Radar: We're Having Friends For Dinner, ProFusion Pro Imaging Expo, Delectable Dundas West, Lost and Found
FOOD | Hannibal: We're Having Friends for Dinner
Janice Poon is a professional food stylist, working to create gorgeous tables on television shows like Hannibal. Setting the table for Dr. Lecter may be her day job but tonight, Poon will style a pop-up feast at The Cookbook Store in Yorkville for foodies who like to feast their eyes on extravagant spreads. Chef Matt Kantor will be serving up several courses with Poon at the helm of the design. Tickets to Hannibal: We're Having Friends for Dinner are $150 including drinks.
The Cookbook Store (850 Yonge Street) 7:30PM $150
The Junction has one and now Leslieville does, too. Located behind The Duke, the popular east end pub, the Leslieville Flea takes place on the third Sunday of every month from June to October and it returns this Sunday to sell antiques, furniture, photography, art and vintage goods. A variety of vendors and artisans will be on hand until 3PM at the first flea of the season but if you want the best market finds, start digging at opening hour.
Behind The Duke (Queen Street East and Leslie Street), June 16, 2013, 10AM Free
MUSIC | NXNE
Imperial State Electric, The Flatliners, Old Man Markley and Social Distortion play Dundas Square tonight for NXNE, Toronto's best music festival for emerging and established musicians, music-based filmmakers, comedians, performers and artists. The show starts early which means that the afternoon crowd will be around and the Square will be packed, so arrive early for prime standing location. If you can't quite stay sane in Dundas Square, check out NXNE's website for smaller shows happening throughout the city (or just check them out after the fact; this show ends at 11PM). Not feeling the indie music? The Young Rival documentary featuring Arkells, Hollerado, The Sheepdogs and Born Ruffians opens tonight as part of the NXNE Film Fest.
Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East) 6PM Free
MUSIC | The Postal Service
Electronic band The Postal Service has reunited to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their only studio album, Give Up, and what a worthy album it is. The 2003 release that gained the band their good name has held up surprisingly well throughout the last decade--at least enough to sustain an entire tour that includes playing a venue as large as the ACC. The show goes on tonight at 8PM and while cheaper tickets have sold out, some of the more expensive seats are still available, especially considering that the album's 2013 re-release included new songs and 15 bonus tracks.
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay Street) 8PM $76
Finally, Field Trip day has arrived! Arts & Crafts record label have been hyping their 10th anniversary for awhile now and the main event is happening this Saturday at Fort York. Broken Social Scene reunites for a headlining performance at Field Trip along with Feist, Stars, Bloc Party, Dan Mangan, Timber Timbre, Jason Collett and label newbies like The Darcys and Cold Specks. Music is the main event but there will be plenty of other things happening at one-day festival--buy handmade goods at the Etsy Village, visit Norman Wong's photography exhibit and eat and drink like it's the Toronto Underground Market because food trucks will be everywhere.
Tickets are still available (as I write this) at FieldTripLife.com along with the day's full schedule and grounds map (hint: be prepared to shuffle between two stages a lot). This day is going to make your summer worthwhile, rain or shine.
Fort York Garrison Common (250 Fort York Boulevard), June 8, 2013, 12PM $93.50-$142
MUSIC | The xx and Grizzly Bear
English dream pop band The xx and Brooklyn indie rock band Grizzly Bear team up for a dual concert at Downsview Park. Grizzly Bear will open, hitting the stage at 7:45PM and performing songs from their four studio albums and two EPs before The xx takes over at 9:30PM. Tickets are still available through Collective Concerts and at Rotate This and Soundscapes, but be aware that the show is at Echo Beach not Downsview Park.
Echo Beach 6PM $59.50-$99.50