The top weekend events in Toronto: March 6 - 8 2015
Weekend events in Toronto give you a ton of ways to celebrate the birth of our iced-over city. If you're more in the mood for extreme vintage shopping or stuffing your face candy and watching cult movies than partying, we understand, and we're here to help. Read on.
Here are my picks for the top events happening in Toronto March 6-8, 2015.
Happy Birthday Toronto (March 6, Steam Whistle Brewery)
Toronto turns 181 years old on Friday, which makes us more or less of a punk. Drink to our continuing history at the official bash at Steam Whistle, or stare out your window forlornly waiting for summer. Whichever sounds like more fun. Either way, bottoms up to the history of the 6.
Sushi Festival (Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, March 5-6)
The First Annual Toronto Sushi Festival runs until Friday at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Touting itself as Canada's largest sushi fest, we'll all have to see if it's unfun or pretty good (will you risk it?). $30 gets you five food tickets.
Feast in the East (March 7, Jam Factory)
Here's the show that feeds you and your ears for a mere $8 in advance. Feast in the East this month will bring HSY (Buzz Records), Shrines, Retired, and We Are Not Who We Are to the east end, with a Southern American dinner by Stephanie Fielding & Heather Rule.
Danny Krivit (March 7, Revival)
For the 17th anniversary of the Solid Garage parties, the soulful house promoters have booked NYC dance music pioneer Danny Krivit. A true underground icon, Krivit has a expert touch that reflects his 45 years of DJing, and he's sure to bring a huge selection of his acclaimed personal re-edits and remixes. 10 pm. BB
I for Iran (TIFF, Until April 3)
At TIFF, the I for Iran series, curated by Iranian filmmakers, is screening a can't-miss retrospective until until April 3rd. Films this weekend include The Cow (1969), The Night of the Hunchback (1965), and Still Life (1974). Check out the programming here.
Romy & Michelle's Highschool Reunion (March 7, Videofag)
Eat junk food at this Romy & Michelle's Highschool Reunion screening and party this Saturday with friends - you get a surprise goody bag if you bring your best friend. Or a phone? There will be Cyndi Lauper sheet music.
Tanya Tagaq (Aga Khan Museum, March 6-7)
2014 Polaris Prize winner Tanya Tagaq is back for two nights, and this will be the perfect opportunity to check out the Aga Khan Museum's concert facilities. Get a preview of the brilliant contemporary throat singer's performance chops here - but my best advice is to just be at the show.
TOPS (March 8, Smiling Buddha)
More great deals - Montreal synthpop band TOPS will be in town, performing along with local spine-tingling psych folk group Tasseomancy. Should be a dreamy $8 night.
Jean-Michel Basquiat: the Radiant Child (March 7, The Bloor Cinema)
Whether you've made it to the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit at the AGO yet or not, this documentary is a must-see for both long-time fans, art and graffiti lovers, or anyone who loves a good narrative - even though David Bowie isn't in this one.
Urban Goose Chase (?, March 7)
On Saturday Toronto artist Alex Millington will reveal the first clue to his newest brainchild, The Urban Goose Chase: a hunt around the city for a piece of artwork, namely a golden goose crafted by Millington himself. Read more here, and keep refreshing the page because early bird something something.
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.
SHOPPING & LIFESTYLE
Vintage Clothing & Antique Show (March 7-8, Exhibition Place)
Want to "shop like it's 1969"? The Toronto Vintage Clothing Show and the Toronto Antique & Vintage Market are both included with admission to The Queen Elizabeth Building, so you can grab a vintage designer handbag and a tastefully weathered hook to hang it on.
THEATRE & COMEDY
Sketch Comedy Festival (Until March 15)
The Sketch Comedy Festival is on at venues around Toronto until March 15th, if your funny bone is hurting for attention. Check out their website for two weeks of hilarious, SAD curing programming here here
Blithe Spirit (Princess of Wales Theatre, February 11 - March 15)
Angela Lansbury plays Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirt, which comes to Toronto after critically acclaimed runs on Broadway and in West End London. The television star has been lauded for her performance in the sophisticated comedy that pits two wives -- one dead, one living -- against one another in a battle for the heart of Charles Condomine. KB
Contributions by Keith Bennie, Ben Boles
Photo by Mark Sivilia via Ben's Beer Blog
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