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indicates queer-friendly events How to place a listing All listings are free. Send to: [email protected]toronto.com. Include a brief description of the event, date, time, price, venue name and address and a contact phone number, e-mail or website address for the event. Listings may be edited for length. Deadline is the Thursday before publication at 5 pm. If your free listing requires a correction, send info to: fix[email protected]toronto.com. For complete Caribbean Carnival event listings, see page 30
Thursday, July 28 Benefits
c an evening OF Haitian celebratiOn Traditional Vodou ceremony, a Veve demonstration, food, live music with Jaffa and DJ Scar & more. 6-11 pm. $50. Proceeds support the Best of Both Worlds campaign to improve Haitian mental health. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W. bestofbothworldscampaign.wordpress.com. buDDHa On Fire Yoga to live music and tea to support education in Kenya. 8-10:30 pm. $15 or pwyc (benefits SEED Kenya). Ahimsa Yoga Centre, 440 Bloor W. fb.com/BuddhaonFire. Haitian vODOu Priest PresentatiOn Widner Dumay, Houngan from Haiti talks about what Vodou offers for mental health problems, the role of a Houngan in healing and his thoughts on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 2-5 pm. $25 (Best of Both Worlds campaign to improve Haitian mental health). George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place. Pre-register. bestofbothworldscampaign.wordpress.com. Events
rbsm summer Fun Family-friendly drop-in activities including games, temporary tattoos, crafts and more. 10 am-4 pm daily. Included w/ admission ($5-$14). Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor W. batashoemuseum.ca. c caribbean carnival king & queen sHOW Music and dance performances and judging of elaborate costumes and innovative parade floats. 7 pm-midnight. $30-$35, VIP $100. Allan Lamport Stadium, 1151 King W. caribbeancarnival.com. crazy Dames WalksHOPs Mobile participatory art workshops/walking tours of various neighbourhoods as part of the Make It Real Project. Jul 25-Aug 4, see website for days, times and to pre-register. Free. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 111 Queen’s Park. gardinermuseum.com/makeitrealproject. creating tOrOntO: tHe stOry OF tHe city in seven stOPs Heritage Toronto walking tour. 6:30 pm. $5-$10/pwyc. St Lawrence Market South, 93 Front E. heritagetoronto.org. Dancing On tHe Pier Weekly social dance series with a dance lesson and live music. 7 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com. DuFFerin grOve Organic Farmers’ market Local & organic goods, runs year-round every Thu 3-7 pm. Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin. dufferingrovemarket.ca.
Farmers’ market tHursDays Weekly 8 am-2 pm until Oct 27. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge. 905-985-7493. tHe imPressiOnist victOry Art lecture series with Suaznne Tevlin. To Aug 25. 1-3 pm. $30 per lecture. Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen W. suzan[email protected]patico.ca. rmulti-sPOrt leaDersHiP camP Basketball, soccer, cricket, badminton & more. Age 10-13. Tue & Thu 1-4 pm to Aug 11. $5/day. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Catholic School, 8 Seasons. Pre-register. 416-284-4184 ext 252. 5queer & trans summer salsa classes Beginner 6-7 pm, intermediate 7-8 pm. No partner needed. $15. Multifaith Centre, U of T, 569 Spadina. [email protected]dance.com. 5queer game nigHt Board games social. 8-11 pm. $5. Board Again Games, 2111 Dundas W. 416-453-6885, boardagaingames.com. rOgers cuP tennis ATP tennis tournament.
To Jul 21, tickets $15 and up. Aviva Centre, 1 Shoreham Court. rogerscup.com. rrumPlestiltskin Dufflebag Theatre presents a family-friendly show outdoors at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre. Activities from 6 pm, show 7-8 pm. Free. Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst. 416-392-3846, bit. ly/29938V4. tasty tHursDays Food trucks and local vendors offer lunch combos plus live music on the outdoor stage in front of City Hall. 11 am-2 pm till Aug 25. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen W. toronto.ca/special_ events. tbg Organic Farmers’ market Year-round weekly market offering food, flowers, jams, allnatural personal
care items, VQA wines and more. 2-7 pm. Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence E. torontobotanicalgarden.ca. tOrOntO PrOFessiOnals & entrePreneurs sOcial mixer Social networking group. 6-11 pm. Free. On the patio. Muvbox by Marche, 181 Bay. fb.com/TorontoSocialMixer. uPtOWn Farmers’ market Weekly, 3-7 pm to Oct 6. St Clement’s Church, 70 St Clements. appletreemarkets.ca.
Friday, July 29
cics gOOD FOOD market Affordable, seasonable, organic veggies and fruits plus games, workshops and family activities. 3-6 pm. Free. Centre for Immigrant & Community Services, 2330 Midland. 416-2927510 ext 152, cicscanada.com. Diy lOtiOn base lab Workshop
to create your own cleansers, hair conditioners and other multi-purpose lotions and creams. 7-9 pm. $15 sugg donation. Pre-register. Anarres Apothecary, 749 Dovercourt. 647827-6968. 5encOre nigHt WitH tOrOntO gaymers Board games. 7 pm. $6. Board Again Games, 2111 Dundas W. boardagaingames.com. envirOnmental HazarDs anD HealtH Health talk with Lisa Vanlint. 1-2:30 pm. Free. Pre-register. Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst. 416-603-6475. rFamily Fun FriDays at tHe Olb Youth ages 6 to 17 can learn how debates work in the Chamber while trying on the traditional black robes worn in parliament, explore the building on a scavenger hunt and more. Fri 1-3 pm until Aug 26. Pre-registration required, children must be accompanied by an adult. Ontario Legislative Building, 111 Wellesley W. 416-325-0061, tourbook[email protected]
Group Mantra SinGinG SeSSion 7-7:30 pm. Free. Toronto Eckankar Centre, 19 Yorkville. 416-926-8946, miraclesinyourlife.org. C oSa panoraMa/pan alive CoMpetition Ontario Steelpan Association presents a night of steel pan performances as part of Toronto Caribbean Carnival. 7 pm-midnight. $25. Allan Lamport Stadium, 1151 King W. caribbeancarnival.com. pSyChiC DevelopMent ClaSS Talk and video screening. 7-8:30 pm. Free. Pre-register. Timothy’s World Coffee, 1070 Eglinton W. thehealingteam.org. roM SuMMer FriDayS Live music by disco/ du-wop/jazz/rock artist Maiko Watson & Bill King in the c5 Lounge, plus art talks, film screenings and access to the galleries. 4:308:30 pm. $10, stu/srs $9, child 4-14 $7 (special exhibits extra). Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca. Sherway FarMerS’ Market Fridays to Oct 28, 8 am-2 pm. NE parking lot, Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall. farmfreshmarkets.ca. verSa Music created on a bass guitar is rendered visible as low-frequency sound travelling through water in this audio/visual collaboration between musician Alex Ricci & artist Monika Hauck. 9-10:30 pm. Free. Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside. versavisuals.com.
Saturday, July 30
ralohaFeSt Celebration of Polynesian culture including art, dance, musical performances, food and crafts. 11 am-7 pm. Free. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge. hulaikala.com. ColleGe Street loCal Monthly local artisans’ market with art, beauty, fashion, handmade, reclaimed, vintage and more. 11 am-5 pm. Revival, 783 College. collegestreetlocal.com. everGreen FarMerS Market Wide variety of local and seasonal food. Saturdays 8 am-1 pm till Nov 5. Free admission. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. evergreen.ca. JunCtion FarMerS Market Local, sustainably produced fresh foods. Saturdays to Nov 5, 9 am-1 pm. Junction Train Platform, 2964 Dundas W. junctionmarket.ca. CrMini MaS CaMp & paraDe Create a costume, learn the songs and dance steps, all to culminate in a parade on the last day of the Island Soul festival. Sat 2-6 pm, Mon noon2:30 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com. ravine StrateGy pop-up ConSultation Sessions for the public to learn about the City’s plans and provide input. 9 am-1 pm. Free. At the Junction Farmer’s Market, 2964 Dundas W. ravinestrat[email protected] SaturDay CraFternoonS Weekly in-store crafting and demos. 1-4 pm. Free. The Paper Place, 887 Queen W. fb.com/paperplace. the Stop FarMer’S Market Local, sustainable, organic products, live music and more. 8 am-1 pm. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. fb.com/TheStopFarmersMarket. C toronto Caribbean Carnival GranD paraDe Procession of steel pans and masquerading bands begins at Exhibition Place, travelling 3.5 km down Lake Shore Blvd West. 9 am-9 pm. Seating inside Exhibition Place $20, srs $10, family $50; more for VIP. Free along the street route. Exhibition Place, 200 Princes’ Blvd. caribbeancarnival.com. toronto SalSa praCtiCe No lesson, beginners to pros, no partner required. 3:30-5:30 pm & 5:30-8 pm. $5. Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W. torontosalsapractice.com. waterFront artiSan Market Open-air market with a curated mix of more than 50 artisans, crafters, chefs & bakers. Jul 30-Aug 1, Sat-Mon 10 am-6 pm. HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay W. waterfrontartisanmarket.com. rthe wooFJoCkS Canine all-StarS Varietytype show featuring professional dog trainers and their talented dogs. Jul 30-Aug 1, daily at noon, 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Free. PawsWay, 245 Queens Quay W. 416-360-7297, pawsway.ca.
Sunday, July 31
an enChanteD eveninG Group breathing meditation plus chanting of sacred mantras to live music and a vegetarian meal. 6-8 pm. Free, donation for meal. Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W. meditationtoronto.com. barry ZukerMan aMphitheatre Mural Park People, StreetARToronto, Friends of Earl Bales Park and SKETCH will work with the community, an emerging lead artist and apprentice youth artists to develop, design and install a mural that speaks to and about the community. 5-8:30 pm. Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst. toronto.ca/culturalhotspot. rDX kiDS’ DayS @ union Station Families are invited to drop by the DX booth to join in a variety of fun-filled, hands-on design workshops on city building, travelling and transportation.
Sun 1-4 pm till Sep 4. Free. Union Station, 65 Front W. dx.org. GuilD park Heritage Toronto walking tour of the park and the new Monument Walk. 1:30 pm. $5-$10/pwyc. Guild Park & Gardens, 201 Guildwood Parkway. heritagetoronto.org. interSeSSionS toronto #2 DJ workshop curated for and by women and LGBT+ folk with CL, Internet Daughter, Diana McNally, Shifra, Kare, Chippy Nonstop. 7-10 pm. $10 or pwyc, no one turned away. Studio Bar, 824 Dundas W. intersession[email protected] peDeStrian SunDayS in kenSinGton Market Monthly celebration of car-free streets for people with music, street theatre and more. Noon-7 pm. Free. Kensington Market, Augusta south of College. pskensington.ca. the Super Flea Weekly market/party. 3-10 pm. Free. Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor W. superwondergallery.com. waterFront artiSan Market Open-air market with artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers. 10 am-6 pm. HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay W. waterfrontartisanmarket.com.
Monday, August 1
rSiMCoe Day @ Fort york Musketry, artillery and music demonstrations, tours of the historic kitchen and barracks and more. 10 am-5 pm. Free. 250 Fort York Blvd. 416-3926907, toronto.ca/fortyork. u oF t QuaDS anD Quieter plaCeS A stroll looking at green spaces where students can get a little peace to study and think. 1:30 pm. Free. Meet outside Northrop Frye Hall, 73 Queen’s Park Cres. 416-939-5476. waterFront artiSan Market Open-air market with artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers. 10 am-6 pm. HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay W. waterfrontartisanmarket.com.
Tuesday, August 2 Benefits
roMa MeMorial event Gathering to commemorate Romani victims of the Holocaust. Live music and screening of an abridged version of Aaron Yeger’s documentary A People Uncounted. 6-8:30 pm. Free (donations support Roma Community Centre). Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles. romatoronto.org.
90S kiD tueSDayS Weekly music, games and TV show s. 5 pm-late. Free. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. gladstonehotel.com. between the teStaMentS Lecture on how history and archaeology contextualize the New Testament. 7 pm. Free. Centre Place, 320
Richmond E #101. cen[email protected] gmail.com. CabbaGetown FarMerS Market Weekly 3-7 pm to Oct 4. Riverdale Park West, 201 Winchester. cabbagetownmarket.ca. CraZy talkS Open forum on psych and mad politics with Erick Fabris and guest Jewelles Smith talking about mad mothering. 7-8:30 pm. Free. Room 12-202. OISE, 252 Bloor W. [email protected]savvy.com. DaviSville villaGe FarMerS Market Weekly 3-7 pm to Oct 4. June Rowlands Park, 220 Davisville. appletreemarkets.ca.
eaSt york FarMerS’ Market Rain or shine, 8 am-2 pm till Oct 25. East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell. fb.com/EastYorkFarmersMarket. rGirlS MultiSport Girls age 10 can explore diverse sports and cooperative activities. Tue 5-7 pm until Aug 9. $5/day. Pre-register. Malvern Family Resource Centre, 90 Littles. 416284-4184 ext 252, mfrc.org.
Wednesday, August 3
aStronoMy on tap t.o. Mind-expanding talks, games, prizes and conversation about the cosmos with University of Toronto astronomers. 7:30 pm. Free. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. fb.com/dunlapinstitute. avian urbaniteS: ChiMney SwiFtS in toronto Talk by biologist Dan Riley. 7:30 pm. $2-$5 donation. High Park Nature Centre, 375 Colborne Lodge. 416-392-1748. City plaCe urban Market Food, handmade jewellery, Blue Jays merch and more. Wed 3-8 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm. Concord CityPlace, 23 Spadina. cityplaceurbanmarket.com. elGin & winter GarDen theatre tourS Drop-in 45-minute tours of the historic theatre complex. Noon. $5. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge. 416-314-2874. FreSh weDneSDayS Weekly farmers’ market in front of City Hall. 10 am-2 pm till Aug 24. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen W. toronto.ca/special_events. leaSiDe FarMerS’ Market Wednesdays, 3-7 pm until Aug 24. Trace Manes Park, 110 Rumsey. appletreemarkets.ca. MontGoMery’S inn FarMerS’ Market Local, organic and naturally produced foods and live music in the picnic area. 2-6 pm. Free. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas W. 416-394-8113, toronto.ca/inn-market. perManent revolution, StaliniSM anD the tranSitional proGraM Talk by activist/ newspaper co-editor Barry Weisleder. 7 pm. Free. Under the gazebo. Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor W. socialistaction[email protected] polariS heritaGe priZe ConCert Musical tribute to the best albums of the last five decades. The Massey Hall Band will perform with Peaches, The Weather Station, Michelle McAdorey, Amelia Curran and Chris Murphy and Jay Ferguson from Sloan. 8 pm. $25. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen W. masseyhall.com. runninG Free! Weekly run/walk group. 5:30 pm. Free. Meet at 100 Stokes near CAMH. Find us on Facebook. camh.ca. ryerSon FarMerS’ Market Wednesdays, 11 am-2 pm until Oct 5. Ryerson University, Victoria & Gould. appletreemarkets.ca. toronto hiStory leCture Arlene Chan talks about Toronto’s first Chinatown & the transformation of the Chinese community into a thriving and integral part of the urban mosaic. 7:30 pm. Free (pre-registration required). The City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd. torontofamilyhistory.org/calendar. unDer the StarS: the JunGle book Outdoor screening of the 2016 film by Jon Favreau in the park. Music, games, arts and craft and performances from 7-8:30 pm, screening at 9 pm. Free. Bring a blanket/ chair. Regent Park, 620 Dundas E. regentparkfilmfestival.com.