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What's On: Toronto Stories and seasonal celebrations

An new audio installation launching today is just one of the many events worth checking out in the city this weekend:

The Tale of a Town -- The Mimico Edition!
Dec 13
Mimico Centennial Library

The Tale of a Town is a national project that collects stories from communities along the main streets of Canada. The idea is to build a collective of memories across the country. The Mimico edition of this national project will be celebrated with a launch of an audio installation at the Mimico Centennial Library.

For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.

The Nutcracker
Dec 13 to Jan 3
Four Seasons Centre

A show to delight young and old alike, this production by The National Ballet of Canada is a holiday ritual for many across the city. The story takes place the night before Christmas in 19th century Russia, full of sugar plum fairies, cannon dolls and other delights.

For more information, check out The National Ballet of Canada website.

Wintersong: Dances for a Sacred Season
Dec 12 to Dec 13
Fleck Dance Theatre

Another holiday tradition, presented by the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, formerly Canadian Children's Dance Theatre, Wintersong is a showcase of performances that go beyond ballet. The contemporary dance performances are inspired by winter solstice traditions across the globe.

For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.

Holidazed and Confused
Until Jan 16
Second City Theatre

As everyone know, the holiday season can be a source of much joy and frustration. And the improv crew mines it all for their annual production.

For more information, check out the Second City website.

Snow Queen
Dec 12
Winter Garden Theatre

This is an hour long holiday theme production, with drag and musical performances by Bunni Lapin, Devine Darlin, Jada Hudson, Sapphire Titha-Reign and Nikki Chin. They play five best friends getting ready for a holiday party, except the night doesn't unfold as they expected. The show also benefits The 519 Community Centre.

For more information, check out the Snow Queen 2014 website.

In Concert: Matt Dusk
Dec 12
Flato Markham Theatre

The Canadian crooner is sure to belt out some holiday tunes.

For more information, check out the Matt Dusk website.

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