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Some indie events to keep you warm as the winter is starting to creep in: The Lilah Kemp living room reading series in Halifax, life-drawing classes in Toronto and a comic book launch in Montreal


Dec 14., Lilah Kemp Reading Series, 6395 North Street, 8pm, Free.

The salon-style reading series in the living rooms of locals is back with an extra special holiday extra-extravaganza, that is to say six young writers reading their new work. BYOB!


Dec. 14, “Life Drawing,” Gladstone Hotel (Gallery on the 2nd Floor), 1214 Queen Street West,  8pm, $8

Artist Walter Ruston hosts Toronto’s longest-running life drawing class.

Dec. 17, “Zine Zone @ XPACE,” XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Avenue, 12pm

XPACE’s Cultural Centre is hosting its second annual zine fair at its Ossington digs. Stop on by for some handmade goodness before the holidays.


Dec. 15, “C Is For Cell Comic Book Launch,” Casa Del Popolo (Old Room), 4873 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, 5pm

Come celebrate cartoonist and comic Kate Lavut as she unveils her new comic book “C is for Cell.”


Dec. 16, “The Holiday Hustle,” W2 Media Café, 111 West Hastings Street, 9pm, $15, 19+

Check out DJ sets from Jokers of the Scene, Nautiluss, No Gold, along with crafts and handmade jewelry at its on-site mini-market.


Dec. 15, “Za Za Zine Fair,” 340 Wellington Street, 6pm, $5

The first-ever Za Za Zine Fair  in London, Ontario  is on for this weekend with work from local artists, like Marc Bell, Jason Mclean, Peter Thompson, as well as musical stylings that start up in the evening.

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