensa, DJ R DOu­ble and DJ Kwes. 7 pm. $75, early bird $50. Re­vival Bar, 783 Col­lege. face­book.com/events/549799828693342.


con­scIous lIv­Ing Med­i­ta­tion se­ries to­ward per­sonal trans­for­ma­tion. 6:30 pm. Pwyc. Pr­ereg­is­ter. The Vil­lage Heal­ing Cen­tre, 240 Ron­ces­valles. awak­en­in­toronto.org. glen­Don gloBal De­Bates: mI­gra­tIon Con­fer­ence to de­bate cur­rent is­sues around global mi­gra­tion with the Honourable Jean Au­gus­tine, Idil Atak, Pamela Divin­sky and oth­ers. 6:45-9 pm. Free. Pre-reg­is­ter. Glen­don Cam­pus, 2275 Bayview. 416-487-6821, glen­don.yorku.ca/gspia. In­te­rIor De­sIgn show 2018 Show­cas­ing de­sign trends and the most in­no­va­tive of in­ter­na­tional and Cana­dian de­sign. Jan 18-21. $19. Metro Toronto Con­ven­tion Cen­tre North Bldg, 255 Front W. toronto.in­te­ri­orde­sign­show.com. law 101 For small BusI­nesses Learn about le­gal as­pects and con­sid­er­a­tions when start­ing a small busi­ness. 6:30-8 pm. Free. Toronto Ref­er­ence Li­brary, 789 Yonge. 416-393-7149. nerD nIte toronto: Jan­uary 2018 nIte Short, ed­u­ca­tional and fun talks on pri­mates and Franken­stein. 7:30 pm. $5. Main Hall, Tran­zac, 292 Brunswick. face­book.com/ events/1942803579376672. oss­Ing­ton BIa streetscape puB­lIc meet­Ing Give feed­back on plans for the pub­lic realm & streetscape of the area. 6:30-8 pm. Free. West Neigh­bour­hood House, 248 Oss­ing­ton. face­book.com/os­s­ing­ton­bia. truth anD rec­on­cIl­I­a­tIon com­mIs­sIon re­port: reaD­Ing group #2 Dis­cus­sion on Hon­our­ing the Truth, Rec­on­cil­ing for the Fu­ture: Sum­mary of the Fi­nal Re­port. 6:30-8 pm. Free. Art Gallery of On­tario, 317 Dun­das W. face­book.com/events/1451594721625177. 3


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