NOW editors pick a trio of this week's can't-miss events
With council torn on transit issues and car owners often crabby about having to share the streets, grassroots transit user advocacy group TTCriders becomes more important every day. Support the org’s annual Rendezvous funder Wednesday (November 25) at Buddies in Bad Times, where Evalyn Parry hosts an evening with busker Shelley Coopersmith, former mayor David Miller, a live and silent auction and more. 7 pm. $15-$25. 12 Alexander. ttcriders.ca.
In the wake of the Paris and Beirut terror attacks, Canadians for Justice And Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) hosts a three-city Canadian speaking tour by noted Muslim philosopher Tariq Ramadan, with a Toronto stop at OISE Saturday (November 21). A Q&A with Ramadan will follow his lecture, entitled War, Refugees And Revolutions: Addressing The Fears And Fanaticism Of Our Age. 7:30 pm. $15-$20. 252 Bloor West, room G162. cjpme.nationbuilder.com.
The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario and the Right to Housing Coalition march for a national housing strategy on Friday (November 20), 11 am to 3 pm, as part of a day-long community dialogue to mark National Housing Day. The march, which starts in front of the courthouse at 361 University, is followed by an interactive theatre performance at the Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square). acto.ca.