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This weekend, Pride celebrations and more

Pride Mural Project
Jun 7 to Jun 29
Allen Gardens

This community mural project celebrates queer and trans newcomers by exploring creativity, sharing stories and collaborating. The vibrant mural explores the challenges, experiences and hopes around settling in Toronto.

For more information, check out the Pride Mural Project website.

Pride and Remembrance Run
Jun 29
Start point: Corner of Church and Wellesley

With over 1,000 participants, this 5k run or 3k walk is the largest of its kind in Canada and is one of the most popular running events in the GTA. It's also one of the largest fundraising events during Pride week. The online registrations have closed, but you can still register in person.

For more information, check out the Pride and Remembrance Run website.

Proud Voices Reading Series
Jun 22 to Jun 30
Glad Day Bookshop (FREE)

Among other readings this weekend, there is one featuring stories filled with Toronto streets and heartbeats.

For more information on this and other readings, check out the Glad Day Bookshop website.

Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World
Jun 22 to Jan 5, 2014
ROM

The world we live in was born in Mesopotamia more than 3,000 years ago. Home to the world's first great cities, the land "between the rivers" is the birthplace of writing, of codified laws, of urban planning, of long-distance trade, and of empire-building.

For more information, check out the ROM website.

ROMwalks: Historic Toronto
Jun 29
ROM (FREE)

Discover the beginnings of Toronto by walking the historic boundaries of the Town of York. Learn about the people and the institutions that helped develop the city. This year there are added highlights from the War of 1812.

For more information, check out the ROM website.

Italian Contemporary Film Festival
Jun 26 to Jul 6
Various Locations

The festival presents an international collection of feature films, documentaries and shorts, including premieres, advance screenings and independent films. Screenings will be supplemented by guest appearances by filmmakers, actors, authors, academics and other expert speakers and complemented by Q&A sessions.

For a list of films, check out the Italian Contemporary Film Festival website.

Under the Stars: An Outdoor Film Screening
Jun 29 (9 PM)
Southside of Daniels Spectrum in the Courtyard (FREE)

People from across the city are welcome to attend the screening of The Inside Story. It's a unique feature-length film that combines the exciting story of a rising soccer star with an enlightening animated journey of HIV inside the human body.

For more information, check out the Regent Park Arts website.

TIFF in the Park
Every Wednesday, starting Jul 3
David Pecaut Square

The series is back for its fourth season, and the theme this year is Summer of Romance. It all starts with Casablanca. Here's looking at you, kid...

For more information, check out the Toronto Entertainment District website.

Canada Day Celebrations
Jun 28 to Jul 1
Harbourfront Centre

Dance, in all ways, shapes and forms, is the central theme to the weekend. And there are fireworks on June 30!

For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.

In Concert: Sukhwinder Singh
Jun 29
Royal Celebrations Banquet Hall

He has sung many Bollywood hits including Chaiya Chaiya, as well as the foot-tapping number Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.

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