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The top 5 free events in Toronto this week

The top free things to do in Toronto this week will take you around the world without leaving the city. There's a cool photography show at 401 Richmond about the United Arab Emirates coastline, a Samurai film screening, and a David Bowie tribute show to take you to another planet completely. 

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    • January 9
      After 15 years of consistently sold-out shows every month in bars in Toronto (and occasionally elsewhere), the Trampoline Hall Lecture series will be available as a podcast. This is a free party to launch it with host Misha Glouberman.
      The Garrison
    • January 10
      It's been one year since Davie Bowie passed away. This edition of Indie Night will be a celebration of his spirit. 15 acts will be performing over 30 of his greatest songs. Doors open at 8 p.m. and as always, there's no cover.
    • January 10
      This landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour when 300,000 members of the love generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco's Altamont Speedway. It was all captured on film and immortalized in this epic doc.
      Toronto Reference Library
    • January 12 - February 4
      Circuit Gallery at 401 Richmond presents an exhibition of ten large-scale photographs by Philip Cheung from "The Edge," a new project that follows the 1300 kilometre coastline of the United Arab Emirates looking at the region's rapid development and transformation.
      Circuit Gallery
    • January 15
      Part of the Japan Foundations's free film series at Hot Docs, this movie about a stoic warrior who longs for his far-away family, and finds surprising companionship in a kidnapped cat is a hilarious and heartwarming tale. Get there 30 minutes before doors open at 1 p.m. to make sure you get a seat.
      Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
    Lead photo by

    Derek Flack

Lead photo by

Derek Flack

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