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The top 5 free events in Toronto: March 2 - 8 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 1, 2015

Free events TorontoFree events in Toronto this week will let you tour the Aga Khan, the city's newest art museum, for free. Then you can share your sexiest exploits for public judgement, drink, drink, drink and be ill to hours of the saddest music known to Earth, dance it away among pink flamingos, and edit Wikipedia at the Art Gallery.

Here's how to hang out in style in Toronto this week if you haven't got a stitch to wear.

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Guerrilla tardy passes appear on the TTC

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 28, 2015

TTC tardy pass TorontoA mystery TTC hater (/lover - this looks like love to me) has been dishing out grab-n-go Tardy Passes on the TTC - a sign if there ever was one that this winter has included one too many bad commutes. And it's not just the nightmarish, Winnipegian snow days that have led the TTC to bail on our dreams of arriving early enough to work to grab a coffee: a little ice here, a little signal problem there, and it seems the whole system crumbles like a biodegradable trip-based transfer in the pocket of your parka.

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Are Toronto's indie record labels in trouble?

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 27, 2015

mammoth cave torontoAs Chart Attack reported yesterday, Toronto punk label Mammoth Cave is going under after seven years in the vinyl business - and not going underground into the basement from which they came. Going way under, for the big forever sleep. The label has been pronounced dead as of this week, via an email newsletter and Facebook post, which in part blames rising costs from Canada Post, the failing Canadian dollar, and a 120% increase in the time it takes to press a record.

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The top 10 events in Toronto for March 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 27, 2015

toronto events marchThe top events in Toronto this March feature the first annual Sushi Fest, but we're still curious about how the clicking of the chopsticks will go down March 5-6. If you want to dance and you can still walk after St Patrick's Day, don't forget Bassweek; if you want to laugh, there's the Sketch Comedy Fest. Film Fans can also look forward to the Reel Artists Film Fest and I for Iran.

From comic conventions to cocktail showdowns, here are my picks for March's top events.

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The top weekend events in Toronto: Feb 27 - March 1 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 26, 2015

weekend events torontoWeekend events in Toronto will let us give our space heaters a welcome break - who knows, if you don't turn the dial down to go out to watch a drag battle, shop at a pop up market at a soon-to-open DIY venue, or catch some burgeoning NYC hip hop, the whole block could go up in smoke by Monday.

Here are my picks for the top events happening in Toronto February 27 - March 1, 2015.

Ru Paul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons (February 27, The Danforth Music Hall)
The glitz of Ru Paul's touring battle will land in Toronto during somber times for the city and the queer community. Nothing can stop Michelle Visage, Alaksa 5000, Jiggly Caliente, Ivy Winters, Jinx Monsoon, Pandora Boxx, Bendelacreme, and Darienne Lake. Check out our review from last year here.

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Today in Toronto: D-Beatstro Pop Up, Kaki King, Animal Collective, Krista Buecking, Mimico, BeerProv

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 26, 2015

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto you can check out a pop up market featuring local artisans and more at D-Beatstro, a new DIY venue and vegan cafe opening soon in the old Bike Pirates space. Read more here. The market is up until Sunday March 1st. Embrace has Animal Collective DJ-ing at the Drake Underground on Queen, and Wooden Sky members will perform at a Story Planet fundraiser on Bloor.

Whether you're a fan of psychfolk, electronic, or drone, don't miss the magic of Kaki King's guitar-based The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body project in the cavernous yet somehow intimate warehouse space on Geary (at the dead end). Loom is also on the bill. Then MIMICO will celebrate a new release at Smiling Buddha. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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