Radar: Going Rural turns Urban, The End of Time, Christmas at The Garrison, Hawksley Workman, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Switch Off
BOOKS & LIT | Going Rural turns Urban: A Launch for All Citizens
Both This is Not a Reading Series and Conundrum Press present a book launch for Serena McCarroll's All Citizens tonight at The Gladstone Hotel. McCarroll is an established artist originally from Vancouver who settled in a tiny town in Saskatchewan where she and her partner set up a café and art shop which they named "All Citizens". This book began as McCarroll's blog on her experience of her travels and setting up this special location that served as a meeting place, and "cultural centre" in a vast rural landscape. Tonight's event will launch the book, and will include musical performances from Wax Mannequin, Laura Barrett, and Magali Meagher.
The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 8PM $5 (free with book purchase)
FILM | The End of Time - Canadian Theatrical Release | Toronto & Montreal
Director Peter Mettler's latest film, The End Of Time, takes on the subject humans have been grappling with since the dawn of civilization: the nature of Time. Our perceptions of this phenomenon are explored, and some unanswerable questions raised with disaster, ritual, and science in both the foreground and background. Tonight is the Toronto opening of this film, and while there are several showings throughout the day (beginning at 1:45pm), the 6:45pm screening will be followed by a special Q & A with Mettler himself.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) 6:45PM and 9:15PM $12
MUSIC | Christmas at The Garrison
The Second Annual Christmas at the Garrison goes down tonight! This is definitely the season for getting out there and celebrating with friends and family, but this event also keeps in mind the charitable and 'philanthropic' aspect of the holidays, and you can avoid a cover charge by bringing three non-perishable food items with you. The lineup is a good one, too: Let's Build Machines, Rival Boys, and Broken Bricks will deliver the goods, with DJ Phil along for the ride as well. There will be plenty of prizes to win from local businesses, as well. All proceeds go to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 8PM $10
COMEDY | Switch Off: Kings of Yuletide Edition
Touch My Stereotype, a well-known sketch comedy competition, hosts Switch Off tonight at The Comedy Bar on Bloor, and it's a special holiday edition, dubbed Kings of Yuletide. Three all-male comedy duos will grace the stage and have you in stitches throughout the evening: Ned and Dave, Fratwurst, and Sushi Boys. The audience will decide the winner of each round, and there will be a food challenge to follow that will not be for the faint of heart.
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) 9:30PM $10
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