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Weekend events in Toronto May 13-15 2016

Weekend events in Toronto will get outside to enjoy spring, at time when the number and quality of things to do has shot up to levels beyond February or March's wildest dreams. There's food fests, concerts, art shows, and a host of dance parties to keep you busy on this mid-May weekend. See you out there!

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Woofest (May 14)
Daniel Lanois plays a very special rooftop concert on the rooftop of Master Mechanic near Roncesvalles. There's also BBQ from Barque smokehouse, dog adoptions, prizes and it's all in the name of Moosonee Puppy Rescue, The Parkdale Foodbank and more.

Sloan (May 14)
Sloan's One Chord To Another anniversary tour makes its Toronto stop at the Phoenix. We can only pray they'll play the entire 1996 classic front to back.

Antiflag (May 14)
The punk legends spring tour stop at the Velvet Underground in a world where Donald Trump is running for president should be great.

Lee Scratch Perry (May 14)
Seeing reggae god Lee Scratch Perry is an otherworldly experience. He's celebrating his 80th birthday at the Danforth Music Hall, and the release of his new film Visions of Paradise.

Vicky Chow (May 14)
Described as one of the most adventurous Canadian musicians in contemporary music today, Rolling Stone says Vicky Chow's music is like "Terry Rileys Rainbow in Curved Air played by an orchestra of digital watches and cooing calculators." Electronic piano pop for math nerds.


Sudden Impulse Film Fest (May 14)
It's the fifth annual film festival celebrating local comedy and cult short films, web series, music videos and parody commercials. There's also an intermission with a live show from The Michael Schatte Band.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (May 13-19)
Hot Docs presents director Julie Taymor's much-loved, totally alien vs swamp monster version of the stage performance on film. You'll laugh, cry, cringe, dance, feel like a kid and then feel very much like an adult.


Exposure, a BYO-art event (May 13)
Part art show, part dance party, all exposure. This event at the Younger Than BeyoncĂŠ Gallery asks folks to bring their best piece of art to show off during a one-night-only party for maximum eyes on their work. Nails, tacks, fishing line, one small stage, one screen with USB and a few other tools will be available.

Toronto Comic Arts Fest (May 14-15)
Over 400 artists from over a dozen countries are scheduled to attend this massive gathering of pencil pushers. Celebrating the best in comics, graphic novel and manga, it's a free event appropriately hosted at the Toronto Reference Library.

Contact Photography Festival (May 1-31)
The Contact Photography Festival stretches across the entire month of May, bringing out the best of the best in international photography. Two standout shows we recommend are Alec Soth's Hypnagogia at Arsenal Toronto and Joel Meyerowitz's Survey at Stephen Bulger.

Mayworks (May 13-14)
The 31st edition (!?) of the festival of "working people & the arts" wraps up this weekend with film, theatre, visual, performance and workshops. Check out the Superbutch, a mega-show of live music, fashion show, panel and projections deconstructing working class butch-femme culture.

Show origami workshop (May 15)
The art of paper folding meets the art of love for designer shoes. Stop by this free drop-in session and experience folding beautiful paper into tiny shoes. This is In partnership with the Origami Society of Toronto in celebration of their 30th anniversary.


Asia Food Fest (April 29-May 15)
More than 60 Asian restaurants from across Toronto and the GTA are participating in this 'Licious-like prix-fixe promotion happening between April 29 and May 15. Look forward to set menus priced between $10 and $45 per person at restaurants including KaKa All You Can Eat, Kingyo Izakaya,Jatajuk and many more.

Veggielicious (May 6-22)
If you're sad because your vegetarian or vegan diet held you back from embracing the wonders of Summerlicious and Winterlicious, this is the event for you. Veggielicious is a two-week foodie celebration that features plant-based prix-fixe meals and deals at restaurants across the city.

Silver Spoons (May 13-14)
Wine, craft beer, food from restaurants in the East end, music, etc - all for a good cause. Proceeds from the two-day food extravaganza go to Second Harvest.

Great whiskey heist mystery (May 14)
In the Roaring Twenties, a huge shipment of whisky was stolen from the Gooderham & Worts Distillery and disappeared forever. Recent renovations turned up new evidence and you may finally be able to solve The Great Whisky Heist Mystery. This takes place in the Distillery District, so beware of roaming bridal parties in your search for hooch.


Creating animated fabric through colour vibration (May 15)
This one is for the adventurous, costume-loving Torontonians. Participants create costumes that light up and animate under a computerized light show as part of Philippe Blanchard's new media installation process. After you design and create your costume at OCAD, you'll combine the technologies in the filming studio, by shooting short animations of your creations in action.


A quickie list of dance parties to sweat at this weekend.

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