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Weekend events in Toronto: November 9-11, 2012

Weekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this November 9-11, 2012.


Mansion: Holy Trinity 001
Mansion's parties are always can't-miss, and they're turning to holy ground for a second time to showcase Para One, direct from Paris, and locals John Roman and Rynecologist. If the last time they held court in a church is any indication, there'll be fog, lasers, and people packed to the rafters.
Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square), November 10, 2012, Doors at 10PM, $15 advance

Fucked Up presents Long Winter: Part 1
In preparation for the long winter ahead, Fucked Up is launching an immersive four-part series of music, art, food, and literary readings. Musical guests include Fucked Up (of course), as well as DIANA, Unfinished Business and Pudu Feck. Art comes courtesy of Exclaim!'s illustrators and Melissa Fisher, there'll be films from Oliver Husain, and readings from two of T.O.'s literary wunderkinds, Helen Guri and Spencer Gordon.
The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.), November 9, 2012, 8 PM PWYC

Shake, Rattle & Roll Turns 2
Wish one of Toronto's favourite throwback, playback DJ dance nights--Shake, Rattle & Roll--a very happy second birthday by heading to Clinton's for some drinks, tunes, and of course, the twist.
Clinton's (693 Bloor St W), November 10, 2012, 10PM $5


BULLY, the controversial documentary that steps inside American schools to take a closer look at peer-to-peer bullying, will be screened at the Bloor Cinema as part of the Concerned Kids Charity of Toronto awareness campaign. Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, this 2011 film is free to all, with donations being accepted. Join the movement and support Concerned Kids Charity in raising awareness by spending a Saturday afternoon at the movies.
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), November 10, 2012, 1PM Free

For more film listings, check out our This Week in Film post.


Open Rhodes Art Show & Sale
Experience the art of a neighbourhood by heading down to Rhodes Avenue on the Danforth for the 4th Open Rhodes Art Show & Sale. The avenue will open up to pedestrians and close off to cars for the annual art sale, which features the photography, painting, jewelry, pottery and mixed media of local artists. Running Saturday and Sunday, a raffle will take place to benefit the Red Door Family Shelter. Donations are also welcomed!
Rhodes Avenue (Coxwell Avenue and Danforth Avenue), November 10-11, 2012, 1PM Free

World of Threads Festival
The World of Threads Festival showcases international contemporary fibre art by dozens of artists (including locals), in the form of quilting, knitting, lace, soft sculpture, installations and more. Festival exhibits happen across the city beginning Friday evening; check out Where Were You When Amy Winehouse Died?, which uses weaving to explore the ties between pop culture in modern society. 83 artists will participate this year with works available for sale. The festival runs until December 2nd.
Across Toronto, November 9-December 2, 2012 Free

Festival of Smalls Art Show
Good things come in small packages! The 19th Annual Festival of Smalls, a pre-holiday art show that showcases small, original art works by Canadians, opens this Saturday morning. All pieces featured are under $250 to help locals start art collections of original works at affordable prices. Pieces range from paintings and photography to silkscreen, mixed media and collage. The festival closes on Christmas Eve.
Art Interiors (446 Spadina Road, Suite 203), November 10, 2012 10AM Free

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Mutts & Co. Fall Shop
Local brands like Garrison Creek Bat Co., Vitaly Design and Raised by Wolves set up shop at the Mutts & Co. pop-up at LVB this weekend for an autumn clothing sale. Clothing, jewelry, accessories, and even home and food items that have been locally sourced and made will be available at the sale. Cheap drinks will be served and there will be great deals on last season's items. Bring your own bags!
LVB (88 Ossington Avenue), November 9-11, 2012, 11AM Free

For more fashion listings, check out our This Week in Fashion post.


Spectra Holiday Craft Fair
Instead of shopping on Etsy all weekend, attend the Spectra Holiday Craft Fair for locally made arts & crafts. Taking place Saturday at the 519 Community Centre on Church, this craft fair will feature holiday items from twenty vendors and musical performances every half hour. Be one of the first 350 people to donate $5 at the door and you'll receive a prize, like Goodlife Fitness memberships, dinner at Il Fornello or movie passes. Happy holiday shopping!
519 Community Centre (519 Church Street), November 10, 2012, 10AM Free

It's no Rockefeller Square tree but who can live in the shadow of 52,000 LED lights anyway? This Saturday, Dundas Square unveils the 40-foot holiday tree at Illuminite, an evening of music, pyrotechnics and performers to celebrate the coming holiday season. The event begins at 6PM with several light installations being revealed.
Yonge-Dundas Square (21 Dundas Square), November 10, 2012, 6PM Free


Junction Food Tour
The up-and-coming neighbourhood that all your friends are flocking to for real estate has been a haven for independent retailers over the last few years, and Foodies on Foot is finally taking note. This Saturday morning, FOF takes Junction lovers on a tour of 5 spots that sell the best food and drink in the neighbourhood, giving a history lesson along the way. The starting location will be revealed with ticket purchase on the Foodies on Foot website.
The Junction (2859 Dundas Street West), November 10, 2012, 10:30AM $60

For more food listings, check out our This Week in Food post.


BeerProv All Stars
What gets funnier the more you drink? Improv! Comedian Jim Robinson hosts an evening of improv and beer with special guest Colin Mochrie of Whose Line Is It Anyway? at Comedy Bar this Friday night. 12 performers will participate in improv games to be crowned BeerProv champion at BeerProv All Stars, a monthly short-form improv competition. Tickets are only available at the door.
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), November 9, 2012, 10:30PM $15

For more comedy listings, check out our This Week in Comedy post.

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The Darcys Present: A Live Interpretation of Aja
Toronto indie art rockers The Darcys pay homage to Steely Dan with a live performance of their Grammy Award-winning 1977 album Aja. Taking some serious liberty with the work of the jazz rock band, the local boys will play the album in full on Saturday night at Lee's Palace, following several successful American shows. Tickets are available in advance through record retailers SoundScapes and Rotate This.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West), November 10, 2012, 9PM $10 advance, $12 door

For more music listings, check out our Hot Ticket post and our November concerts roundup.


Toronto Roald Dahl Day
Small Print Toronto brings out the child in everyone with their 3rd annual celebration of Roald Dahl Day in Toronto libraries. Fans are invited to create dream jars, build a miniature City of Dreams, and read Dahl's stories. A video address by author Kenneth Oppel will be played, and stories written by young writers will be read. Advance tickets are available on Small Print's website at
Northern District Branch, Toronto Public Library (40 Orchard View Boulevard), November 10, 2012, 11AM Free


Whole Life Expo
As soon as the centigrade dips, salads are out, and heavy burgers and fries are typically in, which makes the timing of this weekend's Whole Life Expo that much more auspicious. There'll be superfoods, dieticians and health experts, facials, vitamins and green living resources--in short, everything you need to renovate your life for optimal well-being.
Metro Convention Centre (255 Front St. West), November 9-11, 2012, Friday beginning at 4PM, $10-$15 and available at the door

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