Indie Events: December 5-12

Feeling crafty? We sure are. Check out this week’s indie events that have an extra special crafty twist with holiday card creation in Halifax and a slew of weekend craft shows in Toronto.


Dec. 10, “SPoT Winter Book Fair,” Hart House (University of Toronto), 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, 10 am, Free

Readings from poets and fiction writers, workshops and a whole lot more from Small Press of Toronto’s biannual book fair.

Dec. 10, “The 2nd Annual Wandering Winter Craft Show,” The Gladstone Hotel, 1st floor Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, 11 am, Free

You’ll find handmade goods from over 40 local vendors at the Gladstone this weekend.

Dec 10, “Wing Ding: Collage & Mail Art Party,” XPACE, 58 Ossington Avenue, 1pm-6pm, Free.

Come out and jam with stamps, scissors, paper and printed matter to make your collage, mail-art masterpiece.

Dec. 10-11, “City of Craft,” The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen Street West/Thrush Holmes Empire, 1093 Queen Street West, Toronto, 11am, $2 (free for kids under 12)

Toronto’s foremost indie craft fair has more than just hand-made loveliness: there’s also craft-based installations, workshops and programming.

Dec. 7, “Queen Ka,” La Sala Rossa, 4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, 7:30pm

In what promises to be an “indescribable” event, Queen Ka presents her dark mix of theatrical poetry and music.


Dec. 10, “Ink Storm Holiday Card Making Workshop,” Roberts Street Social Centre, 5684 Roberts Street, Halifax, December 10, 12:30pm, $40-$60

The Roberts Street Social Centre in Halifax’s North End offers screen-printing classes for DIY holiday cards.


Dec. 9, “Live Local Music,” 255 Kingscourt Avenue, Kingston, 8am

Get a taste of Kingston’s music scene by checking out four young Kingston bands playing in part for the local Youth for Christ Centre.

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