Weekend events in Toronto: June 7-9, 2013
Weekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this June 7- 9, 2013.
Finally, Field Trip day has arrived! Arts & Crafts record label have been hyping their 10th anniversary for awhile now and the main event is happening this Saturday at Fort York. Broken Social Scene reunites for a headlining performance at Field Trip along with Feist, Stars, Bloc Party, Dan Mangan, Timber Timbre, Jason Collett and label newbies like The Darcys and Cold Specks. Music is the main event but there will be plenty of other things happening at one-day festival--buy handmade goods at the Etsy Village, visit Norman Wong's photography exhibit and eat and drink like it's the Toronto Underground Market because food trucks will be everywhere.
Tickets are still available (as I write this) at FieldTripLife.com along with the day's full schedule and grounds map (hint: be prepared to shuffle between two stages a lot). This day is going to make your summer worthwhile, rain or shine.
Fort York Garrison Common (250 Fort York Boulevard), June 8, 2013, 12PM $93.50-$142
ROM Friday Night Live
ROM is hosting non-stop parties this weekend but Friday Night Live is really the only one that matters. With a focus on indigenous arts in honour of Aboriginal History Month, the evening will include performances by DJ Bear Witness from A Tribe Called Red and Craig James Laur. There will be art by Greg Staats, Amanda Strong and Alana McLeod and sartorial contributions by Charm Logan, Sage Paul and J'net Cavanagh. Buy tickets online if you want to party at the ROM for one of the final Friday Night Live events for 2013.
Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen's Park), June 7, 2013, 7PM $12 general, $10 student
Anita Clarke of I want I got and Jen McNeely of She Does the City have curated a marketplace in the heart of the Gladstone Hotel. Gladstone Flea will feature handpicked vintage goods, crafts, jewelry, design pieces and clothing for those who love thrift wear but can't deal with rummaging. A fun, friendly event, this flea lasts one day only, closing at 4PM.
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West), June 8, 2013, 10AM Free
Kastor & Pollux Pop-Up Shop
Local online fashion outlet Kastor & Pollux celebrates its second anniversary with a pop-up shop at Queen West boutique Sauvage, taking place this Friday and Saturday. The pop-up, which will also feature the launch of the brand's fifth collection, begins early at 11AM but the launch party takes place after the shop closes down, at 7PM on Friday night. Check out some preloved clothing and new accessories whether you come to shop or come to party.
Sauvage (644 Queen Street West), June 7-8, 2013, 11AM Free
WORN Fashion Journal presents: Secondhand Prom
Your second chance to correct all your prom fashion mistakes is here. Maybe it's ten years too late for you or maybe you're the type of person who can still fit into your prom outfit but whichever it is, WORN Fashion Journal is inviting you to relive it at Secondhand Prom. A party to launch the 16th issue of Toronto's best indie fashion magazine, the evening will include music by This Broken Mixtape and cake by baker Corey Moranis. Wear your old prom clothing or maybe even your parents if you want to win the award for class clown, just come by the party and pick up the latest issue of WORN, which is included with admission.
Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square), June 8, 2013, 9:30PM $10 advance, $15 door
For more fashion listings, check out our This Week in Fashion post.
Dundas West Fest
Twelve city blocks are participating in Dundas West Fest this Saturday to show off where all the cool kids hang. Dundas Street West, from Lansdowne to Rowtown, will participate in this new street festival that will showcase a full day of music, arts, food, shopping and kids' activities. Check out special highlights like busker zones and have a drink on one (or more) of the 40 patios that Dundas has to offer. Can't make it to this street festival? There's a lot more where that came from.
Dundas Street West, June 8, 2013, 11AM Free
Annex Festival on Bloor 2013
Bloor Street is closing down for Annex Fest, which is essentially like Dundas West Fest on a smaller scale and northward. So what's so special about this festival? The Tranzac Club has curated all performances, fixing together a range of local performers to hit the stages all day, including Michelle Rumball and The Lemon Bucket Orchestra. FRINGE Festival performers will also be on-hand, providing street entertainment for the crowds that will be shopping, engaging performers and eating. The festival takes place on Sunday and will include Bloor Street being closed.
Bloor Street West (between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street), June 9, 2013, 11AM Free
Looking to forecast your summer? Check out our summer street festivals roundup.
Luminato presents: BIG BANG BASH PARTY
Luminato is upon us and fashion design duo Viktor&Rolf have been commissioned to create a catwalk installation exclusively for the Toronto festival. Unveiled tonight at the festival's inaugural fundraiser Big Bang Bash, the installation, titled Dolls, will be the centre of several performances. The BBB follows a cocktail reception and a gala dinner, which are pretty pricey so if you're looking to just check out the art piece and join in on the later festivities, opt for only the party tickets.
Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen's Park), June 8, 2013, 9:30PM $200+
Toronto Raw/Vegan Festival
Healthy, cruelty-free and eco-friendly are terms you'll hear a lot this weekend because the Toronto Raw/Vegan Festival is taking place on Saturday and Sunday at 918 Bathurst Centre. This free festival will feature speeches by raw food experts and chefs as well as food samples and learning tools. The event is free so if you're curious to learn the why and how of raw and vegan diets, now is your chance!
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education (918 Bathurst Street), June 8-9, 2013, 10AM Free
Artisanal Food Market
Harbourfront Centre opens its first artisanal food market with local food vendors and independent producers selling their fresh foods. Pura Quinoa, Upper Spice, Eudora's Fine Foods and Coffeecology are just some of the artisans who will have booths set up for marketgoers to sample and buy their foods. In addition to this market, the World CafĂŠ will also be open, selling cuisines from international cultures. The market is free and open all weekend long.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queen's Quay West), June 8-9, 2013, 12PM Free
For more food listings, check out our Toronto Food Events post.
4th Annual Graffiti Festival
Toronto's best in graffiti spend Friday night in school at the 4th Annual Graffiti Festival. Taking place at Central Tech, local artists like Bomba, Jimmy Chiale, Elicser, Jah and Danilo will display their graffiti works at an event hosted by Rich Kidd and Mia Skye. The event, which serves to show the power that graffiti can have on kids and a community, will feature works by students in addition to professional artists. The show is free and has attracted thousands in the past so be prepared for a big crowd filling the school halls.
Central Technical School (725 Bathurst Street), June 7, 2013, 12PM Free
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