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Bubble ball festival coming to Toronto this spring

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 21, 2015

bubble ball torontoGiant bubbles are no longer for the pariahs and giant hamsters of society - they're now for athletes too (or "athletes," if you wish). Bubble ball is experiencing a rise in popularity, and apparently leagues exist not only in Toronto and Vancouver but in places like Denver, San Diego, and Hong Kong.

If you haven't joined up with a Toronto league yet, you can get a chance to play Victoria Day Weekend at Toronto Bubble Ball Fest 2015, a charitable event that non-profit sperro.org are bringing to town.

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Today in Toronto: FAT, Swan Lake, Whitney Rose, Toronto Raptors Party in the Square, Somewhere There

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 21, 2015

today in TorontoToday in Toronto it's the opening of FAT (Toronto Arts & Fashion Week), the studded-leather jacket wearing French bulldog to Toronto Fashion Week's coiffed poodle. FAT's catwalks and photo ops aim to walk the cutting edge of fashion and art.

Before the Eifman St. Petersburg Ballet's Anna Karenina gets here on Thursday (eee), ballet fans can check out Swan Lake on screen, as performed earlier this year at the Royal Opera House. And, of course, fans can show support for the Raptors by partying it up at Maple Leaf Square prior to game two in their first round playoff series.

For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Music

TURF announces packed lineup for 2015 festival

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 20, 2015

TURF toronto 2015TURF is coming back for year three, and they're playing it a little different this year, probably in light of all the festival madness. The Toronto Urban Roots Fest will be held over three days at the very end of summer, September 18-20. That means you have plenty of time to recuperate post Neil Young - smart.

On the lineup so far are Wilco, Neko Case, Deerhunter, Built to Spill, Cake, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Of Monsters and Men, Cold Specks, Elliot Brood, Will Butler, The Sadies, and um, Desaparecidos, among more.

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Music

Neil Young to headline WayHome Festival

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 20, 2015

Neil YoungWe haven't dropped a festival announcement in almost three days, but you can now unclench your impatient jaw. WayHome, the huge new almost-in-Toronto Bonnaroo offshoot festival featuring Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, Alt-J, Modest Mouse, Hozier, and St. Vincent, has announced that Neil Young will also headline the festival on Burl's Creek Event Grounds.

They announced it on 420, because this festival is all about marketing savvy.

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Today in Toronto: 420, Underground Chef Cartel, Fresh Prince Marathon, Stellar Living, Washoku Matsuri

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 20, 2015

today in toronto 420Today in Toronto it's that magic number: if combustibles are your thing and arson seems like a bummer, the 420 rally will go down as usual at Yonge & Dundas. For the munchies there's The 10th annual Washoku Matsuri Japanese Food Festival organized by the Japanese Restaurant Association of Canada, including signature dishes Cafe Michi, Sushi Kaji and Hiro Sushi.

Or (fierce munchies), The Underground Chef Cartel are hosting their third battle with Chef Alex Molitz (Geraldine) vs. Chef Hayden Johnston (Richmond Station). Bloorcourt gallery Mercer Union's biannual fundraiser features an amazing list of artists including Abbas Akhavan, Suzy Lake, Micah Lexier, Ulysses Castellanos, Vanessa Maltese, VSVSVS, and more. The auction is May 13. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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The top 5 free events in Toronto: April 20-26 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 19, 2015

Free events TorontoFree events in Toronto this week will be fun even if you're too broke for quality and too paranoid to take freebies from strangers. Film and TV are winning the week, including multiple free screenings at Smiling Buddha, but if that's not enough Rust and Bone is screening at AFT Campus de Spadina for whatever you got (PWYC), and no short film lovers will be turned away from CineCycle's Spring 2015 Toronto Open Screening (also PWYC).

Here's what to do to in Toronto this week if no one wants to buy your hand crafted bandanas.

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