Here are my picks for the top events happening in Toronto March 27-29, 2015.
Pabst Street Jam (March 28, Church St x Shuter St)
Ring in spring with a last hurrah to winter. This block party is centred around a snowboard rail that will witness some of Ontario's best strut their stuff amidst PBR and food trucks (yes, multiple cliches are at work here). Music will be supplied by Thugli and Rich Kidd. 19+ (PBR). DF
On August 23rd at a yet to be disclosed location, each and every member of Toronto's vast music community is invited to take part in a huge family photo titled Class of 2015. No family is without dysfunction and it won't be a shock if some musicians resolutely stand a few bodies apart, but even to cynics, the community and historically driven concept should induce the warm fuzzies.
Today in Toronto: Bjork Party, Reel Artists Film Fest, Queer Songbook, Once, Greys, Jessica Baldanzas
Canadian Art's 12th Annual Reel Artists Film Festival will open at TIFF tonight. This year's theme is risk taking artists in the vein of Ai Weiwei, Marina Abramovic, and Chris Ofili. It's on until Saturday. Greys and Total Love are playing at a temporary bubbly-drink branded underground skateboard on Dufferin, while brand new venue Burdock Music Hall on Bloor will host Michael Feuerstack, and the Queer Songbook Orchestra will perform downtown. For more events, click on over to our events section.
- Film: 12th Annual Reel Artists Film Festival (TIFF)
- Theatre: Once: Preview Performance (First Canadian Place)
- Party: Bjork Party (The Beaver)
- Music: Michael Feuerstack & Overnight (Burdock Music Hall)
- Music: Queer Songbook Orchestra Play Songs of Resilience (Church of the Holy Trinity)
- Music: Greys & Total Love (444 Dufferin)
- Art: Photography Historians: A New Generation? (Ryerson Image Centre)
- Comedy: Beerprov (Comedy Bar)
- Art: Joshua Abelow Bjorn Copeland (Cooper Cole)
- Art: Jessica Baldanzas (Drake Lab)
Today in Toronto: Canadian Film Fest, Winona 4ever, Douglas Coupland, Dirty Bingo, Descant, New Chance
Movie night at the Garrison this week is all about Winona (who isn't?) Reality Bites will screen for free at 8pm, with the ultimate teen classic Heathers at 10pm. At the Gladstone, Allysin Chaynes will host Rarely Pure Theatre's fifth Dirty Bingo. Healing Power Records is presenting a great double bill at the Tranzac with New Chance and Mas Aya. For more events, click on over to our events section.
- Film: The 2015 Canadian Film Fest (The Royal)
- Art: Art Talk: Douglas Coupland (First Canadian Place)
- Music: New Chance and Mas Aya (Tranzac)
- Winona: Winona 4ever (The Garrison)
- Lit: Descant's Grand Finale Celebration (Revival Bar)
- Lit: Pivot (Press Club)
- Erotic: Dirty Bingo (Gladstone)
- Games: Punk Rock Bingo (Beaver)
- Horror: Little Terrors (Carlton Cinema)
- Cult: Winterbeast (Royal Cinema)