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Music

This Week in Music: SummerWorks, Otherland, Beta Frontiers, Friendly Rich, Unity Fest, Man Finds Fire

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 21, 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: Katy Perry, Nerdy Talk, Cook/Book, The Wilderness, International 4 Viewing Event

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 21, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto it's your last chance to see identity-fluid (identity-less?) American pop star Katy Perrys - yes, plural, every child there will be dressed as Katy Perry. What a role model for our youth. For those who are nerds IRL (stop posing, Katy, gosh), hit up Nerdy Talk, a free comedy show on the Danforth for geeks, lovers of geeks, and the tentatively geek-curious. If you prefer your extreme enthusiasm in the kitchen, Poet Laureate of Toronto George Elliott Clarke and chef/writer Sang Kim will be geeking out about food. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Free events in Toronto: July 21-27, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 20, 2014

free events TorontoFree events in Toronto this week are going to the dogs - free hot dogs, that is. Then there are indie music shows, film screenings, and street fests galore to entertain you if you lost all your money betting on A Horse Named Lightning at the Honda Indy. How were you to know Honda wasn't a breed of horses? It's not like you or your parents could buy a car with those TTC tokens desperately hoarded whenever the destination is within forty-five minutes walking, rain or shine.

Here's where to rest your weary, shoddily-adorned feet in Toronto for free this week.

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Weekend events in Toronto: July 18-20, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 18, 2014

Weekend event TorontoWeekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this July 18-20, 2014.

TIME Fest
Saturday's diverse one-day line up at Fort York will probably be more fun than Grove was last year, however the loss of Death Grips due to their break up is unfortunate. Grimes, Smith Westerns, Kaytranada, Majical Cloudz and more are still on the bill. TIME took a three year break, so it's not brand new - but a jump from Sound Academy means this fest is going to be a totally different experience. Tip: that experience might include noise bleed from the Honda Indy. Just gimme Indy Rock! Saturday, July 19, 12pm, Fort York Garrison Common (100 Garrison Road).

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Has Drake renamed Toronto?

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 18, 2014

Drake TorontoDrake is attention seeking again - or that's what my parents used to call it whenever I cried out for love. Amid dissing Macklesnore and gripping a Polaris shortlist nomination (has anyone told him yet?) the hip hop star / unofficial most important person in Toronto has renamed his hometown without consulting, seemingly, anybody.

While speculating what Drake's newly revealed album title Views From The 6 might mean, pieces were slowly put together by, according to BuzzFeed, "people" - Twitter users? - who deduced that "6" is the only common number shared by "416" and "647" area codes. Well, that and the "4." So is Toronto's new name "the 6" for realsies? Are we "in the 6" right now?

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Today in Toronto: Ossington Stop Free Lunch, Ken Park + Zoo Owl, Open Roof, Vivian Maier, Clothing Swap

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 17, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto The Ossington Stop wants to give you free lunch. "But it's not even on Ossington!" you say while chowing down on free Russian steamed bun with pork, cabbage, and carrot salad, Southern-style chicken n' waffles with honey garlic sauce, and baked BBQ side ribs with "deep goodness" slaw. You stare the gift horse in the mouth like it's the abyss and you're a first year philosophy student. Broke philosopher or not, do not forget to tip your server or may you forever free-fall in this abyss.

The Open Roof Fest is screening Frank featuring Michael Fassbender and a performance by bluesy Toronto band Catl. Fashion hunters can hit up Coal Miner's Daughter's birthday party on Queen West (giveaways!) or pony up $3 to attend a clothing swap at Evergreen Brick Works (11am-1pm). For more events, click on over to our events section.

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