Victoria Day events Toronto

Victoria Day weekend events in Toronto 2015

The Victoria Day long weekend in Toronto will have you enjoying the weekend even more than usual. Saturday night offers a grab bag of event options: David Sedaris is in town, World Cafe kicks off, and a number of funny men and women will be taking the stage at Comedy Bar. On Sunday, keep the party going at the Bloor Cinema. Hot Docs is throwing a good old-fashioned kegger and showing Dazed and Confused on the big screen.

Here are my picks for the top events happening in Toronto May 15-17, 2015.

MUSIC

Primal Scream (May 15)
Get your rocks off as the Scream return to Toronto for the first time since 2009 (due to last year's cancellation). If the set lists continue as they have of late, expect representation across most of Primal Scream's albums, from Screamdelica up to last year's More Light. MN

Cerebral Ballzy (May 15)
BK's finest punk band is in the city Saturday night. Head to the Horseshoe and grab a drink and get down to their latest and greatest.

Melt Banana (May 17)
Japanese grind innovators Melt-Banana are still touring strong off the strength of 2013's Fetch and are planning another stop at Toronto's Lee's Palace. If it's anything like their last visit, expect core duo Yasuko Onuki and Ichirou Agata to play a spastic, deafening set all on their own, save for the drum machine. SK

Kaiser Chiefs (May 17)
Celebrate Victoria Day weekend by giving some love to a band from across the pond. If you've got a hankering for some indie rock or just a soft spot for British accents, The Kaiser Chiefs show is where you should be come Sunday night.

FOOD

World Cafe (May 16-October 12)
This Saturday marks the beginning of World CafĂŠ, an event that brings the GTA's busiest kitchen's together. Head down to the harbour front and indulge in some of the city's best eats while scoping out the view of Lake Ontario.

ENTERTAINMENT

Perfect 10 Comedy Presents: Long Weekend Special (May 16)
Want to spend your Saturday night laughing out loud? Mosey on over to comedy bar where five of comedy's best and brightest will be hitting the stage.

An Evening With David Sedaris (May 16)
If you've got a taste for sardonic humour, Sedaris is your guy. The author of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls will be performing for crowds at the Sony Centre this Saturday.

May 2-4 Kegger: Dazed and Confused (May 17)
The May 2-4 weekend demands a couple drinks and Hot Docs has taken note. Head to the theatre to watch cult 90's flick Dazed and Confused and drink beers out of red solo cups.

Marczyk and Marichka Folking Wedding (May 17)
All dressed up and nowhere to go? There's a wedding at Dufferin Grove Park and everyone's invited. There will be maypole dancing, a potluck and Lemon Bucket Orchestra will be providing the tunes.

FLEA MARKETS

Bellwoods Flea (May 16)
This Saturday, the Bellwoods Flea is kicking off and promises a bevy of art, fashion, food and more from its vendors. Entry is free and you can bring your canine companion along while you shop.

FIREWORKS

The big show at Ashbridges Bay takes place on Monday, May 18, but Canada's Wonderland sets off their light show on Sunday. For more details, check out our roundup of Victoria Day fireworks shows.

For more events, click on over to our events section.

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With contributions from M.K. Newton and Shazia Khan. Photo by Leo Li in the blogTO Flickr pool


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