Central & Remote: July 12th-14th

Your weekend just got cooler.

Friday July 12th

Pizza in the Pits Tree Tour – Have you ever looked at a tree and wondered what type of tree you were looking at? Wonder no more folks. Join the tour at Christie Pits and learn smart things about the local ecology and what residents are doing to improve the park. The tour ends at the wood-burning oven in the park for Pizza in the Pits night. – Christie Pits (750 Bloor St. W) – 5:30pm to 6:30pm – $5 Suggested Donation

GLAM! 90s Retro Dance – Everything’s coming up 90s! Join the crowd by dancing to the hits and one hit wonders from your childhood, enjoying comedy performances and winning epic 90s prizes. – Club 120 (120 Church St.) – 9pm – $10

The David Diao Quartet– In the mood to listen to some jazz? The David Diao Quartet’s, comprised of four young-looking fellows that are already better musicians than you will ever become, will make you groove and move to their classic jazz beats. – Playful Grounds (605 College St.) – 8pm – Free/PWYC

Lego Town

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Saturday July 13th

Murder at the ROM Scavenger Hunt – A curator has been murdered and it’s up to you and your team to scavenge the ROM and find clues to identify the murderer. You can sign up as a team or, if you’re solo, can be assigned to a team. – ROM (100 Queen’s Park) – 11am – $30

LEGO Fan Expo – This is your chance to see really, really big Lego creations that you always imagined building as a kid, but disappointingly only ever managed to create a dinky robot (at best). Featuring Lego creations made by hobbyists from Canada and USA. – Toronto Airport Hilton (875 Airport Rd.) – 10am to 3pm – $10

Free Outdoor Electronic Music Showcase – Beat-bopping enthusiasts can enjoy free outdoor performances by Purrpelle, Stefny Winter, DeepChord, and others. Proceeds go to build space for independent music in Toronto. – Coronation Park (711 Lake Shore Blvd. W. – 2pm to 11pm – Free/Donations Encouraged

Toronto Fire Fighter Calendar Show – Support the Firefighters’ Cancer Research Fund by attending this event. There will be raffles, firefighter-themed merchandise, and a show by Toronto’s finest firefighters. Also, there will be firefighters. Firefighters in uniform. Ladies? – The Guvernment  (132 Queens Quay E.) – 6:30pm to 10:30pm – $25 in advance/$35 at doo

Sunday July 14th

Rhino Summer Beer Festival – Celebrating the best craft beer in Ontario. Participating breweries include, Beau’s, Junction, Kensington, West Avenue Cider, and many more. – The Rhino (1249 Queen St. W.) – 12pm/1pm (depending on which tickets you purchase) – Free to $20 (check out the website for more details)

Smash Hunger – Join a round-robin style ping-pong tournament this weekend with a friend, enemy, or lover. Or, if ping-pong doesn’t get your balls-a-bouncin’, sit back and cheer on your buddies and try to win the raffle prizes. Bring a new or gently-used backpack to receive a free raffle ticket. –  SPiN Toronto (461 King St. W.) – 2pm to 6pm – $20 (includes team registration, food, and one drink ticket)

Quiz Quiz Bang Bang Sunday Trivia – Prove once and for all that you’re smarter than your friends. Put on your thinking caps, grab your buddies, and trivia-it-up. July is General Knowledge month, so enjoy the drink specials and try to win a prize. Finally, all of the useless facts you know may finally come in handy. – Go Lounge (1718 Queen St. W.) – 8pm – Free

About Brooke Lynn

Brooke spends most of her free time contemplating who would win in a fight between a miniature lobster endowed with unicorn magic and a giant cockroach. She chooses the giant cockroach 62.54% of the time. When she’s not thinking about invertebrate street fighting, Brooke spends her time learning how to read. [More by Brooke]