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What's On: Disability Arts Showcase and more

The Disability Arts Showcase highlights the challenges of accessibility on the TTC, and it's just one of many event to check out in the city this weekend:


Disability Arts Showcase
Oct 23
The Artists Newsstand

This is a celebration of "sick and disabled queer brilliance and revolutionary love." And the venue of the performance highlights the issue of accessibility and the TTC. Chester subway station, home to The Artists Newsstand, is not accessible. So a procession will start out from Broadview Station at 6:45 PM.

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


Reading: Sharon Butala and Erna Buffie
Oct 23
Another Story

The two Prairie authors bring their new works to Toronto as part of a fall launch tour. Well known author Sharon Butala's latest work Wildrose is a historical novel set in rural Quebec. Meanwhile, award-winning filmmaker Erna Buffie presents her debut novel Let Us Be True tells the story of three women and the secrets they carry.

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


Planet in Focus
Oct 21 to Oct 25
Various Location

The environmental film festival is back for its 16th year. The opening night gala features After the Last River, filmmaker Vicki Lean's powerful documentary about the effects of diamond mining on the community of Attawapiskat.

For more information, check out the Planet in Focus website.


The Path
Fridays, Oct 23 to Nov 20
Bad Dog Theatre

The underground pedestrian system in the downtown core is the inspiration for this unscripted comedy. It's where "indie businesses duke it out with corporate behemoths, cellphone kiosk empires rise and fall, eyebrow threaders lurk in every corner: there is a war waged under our feet that ends at 5pm every day... and only on weekdays."

For more information, check out the Bad Dog Theatre website.


Night of Dread
Oct 24
Dufferin Grove Park

The 16th annual Night of Dread returns to help summon and banish our personal and collective fears. This is achieved "through parade and pageantry, music and masquerade, dance and a devilishly good party."

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


Pedestrian Sunday
Oct 25
Kensington Market

The final Pedestrian Sunday at Kensington Market takes place this weekend. This means it's your last chance to wander around the neighbourhood when the streets are closed off to vehicular traffic. It's also the final instalment of the Kensington Market Art Fair, which feature local artists.

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


In Concert: Mike Tompkins et al
Oct 24
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

YouTube stars will be available IRL this weekend. A concert showcase features acapella stars such as Mike Tompkins.

For more information, check out the Buffer Festival website.

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