Weekly Slice: In and Around Town (November 18-24)

Photo Credit: Flickr user garlandcannon

Santa Claus is coming to town.  Hope you’re on his “nice” list.  You’ll find him at the Santa Claus Parade this Sunday, Nov. 20th starting his route at 12:30pm from Christie Pitts, making his way east on Bloor, south on Avenue and east again on Front St. to St. Lawrence Market.  Here’s the parade route.  This year, Santa’s gone hi-tech. You can now track Santa by getting the free iPhone SantaParade App. If you’re planning on attending, check out the handy tips Santa’s provided with the best ways to get to the parade, places to park etc.  It will be a cold day so remember to dress warm. And if you’re staying in to watch it, you catch it later that day, Nov 20th at 4:30pm ET on CTV & CP24 .

  • Indulge in great wine and food pairings at the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo this weekend (until Nov. 20) at the Metro Convention Centre.  You’ll have the chance to sample from over 1500 fine wines, beers and spirits from across the world. Check out this year’s list of exhibitors.
  • They’re creepy and they’re spooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, The Addams Family“. Yes, The Addams Family has creeped into town on a musical tour and their show will be on until November 27th at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Continuing this week:

    • Winter Magic lights up the city. You’ll find it on the downtown streets of Toronto as they are magically transformed into a winter wonderland, marked by various events: Illuminite (Nov 19), the tree-lighting ceremony for the holidays takes place followed by a fire and pyrotechnics show (featuring circus stunts, dance, live music, fire and special effects); 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.
    • 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: At the ACC, Judas Priest (Nov 22), Jay-Z and Kanye West (Nov 23 & 24).

Enjoy your winter weekend!

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