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Thursday, August 30 Benefits
CUREAPALOOZA VOLUME 2 Sam Roberts Band, Dwayne Gretzky and Side Hustle play this benefit for Make-A-Wish & JACO. Doors 6 pm. $99-$110. Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne. cureapalooza.com. SUPERPOWER 5K Come in costume and take on the course. 6 pm. $45-$85. Benefits SickKids Fdn. Pre-register. Ward’s Island, Toronto Islands. superpower5k.com.
AFRICAN FASHION WEEK TORONTO Four days of top Afro-inspired fashion and arts with student competition, showcases and talks. Aug 30-Sep 2. $30 & up. The Globe and Mail Centre, 351 King E. afwt.ca. FARMERS’ MARKET BY DOWNSVIEW PARK Open air market with local growers and restaurants and guided activities. 3-8 pm. The Keeley, 3100 Keele. 416-537-0954. MINDFULNESS AND ZEN MEDITATION Guided meditation, deep relaxation, gentle yoga. All levels. Tue & Thu 6 pm. Free. Centre Place, 320 Richmond E #101. zen.centreplace.ca. rRE-ENERGIZE AT LUNCH TIME Outdoor live performances by an eclectic line up of performers. Noon-1:30 pm. Free. Jun 21-Sep 13. College Park Courtyard, 444 Yonge. downtownyonge.com/playtheparks. rSUMMER MUSIC IN THE PARK Outdoor concerts Fri, Sat, Sun & stat holidays, to Sep 8, 11:30 am-4 pm. Free. Village of Yorkville Park, Cumberland and Bellair. bloor-yorkville.com/musicinthepark. TBG ORGANIC FARMERS’ MARKET Flowers, food and VQA wines. 2-7 pm. Free admission. Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence E. torontobotanicalgarden.ca. WALK WARD’S ISLAND An insider’s tour of the Island community led by residents. Tue & Thu 11 am, Sat 11:15 am, to Sep 29. $25. Meet at the Ward’s Island Ferry Docks, white gazebo. walkwardsisland.com.
Friday, August 31 Benefits
HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: IN CONCERT We Are Here Productions presents a concert version of the play based on the 80s film to benefit the Canadian Mental Health Association. Aug 31-Sep 2 at 8 pm. $30. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. bpt. me/3551818.
rFAMILY FUN FRIDAYS Scavenger hunt, crafts and other interactive activities for ages 6-17. 1-3 pm. Free. Ontario Legislative Building, 111 Wellesley W. 416-325-0061, email@example.com. SENECA FARMERS’ MARKET 11 am-4 pm in Parking Lot 1. Seneca College Newnham Campus, 1750 Finch E. 416-491-5050. SHERWAY FARMERS MARKET Fruits, veggies, maple syrup, preserves and more. 8 am-2 pm. Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway. farmfreshmarkets.ca. WOMEN AND HORSES AT WAR 1914-1918 Heritage bike/walk from Summerhill to Oakwood. 6:15 pm. Free. Meet at Summerhill Subway Station, Shaftesbury & Yonge. 416-593-2656.
Saturday, September 1
CANADIAN MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIP Check out the competition to choose the 2018 champion. 1-5 pm. Participants $5-$10, spectators free. Trireme Academy, 1850 Victoria Park. 647-885-2514, canadianmemorychampionships.ca. rCRAFTERNOON Drop-in crafts all afternoon. 11 am-4 pm. Free. Jones Library, 118 Jones. 416-393-7715, tpl.ca. DEMOCRACYKIT WORKSHOPS: GET OUT THE VOTE Learn how campaign volunteers help with advance polling, scrutineering and more. 2 pm. Free. Pre-register. Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College. 416-393-7746. EBW FARMERS MARKET Local farmers, chefs & food producers market, 8:30 am-1 pm. Free admission. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. 416-596-1495, evergreen.ca. rGRUP THE CLOWN: AT WORK (AND PLAY) Family-friendly event with Phil Koole and his beloved clown character. Sat & Sun 2-5 pm. Free. Walter Saunders Memorial Park, 426 Hopewell. artsintheparksto.org. HIMALAYAN FESTIVAL Family-friendly outdoor cultural celebration featuring performances, food and more. 2-8 pm. Free. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen W. nccs.ca. JUNCTION FARMERS MARKET Weekly local farmers & food vendors. 9 am-1 pm. Free. Junction Train Platform, 2960 Dundas W. junctionmarket.ca. SATURDAY NIGHT SWING Featuring Combo Royale. Beginner dance lessons 7-9 pm, swing dance party 9:10 pm-1 am. $13-$18. Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt. swingtoronto.com. rWITHROW PARK FARMERS’ MARKET Weekly live music, arts & crafts for kids and local organic food. 9 am-1 pm till Oct 13. 725 Logan. withrowmarket.com.
Sunday, September 2
EGLINTON WAY FARMERS’ MARKET Weekly to Oct 28, 8 am-1 pm. Free. Carpark 47, 125 Burnaby Blvd. theeglintonway.com.
SUNDAY ARTISAN MARKET Rotating roster of local makers. 10 am-3 pm, to Nov 4. Free admission. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. 416-596-1495, evergreen.ca. TILE PAINTING: MYSTICAL MARBLING Tile-decorating activity. 11 am-3 pm. $15. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. gardinermuseum.on.ca.
Monday, September 3
LABOUR DAY PARADE Join various groups to say no to austerity and labour concessions. Meet near University and Queen West between 8:30 and 9 am. Free. labourcouncil.ca. SORAUREN FARMERS’ MARKET Weekly, with local produce, meats, breads, take-home dinners and more. 3-7 pm. Sorauren Park, 50 Wabash. westendfood.coop/market. YOGA MONDAYS Outdoor open-level class. Noon-1 pm, to Sep 3. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas E. ydsquare.ca.
Tuesday, September 4
FASHION MEETS TECHNOLOGY Ashley Barby of FashionTech Toronto discusses innovative technologies reshaping fashion, retail and beauty. 6:30 pm. Free. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge. 416-393-7157. JEWELLERY WORKSHOP Beginners workshop, all supplies provided. 6-7 pm. Free. Pre-register. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. eventbrite.ca/e/48623572414. THE MYTH OF THE MOUND BUILDERS The 19thcentury myth that continues to claim the heritage of pre-Columbian North Americans today. 7:30 pm. Free. Centre Place, 320 Richmond E #101. 647-348-7755, moundbuilders. eventbrite.ca. SHOPS AT DON MILLS FARMERS MARKET 10:30 am-5:30 pm. 1090 Don Mills. 416-738-9506, farmfreshmarkets.ca.
Wednesday, September 5
AFROFUSION DANCE CLASS With Esie Mensah, all ages, no experience needed. 6-7 pm. Free. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front E. sonycentre.ca. DEMOCRACYKIT WORKSHOP: GET OUT THE VOTE Learn how campaign volunteers can help with advance polling, scrutineering and what to expect on Election Day. 6 pm. Free. Pre-register. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. tpl. ca/democracy. MONTGOMERY’S INN FARMERS’ MARKET Organic fruit & veg, cheese, bread, honey and more. 2-6 pm. Free. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas W. 416-394-8113. TORONTO’S STREETS AT A CROSSROADS
Interactive discussion with experts, policy makers, advocates and thought leaders, exploring solutions to enhance road safety. 6-8 pm. Free. Ryerson University Student Learning Centre, 341 Yonge. Pre-register online at citybuildinginstitute.ca. TRIVIA CLUB Pop culture & general trivia knowledge. Teams of 2-6 people. 8 pm. Free. Farside, 600 Gerrard E. facebook.com/farsideto.
upcoming Thursday, September 6
THE CENSORSHIP OF ART Three artists explore the issue and discuss current examples. 7 pm. Free. Room 103. Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson, 80 Gould. 416-979-5000, cfe.ryerson.ca/events. rCORN ROAST & HERITAGE FAIR Corn from the outdoor bake oven, kids’ activities, live music and displays from west-end heritage organizations. 5-8 pm. Free admission. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas W. 416-394-8113, ow.ly/ hII130lm94d. DOWNSVIEW PARK: FOOD IN THE PARK Program to explore connections between stewardship actions & food security. 6-8 pm. Free. RSVP. Downsview Park Discovery Centre, 70 Canuck. 416-952-2160, downsviewpark.ca. NOT YOUR GRANDDAD’S WEED: THE FORENSIC SCIENCE OF CANNABIS Talk by a forensic toxicologist on the various types of marijuana including edible cannabis, dabs, and their psychoactive effects and risks including Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. 6:30 pm. Free. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. 416-3963975, tpl.ca. A SHORE THING: TORONTO’S CENTRAL WATERFRONT Heritage Toronto walking tour. 6:30 pm. $10 sugg donation. Harbour 60, 60 Harbour. heritagetoronto.org.