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Arts

New Toronto street signs state the obvious

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 29, 2014

toronto street signsStreet art Toronto has been lax - the same few styles again and again, with weirdo sticker art, perplexing stencils and wheatpastes, and odd fake celebrity signatures fading out of sight. Old guard graffiti freaks are growing up and, tired of being buffed, moving on to galleries, over-working their straight jobs, or (well, hopefully not) serving time - and new creative talents are spending their efforts online instead of on the streets.

That's a shame - but it's not all Anser faces (no diss to Anser, who's been a comfort for a decade now) out there in 2014. Take Denise St Marie and Timothy Walker (TIMEANDDESIRE)'s new sign installations. You might've already done a double take of these ominous signs, playing permits, urban animals, or their Recursive Series on Toronto streets this summer.

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Today in Toronto: Luke Austin Band, Wiz Khalifa, Rush, Comic Jam, Tiki Tuesday, Life Itself, Shab-e Sher

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 29, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto catch The Luke Austin Band at the Horseshoe for free, or see Wiz Khalifa play an all-ages show at the Molson with Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Sage the Gemini, and more. Rush (2013) is screening outdoors at Yonge-Dundas Square - no, Rush the band will not be playing or driving race cars.

If you'd like to doodle pictures of you driving race cars with Rush, get to Cameron house and BYO pens and pencils. Steve James' documentary on Roger Ebert Life Itself screens at TIFF, while in Parkdale, Geraldine is serving up Hawaiian inspired street food. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Music

This Week in Music: CNE Bandshell Says No to Women, OVO, VELD, Weaves Remixes, Reverend Moon, K-os

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 28, 2014

This Week In MusicThis Week in Music rounds up the latest news, releases and concerts coming to Toronto.

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Today in Toronto: Mystery Train, The Spoke, The Old Salts, Mixed Company, Colm Feore

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 28, 2014

today in torontoToday in Toronto Mixed Company will pair eight notable Canadian actors (including Raymond Ablack - Degrassi: The Next Generation, Orphan Black) with eight notable Canadian improvisers (including Kathy Greenwood - Who's Line is it Anyway, The Drew Carey Show). The fun goes down easy at Comedy Bar.

Set in Memphis Mystery Train (Best Artistic Achievement at the 1989 Festival de Cannes) will screen at TIFF as part of Strange Paradise: The Cinema of Jim Jarmusch. If you'd rather take in some Canadian history with Don Cherry, he'll be at the WWWI 100th Anniversary Ceremony at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Maybe Rob Ford will show up in a pink satin suit? For the pinkos, you know. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Free events in Toronto: July 28 - August 3, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 27, 2014

free events TorontoFree events in Toronto this week crest on the weekend with the Caribana Parade, though with no money showing up in full costume is going to be tricky. Better to pick through the closet of a friends with questionable taste in thrifting. Speaking of thrifting, a true story: earlier this month I wrote my dentist a cheque and promptly forgot, until I suddenly had $30 in small bills and laundry change to carry me to my next pay cheque. At least my dentist can go on vacation again - and at least I have these Tiki parties, film screenings, and indie rock to keep me busy.

Here are your best bets to play Henry Higgins this week in Toronto.

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Weekend events in Toronto: July 25-27, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 25, 2014

weekend events TorontoWeekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this July 25-27, 2014.

Waterfront Night Market
The free-to-attend T&T Waterfront Night Market is on this weekend at T&T Supermarket. Sample the delights of Asian themed street food while checking out performances, browsing the marketplace, and more - see our photo gallery from last year for an idea of what's in store. The fifth annual night market will be open 6pm-midnight Friday (July 25), 4pm-midnight on Saturday (July 26), and 4-10pm on Sunday (July 25). T&T Supermarket (222 Cherry Street). LI

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