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The top 5 free events in Toronto: March 7-13 2016

The top free events in Toronto this week will have you kicking off your St. Patty's celebrations early. The parade lands on Sunday this year, so make sure to dry clean your finest green-hued get-up beforehand. There's also a pre-summer event at Sugar Beach featuring all the fixings of a Québec-style sugar shack happening, if you're in the market for something sweeter.

Here's a roundup of free events in Toronto this week.

MEGA CRAZY CRAZY FRENZY (March 8)
Head to the Garrison on Tuesday for a cost-free comedy show. Dylan Gott, Borana Makri, Jeremy Woodcock, Hisham Kelati, Jhanelle Dennis and Dena Jackson will be providing the laughs for the evening.

Tell Me Something Good (March 8)
If you want your week to take a bit of a scandalous turn, head to Tell Me Something Good at the Gladstone. The storytelling event features tales that range from the cringeworthy to downright sexy.

SKETCH Open Studio (March 11)
Head to Artscape Youngplace on Friday for an evening of performances, exhibitions and more. Entertainment for the evening includes: Right to Dance (with Ill Nana / DiverseCity Dance Company), Express Yourself, The SKETCH Band, Vocal Revolution, Sonic Lab, Beat Boxing with Unity Charity and Street Voices among others.

Sugar Beach Sugar Shack (March 12-13)
Sugar Beach is being transformed into a Québec-style sugar shack for the second weekend of March. There will be events like maple syrup tasting, performances by Stef Paquette, Mélanie Brulée, Amélies et les Singes Blues, and a Choir!Choir!Choir! sing-a-long. If you need a break from sugary treats, you can grab some savoury fare at one of the local food trucks on site.

St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 13)
St. Patrick's Day falls on the 17th, but you can start celebrating a few days early with the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Got a longboard in your possession? Join the Sk8 Patrick's Parade of Longboarders - it kicks off just before the floats start moving.

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Photo of Sugar Beach by Lori Whelan in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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