Central & Remote: May 18th – 20th

 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


Also happening Friday…

Punjabi International Film Festival

V I S I O N S ft. Shlohmo, Ryan Hemsworth, Deebs & Zodiac at 99 Sudbury Gallery

Tarantuela CD release with Devin Cuddy and The Silver Hearts at the Horseshoe

To be Someone by Virginie Bocaert at Thomas Landry Gallery

The Noise with Stuck On Planet Earth at El Mocambo

Withrow Park Farmers’ Market New Season

Iggy Azalea at Wrongbar

Next Music From Tokyo at the Rivoli

Talkabout 0.5 feat. Go Diana, Steinhoff, Daresay

DJ Your Boy Brian


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 – eve@evegoldberg.com.

King & Roncesvalles, Saturdays 10:30AM-12PM, free, more info here.


Also happening Saturday…

Liu Fang – 10th Annual Small World Asian Music Series

Daft Punk tribute at Lee’s

Torture Garden at the Opera House

Artisans at the Distillery Arts & Grafts Fair

Tarot Reading for Beginners at the Hermit’s Lamp

Juan MacLean at Wrongbar

Meatmen at Hard Luck Bar

Pupy Y Los Que Son Son at the Phoenix

Rocky Votolato Drake at the Underground

Queen West Gallery Tour


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… 

Crosswires #13: Childs, HiFi Phantom, Most People

Inside Out’s Transplanetarium Party

Summer Lüving Day at Bier Markt

The Spooky Astronaut Drawing Club Invade The Big Guys Coffee Shop

Art of the Danforth

Ashleigh Semkiw at the Drake Underground

Jukebox: Rock & Soul Dance Party

May Long Weekend A/V Party with Grandtheft



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Yuli was born at the exact moment in 1986 when the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded and rained down on the ocean. As a child she believed this meant she was destined for greatness in the realm of space travel and radioastronomy. Nothing remotely as awesome as that has happened so far. Instead Yuli, at the age of 18, relocated from Calgary to Ottawa where she studied photography, life sciences and graphic design before moving to Toronto. [More by Yuli]