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Weekend events in Toronto: July 13-15, 2012

Weekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this July 13-15, 2012.

PARTIES

Gingy and Bordello with Kevin McPhee
Toronto based DJs Gingy & Bordello are no strangers to the music scene. Signed to Turbo Recordings, Gingy & Bordello are holding a release party for their "Iron & Water" EP, and the hype surrounding the track will be well worth it. With Kevin McPhee and Cicerio on hand playing a set, this Mansion event will leave you wanting more.
Cinecycle (129 Spadina Avenue) July 14, 10 pm. $10 advance tickets via Soundscapes, Rotate This, Play De Record or Ticketweb.ca

Skrillex, Diplo, Pretty Light and More
Attention all you dubstep lovers, rave girls, and "bros" out there: Skrillex is at it again on their Full Flex Express Train tour, this time joined by Diplo. Playing at Fort York, they're sure to get you dancing with their "whomping" sounds and heavy bass. Check their Facebook page for tickets and further event information.
Fort York National Historic Site (250 Fort York Blvd), July 13, 4pm- 11pm

Bad Decisions
Are you torn between wanting a low-key night, and your love of good music? The choice is obvious. A Vancouver-based DJ who now resides in Toronto, Nathan Samson (aka SaveMeBoots) will be playing alongside Mitch Sweeney (aka Real Mitch). They will be mixing indie, house, nu disco and old school jams. Come out and support up and coming local talent.
Detour Bar (193 Baldwin Street, Toronto, Ontario) July 14, doors at 9pm, no cover.

Edgefest '12
Edgefest is an annual outdoor rock music festival promoting Canadian rock bands, and this year features headliners such as Billy Talent, Death From Above 1979, Young the Giant, and many more. Be sure to check out our preview.
Downsview Park Toronto (35 Carl Hall Road), July 14. For more information regarding the event, please visit the event website.

FOOD

Ontario Oyster Festival
The 24th annual Ontario Oyster Festival includes music provided by The Waxbills and Horshack. The $35 admission price will get you 2 drink tickets and a half-dozen oysters or a plate of tacos. The festival will raise funds to benefit Environmental Defence. Last year they raised over $100, 000, so come out, enjoy some fresh oysters, and support a good cause.
Rodney's Oyster House (469 King St W), July 15, 2pm. To purchase tickets in advance, call the House at 416-363-8105 ext 0 For more information, please visit Yelp

Night It Up
Want to feel like you are in Taiwan or Hong Kong for the weekend? Come out to this Asian-inspired street market. With over 100 vendors selling traditional Asian delicacies and Asian knickknacks, it's an excellent way to immerse yourself in the culture. Now in its eleventh year, and having seen over 100,000 attendees last year, it's expected to be bigger and better than ever.
Markham Civic Center (101 Town Centre Bl), July 13 from 7 pm, July 14 and 15 from 12pm. For more information, visit their site.

For more food news and events, visit our This Week in Food post.

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FESTIVALS

Atomic Lollipop
Now in its second year, Atomic Lollipop is a festival that's hard to define. There'll be a celebration of Japanese youth culture, a group hug on a massive scale, and a bouncy jousting battle as well as many more workshops, activities and parties over the course of 2 fun-filled days.
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre (801 Dixon Road), July 14-15, 10 am. Tickets are $45 and you can get them through Eventbrite

Festival of India (Ratha- Yatra)
This two-part celebration will commence on July 14 with a parade (11am-2pm) beginning in front of the Toronto Reference Library and travelling south on Yonge Street towards Queens Quay, and then continue with two days of festivities on Centre Island. The festival will include a free vegetarian feast, a yoga festival, a South Asian bazaar, and many more events that will keep the crowd entertained; best of all, admission is free.
Centre Island, July 14-15, 12pm start time. For more information, please check out their website

COMEDY

Saved by the Grind Comedy Showcase
Does the work-week get you down? A good laugh will cure what ails you, and make you forget all about the week's squabbles. Hosted by Keith Pedro from MuchMusic's Video On Trial, this live stand-up show will feature rising comedians Trevor Boris, Ron Josol, and many more.
The Second City (51 Mercer Street), July 13, 10:30pm, $20 admission. For more information please visit Second City.

For more comedy listings, see our This Week in Comedy. post.

FILM

Hiroshima Nagasaki Download--2012 Shinsedai Cinema Festival
Ever wanted to know what happened to the survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? The Shinsedai Cinema Festival gives us a glimpse into how the tragedy shaped the lives of the survivors, and also takes a look into how far the cities have come since that paradigm-shifting day.
The Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue), July 15, 1:30 pm.

Party in the Pits: TPFF's Annual Outdoor Film Screening
The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) is celebrating its 5th year. The event features Palestinian delicacies, games and a screening of the award-winning film Budrus by Julia Bacha. Free admission.
Christie Pits (750 Bloor Street West), July 13, beginning at 7pm. For more information please visit their website.

For more film events and listings, visit our This Week in Film and This Week in Rep Cinema posts.

FASHION

FW Fashion Camp 2012
Ever dreamed of a career in fashion, but didn't know how to approach your dream? Then come out to this one-day, opportunity-filled event. The FW Fashion Camp 2012 is where you want to be on Saturday July 14th. The day will be filled with guest speakers from many areas of the fashion industry, an intern/job fair, and yes, there will be swag.
George Brown College, Casa Loma Campus ( 160 Kendal Avenue), July 14th, 8am-7pm. $250 admission (all inclusive). For more information, visit their site.

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

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THEATRE

Toronto Fringe Festival
This is the last weekend to catch the Toronto Fringe Festival and its impressive line-up of 155 shows. Catch Vincezo Aliberti's A Funeral for Clowns (just what it sounds like) on July 14 at 11pm, or Max Martin's Absolute Alice (July 15, 5:15pm), a modernized Alice in Wonderland that sees Alice traversing Toronto's underground.
Various venues, until July 15. For full schedule, visit the Fringe festival website and check out our preview.

For more theatre listings, see our This Week in Theatre post.

MUSIC

Sound In Motion
Sound In Motion is a festival created by local, Toronto-area promoters, which focuses on the electric music industry with acts like Sammy Dee, Pheek, Frivolous, Adultnapper, Koki and many more. This unique festival will be held in a variety of locations including Sugar Beach and Centre of Gravity.
Various venues, July 13-15, For the full events schedule please visit their website.

SoundClash Music Festival
The inaugural SoundClash Music Festival takes over Harbourfront Centre for three days of contemporary, eclectic, and boundary-pushing musical acts that will run the gamut from world to DJ battles. The event will feature workshops, a competition between six local artists for $10,000, and a weekend-long international market, for all your trinket-buying needs.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay St. W.), July 13-15, free admission

For more music listings, don't miss our weekly Hot Ticket post.

TECH

General Assembly
General Assembly is a global network of campuses that offers guidance for young entrepreneurs who are interested in industries such as technology, business and design. The attendees will have the option to attend a series of 90-minute classes on topics such as business start-ups, social networking and design. You can either purchase a weekend pass or day passes.
The Burroughes Building (639 Queen Street West) July 13-15. For more information regarding the event and ticket sales, please visit General Assembly.

Lead photo of Edgefest '09 by Roger Cullman in the blogTO Flickr pool; photo of Atomic Lollipop by Scott Snider; photo of A Funeral of Clowns courtesy of Toronto Fringe Festival


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