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What's On: YIMBY Festival, Culture Days and more...

When you live in a thriving metropolis like Toronto, it's not unusual to run into instances of NIMYB-isms. However, a new movement called YIMBY provides an alternative attitude. And a festival celebrating this concept is just one of the many events worth checking out in the city this weekend:

YIMBY Festival
Sept 27 (11 AM to 4 PM)
University of Toronto Schools (Bloor and Spadina)

Join in at YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) Festival: a celebration of community-based ideas and action in Toronto. The festival is free and open to all, providing a social space for people and groups involved in locally-driven community development to gather, exchange ideas and strategies to affect change, and imagine the future of our city.

For more information, check out the YIMBY Festival website.

Culture Days: Painting With Science
Sept 27 (10 AM to 4 PM)
Lash Miller Chemical Labs (80 St. George Street)

Join in for a FREE event on Culture Days. We will show you how you can make ART with SCIENCE! Featured activities include using colourless liquids to make a colourful painting and seeing how colour explores on a plate of milk.

For more information, check out the Pueblo Science website.

Culture Days: Conduct the TSO
Sept 26 (10 AM to 2 PM)
Roy Thomson Hall

Come to Roy Thomson Hall for Culture Days' 5th Anniversary national kick-off event and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to conduct the Toronto Symphony Orchestra! Also featuring free interactive activities presented by Canada's Ballet J├Ârgen, UforChange, Long & McQuade, the Canada Council, and more!

For more information, check out the Culture Days website.

Urban Rodeo BBQ
Sept 27
Evergreen Brick Works

40 top chefs under one roof, for one night only--The Evergreen Urban Rodeo and BBQ on September 27--a fundraiser in support of healthy, green cities and a harvest celebration like no other!

For more information, check out the Evergreen Brick Works website.

11 Wellesley Market
Sept 26
Parking Lot Lanterra Sales Centre

Toronto's newest marketplace focuses on global flavours with local sustainable ingredients and creative artisan products. Today is the last day for the market for this summer that brings street food to Toronto!

For more information, check out the 11 Wellesley Market website.

TPFF: Tasting Palestine
Sept 28
Beit Zatoun

As part of the annual festival celebrating Palestinian films, this is a conversation with Laila El-Haddad, a Palestinian journalist, author, blogger, and media activist from Gaza City. In 2013, she co-authored The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey - a cookbook of recipes from across Gaza that explores the food heritage and stories of life in Gaza. El-Haddad will offer a personal perspective on Gaza, as well as discussing food, identity and resistance. This is a free event.

For more information on this and other TPFF activities this weekend, check out the TPFF website.

In Concert: Small World Music Festival
Sept 25 - Oct 5
Various Locations

Capturing the world in a ten-day festival, Small World's signature annual program returns for its 13th year, bringing the sounds of Serbia, India, Trinidad, Iran, Germany, Pakistan and more, to Toronto. International and Canadian artists representing a global range of diversity, will share their cultural heritage, introducing audiences to sounds old and new.

For more information, check out the Small World Music website.

Event information provided by organizers.

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