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15 things to do in Toronto this week

Events in Toronto this week are ripe with ribs, brews, films and tunes. Don't sleep on the future film stars of Canada and make sure to check out some cool art. And there's lots of free stuff happening, too!

  • Events you might want to check out
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    • May 14
      Emerging talent across Canada gets the spotlight in this selection of short films made by Canadian filmmakers aged 30 and younger.
      ScotiaBank Theatre Toronto
    • May 14
      The monthly tech event is back featuring speakers from Senso, EnergyX Solutions,, Flipd and Xesto.
      Rbc Waterpark Auditorium
    • May 15
      This free screening includes three films by director Stan Brakhage, including Eyes, Deus Ex and The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes.
      TIFF Bell Lightbox
    • May 16
      You're in for a thrashing with Andrew W.K.'s brand of sweat-soaked party rock, heavy metal mashups, also featuring The Maysides.
    • May 16
      Legendary designer Manolo Blahnik drops by in the flesh for the opening of an exhibition centred on his stunning shoes-as-art.
      Bata Shoe Museum
    • May 16-18
      Prisoner of Azkaban is definitely up there on the list of top Harry Potter books and it's getting the live orchestral treatment it deserves.
      Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
    • May 17
      Just have a mind melting evening with the ambient, tripped-out sounds of the longtime star of Sweden's electro scene.
    • May 18-20
      Bibs and ribs are on all weekend, alongside barbecue chicken, desserts, roasted veggies and, yes, blooming onions.
      Yonge and Dundas Square
    • May 17 - June 3
      Artists Bao and Boudro and Montreal's Rock Therrien look at iconic characters from pop culture and their impact on contemporary culture.
      Thompson Landry Gallery
    • May 18
      Heaven is Kpop superstar Amber Liu's voice paired with upbeat tunes about love, loss, heartbreak and healing.
      John Bassett Theatre
    • May 18-19
      A hit at this year's Sundance, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg got her own doc about her trailblazing legal legacy and internet stardom.
      Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
    • May 18-20
      It's a huge gathering of all things Kpop with performances, speakers, fanmeets, special guests and exhibitions all weekend long.
      Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    • May 19-20
      Pour some out for the historic homies at Fort York and enjoy brews, food trucks, roasted 'mellows and games in celebration of the long weekend.
      Fort York: Garrison Common
    • May 20
      Sunnyside Pavilion kicks off a season of summer in the sun with live music, dancing and drinks beside the lake.
      Sunnyside Pavilion & Cafe
    • May 20
      Electric Island returns to the Islands after last year's flooding with Archie Hamilton, Green Velvet, Yoko0 and more headlining the EDM festival.
      Hanlan's Point
    Lead photo by

    Hector Vasquez

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez

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