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Paul Reddick plays at the Dakota Tavern on Nov. 20.
Paul Reddick plays at the Dakota Tavern on Nov. 20.

What to do in Toronto, Nov. 17 - 23: Paul Reddick at the Dakota and more (Santa Claus!) Add to ...

Three works, from Canada, Britain and India, stock a dance card of contemporary Indian dance performed by the Toronto-based Sampradaya Dance Creations. Nov. 22 to 24, $20 to $35, 8 p.m. Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W., 416-973-4000.

 

FILM

 

Darryl’s Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival

 

You won’t find these short, warped and sex-themed films on the Interweb. And even if you could, this annual frolic is much more fun. Nov. 17, 7 and 9 p.m., $20. Projection Booth East, 1035 Gerrard St., hardliquorandporn.com.

 

Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style

 

For our eyes only: An exhibition of costumes, props, gadgets, concept artwork, storyboards and artifacts from the blockbuster spy-film series makes its North American premiere. Signature items include the steel chompers worn by Richard (Jaws) Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me and a variety of things golden. To Jan. 20, 2013. $10.50 to $15. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., 416-968-3456.

 

War Horse

 

When it comes to remembering, the Mirvish people don’t horse around. For upcoming performances of the First World War drama about an especially valiant stallion, Canadian war veterans and current armed-forces members are invited to attend the play free of charge. To Dec. 2. Ticket available in person only at Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W., 416-872-1212.

 

Cavalcade Of Lights

 

Let there be light – and fireworks and music by Suzie McNeil and the hot electro-pop stars Dragonette. Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., toronto.ca/cavalcade.

 

Mud Bowl

 

Back in our day, football players wore leather helmets, used kitty cats for padding and played in slippery, mucky pits. The muddy events of the 1950 Grey Cup game at Varsity Stadium are recreated, as part of the huge ongoing Grey Cup Festival surrounding the game itself (Nov. 25). Nov. 19, 11 a.m. 40 Fairfax Crescent, greycupfestival.ca.

 

FAMILY

 

Stanley’s Game Seven

 

Once upon a time they used to play hockey. A new 3D film adds computer-generated animation and archival NHL footage to a story about beer-leaguers who pay to skate and dream for free. $11 to $17.50 (admission to Hockey Hall of Fame). TSN Theatre, 30 Yonge St., 416-360-7735.

 

Winter Woofstock

 

Those short-muzzled little pooches are always running off at the mouth. This weekend we’ll see what they’re made out of during the Running of the Pugs, just one of the events at a canine carnival of new products and wacky contests. Nov. 17 to 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $5 to $10. Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd., 416-234-9663.

 

Santa Claus Parade

 

Why is that people who grumbled about hearing Jingle Bells in their local drug stores in November are okay with having a giant parade of ho-ho in the same month? Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m. Starts at Christie Pits; ends at St. Lawrence Market. thesantaclausparade.ca.

 

CONTINUING

 

Gourmet Food & Wine Expo To Nov. 18. Metro Convention Centre, foodandwineexpo.ca.

Speaking in Tongues To Nov. 24. Berkeley Street Theatre, 416-368-3110.

Alligator Pie To Nov. 25. $23. Young Centre, 416-866-8666 or soulpepper.ca.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland To Nov. 25. Four Seasons Centre, 416-345-9595.

Cinderella (a RATical retelling) To Dec. 30. Young People’s Theatre, 416-862-2222.

 

BOOKING AHEAD

 

Snow White: The Deliciously Dopey Family Musical! Nov. 23 to Jan. 5. Elgin Theatre, 1-855-599-9090.

Swedish Christmas Festival Nov. 24. Harbourfront Centre, 416-973-4000.

Toronto Women's Bookstore Closing Party Nov. 24. Toronto Women’s Bookstore, 416-922-8744.

Jian Ghomeshi Nov. 27. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, nowtoronto.com

A Christmas Carol Dec. 4 to 29. Young Centre, soulpepper.ca or 416-866-8666.

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