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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

10 things to do in Toronto today

Events in Toronto today mark the start of City Cinema's Rocumentaries series with a screening of Festival Express. Jill Scott graces us with her soulful presence and the Female Eye Film Festival celebrates 16 years of female-led film making.

Events you might want to check out:

Festival Express (June 26 @ Yonge-Dundas Square)
This first screening of YDS's outdoor movie series, Festival Express followed Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and The Band on their 1970 tour through Canada.
Jill Scott (June 26 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
Soul legend Jill Scott is blessing Toronto for the evening with her sensuous lyrics and powerful storytelling.
I have no memory of my direction (June 26 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Director Midi Onodera is on hand for a free screening of her film that follows a third-generation Sansei woman who travels to Japan.
Pierce Brothers (June 26 @ The Drake Hotel)
Melbourne folk rockers Pierce Brothers mash up thumping beats and brash vocals with melodic tunes that bring a modern twist to an old genre.
Raw Storytelling (June 26 @ Social Capital Theatre)
Host Sage Tyrtle leads four storytellers as they discuss topical themes, and a special Speed Wildcard Round is meant to get the audience going.
Snarky Puppy (June 26 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
This Brooklyn fusion band stretches the limits of popular music with their unique blend of sounds in each song.
FashionTech Toronto (June 26 @ The Spoke Club, Portland Room)
Industry leaders are on hand for this fashion event centred around disruption and innovative companies and ideas coming out of Toronto.
What We Owe To Each Other (June 26 @ Mercer Union)
Artist Michèle Pearson Clarke uses video and photography to explore transformative justice alongside talks, readings, workshops and screenings.
Bloordale Bingo (June 26 @ Bar Neon)
Hit the boxes and win prizes in support of Bell Boxes, a community art effort to paint the ugly brown Bell Boxes.
Female Eye Film Festival (June 26 - July 1 @ Carlton Cinema)
Looking to provide thoughtful discussion on female-driven films, FEFF celebrates 16 years of highlighting the work of female film makers.

by Lisa Power via blogTO

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