BUZZ Picks is an eclectic listing of events occurring throughout southwestern Ontario. From art gallery and museum shows to drag shows, from culture to sub-culture, from low-brow to high-brow… it's all in BUZZPICKS.

July 15, 2019 at 6:00pm
3rd Monday Nights Free at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Free admission. Extended hours. Bring family and friends to the ROM on the 3rd Monday night of each month and enjoy free general admission from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Discover museum highlights with a free tour at 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Meet at the Museum Tours sign in Gloria Chen Court, Level 1. Please note that feature exhibitions are available at the upgrade price. Feature exhibition tickets can only be purchased onsite during 3rd Monday Nights Free.
www.rom.on.ca

July 15, 2019 at 12:00am
Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
March 9, 2019 to September 2, 2019 From one of India’s greatest former kingdoms come the sumptuous royal arts of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Intricate paintings, dazzling jewellery, meticulous textiles and luxury decorative arts tell stories of conquest, kingship, strategic alliances, gender roles and life at court. These treasures were produced under the patronage of a dynasty that ruled this desert kingdom for centuries, until India’s independence in 1947. They reflect a cosmopolitan culture sustained by a delicate balance between local and external influences, tradition and modernity.
www.rom.on.ca

July 15, 2019 at 11:00pm
FML Mondays at Flash On Church, 463 Church St., Toronto
DROP THE DRAMA - JOIN THE PARTY! $5 Tequila, Brava Bottles, Draft Beer Specials $16.50 Draft Pitcher Specials Featuring: DJ Craig Dominic playing all the best hip hop, top 40, & dance; drag shows, treats and NO cover.
www.facebook.com/MoJoToronto/

July 16, 2019 at 11:00pm
FML Mondays Industry Night at Flash On Church, 463 Church St., Toronto
Every Monday Church Street's only Monday Night Dance Party DROP THE DRAMA - JOIN THE PARTY! $5 tequila, Brava Bottles, Draft Beer Specials $16.50 Draft Pitcher Specials Featuring: DJ Sumation playing all the best hip hop, top 40, & dance! The weekly FML Drag Extravaganza feat. Bonbon Bontemps & Barbie Jo Bontemps. NO COVER
www.facebook.com/MoJoToronto/

July 16, 2019 at 9:30pm
POSE View Party at Striker, 31 St. Joseph St., Toronto
Watch season two of this New York 1980’s dance musical extraordinaire!  Hosted by the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance, and benefiting the PWA's Friends For Life Bike Rally. June 11 to July 30
www.strikertoronto.com/

July 17, 2019 at 9:30pm
Late Night Open Mic at WAYLA, 996 Queen St. E., Toronto
Open mic night. Singers, musician, comedians, spoken word and all talents. Registration starts at 9:30
www.waylabar.ca

July 17, 2019 at 9:00am
MCLC Lions Farmers Market at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
June 5 to Oct 16 From farm country to city centre, this summer eat fresh and shop local at Celebration Square. Farmers will be offering a broad variety of items including homemade preserves, baked goods, honey, locally produced wine, and the finest selection of Ontario fruits and vegetables in the city. This Lions Farmers Market is a charitable service project supporting numerous Mississauga and global community projects since 1975.
www.mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca

July 18, 2019 at 8:30pm - 12:00am
Back Room Comedy at WAYLA, 996 Queen St. E., Toronto
Wayla Bar and Lounge presents BACK ROOM COMEDY, East Toronto's new Queer Comedy Showcase; the third Thursday of every month for Toronto's best LGBTQ comedians in a stand up comedy show that welcomes everyone.
www.waylabar.ca

July 18, 2019 at 12:00am
Being Japanese Canadian: reflections on a broken world at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
through August 5 Encounter personal perspectives on the exile, dispossession, and internment of Japanese Canadians during the 1940s through a series of artworks interspersed throughout the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada.
www.rom.on.ca

July 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Movie Nights at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky for Movie Nights! Celebration Square is a fully-accessible outdoor space that is open to all members of the community. Watch classics, blockbuster hits and family feel-good favourites on the big screens. All films featured at Movie Nights offer closed captioning and pathways are situated throughout the events to accommodate people with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
www.mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca

July 18, 2019 at 12:00am
BRIAN JUNGEN: FRIENDSHIP CENTRE at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
This exhibition invites a new way of looking at Brian Jungen’s internationally acclaimed art practice, including the first-ever presentation of the artist’s archive that offers the viewer insight into his unique method of art production. A selection of Jungen’s striking sculptures made of repurposed objects and materials will be exhibited alongside an epic new moving image work. An artist of mixed European and Indigenous heritage, Jungen explores a long history of cultural inequality, a concern for the environment and a profound commitment to Indigenous ways of knowing and making. June 20 to August 25
www.ago.ca

July 18, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Dancing on the Pier at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto
Learn to dance on Toronto's waterfront to the rhythmic beats and swinging sounds of live bands! Inspired by Harbourfront Centre's summer festivals, styles range from salsa to big band and everything in between. Now in its 8th year, Dancing on the Pier invites audiences of all ages to embrace dance both as observers and participants. July 11 to August 29
www.harbourfrontcentre.com/

July 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
Unicorn Medicine: Creative Writing for Queer and Trans Folks at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
4th Saturday of every month, May 24, June (TBA), July 27, August 24 Cost: $15-40 sliding scale Creative writing enables us to kvetch, share stories, start revolutions, and heal. As queer and trans folks with a wide array of backgrounds, our voices often feel silenced by the sexuality-/gender-restrictive environments which surround us. Writing is one way to check back in with our embodied self. With a strong commitment to confidentiality and craft, these workshops generate creative writing which spans genres—from memoir to poetry to short stories, from science fiction to playwriting to novels. The Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) workshop method values every writing voice using a clear structure which creates non-hierarchical safer space for all participants. In this hands-on workshop for new and seasoned writers, we will tap into our authentic writing voices, past the critic, and into the stories our hearts wish to tell.
www.gladdaybookshop.com

July 19, 2019 at 10:00pm
Bear Night at The Lodge, 518 Church St. (second floor), Toronto
Weekly BEAR NIGHT.  They are offering $3.50 mixed drinks and $5  beer all night long. Bring your friends and hang out with Toronto’s hottest men.  RETRO music all night long. No cover  
www.ogradyschurch.com/

July 19, 2019 at 11:00pm
As If Fridays at The Drink, 459 Church St., Toronto
Join the team behind FML Mondays each and every single Friday night at Church Street's weekly dance party! Featuring: DJ Craig Dominic slaying all the best new and old skool dance, top 40, hip-hop, remixes and mashups! Spotlight performance by Amber Ellert (Joel Cembal) Drink Specials! Free Popcorn!
www.drinkatthedrink.com/

July 19, 2019 at 12:00am
The Great Canadian Karaoke Challange at The Bell Tower, 575 Central Ave., Fort Erie
Attention Local Vocalists! ~ Top national prize $10,000. The Bell Tower is proud to have been chosen as the venue to host The Great Canadian Karaoke Challenge. Starting May 17th - July 12th, they will be choosing two (2) vocalists per night to come back on July 19 for the semi-finals, with the final sing off being July 26th. The top 3 vocalists will be choose and will make their way to the Ontario Regional Finals Saturday, Aug 17th, in Kingston, Ontario.  With those winners competing on Saturday, Aug 24th, for the National Title and $10,000 held in Kingston. This contest is unique as they welcome musicians, although they must sing to Karaoke tracks and no instruments are allowed. There is a registration fee of $20 which allows you to try out all 8 nights of the contest.
www.thebelltowercommunity.com

July 19, 2019 at 12:00am
Burlington Food Truck Festival at Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington
Burlington Food Truck Festival is expanding to 3 days.  40 Food Trucks will be serving up some of the best food from the country.  This is a festival you won’t want to miss.  Show some of your Burlington love by bringing your friends and family.  There will be FREE ADMISSION, a children’s midway, local performers, cold beer and eating challenges geared to entertain the masses. JUL 19: 5PM - 10PM JUL 20: 12PM - 10PM JUL 21: 12PM - 9PM
www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/burlington/

July 19, 2019 at 12:00am
Line Dancing at The Bell Tower, 575 Central Ave., Fort Erie
Every 1st and 3rd Friday join DJ Wayne and one of their many instructors to learn a few new dances and then dance the night away with old favorites. Country and pop music all night. This is great for beginners and seasoned dancers alike. If you have never tried, its a lot of fun, its great exercise, and the bar is OPEN! $5/person through January 3, 2020
www.thebelltowercommunity.com

July 20, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Mike Trundell - A Country Music Song Book Tour at The Bell Tower, 575 Central Ave., Fort Erie
$20.00 per person Mike has played at Manitoulin Country Fest, Ribfests, headlined the La Sarre country festival and rodeo, and many other stages. He has also opened and worked with/for Jason McCoy, Doc Walker, Jason Blaine, Dean Brody, Amanda Wilkinson, George Canyon, toured with Sean Hogan and released his first country single to country radio in 2011 which was recorded in Nashville.
www.thebelltowercommunity.com

July 20, 2019 at 10:00am
Halal Food Fest Toronto at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga
July 20 & 21 During the two-day festival, there will be food sampling from dozens of exhibitors plus a full bazaar. Full meals will also be available for purchase from a variety of restaurants and catering companies representing Toronto’s diverse halal food scene. A food festival is not complete without entertainment, and there will be – including live cooking demonstrations, performances, panel discussions and more. Adult: $5 Senior: $5 Youth: $5 Children 3 and under are Free
http://halalfoodfestto.com

July 20, 2019 at 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Northbound Leather's Kinky Cruise at Obsession III, 249 Queens Quay W., Toronto
Naughtical Naughtiness with Northbound Leather's Annual Kinky Cruise #11.  Boarding at 7:00 pm. 11 Years of kinky pleasures in the summer air, sailing along the lake with the beautiful Toronto skyline in the back drop. B.B.Q. - Hors d'oeuvres - Floating Dungeon - DJ
http://northbound.com

July 20, 2019 at 12:00am
Burlington Food Truck Festival at Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington
Burlington Food Truck Festival is expanding to 3 days.  40 Food Trucks will be serving up some of the best food from the country.  This is a festival you won’t want to miss.  Show some of your Burlington love by bringing your friends and family.  There will be FREE ADMISSION, a children’s midway, local performers, cold beer and eating challenges geared to entertain the masses. JUL 19: 5PM - 10PM JUL 20: 12PM - 10PM JUL 21: 12PM - 9PM
www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/burlington/

July 20, 2019 at 12:00am
In The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings from MFAB at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Dutch Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston June 1, 2019 - September 15, 2019 Discover the Dutch Golden Age with an exceptional collection of 70 powerful paintings, including works from world-renowned artists Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, and Jacob van Ruisdael. From detailed still lifes, humorous genre scenes and striking portraits to impressive landscapes, cityscapes, and architectural paintings, In the Age of Rembrandt presents artworks that capture life in the Dutch Republic.
www.rom.on.ca

July 20, 2019 at 12:00am
Toronto Brews exhibit at The Market Gallery, 95 Front St. E., Toronto
Exhibit runs July 13 – December 28, 2019 Drink this experience in craft beer fans! Explore the rich legacy of Toronto's brewing tradition, which began more than 200 years ago. The exhibit at Market Gallery features artifacts, artworks, archival images, and videos. Discover tiny breweries established in the early 1800s, industry growth in the Victorian Era, Prohibition, the rise of Canada's macro-brewers, the microbrewery movement & contemporary craft-beer culture. During the exhibit, sign up for tours, enjoy Thursday beer nights, a cooking with beer class, and more! Regular admission. Gallery hours: Tues. – Fri., 10 am to 4 pm; Sat., 9 am to 4 pm.
www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/market-gallery/

July 20, 2019 at 6:30pm
Glad Day Drag Bingo at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
Every third Saturday of the month, they spin the bingo cage on a rotating line-up of kings, queens, and performers for a queer-positive, inclusive, and affirming evening.  Doors at 6:30 p.m. for pre-show, drinks, and food - performances and games begin at 7:00 p.m. Seats at tables are $15, seats at the bar are free. Bingo cards are free.
www.gladdaybookshop.com

July 21, 2019 at 11:00am
Sunday Drag Brunch at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
EVERY Sunday Delicious brunch fare and delirious performances from Erin Brockobić and her rotating cast of drag guest stars ensure you spend your Sundays with good company, great food, and amid a vibrant, welcoming community in a queer, accessible, and affirming space! Queer people and families of all kinds and allies welcome. There are two seatings: EARLY SEATING 11:15am first show, with a second show after 12. Reservations are for 10:30, 10:45 or 11am. They will need the space cleared by 1:00 p.m. to reset for next seating. LATE SEATING (AKA Queer Time Seating) 2:15pm first show, with a second show after 3pm. Reservations are for 1:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. You can stay as long as you want after the last show.
www.gladdaybookshop.com

July 21, 2019 at 2:00pm
ROMWalks: Sundays
ROMWalks encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most tours are free.  For additional information regarding scheduled walks, please refer to the website.
www.rom.on.ca

July 21, 2019 at 12:00am
Burlington Food Truck Festival at Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington
Burlington Food Truck Festival is expanding to 3 days.  40 Food Trucks will be serving up some of the best food from the country.  This is a festival you won’t want to miss.  Show some of your Burlington love by bringing your friends and family.  There will be FREE ADMISSION, a children’s midway, local performers, cold beer and eating challenges geared to entertain the masses. JUL 19: 5PM - 10PM JUL 20: 12PM - 10PM JUL 21: 12PM - 9PM
www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/burlington/

July 21, 2019 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Hey There! at The Shop 1566, 1566 Queen St. W., Toronto
Every 1st and 3rd SUNDAY of the month, Waycik Productions brings the LAUGHS to Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood! Created by PROUD Parkdale resident Susan Waycik, "Hey There!" features some of the city's BEST stand-up comedy, with a focus on LGBTQ++ comics & allies!
https://waycikproductions.com

July 21, 2019 at 12:00am
Summer Music in the Garden at Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queen's Quay W., Toronto
The popular Summer Music in the Garden concert series returns for its 20th season by the shores of Lake Ontario! Treat yourself to 18 FREE concerts this summer, featuring outstanding artists and a wide range of musical styles. Concerts take place in the Toronto Music Garden on most Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm, and are approximately one hour in length. Concerts proceed weather permitting. Please call our info desk at 416 973 4000 for up-to-the-minute rain call. June 27 to September 15
www.harbourfrontcentre.com/

July 22, 2019 at 12:00am
Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
March 9, 2019 to September 2, 2019 From one of India’s greatest former kingdoms come the sumptuous royal arts of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Intricate paintings, dazzling jewellery, meticulous textiles and luxury decorative arts tell stories of conquest, kingship, strategic alliances, gender roles and life at court. These treasures were produced under the patronage of a dynasty that ruled this desert kingdom for centuries, until India’s independence in 1947. They reflect a cosmopolitan culture sustained by a delicate balance between local and external influences, tradition and modernity.
www.rom.on.ca

July 22, 2019 at 11:00pm
FML Mondays at Flash On Church, 463 Church St., Toronto
DROP THE DRAMA - JOIN THE PARTY! $5 Tequila, Brava Bottles, Draft Beer Specials $16.50 Draft Pitcher Specials Featuring: DJ Craig Dominic playing all the best hip hop, top 40, & dance; drag shows, treats and NO cover.
www.facebook.com/MoJoToronto/

July 23, 2019 at 11:00pm
FML Mondays Industry Night at Flash On Church, 463 Church St., Toronto
Every Monday Church Street's only Monday Night Dance Party DROP THE DRAMA - JOIN THE PARTY! $5 tequila, Brava Bottles, Draft Beer Specials $16.50 Draft Pitcher Specials Featuring: DJ Sumation playing all the best hip hop, top 40, & dance! The weekly FML Drag Extravaganza feat. Bonbon Bontemps & Barbie Jo Bontemps. NO COVER
www.facebook.com/MoJoToronto/

July 23, 2019 at 7:00pm
Older & Bolder: Lgbtq+ Adult Drop-In at Midland Public Library, 320 King St., Midland
The last Tuesday of each month through October 2019 A social safe space for individuals from the LGBTQ+ community and allies.  Join for coffee and conversation.  Hosted in partnership with the Gilbert Centre.
www.midlandlibrary.com

July 23, 2019 at 9:30pm
POSE View Party at Striker, 31 St. Joseph St., Toronto
Watch season two of this New York 1980’s dance musical extraordinaire!  Hosted by the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance, and benefiting the PWA's Friends For Life Bike Rally. June 11 to July 30
www.strikertoronto.com/

July 23, 2019 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Gender Outlaws at Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Gender Outlaws is a monthly showcase of Trans*/ Non Binary/ and Gender Nonconforming comedians that puts the T in LGBT. Hosted and produced by Bee Bertrand and Alice Rose, it falls under the exciting new umbrella of QAPD: Pride. Gender Outlaws will take place the last Tuesday of every month, 8pm at Comedy Bar.
www.comedybar.ca

July 24, 2019 at 9:30pm
Late Night Open Mic at WAYLA, 996 Queen St. E., Toronto
Open mic night. Singers, musician, comedians, spoken word and all talents. Registration starts at 9:30
www.waylabar.ca

July 24, 2019 at 9:00am
MCLC Lions Farmers Market at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
June 5 to Oct 16 From farm country to city centre, this summer eat fresh and shop local at Celebration Square. Farmers will be offering a broad variety of items including homemade preserves, baked goods, honey, locally produced wine, and the finest selection of Ontario fruits and vegetables in the city. This Lions Farmers Market is a charitable service project supporting numerous Mississauga and global community projects since 1975.
www.mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca

July 25, 2019 at 12:00am
Being Japanese Canadian: reflections on a broken world at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
through August 5 Encounter personal perspectives on the exile, dispossession, and internment of Japanese Canadians during the 1940s through a series of artworks interspersed throughout the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada.
www.rom.on.ca

July 25, 2019 at 8:00pm
Movie Nights at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky for Movie Nights! Celebration Square is a fully-accessible outdoor space that is open to all members of the community. Watch classics, blockbuster hits and family feel-good favourites on the big screens. All films featured at Movie Nights offer closed captioning and pathways are situated throughout the events to accommodate people with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
www.mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca

July 25, 2019 at 12:00am
BRIAN JUNGEN: FRIENDSHIP CENTRE at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
This exhibition invites a new way of looking at Brian Jungen’s internationally acclaimed art practice, including the first-ever presentation of the artist’s archive that offers the viewer insight into his unique method of art production. A selection of Jungen’s striking sculptures made of repurposed objects and materials will be exhibited alongside an epic new moving image work. An artist of mixed European and Indigenous heritage, Jungen explores a long history of cultural inequality, a concern for the environment and a profound commitment to Indigenous ways of knowing and making. June 20 to August 25
www.ago.ca

July 25, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Dancing on the Pier at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto
Learn to dance on Toronto's waterfront to the rhythmic beats and swinging sounds of live bands! Inspired by Harbourfront Centre's summer festivals, styles range from salsa to big band and everything in between. Now in its 8th year, Dancing on the Pier invites audiences of all ages to embrace dance both as observers and participants. July 11 to August 29
www.harbourfrontcentre.com/

July 26, 2019 at 10:00pm
Bear Night at The Lodge, 518 Church St. (second floor), Toronto
Weekly BEAR NIGHT.  They are offering $3.50 mixed drinks and $5  beer all night long. Bring your friends and hang out with Toronto’s hottest men.  RETRO music all night long. No cover  
www.ogradyschurch.com/

July 26, 2019 at 11:00pm
As If Fridays at The Drink, 459 Church St., Toronto
Join the team behind FML Mondays each and every single Friday night at Church Street's weekly dance party! Featuring: DJ Craig Dominic slaying all the best new and old skool dance, top 40, hip-hop, remixes and mashups! Spotlight performance by Amber Ellert (Joel Cembal) Drink Specials! Free Popcorn!
www.drinkatthedrink.com/

July 26, 2019 at 12:00am
The Great Canadian Karaoke Challange at The Bell Tower, 575 Central Ave., Fort Erie
Attention Local Vocalists! ~ Top national prize $10,000. The Bell Tower is proud to have been chosen as the venue to host The Great Canadian Karaoke Challenge. Starting May 17th - July 12th, they will be choosing two (2) vocalists per night to come back on July 19 for the semi-finals, with the final sing off being July 26th. The top 3 vocalists will be choose and will make their way to the Ontario Regional Finals Saturday, Aug 17th, in Kingston, Ontario.  With those winners competing on Saturday, Aug 24th, for the National Title and $10,000 held in Kingston. This contest is unique as they welcome musicians, although they must sing to Karaoke tracks and no instruments are allowed. There is a registration fee of $20 which allows you to try out all 8 nights of the contest.
www.thebelltowercommunity.com

July 26, 2019 at 12:00am
Thornhill Rib & Craft Beer Fest at Dufferin Clark Community Centre, 1441 Clark Ave. W., Thornhill
July 26 to 28 FREE ENTRY ALL WEEKEND Get ready for MOUTH WATERING', FINGER LICKIN', BELLY RUBBIN' GOOD BBQ! Wash it all down at the Craft Beer Market featuring the top brewers from across Ontario; with over 35 different beers & beverages on tap you won't leave thirsty. NEW for 2019 is the Craft Beer Lounge, where you can hang out and enjoy a unique atmosphere with games and seating.
https://northernheatribseries.ca

July 26, 2019 at 12:00am
Line Dancing at The Bell Tower, 575 Central Ave., Fort Erie
Every 1st and 3rd Friday join DJ Wayne and one of their many instructors to learn a few new dances and then dance the night away with old favorites. Country and pop music all night. This is great for beginners and seasoned dancers alike. If you have never tried, its a lot of fun, its great exercise, and the bar is OPEN! $5/person through January 3, 2020
www.thebelltowercommunity.com

July 27, 2019 at 12:00am
Thornhill Rib & Craft Beer Fest at Dufferin Clark Community Centre, 1441 Clark Ave. W., Thornhill
July 26 to 28 FREE ENTRY ALL WEEKEND Get ready for MOUTH WATERING', FINGER LICKIN', BELLY RUBBIN' GOOD BBQ! Wash it all down at the Craft Beer Market featuring the top brewers from across Ontario; with over 35 different beers & beverages on tap you won't leave thirsty. NEW for 2019 is the Craft Beer Lounge, where you can hang out and enjoy a unique atmosphere with games and seating.
https://northernheatribseries.ca

July 27, 2019 at 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Milton Night Market at Milton Community Park, 805 Santa Maria Blvd., Milton
Gather your friends & families ~ Kick back & listen to some live music, shop 100 vendors & dine under the stars. Ticket - $5.00 in advance 12 & under free (must be accompanied by an adult) $6.00 at the gate (cash only)
www.allcanadianevents.com

July 27, 2019 at 12:00am
In The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings from MFAB at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Dutch Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston June 1, 2019 - September 15, 2019 Discover the Dutch Golden Age with an exceptional collection of 70 powerful paintings, including works from world-renowned artists Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, and Jacob van Ruisdael. From detailed still lifes, humorous genre scenes and striking portraits to impressive landscapes, cityscapes, and architectural paintings, In the Age of Rembrandt presents artworks that capture life in the Dutch Republic.
www.rom.on.ca

July 27, 2019 at 12:00am
Toronto Brews exhibit at The Market Gallery, 95 Front St. E., Toronto
Exhibit runs July 13 – December 28, 2019 Drink this experience in craft beer fans! Explore the rich legacy of Toronto's brewing tradition, which began more than 200 years ago. The exhibit at Market Gallery features artifacts, artworks, archival images, and videos. Discover tiny breweries established in the early 1800s, industry growth in the Victorian Era, Prohibition, the rise of Canada's macro-brewers, the microbrewery movement & contemporary craft-beer culture. During the exhibit, sign up for tours, enjoy Thursday beer nights, a cooking with beer class, and more! Regular admission. Gallery hours: Tues. – Fri., 10 am to 4 pm; Sat., 9 am to 4 pm.
www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/market-gallery/

July 28, 2019 at 11:00am
Sunday Drag Brunch at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
EVERY Sunday Delicious brunch fare and delirious performances from Erin Brockobić and her rotating cast of drag guest stars ensure you spend your Sundays with good company, great food, and amid a vibrant, welcoming community in a queer, accessible, and affirming space! Queer people and families of all kinds and allies welcome. There are two seatings: EARLY SEATING 11:15am first show, with a second show after 12. Reservations are for 10:30, 10:45 or 11am. They will need the space cleared by 1:00 p.m. to reset for next seating. LATE SEATING (AKA Queer Time Seating) 2:15pm first show, with a second show after 3pm. Reservations are for 1:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. You can stay as long as you want after the last show.
www.gladdaybookshop.com

July 28, 2019 at 2:00pm
ROMWalks: Sundays
ROMWalks encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most tours are free.  For additional information regarding scheduled walks, please refer to the website.
www.rom.on.ca

July 28, 2019 at 12:00am
Thornhill Rib & Craft Beer Fest at Dufferin Clark Community Centre, 1441 Clark Ave. W., Thornhill
July 26 to 28 FREE ENTRY ALL WEEKEND Get ready for MOUTH WATERING', FINGER LICKIN', BELLY RUBBIN' GOOD BBQ! Wash it all down at the Craft Beer Market featuring the top brewers from across Ontario; with over 35 different beers & beverages on tap you won't leave thirsty. NEW for 2019 is the Craft Beer Lounge, where you can hang out and enjoy a unique atmosphere with games and seating.
https://northernheatribseries.ca

July 28, 2019 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Hey There! at The Shop 1566, 1566 Queen St. W., Toronto
Every 1st and 3rd SUNDAY of the month, Waycik Productions brings the LAUGHS to Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood! Created by PROUD Parkdale resident Susan Waycik, "Hey There!" features some of the city's BEST stand-up comedy, with a focus on LGBTQ++ comics & allies!
https://waycikproductions.com

July 28, 2019 at 12:00am
Summer Music in the Garden at Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queen's Quay W., Toronto
The popular Summer Music in the Garden concert series returns for its 20th season by the shores of Lake Ontario! Treat yourself to 18 FREE concerts this summer, featuring outstanding artists and a wide range of musical styles. Concerts take place in the Toronto Music Garden on most Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm, and are approximately one hour in length. Concerts proceed weather permitting. Please call our info desk at 416 973 4000 for up-to-the-minute rain call. June 27 to September 15
www.harbourfrontcentre.com/

July 29, 2019 at 12:00am
Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
March 9, 2019 to September 2, 2019 From one of India’s greatest former kingdoms come the sumptuous royal arts of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Intricate paintings, dazzling jewellery, meticulous textiles and luxury decorative arts tell stories of conquest, kingship, strategic alliances, gender roles and life at court. These treasures were produced under the patronage of a dynasty that ruled this desert kingdom for centuries, until India’s independence in 1947. They reflect a cosmopolitan culture sustained by a delicate balance between local and external influences, tradition and modernity.
www.rom.on.ca

July 29, 2019 at 11:00pm
FML Mondays at Flash On Church, 463 Church St., Toronto
DROP THE DRAMA - JOIN THE PARTY! $5 Tequila, Brava Bottles, Draft Beer Specials $16.50 Draft Pitcher Specials Featuring: DJ Craig Dominic playing all the best hip hop, top 40, & dance; drag shows, treats and NO cover.
www.facebook.com/MoJoToronto/

July 30, 2019 at 11:00pm
FML Mondays Industry Night at Flash On Church, 463 Church St., Toronto
Every Monday Church Street's only Monday Night Dance Party DROP THE DRAMA - JOIN THE PARTY! $5 tequila, Brava Bottles, Draft Beer Specials $16.50 Draft Pitcher Specials Featuring: DJ Sumation playing all the best hip hop, top 40, & dance! The weekly FML Drag Extravaganza feat. Bonbon Bontemps & Barbie Jo Bontemps. NO COVER
www.facebook.com/MoJoToronto/

July 30, 2019 at 9:30pm
POSE View Party at Striker, 31 St. Joseph St., Toronto
Watch season two of this New York 1980’s dance musical extraordinaire!  Hosted by the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance, and benefiting the PWA's Friends For Life Bike Rally. June 11 to July 30
www.strikertoronto.com/

July 30, 2019 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Lez is More at Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Lez is More is a monthly showcase of queer, sapphic talent at Comedy Bar. Produced by Jas Irwin and Lauren Scratch, this show will be full of good girl's gone plaid, and will put the lolz in your L word. Come out for a night that's pretty, witty and gaaaaaay.  
www.comedybar.ca

July 30, 2019 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Heart & Soul Kitchen at Bramalea Community Health Centre, 224 - 40 Finchgate Blvd., Brampton
Learn a fun food-related skill, kick back and relax with a movie and a hearty meal. Each month will have a different theme that they'll explore through workshop, discussion, film, and most importantly— food. This programme runs from 5:30 - 8:30 PM every last Tuesday of the month. If you are late or have to leave early, no problem! Drop in, grab a plate, stay for a chat, head out when you have to. Registration is FREE at the Heart & Soul Kitchen. This is a women's event open to anyone who identifies as a woman or would like to participate in a woman's space.
www.bramaleachc.ca

July 31, 2019 at 9:30pm
Late Night Open Mic at WAYLA, 996 Queen St. E., Toronto
Open mic night. Singers, musician, comedians, spoken word and all talents. Registration starts at 9:30
www.waylabar.ca

July 31, 2019 at 9:00am
MCLC Lions Farmers Market at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
June 5 to Oct 16 From farm country to city centre, this summer eat fresh and shop local at Celebration Square. Farmers will be offering a broad variety of items including homemade preserves, baked goods, honey, locally produced wine, and the finest selection of Ontario fruits and vegetables in the city. This Lions Farmers Market is a charitable service project supporting numerous Mississauga and global community projects since 1975.
www.mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca

August 1, 2019 at 12:00am
Being Japanese Canadian: reflections on a broken world at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
through August 5 Encounter personal perspectives on the exile, dispossession, and internment of Japanese Canadians during the 1940s through a series of artworks interspersed throughout the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada.
www.rom.on.ca

August 1, 2019 at 8:00pm
Movie Nights at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky for Movie Nights! Celebration Square is a fully-accessible outdoor space that is open to all members of the community. Watch classics, blockbuster hits and family feel-good favourites on the big screens. All films featured at Movie Nights offer closed captioning and pathways are situated throughout the events to accommodate people with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
www.mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca

August 1, 2019 at 12:00am
Imperial Court of the Waterfall Empire Coronation Weekend at Various Venues - see the link
The annual Coronation Ball and associated weekend of events that is the highpoint of the fundraising efforts of this community organization. In Town Show - Aug. 1, 8:00 p.m. - The Casbah, 309 King St. W., Hamilton Out of Town Show - Aug. 2, 8:00 p.m. - Levity Comedy Club, 120 King St. W., Hamilton Coronation XXV - Aug. 3, 5:00 p.m. - Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton Victory Brunch - Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m. - Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton All proceeds from each event go to the charities supported by The Court.
www.facebook.com/groups/10543610502/

August 1, 2019 at 12:00am
BRIAN JUNGEN: FRIENDSHIP CENTRE at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
This exhibition invites a new way of looking at Brian Jungen’s internationally acclaimed art practice, including the first-ever presentation of the artist’s archive that offers the viewer insight into his unique method of art production. A selection of Jungen’s striking sculptures made of repurposed objects and materials will be exhibited alongside an epic new moving image work. An artist of mixed European and Indigenous heritage, Jungen explores a long history of cultural inequality, a concern for the environment and a profound commitment to Indigenous ways of knowing and making. June 20 to August 25
www.ago.ca

August 1, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Dancing on the Pier at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto
Learn to dance on Toronto's waterfront to the rhythmic beats and swinging sounds of live bands! Inspired by Harbourfront Centre's summer festivals, styles range from salsa to big band and everything in between. Now in its 8th year, Dancing on the Pier invites audiences of all ages to embrace dance both as observers and participants. July 11 to August 29
www.harbourfrontcentre.com/

August 2, 2019 at 10:00pm
Bear Night at The Lodge, 518 Church St. (second floor), Toronto
Weekly BEAR NIGHT.  They are offering $3.50 mixed drinks and $5  beer all night long. Bring your friends and hang out with Toronto’s hottest men.  RETRO music all night long. No cover  
www.ogradyschurch.com/

August 2, 2019 at 11:00pm
As If Fridays at The Drink, 459 Church St., Toronto
Join the team behind FML Mondays each and every single Friday night at Church Street's weekly dance party! Featuring: DJ Craig Dominic slaying all the best new and old skool dance, top 40, hip-hop, remixes and mashups! Spotlight performance by Amber Ellert (Joel Cembal) Drink Specials! Free Popcorn!
www.drinkatthedrink.com/

August 2, 2019 at 12:00am
The Great Canadian Karaoke Challange at The Bell Tower, 575 Central Ave., Fort Erie
Attention Local Vocalists! ~ Top national prize $10,000. The Bell Tower is proud to have been chosen as the venue to host The Great Canadian Karaoke Challenge. Starting May 17th - July 12th, they will be choosing two (2) vocalists per night to come back on July 19 for the semi-finals, with the final sing off being July 26th. The top 3 vocalists will be choose and will make their way to the Ontario Regional Finals Saturday, Aug 17th, in Kingston, Ontario.  With those winners competing on Saturday, Aug 24th, for the National Title and $10,000 held in Kingston. This contest is unique as they welcome musicians, although they must sing to Karaoke tracks and no instruments are allowed. There is a registration fee of $20 which allows you to try out all 8 nights of the contest.
www.thebelltowercommunity.com

August 2, 2019 at 12:00am
Imperial Court of the Waterfall Empire Coronation Weekend at Various Venues - see the link
The annual Coronation Ball and associated weekend of events that is the highpoint of the fundraising efforts of this community organization. In Town Show - Aug. 1, 8:00 p.m. - The Casbah, 309 King St. W., Hamilton Out of Town Show - Aug. 2, 8:00 p.m. - Levity Comedy Club, 120 King St. W., Hamilton Coronation XXV - Aug. 3, 5:00 p.m. - Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton Victory Brunch - Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m. - Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton All proceeds from each event go to the charities supported by The Court.
www.facebook.com/groups/10543610502/

August 2, 2019 at 12:00am
Toronto Food Truck Festival at Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E., Toronto
Woodbine Park has never tasted this delicious before. Back for another year, The Toronto Food Truck Festival is serving up some real must-eats.  As always, admission is free and there’s something for everyone. Entertain yourself with some of Toronto’s best local talent, participate in the live-eating challenges and enjoy a cold beer! AUG 2: 5PM - 10PM AUG 3: 12PM - 10PM AUG 4: 12PM - 8PM AUG 5: 12PM - 8PM
www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/toronto/

August 2, 2019 at 12:00am
Line Dancing at The Bell Tower, 575 Central Ave., Fort Erie
Every 1st and 3rd Friday join DJ Wayne and one of their many instructors to learn a few new dances and then dance the night away with old favorites. Country and pop music all night. This is great for beginners and seasoned dancers alike. If you have never tried, its a lot of fun, its great exercise, and the bar is OPEN! $5/person through January 3, 2020
www.thebelltowercommunity.com

August 3, 2019 at 12:00am
Imperial Court of the Waterfall Empire Coronation Weekend at Various Venues - see the link
The annual Coronation Ball and associated weekend of events that is the highpoint of the fundraising efforts of this community organization. In Town Show - Aug. 1, 8:00 p.m. - The Casbah, 309 King St. W., Hamilton Out of Town Show - Aug. 2, 8:00 p.m. - Levity Comedy Club, 120 King St. W., Hamilton Coronation XXV - Aug. 3, 5:00 p.m. - Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton Victory Brunch - Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m. - Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton All proceeds from each event go to the charities supported by The Court.
www.facebook.com/groups/10543610502/

August 3, 2019 at 12:00am
Toronto Food Truck Festival at Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E., Toronto
Woodbine Park has never tasted this delicious before. Back for another year, The Toronto Food Truck Festival is serving up some real must-eats.  As always, admission is free and there’s something for everyone. Entertain yourself with some of Toronto’s best local talent, participate in the live-eating challenges and enjoy a cold beer! AUG 2: 5PM - 10PM AUG 3: 12PM - 10PM AUG 4: 12PM - 8PM AUG 5: 12PM - 8PM
www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/toronto/

August 3, 2019 at 12:00am
In The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings from MFAB at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Dutch Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston June 1, 2019 - September 15, 2019 Discover the Dutch Golden Age with an exceptional collection of 70 powerful paintings, including works from world-renowned artists Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, and Jacob van Ruisdael. From detailed still lifes, humorous genre scenes and striking portraits to impressive landscapes, cityscapes, and architectural paintings, In the Age of Rembrandt presents artworks that capture life in the Dutch Republic.
www.rom.on.ca

August 3, 2019 at 12:00am
Toronto Brews exhibit at The Market Gallery, 95 Front St. E., Toronto
Exhibit runs July 13 – December 28, 2019 Drink this experience in craft beer fans! Explore the rich legacy of Toronto's brewing tradition, which began more than 200 years ago. The exhibit at Market Gallery features artifacts, artworks, archival images, and videos. Discover tiny breweries established in the early 1800s, industry growth in the Victorian Era, Prohibition, the rise of Canada's macro-brewers, the microbrewery movement & contemporary craft-beer culture. During the exhibit, sign up for tours, enjoy Thursday beer nights, a cooking with beer class, and more! Regular admission. Gallery hours: Tues. – Fri., 10 am to 4 pm; Sat., 9 am to 4 pm.
www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/market-gallery/

August 4, 2019 at 11:00am
Sunday Drag Brunch at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
EVERY Sunday Delicious brunch fare and delirious performances from Erin Brockobić and her rotating cast of drag guest stars ensure you spend your Sundays with good company, great food, and amid a vibrant, welcoming community in a queer, accessible, and affirming space! Queer people and families of all kinds and allies welcome. There are two seatings: EARLY SEATING 11:15am first show, with a second show after 12. Reservations are for 10:30, 10:45 or 11am. They will need the space cleared by 1:00 p.m. to reset for next seating. LATE SEATING (AKA Queer Time Seating) 2:15pm first show, with a second show after 3pm. Reservations are for 1:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. You can stay as long as you want after the last show.
www.gladdaybookshop.com

August 4, 2019 at 2:00pm
ROMWalks: Sundays
ROMWalks encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most tours are free.  For additional information regarding scheduled walks, please refer to the website.
www.rom.on.ca

August 4, 2019 at 12:00am
Imperial Court of the Waterfall Empire Coronation Weekend at Various Venues - see the link
The annual Coronation Ball and associated weekend of events that is the highpoint of the fundraising efforts of this community organization. In Town Show - Aug. 1, 8:00 p.m. - The Casbah, 309 King St. W., Hamilton Out of Town Show - Aug. 2, 8:00 p.m. - Levity Comedy Club, 120 King St. W., Hamilton Coronation XXV - Aug. 3, 5:00 p.m. - Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton Victory Brunch - Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m. - Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton All proceeds from each event go to the charities supported by The Court.
www.facebook.com/groups/10543610502/

August 4, 2019 at 12:00am
Toronto Food Truck Festival at Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E., Toronto
Woodbine Park has never tasted this delicious before. Back for another year, The Toronto Food Truck Festival is serving up some real must-eats.  As always, admission is free and there’s something for everyone. Entertain yourself with some of Toronto’s best local talent, participate in the live-eating challenges and enjoy a cold beer! AUG 2: 5PM - 10PM AUG 3: 12PM - 10PM AUG 4: 12PM - 8PM AUG 5: 12PM - 8PM
www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/toronto/

August 4, 2019 at 12:00am
Summer Music in the Garden at Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queen's Quay W., Toronto
The popular Summer Music in the Garden concert series returns for its 20th season by the shores of Lake Ontario! Treat yourself to 18 FREE concerts this summer, featuring outstanding artists and a wide range of musical styles. Concerts take place in the Toronto Music Garden on most Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm, and are approximately one hour in length. Concerts proceed weather permitting. Please call our info desk at 416 973 4000 for up-to-the-minute rain call. June 27 to September 15
www.harbourfrontcentre.com/

August 5, 2019 at 12:00am
Toronto Food Truck Festival at Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E., Toronto
Woodbine Park has never tasted this delicious before. Back for another year, The Toronto Food Truck Festival is serving up some real must-eats.  As always, admission is free and there’s something for everyone. Entertain yourself with some of Toronto’s best local talent, participate in the live-eating challenges and enjoy a cold beer! AUG 2: 5PM - 10PM AUG 3: 12PM - 10PM AUG 4: 12PM - 8PM AUG 5: 12PM - 8PM
www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/toronto/

August 5, 2019 at 12:00am
Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
March 9, 2019 to September 2, 2019 From one of India’s greatest former kingdoms come the sumptuous royal arts of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Intricate paintings, dazzling jewellery, meticulous textiles and luxury decorative arts tell stories of conquest, kingship, strategic alliances, gender roles and life at court. These treasures were produced under the patronage of a dynasty that ruled this desert kingdom for centuries, until India’s independence in 1947. They reflect a cosmopolitan culture sustained by a delicate balance between local and external influences, tradition and modernity.
www.rom.on.ca

August 5, 2019 at 11:00pm
FML Mondays at Flash On Church, 463 Church St., Toronto
DROP THE DRAMA - JOIN THE PARTY! $5 Tequila, Brava Bottles, Draft Beer Specials $16.50 Draft Pitcher Specials Featuring: DJ Craig Dominic playing all the best hip hop, top 40, & dance; drag shows, treats and NO cover.
www.facebook.com/MoJoToronto/

August 6, 2019 at 11:00pm
FML Mondays Industry Night at Flash On Church, 463 Church St., Toronto
Every Monday Church Street's only Monday Night Dance Party DROP THE DRAMA - JOIN THE PARTY! $5 tequila, Brava Bottles, Draft Beer Specials $16.50 Draft Pitcher Specials Featuring: DJ Sumation playing all the best hip hop, top 40, & dance! The weekly FML Drag Extravaganza feat. Bonbon Bontemps & Barbie Jo Bontemps. NO COVER
www.facebook.com/MoJoToronto/

August 6, 2019 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Make Believe Theatre at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 Join your hosts as they transform the Square Amphitheatre into a live children's theatre every Tuesday night in August.  From Berenstain Bears to Beauty and the Beast, watch and be dazzled as your favourite children stories are brought to life. Schedule (subject to change*): August 6th – Bloom, produced by Bad Hats Theatre August 13th – Our Space, produced by Our Place Safe Space August 20st – Berenstain Bears, produced by To Be Determined Theatre Company August 27th – Beauty and the Beast, produced by DuffleBag Theatre
www.mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca

August 6, 2019 at 8:00pm
Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters, he continues to amaze audiences across the globe. When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as our generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music that would open the door for young audiences to experience music unlike anything they had heard before, and exceeded any notions of what “jazz” music is.
www.roythomsonhall.com

August 7, 2019 at 9:30pm
Late Night Open Mic at WAYLA, 996 Queen St. E., Toronto
Open mic night. Singers, musician, comedians, spoken word and all talents. Registration starts at 9:30
www.waylabar.ca

August 7, 2019 at 8:00pm
Comic Sans Waterloo at Patent Social, 17 Erb St., Waterloo
Stand-up comedy sans misogyny, sans rape jokes, sans harm. Formerly Alice's Big Queer Comedy Show, Comic Sans is a monthly comedy event that showcases the unique voices of queer/BIPOC/marginalized performers. Produced and hosted by Alice Rose. May 15, June 19, July 17
www.patentsocial.ca

August 7, 2019 at 9:00am
MCLC Lions Farmers Market at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
June 5 to Oct 16 From farm country to city centre, this summer eat fresh and shop local at Celebration Square. Farmers will be offering a broad variety of items including homemade preserves, baked goods, honey, locally produced wine, and the finest selection of Ontario fruits and vegetables in the city. This Lions Farmers Market is a charitable service project supporting numerous Mississauga and global community projects since 1975.
www.mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca

August 7, 2019 at 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Amphitheatre Unplugged at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 Whether you’re a musician, spoken word artist, comedian or dazzling performer, the stage is yours! Share your craft or enjoy the great talent Mississauga has to offer at open mic nights on the Square, every Wednesday in August.  Please check the link for mic reservation details.
www.mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca

August 8, 2019 at 8:00pm
Movie Nights at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky for Movie Nights! Celebration Square is a fully-accessible outdoor space that is open to all members of the community. Watch classics, blockbuster hits and family feel-good favourites on the big screens. All films featured at Movie Nights offer closed captioning and pathways are situated throughout the events to accommodate people with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
www.mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca

August 8, 2019 at 12:00am
BRIAN JUNGEN: FRIENDSHIP CENTRE at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
This exhibition invites a new way of looking at Brian Jungen’s internationally acclaimed art practice, including the first-ever presentation of the artist’s archive that offers the viewer insight into his unique method of art production. A selection of Jungen’s striking sculptures made of repurposed objects and materials will be exhibited alongside an epic new moving image work. An artist of mixed European and Indigenous heritage, Jungen explores a long history of cultural inequality, a concern for the environment and a profound commitment to Indigenous ways of knowing and making. June 20 to August 25
www.ago.ca

August 8, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Dancing on the Pier at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto
Learn to dance on Toronto's waterfront to the rhythmic beats and swinging sounds of live bands! Inspired by Harbourfront Centre's summer festivals, styles range from salsa to big band and everything in between. Now in its 8th year, Dancing on the Pier invites audiences of all ages to embrace dance both as observers and participants. July 11 to August 29
www.harbourfrontcentre.com/

August 9, 2019 at 10:00pm
Bear Night at The Lodge, 518 Church St. (second floor), Toronto
Weekly BEAR NIGHT.  They are offering $3.50 mixed drinks and $5  beer all night long. Bring your friends and hang out with Toronto’s hottest men.  RETRO music all night long. No cover  
www.ogradyschurch.com/

August 9, 2019 at 11:00pm
As If Fridays at The Drink, 459 Church St., Toronto
Join the team behind FML Mondays each and every single Friday night at Church Street's weekly dance party! Featuring: DJ Craig Dominic slaying all the best new and old skool dance, top 40, hip-hop, remixes and mashups! Spotlight performance by Amber Ellert (Joel Cembal) Drink Specials! Free Popcorn!
www.drinkatthedrink.com/

August 9, 2019 at 12:00am
The Great Canadian Karaoke Challange at The Bell Tower, 575 Central Ave., Fort Erie
Attention Local Vocalists! ~ Top national prize $10,000. The Bell Tower is proud to have been chosen as the venue to host The Great Canadian Karaoke Challenge. Starting May 17th - July 12th, they will be choosing two (2) vocalists per night to come back on July 19 for the semi-finals, with the final sing off being July 26th. The top 3 vocalists will be choose and will make their way to the Ontario Regional Finals Saturday, Aug 17th, in Kingston, Ontario.  With those winners competing on Saturday, Aug 24th, for the National Title and $10,000 held in Kingston. This contest is unique as they welcome musicians, although they must sing to Karaoke tracks and no instruments are allowed. There is a registration fee of $20 which allows you to try out all 8 nights of the contest.
www.thebelltowercommunity.com

August 9, 2019 at 12:00am
Pickering Food Truck Festival at Esplanade Park, 1 The Esplanade, Pickering
You’ll want to bring your friends and kids to Esplanade Park for some unbelievable food.  This event is transforming the park to a foodie haven, jam-packed with a children’s village, beer garden and live entertainment stage.  As always, admission is free and they’ll be beefing up the park with some good tunes. AUG 9: 5PM - 9PM AUG 10: 12PM - 9PM AUG 11: 12PM - 8PM
www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/pickering/

August 9, 2019 at 10:00pm
Roman Palace Party at Super Wonder Gallery, 584 College St., Toronto
Aug. 9 & 10 You will be transported back in time, back 2000 years ago to the height and glory of The Roman Empire. The Super Wonder Gallery will be lovingly transformed into a breathtakingly decadent Roman palace fit for a Caesar and his fellow Romans. TWO DAYS of CELEBRATIONS complete with: Palace Guards - Gladiatorial Battles - Belly Dancers Sexy Slaves - Orgy Pillow Room - Roman Baths Roman DJ with Live Drummers - Pagan Rituals and every other crazy thing that your Emperor can dream up. Besides, it will be his 50th Birthday and no expense will be spared.  HAIL CAESAR. Roman Attire Mandatory - Toga Rental - $20  Admission - $20
www.superwondergallery.com

August 9, 2019 at 12:00am
Line Dancing at The Bell Tower, 575 Central Ave., Fort Erie
Every 1st and 3rd Friday join DJ Wayne and one of their many instructors to learn a few new dances and then dance the night away with old favorites. Country and pop music all night. This is great for beginners and seasoned dancers alike. If you have never tried, its a lot of fun, its great exercise, and the bar is OPEN! $5/person through January 3, 2020
www.thebelltowercommunity.com

August 10, 2019 at 12:00am
Pickering Food Truck Festival at Esplanade Park, 1 The Esplanade, Pickering
You’ll want to bring your friends and kids to Esplanade Park for some unbelievable food.  This event is transforming the park to a foodie haven, jam-packed with a children’s village, beer garden and live entertainment stage.  As always, admission is free and they’ll be beefing up the park with some good tunes. AUG 9: 5PM - 9PM AUG 10: 12PM - 9PM AUG 11: 12PM - 8PM
www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/pickering/

August 10, 2019 at 10:00pm
Roman Palace Party at Super Wonder Gallery, 584 College St., Toronto
Aug. 9 & 10 You will be transported back in time, back 2000 years ago to the height and glory of The Roman Empire. The Super Wonder Gallery will be lovingly transformed into a breathtakingly decadent Roman palace fit for a Caesar and his fellow Romans. TWO DAYS of CELEBRATIONS complete with: Palace Guards - Gladiatorial Battles - Belly Dancers Sexy Slaves - Orgy Pillow Room - Roman Baths Roman DJ with Live Drummers - Pagan Rituals and every other crazy thing that your Emperor can dream up. Besides, it will be his 50th Birthday and no expense will be spared.  HAIL CAESAR. Roman Attire Mandatory - Toga Rental - $20  Admission - $20
www.superwondergallery.com

August 10, 2019 at 11:00am - 7:00pm
Vegandale Food Drink Festival at Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto
Over 100 of the best vendors from across North America will be available for one day only, dishing up incredible vegan food, drinks and merchandise. We’ll also have all the great music, stage entertainment, larger than life art installations and games that you look forward to each summer.
www.vegandalefest.com/toronto/tickets

August 10, 2019 at 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Michael Jackson HIStory Show at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E., Toronto
Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Celebrate Jackson’s creative genius and unsurpassed talent with riveting live performances spanning his entire catalogue including Thriller, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Beat It, ABC, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Human Nature, PYT, They Don’t Really Care About Us and many more.
www.sonycentre.ca

August 10, 2019 at 12:00am
In The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings from MFAB at Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Dutch Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston June 1, 2019 - September 15, 2019 Discover the Dutch Golden Age with an exceptional collection of 70 powerful paintings, including works from world-renowned artists Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, and Jacob van Ruisdael. From detailed still lifes, humorous genre scenes and striking portraits to impressive landscapes, cityscapes, and architectural paintings, In the Age of Rembrandt presents artworks that capture life in the Dutch Republic.
www.rom.on.ca

August 10, 2019 at 10:30am
Schooners to Skyscrapers: The Fort York Neighbourhood at Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto
Explore the evolving landscape of the Fort York neighbourhood – a gateway to Toronto’s past and present. This former British military base is now one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods in the city. On this walk, you’ll examine its historic features, and learn about the city infrastructure and people that helped shape the area. June 2 and August 10
www.toronto.ca/fortyork

August 10, 2019 at 12:00am
Toronto Brews exhibit at The Market Gallery, 95 Front St. E., Toronto
Exhibit runs July 13 – December 28, 2019 Drink this experience in craft beer fans! Explore the rich legacy of Toronto's brewing tradition, which began more than 200 years ago. The exhibit at Market Gallery features artifacts, artworks, archival images, and videos. Discover tiny breweries established in the early 1800s, industry growth in the Victorian Era, Prohibition, the rise of Canada's macro-brewers, the microbrewery movement & contemporary craft-beer culture. During the exhibit, sign up for tours, enjoy Thursday beer nights, a cooking with beer class, and more! Regular admission. Gallery hours: Tues. – Fri., 10 am to 4 pm; Sat., 9 am to 4 pm.
www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/market-gallery/

August 11, 2019 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
T&T Afternoons at the Art Studio at The Livingroom Community Art Studio, 149 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa
The Teens and Tweens meetup is adding a new event; on the last Sunday of every month, they hope to see you at the Livingroom Community Art Studio from 1-3pm for fun and creativity. Feb. 24, Mar. 31, April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 29.
https://pflagdurhamregion.com

August 11, 2019 at 11:00am
Sunday Drag Brunch at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
EVERY Sunday Delicious brunch fare and delirious performances from Erin Brockobić and her rotating cast of drag guest stars ensure you spend your Sundays with good company, great food, and amid a vibrant, welcoming community in a queer, accessible, and affirming space! Queer people and families of all kinds and allies welcome. There are two seatings: EARLY SEATING 11:15am first show, with a second show after 12. Reservations are for 10:30, 10:45 or 11am. They will need the space cleared by 1:00 p.m. to reset for next seating. LATE SEATING (AKA Queer Time Seating) 2:15pm first show, with a second show after 3pm. Reservations are for 1:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. You can stay as long as you want after the last show.
www.gladdaybookshop.com

August 11, 2019 at 2:00pm
ROMWalks: Sundays
ROMWalks encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most tours are free.  For additional information regarding scheduled walks, please refer to the website.
www.rom.on.ca

August 11, 2019 at 12:00am
Pickering Food Truck Festival at Esplanade Park, 1 The Esplanade, Pickering
You’ll want to bring your friends and kids to Esplanade Park for some unbelievable food.  This event is transforming the park to a foodie haven, jam-packed with a children’s village, beer garden and live entertainment stage.  As always, admission is free and they’ll be beefing up the park with some good tunes. AUG 9: 5PM - 9PM AUG 10: 12PM - 9PM AUG 11: 12PM - 8PM
www.canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/pickering/

August 11, 2019 at 12:00am
Summer Music in the Garden at Toronto Music Garden, 475 Queen's Quay W., Toronto
The popular Summer Music in the Garden concert series returns for its 20th season by the shores of Lake Ontario! Treat yourself to 18 FREE concerts this summer, featuring outstanding artists and a wide range of musical styles. Concerts take place in the Toronto Music Garden on most Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm, and are approximately one hour in length. Concerts proceed weather permitting. Please call our info desk at 416 973 4000 for up-to-the-minute rain call. June 27 to September 15
www.harbourfrontcentre.com/