Events in Toronto this week are filling your tummy with rib and lobsterfest, the first Scarborough Night Market and Duke Eats Festival. It's also the first Union Summer of the season, back after a year on hiatus. If you're looking for free things, we've got you covered.Events you might want to check out:
Boys Club!'s Bisexual the Musical (June 25 @ Comedy Bar)
Pride month celebrations continue with this Sarah Ashby-produced queer coming of age musical comedy.
Jill Scott (June 26 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
Soul legend Jill Scott is living her life like it's golden and blessing Toronto with her sensuous lyrics and powerful storytelling for the evening.
Female Eye Film Festival (June 26 - July 1 @ Daniels Spectrum)
Looking to provide thoughtful discussion on female-driven films, FEFF celebrates 16 years of highlighting the work of female film makers.
Open Roof Festival (June 27 @ Sterling Road)
This week's edition of Open Roof is a Heathers/American Psycho mashup with Thoroughbreds and music by Moscow Apartment.
Lobsterfest (June 28 @ Assembly Chef's Hall)
Meaty, juicy and buttery lobster goodness fresh from Nova Scotia is happening at Assembly Chef's Hall for its own mini Lobsterfest.
Gordon Lightfoot (June 29 @ Massey Hall)
It doesn't get much more Canadian than the legendary icon Gordon Lightfoot as he takes the stage for the first of a two-night stint in Toronto.
Ralph (June 29 @ The Great Hall Toronto)
Toronto's own Ralph has been getting noticed for her synth-pop stylings that mix disco and smooth soul for some sensuous vibes.
Friday Night Live at the ROM (June 29 @ Royal Ontario Museum)
This week's edition of FNL has hot beats and good eats on deck and a look at the new exhibition, Spiders: Fear & Fascination.
Scarborough Night Market (June 29 - July 1 @ Agincourt Mall)
The flavours of Hong Kong hit Toronto in celebration of Canada Day with food, music, shopping and free outdoor movies all weekend long.
Queen's Plate Festival (June 29 - July 1 @ Woodbine Racetrack)
Dress your best for this weekend-long festival of horse racing, big hats and performances by country singer Brad Paisley.
Toronto Ribfest (June 29 - July 2 @ Centennial Park)
Arguably one of the largest rib fest celebrations of the year, some of the biggest names in the rib game serve up the best ribs in the country.
Duke Eats Food Festival (June 30 @ 1290 Finch Avenue West)
Among all the food to be had, this huge outdoor festival boasts Indigenous markets, cultural showcases and live entertainment.
Sunnyside 20 (June 30 @ Sunnyside Pavilion & Cafe)
Sunnnyside's weekly beach party returns for another night under the stars with racing, drinks and DJs Chus + Ceballos.
Electric Island (July 1 @ Hanlan's Point)
Electric Island returns for a Canada Day celebration of DJs and performances by Anna, The Martinez Brothers, Jackmaster and more.
Union Summer (July 1 - August 19 @ Union Station)
This huge summer market shows off the best of the newly renovated station with vendors, shopping, programming and events all summer long.
by Lisa Power via blogTO