Linda McQuaig appears at the rabble.ca fundraiser tonight (October 23).
RABBLE RAISES A RUCKUS
Need a little election dissection? Head down to Rabble.ca's Media Democracy Day blowout, featuring Maude Barlow, Linda McQuaig, Duncan Cameron and Jessica Yee, with rhythms by LAL, KoboTown, Mraya and host Lorraine Segato. Tonight (Thursday, October 23), Steamwhistle Roundhouse, 255 Bremner, 8 pm. $10-$25 buys refreshments and stimulating chatter. rabble.ca/relaunch.
YIMBYS YUK IT UP
Get your city-fixin' hit at the Yes In My Backyard fest, where politicians, neighbourhood orgs, businesses and just plain activists gather in a great conspiracy for liveable communities. Last year there were 42 groups and hundreds of participants, so don't miss the strategizing. Saturday (October 25), 11 am to 5 pm. Free. Gladstone, 1214 Queen West. 416-531-4635.
No, the zine is not dead. In fact, DIY publications are totally thriving, as evidenced by the huge Canzine fair slated for Sunday (October 26). Look for more than 150 zines from across the country, plus comedy, a book pitch, readings by Stacey May Fowles and others, hotel room installations, workshops and more - all for the teeny price of $5. 1-7 pm. Gladstone, 1214 Queen West. 416-531-4635, brokenpencil.com.