Ian Crawford: The Magic of Reading

  • New Toronto Public Library (110 Eleventh Street)
  • 2 p.m.

Celebrate Family Literacy Day in the most natural place—the public library. Children aged 3-12 and their parents are invited to join Ian Crawford for his Magic of Reading show, which features puppets, storytelling, and, of course, magic. With the aim of encouraging reading amongst youngsters, Crawford’s performances involve a whole lot of audience participation.

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Neutral’s Closing Ceremonies

Photo by Tanya Witzel from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Photo by Tanya Witzel from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

  • Neutral (282 Augusta Avenue)
  • 9 p.m.

After nearly ten years of providing a haven for Toronto’s dark subcultures, Neutral is closing its doors. Friends and patrons past and present are invited to come out for one last party, the Closing Ceremonies, to bid adieu. DJs Lazarus, Shannon, and Hangedman are only some of the entertainers who will keep things raging until sunrise.

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Big Rude Jake

Big Rude Jake leads the Killer 3. Photo courtesy of Big Rude Jake.

Big Rude Jake leads the Killer 3. Photo courtesy of Big Rude Jake.

  • Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West)
  • 9 p.m.

Big Rude Jake is known for his energetic rockabilly and swing-punk sounds, but he also has a softer side. Slowing things down a little with The Killer 3, he’ll showcase the mellower, more jazz-infused songs in his repertoire.

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The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
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