fes­ti­vals

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BREAK­THROUGHS FILM FES­TI­VAL Short films by emerg­ing fe­male di­rec­tors and Q+As w/ film­mak­ers. 7:30 pm. $12, two-day pass $20. Royal Cinema, 608 Col­lege. break­throughs­film­fes­ti­val.com. Jun 15 to 16 P GREEN SPACE FES­TI­VAL: 10TH AN­NIVER­SARY Pride month mu­sic fes­ti­val, fea­tur­ing world-class DJs, elec­tronic and house leg­ends, drag queen roy­alty and more. Most events free (all pro­ceeds to the 519). Bar­bara Hall Park, 519 Church. greenspaceto.org. Jun 20 to 24 HUGH’S ROOM LIVE SUM­MER NIGHTS FES­TI­VAL In­ter­na­tional and lo­cal lu­mi­nar­ies from the folk, blues, jazz and world mu­sic spec­trum per­form live. See web­site for lineup, sched­ule and prices. 2261 Dun­das W. hugh­sroom­live.com. Jun 15 to Aug 25 ITAL­IAN CON­TEM­PO­RARY FILM FES­TI­VAL Films in­clude The Mu­sic Of Si­lence, Com­pul­sion, The Joke Thief, Love And Bul­lets and more, plus guest ap­pear­ances. $13, stu $8, passes $60-$450. TIFF Bell Light­box, 350 King W. 416-893-3966, icff.ca. Jun 14 to 22

TASTE OF LIT­TLE ITALY Live mu­sic on street cor­ners & stages, ex­tended pa­tios, ven­dors, car­ni­val rides, a kids’ learn-to-skate park and more at this street fes­ti­val. Fri from 7 pm, Sat-Sun from noon to 11 pm. Free. Lit­tle Italy, Col­lege from Bathurst to Shaw. tolit­tleitaly.com. Jun 15 to 17 TORONTO IN­TER­NA­TIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACE FES­TI­VAL The 30th an­nual event brings to­gether cul­ture, sport and a 2,500-year-old tra­di­tion. Sat & Sun 9 am-4 pm. Free ad­mis­sion (ferry to the Is­land not in­cluded). Cen­tre Is­land, Toronto Is­lands. 416-962-8899, gwn­drag­onboat.com/toron­tois­land. Jun 16 to 17

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B BIKE MONTH An­nual cel­e­bra­tion of pedal power kicks in­cludes group rides, safety work­shops, kids’ events & more. Most events free, see web­site for info. Var­i­ous venues. bike­month.ca/toronto. To Jun 30 DOCNOW DOC­U­MEN­TARY FES­TI­VAL Show­case of evoca­tive works telling sto­ries through 10 films, 10 pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tions and in­stal­la­tions and 5 events. Free. At Ry­er­son and other venues. docnow.ca.

To Jun 30 INSPIRATO FES­TI­VAL Canada’s largest ten­minute play fes­ti­val re­turns, this year’s theme is All About Her. $15-$20. Alum­nae The­atre, 70 Berke­ley. the­atrein­spi­rato.ca.

To Jun 16 LUMINATO FES­TI­VAL Mas­sive show­case of art, mu­sic, dance, the­atre, film, lit­er­ary events & more. Per­for­mances by The Mag­netic Fields, Mal­paso Dance Com­pany, Balaklava Blues, TiKA, Justin Nozuka, Scott Sil­ven and oth­ers. Var­i­ous venues & prices, some events free. lu­mi­natofes­ti­val.com. To Jun 24 P NUIT ROSE Fes­ti­val of queer-fo­cused art and per­for­mance show­cas­ing provoca­tive & cut­ting-edge work. The fa­mous Light Pa­rade takes place Jun 16 in Alexan­der St Par­kette (9 pm, free). Var­i­ous venues. nu­itrose.ca.

To Jun 17 NXNE MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Live shows fea­tur­ing Jazz Cartier, Azealia Banks, Big Free­dia, U.S. Girls, Tor­res and more. Wrist­band $29. Yonge-Dun­das Square & other venues. nxne.com. To Jun 17

P PRIDE MONTH The LGBTQQIP2SAA com­mu­nity and cul­ture cel­e­bra­tion, fea­tur­ing per­for­mances, ex­hibits, talks, par­ties and the pa­rade week­end (Jun 22-24). Var­i­ous venues. pridetoronto.com. To Jun 24 TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE SUM­MER FES­TI­VAL Five free clas­si­cal con­certs, see web­site for sched­ule and de­tails. At Trin­ity-St. Paul’s Cen­tre (427 Bloor W), Grace Church on-the-Hill (300 Lons­dale) and Wal­ter Hall, Ed­ward Johnson Build­ing, 80 Queen’s Park. tafelmusik.org/TBSF. To Jun 23 TONE FES­TI­VAL Mu­sic by Charles Gayle, Efrim Manuel Menuck, Jes­sica Moss, Oren Am­barchi & Willl Guthrie, Jazz Bras Dot Com and oth­ers. $10-$18, passes $55-$95. Var­i­ous venues. tone­toronto.tum­blr.com. To Jun 22

TORONTO JA­PANESE FILM FES­TI­VAL Films in var­i­ous gen­res, plus mu­si­cal per­for­mances, sake tast­ings, mar­tial arts demos and more. $12, passes $45-$90. Ja­panese Cana­dian Cul­tural Cen­tre, 6 Gara­mond. 416-4412345, toron­to­jff.com. To Jun 27

Toronto In­ter­na­tional Dragon Boat Race Fes­ti­val takes place June 16-17.

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