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The top 5 free events in Toronto: October 19-25 2015

Free events in Toronto this week will have you channeling your inner Jedi at Ligthsaber Battle Toronto. If you have a couple bucks, you can purchase a weapon at the event or you can opt to BYO saber. Not into nerding out? Head to Kensington Market for the final PS Kensington event of the year.

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Dave Bookman's Nu Music Night (October 20)
As per usual, Tuesday night shows are cost-free at the Horseshoe Tavern. This week Kyper Kliff, Modern Space, Jungle Giants, and Tirggerfinger will be playing sets from 9pm onwards. Expect to find the crowd full of new music lovers.

Shameless Karaoke (October 23-24)
Let out your inner Mariah Carey by belting out high notes at the Gladstone Melody Bar this Friday and Saturday. You'll probably need a little bit of liquid courage, so I suggest pre-gaming for this one.

Ligthsaber Battle Toronto (October 24)
If you can't wait until the new Star Wars movie premieres later this year, you can awaken the force earlier thanks to a showdown that'll pit Jedi versus Sith for an epic-sounding lightsaber battle happening in the nearby galaxy of Toronto. Grab your glowing weapon and head to Nathan Phillips Square, or if you have the funds, you can buy one there.

PS Kensington (October 25)
Head to Kensington Market for the final installment of Pedestrian Sundays (until next year, that is). As per usual, you'll find a host of street performers, food on sticks, dancing in the streets and the Kensington Art Fair.

Toast to Autumn (October 25)
Lithuanian House is hosting their 5th Annual Toast to Autumn this Sunday. The event will feature all the regular festival shenanigans: live music, DIY workshops, and a ton of free activities. If you have a few bucks to spare, there will be $5 food as well as a beer tent and a few vendors.

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