Free events in Toronto: February 10 - 16, 2014
Free events in Toronto are going to be a necessity if you went and blew all your cash buying specialty chocolate and making prix fixe resos for next weekend. Consider me the little green Cupid savior of your wallet. Want to dance, see live bands, or learn about stuff? Honestly, Toronto's got you. Toronto cares.
Here are the best free events to check out in the city this week.
Hip Hop Closing Party
Relatively new Project Gallery in Leslieville is celebrating the end of Hip Hop: Urban Art Exhibition with a closing party and open mic. Tuesday, February 11th 7-11pm, Project Gallery (1109 Queen St E).
Ladies Lugging Gear - Put a Hex on the Polar Vortex
This is PWYC, but LLG promise no one will be turned away. They just want to party with you! Not familiar? "While LLGs gatherings are salon-style, they're not about academic laurel resting. LLG provides a more progressive and safe space for emerging women in media to get going as well as more experienced media-makers." Pursuit Grooves, Dames Making Games, and CarbonPaper will rock this one. Tendril (119 Spadina Ave, suite 800), Wednesday, Feb 12, 6:30pm.
'The Collective Evolution III: The Shift' FREE World Premier Film Screening
Want to hide out in the dark and watch a free new doc that will make you think? Watch the trailer to see if this is for you. OISE Auditorium (252 Bloor St W), Wednesday Feb 12, 7pm.
HUGLIFE: Valentine's Day Edition
Turns out Handlebar is right there with you h8ing on V-day! Dance to "booty house, future garage, strip club anthems, lionel richie (sic)" but arrive early - only the first 214 people get in for free (and have to make out). Yeah, Handlebar can definitely fit that many people if they're groping and crawling inside each other. Handlebar (159 Augusta Ave), Friday Feb 14, 10pm.
Exclaim! Media & Junction Craft Brewing present: Big Free Show in the #JunctionTO
Self explanatory! Free concert in the Junction. On the bill are Samantha Martin's Roots n' Roll Review and The Sinners Choir. 3030 (3030 Dundas West), Saturday Feb 15, 9pm.
Wyrd Distro Launch Gathering
Read all about music blog Weird Canada's plans to start a much needed indie much distribution hub for Canadian sounds, then party with them as part of the Wavelength festival. The Toronto gathering will feature a Google Hangout talk by Weird Canada's Marie Claire Flanagan & Aaron Levin and a live performance by Carl Didur. Saturday, Feb 15, 4pm, June Records (662 College St.), all ages.
Toronto Rally for a $14 Minimum Wage
Yo if you had mo money you wouldn't have to read this post! But you would anyway, right? Yonge and Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East), Saturday, Feb 15, 1pm.
Do you want everyone to know about your kinda random free or pay-what-you-can event? Submit it to our event section. (You can also submit your for-money events here, greedy-pants.)
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