Holiday party action!

What do you do when little Jimmy.

What do you do when little Jimmy stops seeming cute and the thought of eating more turkey makes you want to puke? It’s probably a good time to get out of the house and hear some music. If you’re feeling guilty about ditching the family to go to a bar, just head out to one of these charity fundraiser events. Everybody wins.



Expect a sweaty dance floor fuelled by Afrobeat, disco, house and boogie tonight (Thursday, December 17) at Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), with 4th Pyramid (who collaborates with Cosmo Baker as the Sheen Bros.), Thunderheist’s Isis Salam and others. Bring non-perishable food or a $5 donation for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

We Are Busy Bodies

Quirky local indie label We Are Busy Bodies celebrates its fifth anniversary Friday (December 18) at the Garrison (1197 Dundas West). Catch some great local art rock by DD/MM/YYYY, Metz, Germans and others. $5 with five non-perishable food items, $10 without ($5 of which goes to the Daily Bread Food Bank).

A Very Foggy Christmas

The Foggy Hogtown Boys host their annual bluegrass holiday party Friday (December 18) at the Silver Dollar (486 Spadina). Food donations go to the Scott Mission next door. $20, with food donation $15, with food donation and student card $10.

Kardinal Christmas

Kardinal Offishall rocks This Is London December 23.

Kardinal Offishall’s 12th annual Christmas Gala happens Wednesday (December 23) at This Is London (364 Richmond West). Guests include UK R&B sensation Estelle, local divas Jully Black and Divine Brown and, of course, Kardinal himself. $35, advance $25. All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

Boxing Day Special

The Garrison throws a five-night music festival and food drive December 26 to 30. Cover for each day is $2.99 plus two cans of food, and performers include Bob Wiseman, Pony Da Look, Vowls and others.

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