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Gary Morgan was born in Santiago but moved to Toronto at the age of 2.
Gary Morgan was born in Santiago but moved to Toronto at the age of 2.

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Stan Douglas

The Vancouver artist has become fascinated with the hard-boiled, post-Second World War North American photography of figures such as Arthur Fellig (a.k.a. Weegee) and Canada's own Raymond Munro. For his new show, Entertainment: Selections from Midcentury Studio, Douglas hired actors to produce staged photographs that emulate the period’s obsession with noir-ish drama, magic, dance, sporting events, gambling and fashion. Noon to 8 p.m. $3 to $6 (5 to 8 p.m., free). Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay W., 416-973-4949.

Gary Morgan’s PanAmerica!

The Chilean-Canadian bandleader presents new adventures in orchestral Latin-jazz, with 20 players that include Hilario Duran, Roberto Occhipinti, Mark Kelso and Quinsin Nachoff. Sets at 8 and 9:30 p.m. $20. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., 416-588-0307.

Laughter For the Arts

Hugh’s Room welcomes back comedian Simon B. Cotter and friends for an annual benefit show for the west-end Garden Avenue Public School. 8:30 p.m., $25 to $30. Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., 416-531-6604.

Magic Flute

The Metropolitan Opera’s The Met: Live in HD series presents an encore screening of Julie Taymor’s fantastical production of Mozart’s classic opera. 11 a.m. (and Jan. 2 to 4). $5 to $10. Check Cineplex.com for participating theatres.

The Story

An indoor-outdoor walkabout telling of the Nativity is self-billed as “part Beckett, part Monty Python, with a bit of morality play thrown in.” 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. $10 to $27.50. Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave., 416-504-7529.

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