A round up of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto…
Friday May 18th
DESIGN ON DUNDAS | Yonge & Dundas Square and Ryerson Quad
This Friday Ryerson University is hosting the first annual Design on Dundas. An event that will see high school students compete in engineering and design competitions. Sure, the competitions will be traditional Science Fair things like Popsicle stick bridges and rockets, but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to see some innovation, ingenuity and high technology.
Yonge & Dundas Square and Ryerson Quad, 9:30AM-3PM, free
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Saturday May 19th
PARKDALE UKULELE JAM | King & Roncesvalles
Did you know that there are a lot ukulele groups in Toronto? By a lot I mean at least the two that I know of. When I first landed in Toronto, I went to a ukes-only open mic at the Underground Cinema hosted by the Corktown Ukulele Jam. It was more fun than another other open mic I’ve ever been to. Seems Parkdale has it’s own uke appreciation group. Lead by folk performer Eve Goldberg, Parkdale Ukulele Group (PUG) is hosting a beginners class that starts this Saturday. You’ll be able to learn right reading, ear training, theory, singing, and playing as an ensemble. If that sounds like your kind of jam email Eve to register – firstname.lastname@example.org.
King & Roncesvalles, Saturdays 10:30AM-12PM, free, more info here.
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Sunday May 20th
CHILDREN’S STORY JAM | Academy of the Impossible
If you have an idea for a children’s book or have one already in the works and you’ve been wanting to run it by a test-group of say 15 2-8 years-olds, now is your chance. Presented by Small Print Toronto, Children’s Story Jam will be held this Sunday at the Academy of the Impossible. The first in a series of jams this Sunday will see author-artist Chris Wilkie test-drive here awaited kidlit book “Rocket Ship Soup”, and games hosted by playwright and workshop facilitator Vikki Vansickle.
Academy of the Impossible (231 Wallace), 2PM, $5
Also happening Sunday…
Yuli’s PP [Artist Profile]