Events in Toronto this week look to keep you out and about as the weather shifts into nestling season. The Hot Docs Podcast Festival brings the best in audio storytelling and a new interactive exhibition looks to lift your spirits. There's lots of free stuff going on, too!Events you might want to check out:
Oh Pep! (October 29 @ The Baby G)
Australian duo Oh Pep! have a diverse range, mixing pop, indie, folk and classical elements to underscore their lovely vocals and sensitive subjects.
This Will Destroy You (October 30 @ Lee's Palace)
Take a trip into the cosmic regions of the soundscape universe with experimental electro rockers who use quiet space to their advantage.
Yaeji (October 31 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
Brooklyn artist Yaeji returns to Toronto to to give us another dose of her Korean house/trap mashups that we can't get enough of.
Bahamas (November 1 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
For all the moody ones, Toronto's own Bahamas takes his time and plays it slow, encouraging listeners to get in touch with themselves.
Brazil Film Fest (November 1-4 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
With everything that's going on in Brazil right now, filmmakers look to capture the changing cultural landscape and tell the stories of its people.
Taste of Iceland (November 1-5 @ Multiple Venues)
Traditional Icelandic food and culture is on with a week of music, design, film and events happening throughout the city.
Hot Docs Podcast Festival (November 1-5 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Podcasters from all over arrive for a week of programming that includes talks, screenings, a creators forum and lots more.
Happy Place (November 1 - December 31 @ Harbourfront Centre)
A massive double rainbow, a room made of rubber ducks and a confetti dome are just some of the outrageously happy exhibits that make up this place.
RastaFest (November 2 @ Artscape Wychwood Barns)
A celebration of all things Rastafarian and reggae is on with live performances, music, a market place, traditional Caribbean food and more.
Ghostbusters (November 2-4 @ Cinesphere)
Who you gonna call? The Cinesphere is screening the classic supernatural comedy as part of its ongoing 80s flick series.
The Royal Winter Fair (November 2-11 @ Enercare Centre)
Country meets city at this annual showcase of rural culture with exhibits, a horticultural competition, food, shopping, entertainment and more.
HorrorRama (November 3-4 @ 918 Bathurst)
Halloween might be over but horror buffs are coming together for more scares at this annual horror convention with programming and special guests.
Soupalicious (November 4 @ St. Archangel Michael Church)
Soup of all shapes, sizes and flavours is on at this annual soup festival with local chefs, ingredients and tastings on all day.
Downtown Record Show (November 4 @ Estonian House)
Over 100,000 records are up for the buying at this giant record sale featuring nearly every convincible music genre spread across 50 tables in two rooms.
Ronan Farrow (November 4 @ St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts)
Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker investigative journalist Ronan Farrow arrives to discuss some of the big topics facing media and politics today.
by Lisa Power via blogTO