American-Israeli activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jeff Halper talks about the siege of Gaza January 22.
COMICS FOR CANCER PATIENTS
Wanna laugh? Head over to Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), where Elvira Kurt hosts Stand Up For Your Sisters, a night of comedy in support of Gilda's Club, which gives housing and emotional support to people with cancer. T.O.'s Dawn Whitwell performs, along with Vancouver's Marjorie Malpass and more. Tuesday (January 27) 8:30 pm. $25, adv $20. 416-531-6604.
FROM ISRAEL WITH PEACE
As the world watches the tragedy in Gaza, Israeli peace activist Jeff Halper offers T.O. a taste of the other Israel. Halper, famed for opposition to Israel's demolition of Palestinian homes, speaks at 7:30 pm tonight (Thursday, January 22) at the Winchevsky Centre (585 Cranbrooke) and Friday (January 23) at the Bloor Street United Church (300 Bloor West). $10 or pwyc. 416-255-8032
LEFTY CITIES A FADING FANCY?
Urban buffs shouldn't miss a high-octane panel entitled Cities Of Tomorrow: Is Progressive Politics Alive?, featuring our very own David Miller, plus former London, England, mayor Ken Livingstone and Cambridge, Massachusetts, mayor Denise Simmons. Monday (January 26), 7:30 pm. Convocation Hall (31 King's College Circle). Free. 416-978-4725.