Canada’s most vibrant centre for queer culture, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, hosts its annual holiday fundraising auction, this year called The Big Package. Art on auction comes from fabu artists like Charles Pachter, Maurice Vellekoop, Oscar Wolfman, Andrew Harwood, Patrick DeCoste, Lorna Mills, Bruce LaBruce, Natalie Wood, Pete Dako, Scott Waters and Allyson Mitchell. Pictured is a digital print from Anthony Easton’s “Nips and Lips” series. Goodies on the block include passes to the Toronto International Film Festival, getaways to Montreal, Ottawa and beyond, sexy leather, snappy electronics and more. It’s a boozy fun time for a great cause. Shawn Hitchens hosts and Charlene Nero is the auctioneer. The event starts with previews at 7pm on Thu, Nov 27 and the live auction kicks off at 8pm at Buddies (12 Alexander St). Tickets are $10; call (416) 975-8555 or go to BuddiesinBadTimes.com.