Free events in Toronto this week include concerts, films and even burgers. The main attraction on all of our free calendars, however, is Nuit Blanche, which takes over the city from sunset to sunrise on Sept. 30.Events you might want to check out:
Ori Dagan (September 25 @ Yonge-Dundas Square)
The free lunchtime concert series continues with a jazzy performance from Ori Dagan. He'll be singing good old- fashioned jazz standards and modern pop songs with his own spin.
Free Burger Giveaway (September 25 - October 6 @ McCoy Burger Co.)
Do you like burgers? How about free burgers? McCoy Burger Co. wants you to try theirs. All you have to do is download a coupon and bring it in for a free burger, all week long.
Arabic classical music (September 26 @ Toronto Reference Library)
Renowned classical Arabic musician, George Sawa plays his beloved instrument, the qanun, accompanied by rhythmic beats of drums used in Egyptian bellydance music.
Format Walls (September 27-30 @ Unlovable General and Gallery)
This exhibition of 30+ artists features work that captures memories, translates experiences and creates living histories. Collect 'em all: A selection of the installation images will be available to take home for free, to share or keep.
Filson's Grand Opening (September 28 @ Filson )
From 7 - 9 p.m. stop in and celebrate the opening of the beautiful new Filson store with a night of drinks and eats by Ace Hill, D'Ont Poke the Bear, Home of the Brave, and live music by The Barrel Boys.
Best of Action/Thriller Short Films (September 28 @ Carlton Cinemas)
This action/thriller/crime short film fest is a must for anyone who needs a jolt of adrenaline in their life. It's a night of seven short films from around the world that will thrill you and leave you on the edge of your seat.
Nuit Blanche (September 30 - October 1 @ Multiple Venues)
The 12th edition of Toronto's free, city-wide sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art returns with installations and works transforming spaces all around us for one night only.
Salmon Festival (October 1 @ Morningside Park )
See the salmon run live in Morningside Park at this free festival complete with guided walks, live music, and of course, the chance to watch salmon swimming upstream.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO