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Today in Toronto: Polaris Prize, Christine Fellows, Jessica Karuhanga, Carbon Paper, Blue Coffee

Posted by Aubrey Jax / September 22, 2014

today in TorontoToday in Toronto the Polaris Music Prize ceremony will award a band or musician from Toronto (or maybe somewhere else in Canada, who knows) a very large cheque for artistic achievements, which they will then donate to a quirky charity. This year will be dull compared to last year's Godspeed drama, but at least stellar Jessy Lanza and Tanya Tagaq will be there (I'm going to guess that Drake's busy). Tickets for the public appear to be sold out, so look out for scalpers or watch it live via their website.

At the Bloor, David Sax (The Tastemakers) is taking over the cinema to share his love of food - and stoner comedies (Harold and Kumar go to Whitecastle is screening). Musician Christine Fellows is launching her new book Burning Daylight at Type, and Drake Lab curator Rea McNamara will lead a studio visit of artist in residence Jessica Karuhanga's work at the Drake. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Free events in Toronto: September 22-28, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / September 21, 2014

Free events TorontoFree events in Toronto this week include 3D printing, so plot the means for your escape from wage slavery now. Maybe an unlimited credit card for Cosco? Dream big, but not too big. Celebrate your new found counterfeit riches with the launch of the Smart World Music Festival featuring Os Tropies, and Culture Days, the most unfortunately named event of the year, which will host various free cultural events across Canada all weekend. Get cultured, you dirty masses. And use that credit card on laundry soap (the good, liquid stuff).

Here's how to work off that tiny body / mighty hand burn in Toronto this week.

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Long Winter goes national, plans cinema takeover

Posted by Aubrey Jax / September 21, 2014

Long WinterApologies for filling you will dread on the first day of fall, but winter is on its way (and it's going to be brutal, according to some book a farmer wrote). I'm stressing over what size booties to order for my mini pug before the snow hits, but the coming cold weather does have one bonus for Toronto indie fans: music and art series Long Winter ("winter" being a six-month+ ordeal, here) will return for its third year in October, with some new surprises in store including an out-of-city expansion and a film screening party at the Bloor Cinema.

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Weekend events in Toronto: September 19-21, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / September 18, 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 Sept 19-21, 2014.

Junction Music Festival
Five stages will be setup along the stretch of Dundas Street West that makes up the Junction for this free music festival. Spanning both day and night, the fest has eats and activities for all ages, and local businesses will host special events. The Sadies, Kashka, Teenage Kicks, Paradise Animals, Ark Analog and more are on the bill. If you're already part of the community, just walk out your front door, if not, maybe it's time for a trip to the Junction. Saturday, September 20. MF

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Today in Toronto: JFL42, Manifesto, Aga Khan, Women in Clothes, Andy Stott, Buddies, Walk of Fame

Posted by Aubrey Jax / September 18, 2014

today in Toronto.jpgToday in Toronto the JFL42 comedy festival including the likes of Nick Offerman and Lena Dunham begins its assault on your tender funny bone. Toughen up with our preview here. Trampoline Hall's Sheila Heti will launch her new book Women in Clothes (with contributions by Dunham) with a clothing swap and reading at gravitypope.

Weird Things' gallery on Bathurst is showing art by Tonetta (the Tonetta), and down the street you can check out the Manifesto art exhibition at 918 Bathurst. The Aga Khan Museum of Islamic art will open its doors to the public, and one of the best dance parties of the month will go late at Adelaide Hall with Andy Stott. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: Diner en Blanc, Politics of Fashion, Beerworking, ManifesTO, Falsework, Little Terrors

Posted by Aubrey Jax / September 17, 2014

today in TorontoToday in Toronto Diner en Blanc, one of September's most anticipated food events, will light up the night with their pop-up's premise of everyone wearing white while eating dinner, which seems dangerous. And a little baffling. The secret location is TBA.

The free art bus is running to Blackwood Gallery in Mississauga for Falsework, a must-see exhibit for those who believe they should get paid for sharing on Facebook. By the hour! Back-wages! If school buses make you dizzy, there are plenty of art events downtown, including Design Exchange opening their Politics of Fashion show and Ryerson Image Centre hosting their fall openings. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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