Events Toronto 10 Feb 2012

Events
Bruce Mcdonald Conversation with the film director. 7 pm. Free. Drake Underground, 1150 Queen W, thedrakehotel.ca.
Camilo Ballesteros The political strategist and Chilean student movement leader talks about the Chilean student movement and social change. 1 pm. Free. York U Nat Taylor Cinema, 4700 Keele, yorku.ca/cerlac/events.
From Media Lies To Hot War: U.S.-Israeli Threats Against Iran And The Geopolitics Of World War 3 Reel Activism screening and discussion with professor Michael Keefer. 7 pm. Pwyc. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor W, 416-966-2815.
Be Mein Valentine! Skin Tight Outta Sight presents an evening of burlesque with guests Stocking Stripping Lederlads, Dirty Blonde Venus, Teutonic Terrors in Uniform and others. 9:30 pm. $30, adv $25. Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen W, 416-531-4635, bemeinvalentine2012.eventbrite.com.

Electro Demo Workshop on the sensual art of electro-play with Master Tony. Midnight. Free. Black Eagle 457 Church, 416-413-1219.

FARM Pay Per View Animal activists offer people $1 to watch a short video on the inhumane treatment of animals on farms. 1-4 pm. Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George, farmusa.org/ppv.

Events Toronto 7 Feb 2012

Events Toronto 7 Feb 2012
Drummers In Exile Weekly drum and dance circle. Tuesdays. $2-$5. Annex Wreck Room 794 Bathurst, drummersinexile.com.
Galapagos Travel talk. 7 pm. Free. Adventure Travel Co, 408 King W, pre-register atcadventure.com.
The African Forum: The Meaning Of Marley Discussion with Klive Walker and honouring Al Hamilton with Norman Richmond. 7 pm. Pwyc. Trane Studio, 964 Bathurst, tranestudio.com.
Charles Dickens In Toronto (1842): Visits Lost Creek Sites Near Old Toronto Waterfront Lost rivers walk. 2 pm. Free. King and Jarvis.
Climate Spark Social Venture Challenge Meet ClimateSpark winners and meet and mingle with social entrepreneurs, investors and idea shapers. 6 pm. $35. Reference Library, 789 Yonge, eventbrite.com/event/1640335287.
Cooking Classes Finger-licking healthy treats. 7 to 9:30 pm. $70. Big Carrot, 348 Danforth, thebigcarrot.ca.
Disability In Development And World Report on Disability Christian Blind Mission presentation on integrating disablility needs into development work, empowering women and improving maternal health. Noon-1:30 pm. Free. Volunteer Toronto, 344 Bloor W, suite 404, pre-register idwdisabilityreport.eventbrite.ca.

Daily Events Toronto 5-6th Feb2012

Events
Kosher Law, Animal Ethics And Jewish Identity Lecture by Farm Forward founder Aaron Gross. 7 pm. Free. Hart House E Common Rm, 7 Hart House Circle, cjs.utoronto.ca.
Baldwin-Grossman Village: Bowling Greens To Markets Lost rivers walk. 11 am. Free. Queen’s Park subway, 416-593-2656.
Black History Month At Mackenzie House Learn about the early black community in Toronto. Feb 4 to 5, Feb 11 to 12, Feb 18 to 19 and Feb 25 to 26 noon-5 pm. Free w/ admission (Sundays and Family Day pwyc). Mackenzie House, 82 Bond, 416-392-6915.
David Miller: Fighting Climate Change The former Toronto mayor lectures on how we can fight climate change and create jobs. 10:10 am. Free. St Clement’s Church Parish Hall, 50 Briar Hill, 416-483-6664.
Dog Sled Races Dog-sled races, snowshoeing, skiing, hikes and more. Feb 4 to 5, 10 am-4 pm. $9, chld/srs $6.59. Kortright Centre, 9550 Pine Valley (Woodbridge).
Geologic Journey: Seven Months On The Road Illustrated lecture by geologist Nick Eyles. 2:30 pm. Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Cres, rm 001, torontofieldnaturalists.org.
Grassroots Financial Management 101 Tools for Change workshop with Sharmeen Khan. 1-5 pm. $10-$20 sugg. pre-register tools.change@gmail.com.

Events 31 Jan 2012 Toronto

Events
The Evolving Visual Consumer Panel discussion on how the experience and consumption of media is transformative with BMO creative director Bev Forster and others. 6:30 pm. $15. Design Exchange 234 Bay, pre-register eventbrite.com/event/2364871394.
Art Battle 20 Live competitive painting, audience voting and an auction. 7:30 pm. $15, stu $10. Great Hall, 1087 Queen W, artbattleto.com.
Celebrating 400 Years Of The King James Bible Talk on how King James I and VI tried to use the bible to unite Scotland and England by professor Stuart Macdonald. 6:30 pm. Free. Deer Park Library, 40 St Clair E, pre-register torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Cooking Classes RAW: Sexy red tomato class. 7 to 9:30 pm. $70. Big Carrot, 348 Danforth, thebigcarrot.ca.
Drummers In Exile Weekly drum and dance circle. Tuesdays. $2-$5. Annex Wreck Room 794 Bathurst, drummersinexile.com.

Events 19 Jan 2012 Toronto

Events
Disability Rights Talk by disability rights activist Judith Heumann. 6:30 pm. Free. OCAD U, 100 McCaul, apache.ocad.ca/events_calendar/eventdetail.php?id=3906.
Food N’ Mood: Winter Wisdom From Chinese Medicine Workshop on bracing for the winter blahs. 6 pm. Free. Laurentina’s Improv Club, 51 Kensington, pre-register paulinehwang.ca.
Krzysztof Wodiczko The artist talks about his video projections with curator Barbara Fischer. 7:30 pm. $10, stu/srs $7. Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, 401 Richmond W, prefix.ca.
Meditation Introductory class. 7 pm. 7:15 pm. Free. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth, 416-538-0006, meditationtoronto.com.

Daily events Toronto 4th Jan 2011

Events
Christmas In The Park Discover festive traditions in the winter wonderland of High Park, plus mulled cider and treats. Tue-Sun from noon-4 pm. Nov 26 to Jan 8. $3-$6. Colborne Lodge, south end of High Park, 416-392-6916.
Birds Of A Feather: Nature & Art Together Guided nature walks with wild bird hand-feeding. Jan 3 to 5, 9:30 & 10:30 am. Free. MacEwan Field Station (Mississauga), 905-279-5878.
Older Women’s Feminist Book Group The book club meets to discuss Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club. 1:30 pm. Free. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge, 647-235-0843.
Poker Tournament Toronto Poker Club tourney. 7 pm. Free. Flying Beaver 488 Parliament, 647-347-6567.
Science On The Go Kids eight and up participate on hands-on science experiments and more. Dec 26 to 30 and Jan 2 to 6, 11:30 am. Free w/ admission. Ontario Science Centre 770 Don Mills, 416-696-1000.
A Victorian Christmas In Toronto Experience a traditional Christmas in an 1859 row house. Tue-Fri from noon-4 pm, Sat-Sun noon-5 pm. Nov 22 to Jan 8. $3-$6. Mackenzie House, 82 Bond, 416-392-6915.

Daily Events Toronto 21 , Dec 2011.

Events
Celebrate The Return Of The Light On The Longest Night Winter Solstice celebration with music by Mark Battenberg and others, a lantern procession and peace flag ceremony. 6:30 pm. Free. Children’s Peace Theatre, 305 Dawes, 416-752-1550.
Arcadia Craft Show & Sale Opening night reception Dec 15, 5-9 pm, Authors Day Dec 17 noon-5 pm. Dec 15 to 24. 680 Queens Quay W, solocontinuity@yahoo.ca.
Kensington Market Winter Solstice The market celebrates the longest night of the year with a lantern parade, drums, costumes and puppets. 6:30 pm. Free. Oxford and Augusta, redpepperspectaclearts.org.
Christmas In The Park Discover festive traditions in the winter wonderland of High Park, plus mulled cider and treats. Tue-Sun from noon-4 pm. Nov 26 to Jan 8. $3-$6. Colborne Lodge, south end of High Park, 416-392-6916.
Life-Like Drawing In The Box Drawing session. 7 pm. Free. Drake Hotel 1150 Queen W, 416-531-5042.
Readings With Santa Kids can gather to hear Santa read classic holiday stories. Saturdays and Sundays 9 am. Nov 20 to Dec 24. Free (RSVP required). Eaton Centre, 250 Yonge, 416-598-8560.
Trivia Night Come out and play. 8 pm. $2. Drake Hotel 1150 Queen W, 416-531-5042.
A Victorian Christmas In Toronto Experience a traditional Christmas in an 1859 row house. Tue-Fri from noon-4 pm, Sat-Sun noon-5 pm. Nov 22 to Jan 8. $3-$6. Mackenzie House, 82 Bond, 416-392-6915.
Write A Letter To Santa Claus Write with old-fashioned pen and ink on stationery made on an 1845 printing press. Tue to Fri noon-4 pm, Sat & Sun noon-5 pm. Nov 22 to Dec 24. Free w/ admission. Mackenzie House, 82 Bond, 416-392-6915.

Daily Events Toronto 22 Nov 2011

Events
Biodiversity In The City City staff talk about a series of biodiversity books exploring the flora and fauna of Toronto. Nov 8 and Nov 22, 1 pm. Free. Reference Library, 789 Yonge, torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Canada’s War In Libya Derrick O’Keefe introduces a discussion on the situation and Canada’s involvement. 7 pm. Free. Asteria Souvlaki Place, 661 Danforth, gtwa.isc@gmail.com.
City For Sale! T.O.’s New Public Space Advertising Policies And You! Public spaces panel discussion on the city’s proposed naming rights and sponsorship policies. 6:30 pm. Free. Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor W, cityforsale.eventbrite.com.
Didier Faustino Lecture by the Paris architect. 6:30 pm. Free. U of T Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, 230 College, 416-978-5038.
East York Farmers Market Tuesdays through Nov. Tuesdays 9 am-2 pm. East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell, tfm.ca.
Fiddle Lessons Learn Cape Breton fiddling. Tuesdays 6:30 pm beginners, 7:30 pm all others. $15. Farmer Memorial Baptist Church, 293 S Kingsway, 416-231-8717.
Freedom (Or Not) Of Information In Canada Canadian Journalism Foundation panel with federal Information Minister Suzanne Legault, reporter Jim Bronskill and lawyer Paul Schabas. 6:30-9 pm. $15, stu free. Innis Town Hall 2 Sussex, cjffoi.eventbrite.com.
Green Decorative Gift Wrapping Workshop Learn eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas and techinques. 7:30 pm. $15. Grassroots, 372 Danforth, 416-466-2841, grassrootsblog.ca/workshops.
Leadership Mastery Seminar with Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and Quantum Corporation CEO Rick Belluzo on how to improve productivity, and increase sales and profitability. 9 am-5 pm. $169. Sony Centre, 1 Front E, 1-866-994-2555.
Learn To Skate Lessons for kids and adults of all skill levels start today and run to Dec 18. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, 416-973-4093.
Marc Chagall: A Life In Dreams The AGO’s David Wistow talks about the artist’s life and works. 7 pm. Free. Yorkville Library, 22 Yorkville, 416-393-7660.
Paris Is Burning Centre for Women and Trans People film screening. 6:15 pm. Free. William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks, uoftessu.com.
Pub Stumpers Weekly trivia night. Tuesdays 7:30 pm. Free. Stout Irish Pub 221 Carlton, 647-344-7676.
Readings With Santa Kids can gather to hear Santa read classic holiday stories. Saturdays and Sundays 9 am. Nov 20 to Dec 24. Free (RSVP required). Eaton Centre, 250 Yonge, 416-598-8560.
Scandals, Rumours And Lies: The Ptolemies Revealed Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities lecture, part of the Cleopatra’s World series. 7 pm. $35 ($125 for 4-lecture series). 4 Bancroft, 647-520-4339, thessea.org.
Stars For Wishes Workshops (Children’s Wish Foundation) Children create their own crystal tree ornament in a half-hour workshop. 10 am-noon. Nov 19 to Dec 10. $20. Swarovski Crystal Wish Tree at the Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge, 647-439-8584.
The Stop’s Good Food Market Tuesdays year-round. Tuesdays 4-6 pm. Davenport-Perth Neighbourhod Centre, 1900 Davenport, thestop.org.
A Victorian Christmas In Toronto Experience a traditional Christmas in an 1859 row house. Tue-Fri from noon-4 pm, Sat-Sun noon-5 pm. Nov 22 to Jan 8. $3-$6. Mackenzie House, 82 Bond, 416-392-6915.
What Not To Believe About The Ancient Maya Lecture by archaeology profesor Elizabeth Graham. 7 pm. $23. Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen’s Park, 416-586-5797.
Write A Letter To Santa Claus Write with old-fashioned pen and ink on stationery made on an 1845 printing press. Tue to Fri noon-4 pm, Sat & Sun noon-5 pm. Nov 22 to Dec 24. Free w/ admission. Mackenzie House, 82 Bond, 416-392-6915.