To Do: Holiday Shopping, But Not at Wal-Mart
–The One of a Kind Show started yesterday, with artisans from all over the country hawking their wares. It’s a bit of a trek out to Exhibition Place (the show, which seems to get bigger every year, is housed in the National Trade Centre), but it’s worth it for the jam sampling alone, and it sure beats the Eaton Centre for charm and choice. Runs to December 4th.
-If the One of a Kind is too overwhelming, you still have one last weekend make it to the slightly less intimidating Signatures show at the slightly more accessible Convention Centre. Closes Sunday.
–The Bloor has a Sunday line-up that is alternately heartwarming and depressing. First, there’s a 2 o’clock matinee screening of The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick, a 1988 movie we have a serious soft spot for, since we also grew up Jewish and studied piano. Plus, we consider Winnipeg our hometown once-removed (plus, watching a movie about Winnipeg in the winter is sure to make you feel warm and toasty by comparison). To bring you crashing down from this nostalgia fest is Walmart:The High Cost of Low Price at 4 o’clock, a much-discussed documentary about the evil empire.