Events in Toronto this week are a mix of new and old favourites happening all over the city. Casa Loma is set to turn into a Christmas wonderland and there's a big holiday market in the Junction. A new light therapy room is here and there's lots of free stuff happening, too.Events you might want to check out:
Jiggle Ball (November 26 @ Apt. 200)
Jiggly fun is on as Toronto bartenders serve up the most creative jello shot concoctions during this fundraiser for Nellie's Shelter.
John Legend (November 27 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
The EGOT winner himself is here to get you in the holiday spirit with his soulful sound as he sings some classic Christmas tunes.
Aziz Ansari (November 27 @ Roy Thomson Hall)
Comedian, actor and author Aziz Ansari arrives with his signature brand of high-energy performance style and observational humour.
Galleria: The Mall That Time Forgot (November 27 @ Open House Bar)
One of Toronto's most famed malls has finally been immortalized and the book by Shari Kasman is launching alongside drinks, food and prizes.
Bill and Hillary Clinton (November 27 @ Scotiabank Arena)
The political power couple themselves arrive for a night of discussion surrounding their long careers in Washington and thoughts on the future.
Femmes Noires (November 28 @ Art Gallery of Ontario)
Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas arrives for a free talk about her stunning works that rethink female sexuality, beauty and power.
Light Therapy (November 28 - February 10 @ MOCA Toronto)
The winter blues need not get you down as Swedish artist Apolonija Sustersic's new installation seeks to replicate a bright and sunny day.
Videodrunk Film Festival (November 29 - December 1 @ Silver Mill)
Horror, indie and underground films are all on at this annual festival dedicated to the weird and strange and the best of alternative cinema.
The Junction Holiday Market (November 30 - December 2 @ Multiple Venues)
The Junction is hosting a big holiday market with a weekend of musical performances, parties, shopping, activities, food, bonfires and lots more.
Charlotte Cardin (November 30 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
The enigmatic Montreal singer Charlotte Cardin embodies both old world soul with a distinct jazz influence and new-age pop and electro sounds.
Polar Bear Dip (December 1 @ Cherry Beach)
For all the brave souls out there, the Brainfreeze polar bear dip is back to put the cold in perspective and riase money for your mental health.
Evergreen's Winter Village (December 1-31 @ Evergreen Brick Works)
Evergreen Brick Works is once again turning into a winter wonderland with an outdoor sating rink, food, drinks, a holiday market and lots more.
A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle (December 1 - January 6 @ Casa Loma)
Like something out of a fairy tale, Casa Loma is hosting its annual Christmas celebration with dazzling lights, performances and an evening series.
Pixel and Bristle (December 1-2 @ The Drake Hotel)
Toronto artists will be on hand for a special design and typography market with prints, cards, gifts, signage, coasters, wall art, bags and more for sale.
Japanese Winter Festival (December 2 @ Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre)
Fuyu Matsuri, the JCCC's annual winter festival, returns with a full day of Christmas shopping, activities, food and a special wellness room.
by Lisa Power via blogTO