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The top weekend events in Toronto: May 8-10 2015

Weekend events in Toronto will have you partying at the museum after hours when Friday Night Live kicks off at the ROM. Move over to The Round Saturday to see everyone's favourite Whose Line Is It Anyway? cast member, Colin Mochrie, dish out some laughs. Finish your weekend by taking a stroll through the two flea markets opening this Sunday in the west end.

Here are my picks for the top events happening in Toronto May 8-10, 2015.


TCAF (May 9-10)
Toronto's biggest comic book festival is back for another year at the Reference Library. In addition to the main fair, there are a host of affiliate events taking place across the city. Check out our full preview here.


North American Craft Beer Experience (May 8)
Want to start your Friday night a little early? Head to the North American Craft Beer Experience and sample some Canadian brews before heading out on the town.

Fran's 75th Birthday (May 8)
Fran's is celebrating it's 75th birthday and everyone's invited. Stop by their Front Street location to grab a 25-cent burger and flashback to the 1940's.

Chelsea Food Truck Launch (May 8)
Cinco de Mayo may be over, but that doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to tacos. This Friday, head to the Chelsea Hotel for free tacos, beer samples and live music on their garden patio.


National Drone Day (May 9)
Back for its second year, National Drone Day will unite a small but passionate group of crusaders against melody and rhythm in favour of the sonic clusters low on harmonic variation and high on ambience.

CMW (May 1-10)
It's the last weekend of CMW, with acts like Joey Badass, Faith No More, and The Psychedelic Furs on tap to help close the festival out.

Pop Montreal (May 8-9)
If it's a dose of Montreal festival curation that you're after, Pop Montreal's CMW event takes place over two nights and features Goodbye Honolulu, Dirty Frigs, Dear Criminals and more.

Independent Music Awards (May 9)
The Indie Music Awards are coming to town. Get down to the sounds of Billy Talent et al and watch local and international indie talent get some well-deserved credit.


Bit Bazaar (May 9)
Want to spend your weekend gettin' geeky? Embrace your inner nerd and peruse Bit Bazaar, a video game and comic festival. There will be food vendors, handmade goods, game soundtracks and more up for sale.


Be Mine (May 9)
Be Mine, a vintage/pin-up inspired store, is celebrating their opening in Kensington Market. Drop by for music, drinks, and, of course, shopping.


ROM Friday Night Live (May 8)
Want to kick off your weekend with dancing and DJ's? The ROM is where it's at. The museum is kicking off their Friday Night Live event series by throwing a Cinco de Mayo themed bash.

Notorious Hip Hop Comedy F. Colin Mochrie (May 9)
Colin Mochrie and hip-hop is an unexpected but beautiful combination. Head to Round Venue to see the Whose Line Is It Anyway? star team up with Toronto comedy group NOTORIOUS for a night of laughs.

Duchess Of Malfi - Hot Docs (May 9)
Travel back in time this weekend by checking out a Jacobean flick about love and revenge.

Seinfeld Trivia (May 10)
Know your Costanza from your Kramer? Head to KITCH this Sunday to grab some Sangria and flaunt your knowledge of all things Seinfeld.


Toronto Flower Market (May 9)
The Toronto Flower Market returns for its third year, this time at 659 Queen St. East. Bask in the floral beauty of spring.


Parkdale Flea (May 10)
Embrace the warm weather by rummaging around the Parkdale Flea for some vintage treasures. Bring your appetite because Caplansky's Food Truck will be on site serving up delicious bites to eat on the go.

Gladstone Flea (May 10)
What's better than one flea market adventure? Two. Once you're finished at Parkdale Flea, head over to the Gladstone to continue your market crawl. They've got plenty of curated gems to offer.

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Photo from a previous version of the Toronto Flower Market

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