BUZZ Picks is an eclectic listing of events occurring throughout southwestern Ontario. From art gallery and museum shows to drag shows, from culture to sub-culture, from low-brow to high-brow… it's all in BUZZPICKS.

December 9, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 9, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 9, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 9, 2019 at 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Thirsty Thursday at Club 717, 7-717 Wilson Rd. S., Oshawa
Every Thursday, until Nov 6, 2020 Drop by and bring some friends.  Enjoy a game of pool or catch the latest game on the dedicated sports tv.  Always a welcoming and safe place to just chill and enjoy the tunes.  Plus check out the new low bar prices and weekly drink specials. Thirsty Thursday's are traditionally a social event.  It's a great way to make new friends.  They have an awesome atmosphere to simply enjoy a pint with friends and break up a long work week.  Doors open at 8pm until Midnight
www.club717.ca

December 10, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 10, 2019 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
SWAN LAKE by National Ballet Theater of Odessa, Ukraine at Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St., Toronto
This full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell.
www.tocentre.com

December 10, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 10, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 10, 2019 at 7:00pm
Older & Bolder: Lgbtq+ Adult Drop-In at Midland Public Library, 320 King St., Midland
The last Tuesday of each month through October 2019 A social safe space for individuals from the LGBTQ+ community and allies.  Join for coffee and conversation.  Hosted in partnership with the Gilbert Centre.
www.midlandlibrary.com

December 10, 2019 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Visual Art and the Mmiwqt Crisis at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
 
www.gardinermuseum.com

December 10, 2019 at 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gay AF Christmas Spectacular at Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., Toronto
An ALL-STAR line up of gay male comedic talent: Hosted by ROBERT WATSON, with headliner TED MORRIS, and featuring a cornucopia of award winning comedians sketch performers and drag queens. Gay AF (And Funny) is a monthly showcase for gay male comedians that puts the G in LGBTQ. Hosted and produced by Vong Show & Robert Watson, Gay AF is unapologetically gay and unapologetically funny. Gay AF takes place the second Tuesday of every month.
www.comedybar.ca

December 10, 2019 at 10:00pm
VYLE Tuesdays at The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W., Toronto
Selena Vyle takes over The Beaver every Tuesday, bringing you her unique brand of exciting dance and lip-sync performances, hilarious comedy, powerful social message, and so-so looks in this all new one-woman drag show.
www.thebeavertoronto.com

December 11, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 11, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 11, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 11, 2019 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Northern Lights at Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Join Forte - Toronto Gay Men's Chorus and experience the beauty of the Northern Lights.  During the busiest time of year, be prepared for a celestial journey filled with the tranquility and wonder of nature and song. Featuring works by diverse composers, highlighting renowned Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, and with special guest artists Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone and Allison Arends, this is a show not to be missed.
https://fortechorus.com/

December 12, 2019 at 12:00am
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom at Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St., Toronto
What would you do if you were imprisoned for 27 years? Would you be able to forgive your captors, or would you want revenge? Nelson Mandela chose forgiveness – and he never stopped trying to build a better world. Mandela: Struggle for Freedom is an exhibit that looks at Nelson Mandela and the movement that formed around him. Follow Mandela into hiding after he is declared an outlaw, and then join him inside a replica of the prison cell that was his home for 18 years. Experience the bittersweet joy of his release, after 27 long years of imprisonment. Finally, witness South Africa’s first democratic elections, and find out about Mandela’s efforts to rebuild a nation shattered by racism and injustice. Visit the exhibit October 10 - January 7. Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 1PM - 6PM Thursday - Sunday 10AM - 6PM
www.tocentre.com

December 12, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 12, 2019 at 12:00am
Mandela at Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St., Toronto
October 10 to January 7 MANDELA is an exhibition that looks at Nelson Mandela and the movement that formed around him. Follow Mandela into hiding after he is declared an outlaw, and then join him inside a replica of the prison cell that was his home for 18 years. Experience the bittersweet joy of his release, after 27 long years of imprisonment. Finally, witness South Africa’s first democratic elections, and find out about Mandela’s efforts to rebuild a nation shattered by racism and injustice. Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 1PM - 6PM Thursday - Sunday 10AM - 6PM
www.tocentre.com

December 12, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 12, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 12, 2019 at 12:00am
Toronto Christmas Market at Distillery District, 55 Mill St., Toronto
Toronto's Christmas Market will light up the Distillery District from November 14 to December 22 every day except Mondays. Vendors will be selling all your favourite locally handcrafted products so you can find that perfect holiday gift. There will also be entertainment, Santa and his elves, light canopies and of course, heated mulled wine. Admission to the market is free on weekdays until Friday at 5 p.m., after which tickets will cost $6.
http://www.tochristmasmarket.com/

December 12, 2019 at 12:00am
Local Heroes: Exhibition Opening at Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto
November 28 - December 29, 2019 Opening reception: Tuesday December 3, 7-10pm Everyone welcome. ------- The Gladstone presents the inaugural edition of an annual exhibition that shines a spotlight on some of the galleries and artists that contribute to our city’s dynamic and ever-growing art scene.
www.gladstonehotel.com/

December 12, 2019 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ori's Dagan's The Rat Pack Songbook Show at Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Inspired by the music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, Ori Dagan’s The Rat Pack Songbook echoes the swing and swagger of “the coolest cats of all time.” Without resorting to impersonations or gimmicks, the program focuses on the entertaining songs of the era, from “Mack the Knife” and “Mr. Bojangles” to “Sway” and “My Way.” Featuring an all-star jazz band and special guest vocalists. Please note that dinner or bottle service reservations guarantee seating, so book early and enjoy the show while exploring Lula’s delicious tropical fusion dinner and cocktail menus as well as their wine and beer offerings.
www.lula.ca

December 12, 2019 at 12:00am
Second Annual Winter Feast at Grace United Church, 350 Grove St. E., Barrie
Join Fierté Simcoe Pride and the Gilbert Centre.  Fill your belly, enjoy some laughs and share a night with your 2SLGBTQ+ community to celebrate the holiday season and keep warm on the longest night of the year! Dinner | 5pm Ornament Making | 6:15pm This event is free of cost & family friendly
www.gilbertcentre.ca

December 12, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
F*ck Sh*t Up: One Year Anniversary at Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto
Trans + non-binary performers have been hitting the stage for a year and they're ready to celebrate. PWYC (no one turned away. Seriously.) Entry to the Gladstone is into the Melody Bar with a ramp. Single stall, gender neutral accessible washrooms are available, but the Gladstone supports people using whatever washroom they identify with.
www.gladstonehotel.com/

December 13, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 13, 2019 at 12:00am
The Polar Express Train Ride at York-Durham Heritage Railway, 19 Railway St., Uxbridge
November 22 to December 22 The magical story comes to life starting in the enchanted Christmas tent with a magical tree lighting followed by the train one hour round-trip train ride to the North Pole.  Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, with singers and dancers, passengers will relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on "THE POLAR EXPRESS". Once onboard, hot chocolate and treats are served as passengers read along with the classic children’s book, "The Polar Express", by Chris Van Allsburg.  Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole and then board the train, where everyone is given the first gift of Christmas.  Pajamas for children of all ages is encouraged.
https://ydhr.ca

December 13, 2019 at 12:00am
A Christmas Story at Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave., Toronto
Nov. 8 to Dec. 29 Based on the perennial holiday movie favorite, A CHRISTMAS STORY chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.
http://lowerossingtontheatre.com

December 13, 2019 at 12:00am
A Christmas Carol - Live Radio Play at Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave., Toronto
Nov. 29 to Dec. 29 Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. It’s Christmas Eve in 1947, and inside a radio studio, a live broadcast brings to life Charles Dickens's classic tale in all of its glory! Be a part of the live studio audience, and join the cast and crew as they take you on a journey through the most important evening in one man’s life.
http://lowerossingtontheatre.com

December 13, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 13, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 13, 2019 at 7:30pm
Paul Bellini Film Festival at Eyesore Cinema, 1176 Bloor St. W., Toronto
See the world's first Christmas movie for grinches, always a double feature + nightly introduction by Paul Bellini (yes, the real one!) 2019 FILM SCHEDULE FRIDAY DECEMBER 6 7:30 PM CHRISTMAS SUCKS 9:00 PM THE EPLET TRIPLETS FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 7:30 PM CHRISTMAS SUCKS 9:00 PM AN IRRELEPHANT FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 7:30 PM Gone, With The Wind 9:00 PM CHRISTMAS SUCKS TICKETS $10 AT THE DOOR
www.eyesorecinema.com/

December 13, 2019 at 10:00pm
ACID: The Bad Trip Before Christmas at One Loft, 292 College St., Toronto
Krampus is cumming early.  Aeryn Pfaff & Nigel March are bringing you a Friday the 13th winter wonderland with drag creature Yovska: star of Boulet Brothers Dragula, techno legend AADJA hot off the heels of a European tour, the Maleficent Haus of Magnifique, and more. A portion of tickets have been reserved for those with financial barriers.  If you are struggling with funds please email aerynpfaff@gmail.com Ticket prices are set so they can properly pay all these great artists and performers. ACID is a space for LBGTQ people and allies where they promote the notions of love, mutual consent, empathy and understanding.  Homophobia, sexism, racism, transphobia, non-consensual touching, or violent conduct will not be tolerated.  Reach out to any staff member should any actions concern you.
www.residentadvisor.net/events/1351522

December 13, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TICOT Holiday/Christmas Show at O'Grady's, 518 Church St., Toronto
Enjoy a drag show, great food, and an open stage, with a chance to win some great raffle prizes.  All proceeds support the charities of reign XXXIII
www.theimperialcourtoftoronto.com

December 13, 2019 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Smut Peddlers: An evening of LGBTQ erotica at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
An evening of erotica and sexy writing from young queer, trans and non-binary writers at the world's oldest surviving LGBTQ bookstore. Glad Day pays tribute to a history of sexual liberation and sexually charged art with stories that are intended to titillate and tantalize.
www.gladdaybookshop.com

December 13, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
A Christmas ‘Carol’ Holiday Screening at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto
'Carol' is a film that likely needs no introduction but in case you somehow missed it, let's break it down: Cate Blanchett. Rooney Mara. Sarah Paulson. Holiday shopping. Flung out of space. Creamed spinach and poached eggs. Waterloo, Iowa. Six Academy Award nominations. Whether seeing it for the first time or seeing it again, it’s the best gift you could possibly give or receive this holiday season. Unwrap a whole evening of events: 7:00: Invite Me ‘Round to have a themed cocktail + Carol-themed photo-booth 7:30: Christmas Carol-oke 8:00: Todd Haynes’ CAROL and the annual booing of Harvey Weinstein 9:00: 15 min intermission The rate’s attractive at only $17 (all fees included) or $15 for Inside Out and Hot Docs members! Santa hats and cruelty-free fur coats encouraged.
www.hotdocscinema.ca/

December 13, 2019 at 12:00am
Schütz’s Christmas Story at Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Dec 13 - Dec 15 Celebrate the season with one of the brightest musical jewels of early-Baroque Germany: Heinrich Schütz’s The Christmas Story.  Welcome internationally-acclaimed English tenor Charles Daniels in the role of the Evangelist, together with a gloriously colourful band of recorders, cornetti, sackbuts, violins, violas da gamba, keyboards and theorbos.  This Yuletide, step back in time and experience an endearing telling of the Christmas story, along with music by Schein, Scheidt and Praetorius.
www.torontoconsort.org

December 13, 2019 at 7:00pm
TICOT Holiday/Christmas Show at O'Grady's, 518 Church St., Toronto
King Father Ross Scorch Erb and Anniversary Monarch The Randy Emperor Randy Spearhead as they host the annual Holiday party at O'Grady's Bar and Restaurant on Church on Friday December 13 2019 at 7pm.  Enjoy a drag show, great food and our open stage with a chance to win some great raffle prizes!  All proceeds go the charities of  reign 33.
www.theimperialcourtoftoronto.com

December 13, 2019 at 12:00am
EARLY RUBENS at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Rubens is one of the most revered painters in Western art – widely recognized for his riveting, dynamic and even cinematic style, known as the Baroque. Early Rubens includes such masterpieces as The Head of Medusa (from The Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic) and The Boar Hunt (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Marseille), complementing treasures from the AGO Collection: The Massacre of the Innocents and his most finished oil sketch, The Raising of the Cross. The exhibition highlights works the Flemish master produced between 1609 and 1621 – a crucial time that was the artist’s most innovative and inspired. October 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020
www.ago.ca

December 14, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 14, 2019 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Holly Cole: Happy Holidays at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto
“Christmas Time is Here!” Jazz songstress and Canadian icon Holly Cole will ensure that you “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”. Cole’s legendary Christmas concert, full of much-loved standards alongside eclectic selections of songs, is a highlight of the holiday season.
www.rcmusic.com

December 14, 2019 at 10:00am
Santa Train at York-Durham Heritage Railway, 19 Railway St., Uxbridge
Santa will be joining the decorated and heated heritage train.  This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience. On-board entertainment keeps everyone occupied while waiting for Santa's arrival.  Have your wish list ready to share with him when he visits children big and small at their seats.  Complete your trip with a gift for each child. November 23 to December 22
https://ydhr.ca

December 14, 2019 at 12:00am
Annie The Musical at Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St., Toronto
Nov. 16 to Dec. 29 Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form! Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
http://lowerossingtontheatre.com

December 14, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 14, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 14, 2019 at 12:00am
Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Nov 16, 2019 - Mar 22, 2020 From leeches to lampreys, blood feeders are abundant in nature. And while their thirst can annoy or horrify, their behaviour has fascinated humans throughout the ages. As nature’s vampires, they take blood, our very life source, for their own survival, yet they have given back by inspiring the story of Dracula, the legend of the Chupacabra and the practice of bloodletting. Sink your teeth into Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches and explore the intricacies, evolution, and interconnected world of blood-feeding organisms, and the folklore, legends and pop culture they have influenced around the world and across time.
www.rom.on.ca

December 14, 2019 at 12:00am
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Nov 23, 2019 - Mar 29, 2020 The longest-running and most prestigious nature photography competition in the world returns to the ROM for the seventh year in a row with all-new photographs from around the world revealing striking wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and the remarkable beauty of our natural world. Whether you’re a nature lover, aspiring photographer, or simply love a perfectly captured moment, you will appreciate the talent and technical expertise required to photograph such rare and surprising glimpses of the diverse life on this planet.
www.rom.on.ca

December 14, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Double Book Launch Toronto at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
Celebrating the release of two brand new books — U Is for Upside-Down House by Jordan Moffatt (flash fiction) & Release Any Words Stuck Inside of You II: Canadian Flash Fiction and Prose Poetry. This event is FREE and open to the public.
www.gladdaybookshop.com

December 14, 2019 at 8:30pm
Super Gay Saturday 2 YEAR Anniversary at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
Super Gay Saturday is Toronto's monthly and almost always sold out LGBTQ2S+ comedy showcase! Produced by: Anasimone George creator and host of SHADE.
www.gladdaybookshop.com

December 14, 2019 at 12:00am
Schütz’s Christmas Story at Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Dec 13 - Dec 15 Celebrate the season with one of the brightest musical jewels of early-Baroque Germany: Heinrich Schütz’s The Christmas Story.  Welcome internationally-acclaimed English tenor Charles Daniels in the role of the Evangelist, together with a gloriously colourful band of recorders, cornetti, sackbuts, violins, violas da gamba, keyboards and theorbos.  This Yuletide, step back in time and experience an endearing telling of the Christmas story, along with music by Schein, Scheidt and Praetorius.
www.torontoconsort.org

December 15, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 15, 2019 at 2:00pm
Toronto Children's Chorus: A Chorus Christmas at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
Welcome the holiday season with the world-renowned Toronto Children’s Chorus in its annual concert.  More than 400 choristers, plus the TCC’s Alumni Choir and the Toronto Youth Choir return to Roy Thomson Hall for an afternoon of festive favourites from around the globe.  The Chorus is thrilled to welcome back artists from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.  Arrive early to hear the Alumni Choir perform carols in the lobby.
www.roythomsonhall.com

December 15, 2019 at 8:00pm
Garaoke Karaoke at T's Pub, 323 Somerset St. W., Ottawa
Sundays Until Apr 27, 2020 Karaoke every Sunday at this all welcoming gay bar 8pm-12am, no cover.
https://tspub.ca/

December 15, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 15, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 15, 2019 at 4:00pm
Underwear Party at The Black Eagle Toronto, 457 Church St., Toronto
Every Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 11, 2020 Hey guys, the summer is over and the patio parties are over till next year.  But the Underwear Party rages on.  The downstairs dance-floor area will be underwear/ gear mandatory; the rest of the bar will not be underwear mandatory.  There will be a different DJ every week.
www.blackeagletoronto.com

December 15, 2019 at 12:00am
Schütz’s Christmas Story at Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Dec 13 - Dec 15 Celebrate the season with one of the brightest musical jewels of early-Baroque Germany: Heinrich Schütz’s The Christmas Story.  Welcome internationally-acclaimed English tenor Charles Daniels in the role of the Evangelist, together with a gloriously colourful band of recorders, cornetti, sackbuts, violins, violas da gamba, keyboards and theorbos.  This Yuletide, step back in time and experience an endearing telling of the Christmas story, along with music by Schein, Scheidt and Praetorius.
www.torontoconsort.org

December 15, 2019 at 12:00am
It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
July 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition explores Hammett’s significant collection and examines the connection between artistry, emotion, and popular culture through a selection of works from 20th-century cinema.
www.rom.on.ca

December 15, 2019 at 1:00pm
TICOT Sunday Brunch at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
TWICE A MONTH (2nd and 3rd Sunday) The Imperial Court of Toronto brings you a Variety Show featuring all kinds of entertainers! Drag Queens, Drag Kings, Live Singers, Musicians and so much more! Proceeds from the show go to support Reign 33's Charities of Choice.
www.theimperialcourtoftoronto.com

December 16, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 16, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 16, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 16, 2019 at 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Thirsty Thursday at Club 717, 7-717 Wilson Rd. S., Oshawa
Every Thursday, until Nov 6, 2020 Drop by and bring some friends.  Enjoy a game of pool or catch the latest game on the dedicated sports tv.  Always a welcoming and safe place to just chill and enjoy the tunes.  Plus check out the new low bar prices and weekly drink specials. Thirsty Thursday's are traditionally a social event.  It's a great way to make new friends.  They have an awesome atmosphere to simply enjoy a pint with friends and break up a long work week.  Doors open at 8pm until Midnight
www.club717.ca

December 16, 2019 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Winter Wonderland Party: Older Lgbtq2s Event at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
A delicious seasonal meal, live music, and warm company. Free event. All ages are welcome. No RSVP is required.
www.the519.org

December 17, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 17, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition at Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton
Canada's Ballet Jorgen du Canada Enjoy the traditional story of Klara’s magical journey with her nutcracker prince – with a uniquely Canadian twist. The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition is a visually stunning adventure favourite that brings Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score home for the holidays. Created by acclaimed choreographer Bengt Jörgen in collaboration with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the production is a remarkable fusion of ballet and classical music on a backdrop of iconic Canadian winter paintings, such as Franklin Carmichael’s Church and Houses at Bisset (1931), Tom Thompson’s Snow in the Woods (1916), and L.L. Fitzgerald’s Trees and Wildflowers (1922).
www.brampton.ca/sites/rose-theatre

December 17, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 17, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 17, 2019 at 12:00am
Messiah at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
Dec 17 - Dec 22 The greatest story ever told. The most majestic music ever conceived. Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, conducts Handel’s Messiah with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and four dazzling Canadian soloists. Experience music’s most inspiring message of faith—in Mozart’s colourful orchestration.
www.roythomsonhall.com

December 17, 2019 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Heart & Soul Kitchen at Bramalea Community Health Centre, 224 - 40 Finchgate Blvd., Brampton
Learn a fun food-related skill, kick back and relax with a movie and a hearty meal. Each month will have a different theme that they'll explore through workshop, discussion, film, and most importantly— food. This programme runs from 5:30 - 8:30 PM every last Tuesday of the month. If you are late or have to leave early, no problem! Drop in, grab a plate, stay for a chat, head out when you have to. Registration is FREE at the Heart & Soul Kitchen. This is a women's event open to anyone who identifies as a woman or would like to participate in a woman's space.
www.bramaleachc.ca

December 17, 2019 at 10:00pm
VYLE Tuesdays at The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W., Toronto
Selena Vyle takes over The Beaver every Tuesday, bringing you her unique brand of exciting dance and lip-sync performances, hilarious comedy, powerful social message, and so-so looks in this all new one-woman drag show.
www.thebeavertoronto.com

December 18, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 18, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 18, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 18, 2019 at 12:00am
Messiah at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
Dec 17 - Dec 22 The greatest story ever told. The most majestic music ever conceived. Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, conducts Handel’s Messiah with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and four dazzling Canadian soloists. Experience music’s most inspiring message of faith—in Mozart’s colourful orchestration.
www.roythomsonhall.com

December 18, 2019 at 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Scarlett and Kitten's Christmas Show at Woodys & Sailor, 467 Church St., Toronto
Glitz, Holiday Music and Dance , and Fun with 2 of Toronto's most Glamourous Drag Queens....in the gorgeously decorated Woody's
www.facebook.com/pages/Woodys/124537980923891

December 18, 2019 at 10:00pm
House of Kings: Winter Wonderbread at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
Baby, it's motherf***cking COLD outside so cum & warm up with House of Kings on Dec. 18th.  Wonderful Drag Kings and Gender Performers await you! Just walk through the door of Glad Day Bookshop and into a Winter Wonderbread bag containing all of your hopes and dreams. $10
www.gladdaybookshop.com

December 19, 2019 at 12:00am
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom at Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St., Toronto
What would you do if you were imprisoned for 27 years? Would you be able to forgive your captors, or would you want revenge? Nelson Mandela chose forgiveness – and he never stopped trying to build a better world. Mandela: Struggle for Freedom is an exhibit that looks at Nelson Mandela and the movement that formed around him. Follow Mandela into hiding after he is declared an outlaw, and then join him inside a replica of the prison cell that was his home for 18 years. Experience the bittersweet joy of his release, after 27 long years of imprisonment. Finally, witness South Africa’s first democratic elections, and find out about Mandela’s efforts to rebuild a nation shattered by racism and injustice. Visit the exhibit October 10 - January 7. Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 1PM - 6PM Thursday - Sunday 10AM - 6PM
www.tocentre.com

December 19, 2019 at 8:30pm - 12:00am
Back Room Comedy at WAYLA, 996 Queen St. E., Toronto
Wayla Bar and Lounge presents BACK ROOM COMEDY, East Toronto's new Queer Comedy Showcase; the third Thursday of every month for Toronto's best LGBTQ comedians in a stand up comedy show that welcomes everyone.
www.waylabar.ca

December 19, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 19, 2019 at 12:00am
Mandela at Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St., Toronto
October 10 to January 7 MANDELA is an exhibition that looks at Nelson Mandela and the movement that formed around him. Follow Mandela into hiding after he is declared an outlaw, and then join him inside a replica of the prison cell that was his home for 18 years. Experience the bittersweet joy of his release, after 27 long years of imprisonment. Finally, witness South Africa’s first democratic elections, and find out about Mandela’s efforts to rebuild a nation shattered by racism and injustice. Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 1PM - 6PM Thursday - Sunday 10AM - 6PM
www.tocentre.com

December 19, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 19, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 19, 2019 at 12:00am
Local Heroes: Exhibition Opening at Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto
November 28 - December 29, 2019 Opening reception: Tuesday December 3, 7-10pm Everyone welcome. ------- The Gladstone presents the inaugural edition of an annual exhibition that shines a spotlight on some of the galleries and artists that contribute to our city’s dynamic and ever-growing art scene.
www.gladstonehotel.com/

December 19, 2019 at 12:00am
Messiah at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
Dec 17 - Dec 22 The greatest story ever told. The most majestic music ever conceived. Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, conducts Handel’s Messiah with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and four dazzling Canadian soloists. Experience music’s most inspiring message of faith—in Mozart’s colourful orchestration.
www.roythomsonhall.com

December 19, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Holiday Cabaret Bump and Grind at Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto
Serving up a bevy of performances and styles from Burlesque, Boylesque, Drag, and even live singing! Oh and of course there is the Dance Contest, which always has a great prize to be won among all the fun of it all. Performers: Ivory (Burlesque + MC) Sebastian King (Drag King) Manghoe Lassi (Drag) JJ Jiggleheimer Schmitt (Boylesque)
www.gladstonehotel.com/

December 19, 2019 at 9:00pm
A Sentimental Holiday at Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Croon into the magic of the holidays with the award winning Sentimentalists and internationally renowned singer Richard Herfeld —bringing you a night of magic and song. Richard Herfeld has toured the world performing at top venues spanning from Los Angeles to New York and across Europe. His style is reminiscent of the classic crooners of the 30s with a list of holiday favorites and features from The Great American Songbook. Joining Mr Herfeld on Piano is Ewen Farncombe. The Sentimentalists are quarter finalists on the 2019 Season of Americas Got Talent and Foolers on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us. They are one of the most sought after magic acts for private events and this is their last public show of the season before they leave for the USA.
www.lula.ca

December 19, 2019 at 12:00am
Toronto Christmas Market at Distillery District, 55 Mill St., Toronto
The Toronto Christmas Market runs from Thursday November 14th, to Sunday December 22nd 2019 (please note, while the Toronto Christmas Market is not open on Mondays, the Distillery District is open 7 days a week). Ranked one of the best Christmas Markets in the world by Fodor's, USA TODAY 10Best, and Mashable among many others, the festival features hundreds of unique shopping experiences, stunning light canopies, non-stop entertainment, heated mulled wine, beer and hospitality gardens, and Santa and the elves, all in an atmosphere so romantic you can't help but fall in love with the holiday season all over again.
www.torontochristmasmarket.com/

December 20, 2019 at 9:00pm
Christmas Fundraiser at Club 717, 7-717 Wilson Rd. S., Oshawa
Christmas Fundraiser Hosted by Seth Wood Do-ya Davenport With guests: Crystal Lake, Alex Uptight & Shawn King with other guests. Basket raffling, 50/50, Food and Toy drive.
www.club717.ca

December 20, 2019 at 10:00pm
STRANGE THINGS at The Lodge, 518 Church St. (second floor), Toronto
Burlesque & Curiosities Penelope Strange and the Lodge (above O’Grady’s) has got a new show for you! Burlesque, oddities, curiosities, characters, and a few strange things! Celebrate the holiday season with these babes from Toyland: Quick Lewinsky and Betsy Swoon! Dance, relax, have a couple cocktails, and steady your heart rate before the show starts and the performers make you melt! $5 Cover
www.thelodgetoronto.com/

December 20, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 20, 2019 at 12:00am
The Polar Express Train Ride at York-Durham Heritage Railway, 19 Railway St., Uxbridge
November 22 to December 22 The magical story comes to life starting in the enchanted Christmas tent with a magical tree lighting followed by the train one hour round-trip train ride to the North Pole.  Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, with singers and dancers, passengers will relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on "THE POLAR EXPRESS". Once onboard, hot chocolate and treats are served as passengers read along with the classic children’s book, "The Polar Express", by Chris Van Allsburg.  Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole and then board the train, where everyone is given the first gift of Christmas.  Pajamas for children of all ages is encouraged.
https://ydhr.ca

December 20, 2019 at 12:00am
A Christmas Story at Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave., Toronto
Nov. 8 to Dec. 29 Based on the perennial holiday movie favorite, A CHRISTMAS STORY chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.
http://lowerossingtontheatre.com

December 20, 2019 at 12:00am
A Christmas Carol - Live Radio Play at Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave., Toronto
Nov. 29 to Dec. 29 Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. It’s Christmas Eve in 1947, and inside a radio studio, a live broadcast brings to life Charles Dickens's classic tale in all of its glory! Be a part of the live studio audience, and join the cast and crew as they take you on a journey through the most important evening in one man’s life.
http://lowerossingtontheatre.com

December 20, 2019 at 10:30pm
Haus of T's - Christmas Extravaganza at T's Pub, 323 Somerset St. W., Ottawa
A huge event; the Christmas Extravaganza!  They have performances from Tatyana Romanov, Peechez, Rhonda Darling, PomponMinoune, DeeDee Delite, and Mychol! Show starts at 10:30pm NO COVER
https://tspub.ca/

December 20, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 20, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
Paul Bellini Film Festival at Eyesore Cinema, 1176 Bloor St. W., Toronto
See the world's first Christmas movie for grinches, always a double feature + nightly introduction by Paul Bellini (yes, the real one!) 2019 FILM SCHEDULE FRIDAY DECEMBER 6 7:30 PM CHRISTMAS SUCKS 9:00 PM THE EPLET TRIPLETS FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 7:30 PM CHRISTMAS SUCKS 9:00 PM AN IRRELEPHANT FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 7:30 PM Gone, With The Wind 9:00 PM CHRISTMAS SUCKS TICKETS $10 AT THE DOOR
www.eyesorecinema.com/

December 20, 2019 at 12:00am
Messiah at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
Dec 17 - Dec 22 The greatest story ever told. The most majestic music ever conceived. Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, conducts Handel’s Messiah with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and four dazzling Canadian soloists. Experience music’s most inspiring message of faith—in Mozart’s colourful orchestration.
www.roythomsonhall.com

December 20, 2019 at 10:00pm
Adam and Steve's Mary Christmas at Absinthe Hamilton, 38 King William St., Hamilton
Spend the holigays with the queer famjam this year, and have the Mary-est Christmas yet. With special holiday performances by the Grinch on Arrival herself.   Also featuring her alter-ego, BOA. DJ Fruitloop on decks spinning all of your holiday guilty pleasures, PLUS go-go dancing elves and a sexy Santa for some holiday photo-ops, and lots of treats and surprises!
http://absinthehamilton.ca/

December 20, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
The 2019 Poz-To Awards at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
Poz-TO & POZPLANET are proud to present the 2019 POZ-TO Awards honoring ten Toronto individuals who volunteer/work in the HIV/AIDS community. The 2019 Honorees are: Antoney Baccas, Amir Bachari, Teran Blake (Rick Morton), Garfield Durrant, Julian Morello, Chantelle Poisson, Kenneth Poon, Kimahli Powell and David Dk Soomarie. A special posthumous award honoring the late Patrick Chevalier, founder of HIV social group Out N' Poz, will be presented to his sister Sheila Chevalier. There is no cover but donations will be accepted at the door. This year's beneficiary will be ASAAP. There will be raffle packages (that include art, tickets, music and more) and plus special surprise guest performances.
www.buddiesinbadtimes.com

December 20, 2019 at 12:00am
EARLY RUBENS at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Rubens is one of the most revered painters in Western art – widely recognized for his riveting, dynamic and even cinematic style, known as the Baroque. Early Rubens includes such masterpieces as The Head of Medusa (from The Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic) and The Boar Hunt (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Marseille), complementing treasures from the AGO Collection: The Massacre of the Innocents and his most finished oil sketch, The Raising of the Cross. The exhibition highlights works the Flemish master produced between 1609 and 1621 – a crucial time that was the artist’s most innovative and inspired. October 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020
www.ago.ca

December 21, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 21, 2019 at 10:00am
Santa Train at York-Durham Heritage Railway, 19 Railway St., Uxbridge
Santa will be joining the decorated and heated heritage train.  This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience. On-board entertainment keeps everyone occupied while waiting for Santa's arrival.  Have your wish list ready to share with him when he visits children big and small at their seats.  Complete your trip with a gift for each child. November 23 to December 22
https://ydhr.ca

December 21, 2019 at 12:00am
Annie The Musical at Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St., Toronto
Nov. 16 to Dec. 29 Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form! Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
http://lowerossingtontheatre.com

December 21, 2019 at 12:00am
Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
December 1 to 22 This is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit! An experience like nowhere else: a 1914 Christmas in the country. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Christmas past. Take a stroll through the Village, visit the historic homes for unique holiday traditions, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, let your little ones meet Father Christmas, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols. Regular admission rates apply.
www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

December 21, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 21, 2019 at 12:00am
Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Nov 16, 2019 - Mar 22, 2020 From leeches to lampreys, blood feeders are abundant in nature. And while their thirst can annoy or horrify, their behaviour has fascinated humans throughout the ages. As nature’s vampires, they take blood, our very life source, for their own survival, yet they have given back by inspiring the story of Dracula, the legend of the Chupacabra and the practice of bloodletting. Sink your teeth into Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches and explore the intricacies, evolution, and interconnected world of blood-feeding organisms, and the folklore, legends and pop culture they have influenced around the world and across time.
www.rom.on.ca

December 21, 2019 at 12:00am
Messiah at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
Dec 17 - Dec 22 The greatest story ever told. The most majestic music ever conceived. Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, conducts Handel’s Messiah with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and four dazzling Canadian soloists. Experience music’s most inspiring message of faith—in Mozart’s colourful orchestration.
www.roythomsonhall.com

December 21, 2019 at 12:00am
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Nov 23, 2019 - Mar 29, 2020 The longest-running and most prestigious nature photography competition in the world returns to the ROM for the seventh year in a row with all-new photographs from around the world revealing striking wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and the remarkable beauty of our natural world. Whether you’re a nature lover, aspiring photographer, or simply love a perfectly captured moment, you will appreciate the talent and technical expertise required to photograph such rare and surprising glimpses of the diverse life on this planet.
www.rom.on.ca

December 21, 2019 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm
DJ Skate Nights: HOUSEPARTY.TO’s Matt Hall and Tom Fleming at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto
Sharpen your skates and skills as Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party returns with another stellar lineup of DJs that will bring the heat to your Saturday nights! The rumours are true: DJ Skate Nights is the best party in town and a surefire cure for the winter blues. Saturdays, December 14, 2019 – February 15, 2020 + Tuesday, December 31, 2019
www.harbourfrontcentre.com/

December 21, 2019 at 10:00pm
Cherry Bomb: Holiday Queer at ROUND Venue, 152a Augusta Ave., Toronto
Feeling extra fab, flirty and social this time of year - or wanna be? Care to celebrate the season with chosen family and friends of friends? CHERRY BOMB has you covered with HOLIDAY QUEER!  Don your glittering, gay apparel and come get down. $5 before 11pm . $8 after In the spirit of the season, they would like to support Sistering, a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women, trans and non-binary people in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. They encourage you to donate new or gently used warm winter clothing such as Mittens, Gloves, Scarves, Jackets, Boots or new Socks and toiletries.   Anyone who brings in winter items to donate receives $5 cover all night long.
www.roundvenue.com

December 21, 2019 at 10:30pm
DIVAS ONLY - All I Want for Christmas Is You Edition at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
You know you love this Christmas classic so lets all party to Divas Only (including Mariah, Ariana, Gaga, Madonna, Britney, Beyoncé and more) with the best Divas across the decades. Expect some "Love Actually" realness, some random Holiday hits, free candy and a lot of "ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS" with DJ Aeryn Pfaff and DJ Maggy. Don't stay "Home Alone" come party at Glad Day. Party starts at 10:30. Free before 11 $5 cover between 11 and 11:30 $10 after 11.30 Limited Capacity
www.gladdaybookshop.com

December 21, 2019 at 10:30pm
Fit December Drop Your Pants at The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W., Toronto
Get cozy with a Baileys and wrap yourself in a scarf that you find on the floor, and party!  It's gunna be a festive one. Music courtesy of Kris and Phil and a V special guest queen Sophie Jones. $5 b4 midnight / $10 after / $4 vodka drinks b4 12
www.thebeavertoronto.com

December 22, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 22, 2019 at 8:00pm
Garaoke Karaoke at T's Pub, 323 Somerset St. W., Ottawa
Sundays Until Apr 27, 2020 Karaoke every Sunday at this all welcoming gay bar 8pm-12am, no cover.
https://tspub.ca/

December 22, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 22, 2019 at 4:00pm
Underwear Party at The Black Eagle Toronto, 457 Church St., Toronto
Every Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 11, 2020 Hey guys, the summer is over and the patio parties are over till next year.  But the Underwear Party rages on.  The downstairs dance-floor area will be underwear/ gear mandatory; the rest of the bar will not be underwear mandatory.  There will be a different DJ every week.
www.blackeagletoronto.com

December 22, 2019 at 12:00am
Messiah at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
Dec 17 - Dec 22 The greatest story ever told. The most majestic music ever conceived. Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, conducts Handel’s Messiah with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and four dazzling Canadian soloists. Experience music’s most inspiring message of faith—in Mozart’s colourful orchestration.
www.roythomsonhall.com

December 22, 2019 at 11:00am - 7:00pm
The Bazaar of the Bizarre Frost Bite in Hamilton at The Spice Factory, 121 Hughson St. N., Hamilton
A handmade marketplace/art show for all things different, independent and Canadian made. Not your typical christmas show - The Bazaar of the Bizarre brings you arts, fashion and crafts that are : different, interesting, weird, strange, one of a kind, macabre, whimsical or just things to flip your brain out! Full on with entertaining DJ's, magicians, dancers, and other oddities
www.plastikwrap.com/bazaar

December 22, 2019 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
QSO presents Roasted Chestnuts 5 at Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto
Toronto's acclaimed 13-piece Queer Songbook Orchestra present their 5th annual holiday celebration and fundraiser, playing classics from Dolly Parton to Donny Hathaway, and inviting members of the local 2SLGBTQ community to share stories of personal experience based around the holiday season. FEATURING SEVERAL SPECIAL GUESTS ALL AGES VENUE IS FULLY ACCESSIBLE w ALL GENDER WASHROOMS Proceeds from the evening will be donated in support of ACT. The AIDS Committee of Toronto works to reduce new HIV infections in Toronto and promotes the independence, dignity, health and well-being of people living with HIV and AIDS and those at increased risk of HIV.
www.gladstonehotel.com/

December 22, 2019 at 12:00am
It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
July 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition explores Hammett’s significant collection and examines the connection between artistry, emotion, and popular culture through a selection of works from 20th-century cinema.
www.rom.on.ca

December 23, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Monthly Open House and Dinner at Storm Crow Manor, 580 Church St., Toronto
Welcoming ALL people who self-identify as trans (men or women), female, non-binary, gender fluid and gender queer folks whether femme, butch or whatever your gender expression.  
www.stormcrowmanor.com

December 23, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 23, 2019 at 12:00am
Holiday Fair in the Square at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
December 7 to 23 In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.  Supporting Epilepsy December 7th to 23rd Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday - Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays, 12:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Mondays except December 23rd when they’re open 12:00pm - 7:00pm Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Jackson Triggs Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
https://fairinthesquare.ca/

December 23, 2019 at 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Thirsty Thursday at Club 717, 7-717 Wilson Rd. S., Oshawa
Every Thursday, until Nov 6, 2020 Drop by and bring some friends.  Enjoy a game of pool or catch the latest game on the dedicated sports tv.  Always a welcoming and safe place to just chill and enjoy the tunes.  Plus check out the new low bar prices and weekly drink specials. Thirsty Thursday's are traditionally a social event.  It's a great way to make new friends.  They have an awesome atmosphere to simply enjoy a pint with friends and break up a long work week.  Doors open at 8pm until Midnight
www.club717.ca

December 23, 2019 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Christmas Spirits: A Spooky Holiday Comedy Show at Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., Toronto
In an effort to revive the lost tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas, comedians share their spooky tales of the supernatural. All proceeds for this show will be donated in memory of Emma McAllister to Cure Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
www.comedybar.ca

December 24, 2019 at 12:00am
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical at St. Lawrence Centre For Arts, 27 Front St. E., Toronto
North American Premiere! Don't miss London's West-End hit musical, Bend It Like Beckham. Based on the smash-hit movie that launched the careers of Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, both movie and musical are gloriously written by Gurinder Chadha. Set in West London, this feel-good musical comedy is about bending the rules to reach your goals. With lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera) and music by award winning composer Howard Goodall, Bend It Like Beckham gets 5 STARS from critics and audiences alike. December 7 to 24
www.stlc.com

December 24, 2019 at 10:00pm
VYLE Tuesdays at The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W., Toronto
Selena Vyle takes over The Beaver every Tuesday, bringing you her unique brand of exciting dance and lip-sync performances, hilarious comedy, powerful social message, and so-so looks in this all new one-woman drag show.
www.thebeavertoronto.com

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December 26, 2019 at 12:00am
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom at Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St., Toronto
What would you do if you were imprisoned for 27 years? Would you be able to forgive your captors, or would you want revenge? Nelson Mandela chose forgiveness – and he never stopped trying to build a better world. Mandela: Struggle for Freedom is an exhibit that looks at Nelson Mandela and the movement that formed around him. Follow Mandela into hiding after he is declared an outlaw, and then join him inside a replica of the prison cell that was his home for 18 years. Experience the bittersweet joy of his release, after 27 long years of imprisonment. Finally, witness South Africa’s first democratic elections, and find out about Mandela’s efforts to rebuild a nation shattered by racism and injustice. Visit the exhibit October 10 - January 7. Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 1PM - 6PM Thursday - Sunday 10AM - 6PM
www.tocentre.com

December 26, 2019 at 7:30pm
Love Actually at Cinesphere, 955 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto
Dec 26 - Dec 27  Adult (18 – 64 years): $15.00 Senior (65 + years): $12.00 Children (3 – 17 years): $11.00 All prices include HST To purchase tickets, please use the online ticketing system or visit the Box Office. PARKING: We offer reduced $5 parking for Cinesphere movie-goers Please note that these discounted tickets are only available for purchase at the Parking Booths during Parking Booth Hours.
www.ontarioplace.com

December 26, 2019 at 12:00am
Mandela at Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St., Toronto
October 10 to January 7 MANDELA is an exhibition that looks at Nelson Mandela and the movement that formed around him. Follow Mandela into hiding after he is declared an outlaw, and then join him inside a replica of the prison cell that was his home for 18 years. Experience the bittersweet joy of his release, after 27 long years of imprisonment. Finally, witness South Africa’s first democratic elections, and find out about Mandela’s efforts to rebuild a nation shattered by racism and injustice. Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 1PM - 6PM Thursday - Sunday 10AM - 6PM
www.tocentre.com

December 26, 2019 at 12:00am
Local Heroes: Exhibition Opening at Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto
November 28 - December 29, 2019 Opening reception: Tuesday December 3, 7-10pm Everyone welcome. ------- The Gladstone presents the inaugural edition of an annual exhibition that shines a spotlight on some of the galleries and artists that contribute to our city’s dynamic and ever-growing art scene.
www.gladstonehotel.com/

December 26, 2019 at 2:30pm
The Sound of Music at Cinesphere, 955 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto
Dec 26 - Dec 28 Adult (18 – 64 years): $15.00 Senior (65 + years): $12.00 Children (3 – 17 years): $11.00 All prices include HST To purchase tickets, please use the online ticketing system or visit the Box Office. PARKING: They offer reduced $5 parking for Cinesphere movie-goers Please note that these discounted tickets are only available for purchase at the Parking Booths during Parking Booth Hours.
www.ontarioplace.com

December 27, 2019 at 2:30pm
The Sound of Music at Cinesphere, 955 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto
Dec 26 - Dec 28 Adult (18 – 64 years): $15.00 Senior (65 + years): $12.00 Children (3 – 17 years): $11.00 All prices include HST To purchase tickets, please use the online ticketing system or visit the Box Office. PARKING: They offer reduced $5 parking for Cinesphere movie-goers Please note that these discounted tickets are only available for purchase at the Parking Booths during Parking Booth Hours.
www.ontarioplace.com

December 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
Love Actually at Cinesphere, 955 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto
Dec 26 - Dec 27  Adult (18 – 64 years): $15.00 Senior (65 + years): $12.00 Children (3 – 17 years): $11.00 All prices include HST To purchase tickets, please use the online ticketing system or visit the Box Office. PARKING: We offer reduced $5 parking for Cinesphere movie-goers Please note that these discounted tickets are only available for purchase at the Parking Booths during Parking Booth Hours.
www.ontarioplace.com

December 27, 2019 at 12:00am
A Christmas Story at Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave., Toronto
Nov. 8 to Dec. 29 Based on the perennial holiday movie favorite, A CHRISTMAS STORY chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.
http://lowerossingtontheatre.com

December 27, 2019 at 12:00am
A Christmas Carol - Live Radio Play at Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave., Toronto
Nov. 29 to Dec. 29 Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. It’s Christmas Eve in 1947, and inside a radio studio, a live broadcast brings to life Charles Dickens's classic tale in all of its glory! Be a part of the live studio audience, and join the cast and crew as they take you on a journey through the most important evening in one man’s life.
http://lowerossingtontheatre.com

December 27, 2019 at 12:00am
EARLY RUBENS at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Rubens is one of the most revered painters in Western art – widely recognized for his riveting, dynamic and even cinematic style, known as the Baroque. Early Rubens includes such masterpieces as The Head of Medusa (from The Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic) and The Boar Hunt (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Marseille), complementing treasures from the AGO Collection: The Massacre of the Innocents and his most finished oil sketch, The Raising of the Cross. The exhibition highlights works the Flemish master produced between 1609 and 1621 – a crucial time that was the artist’s most innovative and inspired. October 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020
www.ago.ca

December 28, 2019 at 2:30pm
The Sound of Music at Cinesphere, 955 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto
Dec 26 - Dec 28 Adult (18 – 64 years): $15.00 Senior (65 + years): $12.00 Children (3 – 17 years): $11.00 All prices include HST To purchase tickets, please use the online ticketing system or visit the Box Office. PARKING: They offer reduced $5 parking for Cinesphere movie-goers Please note that these discounted tickets are only available for purchase at the Parking Booths during Parking Booth Hours.
www.ontarioplace.com

December 28, 2019 at 12:00am
The Nutcracker at Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener
Bengt Jörgen’s uniquely Canadian holiday classic The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition. The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition will play at Centre in the Square for one day only on Saturday, December 28, 2018, for two performances: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
www.centreinthesquare.com

December 28, 2019 at 12:00am
Annie The Musical at Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St., Toronto
Nov. 16 to Dec. 29 Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form! Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
http://lowerossingtontheatre.com

December 28, 2019 at 12:00am
Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Nov 16, 2019 - Mar 22, 2020 From leeches to lampreys, blood feeders are abundant in nature. And while their thirst can annoy or horrify, their behaviour has fascinated humans throughout the ages. As nature’s vampires, they take blood, our very life source, for their own survival, yet they have given back by inspiring the story of Dracula, the legend of the Chupacabra and the practice of bloodletting. Sink your teeth into Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches and explore the intricacies, evolution, and interconnected world of blood-feeding organisms, and the folklore, legends and pop culture they have influenced around the world and across time.
www.rom.on.ca

December 28, 2019 at 12:00am
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Nov 23, 2019 - Mar 29, 2020 The longest-running and most prestigious nature photography competition in the world returns to the ROM for the seventh year in a row with all-new photographs from around the world revealing striking wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and the remarkable beauty of our natural world. Whether you’re a nature lover, aspiring photographer, or simply love a perfectly captured moment, you will appreciate the talent and technical expertise required to photograph such rare and surprising glimpses of the diverse life on this planet.
www.rom.on.ca

December 29, 2019 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
T&T Afternoons at the Art Studio at The Livingroom Community Art Studio, 149 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa
The Teens and Tweens meetup is adding a new event; on the last Sunday of every month, they hope to see you at the Livingroom Community Art Studio from 1-3pm for fun and creativity. Feb. 24, Mar. 31, April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 29.
https://pflagdurhamregion.com

December 29, 2019 at 2:30pm
The Sound of Music at Cinesphere, 955 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto
Dec 26 - Dec 28 Adult (18 – 64 years): $15.00 Senior (65 + years): $12.00 Children (3 – 17 years): $11.00 All prices include HST To purchase tickets, please use the online ticketing system or visit the Box Office. PARKING: They offer reduced $5 parking for Cinesphere movie-goers Please note that these discounted tickets are only available for purchase at the Parking Booths during Parking Booth Hours.
www.ontarioplace.com

December 29, 2019 at 8:00pm
Garaoke Karaoke at T's Pub, 323 Somerset St. W., Ottawa
Sundays Until Apr 27, 2020 Karaoke every Sunday at this all welcoming gay bar 8pm-12am, no cover.
https://tspub.ca/

December 29, 2019 at 4:00pm
Underwear Party at The Black Eagle Toronto, 457 Church St., Toronto
Every Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 11, 2020 Hey guys, the summer is over and the patio parties are over till next year.  But the Underwear Party rages on.  The downstairs dance-floor area will be underwear/ gear mandatory; the rest of the bar will not be underwear mandatory.  There will be a different DJ every week.
www.blackeagletoronto.com

December 29, 2019 at 12:00am
It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
July 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition explores Hammett’s significant collection and examines the connection between artistry, emotion, and popular culture through a selection of works from 20th-century cinema.
www.rom.on.ca

December 30, 2019 at 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Thirsty Thursday at Club 717, 7-717 Wilson Rd. S., Oshawa
Every Thursday, until Nov 6, 2020 Drop by and bring some friends.  Enjoy a game of pool or catch the latest game on the dedicated sports tv.  Always a welcoming and safe place to just chill and enjoy the tunes.  Plus check out the new low bar prices and weekly drink specials. Thirsty Thursday's are traditionally a social event.  It's a great way to make new friends.  They have an awesome atmosphere to simply enjoy a pint with friends and break up a long work week.  Doors open at 8pm until Midnight
www.club717.ca

December 30, 2019 at 6:00pm
3rd Monday Nights Free at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Free admission. Extended hours. Bring family and friends to the ROM on the 3rd Monday night of each month and enjoy free general admission from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Discover museum highlights with a free tour at 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Meet at the Museum Tours sign in Gloria Chen Court, Level 1. Please note that feature exhibitions are available at the upgrade price. Feature exhibition tickets can only be purchased onsite during 3rd Monday Nights Free.
www.rom.on.ca

December 31, 2019 at 9:00pm
New Year's Eve at Club 717, 7-717 Wilson Rd. S., Oshawa
Celebrating 30 years of NYE's at Club 717. Black and White Theme
www.club717.ca

December 31, 2019 at 9:00pm
Gordie McNeil - New Year's Eve With Elvis at The Bell Tower, 575 Central Ave., Fort Erie
Doors @ 9pm show @ 10pm. Light buffet & bubbly @ midnight. Tickets are $25 - come & ring in 2020 with The Bell Tower Staff & your friends. Special guest Chantal Cartier.
www.thebelltowercommunity.com

December 31, 2019 at 10:00pm
VYLE Tuesdays at The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W., Toronto
Selena Vyle takes over The Beaver every Tuesday, bringing you her unique brand of exciting dance and lip-sync performances, hilarious comedy, powerful social message, and so-so looks in this all new one-woman drag show.
www.thebeavertoronto.com

January 1, 2020 at 12:00am
The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays at Meridian Hall, 1 Front St., Toronto
The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. January 1 to 5
www.meridianhall.com

January 2, 2020 at 12:00am
The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays at Meridian Hall, 1 Front St., Toronto
The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. January 1 to 5
www.meridianhall.com

January 2, 2020 at 12:00am
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom at Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St., Toronto
What would you do if you were imprisoned for 27 years? Would you be able to forgive your captors, or would you want revenge? Nelson Mandela chose forgiveness – and he never stopped trying to build a better world. Mandela: Struggle for Freedom is an exhibit that looks at Nelson Mandela and the movement that formed around him. Follow Mandela into hiding after he is declared an outlaw, and then join him inside a replica of the prison cell that was his home for 18 years. Experience the bittersweet joy of his release, after 27 long years of imprisonment. Finally, witness South Africa’s first democratic elections, and find out about Mandela’s efforts to rebuild a nation shattered by racism and injustice. Visit the exhibit October 10 - January 7. Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 1PM - 6PM Thursday - Sunday 10AM - 6PM
www.tocentre.com

January 2, 2020 at 12:00am
Mandela at Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St., Toronto
October 10 to January 7 MANDELA is an exhibition that looks at Nelson Mandela and the movement that formed around him. Follow Mandela into hiding after he is declared an outlaw, and then join him inside a replica of the prison cell that was his home for 18 years. Experience the bittersweet joy of his release, after 27 long years of imprisonment. Finally, witness South Africa’s first democratic elections, and find out about Mandela’s efforts to rebuild a nation shattered by racism and injustice. Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 1PM - 6PM Thursday - Sunday 10AM - 6PM
www.tocentre.com

January 3, 2020 at 12:00am
The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays at Meridian Hall, 1 Front St., Toronto
The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. January 1 to 5
www.meridianhall.com

January 3, 2020 at 12:00am
44th Annual North American International Motorcycle Supershow at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Entrance 2, 3, 5 & Conference Centre Free Parking Friday, January 03, 2020: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM Saturday, January 04, 2020: 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM Sunday, January 05, 2020: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM Registration Information Adult: $20.00 Senior: $15.00 Youth: ages 6-12 $10.00 Children: Under 6 Free If you’re into motorcycles and the lifestyle, then this is the show for you.  As soon as you step foot on the show floor, you’ll be blown away with the incredible roster of exhibitors and the feature events taking place around the show.  Browse this enormous show and you’ll find new and used motorcycles, Aftermarket Parts and Accessories, Rider Apparel and Helmets, Performance Equipment, Trailers, Travel Destinations, Custom Bike Builders, and a full range of Fashions.  You can also enjoy live bands, special guests, custom bikes, and much more.
http://motorcyclesupershow.ca/

January 3, 2020 at 12:00am
EARLY RUBENS at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Rubens is one of the most revered painters in Western art – widely recognized for his riveting, dynamic and even cinematic style, known as the Baroque. Early Rubens includes such masterpieces as The Head of Medusa (from The Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic) and The Boar Hunt (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Marseille), complementing treasures from the AGO Collection: The Massacre of the Innocents and his most finished oil sketch, The Raising of the Cross. The exhibition highlights works the Flemish master produced between 1609 and 1621 – a crucial time that was the artist’s most innovative and inspired. October 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020
www.ago.ca

January 4, 2020 at 12:00am
The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays at Meridian Hall, 1 Front St., Toronto
The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. January 1 to 5
www.meridianhall.com

January 4, 2020 at 12:00am
Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Nov 16, 2019 - Mar 22, 2020 From leeches to lampreys, blood feeders are abundant in nature. And while their thirst can annoy or horrify, their behaviour has fascinated humans throughout the ages. As nature’s vampires, they take blood, our very life source, for their own survival, yet they have given back by inspiring the story of Dracula, the legend of the Chupacabra and the practice of bloodletting. Sink your teeth into Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches and explore the intricacies, evolution, and interconnected world of blood-feeding organisms, and the folklore, legends and pop culture they have influenced around the world and across time.
www.rom.on.ca

January 4, 2020 at 12:00am
44th Annual North American International Motorcycle Supershow at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Entrance 2, 3, 5 & Conference Centre Free Parking Friday, January 03, 2020: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM Saturday, January 04, 2020: 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM Sunday, January 05, 2020: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM Registration Information Adult: $20.00 Senior: $15.00 Youth: ages 6-12 $10.00 Children: Under 6 Free If you’re into motorcycles and the lifestyle, then this is the show for you.  As soon as you step foot on the show floor, you’ll be blown away with the incredible roster of exhibitors and the feature events taking place around the show.  Browse this enormous show and you’ll find new and used motorcycles, Aftermarket Parts and Accessories, Rider Apparel and Helmets, Performance Equipment, Trailers, Travel Destinations, Custom Bike Builders, and a full range of Fashions.  You can also enjoy live bands, special guests, custom bikes, and much more.
http://motorcyclesupershow.ca/

January 4, 2020 at 12:00am
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Nov 23, 2019 - Mar 29, 2020 The longest-running and most prestigious nature photography competition in the world returns to the ROM for the seventh year in a row with all-new photographs from around the world revealing striking wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and the remarkable beauty of our natural world. Whether you’re a nature lover, aspiring photographer, or simply love a perfectly captured moment, you will appreciate the talent and technical expertise required to photograph such rare and surprising glimpses of the diverse life on this planet.
www.rom.on.ca

January 4, 2020 at 6:30pm
Glad Day Drag Bingo at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
Every third Saturday of the month, they spin the bingo cage on a rotating line-up of kings, queens, and performers for a queer-positive, inclusive, and affirming evening.  Doors at 6:30 p.m. for pre-show, drinks, and food - performances and games begin at 7:00 p.m. Seats at tables are $15, seats at the bar are free. Bingo cards are free.
www.gladdaybookshop.com

January 5, 2020 at 12:00am
The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays at Meridian Hall, 1 Front St., Toronto
The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. January 1 to 5
www.meridianhall.com

January 5, 2020 at 8:00pm
Garaoke Karaoke at T's Pub, 323 Somerset St. W., Ottawa
Sundays Until Apr 27, 2020 Karaoke every Sunday at this all welcoming gay bar 8pm-12am, no cover.
https://tspub.ca/

January 5, 2020 at 4:00pm
Underwear Party at The Black Eagle Toronto, 457 Church St., Toronto
Every Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 11, 2020 Hey guys, the summer is over and the patio parties are over till next year.  But the Underwear Party rages on.  The downstairs dance-floor area will be underwear/ gear mandatory; the rest of the bar will not be underwear mandatory.  There will be a different DJ every week.
www.blackeagletoronto.com

January 5, 2020 at 12:00am
44th Annual North American International Motorcycle Supershow at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Entrance 2, 3, 5 & Conference Centre Free Parking Friday, January 03, 2020: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM Saturday, January 04, 2020: 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM Sunday, January 05, 2020: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM Registration Information Adult: $20.00 Senior: $15.00 Youth: ages 6-12 $10.00 Children: Under 6 Free If you’re into motorcycles and the lifestyle, then this is the show for you.  As soon as you step foot on the show floor, you’ll be blown away with the incredible roster of exhibitors and the feature events taking place around the show.  Browse this enormous show and you’ll find new and used motorcycles, Aftermarket Parts and Accessories, Rider Apparel and Helmets, Performance Equipment, Trailers, Travel Destinations, Custom Bike Builders, and a full range of Fashions.  You can also enjoy live bands, special guests, custom bikes, and much more.
http://motorcyclesupershow.ca/

January 5, 2020 at 12:00am
It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
July 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition explores Hammett’s significant collection and examines the connection between artistry, emotion, and popular culture through a selection of works from 20th-century cinema.
www.rom.on.ca