NOW editors pick a trio of this weeks cant-miss events

Nothing says yes to 2010 like some powerful poetry. Head down to the Raging Spoon (761 Queen West) on Friday.


Nothing says yes to 2010 like some powerful poetry. Head down to the Raging Spoon (761 Queen West) on Friday (January 1) for the Mayworks Poetry Marathon and hear some of T.O.’s best poets – including Anna Camilleri, Belladonna – speak their minds. 3 to 8 pm. Sliding scale $5 to $20 (but no one will be turned away). mayworks.ca.

Was 2009 really hectic? Why not start fresh in 2010 with a New Year’s Day service at the Zen Buddhist Temple at 297 College. The special Friday (January 1) service is free and starts at 11:30 am. That sounds like a good deal for those seeking contemplation and reflection. zenbuddhisttemple.org.

Mix Harbourfront Centre’s outdoor rink and DJs John Kameel Farah and Eric Downer for a solid start to your Saturday (January 2) at the first DJ Skate Saturday Night of 2010. Farah, who blends hints of everything from jazz to experimental electronica, is on from 8-9 pm. Downer follows from 9-11 pm with his brand of techno and experimental. Free. harbourfrontcentre.com.

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