The top 5 free events in Toronto: March 2 - 8 2015
Free events in Toronto this week will let you tour the Aga Khan, the city's newest art museum, for free. Then you can share your sexiest exploits for public judgement, drink, drink, drink and be ill to hours of the saddest music known to Earth, dance it away among pink flamingos, and edit Wikipedia at the Art Gallery.
Here's how to hang out in style in Toronto this week if you haven't got a stitch to wear.
1. Aga Khan Museum Free Wednesdays Initiative (March 4, Aga Khan)
Big news for art lovers: the brand new Aga Khan Museum for Islamic art has launched Free Wednesdays Initiative: admission is free between 4-8pm. Check out our photo gallery here.
2. Tell Me Something Good: March Sexy Storytelling (March 4, Gladstone)
It's an exciting time for Toronto's erotic story telling monthly at the Gladstone, Tell Me Something Good: last month they launched their first podcast. Your tantalizing and/or hilarious sexy stories will be rated by a panel of judges - finally.
3. Smiths is Dead (March 4, Unlovable)
Stuff sucks, hey? Lean in to the winter. Tuck your head into Unlovable on Dundas West to hear all Morrissey, all night. Toronto has some fucked up monthlies, but this mad journey into Smiths territory might top the list. It's free, because no one would pay for this kind of misery. Or would they...
4. Summer Fling (March 6, The Steady)
Recover from your dive into every seemingly Smiths song ever on Friday night at Miami themed Steady on Bloor by dancing with the Summer Fling DJs, who are possibly obsessed not with Moz but with the letter B - "from Bowie to Black Lips, Blondie to Broken Social Scene." Drink specials will add to the pink flamingo wall paper's summer heat.
5. Art Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon (March 8, AGO)
On Sunday, the AGO will host a Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon for International Women's Day. All you need is a Wikipedia account (free). The AGO's list of artists and staff on site includes an amazing line up: Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell, Rosamond Ivey, and Special Collections Archivist Amy Furness.
Also check out these regular free events
Elvis Mondays (Mondays, The Drake)
Toronto's longest running indie showcase, William New's free show has put thousands of bands on stage. It's at the Drake Underground every Monday.
Free Nights at the Horseshoe (Monday/Tuesday, The Horseshoe)
The Legendary Horseshoe has a storied history, and hosts free indie rock shows in the early week with Shoeless Mondays and Dave Bookman's Nu Music Night on Tuesdays.
Canadian Opera Company (Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre)
September through to early June, catch free classical shows at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts "most Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, and some Wednesdays at noon or 5:30 p.m."
MOCCA (Tuesday - Sunday)
While nearly all art galleries in the city are free to enter, it's worth noting The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) is always PWYC.
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Photo of the Aga Khan by Andrew Williamson
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