Sarah Michelle Brown’s inspiring show benefits Nellie’s January 8.
Don't let the season of good will end too soon. Women and children's shelter Nellie's is planning a huge benefit, and you want to be there. See a performance of Sarah Michelle Brown's inspiring stage show First Hand Woman, plus poetry, singing and dancing at the Gladstone (1214 Queen West) Thursday (January 8), 7 pm. $20. sarahmichellebrown.com.
Giving a knit
Donating your discarded winterwear to the homeless is good, but show you really care by producing original knitted or crocheted winter goods. Join Streetknit on Sundays from 1-3 pm and make something special for the marginalized. Free (needles and yarn provided). The Pump, 410 Bloor West. firstname.lastname@example.org.
George Elliott Clarke and Ruth Roach Pierson lead the way at the Mayworks Festival Of Working People And The Arts. The poetry marathon runs for 5 hours and includes over 60 poets, so you're bound to get your money's worth Thursday (January 1) from 3-8 pm. $5-$20 sliding scale. Beaver Hall, 29 McCaul. mayworks.ca.