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Sunday, May 29, 2016

The top 5 free events in Toronto: May 30 - June 5

nick shermanFree events in Toronto this week are so cool, I could write a short novel about them. There's Ojibway singer-songwriter Nick Sherman who you cannot miss (and he's playing during your lunch hour!) and the month-long Chroma Lives art project. So many great artists have come together to create an amazing, interactive, historical-yet-new-age art project and installation.

Here's what to do in Toronto this week if all you've got is lint in your pockets.

Nick Sherman (May 30)
Lunchtime live at Yonge and Dundas is a free music series, and this week they present Ojibway singer-songwriter Nick Sherman. This guy is worth checking out. Great voice, beautiful lyrics and a guitar.

Craft Beer Passport launch (June 1)
Imagine a passport that gets you $2 (near) pints of beer all over the city? What a wonderful lager loving fantasy that would be. Oh wait! It does exist! This is the launch party. There's no admission charge for the big bash, which includes DJs and door prizes, but you'll have throw down the odd toonie for beer.

Chroma Lives (June 1-30)
With an opening reception on Friday, June 3, this is an exhibition and archive project that reenacts Toronto' s 1983 exhibition Chromaliving: New Designs for Living. It's hard to explain in one sentence, but this is a month-long, living art project with some amazing local talent not-to-be-missed!

Sharing Dance Day (June 3)
Canada's National Ballet School hosts a day of dance and performance at Yonge and Dundas Square. Jully Black, KasheDance, and Gadfly perform alongside free ballet, street dance and Afro-Caribbean dance classes.

Riverside Eats & Beats (June 4)
10 vibrant blocks between the Don Valley Parkway to just past Degrassi Street on Queen Street East host their annual street festival. There's lots of local food, live music, street dancing and workshops on tap from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Photo of Nick Sherman from Nick Sherman's website.

by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO

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