A round up of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto…
Friday August 17th
CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION | Exhibition Place
People love the CNE and I’m not rightfully sure why. It seems like a really antiquated idea. I’m not looking to buy feed for my livestock, or check out the latest farm equipment. I’m not impressed by Fleet Week-esque aeronautic displays. The concept of an Exhibition really comes from that time when urban centers weren’t where the majority of the population was and going into town was a treat or begrudged necessity. It has to be the deep-fried Kool-Aid and hamburgers on donut buns, right?
The Ex (as it’s known in the 21st Century) gets underway this weekend and has 18 days of spectacle to offer. It may not be the Bearded Lady or Auto Polo and Elephant shows of the past, but there’s still a midway and acrobats, airshows and plenty of vendors trying to peddle their wares.
Exhibition Place, Aug 17th – Sept 3rd, General Admission $16 kids under 4 Free
Also happening Friday…
Saturday August 18th
BLOORCOURT ARTS & CRAFTS STREET FAIR | Dufferin to Montrose
Citizens of the City of Craft, the Bloorcourt Arts & Craft Street Fair is this Saturday. From 11AM until 10PM Bloor between Dufferin and Montrose will be jam packed with over 100 vendors selling their handmade and beyond awesome works. Plus there will be other crazy stuff like screen printing wars, wresting, and live music to boot. Everything the City of Craft does is a blast so don’t miss out. Sneak a peek at the items up for grabs over on the City of Craft’s pinterest (oh how craftnerdy) board.
Bloor St between Dufferin – Montrose, vendors pack up at 7PM but party rolls until 10PM
Also happening Saturday…
Sunday August 19th
BLOOD N’ SUDS |Classic Coin Car Wash
Cleanliness is next to Godliness and Zombies are an unholy abomination. And since Zombies are really just decaying bodies with an insatiable appetite for brains and no table manors to speak of they’re really not the cleanliest bunch. Which is why they are they last people on earth I would want washing my non-existent car. But if you’re rims are caked with graveyard dirt and you need to unload those bodies in your truck head down to Classic Coin Car Wash on College at Landsdowne this Sunday and the Toronto Zombie Walk people will be happy to give you a hand during their 3rd Annual Blood N’ Suds fundraiser. $10 gets you a regular wash, but Blood Treatment and Zombie Swarm are going to cost you an extra $5. Proceeds go to help fund the 2013 Zombie Walk. Don’t have a car? Buy some raffle tickets and win some creepy art or some fake blood gift basket.
Classic Coin Car Wash (1286 College), 12-6PM
Also happening Sunday…
– Elvis Monday at the Drake moving to Sunday (this week only)
Yuli’s PP [Artist Profile]