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Weekend events in Toronto: May 25-27, 2012

Weekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Watch for it here on Fridays around midday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this weekend, May 25-27, 2012.

PARTIES

Dance Dance Party Party
This ladies-only dance party invites you to come out and DANCE for 75 minutes this Sunday. This afternoon has no goals, no rules, and no instructors--their only objective is to create a safe and welcome space for you to dance your heart out. Come trick your body into exercising and working out as you actually have fun! That's the dream, right? Their mantra is "No boys, no booze, no judgement." Wear whatever you are comfortable in, but just make sure it's suited for dancing for 75 minutes straight!
Mad For Dance (263 Adelaide St W), May 27th, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., $8.

We've Got a Crush On You
Presented by I'd Tap That, this is a sex-positive, inclusive, judgement-free and totally safe space for like-minded individuals to make friends! As the weather warms, come out and meet a summer crush, make new friends, and be surrounded by the raddest, young, sex-positive people.
The Central (603 Markham Street), May 27th, 7:00 p.m.

SPiN Toronto Women's Tournament
You haven't lived until you've experienced a ping-pong social club. Well ladies, here's your chance. SPiN Toronto just opened and is taking the city by storm with their first ever women's ping-pong tournament. Round up your best pong-playing lady friends for a night of Round-Robin style playing, wicked jams, and awesome prizes. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. To enter, email Carrie. Find out how here.
SPiN Toronto (461 King Street West), May 25, 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $10 entry fee.

Friday Night Live @ ROM presents "Toronto Live"
Tonight's instalment of Friday Night Live @ ROM will feature local live bands Jane's Party and Parkdale's Hands & Teeth, a mobile-powered scavenger hunt through the ROM, and food from Fidel Gastro, JK Frites and Waffle Bar.
ROM (100 Queen's Park), Friday, May 25, 6 p.m - 11 p.m, $9 tickets.

COMEDY

Simon King at Comedy Bar
Simon King has a Comedy Network special under his belt, many TV and festival credits, an article in the L.A. Times, and even an endorsement by the master of comedy himself: Robin Williams. Be sure to catch his signature socially-conscious and dynamic comedy stylings on Saturday.
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St. W.), Saturday, May 26, tickets are $15.

For more comedy events, check out our This Week in Comedy post.

FILM

360 Screenings
360 Screenings are taking the visuals of film to a whole other level. Get ready to immerse yourself in a film screening which combines the elements of theatre with your typical couch-potato, movie-watching extravaganza. Prepare to take part in an immersive cinematic experience that will engage you with key characters and plot action; "step out of the audience and into the film."
The Burroughes Building (639 Queen Street West, 6th Floor), May 25, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $60. For full details, purchase your tickets.

Films by Lillian Schwartz--Free Screening and Reception
As one of the first women to present her film as artwork, Lillian Schwartz played a significant role in the foundations of computer developed art. Ars Nova Arts invites you to join them for an evening which will showcase her work on high quality digital, 16mm prints.
National Film Board (150 John Street), May 25, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Seating is limited, RSVP here. Free event.

For more film events, check out our This Week in Film post.

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CULTURE

Doors Open Toronto
This weekend, over 135 of Toronto's coolest buildings will be opening their doors to the public and showcasing some of the people and organizations who have helped build our city. Socially, culturally, historically, and architecturally important buildings will be free to explore during the days. Buildings that are usually not open to the public (or which would charge an entrance fee) are available to everyone and lots of places have guided tours, while some are just free to explore on your own. Visit their website for a more thorough listing of the buildings who are participating and check out our preview post.
Various locations, May 26th and 27th.

SlutWalk Toronto 2012
SlutWalk Toronto began as an ironic comeback against the victim blaming and slut-that sometimes tragically accompanies sexual violence. SlutWalk invites you (yeah, you!) to come as you are--no matter your walk of life--dressed as you feel comfortable to hit the city streets. Let's take a stand for our bodies, our well-beings, and our minds.
Nathans Phillips Square (Toronto City Hall), May 25, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This "slut" is free.

FASHION

Fantasy Show
The Association of Russian Craft, Art and Fashion proudly present The Fantasy Show, an art exhibit which will feature local artists, photographers, fashion designers and crafts people from the Russian community. Expect live entertainment such as singing and dancing, and let's not forget the talent and inspiring beauty of these artists who strive for positivity and inspiration.
Toronto Center for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street), May 25, doors open at 6:00 p.m., show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $75 depending on seating.

Glory Box Pop-Up
A two-day sale of top-notch outdoor furniture is not to be missed as patio season, and hanging out outdoors, is upon us. There will be discounts of 50-70% off on their wicker and cast-iron outdoor furniture, umbrellas, carpets and hammocks. As well as community fun and discounted shopping, there will be local food, artists and designers, as Glory Box pairs up with a community market. Entry is free!
The Glass Factory, 99 Sudbury, May 27, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Shameless Clothing Swap
Bring your own tote bag filled with clothing and come trade your old clothes in for a brand new summer wardrobe! As long as your clothes are clean and in good condition, they are fair game. All styles, sizes, colours, and types are welcome! Hint: dress in layers so you can try stuff on as there will be limited changing room.
Toronto Free Gallery (1277 Bloor St W) May 26th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more fashion events, check out our This Week in Fashion post.

FOOD

2nd Annual Vegan Spring Expo
With last year's fair being such a huge success, the Vegan Expo is back for its second year of cruelty-free living with a focus on animal rights. Live entertainment, music, films and documentaries, guest speakers, literature, and lots of food--this day will be jam-packed.
Windward Co-op Lakeview Room (34 Little Norway Crescent) May 26th, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Toronto Taste
Join The Daniels Corporation, Food Network host Bob Blumer and Food Network Chef Roger Mooking for Toronto Taste!--one of the most popular culinary events of the year. This evening will highlight over 60 of Toronto's top chefs and 30 beverage purveyors in support of Second Harvest. A single ticket will offer 250 meals to hungry Torontonians across the city.
Royal Ontario Museum (100 Bloor St. West), May 27, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $250.

For more food events, check out our This Week in Food post.

MUSIC

Toronto International Music Summit
The Toronto International Music Summit proudly presents The Toronto International Music Summit 2012. This business-oriented conference will feature prominent Canadian music industry guest speakers Director X and Kardinal Offishall, who will highlight everything you need to know about the music biz. Live performances will be featured at the Hard Rock CafĂŠ from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more details, visit here.
Fairmont Royal York Hotel (100 Front Street West), May 26, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more music events, check out our weekly Hot Ticket post.

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