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Weekend events in Toronto: August 15-17, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 15, 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 August 15-17, 2014.

The Canadian National Exhibition
What rides? Along with offering outlandish dishes like donut cheeseburgers and bacon-covered hot dogs, the CNE has become something of a Mecca for deep-fried eats. These range from the old fashioned (deep fried pickles) to the ridiculous (deep fried coke) to the heart attacking-inducing (deep fried butter). Consume at your own peril. Check out our outrageous food preview here and our top entertainment picks here. There are rides, games, and male-dominated musical performances too. August 15 - September 1, Exhibition Place (200 Princes' Blvd).

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Honest Ed's backs out of underground charity party

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 14, 2014

DudeboxBad news for Toronto's party scene: that way-fun dudely party in the Honest Ed's underground parking lot has been re-located due to concerns from Ed's general manager Russell Lazar. Lazar caught wind of all the attention the party was getting and was surprised that the promoters expected up to 1,400 dancers.

While Lazer says might let Dudebox come back to Ed's someday (meaning, I'm sure, someday before condos take over), Friday's party has been moved to 99 Sudbury, and the event has been renamed "99 Problems But a Venue Ain't One." Next time they should just have a party under a bridge like the rest of us trolls.

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Today in Toronto: Photographers Without Borders, Sail-in Cinema, Feast in the East, Maloo, Blackout Party

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 14, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto you can dock your boat/butt at Sugar Beach's Sail-In Cinema as the "world's first two-sided floating movie experience" splashes off three nights of free screenings. Tonight they're showing, appropriately, Jaws. Too scary? Take a trip around the world with the Photographers Without Borders Magazine showcase at Hermann & Audrey. If you'd rather take a trip around an ashtray with your tongue (sorry if your parents ever really made you do this), there's a John Waters Trash Bash at the Gladstone. BYO dirty ashtray.

It's also a huge day in the city for live music including Feast in the East, Maylee Todd's MALOO psych pop boogie at Music in St James Park, and Regina (Light Fires)'s Do I Have To Do Everything My Fucking Self? cabaret at SummerWorks. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: Alvvays, Open Roof, Indie Blender, Lido Pimienta, Raconteurs, Spookey Ruben, Mooz-Lum

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 13, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto you can catch the first of Alvvays' two shows at the Horseshoe. Alvvays hold the distinction of being the only Toronto band to release something catchy this summer. If I'm wrong let me know as I'm not an authority on catchyness, like you, but watch this video first to lighten your outrage.

Free film-wise Open Roof is screening the Grand Budapest Hotel with a musical performance by Ascot Royals, but if you want something with some substance Mooz-lum at Regent Park is a smarter choice. Saving the best for last, SummerWorks will present Lido Pimienta and Natasha Greenblatt doing a one-time collab called The Secret Garden of Lido Pimienta. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: Breakfast Club, Men's Fashion Week, Kevin McDonald, Echo & the Bunnymen, Kiss

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 12, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto catch a free screening of The Breakfast Club at Fort York Garrison Common. These dour teens will be sure to put a smile on your face! Echo & the Bunnymen, Kiss, and Def Leppard are all in town. What year is it? Who cares. It's summer.

UPDATE: Due to Thunderstorm warnings tonight's screening at Fort York has been canceled.

It's Men's Fashion Week from now until Thursday. Will anyone notice? Will Kevin McDonald aka the Kids In The Hall guy make a joke about it at the John Candy Box Theatre? The Workroom on Queen will host "popcorn, iced tea and stitching" which we all know means hardcore gossip about everyone else on Queen Street. And their little dogs too. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Sports & Play

Underground dance party coming to Honest Ed's

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 11, 2014

Honest Ed's partyWant to party underground at Honest Ed's? Opportunities are few and far between, so mark this Friday on your calendar. Local charitable party bookers Dudebox have been given blessing to use this treat of a space for a massive party featuring DJs, $5 drinks, and uh, dudely party vibes.

Even with a storied history of booking in unusual venues like Crossfit gyms (yes, they moved all the weights somehow) and car washes, this will be something special for the group of friends behind Dudebox, who say they will reach their long-term goal of raising $100,000 this summer - and they don't intend to retire.

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