Wednesday, November 4:
6pm. Regent Park Film Festival, showcasing films made by residents of Regent Park, running till Sunday. Nelson Mandela Public School, 440 Shuter St.
8pm. Ladyfest kicks off with a performance by Grannyboots in the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. Ladyfest is a festival of arts, music, performance, poetry and politics to celebrate the achievements of Toronto feminists. 1214 Queen St W. Go to ladyfestto.blogspot.com for more info.
8pm. The Belle of Winnipeg is a hilarious and touching original production inspired by the silent film era. The play follows Belle, one of the filles du roi sent from France to Canada in an arranged marriage, as she ditches her hubby at the altar and flees from Montreal to the frontier town of Winnipeg. The only voice in the play is that of the live piano accompaniment! Also showing November 5-7 at 8pm and 11-14 at 8pm at Keystone Theatre. $22, tickets available at the door.
10pm. Dan Deacon @ Great Hall. A Pitchfork favourite, Deacon is famous for his live shows, where he performs on the ground floor surrounded by the audience, and involves them in dance-offs and human tunnels. $10. 1087 Queen St W.
Thursday, November 5:
8pm. Fixt Point presents Tale of A Town, a multimedia performance by Lisa Marie DiLiberto. What happens when a big box store threatens to move into the Parkdale hood disguised as a mom and pop shop? Runs November 5-15 at 1550 Queen Street W. $15, tickets available at www.thetaleofatown.eventbee.com.
Friday, November 6:
12pm. Jessica Jensen Holiday Sale @ The Gladstone Hotel. She’s fresh off the runways from Toronto Fashion Week, and offering 75% off this weekend only! Also running Saturday, 11am-6pm. 1214 Queen St W.
8pm. Steam Whistle Unsigned Showcase – see awesome unsigned bands for only $5 while sipping on Steam Whistle at the Steam Whistle Brewery! 255 Bremner Blvd.
Saturday, November 7:
10am. LAB Pop-up Sale – ladies vintage and almost-new clothing, purses, shoes, etc! Only the finest makes it to LAB Consignment. SMASH, 2880 Dundas St. W.
11am. Clothing Swap at Chasse Gardée. Clean out your closet before the holidays! 1084 Queen St. W.
5pm. Africa New Music presents Marie Musamu, an amazing gospel singer from the Republic of Congo. At the College Francaise (100 Carlton St). $30.
9pm. The Fiery Furnaces @ El Mocambo. Check out this awesome indie rock brother-sister team if you haven’t yet! $20. 464 Spadina Ave.