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
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.