Sometimes I spend my weeknights camped out on my futon watching way too many hours of TV. Other times I decide to live my twentysomething life a little bit more and check out some of the great events happening in my city. And when the mood strikes me, I’ll share some of those events here. Next week my social calendar is booked for every day of the week, and here are a few of the highlights. See you there?
Local Motion: Election Hangover Party, Tuesday 7-11:30pm, Lula Lounge, $5 or FREE with book purchase (Facebook event page)
Still down in the dumps after the municipal election? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Come join a bunch of like-minded folks at the launch of the final title in Coach House Books’ uTOpia series: Local Motion: The Art of Civic Engagement in Toronto. If the politicians aren’t going to get things done, let’s take matters into our own hands, Torontonians! Now, more than ever, it’s time to get engaged in our city and make positive change our mission. Coach House is touting the event as “Toronto’s unofficial election hangover party,” and it will feature a roundtable discussion with some of the book’s many contributors (including Kelly Grant, Jonathan Goldsbie, John Lorinc, and Mike Smith), discussing “how individuals and groups can make things happen in their neighbourhoods in the months to come.” (If you can’t make it to the event on Tuesday, you can still buy the book wherever cool books are sold!)