Free events in Toronto this week will have you shopping without dropping a dime at the Really Really Free Market. You can simultaneously de-clutter your apartment and refill it with trinkets you never knew you needed. There are also two free art exhibitions on offer, a reddit-board inspired exhibit at Steam Whistle gallery and a contemporary/surrealist show at TAC Art/Work Gallery.
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Really Really Free Market (June 6)
Everything is up for grabs at the Really Really Free Market; no strings attached. Do some spring cleaning of your own and donate all your excess bits and bobs. Free vegan food will also be served on site by Food Not Bombs.
Sonder at Steam Whistle Gallery (June 3)
Steamwhistle Gallery is hosting a new exhibition and it kicks off on Wednesday. Head over around 7pm to check out the opening reception for a Reddit-board inspired art collection. There will be refreshments, light snacks and a DJ on the scene as well.
Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO (June 6)
Cosmo MusicFEST is an east end music festival happening this Saturday. 90's alt band I Mother Earth and Winnipeg rockers The Mohrs will be taking the stage. Guitar legend Steve Vai will also be in attendance and is hosting a meet and greet.
New Contemporary Art Show (June 3)
This exhibition features Canadian new contemporary artists who incorporate surrealist elements into their work. On display are Tara Krebs, Steven Chmilar, Nicholas Di Genova, Sarah Joncas, Troy Coulterman and Jamiyla Lowe.
Urban Nirvana's 4 Year Anniversary Party (June 5)
Do your body a favour and head to Urban Nirvana for their fourth anniversary bash. There will be free yoga classes and complimentary thai massages offered over the course of the evening.
ONGOING FREE EVENTS IN TORONTO
Elvis Mondays (Mondays, The Drake)
Toronto's longest running indie showcase, William New's free show has put thousands of bands on stage. It's at the Drake Underground every Monday.
Free Nights at the Horseshoe (Monday/Tuesday, The Horseshoe)
The Legendary Horseshoe has a storied history, and hosts free indie rock shows in the early week with Shoeless Mondays and Dave Bookman's Nu Music Night on Tuesdays.
Canadian Opera Company (Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre)
September through to early June, catch free classical shows at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts "most Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, and some Wednesdays at noon or 5:30 p.m."
MOCCA (Tuesday - Sunday)
While nearly all art galleries in the city are free to enter, it's worth noting The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) is always PWYC.
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by Alice Prendergast via blogTO