EAST COAST CRAFTED BOOK LAUNCH Sip some suds while Whitney Moran and Christopher Reynolds share snippets from their tome highlighting 70 breweries and brewpubs in Atlantic Canada.
Stillwell, 1672 Barrington Street, 12pm
HAL-CON’S YULE BALL A Harry-Potterinspired celebration of the season sees Hal-Con kids getting dressed to the nines for dancing and drinking. Try on the sorting hat, visit Ollivander’s Wand Shoppe and ham it up in the photo booth before the clock strikes midnight! Prince Hall, Arts and Administration Building, University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Road, 8:30pm-12am, $20/$25
LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS CRAFT
SHOW KICKOFF Still scrambling for the stragglers on your gift list? This market has your back, with thoughtful offerings that look like they were bought months in advance. Maritime Hall, 2901 Windsor Street, Dec 9-10
RUDOLPH’S HAUNTED HOUSE A smattering of the city’s artsy-est orgs (Centre for Art Tapes, Eyelevel Gallery, CKDU Radio and the Khyber Centre For The Arts) come together in the spirit of the season for a fete aimed at those who feel Halloween is their Christmas, anyway. The weird/festive/scary cave of wonders features snacks, cocktails, DJing by Camilla Salcedo and CKDU and a Satan/ Santa photo booth. Centre for Art Tapes, 2238 Maitland Street, 7pm
A WINTER MOMENT Head to the APEX arts + performance exchange (6068 Quinpool Road) for this one-day buying-bonanza that features cards and prints from illustrator Colleen MacIsaac, sculpted miniatures by Dan Bray, herbalinfused products from Coco Apothecary and more. Bring cash—and your nice list.