DISCUSSION: If anything is going to force you to stop triple-flushing (we know it’s sometimes necessary) when you next use the washroom, it’s tonight’s talk inspired by Coach House Books’ latest publication, HTO: Toronto’s Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets. Join in the debate about Toronto’s past, present, and future relationships with water, before we sell it all to evil corporations and then have to battle against pirate armies with strange half-dreaded hair and football shoulder pads who will roam our privatized lake system, pillaging private vessels as they please. Hart House Debates Room (Hart House Circle, University of Toronto), 7–9 p.m., $5.
MUSIC: Join the rest of the crowd and pretend you actually know the lyrics at Toronto baroque pop super group Broken Social Scene’s show tonight (and tomorrow night). Montreal’s Land of Talk open the show. Sound Academy (11 Polson Street), November 27 and 28, 8 p.m., $25.
SHOW: Rows upon rows upon rows of crafts, pottery, and knitted garments will fill the Direct Energy Centre for over a week at the annual One of a Kind Show (depending on the reader, this is either a warning or an advertisement). Come on down and meet craftspeople, artisans, designers, art people, craft designers, design people, and arts and craft design artisan people. We assure you these are all completely separate disciplines, and they haven’t been made up to fill the space on a press release. Direct Energy Centre (100 Princes’ Boulevard), weekdays 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.–6 p.m., $10 online, $12 at the door, $6.50 for seniors and students, children under 12 free.
AUCTION: Check out Buddies in Bad Times’ Big Package fundraiser auction tonight, where you might just be able to pick up that ball gag your dad keeps hinting at for a Christmas gift. There are drinks, door prizes, and you’re in close proximity to some of our favourite after-hours bath houses, so you really have no excuse for not showing up. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street), preview at 7 p.m., auction at 8 p.m., $10 (includes admission, two tickets to the silent auction, and two door prize tickets).
Photo by boskizzi.