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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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Arts

Jean-Michel Basquiat retrospective coming to the AGO

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 24, 2014

BasquiatOpening a couple of months after this winter's Art Spiegelman exhibition, The AGO has another blockbuster show in the works: Canada's first large-scale retrospective of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The NYC graffiti/fine art artist rose to fame in the 80's only to tragically join the so-called "27 club," dying of a heroin overdose in 1988. His often massive paintings (Jay Z is a collector) are fascinating to behold in person, as child-like sketches and sardonic scrawled wordplay tackle issues of racism, social justice, and politics that are (unfortunately) just as relevant today.

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Would Toronto rather just vote in a Squirrel for Mayor?

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 24, 2014

Mayor Squirrel TorontoI would. Squirrels help put Toronto on the map - most of our Flickr pool is squirrel pics, and while we can't claim to be one of the five locales warring for albino squirrel capital (as Exeter, Ontario can), our black squirrels are famed, and many a fresh young face on Queen West would be happy show off their squirrel tote bags, clothing, accessories, and tattoos - well, maybe not all the tattoos. It's squirrel-mania out there.

So no one should be particularly surprised that a squirrel is now running for mayor of Toronto, ostensibly on the implied slogan "nuts not crack." Conveniently, the squirrel in the running has the surname of Squirrel, as I suppose most squirrels do. Does Mayor Squirrel have an official ring to it? Compared to Crack Mayor, yup.

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Today in Toronto: Taste of Toronto, Nat Baldwin, Art of the Book, Beerprov, Open Roof, Field Trip Discovery

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 24, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto a global food event makes its first appearance in Toronto (and North America) at Fort York under the banner Taste of Toronto. The highly anticipated festival will bring together 20 big-name restaurants for lunch and dinner sessions featuring special menus and starter sized tasting plates until Sunday.

At The Garrison indie acts Grounders, Fresh Snow, Programm, and Dirty Frigs are all playing a free show - arrive before 9pm for a free beer. The catch? RSVP online. R-less VSP Consignment is celebrating their re-opening on Dundas with live music, and food from Imanishi Japanese Kitchen & Island Oysters, and Wavelength has Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors) at Monarch Tavern. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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