Free events in Toronto this week include a big festival at Ontario Place. The Art & Music Ontario Festival is a weekend of concerts and performances next to one of the city's coolest new parks. There are also a handful of outdoor movies and a fire parade on the Island.Events you might want to check out:
Toronto Bicycle Music Festival Sunset Series (August 1 - September 10 @ Taylor Creek Park, Bell Manor Park, the Elms Park, Humber Bay Park)
This is a mobile, pedal-powered music festival showcasing diverse artists while connecting Toronto’s great communities and parks. Concerts happen in different parks almost every week of the month.
Jaane Tu ... Jaane Na (August 2 @ Regent Park )
It's Bollywood night In Regent Park with this free, outdoor screening of Jaane Tu ... Jaane Na.
Free Flicks (August 2 @ Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
This is a hilarious political satire directed by The Good Lie's Monsieur Lazhar about a swing vote to go to war overseas. The screening is free and it's right next to the lake.
Sing (August 3 @ Leslie Grove Park)
This week's film is Sing, starring all your favourite animals and their celebrity voices. It's a bring-your-own-blanket event.
Ward's Island Fire Parade (August 4 @ Ward's Island)
This is a combination of an outdoor performance, stilt and flag choreography, fire artistry, shadow puppetry and fire sculpture.
Art & Music Ontario Festival (August 4-7 @ Ontario Place)
This weekend-long party at Ontario Place focuses on music, theatre, dance and more.
Yonge-Dundas Square Indie Fridays (August 4 @ Yonge-Dundas Square)
“Citizen of the World” Zaki Ibrahim will find herself in the square showing audiences why she’s an acclaimed, talented and Juno-nominated R&B singer.
Sunday Scene Rui Amaral (August 6 @ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery)
This free series lets speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their thoughts on The Power Plant's current exhibitions. This month Rui Mateus, director and curator at Scrap Metal Gallery, offers his two cents.
Bring It On (August 6 @ Christie Pits Park)
Everyone's favourite cheerleading movie is screening on the hill in Christie Pits for free!
Blockobana (August 6 @ Toronto, ON)
South African singer Osunlade is the guest of honour at this year's Blockobana party, which has grown to a full day of music, dancing, DJs, performance, food and community in Regent Park.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO