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The Big Five: April 24-27

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five.

Photo from Studio Ghibli Double Bill event Facebook page.

Tangled Arts Festival: Strange Beauty
401 Richmond (401 Richmond St. W)
April 24, 9:00 am – 7:00 p.m. April 25, 9:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Free.

This collection of new exhibits and performances, carefully selected and commissioned by Canada’s leading disability arts organization, invites audiences to reimagine and rediscover conventional notions of beauty while wandering through the galleries, cafes and public spaces of 401 Richmond.

Keep reading: The Big Five: April 24-27

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Don’t Call the Cops: The Gladstone Hotel Hosts Four Days of Nature-Inspired Art

Back for a third year, Grow Op invites urbanites consider the interaction between natural and built environments.

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The Gladstone Hotel’s Grow Op is back and, no, there’s nothing illegal about it. The third iteration of this annual multi-disciplinary exhibit examines natural and built environments, filling the hallways and rooms of the building’s second floor. Throughout, you’ll find art installations inspired by local landscapes and personal struggles with urbanism. It’s less gallery work and more about showcasing creative expression from a environmentally-focused community.

The exhibit is an eclectic mix of work by contributors who specialize in architecture, landscape design and environmental studies. At Grow Op, you will find everything from artist and landscape architect Adrienne Hall’s pitch black room that evokes memories of being in a white pine forest (if you’ve ever been in a white pine forest) to architect Julie Bogdanowicz’s beautiful photographs of septic tank mounds. This isn’t work to be bought and sold, but ephemeral site-specific set-ups that are more powerful when viewed together.

Keep reading: Don’t Call the Cops: The Gladstone Hotel Hosts Four Days of Nature-Inspired Art

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The Big Five: April 17-19

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five.

Photo courtesy of TIFF.

1) Just For Cats Festival
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St W)

April 17, 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Rush tickets available. More info here.

In case you had any doubts over the cat’s rightful domain as Internet lifeblood, TIFF Bell Lightbox is hosting its Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Film Festival that promises to be, more or less, exactly what it sounds like. In a valiant act of interspecies peacekeeping, Deadmau5 will be in attendance for a special red-carpet adopt-a-thon hosted by the Toronto Humane Society before the 7 p.m. screening.

Keep reading: The Big Five: April 17-19

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The Big Five: April 10-12

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five.

Yes, your weekend is going to be this good  Scene from Spice World

Yes, your weekend is going to be this good. Scene from Spice World.

1) Spice World Film Screening and Junk Food Extravaganza
Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue)
April 10-11, Various Times
Tickets are PWYC, suggested donation is $5.

Looking to spice up your weekend? Of course you are. And there’s no better way to do that than with Meat Loaf and the Spice Girls. The cinematic masterpiece Spice World, which enjoys a 3.3/10 rating on IMDB, will be screened at Videofag. Make sure to bring candy and dress in a Spice Girls-related outfit, the better to party like it’s 1999.

Keep reading: The Big Five: April 10-12

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The Big Five: March 27–29

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five.

Still from A Bucket of Blood  Courtesy of Dick Miller

Still from A Bucket of Blood. Courtesy of Dick Miller.

1) That Guy Dick Miller with Dick and Lainie Miller Q&A


Carlton Cinema (585 Carlton Street)

March 27, 7:00 p.m. (with A Bucket of Blood) and March 28, 7:00 p.m. (with Little Shop of Horrors)
$6–$10 (tickets available for pre-purchase here)

In case you missed our interview with Dick Miller earlier this week (or loved it so much, you need more), the octogenarian character actor known for his roles in such campy classics as Little Shop of Horrors and A Bucket of Blood will be at the Carlton Cinema tonight and tomorrow to present his new documentary, That Guy Dick Miller, plus one of the aforementioned classics. He’ll also be available, with beloved wife Lainie, for a post-show Q&A.

Keep reading: The Big Five: March 27–29