Events in Toronto this week have lots of cool things to do as the warm weather picks up. Canada's Wonderland is opening for the season with its new coaster and The Maddy is having a birthday party. There's a huge movie wardrobe sale and lots of free stuff happening, too.Events you might want to check out:
Allie X (April 29 @ Mod Club)
Toronto's own Allie X goes heavy on the synth with her own brand of electro pop and writing skills that have her writing songs for singers like Troye Sivan.
FITC Toronto (April 29 - May 1 @ Hilton Toronto)
The annual tech conference is here with three days of workshops, conferences, parties and events.
The Madison Avenue Pub Birthday Party (April 30 @ Madison Avenue Pub)
The Maddy is about to celebrate 36 years of brews and bites with a special celebration with food and drinks for $3.60, plus a day of music and games.
Hippo Campus (May 1 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre)
Have a blast with the upbeat tunes of indie rockers Hippo Campus and their fun, laid-back style as they play alongside Samia.
Rosalía (May 2 @ Rebel)
Rosalía has been blowing up the charts with her hot Latin tunes like "Con Altura" and she's making her Toronto debut this month.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert (May 2-4 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
It was a time in Harry Potter ruled by Delores Umbridge and it's all coming to life as the TSO performs the score live alongside the film.
Toronto Jewish Film Festival (May 2-12 @ Multiple Venues)
Back again is this week-long film festival dedicated to the best of Jewish cinema with premieres, talks and events surrounding the screenings.
Canada's Wonderland Opening Day (May 3 @ Canada's Wonderland)
Another year of thrills is back at Canada's Wonderland, this time featuring the world's tallest diver coaster, the Yukon Striker.
ROM Friday Night Live (May 3 @ Royal Ontario Museum)
This edition of FNL is dedicated to the Egyptian concept of afterlife with Egyptian-Canadian talent, food, drinks and music throughout the museum.
Inland (May 3-4 @ QRC West)
Two days of sustainable designer clothing and accessories are on at this big annual sale that focuses on Canadian-made fashion and local brands.
Movie Wardrobe Sale (May 4 @ Enercare Centre)
Ever wanted to dress like the stars? One of a kind works by costume makers are on sale for one day only with pieces from productions shot around the city.
Star Wars Day (May 4 @ The Rec Room)
May the 4th be with you at this big annual Star Wars Day party featuring themed all-ages activities followed by a giant dance party at night.
Coffee & Tea Expo (May 4-5 @ Shops at Don Mills, Town Square)
Back again is the city’s buzziest two-day festival, which is dedicated to local brewers and blends, talks, samples, shopping, workshops and more.
Veg Spring Market (May 5 @ Artscape Wychwood Barns)
This spring vegetarian market has over 40 vendors specializing in veggie goodies, plus workshops and more.
John River (May 5 @ Mod Club)
Up-and-coming Toronto rapper John River is being hailed as the next big hip-hop star to come out of the city's thriving rap scene.
by Lisa Power via blogTO