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Weekend events in Toronto, April 19-21, 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 19-21, 2013.


City of Craft
All the best of Toronto's craft community come out for the annual City of Craft spring show this Saturday, April 20th. Taking place this year in Trinity St. Paul's United Church at Bloor and Spadina, over 36 independent crafters and artisans will be showcasing their works in printing, jewelry, vintage goods and more. Companies like Worn Fashion Journal, Paper Pusher, Nightjar Books and Falcon Wright will be selling and showcasing their works. Onward, craft enthusiasts.
Trinity St. Paul's United Church (427 Bloor Street West), April 20, 2013, 11AM $1

Weekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this April 19-21, 2013.


Molly Maxwell
The story of a 16-year-old who falls in love with her young teacher, a coming-of-age tale will never be as charming as Molly Maxwell. Starring former precocious child actor Lola Tash alongside newcomer (and total babe) Charlie Carrick, the film is an endearing indie about first love set in a progressive Parkdale high school. The first feature for director Sara St. Onge, Maxwell opens at The Carlton this Friday for a one-week limited engagement. Tickets available at the box office.
The Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street), April 19-26, 2013, various times, adult evening $9.50, adult matinee $7.50, student $7, child/senior $6

Italian Movie Series at TIFF
L'Altra Italia once again hosts an Italian contemporary film series at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this weekend, offering the best of foreign cinema by screening Romanzo Di Una Strage. The 2012 film dramatizes the 1969 Milano bank bombing and the gruesome aftermath as written by Paolo Cucchiarelli in his book Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy. Directed by Marco Tullio Giordana, the film screens with subtitles on Friday night only. Tickets will only be sold between 7PM and 8PM on Friday night at Maison Mercer (15 Mercer Street).
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West), April 19, 2013, 9PM $40 (reception and movie)

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


The Elwins 7" Release Party
Fresh off a cross-North America tour with Born Ruffians, The Elwins will play a homecoming show at The Horseshoe Tavern to celebrate not only their return but the release of their limited run 7" vinyl Forgetful Assistance & Countdown, which features Luke Lalonde, lead singer of Born Ruffians. Pickwick will join The Elwins as headliners. Tickets can be purchased online or you can show up and see what dirty magic awaits.
The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West), April 21, 2013, 9PM

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


Joshua Davis: The Forty Thieves
New York-based artist Joshua Davis opens Part 1 of his first Toronto exhibit at Hotel Ocho titled The Forty Thieves. Based on algorithms and created out of digital illustrations, the exhibit consists of a collection of hand-drawn images. The multimedia artist opens his show, curated by Clay Rochemont, on Friday night with a public reception. For an invite to a buyer invitation-only preview, e-mail pr@spokeagency.com.
Hotel Ocho (195 Spadina Avenue), April 19, 2013, 7PM Free

Board n' School Skateboard Art Show and Auction
At Board n' School Skateboard Art Show, several high-profile Toronto artists will debut their one-of-a-kind designed skateboards to benefit Oasis Skateboard Factory. Working with the students of OSF, the artists have created original art on hand-crafted skateboards based on the theme of school. The skateboards will be auctioned off in support of the program, which is the world's only skateboard and street art design high school program. The skateboard art collections will be displayed at The Gladstone's Art Bar for the public to bid on this Friday night. Show your support for the OSF and alternative learning methods by attending the free reception.
The Gladstone Hotel Art Bar (1214 Queen Street West), April 19, 2013, 7PM Free


Vitaly Design Pop-Up Shop
Vitaly Design hosts a pop-up shop featuring their latest Elements Collection of multi-finger rings and pendants as well as past collections at up to 75% off. Taking place all weekend long at Oz Studios, Vitaly's friends in fashion Keyway will also have a seller's presence with beautiful handcrafted wood cell phone and iPad cases. Other brands participating in the small pop-up include footwear company Luigi Sardo, cell phone case company Felony Case, bags by Varsity Brown and delicious desserts in a jar by Yummy Tummy. Stop in before hitting the bars on Friday and Saturday night for some Sapporo beer and check out the beautifully handcrafted discounted jewelry. Happy shopping!
Oz Studios (134 Ossington Avenue), April 19-22, 2013, 12PM Free

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


Spring Into Parkdale Food Tour
It's no secret that Parkdale has become a hub for good food and the Spring Into Parkdale Food Tour is designed to introduce aspiring foodies to all the right places. Beginning at Queen and Roncesvalles, this food tour guides the hungry through the neighbourhood to sample foods at various restaurants while discussing the history of the food scene. The tour takes place in conjunction with the Spring Into Parkdale sidewalk sale, which has its run of the streets on Saturday and Sunday. Register for the food tour through the Foodies on Foot eztix page.
1730 Queen Street West, April 20, 2013, 11AM $15

For more events, check out our Toronto Food Events post.


Earth Mudder Celebration at Evergreen Brick Works
Evergreen Brick Works wants you to get down and dirty with Mother Earth. At Earth Mudder, an eco-friendly day of activities, guests to the Brick Works are encouraged to get planting, go hiking and and participate in gardening and biking workshops in preparation for Earth Day. An all-weekend event that has something for all ages, Evergreen has packed a schedule full of workshops and activities that are centered around the arts and green lifestyles. The event is free but registration is required for some workshops. Get muddy for the good of the Earth!
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue), April 20-21, 2013, 9AM


420 Toronto 2013
This event needs no introduction: It's 420 and people will be celebrating with several joints in Dundas Square. Join the hash mob as they protest marijuana prohibition all day by smoking opposers out and hear about plans for the Global Mernahuana March on May 4th. This event is BYOW. Be cool, be nice, don't get arrested and have fun.
Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East), April 20, 2013, 11AM Free


ROM Sleepover: Dinos
Spend a night at the museum without the Ben Stiller antics this Friday night when ROM opens its doors for a giant sleepover with the dinosaurs. The evening begins with a special family-friendly film screening and is followed by an exploration of the dinosaur exhibit, where attendees will get to touch fossils and speak to experts about digs before bunking down in the museum for the night. Adults must accompany all children. Entrance includes admission to the ROM for Friday night and all day Saturday.
Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen's Park), April 19-20, 2013, 5PM

Photo by Tom Ryaboi

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