Events in Toronto this week see a big party at Ripley's and the premiere of a film featuring TTC streetcars. There's a lot of free stuff going on.Events you might want to check out:
Sheila Heti's Motherhood Book Launch (April 30 @ Gladstone Ballroom)
Celebrate the launch of the long anticipated novel that paints a daring, funny and poignant portrait about the desire and duty to procreate.
The Story Collider (April 30 @ Burdock)
Come out for a night of true, personal stories about the defining moments in science featuring Jennifer Chan, Jennifer Colbourne, George Kourounis, Anthony Morgan and Olivia Shortt.
Fireside Tales (May 1 @ Dufferin Grove Park)
Take advantage of the warmer weather at Toronto's coziest storytelling show. Hosts Rhiannon Archer and Helder Brum bring together some of the city's best storytellers around a fire with hot cocoa and marshmallows.
Panda Bear (May 2 @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre)
After putting out his latest vinyl-only EP in January, Animal Collective’s sample-loving co-founder has hit the road solo, bringing fellow experimental AC member, Geologist, along for the ride.
SheDot Festival (May 3-6 @ Multiple Venues)
Female comedians showcase their stuff with stand-up, sketch, improv, storytelling, workshops and expert panels.
Toronto Jewish Film Festival (May 3-13 @ Multiple Venues)
Celebrating its 26th year, this festival showcases the best in Jewish film at theatres across the city.
Mom at Scrap Metal (May 3 - June 16 @ Scrap Metal)
The lines between family and muse become blurred with Charlie Engman’s photographic project focused solely on his mother. Opening reception is May 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
GradEx (May 3-6 @ OCAD University)
Catch young artists before they make their way out into the creative world with showings across the school's galleries.
Stars on Ice (May 4 @ Air Canada Centre)
See Olympic gold medalists and three-time World Ice Dance Champions Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, Olympic Silver Medalist Patrick Chan, 2017 World Silver Medalist Kaetlyn Osmond and more.
Cosplay Bash (May 4 @ Ripley's Aquarium of Canada)
In honour of Star Wars Day, Ripley's is throwing a huge cosplay party with music and drinks.
The Trolley (May 5 @ Cinesphere)
Toronto's own TTC streetcar takes the spotlight in filmmaker Stephen Low's exploration of trolleys from around the world.
Feast in the East (May 5 @ The Jam Factory)
This recurring east side event series features music, food and art installations.
The Flood (May 5 @ Fairland Supermarket)
The abandoned Fairland Supermarket in Kensington gets a new life with a fantasy party featuring the fire-spewing giant dragon Heavy Meta.
QS World MBA Tour (May 6 @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown)
If you've been thinking about going back to school, this event features representatives from top schools and info on how to earn a Masters or PhD.
Hot Docs (April 26 - May 6 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
This year's Hot Docs will see over 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world showcased, including many female-driven films.
by Lisa Power via blogTO