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Today in Toronto: Caribana, Art Spin, Air Guitar, Jack White, Jock Club, Popsloitation, Lego Movie, Open Roof

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 31, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto Caribana weekend officially begins to sparkle with The King and Queen show at Lamport Stadium, where the costumed competition and Soca and Calypso music will go on until midnight. Dirty, dirty pop music will be shuddering at the Drake Hotel for Popsploitation's dance party, while an even dirtier dance party will go down with Jock Club at S.H.I.B.G.Bs on Geary Ave.

A bit of bad news, the deliciously refreshing Hart House Craft Beer Festival is sold out, as are Nick Cave tickets. Ride out your sadness at July's Art Spin, watch the Lego Movie outdoors for free, or get silly at Mod Club where the Canadian Air Guitar Championships will determine something, briefly. And isn't that was life is all about. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: True Stories Told Live, Blood Orange, LUV, OUTrageous, Before and after the Horizon

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 30, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto aka land of outdoor movie screenings, LUV starring Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Meagan Good, and newcomer Michael Rainey, Jr plays for free outside at Regent Park (bring some cash for popcorn). At True Stories Told Live five people who have had things happen to them will recount these things for an audience at the Garrison without the aid of notes or Google glasses.

The Art Gallery of Ontario's free night includes the official opening of Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes, a showcase of contemporary and traditional Anishinaabe art by Norval Morrisseau, Bonnie Devine, and many more. Artifacts such as birchbark wall pockets and beaded bags are juxtaposed with contemporary painting work. The nations of Algonquin, Mississauga, Nippissing, Ojibwe (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), Potawatomi and Saulteaux make up the Anishinaabe's region. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: Luke Austin Band, Wiz Khalifa, Rush, Comic Jam, Tiki Tuesday, Life Itself, Shab-e Sher

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 29, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto catch The Luke Austin Band at the Horseshoe for free, or see Wiz Khalifa play an all-ages show at the Molson with Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Sage the Gemini, and more. Rush (2013) is screening outdoors at Yonge-Dundas Square - no, Rush the band will not be playing or driving race cars.

If you'd like to doodle pictures of you driving race cars with Rush, get to Cameron house and BYO pens and pencils. Steve James' documentary on Roger Ebert Life Itself screens at TIFF, while in Parkdale, Geraldine is serving up Hawaiian inspired street food. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: Mystery Train, The Spoke, The Old Salts, Mixed Company, Colm Feore

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 28, 2014

today in torontoToday in Toronto Mixed Company will pair eight notable Canadian actors (including Raymond Ablack - Degrassi: The Next Generation, Orphan Black) with eight notable Canadian improvisers (including Kathy Greenwood - Who's Line is it Anyway, The Drew Carey Show). The fun goes down easy at Comedy Bar.

Set in Memphis Mystery Train (Best Artistic Achievement at the 1989 Festival de Cannes) will screen at TIFF as part of Strange Paradise: The Cinema of Jim Jarmusch. If you'd rather take in some Canadian history with Don Cherry, he'll be at the WWWI 100th Anniversary Ceremony at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Maybe Rob Ford will show up in a pink satin suit? For the pinkos, you know. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Free events in Toronto: July 28 - August 3, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 27, 2014

free events TorontoFree events in Toronto this week crest on the weekend with the Caribana Parade, though with no money showing up in full costume is going to be tricky. Better to pick through the closet of a friends with questionable taste in thrifting. Speaking of thrifting, a true story: earlier this month I wrote my dentist a cheque and promptly forgot, until I suddenly had $30 in small bills and laundry change to carry me to my next pay cheque. At least my dentist can go on vacation again - and at least I have these Tiki parties, film screenings, and indie rock to keep me busy.

Here are your best bets to play Henry Higgins this week in Toronto.

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Weekend events in Toronto: July 25-27, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / July 25, 2014

weekend events TorontoWeekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this July 25-27, 2014.

Waterfront Night Market
The free-to-attend T&T Waterfront Night Market is on this weekend at T&T Supermarket. Sample the delights of Asian themed street food while checking out performances, browsing the marketplace, and more - see our photo gallery from last year for an idea of what's in store. The fifth annual night market will be open 6pm-midnight Friday (July 25), 4pm-midnight on Saturday (July 26), and 4-10pm on Sunday (July 25). T&T Supermarket (222 Cherry Street). LI

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