Radar: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Comedy Above the Pub, Electric Six Ticket Giveaways, Bathurst Queens Christmas Spectacular, Rock of Ages Holiday Party
FILM | Chuck Jones' How the Grinch Stole Christmas and more
Children and adults alike have a special affinity towards animated Christmas specials during the holidays. Our opinions of Santa may come and go but year after year, our love for films that spread animated Christmas cheer is unwavering. The Toronto Underground Cinema knows this is the case and wants to invite you to a very special digital screening of Chuck Jones' classic animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas along with a selection of three other animated movies. Grab some friends, head to the Underground Cinema and throwback to your youth.
Toronto Underground Cinema (168 Spadina Avenue), 9:30pm $5
COMEDY | Comedy Above the Pub
Comedy Above the Pub is a weekly podcast segment buttressed by weekly live comedy shows. The latter features some of the best up-and-coming and veteran stand-up acts for your enjoyment as long as you're open for a little audience engagement and ridicule. Isn't that the best part about stand-up comedy? This week, the series features the likes of Adam Tomlinson, Christophe Davidson, Carolyn Bennett (no, not the MP) and will be hosted by Todd Van Allen.
124 Church Street (McVeigh's Pub), 9pm $5
MUSIC | Electric Six Ticket Giveaways
Looking to catch some killer beats and maybe win some sick tickets on the eve of Christmas eve? Detroit rockers Electric Six are playing a show at the Horseshoe on December 29 and the Dance Cave (upstairs Lee's Palace) wants to give you tickets to check them out. Beats spinning all night courtesy of DJ Shannon will blissfully pass the time.
Dance Cave upstairs of Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West), 10pm Free 19+
MUSIC | Bathurst Queens Annual Christmas Spectacular
Tonight is one of the rare opportunities to catch Bathurst Queens, coined "Canada's Angriest Drag Queen Punk Band" live on the iconic stage of Lee's Palace. Supported by their punk rock crew - other local bands that are makings hair stand on end - they are a "trans-gendered genre-defying band that takes its name from the storied Toronto intersection of Queen and Bathurst." Not an event for the faint of heart, you'll want to stick your open-minded outlook in your back pocket before you leave home. It'll be a punk-tastical night.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West), 8:30pm $7 19+
MUSIC | Retro Thursdays with 'Rock of Ages' Holiday Party
For those who can't get enough of Mirvish's hit production 'Rock of Ages', Tattoo Rock Parlour has a new way for you to be part of the show with the theatre production's official Holiday Party. Tonight is not only a chance to one more time, sing along to all your favourites but you can meet the cast and crew. The show's band 'Arsenal' will be performing live, the perfect ingredient to any good holiday rock party. Don your beloved acid wash denim and get ready to rock like its 1986. No cover if you produce your ticket stub from any Rock of Ages show December 19-23rd.
Tattoo Rock Parlour (567 Queen Street West), 9pm $2.50 cover before 12
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