NOW editors pick a trio of this week’s can’t-miss events

GREENING POLITICS Elizabeth May discusses the connections.


Elizabeth May discusses the connections between democracy and climate change in Canada. See what inaction is costing us and our children’s future and learn how you can take local action with Toronto350, the Toronto Environmental Alliance, Friends of the Reform Act and others. The event is supported by the Citizens Climate Lobby and For Our Grandchildren. Sunday (April 6), 1 pm, at OISE (252 Bloor West), room 5250. Free. events/265604860284954.


Tangled Art + Disability Festival presents a workshop for the otherwise abled. Learn how Leroy F. Moore Jr. started Krip-Hop Nation. Short for “cripple” and spelled with a “k” to avoid confusion with the gang known at the Crips, Krip-Hop gave disabled hip-hop artists a platform to address issues around profiling and police brutality. Join the conversation about the transformative power of music and art. Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas West), Friday (April 11), noon to 4 pm. Free. Preregister via


If music training is good for the brain, encouraging girls to rock out only adds an empowerment factor to the equation. At Girls Rock Camp, young females of all abilities and backgrounds learn instruments and what it takes to form a band. The Rock N Swap fundraiser on Sunday (April 6), 1 pm, at the Garrison (1197 Dundas West) features performances by Planet Creature, Patti Cake and more, plus a clothing, accessories and music books swap. Check it out and help girls rock on! $8.

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