Ron Sexsmith takes the stage at the Andy Kim Christmas Concert on December 7.
1. 'TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE
It always feels good to support a benefit, but it's even better when the funder features a heap of talent. The Andy Kim Christmas Concert raises funds for local charities, and this year's edition, hosted by Russell Peters, has a rockin' slate including Ron Sexsmith, Sloan, Bahamas and a ton more. Wednesday (December 7), 8 pm, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (190 Princes' Boulevard). All ages. $25.50 to $39.50. fb.com/AndyKimMusic.
2. REMEMBER WOMEN MURDERED BY MEN
To mark the National Day of Action and Remembrance on Violence Against Women on the 27th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, the annual Women Won't Forget Vigil at Philosopher's Walk takes place Tuesday (December 6) at 6 pm, rain or shine. A Native healing ceremony and spoken word performances are part of the memorial. Speakers to be announced. Bloor and Avenue (behind the ROM). womenwontforget.org.
3. SAVE BLACK FEMINIST THEATRE
Black Lives Matter Toronto presents Love Is The Cure, a showcase of dance, music, live painting, spoken word and storytelling in support of Watah Theatre at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas East, on Saturday (December 3), 9 pm. Watah, founded in 2008 by d'bi.younganitafrika, specializes in radical queer Black feminist theatre. Dance party to follow. $15-$20. eventbrite.ca.
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