What To Do About The Town – Nov 12-14

We don’t like it anymore than you do, but the holidays are quickly approaching and that means everywhere you look there is one winter festival or another. Make the most of your November weekend by checking out some of these exciting events happening around the city before it gets too cold to leave the warmth of your own home.


Soundplay Festival
New Adventures in Sound Art festival of new media and sound art with multimedia performances, installations, workshops, videomusic screenings and more. $10-$15, performance pass $20-$25, installations pwyc, some events free. Wychwood Barns (601 Christie), Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen W), soundplay.ca.

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
Livestock barns, horse shows, vegetable competitions, celebrity chef competitions, concerts and more. Nov 5 to 14. $20, stu/srs $16, children free. Ricoh Coliseum, Exhibition Place, 416-872-7777, royalfair.org.

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

This contemporary cinema showcase features more than 50 films and videos from over 10 countries by local and international Asian filmmakers. $5-$20, passes $25-$80. Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex), Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (10268 Yonge) and other venues, reelasian.com.


Festival celebrating art, creativity and fun in video games with speakers, demos, arcades and more. $30. Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina), George Brown College (230 Richmond E), jaime@gamercamp.ca.


Harry Potter Appreciation Hour
In support of the much-anticipated latest installment of the popular movie series, Harry Potter fans are welcome and encouraged to dress as their favourite Harry Potter character and enjoy Wizarding World treats and the chance to win awesome Harry Potter prizing at the first ever Harry Potter fan appreciation hour. Free. Yonge & Dundas Square in Toronto. 4pm. ydsquare.ca

Kiss-In Toronto

Peaceful protest against homophobia. 10 pm. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square, ydsquare.ca.

Voice Of Women For Peace

Conference featuring presentations on de-legitimizing war, a gala dinner, music, theatre and more. To Nov 14. $10 and up, some events free. Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, vowpeace.org.


Holiday Dinner Cruise

Harbour cruise with DJ dancing and a buffet. Saturdays 7 pm. $73. 207 Queens Quay W, 416-203-0178, mariposacruises.com.

Ice, Wine & Dine
Performers, ice carvers, live music, wine tastings and more. 4-10 pm. Free. Elm and Yonge, wintermagic.ca.


Naked Girls Reading Rock N’ Roll
Skin Tight Outta Sight burlesque reading. 7-10 pm. $15, cpl $25. Painted Lady, 218 Ossington, ngrrocknrollskintightouttasight.eventbrite.com.

For more exciting events, visit Now Toronto.

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