First started by punk band Fucked Up, the Long Winter arts-night series has grown to include an indie game arcade, an integrated talk show hosted by CBC Music’s Vish Khanna, food, and more—and the series even has official City of Toronto support now. This first edition of the winter-long monthly series will include a preview of a new Henri Fabergé project and a dance piece by Ben Kamino, plus music by Ell V Gore, King Cobb Steelie, Ketamines, and much, much more.
Four years in the making, the short film “Lullaby For Lucious and Sumat” is based on a Maylee Todd song, features the Toronto-based musician, and has already received rave reviews from the Cinequest Festival in California. For its Canadian premiere, the 20-minute short will be preceded by several other local shorts, and followed by a Q&A with director Alvin Campaña and other people involved in the project. And because there’s always something quirky when Maylee Todd is involved, there’ll be cakepops.
With Remembrance Day just a couple of days away, the Comedy Show Room is presenting a fundraiser for the veterans we still have with us. A Night of Comedy for Wounded Warriors features nearly a dozen comedians, including Garrett Jamieson, Diana Love, Evan Desmarais, and more, with all funds going to the charity. There are also both 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows, one for those who’re used to early reveille, and the other for those who’re used to a dog watch rotation.