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Today in Toronto: Art Spiegelman, The Craft, Dirty Frigs, Sugarplum Soiree, Will Kwan, Little Terrors

Posted by Aubrey Jax / December 17, 2014

today in torontoToday in Toronto there's a free public opening at the AGO for rarely seen works from Art Spiegelman's career - and the Maus comic artist will be in attendance himself. Not to be missed. Then in Kensington Videofag gets my coven and I, and this free screening of cult teen sensation The Craft should be a carol-free zone (wear your blackest, least ironic sweater). Speaking of sweaters, donate yours on Queen West today here. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: Wooden Sky Holiday Revue, Stacey, Art Battle 200, Punk Rock Bingo, Nick Storring

Posted by Aubrey Jax / December 16, 2014

today in TorontoToday in Toronto two of our picks for must-catch holiday concerts are going down, making the night a merry musical bloodbath. If The Messiah at Toronto Symphony Orchestra isn't your deal, indie band The Wooden Sky's 5th Annual Holiday Revue might be. The band are donating all proceeds to Daily Bread Food Bank.

If you're looking for music but not feeling the spirit, find Ratio's own Nick Storring releasing his new Endless Conjecture tape, or three gentle acts hiding out in an old, formerly sketchy hotel: Stacey, one of Toronto's most promising up and coming pop writers, joined by LUKA and and Day Wilson at the Gladstone. It's also the 200th Art Battle up the street at the Great Hall. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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10 holiday gift ideas for the art lover in Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / December 15, 2014

art gifts torontoGift ideas for art lovers in Toronto don't mean crawling at a snail's pace down the aisles at craft fairs and trying to decide which mini contemporary modern abstract canvas will offend the least (though some Toronto craft shows are a good bet for cute prints and bric a brac, no diss). Whether your dearest snob's tastes run for fine art prints, cheeky feminist shower curtains, or board games, may this guide help you avoid the look of disappointment you so often see on their troubled and under nourished face.

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Today in Toronto: Post A Letter Social Activity Club, Art of Whisky Workshop, Garbage Night, Dan Mangan

Posted by Aubrey Jax / December 15, 2014

Today in Toronto MOCCA's tackling the brutality of the sleet in your boots head on at the Vera Frenkel exhibit's pop up Transit Bar: four different whiskys will be present. If you've been procrastinating, Wise Bar's Post A Letter Social Activity Club could get you on top of your greeting cards/letters home/taxes from last spring: they'll set up a PWYC stationary bar for everything from stamps to (maybe) sparkles. Or BYO sparkles just in case. Then Handlebar is doing a garbage themed night, which is all I need to know. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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The top 5 free events in Toronto: December 15-21 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / December 14, 2014

Free events TorontoFree events in Toronto this week can set you up with your most cherished holiday movie picks, which could make for some emotional journeys that we broke people have learned to substitute for physical journeys. Then there's a money-saver for the greeting card procrastinator, a noise march downtown, fire twirlers, and more.

Here's how to have something new to talk about when the creditors call this week in Toronto.

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BYO boombox to a noisy downtown holiday procession

Posted by Aubrey Jax / December 12, 2014

Unsilent NightWant to blast a boombox in the streets of Toronto? What if you could call it in as a holiday party? Toronto venue The Music Gallery near Queen and John is organizing an informal procession (don't call it a flash mob) that will spin Christmas carols so fast on their head they'll sound like Chipmunk songs (which you can bring). We asked TMG's David Dacks to explain this Philip Kline composition, which is meant to be sung outdoors and has been performed across the world in 98 countries, is all about.

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