Events in Toronto this week include some highly anticipated festivals. Head out of town for WayHome, or stay home for someÂ can't-miss summer concerts, film screenings and a butter tart festival.ÂEvents you might want to check out:
The Great Canadian Butter Tart Battle (July 24 @ The Drake Hotel)
Help judge this epic butter tart battle. Your taste buds will thank you.
Open Roof Festival (July 25 @ 99 Sudbury)
The outdoor film and music festival screens Brimstone & Glory after a performance from Lolaa. There'll also be food truck snacks and beer on site.
Cooking with Stella (July 25 @ Trinity Bellwoods BIA)
Watch Cooking with Stella in the north end of the dog bowl starting just after 9 p.m for free. There will also be valet bike parking for those arriving on two wheels.
Kendrick Lamar (July 25 @ ACC)
Kendrick Lamar, along with special guests Travis Scott and D.R.A.M., visit Toronto to show off one of the most acclaimed records of the year.
Art Battle Canada Nationals (July 27 @ The Great Hall Toronto)
Winners of regional finals from across the country will compete for a cash prize and the title of 2017 Art Battle National Champion, live in front of your very eyes.
Lole Yoga White Tour (July 27 @ Exhibition Place)
Join hundreds of like-minded folks dressed in white and follow along on your mat for a group meditation session, yoga, and a concert.
Tirgan Festival (July 27-30 @ Harbourfront Centre)
Tirgan is a non-profit, non-religious and non-partisan cultural celebration for Iranian-Canadians with four days of music, dance, food, discussions and historical programming.
Beaches International Jazz Festival (July 27-29 @ Boardwalk Place)
Thought the Beaches Jazz Fest has been happening all month long, the street fest portion takes place this weekend with live music popping up on street corners, stages and in bars and restaurants all along the street.
12 Beers of Summer (July 28 @ Gladstone Hotel)
The bi-annual 12 Beers event returns. Get our your finest Hawaiian shirt and grab your ticket for this all-you-can-taste beer party with bands and DJs.
Wayhome (July 28-30 @ Oro Medonte)
Head just outside of Toronto for this very special music, arts and camping festival. Artists like Frank Ocean, Solange and Imagine Dragons will perform.
J. Cole (July 28 @ Air Canada Centre)
J. Cole brings his 4 Your Eyez Only Tour to the ACC. This will be a perfect summer night of hip hip from one of the best artists in the game right now.
Night of the Living Dead (July 29 @ Imagine Cinemas Carlton)
Celebrate the life and death (and maybe life again?) of zombie movie director George Romero with a free screening of his greatest film.
Pedestrian Sunday (July 30 @ Kensington Market)
Kensington goes car-free from noon until 7 p.m., with vendors, musicians, performers, food and drinks vendors and dance parties taking over the street.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO