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NOW ed­i­tors pick a trio of can’t-miss events

NOW Magazine - - DAILY EVENTS -

1 ROUND DANCE FOR INDIGE­NOUS RIGHTS

Idle No More Toronto hosts a round dance at Yonge-Dun­das Square on Fri­day (De­cem­ber 21) in sup­port of Indige­nous rights and “to re­mind the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment that Indige­nous rights are rec­og­nized and af­firmed.” The group does not sup­port the gov­ern­ment’s Indige­nous rights frame­work to en­shrine such rights in the Con­sti­tu­tion. They are call­ing in­stead for pas­sage of the United Na­tions Dec­la­ra­tion on the Rights of Indige­nous Peo­ple. Hand drum­mers wel­come. 1:15-1:45 pm. Free. 1 Dun­das East. face­book.com/ idlenomore­toronto.

2 KENS­ING­TON LIGHTS UP WIN­TER SOL­STICE

Red Pep­per Spec­ta­cle Arts lights up the long­est night of the year with the 29th an­nual Kens­ing­ton Mar­ket

Win­ter Sol­stice Pa­rade on Fri­day (De­cem­ber 21). There will be lanterns for sale ($15) for those in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pa­rade. Meet at Ox­ford and Au­gusta at 6:30 pm. Pa­rade de­parts at 7 pm. Free. red­pep­per­spec­ta­cle.com.

3 CEL­E­BRATE INCLUSIVITY ON CHRIST­MAS EVE

The Queertet Brass En­sem­ble and Trin­ity-St. Paul’s Choir pro­vide the mu­si­cal in­spi­ra­tion at a Christ­mas Eve com­mu­nity gather­ing at Trin­ity-St. Paul’s Church on Mon­day (De­cem­ber 24) to cel­e­brate inclusivity. Speak­ers in­clude NDP MPP Jill An­drew, school board trustee Chris Moise, Rev­erend

Cheri DiNovo and oth­ers. 7 pm. Free. 427 Bloor West. trin­i­tyst­pauls.ca.

Round dance sup­ports Indige­nous rights De­cem­ber 21.

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