Toronto Hit List: Holiday Night of Lights, The Royal Tenenbaums at the Drive-In, Juicebox & MORE!

Here’s what’s happening online and around Toronto this week.

Holiday Night of Lights

The people behind the sold-out Halloween Nights of Lights are bringing another socially-distanced drive-thru experience for the holiday season! Holiday Night of Lights is an immersive display featuring more than 1,000,000 LED lights animated and synchronized to everyone’s favorite holiday tunes. It runs from 5:40-10:30 p.m. daily until January 7th at Revel Park (80 Interchange Way, Vaughan). Tickets start at $25 per car. 

The Junction’s Window Wonderland

From now until January 31, 2021 the Junction BIA will be showcasing local businesses and artists through 10 interactive painted windows accessed through the AR app, Augle. Window Wonderland is Toronto’s first large-scale display of AR and offers an accessible, expressive, and immersive artistic experience for locals and visitors. 

Winter Skating at The Bentway

The Bentway’s skate trail under the Gardiner returns for the winter season. Pre-registration for timed entries will be required and the trail will have a fixed capacity of 25 people. Skating is free, but The Bentway is asking for help supporting those in need by donating a small amount ($5 suggested) to the creation of Winter Care Kits for individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Flamingo Market

Flamingo Market, Toronto’s only independent bi-monthly market for LGBTQ2SIA+ entrepreneurs and makers, is now virtual! Shop the diverse small business and artisan talent that the LGBTQ2SIA+ community has to offer at their online marketplace, featuring clothing, home decor, eco-friendly goods, skincare, zines, services, and lots more. 

MOCA’s Shift Key

In an effort to continue connecting people through art and experimentation, the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto has created an online platform called Shift Key featuring video and new media works by artists. This week’s feature is “Vumbi” by Kapwani Kiwanga, who explores the relationships between historical and material narratives, systems of power, and the role of the archive within contemporary contexts through the use of installation, sculpture, and performance as well as video and sound pieces.

Virtual Paradise Theatre

Paradise may be closed, but they’re still bringing you movies! The theatre has teamed up with some of their favourite boutique film distributors to stream movies through their affiliate links, with proceeds going to both the distributors and Paradise. The films include Kedi, Caro Diario, and Whose Streets?

Stardust / Scrooged at the Drive-In

The Ontario Place Drive-In (955 Lake Shore Blvd W.) presents a screening of the 2007 romantic fantasy adventure Stardust this Thursday at 4:30 p.m. followed by the holiday classic Scrooged at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person.

Rogue One at the Drive-In

The Ontario Place Drive-In (955 Lake Shore Blvd W.) presents a double screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Christmas Day. Tickets are $10 per person.

The Royal Tenenbaums at the Drive-In

Catch Wes Anderson’s 2001 comedy-drama The Royal Tenenbaums at the Ontario Place Drive-In (955 Lake Shore Blvd W.) this Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person.

Juicebox

Join DJs Tweed and Decibel this Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. for a special holiday edition of Juicebox. They’ll be broadcasting live from The Piston’s Mixcloud and playing The Strokes, David Bowie, Pulp, The Stooges, LCD Soundsystem, Bloc Party, The Human League, Joy Division, Glass Candy, The Fratellis, The Buzzcocks, ABC, Air, The Specials, Le Tigre, Belle & Sebastian, and lots more!

Panic: ’80s/90s Video Dance Party

Panic is an evening of new wave, post-punk, classic alternatives, synth pioneers, Britpop, shoegaze, madchester, new romantic, classic industrial, ska, and more with DJ Lazarus. This online edition will take place Saturday at 9 p.m. on Mixcloud and includes a chance to win a New Order “Power, Corruption, and Lies” limited-edition box set. 

Galaxy Quest / Casino Royale at the Drive-InToronto Hit List: Holiday Night of Lights, Scrooged at the Drive-In, Juicebox & more!

The Ontario Place Drive-In (955 Lake Shore Blvd W.) presents a screening of the 1999 science-fiction comedy Galaxy Quest this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. followed by the 2006 spy film Casino Royale at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person.

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