Mon. Dec 6th, 2021

Including the return of Massey Hall, the Regent Park Film Festival, Long Winter and an Irving Penn photo show


Gordon Lightfoot reopens Massey Hall

After four long years and many millions of dollars in renovations, Massey Hall is finally reopening. Who better to do it than Canadian singer / songwriter legend Gordon Lightfoot, who has played the iconic venue over 70 times? He’s playing three times more this weekend, starting tonight.

November 25-27. Massey Hall (178 Victoria). $ 77.60- $ 128. tickets.mhrth.com

One Of A Kind Show

Get your holiday shopping done early at the annual show for local artisans, which is back this year – minus sampling food or drinks.

November 25 – December 5. Enercare Center, Exhibition Center (100 Princes’ Blvd). $ 8.50- $ 15. oneofakindshow.com

Irving Penn at Corkin Gallery

The famous photographer’s works from the 20th century will be displayed in the Distillery District Gallery this weekend. The exhibition spans six decades and focuses on three different works: Small Trades, 1960s San Francisco and Fashion.

Until January 29. Corkin Gallery (7 Tank House Lane). By appointment. corkingallery.com

Long winter is together apart

Following a re-debut outdoors in September, the DIY music and art collective Long Winter is back with its first indoor events since the pandemic. There are two nights of music in St. Anne’s Anglican Church, including Odonis Odonis, Bernice, Karim Olen Ash and more. It is also a bi-continental conference with workshops and performances in both Toronto and Paris. Sign up for free and you can learn about maintaining do-it-yourself space, sharing resources, fair trade routes and more.

26.-27. November. St. Anne’s Anglican Church Congregation Hall (651 Dufferin) and Church (270 Gladstone) and Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas). $ 12- $ 15 per nat.

Mozarts Requiem

With so many lost due to COVID-19, this collaboration between the Canadian Opera Company and Against the Grain Theater should be cathartic. Along with a performance of Mozart’s witty choral work, it incorporates interviews with frontline medical staff and communities directly affected by the pandemic.

November 27 at 19.30 (available for six months thereafter). For free. coc.ca/Requiem

Helder Brum & Friends: Variety Show

Comedy veteran Brum hosts a monthly variety show of laughs, music, videos and character work featuring Courtney Gilmour, Jon Blair, Dylan Gott, Hisham Kelati and Sklar Brothers.

November 27 at 9 p.m. $ 25- $ 30. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor West). comedybar.ca

Adria Cain
Kiylana Dickens-Ling

Adria Kain plays the Art Haus Block party on November 27th.

Block FEST

Indie brand Art Haus is hosting a showcase and a market to kick off the Christmas season. Adria Kain, Lu Kala and Clerel will perform, and Bambii and Junia-T will DJ while watching holiday stalls from local artisans.

November 27. Dinner until 22.00. 72 Perth. $ 22.52. eventbrite.ca

Regent Park Film Festival

The free community-minded festival stays online – for the most part – in its 19th edition, with most of its programming available for streaming from 6 p.m. 18.00 tonight (Friday) to kl. 23.59 Thursday. There is also an outdoor display of personalized shorts and video profiles at Daniels Spectrum Courtyard, Saturday from 5pm to 8pm. Do not miss Tracey Deers Canadian Screen Award-winning debut Beans and Yasmine Mathurin’s touching documentary One Of Ours.

Through December 2; sign up at rpff.ca, watch watch.regentparkfilmfestival.com

The Return of the Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, Live!

Drag Race fan favorites BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon bring their post-apocalyptic holiday show to town for just one night.

November 27 Queen Elizabeth Theater (190 Princes’). 20.00. $ 40- $ 130. admitone.com.

Keys N Krates in Velvet Underground

The local electronic / hip-hop / pop producers Keys N Krates created an all-encompassing groove on their new album Original Classic, and they want to transport it over to the Velvet Underground for what will definitely be a fun and energetic dance party.

November 27 Velvet Underground (508 Queen West). Out of stock.

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