Weekend events in Toronto might force you to nickname yourself hotstepper. There are some great dance parties happening, and if those aren't for you, the Contact Photography Festival gets underway, there's a big block party, and a huge movie wardrobe sale to check out.Events you might want to check out:
Contact Photography Festival (April 28 - May 31 @ Various locations)
Throughout the month of May, Contact takes over the city with more than 200 photography exhibitions and events all across Toronto.
Inside the Block Party (April 29 @ Geary Lane)
This is a big fundraiser in one of the coolest industrial spots in the city with Toronto's world music masters Maracatu Mar Aberto, Xocolate A Casa de Maribondo and DJs Linterna and Ontario Bananas.
Authors of Indies Day (April 29 @ Various locations)
Spend your weekend appreciating Toronto's independent book stores with readings, signings and author appearances.
Caftcad Movie Wardrobe Sale (April 29 @ Cinespace Film Studios Toronto)
This massive sale inside a film studio features costumes, clothing, accessories and more from four seasons of FX’s The Strain. There will also be over 30 vendors and food.
Pipeline Protest 2017 (April 29 @ Queen's Park)
Have your voice heard in opposition of the three recently approved pipelines including the Keystone XL Pipeline, the Trans Mountain Pipeline, and Line 3 Pipeline.
Speed Rack Canada National Finals (April 30 @ Miss Thing's)
Serious stirring and shaking happens during this all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money for Rethink Breast Cancer.
Yoga Untapped: Spring Edition (April 30 @ Steam Whistle Brewing)
Bring your mat and join other peaceful beings for a morning yoga session at this brewery located in the historic John St. Roundhouse.
Foxtrot (April 28 @ The Garrison)
DJ Weird Dad plays your favourite trippy tunes in The Garrison's Cantina. There's no cover, and good vibes only.
Connection April - Disco to House (April 28 @ The Beaver)
Beam Me Up is a monthly party that explores the connection between disco and house on the dance floor.
The Big Sound (April 28 @ The Great Hall Toronto)
Celebrate the glory days of classic soul and Motown with Toronto's biggest Motown and soul revue, The Big Sound.
Course Of Time LXXI (April 28 @ Drake Underground)
Find this Toronto house music jam in the Drake Underground with DJs Tribe, Charlton and David King. Get there early to make sure you have room to dance.
Honey Dijon (April 29 @ CODA)
If you've never experienced the house wonder that is Honey Dijon, then book yourself into this gig.
The Addisons Stagecoach (April 28 @ The Addisons Residence)
Show up in your finest cowboy wear because there will be a prize for best dressed at this party with country music, line dances and of course, drink specials.
Turning Point: Tropical Dance Floor Sessions (April 29 @ The Garrison)
Spend a night at Toronto's finest tropical dance music party with A Man Called Warwick and special guest La mano peluda Canicule Tropicale from Montreal.
Hot Cocks 8 (April 29 @ Blyss Nightclub)
The annual celebration of queer and sex positive films at Hot Docs fest heads back to the Village this year for its mermaid-themed dance party.
Raven Necole (April 29 @ Harlem Underground)
Brooklyn's Raven Necole is guest DJ at this cover-free night of house, club, R&B, grime and Dancehall. Local talent Vaughan, Ace Dillinger and J Lai open.
Altar Alternative Retro Dance Party (April 30 - May 1 @ Blyss Nightclub)
DJ Lazarus spins at this Sunday night dance party for lovers of alternative, retro, new wave, post-punk, synth pop and classic dance. Jenna Syde hosts and performs.
Ron Sexsmith (April 28 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
Ron Sexsmith is about to release his latest album and it's included with your ticket to this intimate show from the local singer-songwriter/national treasure.
Dilly Dally (April 28 @ Silver Dollar)
The final week of Toronto's Silver Dollar Room might be its greatest ever with the last Friday featuring Dilly Dally, Darlene Shrugg feat. Slim Twig, Meg of U.S. Girls, Simone TB of Fake Palms, and Frigs.
Blood Ceremony (April 29 @ Silver Dollar)
International goth-metal heroes Blood Ceremony put a funereal touch on the Silver's final weekend with fellow heavyweights Biblical and Montreal's Red Mass.
Metz (April 30 @ Silver Dollar)
Long before they were written about by The New Yorker, Metz used to play The Silver Dollar. They return with Fake Palms and New Fries for the venue's final show.
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival 2017 (April 27 - May 7 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Isabel Bader Theatre, and Hart House)
North America’s largest documentary festival will present 200-plus films from across the globe at cinemas all over the city.
Cold Brew Cocktail Week (April 24-30 @ Various Locations)
Celebrate cold brew cocktails across the city of Toronto with 10 carefully selected locations, each with a custom cold brew cocktail from April 24th to April 30th.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO