Weekly Slice: In and Around Town (Nov 11 – 16)

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November 11 at 11am marked the end of World War 1 in 1918.  Remembrance Day, today we remember those brave souls who fought for our country and were killed in the line of duty and we also honour those who continue to serve our country in the Canadian Forces. 

Here’s your Weekly Slice of what’s going on in the city:

  • Winter Magic is in the air. You’ll find it on the downtown streets of Toronto as they are magically transformed into a winter wonderland, marked by various events:  Ice, Wine and Dine (Nov 12), a night of gourmet food, festive cocktails, ice carvings, carollers, live entertainment and more; Buskertainment, which runs every weekend afternoon now until Dec 18.  Don’t be surprised if you pass street-performing illusionists, mimes, stilt-walkers and jugglers on Yonge Street as you do your holiday shopping. And while you’re out there, check out Window Wonderland, as you shop, and vote for your favorite window display online.
  • The Canadian Beatbox Championships 2011 is on Saturday, Nov 12 at The Mod Club. It will be a showcase and throw down of Canada’s Top 16 talented Beatbox contestants selected nationwide.
  • The BabyTime Show is on this weekend (Nov 11-13) at The Metro Convention Centre. You can talk to baby experts and shop for all your baby and toddler needs from over 200 manufacturers, retailers and artisans present.

Continuing this week:

    • Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris continues it run at the AGO until January 15. It is composed of 118 works of art from various media, including painting, photography, film, sculpture and works on paper. Russian modernists, also included in this collection, are Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova, Sonia Delaunay, and Vladimir Tatlin.

Music in the City: Click here to find out who’s in town: Jam! ShowBiz Concert Listings. Highlights: LMFAO at the ACC (Nov 14).

And back to today’s date, which also happens to be 11-11-11. So, has it been a lucky day for you, as some believe? I thought about buying a lottery ticket but then figured the odds of winning have not changed, so I bought a chocolate bar instead. A win, everytime. Hope you are having a lucky day and a great weekend!

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