Big 3: Hell’s Bells on the Danforth

NOW editors pick a trio of this week’s can’t-miss events

1. Help SKETCH draw a crowd

SKETCH is the award-winning org committed to helping marginalized young people contribute to social change through the arts. For All You’ve Given Me, a benefit at Supermarket, raises funds -specifically for the SKETCH music program. Hear performers Mad for Joy, Nyx Songbird, MJ Cyr and others and help creative youth make a difference. Friday (June 5), 7 pm. Pwyc ($10 suggested). 268

2. Hell’s Bells on Danforth

The annual ride for bike lanes on Bloor, inspired by the late greenspirationist Tooker Gomberg, is officially Bells On Danforth this year as Bells On Bloor takes time out to focus on advocacy. Prince Edward Viaduct Park (across from Castle Frank station) is the place to meet Saturday (June 6) at 10:30 am for a ride east on Danforth to Oakridge Park.

3. C-51 rundown

Is the true aim of the government’s anti-terror Bill C-51 the legalization of dirty tricks? Researcher Fred Joseph Ernst argues at a talk at Beit Zatoun on Wednesday (June 10), 7 pm, that tactics and technologies once reserved for use in military operations are being deployed domestically as part of the Harper government’s “disruption” dragnet. $5. 612 Markham. | @nowtoronto

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