When: until Sunday
Where: Various locations
Now in its ninth year, Ladyfest continues its mandate of DIY feminism through a variety of disciplines: chase down those evenings of hip hop and indie and visual art with Sunday-afternoon workshops on everything from bike repair to sex workers’ rights. Prices/times vary.

When: Saturday, 9 p.m.
Where: The Pilot Tavern, 22 Cumberland
This comedy benefit features a lineup of big-name locals, like Pat Thornton (Sketchersons) and Sara Hennessey (Video On Trial), it’s a night of sketches, improv and stand-up in support of St. Michael’s Neurotrama ICU. $20. Visit

Cavalcade of Lights
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
Starting with the annual tree-lighting ceremony, followed by a concert featuring artists including Steven Page and Fritz Helder & The Phantoms, fireworks and a skating/DJ party. There’ll be more of the same for the next three Saturdays in December.

On until Dec. 24
Where: Young Centre
This romantic comedy, directed by Morris Panych, tells of two shop clerks who unknowingly fall in love with each other. Mon-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 1:30 p.m. $28-$68, 55 Mill, bldg 49.

Kid Cudi
Saturday, 9 p.m.
Where: Kool Haus, 132 Queens Quay E.
This Cleveland rapper will be racing from the Lady Gaga show (he’s her opener) to his own mob of fans who’ll be ready to party all Day N Nite. All ages. $27.50.

Flower Travellin’ Band
Sunday, 8 p.m.
Where: Revival, 783 College St.
After last year’s reunion tour, the iconic psychedelic Tokyo rockers, led by singer, soloist and movie star Akira “Joe” Yamanaka, are back in Toronto for another falsetto rock–inspired performance full of Satori, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. $17.25.

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