Before getting into our weekly listings, a friendly reminder that two amazing festivals are happening in Toronto right now. First— the Toronto Fringe is on like donkey kong! This is when local and global artists get to experiment with their most daring ideas. Don’t miss out! Check out the schedule here.
Secondly, it’s Mad Pride Toronto! The world renowned arts, culture, and heritage festival created by psychiatric survivors, consumers, mad people, and people whom the world has labeled “mentally ill.” All events are free or pay what you can, and they include a Mad Hatter tea party, dance parties, a symposium and lots of arts and performance events. Check out the full listings here.
Monday, July 7
Ever wondered what earthly goodies you can find in the park? Hey, get your head out of the gutter! We’re talkin’ plant and herb identification, DIY style. Toronto’s Wild Foragers Society are inviting you to check your field guides, practice your latin names, and pick up some local edible plants. More at the facebook event!
The legendary Buddies bartender is turning 60, and so a special gift and a Diamond Jubilee are in order. Performances, raffle, gift fun, cake! What! Come show love!
Wednesday, July 9
Creative space and gallery Site 3’s little pop-up sister Site Bee is playing host for makers of all makes to come together and decorate business cards to exchange with new friends. Check it out!
A screening of Tom Holland’s original 1985 vampire classic with an introduction from the curators.
The Chiaroscuro Reading Series July edition invites local artists to talk graphic novels, comics, illustration and industry. Guests include Scott Henderson, Scott A. Ford, GMB Chomichuk and Lovern Kindzierski.
Saturday, July 12
A march responding to the ongoing abuse by Hamilton Sergeant Derek Mellor. Tons more details and information on the event page.
Sunday, July 13
As the Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency comes to a close, the artists will open their doors to share works in progress, ideas, and beach fun! The artists are Alec Butler, Micha Cardenas, Derek Dunlop, Joshua Vettivelu and Syrus Marcus Ware. More info at the facebook event.