Including No Pants Subway Ride, Long Winter, Laurie Anderson at the ROM, a community meal with Cathy Crowe and Tallboyz – Live
In dozens of cities around the world, transit riders will be going pantsless for no other reason than to make their fellow passengers laugh. Started by New York-based prank collective Improv Everywhere in 2002, the annual event encourages people to hop on board a subway bundled up for winter sans one key clothing item – then act like nothing’s up. If you want to participate, meet upstairs at the Eaton Centre’s Dundas Station entrance at 3 pm. Lose pants and depart 3:20 pm.
January 12. After-party at location TBA from 4 pm. Free except for TTC fare. facebook.com/nopantssociety.
After exhibiting her Water Shrine at Nuit Blanche, the Toronto artist brings her immersive Earth Shrine installation to Patel Gallery.
To January 23. Patel Gallery. 11 am-6 pm. Free. patel.gallery.
REDTalks: A Retrospective With Muriel Miguel
Grandmother of Indigenous theatre and founder/artistic director of New York City’s Spiderwoman Theater chats with Candy Palmater about her contributions to contemporary feminist and Indigenous theatre.
January 10. Artscape Sandbox. 7 pm. $20. eventbrite.com.
Winter Fridays at Evergreen
Skating, warm drinks and DJ beats in the valley.
January 10. 5:30-9:30 pm. Free admission, skate rentals $5. evergreen.ca.
Roving music/art party celebrates one-year anniversary of DIY Chinatown art space Tea Base. Plus: music by producer Korea Town Acid, punks Kiwi Jr., pianist Robin Hatch and more.
January 11. Gladstone Hotel. 7 pm, all ages. $12 adv/pwyc at the door. ticketscene.ca.
Tallboyz – Live
The hilarious sketch troupe performs a fundraiser for the Toronto Fringe.
January 11. 7:30 pm. $25-$95. Factory Theatre. fringetoronto.com.
Leland Whitty & Matthew Tavares
Matthew Tavares may have left BadBadNotGood, but he’s still collaborating with BBNG’s saxophonist Leland Whitty. Get a sneak peek of the duo’s album (out in March) at Piano Fest.
January 12. Burdock. 8:30 pm. $10, adv $8. burdockbrewery.com/piano-fest.
To The Moon
American avant-garde artist and musician Laurie Anderson and Taiwanese artist Hsin-Chien Huang’s VR installation opens at the Royal Ontario Museum.
January 12-25. 10 am-5:30 pm. $14-$23. rom.on.ca.
Why Are People Homeless In Toronto?
Street nurse and social justice activist Cathy Crowe takes part in a night of food – and food for the mind – in a talk presented by Soul Table.
January 12. Lawrence Park Community Church. 5-7 pm. Free. soultable.ca.