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A new festival is born...

Matsuri
Jul 28
Yonge Dundas Square

This first annual Japanese summer festival brings together traditional and modern live musical and dance performances, a market featuring live arts and craft, and the best of Toronto Japanese food illuminated in the lights of the city.

For more information, check out the Matsuri Facebook page.

Live Green Toronto Festival
Jul 27
Yonge Dundas Square

Go green this weekend! Shop eco-friendly products, swap CDs, DVDs, vinyls and books, and check out amazing performances by artists such as Shawn Desman and Alex Cuba.

For more information, check out the Live Green Toronto festival website.

Lab Cab Festival: Parkdale
Jul 27 to Jul 28
Various Locations

This free, annual multi-arts festival features music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, crafts, kids stuff, visual art and comedy are performed in the restaurants, bars, community centres, boutiques, caf├ęs, parks, libraries, parking lots, hair salons, flower shops, churches, clothing stores, antique stores, book stores and businesses in the Parkdale neighbourhood. And there is free childcare -- for two hours!

For more information, check out the Lab Cab Festival website.

Youth Voices of Neskantaga Art Exhibition
Jul 26
Beit Zatoun Gallery

Check out murals, youth drawings and photography, a silent auction and much more created by the youth of the Neskantaga First Nation. The artwork came about as a result of an arts and music festival that was organized to address the challenges faced by the community that were highlighted following the suicide of a youth.

To find out more about the exhibition, go to the event's Facebook page.

Passage: A Moving Experience
Jul 27
Children's Peace Theatre (305 Dawes Road)

Passage explores the theme of global migration, participants personal and ancestral migration stories and the real life struggles and joys faced by immigrants and refugees living in Toronto.

For more information, check out the Passage Facebook page.

The First Annual Drunken Latte Art Smack Down
Jul 27
Lit Espresso Bar

Each round two baristas will go head to head trying to pour the best pattern they can, only one will go on. The thing is though, before the barista's pour their art they have to take a shot of Canadian whiskey. The winner will be the one with the strongest wits and the steadiest hand. They will be crowned the Lord of Lattes and will receive some cash and a golden jug.

For more information. go to the event's Facebook page.

Artic Oil Balloon Toss
Jul 27
Christie Pits Park

Wear a white shirt and clothes/bathing suit. They'll be tossing balloons filled with water. And there will be spills!

For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.

In Concert: Justin Bieber
Jul 26
ACC

The show is sold out. But you might get a quick glimpse of the star.

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