What's on in Toronto this weekend
Pulp party, Shakesbeers Shakedown, Blessing of the Bikes, spring celebrations and more
A paper art party that asks us to reconsider this everyday product is just one of the many events to check out in the city this weekend, April 26-27.
PULP: Paper Art Party
April 25 The Great Hall
PULP: paper art party 2014 is a fundraiser designed to examine the current lifecycle of paper and investigate alternative uses. It's an evening combining installation art, live music, dancing and conversation. Inside a unique two-story space, artists will introduce guests to sustainable design through reclaimed material installations in an exciting social setting. PULP is a party, but it's about more than just partying.
For more information, check out the PULP website.
April 25 The May Bar (876 Dundas St. W)
Six theatre companies are getting together to best each other in a battle of the Bard and Beer! All proceeds go towards the companies' Julius Caesar Project, taking place in women's shelters and drop-ins around Toronto this summer.
For more information, check out the Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Facebook page.
City of Craft: Spring Sale
April 26 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Trinity St. Paul's United Church
City of Craft is both an alliance of community arts organizers that present and support local crafty activities and Toronto's largest, independently run, juried craft sale — featuring craft-based installations, free workshops and craft-related programming in local businesses and galleries.
For more information, check out the City of Craft website.
5th Annual Blessing of the Bikes
April 27 Trinity St. Paul's United Church
This is a faith-neutral, faith-friendly (and atheist-friendly) urban ritual hosted by Trinity St. Paul's United Church. The purpose is to have fun, celebrate cycling and share in a moment of silence for cyclists whose lives have been lost in the past year.
For more information, check out the Trinity St. Paul's website.
Spring Into Parkdale Festival
April 26 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Parkdale
There's so much to do at the second annual spring ritual celebrating the Parkdale neighbourhood. It's all designed to get you to re-explore, re-discover and support all that Parkdale Village has to offer. As you stroll the strip, be sure to stop by Triller Avenue, Sorauren Avenue, Cowan Avenue and Dufferin Street for free attractions.
For more information on participating stores and other attractions, check out the Parkdale BIA website.
Dance! Dance! Dance!
April 26 Ralph Thornton Centre (765 Queen St. E)
Trade School Toronto is an alternative learning project that runs on a barter system. Pay for a class with an item (like food, supplies or help) that your teacher requests! Try a beginner's dance class tomorrow from hip hop, salsa, Bollywood and many more!
Learn some new moves without feeling a little awkward on the dance floor. For more information, check out the Trade School Toronto website.
Hot Docs Talk: Docs Change People. People Change the World.
April 25 TIFF Bell Lightbox
Films, especially documentaries, can have an immense impact on a viewer's knowledge and beliefs. How does this really work? Imagine if we could measure how our opinions and actions are being influenced by what we watch.
For more information, check out the Hot Docs website.
In Concert: KC Roberts and the Live Revolution
April 25 The Mod Club
Parkdale Funk 2: SIDES CD Release Party! Need we say more?!
For more information, check out the KC Roberts and Live Revolution website.