toronto events november 20

Radar: Free fish and chips, Andrew Solomon, 9th Annual Zareinu Fashion Show, Quattro Books Third Fall Book Launch, Mistletoe Magic Exhibition

FOOD | Free Haddock and Chips all day long
It's the 2nd anniversary of King West fish 'n chip shop The One That Got Away and to celebrate the occasion they're giving away free food all day. Expect long line-ups (if just based on the number of shares on our Facebook alone).
581 King Street West, 11am to 10pm

ART | Mistletoe Magic Exhibition and Silent Auction
Contemporary Canadian artists spread their creative magic at Mistletoe Magic Exhibition, a free art auction specializing in small works. Art from various mediums such as paintings, photography, sculpture, drawing and printmaking have been donated in support of the John B. Aird Gallery, a registered charity dedication to creating awareness of the arts. Opening in a special preview today, interested parties are invited to sneak a peek at the affordable art pieces that will be up for auction at an event co-hosted by writer, cartoonist and CBC broadcaster Kevin Sylvester. Enjoy the free art show and return to bid on your favourite pieces on the 29th!
The John B. Aird Gallery, Macdonald Block, Queen's Park (900 Bay Street) 10AM Free

BOOKS & LIT | Toronto Reference Library Presents: National Award-Winning Author Andrew Solomon
2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist and 2001 National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon joins CBC's Michael Enright for a chat at the Toronto Reference Library this evening. Author of the award-winning title The Noonday Demon, the author talk will focus on Solomon's latest book Far From The Tree: Parents, Children and The Search for Identity. A cash bar reception will take place at 6PM before Solomon sits in with Enright, and a Q&A will follow. Tickets are free but attendees must register.
Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) 6PM Free

FASHION | 9th Annual Zareinu Fashion Show
Fundraiser is the word of the night--the 9th Annual Zareinu Fashion Show will premiere the ESCADA 2013 Resort Collection in a runway show to raise money for the Zareinu Educational Centre of Metropolitan Toronto, a treatment centre dedicated to improving the quality of life of physically and developmentally disabled children. Hosted by Jeanne Beker for the fourth year in a row, the fashion show will be preceded by a VIP cocktail hour with desserts served at 9PM. All funds go to the Zareinu Education Centre.
Bellvue Manor (8083 Jane Street) 7PM $150+

BOOKS & LIT | Quattro Books Third Fall Book Launch
Quattro Books, one of Toronto's successful independent publishers, celebrates the launch of its final set of in-print books for the fall season tonight at Q Space, the publisher's own cafĂŠ bookstore. Five titles will be released at the launch, including Gianna Patriarca's Too Much Love, Ian Burgham's The Unquiet, and Teachers at Their Best/Enseignants sous leur meilleur jour by Gina Valle. There will be a cash bar and the books will be on sale, following the author readings.
Q Space (382 College Street) 7:30PM Free


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