Here's where to take a nice photo to send home to the prairies in Toronto this week.
Songkran is a Thai New Year tradition that involves people getting wet en masse: water will be poured and clothes will be soaked in celebration. Maha Songkran is Sunday, April 13 this year - a.k.a. the day and night are equal lengths. The New Year itself will fall on April 15, but that's after all the fun has already gone down. The ritual of cleansing bad vibes and starting fresh will involve a heated tent at Khao San Road for the pouring of the water (a dry bag for items like cellphone will be supplied for each guest). No water guns are allowed, but there will be a raffle for one lone gun (good luck). La Carnita, Come and Get It, Ardor Bistro and more will make sure you're well-fed. Saturday, April 12, 8pm, Khao San Road (326 Adelaide St. West).
Today in Toronto: Images, BikeRackTO, Yonge Street, Vanessa Maltese, Cod Bless, Deadhead, AGO Massive
- Film: Images Festival Opening Night (Royal Cinema)
- Music: Reel Cod Records' Cod Bless Fest w/ Mimico, Sexy Merlin, Moonwood (Comfort Zone)
- Party: AGO Massive 10 (Art Gallery of Ontario)
- Craft / Music: Deadhead Woodworks Launch Party (Czehoski)
- Theatre: Belleville (Berkeley Street Theatre)
- Trivia: Seinfeld Super Terrific Happy Hour VII - Scandals & Animals (Unlovable)
- Art Opening: BikeRackTO Gallery Show (Black Cat)
- Art Opening: Glenn Priestley 'Yonge Street' (Odon Wagner Contemporary)
- Art Opening: Vanessa Maltese (Cooper Cole)
Today in Toronto: MakeWorks Launch, Picastro, Army of Darkness, Rosehound Apparel Pop Up, The National
- Party: MakeWorks Open-House & Launch Party (MakeWorks)
- Music / Film: Wavelength Presents: Picastro Record Release (Cinecycle)
- Art: Toons On Tap - Session 47: Army of Darkness (Round)
- Fashion: Waning Ardour, a Rosehound Apparel Launch Party Pop Up Shop (Likely General)
- Theatre: Soliciting Temptation (Tarragon Theatre)
- Dadcore: The National (Massey Hall, sold out)
The catch? Unlike Toronto's admittedly decent existing beaches, this "oasis" will be entirely made of cardboard. Cuban art collective Los Carpinteros are pulling our leg with their Cardboard Beach installation - but a beach party is still a beach party, even if it's smack between King West and the Financial District and the huts, chairs, cabanas, umbrellas are all made of cardboard. The real downside? Organizers want you to wear flip flops. Ew.