NOW editors pick a trio of this week's can't-miss events
This is the 10th edition of Canadian pop-rock star Andy Kim’s annual holiday benefit concert, the Andy Kim Christmas Show, taking place Wednesday (December 10) at the Mod Club. The marathon event, raising money for CAMH Foundation’s Gift of Light Program for the second year in a row, has been known for some pretty special performances (last year, BSS reunited to shut it down), and 2014’s lineup is equally impressive. Lights, Finger Eleven, Platinum Blonde, Beverley Mahood, Neverest, BSS alumni Brendan Canning and Kevin Drew, as well as Kim himself, natch, perform. 8 pm. $25. 722 College. ticketmaster.ca.
If your idea of a good time is spending half a day talking transit with TTC CEO Andy Byford, you need to get your behind to the TTCRiders end-of-year fundraiser Thursday (December 4) at Beit Zatoun. A date with Byford will be among some of the awesome gifts raffled off to raise money for TTCRiders’ good works. Other prizes include a chance to ride the TTC’s subway simulator. Awards for transit heroes and trolls will also be given out. 5:30-7:30 pm, $25. 612 Markham. ttcriders.ca.
A candlelight vigil and ceremony commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre and National Day of Action and Remembrance on Violence Against Women Saturday (December 6). A native healing ceremony and musical and spoken word performances also mark the occasion. Participants are encouraged to bring a rose and candle. 6 pm. Philosopher’s Walk, southwest of Bloor and Avenue Road. womenwontforget.org.