Central & Remote: August 1st-4th

C&R Aug 1-4

Oh, hey there.

I’m feeling a little snarky on this Thursday AM, m’dear event-goers.

See if you can guess which event wins for the most snark.

Ta ta!

– Lee-Anne

oh yahhh… and if you have a long weekend, enjoy it! If you don’t, know that I didn’t put any Monday listings up in honour of YOU.

Weekend Long

Caribana – Uh… I mean “Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival”

Dusk Dances – a dance festival that is “Gently magical, charmingly fun, a lively adventure…” – Withrow Park

Rogers Cup Free Family Weekend – It’s like a street festival but it’s TENNIS.  Sat & Sun

Irie Music Festival – Friday to Monday – Nathan Phillips Square – Free

Atomic Lollipop – Convention, Carnival, Music Festival & Massive 3-day party

Zine Dream – Fri-Sun – Multiple Places, ending in a fair at the Tranzac on Sunday

Artfest at the Distillery – Artists AND Artisans AND Live Music – Distillery District, Sat-Mon


Free Yoga by Kula – Outdoors at Dufferin Grove Park. Look for the flags. 6-7pm – Free – Warning, there is singing.

AGO’s First Thursdays – Featuring Kim Adams sculptures and performance by Cadence Weapon –  AGO (Dundas and McCaul) – 7-11:30pm – $10-$12

Dancing on the Pier – ‘Toronto’s most scenic ballroom’ – Harbourfront Centre – Free

Downtown Paint – Raquel Da Silva’s solo show showcasing a collection of new work and her latest project Hoop Dreams – a series of custom made and painted basketball backboards. – Brockton Collective (442a Dufferin) – 7pm – Free

Open Roof Festival: Yuka and Bones Brigade – Drink Beer, Eat Food, Listen to Music, then watch a skate movie – 175 Queens Quay E  – 730 Doors, 8pm Music, 9pm Movie – $15 – if you show up with a skateboard or a longboard, it’s $10.


Junction Free Outdoor Movie Night – Citizen Kane – Junction Train Platform (Dundas St. W & Pacific Ave) – 930pm – Free

The Judy Monologues – “A stunning performance that insinuates itself into the heart and soul of the woman who was Dorothy.” That’s Wizard of Oz Dorothy if  you missed the reference – Box Toronto (89 Niagara St.) 730pm Fri, 8pm Sat – $10 door

History of the World – Workshop/interactive one-man show – Hub 14 (14 Markham St) Fri, Sat, 8pm $10


Gladstone Flea – A flea market, except it’s ‘juried’ to ‘save you from the itch’ – hmm – Gladstone Hotel – 10-4pm – Free

Christie Pits Film Festival – The Last Waltz (about The Band) … or maybe That Thing You Do… I dunno… a movie will be going on there on Saturday night – 9pm – Free – BYOBlanket

Kensington Walmart – “Wal-Mart and Videofag have teamed up to open a pop-up superstore right in the heart of Kensington Market! We’re so excited to present you with a selection of low priced toiletries and canned food items at prices that will outstrip all of our neighbourhood vendors!” – Videofag (187 Augusta) – Sat 7-10pm, Sun 11-5pm – Free

Yoga + Art + Park – Craft Market, wellness fair, free yoga classes – Trinity Bellwoods Park – Sat & Sun 11am-8pm – Free

Really really really Free Market – No money, no barter, no trade. Bring what you don’t need, take what you do – Campbell Park (Wallace and Emerson) – 10am-6pm (bring stuff before 4pm) – Free, duh.


Free Yoga in Dufferin Grove by Octopus Garden – Outdoor bendy times – 1030-1130 – Free

About Lee-Anne Bigwood

Lee-Anne Bigwood is an observer and a participant of too many things in Toronto. She used to copy definitions out of the dictionary and has started, but not filled, almost as many journals as the number of years she’s been alive. She is an only child, an Aries, and an ENFP. She is perfectly aware, thank you, that referring to her astrological sign and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator makes her bio sound like a dating profile. [More on PP by Lee-Anne] [Lee-Anne's Blog]