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Free events this week in Toronto involve a lot of storytelling, and that includes the Kuumba festival at Harbourfront Centre, which runs over two weekends this month. There are loads of free things happening during this vibrant festival celebrating the African-Canadian community.
Here are my picks for the top free things to do in Toronto this week.
True Stories Toronto is a simple idea: a bunch of people hanging out in a back room listening to other people telling true stories. Each storyteller is given the task of telling their personal story without notes in less than 10 minutes and of course every story must be true.
Tickets will be available two hours before the screening so arrive early to catch this doc about Toronto's mysterious Funnel collective. They were a group who took underground cinema into their own hands and 25 years after it folded its tents, "the inner sanctums have remained shrouded in a haze of banishments and dark rumours."
This is an interactive night of storytelling where four teams of emerging writers from Ontario's top writing programs compete with one another, and it's all hosted by CBC Toronto's Gil Deacon. This is going to be an epic night of storytelling. The audience helps decide the winner.
Explore the themes currently affecting the global community at this two-weekend long cultural festival including Black Lives Matter, Women’s Empowerment and The Invisible Majority with musicians, filmmakers and artists .
As part of the Harbourfront Centre's DJ Skate Party series, Dr. Jay brings the heat with his Soca On Ice! Feel as tropical as you'll ever feel skating on a rink right next to cold Lake Ontario. The beats and positive vibes will keep soca lovers warm — no need to worry.