Monday July 31

Kai Exos – CONCERT

Kai Exos will be performing tonight down at the Burdock (1184 Bloor W). Kai’s newest 5-song EP evolves his sound from neo-soul to Alt R&B, and the message has moved from heartbreak and into a triumphant return. Catch him tonight starting at 9PM. Tickets are on for $8 in advance on Burdock.com or $10 at the door

How to Not Give a Sh*t – SELF IMPROVEMENT/WORKSHOP

The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen W) would like to present an important workshop for all those stressed out people out there. We know sh*t happens but with Mind Matters, How to Not Give a Sh*t workshop, they’ll equip you with stress reduction techniques to help combat day to day bullsh*t. They’ve taken a look at the science behind stress, what might be the cause, and strategies to help you manage it. This is a 19+ event – Doors at 5:45PM. Tickets available on Tickefly for $40

Jazz on Jarvis – CONCERT

Come to the Berkley Bicycle Club at 504 Jarvis, from 5-10PM to enjoy some jazz tunes on their patio. Jazz on Jarvis will be featuring some of Toronto’s premier jazz musicians. Tonight’s featured musician is Jessica Lalonde; known best for her acoustic style covers of 40’s & 50’s big band and jazz vocal standards. This is a FREE event! Register for your spot on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-on-jarvis-julyaugust-tickets-36486737815

Boss Lady Monday’s – Social

Today marks another event for Boss Lady Monday’s; a monthly series created by women for women. This FREE event will host two very special guest speakers sharing stories to inspire, stimulate, motivate, arouse, awaken, kindle, energize, stir and kick some ass! Come by the Painted Lady (218 Ossington Ave) by 5PM where you will meet up and mingle, then starting at 6PM the speakers will take the stage leading to the social hour starting at 7PM. This very special event is open to all persons who identify as female and want to connect with others in a safe and creative environment.

Good Enough LIVE Karaoke – SOCIAL

Think you have good chops from singing in the shower? Well, show us how you sing on stage tonight at the Drake Hotel’s outdoor patio starting at 10PM! Be the frontman for the Good Enough Live Karaoke Band with their new bi-weekly series on Mondays. This is a FREE event.

BONUS

Adelaide Eats returns for its third year to the second floor terrace of Adelaide Place (150 York St) to tempt the tastebuds of thousands, with dishes and delicacies designed by Toronto’s best chefs, restaurants, bakers, food entrepreneurs, and artisanal food makers

Thursday July 27

Lolë White Tour Toronto 2017 – SPORTS

The Lolë White Tour is stopping off today in Toronto at Exhibition Place (100 Princes’ Blvd)! Come together with thousands of other participants dressed in white as a symbol of peace, to practice as one. This year, they invite you join in for a wellness happening featuring meditation, yoga, music, and the power of community. Yoga Teachers for this event are Colleen Saidman Yee, Rodney Yee and Marla Meenakshi Joy (Meditation). All on-site participants will receive a free Lolë yoga mat, a $15 Lolë promo card and gift bag. Schedule for today’s event is as follows: 6:15PM Participant Arrival, 8:30PM Meditation, 8:45PM Yoga Session, 10PM Beyries Music Show. The event will take place rain or shine. Tickets start at $49 on Eventbrite: https://goo.gl/ftF9sD

Belle & Sebastian – CONCERT

Catch the smooth sounds of Belle & Sebastian with Julien Baker tonight at the SOny Centre for the Performing Arts (1 Front St). Show starts at 7PM. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster starting at $60: https://goo.gl/mDPPB4

Art Battle Championships! – ARTS & CULTURE

Tonight at 7:30PM is the spectacular Finale to the 2016/17 Art Battle season for the Canada National Championship, with more than 150 events across the country since Aug 2016 leading here, truly the best night of the year for Live Art in Canada! Art Battle is a live competitive painting where painters have 20 minutes to create the best work they can. Winners of Regional Finals from across the country will compete for a cash prize, the Trophy and the title of 2017 Art Battle National Champion! The competition takes place in two beautiful rooms at the Great Hall (1087 Queen W); both Halls have large wrap-around balconies, cash bars and amazing music throughout the night! These are the best of the best live painters, don’t miss this amazing night of creative community celebration! Tickets are available on ticketfly for $30: artbattle.ticketfly.com

Free Concert: Mystery Artist – CONCERT

Last summer First Canadian Place surprised you with Coleman Hell IN THE PARK. Join them again at FCP Park (100 King W) today at 12:15PM as they celebrate summer with another chart-topping Mystery Artist performance. Here’s a hint: this Toronto R&B artist rose to prominence last year with their hit Billboard premiered single. Still don’t know? We’ll they just dropped the name today and it’s: Daniel Caesar. This is a FREE event!

Tirgan Fest: Inner Journey – NIGHTLIFE

To kick off Tirgan Festival 2017 they present Inner Journey; a series that takes us beyond our ordinary experience of music, where the magic and power of music, mystical poetry / lyrics and sacred dance comes together to take us deeper, to help us explore who we really are and come in touch with our true human spirit and universal consciousness. This is an outdoor performance starting at 8:30PM down at the Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W). Tickets are available online for $30: https://goo.gl/z264uv

BONUS

Steam Whistle Rock & Roll Night At Stop, Drop & Roll – NIGHTLIFE

Come on down to Stop, Drop & Roll (300 College St) starting at 8PM for some mid-summer rock jams from Plaid On Flannel, The Slivers, & REDSTEPS. These original Toronto bands all have members from Steam Whistle Pilsner and are ready to rock the night away while you enjoy some premium pilsners for $6 a pint. You will be given a ticket for a free Steam Whistle pint after you pay the cover charge. Cover is just $5 and doors open at 8pm. It’s gonna be one hell of time. See you there!

Wednesday July 26

Kendrick Lamar Pop-Up Shop – SHOPPING

Today marks day two of the Kendrick Lamar Pop-Up Shop! It’s on today from 11AM-7PM at the toronto premier streetwear store, Livestock (116 Spadina Avenue). Crowds for yesterday’s pop-up we’re crazy, with lines running down the street. However, it was worth it since Kendrick himself stopped by to see what the fuss was about ;). Make sure you drop by today, because who knows, maybe you’ll have the chance to not only snag some solid gear, but to see Kendrick in the flesh!

Sean Leon – CONCERT

Canadian recording artist and record producer from Toronto, Sean Leon will be performing tonight with + Some Peoples Kids and special guests Native Other. Come down to the Mod Club (722 College St) for this all ages show starting at 8PM. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster starting at $12: https://goo.gl/eYPQSy

Blue Jays Game – SPORTS

Toronto Blue Jays face off against the Oakland Athletics tonight down at the Rogers Centre. First pitch is at 7:07PM. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster starting at $12.60: https://goo.gl/gBXF64

Blondie Afterparty – NIGHTLIFE

The Blondie & Garbage show is all sold out – but you can still come down to Toronto’s sexiest live music bar Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘n’ Rolla Cabaret & Lounge (200 Bathurst St) for an amazing afterparty! Live tributes to BLONDIE (Blondee – Blondie Tribute) and CBGBs (The Blanks – songs of CBGB) plus drink specials and more! This is a 19+ event. Cover is $5 before 10PM or $10 after

Movies in the Park: Moana – FAMILY

Join the Beach Village who will be hosting FREE Movie Nights in the Park tonight starting at dusk down at Ivan Forrest Gardens Park! Tonight’s featured film is family favourite Moana. There will be some FREE popcorn to munch on. So grab your friends, family, your comfiest blanket, and prepare for some wild laughs. See you at dusk!

BONUS:

July Social Mixer – SOCIAL

Toronto Social Mixer Group & Green Lotus Marketing Firm are excited to invite you to join Toronto’s biggest social networking group comprised of art enthusiasts, business professionals and entrepreneurs from all industries to expand their business and social network through events where real relationships are developed organically with real people. Their vision is to create a marketplace where professionals, entrepreneurs and art lovers can enhance their personal growth while building relationships profiting from the experience of connecting with like-minded individuals. Just drop by Muvbox Patio by Marche (181 Bay St), when you enter the venue let one of the bar staff know you are there for the event – ask for Frank. Style Code is  business casual/upscale trendy. This event is FREE to attend. Just register online at Eventbrite: https://goo.gl/YFUuN7

Please bring your business cards as this is a professional networking event.

Tuesday July 25

Kendrick Lamar: The DAMN Tour with Travis Scott & D.R.A.M.

One of our all time favourite rappers, Kendrick Lamar is coming to us at the Air Canada Centre with Travis Scott & D.R.A.M starting at 7:30 PM. You definitely do not want to miss this show! Tickets available starting at $150 on Ticketmaster

https://goo.gl/HJ8gwQ

City Cinema: Blues Brothers – SOCIAL

Yonge-Dundas Square continues its tradition of offering movie showings every week this summer with City Cinema! All films are free and screened outside, beginning at sundown every. Tonights feature is 1980’s hit, The Blue Brothers starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. This is a FREE event!

Korn & Stone Sour – CONCERT

Rock out to some heavy metal from American band, KORN alongside Stone Sour tonight at the Budweiser Stage (909 Lake Shore W). Doors at 5PM. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster starting at $64. https://goo.gl/fgTuzu

Open Roof Fest: Brimstone & Glory – SOCIAL/ARTS & CULTURE

Open Roof Festival returns for another night filled with food, musical performances and movies under the stars at 99 Sudbury! To start it off at 8PM is Toronto based singer sisters who go by LOLAA. Following their performance they will be screening is Brimstone & Glory; a documentary on the ecstatic ritual, danger and the absolute beauty of fireworks. Film will begin at sundown (9PM-ish). Tickets are up for only $15 on openrooffestival.com/

Toronto Summer Networking Social – SOCIAL

Join Start Proud as they come together at the Drake Hotel to connect with good company in the midst of patio season. Here attendees will get the chance to stay engaged and immersed within the LGBTQA+ community at large. Join professionals and students alike to share their wealth of knowledge, views, and connect with stimulating discussion. They invite you tonight at 6PM to join in for an evening to expand your network in good company with more life in our community.

Please remember to register for the event to fast track into the event here: https://www.startproud.org/event/toronto-summer-networking-social/

BONUS

Symphony in the Gardens: The Power of Beethoven – ARTS & CULTURE

Classical music will ring throughout the historic Toronto landmark, Casa Loma for Symphony in the Gardens every Tuesday evening at 7:30PM till August 29, 2017. Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace) will play host to the Toronto Concert Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Kerry Stratton, in the spectacular Glass Pavilion. Enjoy stunning views of the city, majestic castle and the beautiful estate gardens while listening to the Toronto Concert Orchestra under the stars. Guests also have an abundance of al fresco food and drink options while onsite. Tonight’s piece is The Power of Beethoven. General Admission tickets are $25 per show available at casaloma.ca! The Castle stays open until 10PM on Tuesdays!

Monday July 24

Toronto Argonauts vs. Ottawa REDBLACKS – SPORTS

Your Toronto Argonauts are up against the Ottawa Redblacks tonight down at BMO Field. Game starts at 7:30PM. You can grab tickets on Ticketmaster for as low as $9.98: https://goo.gl/C9zAiZ

The Great Canadian Butter Tart Battle – food & drink

Come out to The Drake Hotel tonight at 8PM and celebrate Ontario’s greatest contribution to Canada’s culinary lexicon – the Butter Tart! Whether that means plain, raisin-filled or walnut studded, this is your chance to taste them all! Vote for the ultimate representation of your dessert heritage with Buca Yorkville, Café Boulud, OB Events, Mabel’s + The Bruce. Entry is by donation to The Stop For Food at the door!

Toronto Blue Jays v. Oakland Athletics – SPORTS

Toronto Blue Jays face off against the Oakland Athletics tonight down at the Rogers Centre. First pitch is at 7:07PM. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster starting at $14: https://goo.gl/iqkvNp

Girl Crush – ARTS & CULTURE

Sharron Matthews, the “Canadian Goddess of Cabaret” (Scotsman Newspaper), is bringing her new show Girl Crush to Toronto! Aptly described as the love child of Jack Black and Bette Midler, Sharron is taking over the High Park Amphitheatre with her exhilarating cabaret for one night only! Girl Crush is an inspiring, moving and hysterical musical journey that weaves Sharron’s singular re-imaginings of the diverse music of artists such as Kim Carnes, The Police, Blondie, Rick Springfield, Beyonce and Cyndi Lauper into tales of heartbreak, obsession, awe and love. Don’t miss your chance to hear an incomparable artist at the top of her game under the stars starting at 8PM. Tickets available starting at $30 on musicalstagecompany.com

Exhibition Reception: take your legs and your shoes – ARTS & CULTURE

Tonight from 7PM-9PM, the Drake Hotel will be hosting an Exhibition Reception for Take Your Legs and Your Shoes – a dialogue surrounding the role of materiality in art. They will have site-specific installations by Canadian artists, Erika DeFreitas, Annie Descôteaux, Bijan Ramezani and Kendra Yee. DJ Cameron Lee will be providing some live entertainment for guests. This is a FREE event! The exhibition will be on view from July 24 – October 17, 2017 at The Drake Hotel

BONUS
Stompin’ at the Jam – SOCIAL

Tonight at 8:30PM drop by the Jam Factory TO (2 Matilda St) for their weekly social dance! Swing out to some of the finest fast-spinnin’ DJ’s this side of the D.V.Bee. All levels are welcome! This is a pay what you can event. Bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated!

Sunday July 23

Heavy Meta Dragon Fundraiser – ARTS & CULTURE

Today from 12PM-11PM, come out for the Heavy Meta Dragon Fundraiser, taking place at a never-before-used outdoor location in the heart of Toronto’s industrial wasteland. Bear witness to the spawn of magic and machinery through the manifestation of the monolithic fire-breathing beast called Heavy Meta.

They’ve have secured a massive, tree-lined outdoor space in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood that they’ve named The Sands (158 Sterling Rd). Come see the public Toronto debut of this colossal work of installation art, with interactive fire, sound, and animatronic effects. The costume theme for this event is “future viking.” Come adorned with bones, fur accents and loincloths – Prizes for best dressed! The event will feature art installations, food trucks, licensed bar, lounge area and other unique surprises. 19+ event. Tickets on sale at Eventbrite for $30 or $40 at the door.

Toronto International Brazilfest – FESTIVAL

Canada’s Largest Brazilian Cultural Event, BrazilFest will complete its 14th Annual Expression at the Earlscourt Park Toronto. The rhythms of Brazil will be expressed and celebrated with the help of a diverse and high quality team of performers and bands.

The Festival will offer its attendees the opportunity to be closer to the performers, get a chance to enjoy a taste of Brazil with Brazilian style foods and a family area for families with children to BrazilFest is now considered a part of the Toronto calendar list of many great events that stimulates and celebrates the collective heritage and multicultural diversity of Toronto.

Youth Day 2017 – FAMILY

Now entering it’s 11th year, YOUTH DAY Toronto is a free, family friendly celebration of youth in the arts. They give youth from across Canada a platform to showcase their skills in music, dance, art, photography, fashion and film.

The event takes place from 11AM-11PM at Yonge-Dundas Square and they’ve closed off  Yonge Street to transform it into a vibrant vendor marketplace. This year they will also add the YD Cafe to the top of Yonge Street and there will be a live art gallery on the square. For more info visit: youthdayglobal.com/toronto/

Gladstone Summer Flea Market – SHOPPING

Stroll down Queen West to the Gladstone Hotel for our Flea Market and find original gifts created by local makers!

Fuel up in the Gladstone Cafe and enjoy a scrumptious brunch while watching the hustle and bustle of the marketplace taking place in the adjacent ballroom. Then saunter over and chat with local artisans, collectors, and designers before coming across your summer must-have market find.

Summer Draughts & Crafts

Join Left Field Brewery from 11am to 7pm down at 36 Wagstaff Dr for Draughts and Crafts, a marketplace of hand-crafted goods from local vendors and artists, as well as door prizes and very special cask made just for this event

BONUS

Seafood Sundays at The Drake Hotel – FOOD & DRINK

Drop by the Drake Hotel’s Sky Yard at 6PM tonight for an East Coast Style Seafood Boil! Rally up for a kitchen party on the roof with a sharing-style feast maritime seafood classics. Their communal dinner wouldn’t be complete without sides + The Drake’s very own ice-cold Art House brew. Not to mention East Coast fiddler Dan McDonald! Cover is $35 person

Saturday July 22

A-Trak at Cabana – SOCIAL

Canadian DJ and record producer A-Trak will be making his way out onto the Cabana Pool Bar Patio (11 Polson St) and he’ll be taking over the decks doing what he does best, spinning only the most (f) tunes. This is a 19+ event. Doors open at 1PM. Tickets for today’s event are $15 on Ticketmaster and can be picked up on the day of the event only: https://goo.gl/KMA9xr

Incubus With Jimmy Eat World – CONCERT

Incubus, our fave band from California will be rocking out on the Budweiser stage tonight alongside Jimmy Eat World. What a throwback, pair eh? Doors at 5:30PM – Show’s at 6:30PM. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are available for as low as $49.25 on Ticketmaster: https://goo.gl/ynuoxh

BIG on Bloor Festival – FESTIVAL/ARTS & CULTURE

Toronto’s BIG on Bloor Festival is back this weekend for its 10th year with an expanded program including the inauguration of BIG Murals and BIG X, as well as festival favourites; BAAF, BIG Awards, Card-Yard, Celebrate Here, How We Live in Cities, JOUEZ, Savour Bloor and The BIG Market Place. Bloor Street between Dufferin and Lansdowne will be car-free this weekend making way for art institutions, collectives, galleries and artists to take to the street with their curated projects. There will also be an array of Toronto musicians who will deliver a glimpse of the city’s vibrant music scene on the Celebrate Here Mainstage. This festival also gives an opportunity for visitors to indulge in the flavours of Bloordale including foods flavours from East Africa, South Asia, Somalia, the Caribbean, Japan, Portugal, China, Mexico, Italy and Canada. To find out more info, visit their website: http://bigonbloorfestival.com/about/

The Rosé Picnic – SOCIAL

The Inaugural Rosé Picnic takes over the beautiful grounds of Fort York  at The Garrison Commons (100 Garrison Rd) in downtown Toronto! This is a 2500 person festival with live bands amazing Djs, bottle service and great food by celebrity Chef Mark McEwan! They’ll be pouring everyone’s favourite pink drink & a variety of summer beverages from 12PM-6PM. Its an all day rosé affair! Pink and white dress code. This is a 19+ event. GA Tickets on for $75 which includes 1 Picnic blanket, 1 Wine glass, 1 Welcome drink voucher, Free sampling from our partners, Access to Rosé Wine Bars (wine not included in ticket price), Food Pavilion, and Boutiques! Get yours now at Ticketfly: https://goo.gl/F9kQPj

Festival of South Asia – FESTIVAL

The Gerrard India Bazaar Business Improvement Area (GIBBIA) will be hosting the 15th edition of its annual ‘TD Festival of South Asia’ this weekend from 12PM-11PM on Gerrard Street East between Glenside and Coxwell Avenue. The free event is open to everyone! Witness performances by bands, artists and indulge in workshops, tasting tables, sidewalk sales and more! This year, the festival will feature several special segments including a Cricket Open House supported by the Toronto Cricket League, a beer garden, Bollywood pop-up Mela, a yoga studio, culture alley, a kids zone and lots more! Can’t attend today? Don’t worry, they’ll be up and running tomorrow from 12PM-6PM. Find out more on their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/festivalofsouthasia

BONUS:

Junction Night Market – SHOPPING

Drop by Pacific Avenue, just north Dundas Street West, between 7PM-11PM for an evening of fabulous local food, craft beer, cider and wine in the Junction! Not only is the Night Market going to be an amazing community food event, but it’s also all for a good cause! All the proceeds will go to help members of the community gain access to fresh and healthy food through local food programs. Tickets will be sold on site. Beer, cider, and food is only $5.00 each! For more info visit http://junctionmarket.ca/nightmarket/

Saturday Radio: Live on the Rooftop – SOCIAL

The infamous Mr. Saturday is throwing a launch party for Saturday Radio with live music, a clothing pop-up, good food, and friends, all on the beautiful Mascot Brewery Rooftop (31 Mercer St) between 1PM-7PM today. This is a FREE event!

Friday July 21

Deadmau5 10 Year Anniversary – CONCERT

Our favourite DJ is coming back to Toronto for his 10 year anniversary tour. Need a hint? He’s the guy with the big mouse head. Still don’t know? We’ll this show probably isn’t for you. For all others who know what I’m talking about – it’s Canadian DJ and all-star Deadmau5! He’ll be spinning only the dirtiest of beats tonight at REBEL nightclub (11 Polson St) starting at 10PM. There are only a handful of tickets left on Stubhub for this once in a lifetime performance starting at $69 USD. Totally worth it IMO. Get them now before they’re gone: https://goo.gl/46fdZZ

Indie Fridays: Monowhales + The Pack AD – CONCERT

Yonge-Dundas Square is hosting a free concert series every Friday night at 8PM in the heart of the city, from July 7 – September 8. Chevrolet Indie Fridays at YDS are a sure-fire way to add some flavour to Friday night with a musically diverse lineup that’s sure to tickle any music-lover’s fancy! Tonight, Ginger Ale & The Monowhales bring their raucous, neck-breaking, head-banging live show to Yonge & Dundas Square for a FREE, all-ages performance!

This is a double-headline bill with The Pack AD, flying straight out of BC to grace your ears with their unique brand of garage/rock/punk.

TICK TOCK BOOM! – ARTS & CULTURE

It’s counting down to the North Side Story Dance Competition and they’re happy to host another event in collaboration with Blank Canvas and Lost Is Found down at 916 St Clair W! The goal is to bring the community of all artists together and celebrate COMMUNITY. They want to give everyone a teaser of what’s to come at North Side Story Dance Competition! It’s going to be a live event of dance, art and music. There will be live entertainment brought to you by DJ’s WAVGODS and ABSCVND. There will also be showcases from Lost is Found, REVERB and Sensual Heeling. Event starts at 10PM – Admission is $10 at the door. Tickets to the competition can be purchased for $30 at this event only!

Jamila Woods – CONCERT

Chicago-based American soul singer, songwriter and poet Jamila Woods will be gracing us with an intimate performance at The Garrison (1197 Dundas W). tonight. She will be joined by theMIND for a powerful night of empowering, soulful hip-hop music. This is a 19+ event – Doors at 8PM. Tickets for todays show are only $15 at Ticketweb.com: https://goo.gl/Av5YpF

Black Gold: BELLY – ARTS & CULTURE

The Royal’s newest screening series, BLACK GOLD, is back at it again, folks! Celebrating the best of black cinema and its heroes from then ‘til now, Black Gold is excited to present their July screening – the 1998 hip-hop classic cult film, BELLY! Hype William’s directorial debut and only feature film to date, Belly is the visual and creative apex of his work as one of the best (if not THE best) music video directors in hip-hop history. Belly follows, with unparalleled visual flair, the lives of two young New York criminals, Tommy “Bundy” Bunds (played by DMX), and Sincere “Sin” (Nas).

While critically maligned at the time, Belly is without a doubt a movie you need to SEE, not just watch. Much more than “just a long music video,” with Belly Williams created a world which translated street nihilism into a vibrant, dark, and innovative visual aesthetic and took up themes regarding the prison industrial complex, the movement of drugs and violence into inner cities, black on black crime, black conceptions of beauty, religion and spirituality, and black diaspora.

Come through and stimulate your senses at The Royal Cinema (608 College St). They’ve got prizes! Come for the Hype Williams pre-show at 7:30PM – Belly Starts at 8PM. Tickets available online for $10: https://goo.gl/APu2UQ

BONUS

Miss World Canada Fashion Show – SOCIAL

Today at Cabana Pool Bar (11 Polson St), you’re invited to Canadian fashion designer, Rachel Sin’s fashion show along with Miss World Canada. Doors open at 1PM – SHow starts at 6PM sharp. This is a 19+ event. $15 Entrance which includes Pool Access. Dress code in effect (Sophisticated/casual chic beach attire)

Thursday July 20

Elvis Costello & the Imposters – CONCERT

Tonight at the Sony Centre (1 Front St) catch legend Elvis Costello & The Imposters starting at 8PM! Tickets are still available starting at $68.39 on Ticketmaster: https://goo.gl/pkv92R

St. Lawrence Market Summer Series – SHOPPING

The St Lawrence Market Summer Series back for another season today from 6-10PM. This market gives guests the opportunity to experience the St. Lawrence Market patio (95 Front E) transformed into a downtown oasis of food, drink, music, performance and celebration! Join our local Market merchants on the patio, explore inspired offerings from the city’s most talented creators, and experience a true Toronto landmark as you’ve never seen it before! Can’t attend tonight? It’s okay, they’ll be back in action once more before the summer’s end on August 24. Tickets are available on eventbrite for $30 – General Admission includes two food tickets for this exciting night. Drink tickets and additional food tickets can be purchased onsite at the event. Please ensure you are purchasing tickets for the date you would like to attend: https://goo.gl/rXFqai

Toronto Burlesque Festival – FESTIVAL

The Toronto Burlesque Festival is thrilled to welcome you with a sizzling night of classic-style striptease and song tonight with their Red Carpet Reveal at Revival (783 College St). Dress to the nines and be seen with the glitterati of local and international burlesque superstars! Expect fierce, imaginative acts that seduce you with stunning visuals. Starring headliner Harden Reddy (Munich), feature performer Belle Jumelles (Toronto), singing sensation Bella Canto (Toronto/Chicago) and many more. Plus their host, Montreal’s Beneatha Mann. This opening bash is not to be missed! Show starts at 7PM. Tickets for tonight are posted on Evenbrite for $20. Can’t get enough of the Burlesque Fest? Why not purchase a weekend pass starting at $100 that gets you access to shows all the way to Sunday: https://goo.gl/2BeYqq

Summer Vintage Crawl Toronto – SHOPPING

Vintage Crawl Toronto is happening tonight from 5-11PM. The best vintage stores in the city will stay open late so you can hop from shop to shop and check out fabulous fashion finds, with some stores offering up live DJs, treats and deals in a party-like atmosphere. There is no fee to shop the crawl, and no set route. Visit vintagecrawltoronto.com for a full list and map of participating stores

Born of Osiris – CONCERT

Shout out to all the hardcore kids – Born of Osiris will be performing tonight down at the Opera House (735 Queen E) alongside Volumes, BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, Widowmaker, and the LOYALIST. Doors for this event open at 6PM. Tickets are available on Ticketfly for $24: https://goo.gl/tLfQw9

BONUS

Rebecca Chaperon: Garden – ARTS & CULTURE

Vancouver-based artist Rebecca Chaperon will have her first solo exhibition in Toronto at Gallery 555 and tonight is the opening reception! Come down between 7-9PM to bear witness to her weaving of obscure narratives of science-fiction through art.

http://www.gallery555.ca/pages/rebecca-chaperon-garden

Space GOAt – NIGHTLIFE

This week Space GOAt heads back to deep space techno territory at ROUND Venue (152 Augusta Ave) with a talented lineup of original music and groovy sounds. Check out some of the scene’s brightest producers and up-and-coming DJs for a night of deep/progressive techno and good vibes. 19+ – Event runs 10PM-3AM. Cover at the door is $5 or $10 after 12AM.

Wednesday July 19

Chicago & The Doobie Brothers – CONCERT

Chicago and the Doobie Brothers will be taking over the Budweiser Stage (909 Lakeshore W) tonight starting at 7:15PM! Tickets for this show are available at Ticketmaster starting at $25: https://goo.gl/W3UEjf

Under The Stars: Moana – SOCIAL

Under the Stars at Regent Park continues tonight with this wonderful animated movie! Bring the family to watch Moana in the park. All you need to bring is your blanket! Movie starts at 9PM. Come early for Taste of Regent Park! Starting at 5PM you can grab food from the market, enjoy a community meal, watch food demos and a whole lot more!

Xavier Rudd – CONCERT

Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd is performing live at the Danforth Music Hall tonight for his Change Coming Tour. This is a 19+ Event – Doors at 7PM. Tickets available on Ticketmaster for $36.50. Get yours now: https://goo.gl/94WMRr

CBC Kids Days – FAMILY

Drop by for free family fun at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre ( 250 Front St) for CBC Kids Day! Kids take over CBC for two days of live performances, games, activities, crafts and much more. Meet your favourite CBC Kids stars including the hosts of Studio K, Gary the Unicorn, Mr. Orlando, Cottonball the Cat, Dot, Napkin Man, Bookaboo, Scout, Chirp, and Ceebee! Event  is FREE to attend and runs from 10AM-3PM both days. For more info on schedules check out: https://goo.gl/vFjJaQ

Science Slam – SOCIAL

Come out and join SciCommTO at Fox and Fiddle (280 Bloor W) for an evening of laughs and science! Hear science enthusiasts to talk about their passion for science in a unique way. A song, stand-up, comedy skit, spoken word; The possibilities are endless! This is a FREE event! Starts at 6:30PM. Check out the lineup and register online at Eventbrite to be apart of the fun: https://goo.gl/292KXc

Bonus

Music in the Park

Join The Village every Wednesday through Sunday for ‘Music in the Park’ all summer long where you can enjoy the sweet sounds of local talent amongst the intimate setting of Barbara Hall Park. The best in entertainment take over the Oval Stage from 12PM-2PM today, so you can leave the office and listen over lunch! The event is completely FREE, so grab a friend, grab a snack and grab a seat to The Village’s summer-long music festival!