Here's a selection of local UN Global Ceasefire And Non-Violence Day events. For full listings and complete information, check www.wildfaith.org. And while you're there, consider logging your own commitment for Ceasefire Day on the site.
Friday, September 20
Erev Ceasefire Day The Jewish Women's Committee to End the Occupation vigil across from the Israeli consulate (180 Bloor W). Wear black. 5 to 6 pm. Free.
The Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic invites mothers and kids for an Art For Peace party. 1 to 4 pm. Free. Ciao Edie, 489 College.
Saturday, September 21
beats and brass Nero, Drums & Tuba, and Brain hail peace at the Rivoli. 334 Queen W.
bobby wiseman Keyboard wizard invites guest pianists for an evening of improv "peaces." 8 pm. Free. ArrayMusic, 60 Atlantic.
cabbagetown community arts centre hosts a concert by students followed by the folk-noir pagan band Haze. 8 pm. $6, child $3.50. 454 Parliament.
coldplay Fans get to express their visions for peace through the work of public art facilitator Chrysanthi Michaelides, Free w/ admission to concert. Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay.
Conscious Movement for a Day of Conscience Choreographer Terril Maguire offers an outdoor class in the Beaches by the boardwalk at the bottom of Balsam. 11:30 am. Free.
Doctors Without Borders Nutrition Tent Visit a real-life therapeutic feeding centre used in Angola. 2 to 5 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre's York Quay Centre, 235 Queen's Quay W.
Harvest Festival out of town electronic dance vibes. $33. Details at www.harvestfestival.org
Festive Earth Equinox Open House Coffee-roasting, tasting and a seminar, plus food, music and body painting. 1 to 4 pm. Free. 2 Matilda.
Knit-in at Christie Pits BYO arts-and-crafts supplies and enjoy an afternoon of comic-drawing and handicrafts with artists Denny McMillan, Heidi Schaeffer, Chrysanthi Michaelides and Catherine Stinson, zine maker Yvonne Ng, and musical guests Just Like the Movies and Robotic Kid. 2 to 6 pm. Free.
music: weapon for peace The Global Village radio show features reports and performances for peace from refugees, exiles and peace lovers around the world. 7:05 pm on CBC Radio One (99.1 FM). www.cbc.ca/globalvillage
OWN YOUR SHADOW Artist Pamela Schuller hosts mask-making. 1 to 4 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre's York Quay Centre, 235 Queen's Quay W, outdoors.
Peace Blossom Ceremony A survivors' celebration of peace and healing hosted by the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture. Hear short speeches, then launch a peace blossom on the lake. 4 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre's Brigantine Room, 235 Queen's Quay W.
peACE perfecta Cuban-style Quimica Perfecta and DJ Billy Bryans. Dance lesson 9 pm, concert 10 pm. $10. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W.
PEN Writers in Exile A reading features Ken Wiwa and guests Pradeep Kumar, Martha Kumsa, Benjamin Santamaria Ochoa, Tesfaye Deressa Kumsa and Goran Simic with Fraser Sutherland. 2 pm. $5. Harbourfront Centre's Brigantine Room, 235 Queen's Quay W.
POPE SQUAT PRAYERS Emmanuel Howard Park United Church hosts prayers for peace by Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders at the Pope Squat. 10 am. Free. 1510 King W.
Rock Balancing on the Beach Join natural-element artist Trevor Rogers at the bottom of Kew Beach. 10 am to 4 pm. Free.
Science for Peace A workshop on viable peace in Israel and Palestine. 3 pm. Free. OISE, 252 Bloor W.
SONG AND STORY MARATHON Linda McLean with guests Rebecca Jenkins and Laura Hubert, and stories by Anne Solomon at 4 pm. A concert with Oh Susanna, Tamara Williamson, Suzie Vinnick and Arlene Bishop at 8 pm. $7. Free Times Cafe, 320 College.
1video shout out Activist filmmakers on racial violence, with presentations by Council of Agencies Serving South Asians, Canadian-Colombian Solidarity Network, and more. 6 pm. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W.
Tuesday, September 24
Conscious Grooves for Global Peace Close out Ceasefire Day with hiphop crews Heresy (featuring Cryogenics) and Izatri, indie rockers Shoemaker Levee and electro-funk DJ Drumatix, and Muhtadi's World Drummers with mural artist Chrysanthi Michaelides. 8 pm. $5. Revival, 783 College. Days of peace