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Weekend events in Toronto: April 12-14, 2013

Weekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this April 12-14, 2013.

LIFESTYLE

Green Living Show
North America's largest consumer show focused on solutions for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle returns to the Direct Energy Centre this Friday through Sunday. The Green Living Show highlights all things eco-friendly with green companies showcasing their products and services that are health and environmentally-conscious. Elements included this year are fashion shows, cooking demos, interactive displays, workshops and demos from the world's top globally conscious organizations. Not interested in being a consumer? Check out Swapsity's Swap Zone at the show for a way to trade your items for gently used products and clothing that you might need.
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place (100 Princes' Boulevard), April 12-14, 2013, 10AM $16

POLITICS

Spur Festival
Spur is a festival to spark dialogue about current issues and politics amongst students and young adults through events, discussions panels and performances. Tonight, events like a panel discussion on the need for political satire with SNL alum Robin Duke, The Yes Men's Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men, and novelist Terry Fallis and a Bar Car cocktail reception at The Pilot Tavern. Not sure what event will spark your curiosity? Check out our top 5 picks for this year's Spur Festival.
Yorkville neighbourhood venues, April 11-14, 2013, Free-$30

MARKET

101 SUPERMarket
101 Markets gets super-sized with the launch of 101 SUPERMarket this Friday night. A month-long pop-up market headquartered at 1418 Dundas West, this super market will expand on the vendors typically featured at the monthly show with Canadian designers, artists, and vintage sellers setting up shop. Each day until May 12th, the Little Portugal storefront will transformed into a space to purchase locally-sourced foods and vintage goods while shopping for jewelry and handmade crafts. The market launches tonight at 7PM.
Magwood Boutique (1418 Dundas Street West), April 12-May 12, 2013, 7PM Free

Toronto Indie Arts Market
The Gladstone is getting in on the small indie market action by hosting the Toronto Indie Arts Market this Saturday with small press, music, arts & crafts, food and fashion vendors setting up shop in the hotel. The event is being held to promote local purchasing and give visibility to local artists, vendors and shops while raising money for FoodShare. Find one-of-a-kind pieces, kitschy items you never knew you wanted and more at this one-day only market. Kids under 12 get in free.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West), April 13, 2013, 10:30AM $5

FASHION

Vintage Show TO
High-end vintage fashions will be on display at Artscape Wychwood Barns this Sunday morning for The Vintage Clothing & Textile Show. Featuring over 30 exhibitors from Ontario and Quebec, antique textiles and vintage clothing and accessories will be for sale. Now in its third year, the bi-annual show is one of the best markets to purchase quality vintage goods for reasonable costs. Children under 12 are free to enter.
Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie Street), April 14, 2013, 10AM $8

Rigorous Mess Vintage Pop-Up Shop
Messy for six months and still going strong, Rigorous Mess hosts their monthly vintage pop-up shop at Creatures Creating this weekend. A collaborative sale and art show, Rigorous Mess will be offering large discounts on winter clothing and new springwear as well as photo prints and handmade goods. New guest vendors like Florence & Lovelle, Suture and National will be displaying their products. A cash bar will be open until midnight.
Creatures Creating Gallery (822 Dundas Street West), April 13, 2013, 12PM Free

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

GAMES

Sunday Bingo
This isn't your grandmother's bingo. 2nd Floor event venue becomes a King West bingo parlour this weekend with the launch of Sunday Bingo. A cheap way to nurse your Saturday hangover with gambling, food and more booze, this 19+ bingo session is the best remedy if you're feeling broke. Your first five bingo cards are just $5, giving you eternal hope that you'll win the pot.
2nd Floor (461 King Street West), April 14, 2013, 3PM Free

FILM

ReelWorld Film Festival
Toronto's culturally and racially diverse film festival has returned for its 14th year and will be well underway this weekend. With films by Dev Khanna, Scott Boyd and Priyankara Vittanachchi, this film festival launched by actress Tonya Lee Williams in 1999 has grown to include industry events, panels, an awards show and more. Overwhelmed by all that ReelWorld offers? Check out our rundown of 5 films to watch at this year's festival.
Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas 4 (2190 Yonge Street) April 10-14, 2013 5PM $11.30-$28.25

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

COMEDY

Monkey Toast
The talk show Monkey Toast returns to Comedy Bar this Saturday night, for an evening of improv. Hosted by Ron Tite, this week's guests include Matt Bastile (a.k.a. Fidel Gastro of "Rebel Without A Kitchen") and Ethan Cole, co-host of "The Project". The six usual suspects of the Monkey Toast players will assist in the cabaret as guests take the stage to satirize the talk show experience. Tickets will be available at the door.
Comedy Bar, Mainstage (945 Bloor Street West), April 13, 2013, 8PM $10

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

FOOD

Feast in the East 24: Nadja + Slim Twig + Young Mother + Wet Dreams
The monthly food and music series that takes over the east end happens this Saturday night at Polyhaus. This month's meal, prepared by Oyster Boy chef Deron Engbers, is a ramp risotto, served free with advanced ticket purchase. Nadja, Slim Twig, Young Mother and Wet Dreams will perform throughout the evening while an art installation by Meg Remy & Lulu Turnbull will be on display. The event is all ages with advance tickets available at Soundscapes, Circus Books & Music, The Film Buff and Grasshopper Records.
Polyhaus (388 Carlaw Avenue), April 13, 2013, 9PM $7 advance, $10 door

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

THEATRE

The Killdeer
The Killdeer once had its world premiere at Alumnae Theatre in 1960 and this Friday evening, the James Reaney play returns. The poet's first play, about a small Ontario town caught up in a murder trial, combines love and mystery in this Barbara Larose directed version. Tickets are available through Alumnae's website. Broke? Check out the pay-what-you-can performances each Sunday afternoon or 2 for 1 Wednesdays.
Alumnae Theatre (70 Berkeley Street), April 12-27, 2013, 8PM $20

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

MUSIC

Anxiety Artists Showcase
Six bands from the Bloor West and Ossington community gather at Saving Gigi on Saturday to release their anxiety. Presented by Separation Anxiety, the Anxiety Artists Showcase will feature performances by Golden Island, Mark Weston, Adam Jenkins, Monster, Electric Jon and Ninja Funk Orchestra. Ranging in style from schizo pop to art rock to singer-songwriter, this show is for artists by artists within the Space Oyster community. The evening is pay-what-you-can.
Saving Gigi (859 Bloor Street West), April 13, 2013, 7PM PWYC

For more music listings, check out our This Week in Music and April Concerts posts.

FUNDRAISER

The Pink Party
Supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, The Pink Party is an open bar event with performances by the Sam Roberts Band that features a luxury silent auction to help raise proceeds for the fight against breast cancer. With DJ sets, live music, candy buffets and dancing, the evening is a glamorous concert where alcohol will be flowing and prizes will be given away. Tickets include a 70-minute concert as well as an all-you-can-drink and all-you-can-snack experience with a chance to win round trip flights to anywhere in Canada and a 50" television. VIP tickets are available at ThePinkParty.ca.
Capitol Event Theatre (2492 Yonge Street), April 12-13, 2013, 9PM $125

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