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15 things to do in Toronto this week

Events in Toronto this week mark another stellar round of summer festivities as Fan Expo returns and there's plenty of beer and barbecue to go around. A new late-night Filipino food stall is serving up the goods while lots of music, theatre, film and free stuff is on, too.

  • Events you might want to check out
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • August 19-22
      The 2003 Blackout, Flying Disc Freestyle and "Fandom in the Age of Social Media" all serve as inspiration for this headline-driven production.
      The Globe and Mail Centre
    • August 20
      Leaders of the heavy metal genre Slipknot head this stacked festival of bands including Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth.
      Budweiser Stage
    • August 21
      Open Roof is ready to wrap up another year of movies and music under the stars with a screening of Booksmart and a performance by Basement Revolver.
      Open Roof Festival
    • August 22-25
      All-things fandom are on at this annual pop culture convention with special guests, a big market, workshops, performances and lots more.
      Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    • August 23
      The Jo Bros are keeping things cool as they arrive for a night of 80s-soaked fun and a slew of new music at part of their Happiness Begins tour.
      Scotiabank Arena
    • August 23
      Writer-director Issa López’s horror-fantasy flick is getting a Toronto-exclusive theatrical run presents by other other than Guillermo del Toro.
      TIFF Bell Lightbox
    • August 23-24
      Over 100 types of ciders from all over the region and beyond are on tap, alongside food pairings, music, games, contests and more.
      Sherbourne Common
    • August 23-25
      Free to attend, you can get your fill of Taiwanese cuisine with this food-focused festival that includes workshops, music, art, movies and dance.
      Harbourfront Centre
    • August 23-25
      Ribs, chicken wings, corn, sausages and corn bread are just some of the grilled goodies on at this big festival dedicated to all-thing barbecue.
      Ontario Place
    • August 23 - September 1
      Back again is this community arts festival dedicated to folks across the rainbow with theatre, performances, music, parties and a makers market.
      Multiple Venues
    • August 23
      The first edition of this new, late-night Filipino street food festival kicks of with tons of yummy treats and beats being served up until 2 a.m.
    • August 24
      Part of Dundas Street East is shutting down for this big neighbourhood street festival with local breweries serving up fresh suds, food and artisans.
      Dundas and Carlaw
    • August 24
      New this year is a music festival dedicated to African, Caribbean, Latin and Canadian artists with a hug lineup of musicians from all over.
      Fort York Garrison Common
    • August 24-25
      It's Korean Thanksgiving and this big annual festival is back to celebrate the occasion with tradition food, dance, performances, music and shopping.
      Mel Lastman Square
    • August 25
      Stationery enthusiasts, rejoice! This big show features a huge variety of stationary items from local vendors and designers from all over the city.
  • Ongoing events
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • August 16 - September 2
      There's all sorts of things to see and do at the CNE. There's food to try, games to play, rides to take and plenty of other things to check out.
      Exhibition Place
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