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It’s takeout time. 17 local restaurants are serving up Dine Strathcona, an initiative that donates $1 from each featured menu item to WISH Drop-In Centre. The featured dishes include margherita pizza from Strathcona Beer Company (I got one last week, 10/10 would recommend), fried cauliflower and chickpeas from Ask for Luigi (pictured above) and the vegetarian combo from Axum Ethiopian Restaurant (that’s yellow split peas, red lentils, cabbage, carrots and spinach simmered in a spicy sauce). Check below for full menu. WISH Drop-In centre is a refuge and an essential point of contact for vulnerable street-based sex workers, and you can donate to them directly here.
This your chance to get the first look at a brand-new musical production by Realwheels Theatre’s playwright-in-residence, Kirsten Kirsch. Gimpy: A New Musical stars Kirsh herself as Soren, a woman with a disability who dreams of being a Broadway star. Audiences can look forward to heartfelt moments, humour, and universal themes of resilience. This virtual event will be a sneak peek of the whole show plus a Q&A session with the playwright.
This one’s for all of you suona, erhu and pipa fans out there (or folks curious about how the Chinese double-reeded horn, spike fiddle and lute sound). This free concert by Qiu Xia He and Silk Road Music will take you on an auditory journey through China from the 7th century to the 20th. It’s free to watch, but donations are appreciated, of course.
‘Tis the season for shopping, and our local museums have you covered for the people on your list who love handcrafted, unique gifts (so yeah, pretty much everyone). Museums and art galleries like the Bill Reid Gallery and the VAG are all taking part in Museum Store Sunday, an educational and artistic gifting extravaganza—and lots have online offerings too, so you can do your shopping from home.