Radar: Diamond Rings, Fidel Gastro, Light Up The Riverside, The Shave Off, Ordinary Days
MUSIC | Diamond Rings
Local synthpop electronic artist Diamond Rings caught international attention a few weeks ago with back-to-back appearances on late night television with both Letterman and Leno, and now, fresh off his U.S. tour supporting Stars, he's playing a string of Canadian dates. Headlining his own show tonight at the Mod Club, the 27-year-old Oshawa native will play music from his recently-released sophomore album Free Dimensional. Joined by Gold & Youth and Light Fires, the show is part of the Edgefest Jingle Bell Concert Series, which sees $1 from every ticket sold going to The Daily Bread Food Bank. Enjoy some evocative pop music for charity and pleasure.
Virgin Mobile Mod Club (722 College Street) 7PM $18.50
FOOD | Movember Toronto Food Week (MOTOFO): Fidel Gastro One-Year Anniversary Bash
MOTOFO, or Movember Toronto Food Week, continues today in and around the Market with a feast at the ElMo. Celebrating the one-year anniversary of Fidel Gastro's, the Cuban sandwich aficionado, MOTOFO honours the man and the sandwiches of the Toronto-famous pop-up and food truck while helping to raise funds for prostrate cancer awareness. DJs will play tunes, the MoSistas will keep the crowd lively and several other food truck friends of Gastro's will also be selling their foods, including newbie Kung Fu Taco, Neptuno Oysters and many mo'.
El Mocambo (464 Spadina Avenue) 7:30PM $5
HOLIDAY | Light Up The Riverside
Holiday music, warm cocoa, tree lightings and shopping will light up historic Riverside as the neighbourhood gets festive this evening. Santa will set up shop in the parkette for little visitors while carolers from the Beaches Chorus perform. Christmas craft stations will be set up with the Christmas tree lighting happening at 6PM. Free pizza will be provided and Riverside shops will offer special discounts for late night shopping. Head down to Queen East for the festivities, which run until 9PM tonight.
Mustard Seed Parkette (791 Queen Street East) 5PM Free
CHARITY | The Shave Off! Movember's End Party
Because most straight ladies are happy to see them go, it's time to celebrate the end of Movember with a Shave Off. Whatever you may call them--crumb catcher or lip scarf--old-fashioned barbers will be set up at May Bar to shave them off for a good charitable cause. Prizes for all types of mo's--best, worst, finger, lipstick--will be given out. Open up your wallets and clean your upper lips to help fight prostrate cancer.
May Bar (876 Dundas Street West) 8PM PWYC
THEATRE | Ordinary Days
Making its Canadian premiere at Toronto Centre for the Arts tonight, Ordinary Days tells the story of four 20-somethings in New York City, whose lives link up after an incident sets off a chain of events. With music and lyrics by up-and-coming composer Adam Gwon, this Kayla Gordon-directed musical stars young actors Justin Bott, Jay Davis, Connie Manfredi and Clara Scott. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster; the show runs until December 9th.
Toronto Centre for the Arts, Studio Theatre (5040 Yonge Street) 8PM $36.25
OTHER EVENTS ON OUR RADAR:
- Complete History of the Moustache
- BLACKBIRD Collection II Launch Party
- Canada Reads 2013 Launch
For Toronto movie showtimes, view our Movie Listings section.
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