Radar: The Story (An Outdoor Movable Play), Christmas Gala at Casa Loma, Kill All Redneck Pricks, Christmas Evil Special Screening
THEATRE | The Story: An Outdoor Movable Play
The Nativity story gone comedic avant-garde is the best way to describe Martha Ross' tale about the origins of Christmas, in which modern characters cross paths with the events of Jesus' birth, unaware that they are taking part of a pivotal moment in religious history. Directed by Jennifer Brewin with original music by John Millard, The Story previews at the Evergreen Brick Works tonight for a discounted ticket price. This hour-long play will take place throughout the Brick Works and in the adjacent park with the audience following the action as unsuspecting passersby take part. Dress warmly, wear good walking shoes and prepare to cover some uneven terrain during this 1 km hike/theatre experience.
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) 7:30PM $10
HOLIDAY | Christmas Gala at Casa Loma
It has been 100 years since construction on Toronto's iconic Casa Loma began and to celebrate the holidays and this landmark anniversary, a grand Christmas gala will be held this evening. With a roaring '20s theme complete with Latin, ballroom and swing dancing, the evening will include a cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner, dancing and a late night buffet similar to the parties thrown by the castle's owner, Sir Henry Pellat, in his heyday. Proceeds from the event will go to Kiwanis Casa Loma, an organization that funds scholarships and music festivals for underprivileged children. Tickets can be purchased by calling 416-515-0880 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace) 6:30PM $30-$69
FILM | Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary Film About A Band Called KARP
Kill All Redneck Pricks was a hardcore band based out of Olympia, WA in the '90s that was revisited in 2009 by New York filmmaker William E. Badgley to be the subject of a documentary film. In the resulting music doc, screening tonight at The Shop under Parts & Labour, Badgley retells the story of the formation of KARP and delves into the lives of Chris Smith, Jared Warren and Scott Jernigan, the three friends behind the band, and their personal journeys since their 1998 break-up. With strong messages about friendship, fate and tragedy, the film provides a behind-the-scenes story along with a musical history of the post-punk music scene in 1990s Washington state with clips and interviews from bands like Big Business, Melvins and Beat Happening. The film screens tonight only.
The Shop under Parts & Labour (1566 Queen Street West) 9PM $5
FILM | Christmas Evil (a.k.a. You Better Watch Out) Special Screening
It wouldn't be a holiday without a cult horror flick to honour it and so tonight The Projection Booth presents an uncut screening of Lewis Jackson's classic Christmas horror Christmas Evil. In Jackson's Christmas story, a toymaker tries to recreate the Christmas spirit he lost when he learned Santa isn't real only to have his obsession turn into a violent killing spree. For an extra $4, The Projection Booth will be doing a double feature screening along with Volume 6 of the monthly short film series, Little Terrors.
The Projection Booth (1035 Gerrard Street East) 10:30PM $8
OTHER EVENTS ON OUR RADAR:
- Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Drake Staff Talent Night
- Clara Engel and Nick Kartzali at the Avro
For Toronto movie showtimes, view our Movie Listings section.
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