Events in Toronto this week will see a slew of big artists hit the stage all over the city. Pride celebrations are on in full force with a tech community event, market and party, while there's lots of fantastic free events happening, too.Events you might want to check out:
PrideTechTO (June 11 @ RBC Waterpark)
Members of Toronto's tech community come together to discuss ways to improve inclusivity and hear from LGBTQ+ founders and tech leaders.
Depeche Mode (June 11 @ Air Canada Centre)
Pioneers of 80s new wave and alternative rock are dropping by Toronto as they take a tour through North America.
Kendrick Lamar (June 12 @ Budweiser Stage)
The Championship Tour has arrived with a ton of big players including Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboyQ, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR and Lance SkiiiWalker.
Mad Hot Ballet (June 13 @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts)
Break out the bellbottoms, halters and platforms as The National Ballet of Canada’s annual gala recreates the spirit of the 70s.
Imagine Dragons (June 13 @ Budweiser Stage)
Welcome to the new age with pop rockers Imagine Dragons arriving for the first of two nights as part of their Evolve Tour.
Aly and AJ (June 13 @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre)
"Potential Breakup Song" sensations Aly & AJ have come to Toronto to slay with their pop rock sound for two nights.
The Art of Banksy (June 13 - July 11 @ 213 Sterling Road)
Over 80 works by Banksy will be on display, in what will be the world’s largest collection of works by the mysterious British street artist ever exhibited.
Italian Contemporary Film Festival (June 14-22 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Films from Italy and beyond are showcased during this week-long festival that includes premieres, advance screenings and independent films.
ROM Friday Night Live (June 15 @ Royal Ontario Museum)
This week's #FNL looks to celebrate Pride month with Colour ROM Proud: a night of queer art, expression, music, dancing, food and performance.
Taco Fest (June 15-17 @ Ontario Place)
The holy grail of Mexican fare gets a weekend of celebrations alongside live music, hot sauce tastings and a sangria and margarita bar.
Beaches Rib Fest (June 15-17 @ Woodbine Park)
The smell of barbecued ribs takes over the Beaches with this fest that has a new feature this year: an on-site craft beer market featuring local breweries.
Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival (June 16-17 @ Toronto Island)
Now in its 30th year, dragon boat racers from all over are here for this tournament that includes racing and a festival of culture, food and sport.
Pride Market (June 17 @ The Great Hall)
The Trinity Bellwoods Flea gets in the sprit of Pride month with a market dedicated to supporting LGBTQ artisans, makers and business owners.
Black Owned Summer Market (June 17 @ Artscape Wychwood Barns)
Black-owned businesses from various industries come together to sell their goods and services alongside music, performances and food.
Ontario Craft Beer Week 2018 (June 8-17 @ Multiple Venues)
Venues all over the city shine a spotlight on Ontario-made brews during this week-long celebration with events, drink specials and more.
by Lisa Power via blogTO