Monday August 14

The Blackout 14th Anniversary Party – SOCIAL

Do you guys remember the epic blackout back in 2003 that left many of us Canadians and Americans without power for days? Well today marks the 14th anniversary of the Blackout of 2003, when the people of Toronto, faced with chaos, found a new connection within their communities. Drop by Dufferin Grove Park as your fellow Torontonians continue the tradition of celebrating this night with guerilla concerts, music, street parade and more. 7PM Picnic begins! Featuring musical performances and park activities. Come watch the parade at 8:45PM and celebrate with the after party featuring musical guests at 10PM

Blue Jays Game – SPORTS

Whew, the Jays had quite a day yesterday with their 7-1 W over the Pittsburgh Pirates! They’re back on the field again tonight starting at 7:07PM down at the Rogers Centre. They’ll be going head to head against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Jays have been on a little bit of a hot streak so predictions are in their favour, however the boys will need a loud cheering squad! Grab tickets for tonight’s game for only $12.60 on Ticketmaster: https://goo.gl/NTVUwj

Viritus Vodka Launch Party – SOCIAL

Viritus Vodka is changing the premium craft spirits segment by being the smoothest and best tasting gluten-free vodka. Tonight starting at 8PM, they celebrate their launch at the Drake Hotels lounge with a DIY vodka tasting bar + garden party. Dress up in your garden party best for a chance to win prizes while you snack on picnic food made by the Drake! Admission is FREE

Bitcoin & Ethereum Summit! – CONFERENCE

Bitcoin is the world’s first, open source, decentralized digital currency and payment network. Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. Bitcoin and Ethereum are taking the world by storm and this will be their most epic event yet. Starting at 5:30PM, they’ll have some of the smartest people in bitcoin and ethereum speak on a series of panel discussions to help us learn more about the key advantages and limitations of each platform. Tickets to attend are all sold out, however there are still tickets available for a livestream right to your own desktop – so you don’t even have to leave the couch to get in on this valuable speakers series. Tickets are available for this option on Eventbrite for $10: https://goo.gl/Gxovjj

Starlight Enclosures Pop Up – ARTS & CULTURE

For one week only Starlight Enclosures of Kingston Ontario will be visiting Toronto with a host of its most interesting glow in the dark artwork like you have never seen before! Come and wander around the beautiful gallery at the heart of downtown Toronto and even commission your own one of a kind mural to be painted before your very eyes. The gallery is located at 1340 Queen St W and open August 14-20 8:00AM-10:00PM

BONUS
Free Flick Mondays – ARTS & CULTURE

NOW Magazine and The Royal Cinema invite you to their free monthly film series – NOW Free Flick Mondays. Their August flick will be the 1987 romantic fantasy adventure comedy film The Princess Bride! This is a FREE event, however it is subject to capacity. Reserved tickets are all sold out online, however drop by early before 7:15PM where they will open the doors for the general public

Sunday August 13

Feast of St Lawrence – FAMILY

Celebrate healthy eating and activities for kids and entire family in the St. James Park. Enjoy live performances by A Pirate Life featuring a pirate ship float, games and activities presented by the Cooper Koo YMCA, arts and crafts, a photo button booth, face painting and historical re-enactors and artisans. FoodShare will be onsite with information, selling fresh healthy snacks and teaching kids about healthy eating. You can make your own smoothie using the FoodShare Smoothie bicycle. Admission is free.

 

Blue Jays Game – SPORTS

Your Blue Jays face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the last of their three game series at Rogers Centre. First Pitch is at 1:07PM. First 20 000 fans get some fancy Jays High Socks. Tickets are on for $20.70 on Ticketmaster: https://goo.gl/3UFqUH

 

Trinity Bellwoods Flea – SHOPPING

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea turns two years old and what a ride it has been! They’re back  today from 10-5PM at the beautifully restored Great Hall with a fresh lineup of local vendors, artisans, and designers. To say thank you for the love Toronto has shown they have something special planned for today. Join them and 50 of Toronto’s finest vendors and artisans for a day of celebration. Admission is FREE and four-legged friends welcome

 

Earth, Wind & Fire – CONCERT

Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft Nile Rodgers will be taking over the Air Canada Centre tonight at 8PM for their 2054 The Tour. Tickets for this show are still available on Ticketmaster for $67.25: https://goo.gl/fJuFWT

 

Christie Pits Film Festival – ARTS & CULTURE

Tonight the Christie Pits Film Festival presents West Side Story tonight at 8PM! There will be some eats and treats starting at 6PM by Young Animal, Kungfu Dawg, Macchina Mobile Cafe, The Pop Stand & popcorn at the festival canteen. BYOBlanket! This is a free event but donations are appreciated

 

BONUS

 

Boom Bike at Trinity Bellwoods

Catch the Boom Bike today from 3-10PM in Trinity Bellwoods Park! They’ll be hosting a bunch of local DJ’s and playing all types of great music, all on VINYL! BYOB, blankets, food and fun attitudes! This is a FREE event

 

Fashion Forward – ARTS & CULTURE

Fashion Forward presents Fashion Forward In The 6ix tonight at 5:30PM down at Artscape Sandbox. A night of upscale elegance, displaying the creative art of our Toronto Designers while aspiring to assist emerging designers in achieving their future endeavours. Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $30: https://goo.gl/FE99qv

Friday August 4th

Toronto Food Truck Festival – FOOD & DRINK

Woodbine Park (1695 Queen E) has never tasted this delicious before. Back for another year, The Toronto Food Truck Festival is serving up some real must-eats! As always, admission is free and there’s something for everyone. Entertain yourself with some of Toronto’s best local talent and participate in our live-eating challenges! On today from 5-10PM

DAYLIT: French Montana – SOCIAL

Pop bottles with French Montana as he performs at Rebel Nightclub to kick off Caribana weekend at the best party in Toronto, DayLit! Caribana is a celebrity filled weekend, so you never know who you’re going to see! Get ready for the time of your life at DayLit! Event runs from 12-7PM. Few tickets remain for this event – get yours while you can at https://www.caribanatoronto.com/event/daylit

Beam Me Up Disco Fridays – NIGHTLIFE

Beam Me Up is a Disco jam happening at The Piston (937 Bloor St) that celebrates the underrated and the obscure of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel & proto-house! It’s an evening of tuneful transcendence in the best sounding bar in town, supplied by residents the Patchouli Brothers (f.k.a. A Digital Needle) & Cyclist, who go back to back all night! Event runs from 10-2:30AM

Art & Music Ontario Festival – FESTIVAL

The Art & Music Ontario festival celebrates Ontario art and music in honour of the province’s 150th anniversary. This free admission 4-day festival will showcase Ontario’s artsy side with lots of activities, entertainment, food, and beverages. So join us and enjoy beautiful works of art and maybe get a little creative yourself. Today’s hours are from 3-11PM.

Island Soul Festival – FESTIVAL

Come down to the Harbourfront Centre between 6-11PM  to soak up some island flavour on the waterfront and experience the rich legacy of Caribbean music heard throughout Canada and around the world. Island soul will feature a market with fab finds from all corners of the globe, food vendors and live musical and dance performances.

BONUS
Cut Class – NIGHTLIFE

Tonight, the Rec Room (5255 Ferrier St) presents Cut Class; The throwback party you’ve been waiting for! Expect to hear your favorite bangers, dance floor fillers, one hit wonders and nostalgic guilty pleasures from the late 90’s and early 2000’s. DJ Fawn Big Canoe will be playing tunes for all the hiphop heads, pop punk lovers, the scream sing queens and boyband fanatics. Nothing is off the table at Cut Class! This is a FREE event. Party starts at 10PM

Thursday August 3rd

King & Queen Parade – SOCIAL

Today down at Allan Lamport Stadium (1155 King W) male and female performers embody and showcase the creative work of the talented artists, designers, and costume builders. The Kings, the Queens, and individuals of the Carnival bands will unveil their elaborately themed costumes highlighting the creative minds and imagination of the designers! The Ontario Science Center will present the Innovation in Mas award for the engineering, construction, design, and best environmental use of material in a costume. Tickets are available on carnival.to starting at $35 https://goo.gl/KhDBzt

SummerWorks Festival – FESTIVAL

SummerWorks is Canada’s largest curated performance festival of theatre, dance, music, live art and interdisciplinary forms. This year’s 11-day Festival features 52 unique projects, as well their SLIP series of artist workshops, a collection of new performance experiments in the SummerWorks Lab, and nightly parties. Check out the schedule for tonight at summerworks.ca/schedule

Toronto Argonauts – SPORTS

Tonight our Toronto Argonauts are going to battle it out against the Calgary Stampeders down at BMO Field. Join Family & Friends on a special edition of Thursday Night Football in Toronto starting at 7:30PM. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster starting at $27: https://goo.gl/vaEwLW

The Loop – NIGHTLIFE

The long weekend’s almost here! Why not start the party tonight with The Loop down at One Loft Café + Bar (292 College St). Get your Party Mode ON and drink vibes poppin’ cause it’s going to get crazy with Tony Bradley and Gonzo on deck! Ladies come early for some free champagne between the hours of 10-12AM. Cover for tonight is only $15

10th Annual Hart House Craft Beer Festival

Come down to Hart House Quad (7 Hart House Cir) today at 5:30PM for some beer education and learn about the brewing process and how different aromas, appearances and flavours are created to craft unique beer experiences. Get yours now for only $16

BONUS
Island Rave: Glow Edition – NIGHTLIFE

As a part of Carabana, join them in their Island Rave: Glow Edition! This will be a huge party you won’t want to miss with an all star DJ lineup along with a live photographer and videographer on site. This is a 19+ event. Party starts at 10:30PM down at  The Gates (66 Gerrard E). Tickets are available starting at $10 on Eventbrite: https://goo.gl/LRAV1e

Wednesday August 2

Lifehouse & Switchfoot – CONCERT

Catch American rock bands Lifehouse and Switchfoot unite for their Looking for Summer Tour down at REBEL nightclub (11 Polson St). Doors for the show open at 6PM. Tickets are still available online at Ticketmaster for $30: https://goo.gl/ohGQSG

Summer Wednesdays – SOCIAL

Soak up the sun at Summer Wednesdays down at Evergreen Brick Works! Relax under the pavilions or bask in the setting sun in the Children’s Garden. Sit back and watch live artist installations and musical performances courtesy of Collective Arts and make the most of those warm summer nights. For dinner, enjoy gourmet selections from street food trucks or platters of freshly roasted local fare from the wood-fired oven paired with ice cold local craft beer! On tonight from 5:30PM-10PM.

Wednesday on the Roof – NIGHTLIFE

Tonight at 10PM come down to The New Noir (above REBEL 11 Polson St) and take part in their special event party series, Wednesday on the Roof. There will be complimentary drinks, food courtesy of Cravins Caribbean Grill. Tickets are available starting at $25 or $45 for VIP. Get yours now by contacting 647-222-9560 or online at Electrostub: https://goo.gl/vFwRqh

To Regent Park, With Love – ARTS & CULTURE

Please join Syrus Marcus Ware, the inaugural Artist In Residence for Daniels Spectrum as he toasts a year of art making and community collaboration through a celebration and community love fest with residents of Regent! Join in a communal meal, take in the pop up performances by local residents, and experience the drawings and banners made during Syrus’s residency at Daniels Spectrum. Part performative Activist Love Letter , part formal sit down dinner- this gathering will feature performances by local artists and activists and food by the Show Love Cafe, Regent Park Catering Collective, and Nish Dish.

Neurosis – CONCERT

Catch American avant-garde metal band Neurosis tonight down at The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Ave). This is a 19+ event. Doors are at 6PM. Get your tickets online at Ticketmaster starting at $45: https://goo.gl/xcJxQD

BONUS
THE oc: covering their tracks – concert

Indie88 presents THE OC: Covering Their Tracks, a very special evening celebrating the music from the cultural phenom The O.C. at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Hosted by Lana Gay, the event features “The Bait Shop Backing Band” performing tracks from The O.C.’s seminal soundtrack, 10 years after saying goodbye to Seth, Summer, Ryan, Marissa and friends.

Tuesday August 1

TBMF Sunset Series – SOCIAL

Join in for the second Toronto Bicycle Music Festival Sunset Series; a bicycle-powered community concert taking place as the sun sets on Tuesday evening. Enjoy a night riding through the scenic Pan Am path with friends and a free concert in the park! Ride with Cycle Toronto from Asquith Green Park to Taylor Creek Park at 5:45PM (meet at 5:30PM for check-in). Bring a picnic dinner along with you to eat while you enjoy the show from Toronto’s upcoming Soul group YUKA! They’re also offering a return trip after the show at 8PM. This event is free but an RSVP is required for the ride, register at: https://www.cycleto.ca/event/tbmf-sunset-series-ride-taylor-creek-park

In Conversation: Maria Qamar – ARTS & CULTURE

Join Canadian artist and Instagram star Maria Qamar (@Hatecopy) as she discusses Trust No Aunty with Scaachi Koul, senior writer for Buzzfeed and author of One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter.

Indigo Bay & Bloor (55 Bloor W) 7-8PM

Twilight Tuesdays: Night Market – SHOPPING

Drake One Fifty’s annual Night Market is back! Every Tuesday for the month of August, the area’s best restaurants are popping up in the York Street parkette from 5-9PM. Get your fix of flavours for $5 a ticket, redeemable for any food or drink item. Shop from local artisans, see into the future with a tarot card reading + enjoy tunes from DJ Grump spinning. Featured restaurants for tonight include Drake One Fifty, Tundra, Pizzeria Libretto, Superpoint, Henderson Brewing and Momofuku Daishō. Proceeds benefit Out of the Cold.

FAD: The White Party – ARTS & CULTURE?

Fever After Dark is back for the 3rd annual Summer edition of FAD: The White Party tonight at the Mod Club (722 College St). August always brings the heat of the summer and FAD is planning to match that heat by lighting the stage ablaze! Do not miss Fever After Dark The White Party; Toronto’s hottest dance show showcasing choreographers and the best talent the T-dot has to offer. Tonights host is Cara Volchoff with music by Dj Sanga Genesis. Doors open at 9PM. This is a 19+ event. Dress in white! Tickets are available at the door for $20

On a Tuesday – CONCERT

There’s gonna be a crazy ruckus at Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen W) tonight with The Noolands and their friends On A Tuesday, City in Wires & Milhouse. It’s Indie88Toronto “Nu Music Nite”! Show starts at 9PM. This is a FREE event!

BONUS
Hurray For The Riff Raff – CONCERT

Hurray For The Riff Raff will be taking over the Great Hall (1087 Queen W) tonight! Catch them performing their brand of folk-blues sounds. This is a 19+ event. Doors are at 8PM. Tickets are online at Ticketfly starting at $20: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1463390