Radar: Speakeasy Ball, Lord of the Flies, One of a Kind Christmas Show, Miracle Thieves Holiday Boutique, 100th Grey Cup Festival
PARTY | Speakeasy Ball
Don't cry because Prohibition is back; drink because it's happening. Archival organization Dance Collection Danse invites Torontonians to The Speakeasy Ball, where dames will be dolled up in their 1920s headbands, while gentlemen whip out the flasks to drink and dance at Cinecycle. Attendees will spend the evening in a dimly-lit den, listening to music of the Depression era to celebrate the launch of the DCD's new website and podcast. Cut a rug, check out archival photos from the '20s and '30s, drink and be merry at the Speakeasy.
Cinecycle (129 Spadina Avenue) 8:30PM $25
THEATRE | Lord of the Flies
William Golding's classic novel that makes you hate society, government, and teenagers opens at Lower Ossington Theatre in a special preview showcase tonight. When a plane crashes on an uninhabited island, a group of schoolboys are left to fend for themselves without adults in Lord of the Flies. Survival instincts soon kick in and the struggle for power ensues out of good intentions. The 1954 Nobel Prize winning story remains on LOT stages until December 9th.
Lower Ossington Theatre (100A Ossington Avenue) 8PM $49
HOLIDAY | One of a Kind Christmas Show
The ever-popular One of a Kind Show gets festive for the holidays, returning this year with the annual Christmas Show. The One of a Kind brand, which has been active in Toronto since 1975, is the largest consumer craft show in North America with unique crafts and designs from hundreds of artisans, including popular Canadian names like Lux & Luster, All Things Jill and Jessica Rose Design.
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place (100 Princes' Boulevard) 10AM $14 adult, $7 student/senior
FASHION | Miracle Thieves' Holiday Boutique
Miracle Thieves, the gorgeous little local creative space and indie consignment shop that sits at the corner of Dundas West and Crawford, opens its doors for a holiday boutique sale unlike any other tonight. Featuring the products of indie artisans like Vitaly Design, Leilanni Todd, and Becca Lemire, the boutique sale will offer holiday charm with handmade and homemade food products, accessories, jewelry, clothing, household goods and crafts. Stop by between 7PM and 11PM to get started on holiday shopping!
Miracle Thieves (249 Crawford Street) 7PM Free
FESTIVAL | 100th Grey Cup Festival--TELUS Players Party
The award winners of the 2012 CFL and CIS season celebrate their wins at the TELUS Players Party as part of the 100th Grey Cup Festival, a ten-day festival in celebration of a century of Canadian football. Live performances from Juno Award winner K'Naan, hip hop artist Kardinal Offishall, and pop/R&B singers Kreesha Turner and Mia Martina will take place throughout the evening at this 19+ ticketed event. Be sure to check blogTO event listings for other events happening at the Grey Cup Festival this week.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front Street West) 8PM $55.50
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