NOW editors pick a trio of this week's can't-miss events
REMEMBER MISSING WOMEN
When women go missing, we have to make sure someone – especially police – notices. That’s the mission of Families of Sisters in Spirit, a grassroots volunteer organization led by the families of indigenous women who have disappeared or have been murdered. A funder for the org at the Rivoli on Sunday (February 9) features performances by Veronica Johnny, Rosary Spence, Chelsea Tappin and others. 332 Queen West. Doors open at 8 pm, $10. 416-596-1908.
To Russia with love? According to some deluded persons, there are no gays in Russia! The Sochi Olympics are here, and so is the global march demanding human rights for LGBT people. Maybe the Russian Consulate will have something to say about it. That’s where the rally starts today (Thursday, February 6) at 6 pm. Free. 175 Bloor East, southeast corner of Bloor and Church. j.mp/feb6rally.
We have nothing but love for chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat. She takes no sass from Rob Ford, which can’t be said for some of the bureaucracy. More importantly, she’s wise about smart growth. Find out just how smart on Wednesday (February 12), 7 to 9 pm, when she talks walking. Free. University of Toronto Schools auditorium, 371 Bloor West. Pre-register at walktoronto.ca.