Arts briefs

New Cultural Topographies, an exhibition featuring the work of various contemporary artists on some of the complexities of Canadian identity will be open to the public from Jan. 14 – Mar. 1 at the Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough.

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men will be played onstage at the Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. from Jan 8 -24. Adult tickets are $17, at 416-396-4049.

The Chinese Cultural Centre will be holding a fundraising gala on Jan. 31. Renowned ballet dancers will be performing onstage at the event in the P.C. Ho Theatre at 5183 Sheppard Ave. E. $30 – $100 at 416-292-9293, or visit their website at

Sign your child up for the Children’s Christmas Party 2008, held at the Chinese Cultural Centre on Dec. 21 at no cost. The event includes Christmas carols, games and taking photos with Santa Claus for children ages 4-12. Limited spaces available. 416-292-9293.

Join the West Hill United Church for lunch on Dec. 20. A Candy Lane Luncheon runs from 12:30-2:30 p.m at 62 Orchard Orchard Park Dr. Vegetarian options available on the menu. 416-282-8566.

The West Rouge Community Centre is organizing a dance for anyone in Grades 5-8 on Jan. 9 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $8. More information at [email protected]