This week December 6-12
Black Mother Khalik Allah’s acclaimed doc on Jamaican identity gets a one-off screening at TIFF Bell Lightbox. 9 pm. $14. tiff.net. AGO Soul Revolution Art party celebrates Mickalene Thomas’s Femmes Noires at AGO. 7 pm. $13-$16. ago.ca.
Marie Davidson Montreal techno musician brings her industrial and sardonic late-night sounds to the Garrison. 9 pm. $18. ticketfly.com. See preview, page 26. Slava’s Snowshow The internationally acclaimed clown show blows into town especially for the holidays. Various times. To December 16. $59-$129. Bluma Appel. ticketmaster.ca.
The Nutcracker James Kudelka’s stunning version of the classic ballet begins annual holiday run at the Four Seasons Centre. 2 & 7 pm. $45 and up. national. ballet.ca. To December 30. Toronto Fan Days Holiday Show Oneday shopping event for comic/graphic novel fans. Metro Toronto Convention Centre (south building). 11 am-5 pm. $10 at the door. comicontoronto.com.
Pink Xmas Queer holiday market takes over 519 Community Centre. Sat 11 am-6 pm, Sun 11 am-5 pm. Pwyc/$5. pinkmarkettoronto.com. And December 8.
TiKA Toronto R&B singer plays songs from her forthcoming debut album. Drake Hotel. Doors 8 pm. $15-$20. thedrake. electrostub.com.
Joshua Whitehead Two-spirit/Indigiqueer author finally launches his breakout novel, Jonny Appleseed, in Toronto. 7 pm. Free. Native Canadian Centre. See preview, page 36.
A Christmas Carol Dickens’s classic gets an immersive production at the historic Campbell House Museum. 7 and 9 pm. To December 22. $20-$30. 416-597-0227 ext 2.