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boombox Spooky entertainment, performances and concoctions at this costume party in support of TIFF. 9 pm. $125-$175. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. 416-599-8433, tiff.net. Canadian musiC Therapy TrusT Fund 25Th birThday parTy The Born Ruffians and Mponda Kalunga play this fundraising party with silent auction, food drinks and more. 7:30 pm. $150. Propeller Coffee Co, 50 Wade. showpass.com/cmttfs-25th-birthday.
Cape dorseT: an inuiT arT LegaCy Talk by William Huffman of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative. 6:30 pm. Free. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. 416-396-3975. CreaTive WriTing Workshop With the Toronto Writer’s Collective. 6-8 pm. Free. Main Street Library, 137 Main. 416-393-7700. deaTh, dying & CommuniTy Talk on making arrangements for the kind of death you’d like to have. 7 pm. Pwyc. The Village Healing Centre, 240 Roncesvalles. awakenintoronto.org. guided mindFuLness mediTaTion Zen and secular mindfulness techniques for relaxation and spiritual growth. Tue & Thu 6 pm. Free. Centre Place, 320 Richmond E #101. 647-3487755, zen.centreplace.ca. nuTriTion in our goLden years: a heaLThy eaTing guide For opTimaL heaLTh Seniorsoriented talk. 2 pm. Free. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. 416-396-3975. reaL Fake: The sTory oF The ZapoTeC urn ROM Conservator Laura Lipcsei explores what makes an object real or fake in a museum. 11 am. Free w/ admission. RSVP. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. 416-586-5797. soCiaL JusTiCe Week aT ryerson universiTy: The poWer We have Lectures, panel discussions, walking tours and more to highlight the efforts of activist grassroots orgs and community members. To Oct 26, see website for details. Free. Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould. ryerson.ca/socialjustice. sTephen mCneiLL – kiCk aT The darkness Film photography talk. 7:30 pm. $15. Toronto Camera Club, 587 Mt Pleasant. 416-4800720, torontocameraclub.com. Tbg organiC Farmers’ markeT 2-7 pm. Free admission. Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence E. torontobotanicalgarden.ca.
Friday, October 26 Benefits
ghosT WaLks Spooky tours with some stairs and rough terrain. Not suitable for children under 10. 7 pm. $10. Proceeds to United Way Toronto & York Region. Pre-register. Exhibition Place, 200 Princes’ Blvd. 416-263-3676. punk suCks haLLoWeen Spooky punk dance party fundraiser with costumes encouraged. 10 pm. No cover, donations to Egale Youth Outreach Counselling Centre. Handlebar, 159 Augusta. thehandlebar.ca. uniTed For auTism: Funk disCo haLLoWeen bash Live bands and DJs bring the funk at this dance party for a cause. 7 pm. $20. Pilot Tavern, 22 Cumberland. ausumcharity.org.
2018 u oF T korea Week Explore Korea and its culture with a K-Pop Night and Taste Of Korea Food Festival. 4:30-8:30 pm. Free. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen W. 416-920-3809 ext 247, email@example.com. aromaTherapy For aFriCan desCendanTs in The WesT Workshop. 7 pm. Pwyc. RSVP. Anarres Natural Health Apothecary, 749 Dovercourt. 647-827-6968. egLx gaming expo Massive video game expo featuring displays from AAA and indie developers, kids’ zone and four massive stages. Oct 26-28. Day passes $40-$75, child $10. Hall D, Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Bldg, 222 Bremner Blvd. eglx.ca. From sèvres To FiFTh avenue: CeramiCs aT The FriCk Talk by Frick Museum director Ian Wardropper. 6:30 pm. $18. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. gardinermuseum.on.ca. TedxToronTo The conference will explore the theme of Identity and feature speakers like Julien Christian Lutz (Director X) and Raptors president Masai Ujiri. 8:30 am-5 pm. $250. Pre-register. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. 416-586-1929, tedxtoronto.com. Working aT The inTerFaCe: indigenous TexTiLes in a ConTemporary WorLd Talk by artists Meghann O’Brien. 6-7:30 pm. $20. Preregister. Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre. textilemuseum.ca.
Saturday, October 27 Benefits
disney’s beauTy and The beasT: in ConCerT Angelwalk Theatre & CosParty present a concert performance of the musical plus costume contest & cosplay party to benefit the Heart & Stroke Fdn. 2 and 7:30 pm. $18-$65. TrinitySt. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W. angelwalk.ca. dudebox is FuCking dead ix Halloween party. 8 pm. $22. Proceeds to Pieces to Pathways and Shelter Movers. Secret Location. facebook.com/events/314255152704284. sT. peTer’s FaLL Fair Food, desserts, books, flea market and chance to win prizes. 10 am-5 pm. Free, proceeds support the church’s Winter Welcome Table. St. Peter’s Church, 840 Bathurst. 416-534-4219. u in your eLemenT Charity concert in support of Caring for Young Minds. Doors 7 pm. $10. Supermarket, 268 Augusta. element.com.
bad repuTaTions: CormoranTs & ConservaTion York U professor Gail Fraser describes the role of cormorants in the Great Lakes ecosystems. 2 pm. Free. Room 204. Deer Park Library, 40 St Clair E. 416-393-7657. bees oF The WorLd’s driesT deserT Illustrated lecture by Dr. Laurence Packer. 1:15 pm. Free. Room 212. Victoria University, U of T, 73 Queen’s Pk Cres. ontarioinsects.org. ChrisTian musiC FesTivaL Non-denominational, Christ Centered celebration with performers and artists. Noon-8 pm. Free. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen W. 647-979-3220, christianmusicfestival.org. ebW Farmers markeT 8:30 am-1 pm. Free admission. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. 416-596-1495, evergreen.ca. JunCTion Farmers markeT Local farmers & food vendors. 9 am-1 pm. Free. Junction Train Platform, 2960 Dundas W. junctionmarket.ca. morTgage 101 Learn the basics. 2 pm. Free. Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College. 416-3937746. The poWer oF Compassion Weekend of teachings by his holiness the 17th Karampa. Oct 27-28, see website for details and tickets. KSDL Tibetan Buddhist Temple, 12 Maynard. 416-653-5371, ksdl.org. reCoLLeCTiv Group for folks with memory challenges to socialize & find joy through music-making. 12:30-2:30 pm. Free w/ RSVP. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. recollectiv.ca. ToronTo ConTra danCe Caller-lead social dancing, all welcome. Basics class 7 pm, dance from 7:30 pm. $7-$20, 16 and under free. St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth. tcdance.org. Tree idenTiFiCaTion by The season Guided tree tour with LEAF’s arborist. 1 pm. $5 sugg donation. RSVP. Colonel Samuel Smith Park, 3145 Lake Shore Blvd W. yourleaf.org. The ymCa aCademy open house Tour the independent school providing unique educational resources to youth with learning disabilities and learning style differences. 11 am-2 pm. Free. The YMCA Academy, 15 Breadalbane. ymcaacademy.org/open-house. 5The youTh/eLders podCasT Personal stories, lived histories & candid conversations from queer elders and youth. All welcome to participate or just listen. Weekly, 11 am. Free. Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre, 341 Oakwood. buddiesinbadtimes.com.
Sunday, October 28 Benefits
beneFiT ConCerT For keraLa FLoods Classical Indian music & dance at this concert for a cause to help with crisis relief. 5-8 pm. $15$20 donation. Periya Sivan Temple, 1148 Bellamy N. eventbrite.ca/e/50574664182. sideWaLk & rummage saLe Artwork, jewellery, natural body care, books and more, proceeds support the Co Immunity Campaign. 2-6 pm. Pwyc. Anarres Natural Health Apothecary, 749 Dovercourt. anarreshealth.ca. rsT. Joseph’s ToronTo WesT haLLoWeen FesT Family-friendly costume parade through the neighbourhood with live entertainment, and fun activities to benefit St. Joseph’s Health Centre Fdn. 11 am-4 pm. Free. Bloor West between Windermere and Runnymede. 416-530-6704, stjoeshalloweenfest.ca.
baCksTage Tours oF The Four seasons CenTre Docent led 90-minute tour. 10:30 am. $20, stu/srs $15. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen W. 416-3638231. egLinTon Way Farmers’ markeT Weekly to Oct 28, 8 am-1 pm. Free. Carpark 47, 125 Burnaby Blvd. theeglintonway.com. enChanTed evening Chanting of sacred mantras to live music & vegetarian meal. 6-8 pm. Free, donation for meal. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W. meditationtoronto.com. high park buCkThorn busTing Help remove this invasive species and fix up boulevard beds. Meet at 10:30 am. Free. Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside. firstname.lastname@example.org. Living WiTh poT: mediCine & pubLiC heaLTh in an age oF LegaLiZaTion Royal Canadian Institute for Science panel discussion. 2-4 pm. Free. Pre-register. JJR Macleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Bldg, U of T, 1 King’s College Circle. eventbrite.ca/e/49154335942. my arT; my arT Talk by social worker/artist Joe Rich. 2-4 pm. Free. Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson. 416-622-5294. rpedesTrian sundays Monthly celebration
of community, culture and ecology offers carfree streets for people to enjoy plus music, street theatre, local vendors and more. Noon7 pm. Free. Kensington Market, Augusta south of College. kensingtonmarketbia.com. Sunday artiSan Market Rotating roster of local makers. 10 am-3 pm, Free. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. evergreen.ca.
Monday, October 29 Benefits
Heritage toronto awardS Celebration of people and groups who contribute to the conservation and promotion of out city’s heritage. 5:30 pm. $95. Pre-register. The Carlu, 444 Yonge. heritagetoronto.org.
acker awardS toronto 2018 Celebrate the long-standing creative achievements of local artists of every discipline who are non-conforming, risk-taking and community/culture oriented. 7 pm. Pwyc. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen W. ackerawardstoronto.ca. BoSS Lady MondayS – Fear cLuB edition Series by women for women, this month we discuss and dispel our fears. 6 pm. Free. The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington. thepaintedlady. ca. Future oF tHe art oF tHe Book: LetterpreSS & digitaL Presentation by Deborah Barnett followed by Q&A. 7 pm. Free. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge. 416-393-7156. Maria tHereza aLveS: recipeS For reSiStance Talk by the international artist. 7:30 pm. Free. Auditorium (room 190). OCAD U, 100 McCaul. email@example.com. Second act: eSL tHeatre prograM Theatrefocused workshops for youth ages 14-25, to feel more confident in their speaking abilities. To Nov 2, see website for dates and to register. Free. Casa Maíz, 1280 Finch W, #204. 416733-9388, eventbrite.ca/e/49055159302. Sorauren FarMerS’ Market Weekly, 3-7 pm. Sorauren Park, 50 Wabash. westendfood. coop/market. tSdS weSt coaSt Swing Series of five lessons. Beginners 7:30 pm, intermediate 8:45 pm. Series $60, drop in $16. Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor W. torontoswingdancesociety.ca.
Tuesday, October 30
art taLk: denniS duFFy Presentation on Edward Lear’s career in terms of his painting and his verse and drawings. 6 pm. Free. Room 204. Deer Park Library, 40 St Clair E. 416-393-7657. artiSt taLk witH etoBicoke printMakerS The artists discuss their exhibition. 7-9 pm. Free. Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson. 416-622-5294. Big data For SMaLL BuSineSS Seminar by Ryerson U instructor Ceni Babaoglu. 6:30 pm. Free. Beeton Hall. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge. 416-393-7149. don river vaLLey – diFFerent park, SaMe reMarkaBLe proMiSe Riverdale Historical Society talk by Brent Raymond. 6:30 pm. $5. St Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview. riverdalehistoricalsociety.com. guided MindFuLneSS Meditation Zen and secular mindfulness techniques for relaxation and spiritual growth. Tue & Thu 6 pm. Free. Centre Place, 320 Richmond E #101. 647-3487755, zen.centreplace.ca. How MatH can Save your LiFe Fields-CQAM public lecture by professor Chris Budd. 6 pm. Free. RSVP. Fields Institute, 222 College. eventbrite.ca/e/ 51088779916. ican Ban tHe BoMB: new Hope For a new generation International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons chair Dr. Tilman Ruff discusses hopes and challenges for nuclear weapons-free future. 7 pm. Free. North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge. pgsadmin@ pgs.ca. iS tHe reForM MoveMent in iran dead? Launch for Maral Karimi’s book The Iranian Green Movement Of 2009: Reverberating Echoes Of Resistance and panel discussion. 5:30 pm. Free. Nexus Lounge, OISE, 252 Bloor W. GreenMovementLaunch@gmail.com. rLego cLuB Weekly drop in, larger blocks available for younger children. 4 pm. Free. Jones Library, 118 Jones. tpl.ca. #notMypreMier: Media activiSM in Ford’S ontario Workshop on how to mobilize against Doug Ford’s attacks on democracy, sex-ed, Toronto and universities. 7-9:30 pm. Free. Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre at Ryerson, 99 Gerrard E. studioformediaactivism.com. Spider-Man: Legend & Legacy Comics giants Chip Zdarsky & Adam Kubert unpack the history of Spidey in pop culture. 7 pm. $20. Pre-register. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. 416-586-5797, firstname.lastname@example.org. trivia tueSdayS Weekly. 7 pm. Free. The Gaslight, 1426 Bloor W. thegaslightto.com. york u raLLy againSt Ford’S anti-proteSt Law Take a stand against Doug Ford’s Orwellian schemes. 1-3 pm. Free. York University, 4700 Keele. marxist.ca.
Wednesday, October 31
Boardagain drop in gaMe nigHt Make new friends and learn new games. 6-10 pm. $6. Away Kitchen + Cafe, 536 Queen W. 416-8437344, email@example.com. FreSH ink: youtH writing group Safe place for teens 13-19 to explore all kinds of writing & get feedback with author Mahak Jain. 5:307:30 pm. Drop-in. Free. Sanderson Library, 327 Bathurst. 416-393-7653. knit knigHt & crocHet corner Join fellow knit and crochet artists as they work on their projects. 6:30-9:30 pm. $5. Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson. 416-622-5294. 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.
upcoming Thursday, November 1 Benefits
eucHre in tHe BeacH Beginners welcome. 7 pm. $5 to play and 50/50 draw, proceeds to St. Aidan’s community outreach. St. Aidan’s in the Beach, 70 Silver Birch. 416-691-2222. tHe purpLe party Childhood Cancer Canada’s signature fundraising event with speakers, food & drink, an auction and more. 7:30 pm. $150. Pre-register. Montecito Restaurant, 299 Adelaide W. childhoodcancer.ca/purpleparty. tHe wizard oF oz! – Movie nigHt Fun-raiSer Screening of the 1939 classic starring Judy Garland in support of Alli’s Journey. 6:15-8:30 pm. $25-$40. SilverCity Yorkdale, 3401 Dufferin. ajmovienight2018.eventbrite.ca.