A round up of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto…
Friday June 1st
inspiraTO FESTIVAL | Alumnae Theatre
Theatre can be a hard platform to write for. Even the most talented and well seasoned writers have to shy away from the stage. Expressing a comprehensible story with limited devices and constrained vantage points is hard enough but just imagine having your time in which to do that limited to ten minutes. Could you do it? The InspiraTO Festival asked its playwrights to do just that and 24 took up the challenge. In its seventh year the festival has colour coded “Eye” shows. You’ll have to read the synopsis and decide which block of 6 minute plays you want to see, or see them all if you can’t choose.
Alumnae Theatre (70 Berkeley St), $12 each or $38 for 4-Show Pass, June 1-10
Also happening Friday…
Saturday June 2nd
FOOD TRUCKS LAUNCHING | 99MRKT & Oakville Farmer’s Market
For the most part it has been outdated bylaws and a whole lot of red tape that has been keeping Toronto’s food trucks a few steps behind cities like San Francisco and Portland. But because of advocacy groups like Toronto Street Food Project, Ontario Food Trucks, and the work of Suresh Doss, the movement is making great leaps forward, albeit while still jumping through hoops for the city.
To get around some bylaws, trucks are gathered together in large festival type events until the day when things change at city hall and the trucks can be out on the streets, in a variety of locations serving different communities. If you sign up with Toronto Food Trucks you can receive emails and get a heads up on when these events will be. The site is also updated daily with locations and times for established trucks that are out in the wild.
This weekend sees two newcomers launching their eats. Hogtown Smoke will be serving up pulled pork and barbeque on Sunday at 99 MRKT (99 Sudbury) from 12PM-5PM. Curbside Bliss Cupcakes is the GTA’s newest mobile gourmet cupcakery and will be at the Oakville Farmer’s Market on Saturday.
99 MRKT (99 Sudbury) & Oakville Farmer’s Market (Hopedale Mall, 1515 Rebecca Street)
Also happening Saturday…
Sunday June 3rd
Also happening Sunday…
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