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Diary of Events and Happenings in Toronto, Ontario.

Toronto Light Festival 2017

Toronto Light Festival - The Toronto Light Festival, the City’s first-ever light art festival, is coming to the Distillery Historic District from January 27 to March 12. Visitors will be taken on a new visual journey and cerebral adventure, designed to entertain and inspire. The Festival will transform the picturesque historic neighbourhood into one of the largest open-air galleries in North America, lighting up the long winter nights with distinctive works from local and international light artists. This winter, Torontonians of all ages are encouraged to come out of the dark and into the light. Dates: January 27 to March 12, 2017 Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, sundown to 10 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, sundown to 11 p.m. Admission: Free Location: The Distillery Historic District 55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 For more information visit Get social with the Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TOlightfest, hashtag #TOlightfest. Kathleen Stelmach 55 Mill Street

The Gut Girls

THE GUT GIRLS - Part of their Retrospective Series leading up to their 100th anniversary in 2017/18, the Alumnae Theatre Company is proud to present British dramatist Sarah Daniels' THE GUT GIRLS. Surprisingly funny and hard-hitting, this beautifully written piece follows the fortunes of the proud and brash working-class gut girls. When the gutting sheds are shut and their way of life disappears, the girls must try and find a place in the new world order of late Victorian London. Commissioned to write a play that would appeal to unionized workers during the Thatcher era, Daniels’ THE GUT GIRLS explores issues of women’s and workers’ rights, the burden of social expectations, and the struggle for self-worth. PERFORMANCE DETAILS: Where: Alumnae Theatre (Mainstage), 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto. When: January 20 to February 4, 2017. Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: Regular tickets are $20. Wednesday performances have 2-for-1 tickets. Sunday performances are PWYC. Flex Passes are available. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 416-364-4170, ext. 1. Teresa Bottaro via or 416-846-7088.70 Berkeley Street

GivingTuesday Kick Off Breakfast

GivingTuesday Kick Off Breakfast Presented by : North York Seniors Centre Dates: November 29, 2016 Event Time(s): You can stop in and grab breakfast anytime between 7am and 9am Phone: 416-733-4111 ext. 221 Website: Email: Cost Information: Free Breakfast with a donation to the NYSC GivingTuesday Campaign For a donation, you will receive a hot breakfast and a chance to socialize with members of our diverse community. To RSVP, please contact Jasmine at 416 733.4111 ext. 221 or What is GivingTuesday: GivingTuesday is national giving day that happens after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With non-profits receiving 1/3 of their donations in the month of December, GivingTuesday is the kick off to the giving season. . Event Details. Location: 21 Hendon Avenue, Toronto

Ethical Shopping Holiday Bazaar

Ethical Shopping Holiday Bazaar Presented by : Oxfam at the University of Toronto Dates: November 29, 2016 Event Time(s): 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Website: Email: It's that time of year again… Oxfam's 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar! Get your holiday shopping done while supporting ethical and locally sourced shops. We have invited vendors from around Toronto to set up shop at the beautiful East Common Room in Hart House! On Tuesday November 29th from 11-5pm you will be able to purchase everything from chocolates, to handcrafted jewelry, to stained glass panels. Find that perfect gift for your friends and family! We will also be holding a raffle for a basket of gifts from each of our vendors. Stop by for holiday cheer, live music and friendly faces! Come stop by for tons of music, fun and super cool gift ideas for your friends and family :) . Event Details. Location: 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto

The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash Starts: November 29, 2016 Ends: December 11, 2016 Event Time(s): Tuesday to Saturday 7:30pm Wednesday & Saturday 1:30pm & 7:30pm Sunday 1:30pm Running Time: 120 minutes (includes intermission) There are no performances on Mondays Phone: 416-872-1212 Website: Email: Cost Information: Tickets range from $39 to $79. Please visit or phone 1-800-461-3333. Close your eyes and imagine the unique sound of Johnny Cash, as if it were live and for the first time in the early 1960's. Now open your eyes and experience this great singer songwriter recreated on stage in the hit musical tribute: The Man in Black, A Tribute to Johnny Cash. Widely acclaimed by the general public and critics alike, the star of The Man in Black show, Shawn Barker, is considered as the pre-eminent Johnny Cash tribute artist as well as an accomplished musician and singer songwriter. Having an uncanny resemblance to the younger Cash, his portrayal is stunningly accurate and remarkable authentic. . Event Details. Location: 651 Yonge Street, Toronto

Toronto Marlies vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Toronto Marlies vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms Dates: November 29, 2016 Event Time(s): Game starts at 7pm. Phone: 416-263-3900 Website: Cost Information: Tickets range from $10-$50. To purchase tickets visit or phone 416-597-7825. Toronto Marlies vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the American Hockey League regular season. . Event Details. Location: 45 Manitoba Drive, Toronto

Camilla Tafra - Baroque Cello Recital

Camilla Tafra - Baroque Cello Recital Dates: November 27, 2016 Event Time(s): 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Website: Australian cellist, Camilla Tafra, will perform works by Bach, Boccherini, Vivaldi and Gabrieli. This performance will be on historical instruments with guest musicians Kailey Richards (violin), Molly Evans (violin), Matthew Antal (viola), Joel Tangjerd (cello) and Lucas Harris (lute). Camilla has been studying baroque cello in Toronto with Christina Mahler (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra) since February 2016. This performance will be her final project before returning home to Australia. . Event Details. Location: 197 John Street, Toronto

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid Presented by : The Lower Ossington Theatre Dates: November 27, 2016 Event Time(s): Saturdays and Sundays: 12pm and 4pm additional performance on Fri Dec 2 at 7:30pm Website: Cost Information: Tickets run from $39.99 - $69.99, For tickets please contact the Box Office at 416-907-0468 or visit us online at In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on the classic Disney animated feature, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a splashy musical extravaganza. Prepare to be swept away by all the songs you remember from the film and be delighted by new ones written by Oscar-winning Disney tunesmith Alan Menken. This under the sea musical is spectacular fun for the whole family! . Event Details. Location: 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence Dates: November 27, 2016 Event Time(s): 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM Website: Cost Information: Ticket prices range from $49.50-$140.00 Martin Lawrence has made a triumphant return to the stand-up stage, wowing audiences with his signature style of hilarious stories and social commentary at sold-out engagements. Fans will not want to miss the ground-breaking live tour that generated the Martin Lawrence - Doin' Tim: Uncut special that premiered on Showtime on Friday, September 9 to rave reviews. The Showtime special marks Lawrence's third concert film in fifteen years. . Event Details. Location: 1 Front Street E, Toronto