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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


Wild Foragers Society: Frolic #15, 6pm, Monarch Park Collegiate institute, 1 Hanson St, Free

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!

Patricia Wilson’s 60th Birthday, 8pm, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St

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


Here’s My Card: a Networking Mixer for Creative People, 7pm, Site Bee Popup Shop, 1550 Queen St W, free

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!

The Black Museum Presents… Fright Night, 9pm, The Royal, 608 College St, $10, $8 student/senior

A screening of Tom Holland’s original 1985 vampire classic with an introduction from the curators.


ChiSeries Winnipeg: Graphic Novel Panel, 7pm, McNalley Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, free

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


March Against Police Sexual Violence, 2pm, Hamilton City Hall

A march responding to the ongoing abuse by Hamilton Sergeant Derek Mellor. Tons more details and information on the event page.

Sunday, July 13


Open Studios of the Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency, 12:30pm-8pm, Artscape Gibraltar Point

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.


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