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Free events in Toronto: April 14-20, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 13, 2014

Free events in TorontoFree events in Toronto this week get a little creepy, what with the freebie Easter bunny photoshoots and all. The week should also have music lovers feeling overwhelmed, between Record Store Day, Southern Souls' first screening, and a sea of by-donation holiday weekend concerts.

Here's where to take a nice photo to send home to the prairies in Toronto this week.

365 Days of African Liberation Film Series
On Mondays from April 7 to 28, the 365 Days of African Liberation Film Series will show a total of four films: Black Power Mix Tape, United States of Africa: Beyond Hip Hop, Mama Africa, and Fela NYC: Fresh From Africa. April 7, April 14, April 21 and April 28, 6pm, Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre (38 Regent St.).

Bunner's Cookbook Launch Party
Junction vegan bakery Bunners is launching a cookbook Tuesday night. There will be free arcade games and plenty of eats on hand. I'm wary to believe that this bakery would give their delicious secrets away even for money, but their loss might just be your gain. (Cookbooks themselves aren't free, by the way/obviously.) Tuesday, April 15, 6pm, Get Well (1181 Dundas St. West).

Omhouse / Suno Deko / Anamai / Julie Byrne
Holy Oak is a lovely place to spend the evening even if hot toddy season is over (is it ever over?), and this PWYC show featuring Omhouse, Suno Deko (Atlanta), ANAMAI (Anna of HSY), and Julie Byrne (Seattle) will complete the atmosphere. Bring some change for the jar. Wednesday, April 16, 9pm, Holy Oak (1241 Bloor St. West).

Augmented Cinema Film Festival 3
Feast your eyes on the weird and wonderful this week courtesy of the OCAD University community. A huge list of filmmakers and animators, emerging artists, and designers are screening their work at the Royal. Get there early to grab your seat. Thursday, April 17, 6:30pm, The Royal Cinema (608 College St.).

Southern Souls Screening
Southern Souls film bands. A lot of bands, all around Ontario - artists filmed have included Austra, Whitehorse, Young Galaxy, and July Talk. This will mark their first screening after five years of hard work. This will also be one of the last shows at Oz (sadface sadface sadface). Saturday, April 19, 9pm, Oz Studios (134 Ossington Ave.).

Record Store Day at Sonic Boom
Record Store Day means free concerts! Sonic Boom usually has the best lineup going, and this year it looks like they'll do it again along with Chart Attack, who've been posting some thoughtful stuff lately. Unfinished Business, DIANA, Greys, The Bicycles, HSY, and PS I Love You are playing. Saturday, April 19, 1-7pm, Sonic Boom (Annex) (782 Bathurst St.).

Free Cupcake Decorating and Easter Bunny Photos
Eglinton Square is about to make your "creepy photo with Easter Bunny taken as an adult" dreams come true. We all harbour these dreams. Cupcake sugar rushes make these dreams even stranger. Saturday, April 19, 1-4pm, Eglinton Square Shopping Centre (1-70 Eglinton Sq.).

Telephone Maison Cassette Release
What better way to spend a Sunday than at the Tranzac celebrating the newest Arachnidiscs tape with some outsider electro? As always at the Tranzac, come prepared to drop some ha'pennies in the hat. A Sacred Cloud (Montreal) and Zoo Owl will open for Téléphone Maison (Montreal). Sunday, April 20, 9:30pm, Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Ave.).

Sontag Shogun, Blevin Blectum and Khora
This PWYC show on Easter Sunday is also more than deserving of a mention. Toronto drone/ambient/electro-acoustic soundscaper Khora (Constellation Records) will be joined by Brooklyn's Sontag Shogun and "avant-IDM queen" Blevin Blectum. Dream out in the east end, then donate what you can to the touring artists. Sunday, April 20, 8pm, Gerrard Art Space (1390 Gerrard St. East).

Also, check out these regular free events in Toronto

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Discussion

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b.craftie / April 13, 2014 at 07:48 am
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Please Note:
MOCCA is currently closed for installation until May 1, 2014, when it reopens for CONTACT.

Aubrey replying to a comment from b.craftie / April 13, 2014 at 10:39 am
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Noted, thanks!
Civic / April 13, 2014 at 04:34 pm
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Tuesday April 15th is the very first FILM CHOOSEDAY at MAGPIE TAPROOM! Come join us for a FREE screening of the Canadian cult film classic THE GATE.

No Cover
$4 Beer
$5 Rail
$8 Specialty Cocktail - "GATE 87"
$3 Cocktail shots
*************FREE POPCORN and FUN TIMES*************

Tuesday April 15th
Magpie Taproom
831 Dundas St. W.
No Cover
Screening at 8:30 *Sharp
Andrew / April 14, 2014 at 11:41 am
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Oh my Aubrey, is that you in the photo?!! That Easter Bunny is terrifying!

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