SLUMBER PARTY: Kids are invited to pass out on the floor of the museum, without getting dragged out by security guards like you did during frosh week. The Royal Ontario Museum opens its doors tonight for a sleep-over like no other—children five and older are invited to check out dinosaur exhibits, talk to experts, watch a screening of A Night at the Museum, and take part in a late-night DJ/PJ party at ROMkids Sleepover: December. The night includes an evening snack, a healthy breakfast, and a high likelihood of someone looking up at the giant T-Rex skeleton in the middle of the night and peeing themselves. Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen’s Park), December 5, 5 p.m.–December 6, 10 a.m., $67.50 for members, $75.00 for non-members.
MUSIC: Neil Young still kicks ass and Wilco still hold a special place in our heart, so mortgage your home and buy a ticket from a scalper to check them both out tonight. Air Canada Centre (40 Bay Street), 7 p.m., $50.25–$248.25. Oh Q-Tip, why must people judge you based solely upon “Vivrant Thing“? He plays tonight with super bad-ass rappers Cool Kids opening, if Neil Young isn’t bad-ass enough for you. The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street), 10 p.m., $24.50.
WORDS: Buy bundles of books and bring blessings to bothered bowels today (we only had to use a thesaurus once for that). The thirteenth annual Find the Cure warehouse book sale has something for everyone on your list, including your awkward office Secret Santa choice and that distant second-cousin, all for 70 per cent off the retail price! Proceeds go to The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. 120 Duffield Drive, December 5, 9 a.m.–8:00 p.m., December 6, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., and December 7, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., FREE.
FUNDRAISER: Come check out Canadian celebrities doing what they do best during holiday season—gathering together at the CBC to raise money for charity. Hey, it ain’t no Band Aid, but Divine Brown, the Barenaked Ladies, Molly Johnson, Sarah Slean, Jackie Richardson, and the cast of The Sound of Music are going to rock out for the Daily Bread Food Bank, and there’s nothing wrong with that (cue chorus of “Feeeeeed the worrrrld”). Canadian Broadcasting Centre (250 Front Street West), 5:30 a.m.–7 p.m., FREE with a donation to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
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