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Today in Toronto: AGO First Thursdays, Casa Loma Christmas, World Aids Day

Today in Toronto you can get into the festive spirit at Casa Loma as holiday programming starts for the season. If you want to wait for the big lights unveiling next week, you might head to the AGO's First Thursday party, which wants us all to say goodbye to 2016 and forget it ever happened with an otherworldly show from headliner Zebra Katz.

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    • December 1
      The December First Thursday brings a group of artists together to think and feel our way toward new realities and new beginnings - basically, it's a night to forget about 2016. Brooklyn rapper, producer and art thing Zebra Katz headlines with projects from Lisa Smolkin, Buzz Honeedew and Yuula Benivolski. Get advance tickets for this one if you can, they're $13 for non-AGO members and $11 for m...
      AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario
    • December 1 - January 8
      Christmas begins at the castle with an impressive array of trees unveiled today (the exterior lights come next week). 10 stunning trees decorated by Toronto designers, shows from illusionist entertainers Professor Wick and Soli and carollers. Adult tickets start at $27 to get in and see the magic.
      Casa Loma
    • December 1
      Barry Jenkins' Moonlight has been called the best film of the year by many critics. This special screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey and TIKA The Creator, producer of #Gyalcast.
    • December 1
      Voices of Hope is an annual community demonstration of support for people living with HIV/AIDS that benefits Toronto's Casey House. The big night features Thom Allison, Jani Lauzon, Dr. Draw, and it's all hosted by funny girl Maggie Cassella alongside and Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea.
      Metropolitan United Church
    • December 1
      Making their Massey Hall debut, Half Moon Run balances restless indie, pop and folk with delicate guitar lines and electronica. They're big on Spotify and they'll be supported by the Polaris Prize-nominated Plants and Animals. This will be a night of the loveliest indie tunes and the show has partnered with Plus One - $1 from each concert ticket will go to the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.
    • December 1 - January 29
      Don't even try to pretend you don't like Sister Act I or II. They're brilliant, Whoopie is still bomb and this version of the Tony winning musical at the Lower Ossington Theatre is a real treat. Expect a lot of hand clapping. The show runs until January 29 and tickets start at $60.
      The Lower Ossington Theatre
    • December 1
      Montreal hip hop and electronic duo Heartstreets are in town for a free show at the Waterfall Stage inside First Canadian Place today from 12:15 to 1 p.m. It's the perfect place to bring your lunch and be entertained instead of having to sit through another office group lunch conversation. The debut EP You & I is out now.
      Waterfall Stage in First Canadian Place
    • December 1
      This West Queen West dance party will make you forget about chilly December nights. Expect the best of Favela and Kuduro slam beats, inspired by Rio de Janeiro, Angola, Miami bass and Batida, mixed in with new hip hop. DJs CSRB, NDMA and TEO NIO spin this tropical sweat fest.
    • December 1-31
      This might be the strangest holiday market of 2016. It's a spooky pop-up shop featuring all manner of creepy and vintage handmade gift items. Expect a dark twist on Christmas with lots of skulls, animals bones and odd haunting trinkets.
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Andrea Zaratin

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