The top 5 free events in Toronto: April 20-26 2015
Free events in Toronto this week will be fun even if you're too broke for quality and too paranoid to take freebies from strangers. Film and TV are winning the week, including multiple free screenings at Smiling Buddha, but if that's not enough Rust and Bone is screening at AFT Campus de Spadina for whatever you got (PWYC), and no short film lovers will be turned away from CineCycle's Spring 2015 Toronto Open Screening (also PWYC).
Here's what to do to in Toronto this week if no one wants to buy your hand crafted bandanas.
420 (April 20, Yonge-Dundas Square)
If combustibles are your thing and arson seems like a bummer, the 420 rally will go down as usual at Yonge & Dundas. Not to ruin the posi vibes of the event, but always be wary of freebies from strangers, friends.
More Fresh Prince Marathon (April 20, Smiling Buddha)
Here's the perfect event post... whatever you get up to on Monday afternoon: at 9pm Smiling Buddha's Fresh Prince marathon will continue.
Music City Town Hall Meeting (April 25, The Garrison)
If you're at all embedded in the city's music scene, you've likely been curious all this "Music City" and Austin alliance stuff. April's public Music City Town Hall Meeting will let you not only hear more, but help shape the fledgling initiative. City officials including music sector development officer Mike Tanner will be in attendance.
Studio Ghibli Double Bill (April 25, Smiling Buddha)
Your dreams are coming true: watch : Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke for free on College Street. There's an all-you-can-eat lunch at 4pm ($13, but AYCE), or $3 popcorn for those sticking to the budget. Get there early or you may miss the animated adventure.
Bad Movie Night Toronto (Clinton's, April 26)
Toronto loves cult, and Bad Movie Night will deliver Sunday evening with David Hasselhoff inNick Fury: Agent of Shield, in anticipation of the new Avengers flick.
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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