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BEERS & BOOKS WITH TEVA HAR­RI­SON Meet the au­thors, read books, drink beer. Join Zoe Whittall, the au­thor of The Best Kind of Peo­ple, House of Anansi Press and Hen­der­son Brew­ing Co. while they chat beer, books and Toronto from 7-9 p.m. En­joy chats with au­thors, host­ing au­di­ence Q&A, debates and more. Wed­nes­day. Free. Beer and book spe­cial: $20. Hen­der­son Brew­ing Co., 128A Ster­ling Rd. THE BREWER’S BACK­YARD: GOOD FRI­DAY WILL BE A “GREAT FRI­DAY” Come from 11 a.m. un­til 5 p.m. to wel­come seven brew­eries from across On­tario, pour­ing de­li­cious beers from In­die Ale House, Sweet­grass Brew­ing Co., Big Rig, Col­lec­tive Arts, Muddy York, 5 Pad­dles and Red Thread. They will be ac­com­pa­nied by a tasty food lineup with Melt­down Cheesery, FeasTO, Heir­loom, Delite Bite and BeaverTails. There will be a First Call spe­cial with all beers $1 off for the first hour. Kick off spring in style. Fri­day. Free. Ever­green Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. CANA­DIAN MU­SIC WEEK(CMW) Now in its 35th year, this event is rec­og­nized as one of the premier en­ter­tain­ment events in North Amer­ica fo­cus­ing on the busi­ness of mu­sic. This fes­ti­val spans 5 nights of per­for­mances, over 800 show­cas­ing bands at more than 40 live mu­sic venues in down­town Toronto. All con­ven­tion func­tions take place at the Sheraton Cen­tre Toronto Ho­tel, 123 Queen St. W. Ex­pect to see Earl Sweat­shirt, Wolf Pa­rade, Good Char­lotte, Holler­ado, Char­lotte Day Wil­son, Melissa Etheridge, High Valley, Weaves, Chaz Bundick and oth­ers. Tues­day un­til April 23. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. Cmw.net. CANFILMDAY: THE SKIN WE’RE IN Re­gent Park Film Fes­ti­val cel­e­brates Na­tional Cana­dian Film Day 150, a mas­sive one-day cel­e­bra­tion of Cana­dian cin­ema in hon­our of our na­tion’s sesqui­cen­ten­nial. Watch The The Skin We’re In, as ac­claimed jour­nal­ist Des­mond Cole ex­plores what it is to be black in 21st cen­tury Canada. Do Black Lives Mat­ter Here? Fol­low­ing the screen­ing, join in a dis­cus­sion with Des­mond Cole and Charles Of­fi­cer, mod­er­ated by Lu As­faha. How do we lever­age for our­selves strength, power and in­spi­ra­tion from his story? Wed­nes­day from 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Cine­plex Yonge & Dun­das, 10 Dun­das St. E. BOOK­THUG SPRING 2017 LAUNCH PARTY Book­Thug in­vites you to cel­e­brate the launch of the Spring 2017 sea­son! Fea­tur­ing read­ings by Jen­nifer LoveGrove ( Beau­ti­ful Chil­dren with Pet Foxes), Mar­i­anne Apos­tolides ( Deep Salt Wa­ter), Chris­tine McNair ( Charm), Stephen Cain ( False Friends), Erin Rob­ing­song ( Rag Cos­mol­ogy) and Ber­trand Laver­dure with Oana Avasili­chioaei ( Read­opo­lis). To­day from 7-11 p.m. Free. Gar­ri­son, 1197 Dun­das St. W. CRIM­SON WAVE COMEDY It’s a su­per fun night of fem­i­nist friendly, LGBTQ pos­i­tive and zero rape joke laughs. So you should come. Co­me­di­ans/best friends/ pod­cast­ers Jess Beaulieu and Natalie Nor­man co-host this hi­lar­i­ous weekly stand-up show. Sun­day at 9:30 p.m. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W. EASTER EG­GSTRAV­A­GANZA is Toronto’s largest Easter egg hunt pre­sented by the Lindt Gold Bunny. Get your face fan­ci­fully painted, feed some farm an­i­mals at Far Enough Farm and top it all off by tak­ing part in Toronto’s largest Easter egg hunt. Col­lect brightly coloured eggs hid­den through­out Cen­tre­ville and Far Enough Farm to re­deem them for amaz­ing prizes. Pur­chase on­line and ferry over to the is­land for free. Fri­day-Sun­day from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $15. Cen­tre­ville Cen­tre Is­land, Toronto Is­lands. EMER­GENCE: A NIGHT OF CULI­NARY AND COM­MU­NITY ARTS This fundrais­ing event show­cases cur­rent work and fu­ture prom­ise of young creatives from culi­nary to com­mu­nity arts. Guests will sip On­tario wine, beer and cider, ex­plore “lo­cal goes global” flavours, speak with emerg­ing chefs, artists, dancers, mu­si­cians and other mak­ers from di­verse back­grounds. They will savour the wis­dom shared by our first Green Thumbs Award of Dis­tinc­tion re­cip­i­ent, Mark Cullen. To­day at 6:30-9 p.m. $10-$55. Re­gent Park Com­mu­nity Food Cen­tre, 40 Oak St. FASH­ION ART TORONTO(FAT) is an arts and fash­ion week that cel­e­brates con­tem­po­rary art and de­sign through run­way shows, live per­for­mances, fash­ion films, pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hibits and art in­stal­la­tions. This is an an­nual multi-arts event fea­tur­ing 200 Cana­dian and In­ter­na­tional fash­ion de­sign­ers and artists. Come to the of­fi­cial launch party this Fri­day tak­ing place at Off­site (867 Dun­das St. W.) and en­joy a night of danc­ing, so­cial­iz­ing and min­gling with fash­ion de­sign­ers, artists, mod­els, stylists, friends and fash­ion­istas. Tues­day un­til April 22. $15-$95 for all 5 days. Daniels Spec­trum, 585 Dun­das St. E. GOOD FRI­DAY STA­TIONS OF THE CROSS EC­U­MENI­CAL WALK ON THE DAN­FORTH Five con­gre­ga­tions are tak­ing part in a walk on the Dan­forth (be­tween Jack­man Av­enue/Ch­ester Av­enue and Pape Av­enue), from church to church, as a group, fol­low­ing the sta­tions of the Cross. Starts at 10 a.m. and goes un­til 12:30 p.m. Fri­day. Free. East­min­ster United Church, 310 Dan­forth Ave. GOOD FRI­DAY WALK FOR JUS­TICE The walk be­gins and ends at the Church of the Holy Trin­ity and the crowd moves as a pro­ces­sion to sta­tions around the city within walk­ing dis­tance, each set with a dif­fer­ent as­pect of the theme. At the end of the walk back at the church there is a short re­flec­tion fol­lowed by a light meal of soup and bread. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. Fri­day 2-5 p.m. By do­na­tion. Church of the Holy Trin­ity, 10 Trin­ity Square. TIFF KIDS IN­TER­NA­TIONAL FILM FES­TI­VAL cel­e­brates its 20th an­niver­sary as one of the world’s most im­por­tant cin­e­matic events for film lovers aged 3 to 13. There is a di­verse selec­tion fea­tur­ing over 160 films from over 40 coun­tries and plenty of spe­cial events planned to en­cour­age chil­dren to ex­press their cre­ativ­ity. TORONTO COLD READS(TCR) April show­ers bring . . . stu­pen­dous scripts?!? New orig­i­nal scripts are read “cold” by tal­ented ac­tors for a sup­port­ive au­di­ence. All are wel­come. Scripts by the fol­low­ing play­wrights and/or screen­writ­ers will be fea­tured at this Sun­day’s Cold Reads:

Buy­ing the Farm by Shel­ley Hoff­man and Stephen Sparks, Doula by Liane Bal­a­ban,

Ill Con­ceived by Lawrence Aronovitch and Writer’s Chal­lenge by Jamie John­son. Sun­day 8-10 p.m. PWYC. So­cial Cap­i­tal The­atre, 154 Dan­forth.

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