The Weekly Warm Up – May 5th – 11th

By on May 5, 2014
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Hey friends! There are a lot of great events to explore in Toronto this week and everything listed here comes highly recommended from me! Maybe a little pre-mothers day date with mom or tequila fuelled Monday-night-unwind are in order? See for yourself! Here is this week’s warmup.

 

Flavours of the World: Baldwin Village Food Tour- Monday, May 5th

Baldwin Street’s historic hippie style is still alive and well in one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the city. This restaurant tour highlights Mexican, Korean, Italian and various other culinary styles, aiming to showcase a microcosm of what our large, cosmopolitan city has to offer. The tour is not just a great way to discover new restaurants, but is also provides a bit of background and history on Toronto’s historic Baldwin Village.

http://culinaryadventureco.com/tour/flavours-of-the-world-baldwin-village-food-tour/

 

Cinco de Mayo pop up- Monday, May 5th

What better way to celebrate the Mexican holiday with a Mexican inspired menu at Drake One Fifty, presented by famous guest chef Donnie Masterton. The Cinco de Mayo menu will feature classic Mexican dishes such as peppercorn crusted tuna tostadas, pork carnitas and braised short ribs – paired with great tequila based cocktails and wonderful Latin Music, it would definitely be a great start to anyone’s week

More info: http://www.thedrake.ca/blog/2014/03/cinco-de-mayo-pop-drake-one-fifty-guest-chef-donnie-masterton-restaurant-san-miguel-de-allende/

 

Canadian Music Week – May 6th – May 10th

I love it when this festival comes around. Not only does it showcase great Canadian musical talent in a week of diverse concerts, it also hosts a number of amazing award shows (my personal favourite being The Indies), a renowned comedy festival and a number of film screenings meaning the festival has something to offer music lovers with all types of tastes.

Tickets and full schedule: http://cmw.net/

 

Toronto Comic Arts Festival- May 10th – 11th

A celebration of graphic novels and their creators, this festival spotlights talent in a two day fair featuring hundreds of comic artists and creators from around the world. The free convention and numerous free accompanying events (some are wicked parties to consider checking out) will feature artists, publishers and some very special guests.

For more details: http://torontocomics.com/

 

Around 1914: Design in A New Age – All Week Long

This ROM exhibition is centered on the shift in art and design that occurred in the WWI era. The collection expresses how artists from this period recognized the importance of shifting away from revivalism and pushing new boundaries in contemporary design, ultimately setting the stage for the modern art movement. Among featured works are those by Frank Lloyd Wright and Carlo Bugatti.

For more information: http://www.rom.on.ca/en/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/around-1914-design-in-a-new-age

Mary Anderson

About Mary Anderson

Mary is a history student, freelance writer and avid culture junkie. Three years ago she moved from the nation’s capital and began a love affair with Toronto that has only grown in strength since. In her spare time she can be found trying to complete her bucket list items of trying a Caesar in every bar in the city or crafting the perfect breakfast taco. Follow her on Instagram: @_mollieanderson

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