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Weekend Planner: December 8–9, 2012

This weekend: the City of Craft show returns, drift through sound with Unsilent Night, Game of Thrones fan-fiction gets reenacted, and more.

This weekend, the City of Craft winter show returns. Photo by Serena McCarroll.


CRAFTS: A certain gift-giving celebration is just around the corner, and with downtown shopping malls becoming just about unbearable, you might be looking for alternative solutions. Luckily, the City of Craft show is returning for a sixth year, with over 70 vendors. Be on the lookout for installations and workshops. (1087, 1093, and 1095 Queen Street West), Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m., $2.

ART: After you’ve checked out City of Craft, keep the gift-giving spirit rolling with a trip to Artscape’s Holiday Art Market. There, you’ll find 56 exhibitors selling jewellery, paintings, clothing, and other giftable goodies, which you can merrily enjoy while sipping a mug of cocoa at their seasonal café. Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie Street), Sunday (next Sunday as well), 12 p.m.–5 p.m., FREE.

ART INSTALLATION: It’s been a while since Nuit Blanche. If you’re looking for more ways to participate in art, look no further than this outdoor sound sculpture. Unsilent Night invites the public to bring their own boomboxes to an outdoor event. CDs and cassettes with the necessary tracks will be provided. Meet at the corner of Dufferin Street and Dufferin Park Avenue, Saturday, 7 p.m.–8 p.m., FREE.

COMEDY: Another month, another edition of the fabulous improvised talk show Monkey Toast. This weekend’s show highlights some essential Canadiana with special guests Mark McKinney of The Kids in the Hall and Nancy White, Canadian singer and songwriter. Hosted by Ron Tite. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street W.), Saturday, 8 p.m., $10.

COMEDY: Fan Fiction: Game Of Thrones gathers some of Toronto’s best comedic minds to take on various fan-generated tales of the popular book/HBO series, Game of Thrones. The night’s performers will include The Prequels, The Sushi Boys, Rulers of the Universe, and host Andrew Chapman. Black Swan Comedy Theare (154 Danforth Avenue), Saturday, 8 p.m., $5.

MUSIC: So the new version of iTunes has you bummed, and you need an excuse to get back to your DJ basics. Never fear: Everyone’s a DJ has returned. This month’s edition is a very special occasion, because the party is celebrating its fifth anniversary. There’s no experience required to sign up, but make sure you do it early, because spots fill up quickly. Disgraceland (965 Bloor Street West), Saturday, 9 p.m., FREE.


Urban Planner is Torontoist‘s guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every weekday morning, and in a weekend edition Friday afternoons. If you have an event you’d like considered, email all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to events@torontoist.com.

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