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Today in Toronto: Holidazed & Confused, It's A Wonderful Life, Charity Case Showcase, Pammyaoke

Posted by Aubrey Jax / December 22, 2014

today in torontoToday in Toronto a ton of artists join together in the democratic and curiously named Charity Case Showcase Show for Charity. Bring a donation to catch Jindalee Lehmann, Zoe Sky Jordan, T H O M A S, Adam Kuplowsky, Omhouse, Liam Titcomb, Anamai, and LUKA perform, then vote at the end of the night to decide where the money goes. Similarly (but minus the generousity part), at the Garrison each drink you buy gets you a karaoke rendition of a song of your choosing.

At Second City, Holidazed & Confused will get you laughing at the more ridiculous sides of the season with Kristopher Bowman, Leigh Cameron, Kyle Dooley, Devon Hyland, Hayley Kellett, and Kirsten Rasmussen. Or, watch it's A Wonderful Life at these Cineplex theatres. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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The top 5 free events in Toronto: December 22-28 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / December 21, 2014

free events torontoFree events in Toronto this week come in handy since you spent all your money on gifts, and you're about to spend money you don't have on things you would never otherwise buy thanks to Boxing Day blow-out sales. Oh, the lives of the down and more-than-out. As always, free tastes of culture offer some comfort, this week in the form of film screenings, live music, and art.

Here's how to prep yourself for a no frills budget New Year's resolution in Toronto this week.

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The top weekend events in Toronto: Dec 19-21 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / December 18, 2014

weekend events in TorontoWeekend events in Toronto could seem tame if viewed by Solstice celebrating Pagans from the distant past, but then again I think they'd find a noise march of electronic music players and bystanders recording cellphone vids of fire twirling rather overwhelming. As darkness falls, don't forget to buy your brothers and sisters' kids little knitted animal caps.

Here are my picks for the top events happening in Toronto from December 19-21, 2014.

25th Annual Kensington Market Winter Solstice (December 21, Augusta Ave)
It's the darkest night of the year, and while fire in Kensington Market is a touchy subject right now, nothing can hold this celebration back. The Kensington Market Winter Solstice will fill Augusta with night-defying antics, complete with puppets on stilts and a healthy dose of pyrotechnics and fire jugglers.

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Today in Toronto: Basement Revue, Cut Cut Paste, Birthday Massacre, Silent Shout, Jhene Aiko, Contact

Posted by Aubrey Jax / December 18, 2014

today in torontoToday in Toronto the Jason Collett's Basement Revue is changing their game - this edition's line up hasn't been kept under wraps. The stacked line up including Joseph Boyden, A Tribe Called Red, Jennifer Castle, Lee Maracle, Naomi Klein, Leanne Simpson, Tara Williamson, Shary Boyle, Emily Vey Duke, Cris Derkson, and more will raise funds for It Starts With Us, a group dedicated to missing and murdered indigenous women.

On the other hand, Toronto's cuddliest bunch o' goths are back from tour and ready to make your holidays full Nightmare Before Christmas at Mod Club, TO's Silent Shout blog is counting down their favourite tracks of the year, and you can grab craft brickabrack and a drink at the Beaver. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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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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