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The top weekend events in Toronto: March 27 - 29 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 26, 2015

toronto weekend eventsWeekend events in Toronto will go dark - or we hope they will. Saturday, March 28th at 8:30pm is Earth Hour, and it's about time we beat the 2009 record. (Read more about Earth hour events in the city here.) If you're hungry for bright lights, 15 Toronto bars have 4AM last call this week, and of course Shad will electrify the city this weekend.

Here are my picks for the top events happening in Toronto March 27-29, 2015.

Pabst Street Jam (March 28, Church St x Shuter St)
Ring in spring with a last hurrah to winter. This block party is centred around a snowboard rail that will witness some of Ontario's best strut their stuff amidst PBR and food trucks (yes, multiple cliches are at work here). Music will be supplied by Thugli and Rich Kidd. 19+ (PBR). DF

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Today in Toronto: Bjork Party, Reel Artists Film Fest, Queer Songbook, Once, Greys, Jessica Baldanzas

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 26, 2015

today in torontoToday in Toronto The Beaver will be hosting their very first (and hopefully recurring) Björk Party this month in celebration of her new album, but Buzz Huneedew will also be performing, and you can dance to the hits in your swan dress too. If you're free this afternoon, you can catch two free previews of an all-Canadian cast performing Once at 12:15pm and 1:15pm.

Canadian Art's 12th Annual Reel Artists Film Festival will open at TIFF tonight. This year's theme is risk taking artists in the vein of Ai Weiwei, Marina Abramovic, and Chris Ofili. It's on until Saturday. Greys and Total Love are playing at a temporary bubbly-drink branded underground skateboard on Dufferin, while brand new venue Burdock Music Hall on Bloor will host Michael Feuerstack, and the Queer Songbook Orchestra will perform downtown. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: Canadian Film Fest, Winona 4ever, Douglas Coupland, Dirty Bingo, Descant, New Chance

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 25, 2015

today in torontoToday in Toronto discover new and rising cinematic talents at the Canadian Film Fest - who will be the next David Cronenberg? CFF will put the spotlight on low-budget features and shorts from tonight until Saturday. At First Canadian Place, catch a free art talk on Douglas Coupland's Everywhere is Anywhere is Anything is Everything.

Movie night at the Garrison this week is all about Winona (who isn't?) Reality Bites will screen for free at 8pm, with the ultimate teen classic Heathers at 10pm. At the Gladstone, Allysin Chaynes will host Rarely Pure Theatre's fifth Dirty Bingo. Healing Power Records is presenting a great double bill at the Tranzac with New Chance and Mas Aya. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: Human Rights Watch, Riot Club, Ibeyi, Stephen Bulger 20th Anniversary, Killer Bob

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 24, 2015

today in TorontoToday in Toronto the 12th annual Human Rights Watch Film Fest opens with The One That Got Away at TIFF. The festival runs until April 2. Want to see the latest spoiled bad boy Brit movie? Innis Town Hall is screening The Riot Club - for free.

Stephen Bulger's West Queen West gallery is turning 20, and the landscape in the neighbourhood's art scene has undergone at least a couple of fascinating waves of change in that time. The exhibit will include photographs from all 40 artists the gallery has hosted solo exhibition for. It's up March 24 - April 25. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: Fashion Week, Game of Thrones Trivia, Why Horror?, Old Witch, Blue Coffee

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 23, 2015

today in torontoToday in Toronto, just as you realize you're sick of your winter clothes and embarrassed by your wardrobe of summers past, Fashion Week will launch March 23 - 27 to limited fanfare locally and internationally. The perfectly coiffed will be at David Pecaut Square, and we'll be there to street style them. The cycle of life goes on. See our guide to Fashion Week 2015 here and get in without an invite by reading this.

If dressing dainty ain't your thing, Why Horror? is screening at the Royal with filmmakers in attendance, Smiling Buddha is hosting a pretty stand out black metal-y show, and Game of Thrones fanatics can test their trivia stuff at the Beaver. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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The top 5 free events in Toronto: March 23-29 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 22, 2015

Free events TorontoFree events in Toronto this week show a strong running: beyond PBR snowboard block parties and Winona and Bjork tributes, True Stories Told Live are doing a "best-of" (how blogTO). There's an Angela Lansbury jazz tribute at Holy Oak, Sophia Katz will launch her new book The Title of the Book Is An Inside Joke on Saturday at Videofag, and at Great Lakes Brewery you can enter this collectible sale to trade or sell your beer memorabilia for... other beer memorabilia. Or TTC fare.

Here's what to do instead of feeling sad outside of Fashion Week parties in Toronto this week.

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