The Weekly Warmup- April 27th – May 4th

By on April 26, 2014

Well friends the weather is heating up and so is the scene in Toronto. Here is your weekly warm-up!


Instagratification – Thursday, May 1st – 20th

A celebration of the most prolific form of photography, Instagratification will showcase the work of over 500 participants and highlight the beauty, honesty and spirit of cellular photography. At Goodfellas gallery at Queen and Dufferin, from 12 – 6.

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Art Battle 115- Tuesday, April 29th

At 7:30pm in Toronto’s Great Hall on Queen Street, 16 great Canadian artists will go head to head and attempt to create the best works they can in 20 minutes. The audience has the opportunity to vote for whichever painting they think is the best and a silent auction at the end of the night will allow bidders to take their favourites home.

Here’s a clip from Art Battle’s National Championship:

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Cheese and Cheers- Sunday, April 27th

Cheese and Cheers is an afternoon to enjoy great cheeses with two comfort food connoisseurs. Chef Scott and Kevin Durkee, resident cheese experts and renowned chefs will lead a discussion about the history of various artisan cheeses and provide insights about pairings with wine and craft beer. The event will be hosted at Durkee’s restaurant, Cheesewerks at Wellington and Bathurst.

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Hot Docs Film Festival Sunday- April 27th – May 4th

The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary film festival, conference and market. Each year, the festival screens more than 180 documentaries from all around the world, by seasoned doc veterans as well as up and comers. Don’t miss the story of China’s most controversial artist in AiWeiWei: The Fake Case on Friday, May 2nd at the Bloor Hot Docs theatre or several screenings of the incredible story of the creator of sesame street’s loveable star in I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story.

For a full list of films and schedule, visit:


Party of the Century at the ROM- Friday, May 2nd

Parties at the ROM on Fridays are back and better than ever! The night has been officially extended; meaning you can now drink, explore the museum and dance to great dj’s until 11! Who’s excited? I’m excited.

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Go See a Show! –Thursday, May 1st/Friday, May 2nd/ Saturday, May 3rd

As per usual Toronto has attracted no shortage of musical talent this upcoming week, and I myself couldn’t choose just one to recommend. If you’re into new school Hip Hop, Angel Haze (at the Hoxton) and Vic Mensa (at Tattoo) are both playing on Thursday night. Friday night boasts the dance-inducing electrofunk duo Chromeo (Danforth Music Hall) and equally fun producer Boys Noize (Hoxton). Finally on Saturday night you can check out English Indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club (Danforth Music Hall) or deep house producer Shlohmo (Opera House).

Angel Haze:

Vic Mensa:


Boys Noize:

Bombay Bicycle Club:


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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