Weekend events in Toronto: May 31-June 2, 2013
Weekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this May 31-June 2, 2013.
FOOD & DRINK
Kensington Brewing Co. 2nd Anniversary Party
Kensington Brewing Co. is celebrating two years of beers with a party at their favourite Queen West watering hole. The Rhino plays host to this event, which will feature the brewery's entire line-up of beers, including their Baldwin FishEYE-PA, Augusta Ale and Fruit Stand Watermelon Wheat. There will also be five special beers that are one-time collaborations between head brewer Dave Lee and four Ontario craft breweries offered at the event. Show up ready to sample until you're well-imbibed.
The Rhino (1249 Queen Street West), June 2, 2013, 3 PM Free
For more food listings, check out Toronto Food Events.
A monumental event from his past has lead the young Stock Burton (Noah Reid) to Golden Seasons seniors' home, where he has checked out of life and into early retirement. After two years of living the cushy life of a senior citizen, complete with crokinole playing and pill-popping, it's time for Stock to leave. A critically acclaimed CFC indie film by first-time feature director James Genn and writer Dane Clark, Old Stock opens at the Carlton this Friday night for a week-long run.
Carlton Cinemas (20 Carlton Street), May 31-June 7, 2013, various showtimes $7.50
360 Screenings is a cinematic experience that's part theatre, part film. Returning for its fifth series, 360 is a two-day event where the audience becomes part of the film. Each screening takes place in a secret location, announced 24 hours prior to the film, which is also kept secret until showtime. Tickets for the Friday screening are sold out but both Saturday screenings are still available. Get discounted tickets if you work in the arts or are under 30 and enjoy cocktails while you watch the film in an unusual location.
Secret location, May 31-June 2, 2013, 2 PM, 7 PM $60 general, $40 arts worker/youth under 30
Inside Out Film Festival
Inside Out, Toronto's LGBT film and video festival, comes to a close this weekend with just a few screenings left. There are several shorts programs and retrospectives happening throughout the weekend with an exclusive surprise screening of In The Name Of, a Polish feature-length drama about a priest struggling with his sexuality. Tickets are available through the Inside Out website at InsideOut.ca. The festival closes Sunday.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West), May 31-June 2, 2013, various times
For more film listings, check out This Week in Film.
4th Annual Etsy Springtime Marketplace
Homemade vendors, vintage finds and crafting workshops—sound like your kind of jam? The 4th annual Etsy Springtime Marketplace opens this Saturday only for the DIY crowd to indulge themselves with one-of-a-kind handmade goods. From jewelry to art to skin care, over 40 vendors will participate in this year's market, including known Toronto brands like Sweetcheeks Naturals, Art That Moves, Navahaus and Anna Sophia Designs. Come out to see what's happening with Toronto small businesses—I can guarantee you won't be able to stop yourself from supporting them.
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education (918 Bathurst Street), June 1, 2013, 11 AM Free
For more fashion listings, check out This Week in Fashion.
Riverdale Art Walk + Eats & Beats
130 artists of photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media gather at Jimmy Simpson Park this weekend for Riverdale Art Walk. The 15th annual outdoor art fair brings established artists together to sell and display their works in a public outdoor space. A short walk around the corner, the Riverdale StreetFEST will also be taking place. Local vendors will bring their businesses out on to Queen East for Eats & Beats, a celebration of music and local food. Regardless of where you end up, if you're in Riverdale, you'll stumble upon some outdoor festival this weekend so head east this Saturday and Sunday.
Jimmy Simpson Park (Queen Street East at Booth Avenue), June 1-2, 2013, 11 AM Free
Toronto-based collective The Commonwealth bring together indie creative's this Saturday evening for a DIY, small press, and independent print and publishing fair on Sterling Road. Coinciding with the launch of Go Home Magazine's third issue, over 25 vendors will table their work, selling everything from books, zines and magazines to t-shirts and prints. Cheap beer and music will be an all-night happening and a bonfire will take place outside the old factory. Join artists, photographers and all-around creative types like Jeremy R. Jansen, Niall McClelland, Blood of the Young, Tess Parks and Hiatus Collective at this DIY print show.
163 Sterling Road, June 1, 2013, 8 PM Free
Mansion 4 year Warehouse Party
Mansion celebrates four years of parties and over one hundred events by doing what they do best—throwing a party. On Friday night at 99 Sudbury, the folks from Mansion are throwing the most special anniversary party complete with beer and kittens. Presented by Sapporo beer, the evening features DJ sets by the German DJ collective, Box of Kittens. Stop by this giant warehouse party to browse some art and get sweaty to keep the parties going.
99 Sudbury, May 31, 2013, 11 PM $15
Bud Light Sensation
Bud Light is throwing their massive Sensations party in the Rogers Centre this Saturday night and there's a gimmick to draw you in—it's a white party! Dress all in white or your $150 ticket will not gain you entry (I'm not kidding here, folks). This event is 19+. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
Rogers Centre (One Blue Jays Way), June 1, 2013, 6 PM $143.25-$268.25
For more music listings, check out This Week in Music and June Concerts.
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Photo courtesy of the Mansion Facebook page.
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