No. 7 choose from over 500 events.
SUMMER IS SHORT. GET OUT THERE AND DO SOMETHING!
Thursday, June 5
THE AUTISTS (Geneva Centre for Autism) Entertainment, dancing, gambling, an auction and more. $175. Corus Quay, 25 Dockside. autism. net.
CONNECT BEAUTY (Women’s Healthy Environments Network/Fashion Takes Action) Eco-fashions on the runway, a talk by Toxin Toxout author Rick Smith, a silent auction and more. Doors 7 pm. $35-$40. Great Hall, 1087 Queen W. connectbeauty.ca.
POWER BALL: OLD/NEW WORLD (Power Plant) Gala art fundraiser, with visuals, music and food. 7 pm. $165. Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4018.
TORONTO PLAYS (Right to Play) Drinks, dancing, Vegas-themed games, prizes and more. 8 pm-2 am. $ 85 adv. Burroughes Bldg, 637 Queen W. torontoplays.org.
AGO FIRST THURSDAYS Art conversations, pop-up performances, music and more with art-rock band the Darcys, art historian John Armstrong and others. 7-11:30 pm. $12-$15. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317
Dundas W. ago.net. 5DEBRA ANDERSON Author talk and Q& A celebrating World Pride. 7 pm. Free. Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen W. 416-393-7686.
JEFFREY BROWN Signing copies of his new book, Kids Are Weird: And Other Observations From Parenthood. 7 pm. Free. Indigo Manulife, 55 Bloor W. chapters.indigo.ca.
LET’S GROW FOOD: HOME COMPOSTING – RICH SOIL FOR YOUR GARDENS Workshop. 5: 30- 8: 30 pm. $75 ( sliding scale avail). FoodShare, 90 Croatia. Pre-register 416363- 6441 ext 247, an[email protected]share.net.
MARKET 707 FARMERS MARKET Local produce, veggies, meats, cheese and more. Thursdays to Sep 25. 3-7 pm. Free. 707 Dundas W. scaddingcourt.org/farmers_market. MUSIC HISTORY ON THE YONGE STREET STRIP Heritage Toronto boutique walking tour. 6:30 pm. $20. Location given on registration. Pre-register at heritagetoronto.org.
LQ LIVE AT LUMINATO Special live recording of CBC’s culture show with Jian Ghomeshi. 6:45 pm. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge. luminatofestival.com.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING IN THE PARK Dancing to live music by Scotch Mist. 7 pm- dusk. Free. Edwards Gardens, SW corner Lawrence and Leslie. rscdstoronto.org.
SISTER WRITES Creative writing program magazine launch and celebration. 6: 30 pm. Free. Bloor/Gladstone Library, 1101 Bloor W. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
SOUPER FRANCOFUN Lobster dinner and cruise with Francophonie en Fête. 6:45 pm. $65. Marina Quay West, 539 Queens Quay W. francophonie- en-fete.com.
TURN IT U. P! Evening with mayoral candidate David Soknacki in conversation with community workers and activists. 6: 30 pm. Free (pre-registration required). OISE, rm 11-164, 252 Bloor W. priorityevents.ca. Friday, June 6
ARAB SOUQ ( Syrian refugees in Jordan) Musical performances by Maryem Tollar and others, a photo exhibit, shopping and more. Today 6-10 pm; tomorrow 10 am-5 pm. Free. Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham. beitzatoun.org.
CRUISE FOR A CURE (Princess Margaret Cancer Fdn) Fundraising harbour cruise aboard the Northern Spirit with a DJ and live auction. 7 pm. $ 80, adv $75. 207 Queens Quay W. uniiverse.com.
RELAY FOR LIFE TORONTO WEST (Canadian Cancer Soc) All-night relay benefit where particpants take turns walking laps. 7 pm. Pledges. Etobicoke School of the Arts, 675 Royal York. facebook.com/rfltorontowest.
BrBIKE TOUR OF COMMUNITY GARDENS IN TORONTO’S WEST END Familyfriendly cycling tour. 6: 30- 8: 30 pm. Free. Dufferin Grove Park community garden, Dufferin south of Bloor. [email protected] cycleto.ca.
CELEBRATE DAD Father’s Day crafts. 3: 305: 30 pm. Free. Richview Library, 1806 Islington. 416-394- 5120.
DR SKETCHY’S CABARET LIFE DRAWING Life drawing with Dolly Berlin as a sexy cannibal. 7 pm. $10. Round, 152A Augusta. 416451- 6346.
rETSY CRAFT PARTY Bring photos, selfies or postcards and transform them into something new using craft supplies. 5-8 pm. Free. Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre. 416- 599- 5321.
FEMMES FATALE BURLESQUE Performances by Kryptonite Kunt, Coco La Creme and others. 10 pm. $14. Baltic Avenue, 875 Bloor W. facebook.com/events/777053908971271.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE @ ROM Live music, DJs, pop-up food, tours of the galleries and more with a Beats theme. 7-11 pm. $12, stu $10. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca/fnl.
GHOSTS, GREASEPAINT AND GALLOWS WALK Ghost walk of jails, a public hanging square and vaudeville theatres. 6: 30-9 pm. $15-$ 25 (includes snacks). St Lawrence Mar- ket middle door, 93 Front E. Pre-register 416-923- 6813.
BWEST END COMMUNITY GARDEN TOUR Guided bike tour hosted by Cycle Toronto Wards 14 & 18. 7-8:30 pm. Dufferin Grove Park, Dufferin S of Bloor. bikemonth.ca. Saturday, June 7
BLOOM: A SPRINGTIME GALA (Canadian Diabetes Assoc) Fundraising dinner and dance. 6 pm. $250/pair. Gerry Gallagher Hall, 1263 Wilson. diabetes.ca/events.
FOREVER YONGE RELAY (Mon Sheong Fdn) Cross- city relay race. 8:30 am. Donation. Mon Sheong Home for the Aged, 36 D’Arcy. 905-883-9288, msf.akaraisin.com/relay.
BRIDE TO CONQUER CANCER (Princess Margaret Hospital) Fundraising 200K bike ride from Toronto to Niagara. Today and tomorrow. Pledges. conquercancer.ca.
Events BLACK CANADIAN AWARDS Awards ceremony celebrating success stories, with performances by Ki Davis, Anselm Douglas and others. 5 pm. $ 30 and up. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd, Exhibition Place. blackcanadianawards.com.
BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME WORKSHOP Learn about obtaining financing and how to make an offer. 2-4 pm. Free. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. Pre-register 416-3937746.
rDUNDAS WEST FEST Car-free community street festival with live music, buskers, kids’ activities, food, shopping and more. 11 am-10 pm. Free. Dundas between Lansdowne and Roxton. dundaswestfest.ca.
EATS & BEATS IN RIVERSIDE Street festival with musical entertainment and tasting plates in local restaurants. 1- 6 pm. Free admission. Queen East between the DVP and Empire. riverside-to.com.
rINSECTS Catch some bugs and learn about their amazing world. 11: 30 am & 1 pm. Free w/ admission. Kortright Centre for Conservation, Pine Valley and Major Mackenzie (Kleinburg). 905-832-2289. INVASIVE SPECIES REMOVAL Help conduct meadow maintenance. 10 am-1 pm. Free. Heart Lake Conservation Area (Brampton). Pre-register hlinvasivesevent.eventbrite.ca.
rKNOW YOUR NATURE Family nature walk. 1: 30 pm. $2 or pwyc. High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside. highparknaturecentre.com.
LMATTHEW BARNEY The artist talks about his work. 2 pm. $20, stu $12. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. ago. net.
MURDER AT THE ROM SCAVENGER HUNT Murder mystery team scavenger hunt for adults. 10: 30 am & 2 pm. $ 30. Royal Ontario Museum steps, 100 Queen’s Park. Pre-register at urbancapers.com.
100 IN 1 DAY Festival of citizen-driven action for people to showcase their ideas for a better city through urban interventions. Free. Details at 100in1day.ca/toronto.
PORTUGUESE TORONTO Heritage Toronto walk. 10 am. Free/pwyc. Bellevue Square Park, 5 Bellevue. heritagetoronto.org.
BrSCARBOROUGH SOUTHWEST BIKE RODEO Families learn new cycling skills, get a free bike tuneup and shop the marketplace. 10 am-2 pm. Free. Warden Hilltop community Centre, 25 Mendelssohn. to35cycles.ca.
rTORONTO HORSE DAY Riding and driving demos, displays, educational stations and more. 11 am- 4 pm. Free. Riding Academy at the Horse Palace, Exhibition Place. horse.on.ca/oef-events/horse- day.
VOTE COMMUNIST! Provincial election rally. 7 pm. Free. Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham. [email protected]munistpartyontario.ca. Sunday, June 8
HIDDEN GARDENS & PRIVATE SPACES (Cabbagetown Preservation Assoc) Selfguided tour of private gardens in Cabbagetown. 10 am-3 pm. $15. cabbagetownpa.ca.
TORONTO TASTE ( Second Harvest) The city’s best culinary talent prepares fare to help feed the hungry. 6 pm. $250. Lakeside, Corus Quay, 25 Dockside. torontotaste.ca.
rTORONTO WALK TO FIGHT ARTHRITIS ( Arthritis Soc) All-ages fundraising 1K or 5K walk. 10: 30 am. Pledges. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. Pre-register at walktofightarthritis.ca.
WALK NOW FOR AUTISM (Autism Speaks Canada) 3K walk around downtown. 10:45 am. Pledges. Nathan Phillips Square, Queen and Bay. walknowforautismspeaks.ca.
rANNEX FESTIVAL ON BLOOR Live music, fitness demos, buskers, kids’ activities, craft and food vendors, and more. 11 am- 6 pm. Free. Bloor, Spadina to Bathurst. mnjcc.org.
LTHOMAS ENGER/JAKOB MELANDER/ DAN T SEHLBERG/HERMAN KOCH Readings by the Scandinavian authors. 4 pm. Free (advance ticket required). Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary. ca/appelsalon.
BrBIKE THE PARK Bike ride and scavenger hunt for families in High Park. 2- 4 pm. Free. [email protected] cycleto.ca.
BIRD WALK Guided bird hike. 8 am. Free. Tommy Thompson Park, foot of Leslie. 416- 661- 6600 ext 5770.
BOOK MOVIE MUSIC ECO-SWAP Bring your books, comics, DVDs and vinyl to a swap meet. 10 am- 4 pm. $ 5. Toronto Harbourfront, 235 Queens Quay W. swapcity.ca/meets.
DISTILLERY SUNDAY MARKET Juried art market. Every Sun rain or shine. Free. Distillery District, 55 Mill. thedistillerydistrict.com.
LISABELLA ROSSELLINI The actor/director is interviewed by New York Times senior food editor Sam Sifton. 6 pm. $25. MaRS Discovery District, 101 College. luminatofestival.com. ISLINGTON VILLAGE: AN ART WALK THROUGH HISTORY Heritage Toronto walk. 1: 30 pm. Free/pwyc. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas W. heritagetoronto.org.
BMORE THAN AN ISLAND: A BICYCLE TOUR OF TORONTO ISLAND Heritage Toronto tour. 2 pm. $ 25. Pre-register at heritagetoronto.org.
MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY Guided ROM walk. 2 pm. Free. Yonge entrance (N of St Clair). rom.on.ca. SLEEPING IN THE DEVIL’S BED: THE MUSIC OF DANIEL LANOIS Panel discussion with Lanois and guests. 2 pm. $25. MaRS Discovery District, 101 College. luminatofestival.com.
5rSTUMBLE, TOPPLE AND STAND Straight Camp presents a show featuring messy, queer fairy tales for all ages. 2 pm. $10, free for kids under 10. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-9758555.
rSUMMER MUSIC CAMP OPEN HOUSE Check out programs in piano, composition, jazz, musical theatre and more and see teachers perform. 2-5 pm. Free. On the Off Beat Music School, 1113 Queen E. ontheoffbeat.ca.
Monday, June 9
A TASTE OF HOME (Child Development Institute) Kid-inspired culinary creations by chefs including Sam Geldman of Momofuku and Scott Vivian of Beast. 6 pm. $150. KPMG, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay. childdevelop.ca/tasteofhome.
LAUGHTER YOGA Discover the physical, emotional and social benefits of laughter exercises and yoga breathing. Today and Jun 19, 12:10-12: 50 pm. Free (bring your lunch). North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. 416-395- 5653.
TRAMPOLINE HALL Mini-lectures hosted by Misha Glouberman. 8 pm. $ 5-$6. Garrison, 1197 Dundas W. trampolinehall. net.
Tuesday, June 10
rAARON BELL: OJIBWAY STORYTELL
ER Storytelling and drumming for all ages. 1: 30pm. Free. Barbara Frum Library, 40 Orchard View. 416-395-5440.
ART SOCIAL Talk by Susan N Stewart. 7 pm. Free. Luce Resto-Bar, 791 King W. 647-7485464.
ASIA IN STYLE Travel talk. 6: 30 pm. Free. Adventure Travel Co, 408 King W. atcadventure.com.
SHARON BALTMAN Launching her memoir Escape From The Bedside. 2 pm. Free. Wychwood Library, 1431 Bathurst. 416393-7683.
rBOOGIE AT THE BARNS: BOOGIE
WOOGIE Dance class and dancing with Bees Knees. 7:15 pm. $15, stu/srs $10,
under 14 $ 5. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. volunteerw[email protected]
rBOTANICAL SKETCHBOOK Three-week workshop for adults. 6-9 pm. $150. High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside. Pre-register at highparknaturecentre.com.
LCOPYCAT TALKS: THE POLITICS OF EMOTION IN CONTEMPORARY ART Talk by Jennifer Doyle. 8 pm. $25. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen W. luminatofestival.com.
5A DEFINING MOMENT FOR GAY AND LESBIAN ACTIVISM: TORONTO IN THE 1970S Discussion with York historians Tom Hooper and Mathieu Brûlé. 7 pm. Free. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
HAUNTED YORKVILLE, U OF T AND QUEEN’S PARK Ghost walk. 6: 30-9: 30 pm. $ 25, srs/stu $ 20, child $15. Royal Ontario Museum steps, 100 Queen’s Park. Pre-register 416-923- 6813.
LTHE LOST TRAIN Take the train on a train-themed adventure to a secret locale. To Jun 12. $225. Departs from Royal York Hotel, 100 Front W. luminatofestival.com.
RAY ROBERTSON Reading from his book I Was There The Night He Died. 2 pm. Free. Taylor Memorial Library, 1440 Kingston. 416-396-8939.
SUMMER HOLIDAYS: BEYOND FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND Conversation about the tradition of pilgrimage both abroad and nearby for young adults. 7 pm. Free. Sin & Redemption Pub, 136 McCaul. Pre-register mberar[email protected]storonto.ca.
5STORIES FROM OUR YOUTH: WHAT HAS SAME SEX MARRIAGE DONE FOR ME? Lecture by Helen Kennedy. 6:30 pm. $15. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8080.
TAI CHI Outdoor classes. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-9734000, harbourfrontcentre.com.
Wednesday, June 11
CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY FUNDRAISER (Citizens Climate Lobby) Panel discussion with Cheryl McNamara and others. 6:45 pm. U of T, 255 Huron. citizensclimatelobbyca.
EARTH DAY GALA (Earth Day Canada) Gala celebration with an all-star lineup of award winners. 7 pm. $40-$250. Mill St Brew Pub, 21 Tank House Lane. earthday.ca.
ABORIGINAL MONTH CELEBRATION Authors Cherie Dimaline and Giles Benway. 7 pm. Free. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. Pre-register 416-393-7746.
BTHE BICYCLE POLKA RIDE Cycle the streets of west T.O. while listening to polkainspired music. 7:15-11 pm. Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin, S of Bloor. bikemonth.ca/ events.
CABBAGETOWN NORTH Guided ROM walk. 6 pm. Free. NE corner Parliament and Winchester. rom.on.ca.
ERNEST TATE Launching his book Revolutionary Activism In The 1950s And 60s. 6:30 pm. Free. Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor W, 2nd fl. 416-530-1331.
LLISA GABRIELE/HEATHER O’NEILL/LIZ RENZETTI/MIRIAM TOEWS Reading. 6:30 pm. Free (adv ticket required). Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca/ appelsalon.
MEDITATION Class for the experienced or for those who can’t sit stil. 7 pm. Free. Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen E. ralphthornton.org.
5QPOC CHRONICLES Featuring queer elders of colour focusing on their historic perspective. 7 pm. Free. Onsite @ OCAD U, 230 Richmond W. ocadu.ca/onsite.
ROUGE PARK Guided walk. 9:30 am. Free. Various locations in Rouge Park. Details at rougepark.com/hike.
SPRING SPECTACULAR: GROWING MAGNOLIAS, AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONS IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO Etobicoke Horticultural Society talk. 8 pm. Free. Fairfield Seniors Centre, 80 Lothian. gardenontario.org.
TASNEEM JAMAL Launching her debut novel, Where The Air Is Sweet. 6 pm. Free. Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth. 416-361- 0032.
Thursday, June 12
5LATE TO THE PROM (Rainbow Camp) ProudFM fundraising prom party. 8pm.
Pwyc, House $20. Lane. sugg. proudfm.com/latetotheprom.Mill St Brew Pub, 21 Tank TORONTOEVENT (Princess FIREFIGHTER Margaret CALENDARCancer Fdn) Calendar7 pm. $ launch35, adv with $25. firefighterTattoo Rock models. Parlour, Doors 567 Queen W. 416-703-5488.
Events BARBRA SCHLIFER COMMEMORATIVE CLINIC 20TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE & AWARD (Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic) Tribute gala, awards presentation and live auction. 6: 30 pm. $60. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E. schliferclinic.com.
LCOPYCAT TALKS: FOLLOWING THE
BLIND MAN Talk by Kendell Geers. 8 pm. $25. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen W. luminatofestival.com.
HEALTH & BEAUTY DAY Demos and exhibits on meditation, skin and body care, fitness, natural cosmetics, naturopathic care and more. 10 am-3 pm. Free admission. Central Eglinton Community Centre, 160 Eglinton E. centraleglinton.com.
PLIBIDO: DYKE MARCH FUNDRAISER Queer art, music and performances. 9 pm-2 am. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. 416-5314635, worldpridetoronto.com.
LOOKING FOR MY ROOTS Sol Hermolin talks about his recent trip to Poland. Noon. $18 (includes buffet lunch). Free Times Café, 320 College. yiddishvinkl.com. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING IN THE
PARK Dancing to live music by Scotch Mist. 7 pm- dusk. Free. Edwards Gardens, SW corner Lawrence and Leslie. rscdstoronto.org.
535 YEARS & COUNTING Buddies celebrates its 35th anniversary with a party, performances and more. 10 pm. Free. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416975-8555.
Friday, June 13
LCOPYCAT TALKS: HIJACKING AS PRO
ACTIVE STRATEGY Talk by Märten Spängberg. 8 pm. $25. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen W. luminatofestival.com.
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Sampling of craft beers from 30 breweries plus music and food. Today and tomorrow. Free admission. Yonge- Dundas Square. sessiontoronto.com.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE @ ROM Live music, DJs, pop-up food, tours of the galleries and more with an Indigenous Now theme. 7-11 pm. $12, stu $10. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca/fnl.
GIVING GREAT HEAD Workshop. 7 pm. $ 33. Good for Her, 175 Harbord. Pre-register 416588- 0900, goodforher.com. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CHARLES DICKENS Literary detective walk. 3- 5: 30 pm. $ 25, stu/srs $ 20, child $15. St Lawrence Market middle door, 93 Front E. Pre-register 416923- 6813. MR HARPER, KEEP YOUR PROMISE: WHERE ARE THE 1,300 SYRIAN REFUGEES? Forum to call upon the government to keep its promise to allow access to Syrian refugees. 7 pm. $ 3 or pwyc. Trinity St Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor W. 416-922-8435.
Saturday, June 14
BARBADOS BALL (Barbados Ball Canada Aid) Party and awards ceremony to support scholarships and health care in Barbados and Canada. 5:30 pm. $225, adv 200. Pearson Convention Centre, 2638 Steeles E (Brampton). barbadosballcanada.com.
COMMUNITY BOOK FAIR ( Yonge Street Mission) Popular fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, dictionaries and more. To Jun 19. $ 2. 306 Gerrard E. 416-929-9614, ysm.ca.
HOPE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT (Kids, Cops & Computers/Alzhimer Society of Toronto) Hundreds of teams play on 40+ courts. Various prices, spectating free. Olympic Island, Toronto Islands. hopevolleyball.com.
Events ALONG THE BOARDWALK OF HUMBER BAY Heritage Toronto walk. 1: 30 pm. Free/ pwyc. Small park on E side of Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore W. heritagetoronto.org.
ALONG THE FRONT Guided ROM walk of the old town of York. 2 pm. Front & Jarvis. rom.on.ca.
ASIAN COMMUNITY GAMES Track and field, swimming, soccer, basketball, volleyball, cricket, golf and more. To Jun 22. Tait McKen-
zie Centre, York U, 4700 Keele. acgames.ca.
BEACHES ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW Visual arts, jewellery, fashions, ceramics and more. Today and tomorrow. Free. Kew Gardens, Queen E at Lee. beachesartsandcraftsshow.ca. BEFORE TORONTO: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL BUS TOUR OF OUR CITY’S FIRST 13,000 YEARS Heritage Toronto all-day bus and walking tour. 10 am. $80. Pre-register at heritagetoronto.org. CANADA’S NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL CREATIVE CHALLENGE Outdoor performances by young dancers. 3- 6 pm. Free. Distillery District, Trinity Square, 55 Mill. thedistillerydistrict.com.
GLUTEN FREE MARKET Samples and glutenfree food to buy. 9 am-5 pm. $14, adv $12, srs $11, child free. International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd. canadasglutenfreemarket.com.
LOST FIRST CHINATOWN FOOD TOUR Explore the sites of the city’s original Chinatown. 10 am-1 pm. $ 30-$ 45 (includes food). Meet at Old City Hall, 60 Queen W. Preregister 416-923- 6813.
MORTGAGE 101 Learn about mortgage basics, approvals and what banks don’t tell you. 2 pm. Free. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. Pre-register 416-393-7746.
NORTH YORK CENTRE THEN AND NOW Heritage Toronto walk. 10: 30 am. Free/ pwyc. Gibson Park, NW corner Yonge and Park Home. heritagetoronto.org.
REPAIR CAFÉ Bring in a broken household item and get help fixing it. 10 am-2 pm. Free. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. 416395- 5653, repaircafetoronto.ca.
SWANSEA & LM MONTGOMERY LIT WALK Literary detective walk that traces places and folks Montgomery met in Toronto. 3-5:30 pm. $25, child $18 (includes snacks). Runnymede subway. Pre-register 416-923- 6813. WHISTLING GARDENS & WHITEHERN HISTORIC HOME & GARDEN Bus trip. 8:45 am. $74. Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia. Pre-register 416-767-2574. BWORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE Cycle bare as you dare to protest oil dependency and car obscenity. Noon. Free. Coronation Park, Lake Shore W of Bathurst. worldnakedbikeride.org. YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER FAIR Local agancies provide info on opportunities for teens. 2- 4 pm. Free. Richview Library, 1806 Islington. 416-394-5120. Sunday, June 15 Benefits YORKVILLE EXOTIC CAR SHOW (Prostate Cancer Canada) View vehicles including cars from Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Bentley along car-free Bloor. Noon-5 pm. Free (donations appreciated). Bloor between Bay and Avenue Rd. bloor-yorkville.com.
rBATTLE OF BLACK CREEK Revolutionary War re-enactment with a rubber-band shooting gallery, Father’s Day barbecue and more. Today and tomorrow 11 am-5 pm. Free w/ admission. Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross. 416-736-1733.
rCHESSFEST Games and programs on the history of chess for all ages and levels. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.
LDAVID BYRNE The musician is interviewed by The New York Times media reporter Ben Sisario. 6 pm. $25. MaRS Discovery District, 101 College. luminatofestival.com.
rFATHER’S DAY BBQ Live entertainment, self- guided tours, family activities and a barbecue. 11 am-5 pm. $ 40, srs/yth $ 35, child $ 30, under 3 free. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. 416-923-1171, casaloma.org.
rFATHER’S DAY BRUNCH CRUISE Cruise the harbour and enjoy a buffet brunch. 11: 30 am-2: 30 pm. $ 59. Queens Quay Terminal (foot of York). tickets. mariposacruises.com.
PFREE JANE Reading of a new play by Sonny Mills followed by an open mic. 8 pm. Free. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555.
PGENDERPLAY: FUN WITH DICK (AND JANE) Reading of Larocque’s play about a man who found love in an unlikely place. 2 pm. Pwyc. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555.
LIF I LOVED YOU: GENTLEMEN PREFER BROADWAY – AN EVENING OF LOVE DUETS Panel discussion with Rufus Wainwright and guests. 11 am. $25. MaRS Discovery District, 101 College. luminatofestival.com.
5ELISHA LIM Launching her debut graphic novel, 100 Crushes. 2-5 pm. Free. Onsite @ OCAD U, 230 Richmond W. ocadu.ca/onsite.
LA LITERARY PICNIC Outdoor readings and more. Noon-3:30 pm. Free (bring lunch). Trinity Bellwoods Park, 155 Crawford (rain location: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw). luminatofestival.com.
LLITERARY WALKS Walks led by authors Cary Fagan, Andrew Pyper and Alissa York. 2, 3 & 4 pm. $25. luminatofestival.com.
LTHE LOST SONGS OF TORONTO Literary event. 6 pm. $18 & $25. Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen W. luminatofestival.com.
THE MANSIONS OF JARVIS STREET Heritage Toronto walk. 11 am. Free/pwyc. SE corner Jarvis and Isabella. heritagetoronto.org.
rSURVIVAL SKILLS Learn what can keep you alive in the forest if you get lost. 11:30 am & 1 pm. Kortright Centre, Pine Valley and Major Mackenzie (Kleinburg). 905832-2289.
YORKVILLE Guided ROM walk. 2 pm. Free. Yorkville Library, 22 Yorkville. rom.on.ca.
Monday, June 16
GROWNUPS READ THINGS THEY WROTE AS KIDS CBC radio show launch party. 8 pm. $10. Garrison, 1197 Dundas W. 416-519-9439.
PSTILETTOS ON THE MOVE Fashion show featuring drag performers. 7 pm. Free (RSVP). North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. pridetpl.eventbrite.ca.
Tuesday, June 17
NATURE ALL AROUND US Join a team of experts to piece together the historical flora and fauna of dynastic China. 7 pm. $21, stu $18. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Pre-register 416-586-5797.
REAL FOOD FOR A CHANGE Talk on the problems facing our food industry and potential solutions by professor Rod MacRae. 1 pm. Free. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
5KEN SETTERINGTON Author of Branded By The Pink Triangle discusses events in LGBTQ history. 7 pm. Free. Bendale Library, 1515 Danforth Rd. 416-396-8190.
5ZANELE MUHOLI The photographer and LGBTQ activist talks about her exhibition Faces And Places. 7:30 pm. Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould. contactphoto.com.
Wednesday, June 18
MUSIC HEALS (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Fdn) Rock bands including Marc Reed, SoSumi, the Sauce and the Gavelheads, dancing, auction, food and more. 7 pm. $75. Hard Rock Café, 279 Yonge. musicheals.hollandbloorviewfoundtion.ca.
Events BLUE AND WHITE CHINESE PORCELAIN: SOCIAL
CURRENCY PAST AND PRESENT Lecture by Sotheby's Cynthia Volk. 6: 30 pm. $20. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. 416- 586-8080.
PKAMAL AL-SOLAYLEE Reading from his memoir, Intolerable: A Memoir Of Extremes. 1 pm. Free. City Hall Library, 100 Queen W. 416-393-7650.
5SKY GILBERT Evening of poetry with the poet and drag performer. 7 pm. Free. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
PPRIDECAB Multidisciplinary cabaret of songs and monologues by members of the Queer Youth Arts Program. 8 pm. $10, free for youth 25 & under. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555.
ROUGE PARK Guided walk. 9:30 am. Free. Various locations in Rouge Park. Details at rougepark.com/hike.
THE STRUGGLE TO JUGGLE Presentation on multiple life roles, brain health and the sandwich generation. 7 pm. Free. Beaches Library, 2161 Queen E. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
THEN AND NOW Guided ROM walk around the museum to celebrate its centennial. 6 pm. Free. In front of the ROM, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca.
WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE Reading by 25 Canadian authors including Jowita Bydlowska, Linwood Barclay, Lynn Crosbie. Andrew Pyper and Zoe Whitall. 7: 30 pm. $10, stu/yth under 25 free. Harbourfont Centre Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, ifoa.org.
THE YORKVILLE MUSIC SCENE OF THE 1960S Heritage Toronto boutique walking tour. 6:30 pm. $20. Location given on registration. Pre-register at heritagetoronto.org.
Thursday, June 19
PA CHORUS QUEEN (Toronto People with AIDS Fdn) Benefit performance of the drag musical. Mon-Sat 7:30 pm, matinees Jun 21 and 25 at 2 pm. To Jun 28. $35-$45. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House. uofttix.ca/acq.
40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA (Downsview Svs for Seniors) Party celebrating 40 years of community service. 5 pm. $90. Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross. downsviewservices.com/gala.
ARGONAUTS FOOTBALL Argos season opener against the Hamilton Tiger Cats. 7 pm. Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way. argonauts.ca.
BOOK SUMMIT 2014: IN BED WITH THE READER Industry event for publishing professionals with labs on marketing, social media and more. 8:45 am. $166, stu/ srs $93. Harbourfront Centre Brigantine Rm, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, ifoa.org.
ALLAN STRATTON Reading from The Resurrection Of Mary Mabel McTavish. 7 pm. Free. Yorkville Library, 22 Yorkville. 416-393-7660.
Friday, June 20
AZ AWARDS Gala celebrating architects and designers from around the world. 8 pm. $75. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. azawards. adbeast.com.
PTHE BIZARRE BALL: RAINBOW WARRIORS This Pride ball features vogueing performers the House of Nuance. 10: 30 pm. $10. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555.
CENTRAL CANADIAN BARISTA COMPETITION T.O.’s best up-and- coming baristas compete for a spot in the Nationals. Today and tomorrow. Propellor (Crema Coffee), 50 Wade. torontoc[email protected]
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE @ ROM Live music, DJs, pop-up food, tours of the galleries and more with a Sun Burn theme. 7-11 pm. $12, stu $10. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca/fnl.
5LADIES ARMY 6 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S BIKE POLO TOURNAMENT Battle for global championship by 32 women and trans bike polo teams. Fri 9 am to Sun 1 pm. To Jun 22. Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin S of bloor. bikepolo.to.
PPRIDE WALK: DISCOVERING TORONTO’S LGBTQ HERITAGE Heritage Toronto boutique walking tour. To Jun 25 weekdays 6:30 pm, Sat-Sun 1:30 pm. $20. Location given on registration. Pre-register heritagetoronto.org.
PTHAT’S SO GAY: ON THE EDGE Exhibition of new projects created by LGBTTI2QQ artists about their experiences of identity. To Jun 27. Noon-5 pm. Free. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635. WOMEN’S WORLD WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Cheer on Team Canada. To Jun 28. $5-$100. Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton. 2014wheelchairbasketball.com.
PWORLD PRIDE OPENING CEREMONIES Fireworks plus live performances by Melissa Etheridge, Deborah Cox, Martha Wash, DJs David Morales, Quentin Harris and others. 7:30pm. Free. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen W. worldpridetoronto.com.
Saturday, June 21
BCYCLE FOR SIGHT (Foundation Fighting Blindness) Fully supported, one-day cycling event. Pledges. Black Creek Pioneer Village, Jane & Steeles W. cycleforsight.ca.
PTHE B-GIRLZ: PRIDE NATION! The drag troupe perform a disco-cabaret tribute to gay life. 8 pm. $25-$28. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555. DR FITZGERALD AND THE CONNAUGHT LABORATORIES: MEDICAL LEGACY MEETS FAMILY HISTORY Heritage Toronto walk. 11 am. Free/pwyc. Convocation Hall, 31 King’s College Circle. heritagetoronto.org.
BrEBW FAMILY BIKE FESTIVAL Wild bike ride with a naturalist, safety checks for kids’ bikes and more. 10 am-1 pm. Free. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. evergreen.ca.
BECO- WHEELS SHOW Check out the latest in ecofriendly transportation, high-tech accessories, rider education and more. 11 am-7 pm. Free. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge. eco-wheelsshow.com.
FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT Introductory class. 10: 30 am-noon. Free. Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen E. Pre-register 416-406- 0054.
rFURRY FOREST FRIENDS Family nature walk. 1:30 pm. $2 or pwyc. High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside. highparknaturecentre.com. JOURNALISTS AND EDITORS IN 19TH CENTURY TORONTO Heritage Toronto walk. 10 am. Free/pwyc. 160 Frederick. heritagetoronto.org.
rJUNCTION SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL Bike the West Toronto Railpath to enjoy art, music, bike tune-ups, outdoor cinema and more. Noon to midnight. Free. Dundas from Indian Rd to Quebec. thejunctionbia.ca.
KENSINGTON FOODIES ROOTS WALK Celebrate food connected with the immigrant waves in the Market. 9: 30 am-1 pm. Today and Jul 26, 10 am-1 pm. $ 50, stu/srs $ 45, child $ 35. Red Pole with Black Cat, 350 Spadina. Pre-register 416-923- 6813.
rLESLIEVILLE TREE FESTIVAL Live performances, native plants, tree- planting, local artists, a kids’ zone, green vendors and more. Noon- 4 pm. Free. Leslie Grove Park, 1158 Queen E. yourleaf.org.
MURDER AT THE ROM SCAVENGER HUNT Murder mystery team scavenger hunt for adults. 10: 30 am & 2 pm. $ 30. Royal Ontario Museum steps, 100 Queen’s Park. Pre-register at urbancapers.com.
PNUIT ROSE Queer grassroots contemporary art event from sundown to 3 am. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W, and Queer West Zone on Queen between Shaw and Gladstone. nuitrose.wordpress.com.
PRISE Sexy playground of art, dance, strip tease and aerial arobatics with Charissa Wilcox, Shane MacKinnon, Kitty Neptune, Axel Blows and others. 8:30 pm. $15. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes.com/pride2014.
SOLSTICE TAROT CIRCLE Summer solstice potluck feast and circle to share the tarot’s wisdom. 6:30 pm. $25. The Hermit’s Lamp, 425 Vaughan. hermitslamp.com. UNDERSTANDING YOUR CREDIT REPORT & CREDIT SCORE Learn more about how to improve your credit score. 2 pm. Free. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. Pre-register 416-393-7746.
YOGATHON Yoga enthusiasts welcome summer at specially themed outdoor classes for all levels. 9 am-5 pm. Free (bring yoga mat). Distillery District, 55 Mill. omto.ca.
Sunday, June 22
PJUST ME, YOU AND THE SILENCE (FARUG – Freedom and Roam Uganda) Reading of a play by Ugandan writer ADONG Lucy Judith followed by a panel discussion. 7 pm. $10 adv, pwyc at the door. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes. com/pride2014.
rGATSBY GARDEN PARTY Garden party with 20s period music, food, dance and a costume contest. Noon-5 pm. $5, kids free. Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd. 416392- 6910.
GET INTO SAILING DAY RS sailing demo day. 11 am-3 pm. Free. Outer Harbour Centreboard Club, 14 Regatta. 416251- 0384.
THE HOGTOWN HOEDOWN Appalachian square dancing and instruction. Today and Jul 20. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.
ONTARIO WINE FAIR Wine- and cheese-tasting event. 1 pm. $70, adv $60. Drake One Fifty, 150 York. cafetasteevents.com.
PAINT PARTY All-inclusive, paint-your- own- canvas event. 7: 30-10 pm. $ 20. Art Factory, 263 Adelaide W. artfactory.cc.
SACRED STONES & STEEPLES Guided ROM walk of religious buildings along Church, with snacks. Today and Aug 10, 2 pm. $ 30. Pre-register 416- 586- 5799. ST CLAIR WEST: THE GROWTH OF A STREETCAR SUBURB Heritage Toronto walk. 10:30 am. Free/pwyc. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. heritagetoronto.org. PA LETTER TO MY QUEER FAMILY Readings by authors Katie Cook, Farzana Doctor, Mary Ellen MacLean, Brian Rigg and others. 2:30 pm. $10. Nexus Lounge, OISE, 252 Bloor W. Pre-register gailey[email protected]