Forest of Reading, Festival of Trees

  • Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West)
  • 10 a.m.

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.

Details: Forest of Reading, Festival of Trees

Reveal Me at the Rivoli

  • The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West)
  • 8 p.m.

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.

Details: Reveal Me at the Rivoli

Black Museum: Religious Cults in Horror

A scene from 1973's Wicker Man. Image courtesy of British Lion Film Corporation.

A scene from 1973's Wicker Man. Image courtesy of British Lion Film Corporation.

  • Royal Cinema (608 College Street)
  • 9 p.m.

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.

Details: Black Museum: Religious Cults in Horror

Ongoing…

A Journey Into the Forbidden City

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
Details: A Journey Into the Forbidden City