In the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program, children are encouraged to read and then vote for their favourite books in their age category. The competition culminates in the Festival of Trees, a two-day event that will see the announcement of each winner as well as many fun book-related activities, including workshops with featured authors.
Every month, experienced burlesque dancers gather to show the new girls the ropes—among other things—for your viewing pleasure. Spearheaded by the Toronto School of Burlesque‘s Red Herring, Reveal Me at the Rivoli aims to get you drunk and full of sugary snacks while making you blush over the best pro and amateur dancers this city has to offer. Put on your best outfit and prepare to be seduced by Gracie Klutz, Maria Juana, Agatha Frisky, Paige la Pearl, Regina Dentata, Papavera Smalls, Moxie Misfit, and Kelly Mari.
Guess what? The folks behind The Black Museum lecture series have found the key to eternal happiness. They’ll tell you what it is once you… join them. Joking aside, if you’re a fan of all things dark, bloody, and macabre, you WILL want to join them for this presentation on Religious Cults in Horror. Journalist Alison Lang will take the hallowed stage to discuss depictions of cults in movies like Helter Skelter, The Wicker Man, and My Life in Orange, and examine how close they are to the real thing.