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15 things to do in Toronto this week

Events in Toronto this week are calling all bookworms for the city's biggest book and magazine festival as Word on the Street returns. The Bi Arts Festival looks to celebrate sexuality and Harry Potter fans are invited to a bar crawl. There's lots of free stuff, on too.

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    • September 16
      Responsible for carving out a special place for ambient sounds in mainstream music, Tycho is coming with his special brand of cosmic tunes.
      Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
    • September 17
      Pioneers of surf punk, California's Rancid have been successfully been combining angsty lyrics with dance tracks for almost three decades.
    • September 17-22
      Now entering its 30th year, this huge book and magazine festival showcases the work of local writers with workshops, talks and a huge market.
      Harbourfront Centre
    • September 18
      Indigenous artists from around the world are exhibiting a number of their works that explore themes of knowledges and resilience.
    • September 18-22
      Back again is the film festival dedicated to Palestinian cinema with award-winning works that showcase the country, its people and their stories.
      TIFF Bell Lightbox
    • September 19
      The world recently lost an icon with the passing of Toni Morrison, and this documentary looks at her life and words that had such a cultural impact.
      Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
    • September 19-23
      Toronto's bisexual community is ready to celebrate with a week of special programming that includes storytelling, parties, shows and an arts market.
      Multiple Venues
    • September 19-29
      Carol Burnett, John Mulaney, Jonathan Van Ness and Eric Andre are just some of the top comedy talent dropping by for this year's festival.
      Multiple Venues
    • September 20
      It's been a while since Bastille broke through into the pop stratosphere, but the indie pop band's new music is as booming and powerful as ever.
      Budweiser Stage
    • September 20-22
      Powered by female musicians, this music festival will see performances by The Vaselines, The Weather Station, Fiver and more, plus talks and events.
    • September 20-26
      Some of the world's biggest innovators are coming to talk about society and it's challenges, including Michelle Obama and Chris Hadfield.
      Multiple Venues
    • September 21
      Already-huge Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin hit it even bigger with ROSALÍA on "Con Altura" and he's ready to bring his is Arcoíris tour to Toronto.
      Scotiabank Arena
    • September 21
      Over 30 short films from all kinds of genres by local creators are screening as part of this one-day film festival that also includes live tunes.
      Revue Cinema
    • September 21
      Calling all witches, wizards and muggles for this Harry Potter-themed bar crawl across four bars where there'll be costumes, games and an after party.
      Multiple Venues
    • September 22
      It's almost back to school/work and the Bellwoods Flea is ready to get you all set with plenty of snacks, gear, gifts, stationery and wellness items.
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    The Word on the Street Toronto

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The Word on the Street Toronto

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