Radar: King Khan and BBQ Show, CBC's Sounds of the Season, CAPAIDS World AIDS Day, The Christmas Story at the Church of the Holy Trinity, In the Loop at Innis
MUSIC | King Khan and BBQ Show at Lee's Palace
Three weeks ago, King Khan and BBQ found themselves on the wrong end of Southern justice when Khan and the band's tour manager were arrested in Kentucky for possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms. They've made it back home safe, but despite the ordeal, don't expect them to limp onstage with their tails between their legs tonight. No doubt the garage-rockers will be as wired as ever, and maybe they'll tell us what it's like to find themselves in a Kentucky hoosegow. One man band, Bloodshot Bill, opens.
Lee's Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., $15, 9 pm
HOLIDAY CONCERT | CBC's Sounds of the Season
CBC's Front Street HQ opens its doors all day today for its annual Sounds of the Season Event. For over 12 hours the Ceeb will be broadcasting radio live from the Glenn Gould Studio, and because watching radio is not so exciting, each program will also have special musical guests including Matt Dusk, Ohbijou, K-OS and Jully Black. The event is a big hit each year and is completely free with a donation to the Daily Bread Food Bank, who are in need more than ever this year as a result of the recession..
CBC Building, 250 Front St. W., Free with donation to the DBFB, 5:30 am - 6 pm
MAGAZINE LAUNCH | Profile This!: An Exhibition and Celebration of Muslim Women and Trans Artists
Aqsazine is a grassroots publication that seeks to give a voice to Muslim women. "Aqsa" in Arabic means "utmost", and the zine seeks to push Muslim women to their full potential, but the title also reflects the very real challenges facing women in Islamic communities: Aqsa was the first name of Aqsa Parvez, a Mississauga teenager who was killed by her father because of her refusal to live by his interpretation of religious rules. Aqsazine takes over the AGO tonight to launch its second issue with an evening of music, visual art, readings, and a silk screening and zine-making workshop.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Anne Tannenbaum Gallery School, 317 Dundas St. W., Free, 6pm - 8pm
FUNDRAISER | CAPAIDS World AIDS Day Celebration
The Canada Africa Partnership Against AIDS is an innovative organization that favours a cooperative rather than top-down approach to fighting the AIDS crisis. The group partners directly with effective small-scale projects throughout Africa and connects them with the financial and logistical support available to Canadians. Tonight they mark World AIDS Day with their annual fundraiser which will feature performances by Winnipeg blues singer Treasa Lavasseur and the Tokyo Giants Band. Councillor Adam Giambrone will also make an appearance in support of a deserving organization doing very good work.
The Annex Live, 276 Brunswick St., $25, 7 pm
FILM | Free Friday Films: In the Loop
Well it's been a wonderful few months, but Innis's Free Film Fridays come to an end (for this year at least) tonight. The film buffs have chosen In the Loop for their season closer, a satirical British think piece about the pettiness of international politics and the madness that leads so quickly to war. The film came out earlier this year and drew comparisons to such great comedic anti-war movies as Dr. Strangelove and Catch-22, and it may even pick up some Oscar nods. Arrive early to ensure a seat.
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Free, 7 pm
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT | The Christmas Story at the Church of the Holy Trinity
The Church of the Holy Trinity remarkable has 162-year history. The beautiful church has survived a massive fire and the Eaton Centre being built practically on top of it to become a locus for community activism and inclusive religious services in the heart of Toronto. Every year for the past 72 years the church has staged The Christmas Story, a beautiful retelling of the nativity that captures the story using simple staging. The church's giant organ plays the music and carols are sung by a choir hidden behind the audience high up in the rafters. Suffice it to say there's a reason people keep going to see it. Runs til Dec. 20.
Church of the Holy Trinity, PWYC, 10 Trinity Square, Various times
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