Events in Toronto this weekend include three block parties, several great markets, the start of NXNE and tons more music, goodies and treats to be had and lots of art stuff.Events you might want to check out:
15th Anniversary Block Party (June 8 @ Yonge-Dundas Square)
Celebrate 15 years of YDS with free activities including vendors, car painting, VR experiences and a performance from The New Pornographers.
NXNE (June 8-17 @ Multiple Venues)
Taking over venues across the city is this 10-day music festival that includes a club and game portion, plus a free festival during the last three days.
Toronto Flower Market (June 9 @ CAMH)
The sights and smells of spring are nowhere stronger than at the flower market with gorgeous bunches provided by local producers.
Jack White (June 9 @ Budweiser Stage)
White Stripes frontman Jack White, hot off the release of his newest project Boarding House Reach, is stopping by for a night in Toronto.
Wild Things Fest (June 9 @ Propeller Coffee Co.)
New this year is a beer, wine and cider festival dedicated to only the earthliest delights made from indigenous and wild yeasts.
Bike Party (June 9 @ Christie Pits Park)
One bike, one sound. Bring your bike to the party and join in creating one, big speaker box, covered in lights, rolling down the street.
Danforth East Yard Sale (June 9 @ Danforth East)
One of the biggest street sales is on this weekend with over 250 participants spread out across Danforth East looking to sell their wares.
Roncy Rocks (June 9 @ Roncesvalles Ave)
Roncesvalles gets a street party of its own with local artists, musicians and vendors taking part alongside art, activities and lots of patio action.
Scott Rogowsky in Toronto (June 9 @ Comedy Bar)
HQ Trivia's Scott Rogowsky is in town to host a night of stand up at Comedy Bar featuring a group of some of his favourite comedians.
World Naked Bike Ride (June 9 @ Coronation Park)
Liberate yourself from the confinement of clothes and ride free through Toronto adorned with body paint and in the company of new, naked friends.
A Tavola (June 8-10 @ Ontario Place)
All things Italian are on the menu at this giant food celebration featuring drinks, music and authentic Italian flare.
Grilled Cheese Challenge (June 9 @ Lakeshore Village)
A free completion to determine who is the grilled cheese campaign is going down in Lakeshore Village among vendors, exhibitions and a beer garden.
Session Craft Beer Festival (June 9 @ Dundas Square)
Ontario Craft Beer Week kicks off with a celebration in the heart of downtown with Ontario-Made suds, food, workshops and live entertainment.
Shawarma Festival (June 9 @ Canary District)
The Canary District gets overtaken by the smells of chicken, beef, falafel and every other kind of shawarma imaginable this weekend.
Foodalicious (June 9-10 @ Downsview Park)
Two days of food trucks is lined up this weekend, bringing together over 30 vendors from all over for food, live music, drinks and activities.
Taste of Russia Festival (June 10 @ Mel Lastman Square)
Traditional Russian culture gets a celebration with dancing, performances, artisans and merchants with goods from the old country.
Vic Mensa (June 8 @ Opera House)
Chicago rapper Vic Mensa uses his smooth flow to tell stories about his life, experience and the world around him.
Year Ten (June 8 @ Lee's Palace)
Telephone Explosion is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a solid line up of performances by Odonis Odonis, Freak Heat Waves, New Fries and more.
Daft Punk Tribute (June 8 @ Mod Club)
Lose yourself to dance with an 8-piece band performing the music of Daft Punk spanning their long, celebrated career.
Open Tuning (June 9 @ Seaton Village)
Seaton Village is transforming into a giant stage for live music, with musicians performing in pockets throughout the streets.
The Front Bottoms (June 8 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
Indie rockers The Front Bottoms hit the stage with their figure stripped down, slacker tunes with support from rapper Hobo Johnson.
Toronto True Crime Film Festival (June 8-9 @ Royal Cinema)
True crime is a hot topic that's now reached film festival status with shorts, docs and features screening over two days.
Canadian Sport Film Festival (June 8-10 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Film that explore the intersection of sport and social issues are being screening as part of this multi-day film festival.
Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (June 9 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Part of Luminato, this documentary sees legendary U.S. attorney and civil rights activist Anita Hill revisits her heroic stand against systemic sexism.
Mermaid Ball (June 8 @ Revival)
It's not to early to break out the sparkly swimwear, nautical gear and crustacean-themed costumes for this giant off-beach dance party.
Summer Love (June 8 @ Harlem Underground)
Summer kicks off at Harlem Underground with a patio party featuring DJ Blackcat spinning house, soul, ol'skool and hip-hop.
Sangre Caliente (June 8 @ Round Venue)
Hot vibes are on deck with a night of Latin roots, tropical bass, Cumbia, Latin trap and more courtesy of DJ Bembona and DJ Deltoro.
You Better Work (June 8 @ Buddies in Bad Times)
RuPaul's Drag Race gets the dancing and lip synch treatment it deserves with queens playing along to the hits all night long.
Collectif NUDE's Block Party (June 9 @ Drake Commissary)
Back again is this annual block party with a day of live art, food, performances and a skate installation hosted by Canadian skateboarder Tj Rogers.
EBM Party (June 9 @ Nocturne)
What would a weekend be without some electro-industrial, future-pop, spacey goodness sprinkled in somewhere? Nothing. That's what.
Block Party in Support of SickKids (June 10 @ Artscape Wychwood Barns)
A party for the kids, this day-long event includes food, inflatables, games, music, entrainment and a silent auction — all for a good cause.
VIBE Arts Fest (June 8-10 @ Ontario Place)
This youth-led showcase looks to present new and emerging artists alongside vendors, performances and programming by Toronto artists.
Xpace Cultural Centre Annual Fundraiser (June 8-16 @ XPACE (Lansdowne))
Artists and designers close with Xpace exhibit and sell their works and share their skills in support of the gallery's ongoing pogromming efforts.
Liberty Village Art Crawl (June 9 @ Liberty Village Park)
Liberty Village gets overtaken by local artists during this big art party featuring live music, interactive demos, food and family-friendly activities.
Beaches Arts and Crafts Show (June 9-10 @ Kew Gardens)
Expect over 150 artists and designers to take up shop in Kew Gardens over two days to showcase handmade goods, original fashion pieces, fine art and more.
Rosedale Art Fair (June 9-10 @ Yonge Street)
The neighbourhood of Rosedale looks to highlight local and entering artists, plus feature local merchants and restaurants along Yonge Street.
Thrifted This Market (June 8 @ XAM Study Lounge)
Influencers curate a pop-up thrift shop for your shopping pleasure with vintage and sustainable goods, designer brands, plus treats and drinks.
The Citizen's Collective Spring Market (June 9 @ 9 Ossington Avenue)
Brands from as far as Montreal arrive for a market featuring sustainable and ethically sourced goods like jewelry, home decor, plants and more.
Parkdale Flea (June 9-10 @ Northern Contemporary Gallery)
Local shopping is on at the Parkdale Flea with a huge lineup of vendors selling zines, clothing, apothecary, accessories and more.
The Leslieville Flea (June 10 - October 14 @ Ashbridge Estate)
The Leslievile Flea is on with a full day of outdoor activities while makers and artisans present vintage and handcrafted goods.
by Lisa Power via blogTO