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The Big Five: July 3-5

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.

Fin de Fiesta  Photo courtesy the event's Facebook page

Fin de Fiesta. Photo courtesy the event’s Facebook page.

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco
Small World Music Centre (180 Shaw St.)
July 3, 8p.m.
$20 advance, $20 at the door.

Fin de Fiesta are an ensemble of Canadian and American flamenco artists that divide their time between North America and Seville, Spain. The name FIN DE FIESTA translates to “End of the Party”, a reference to the open jam session that occurs at the end of a traditional flamenco show in Spain.

Fin de Fiesta is led by artistic director and dancer Lia Grainger and accompanied by guitarist Dennis Duffin and a wide range of talented guest artists from the United States and Canada.

Featuring special guests:

El Caracolillo, song
Fernando Gallego Torres, song
Derek Gray, percussion

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The Big Five: June 26-29

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.

Photo by postbear eater of worlds from the Torontoist Flickr group

Photo by postbear eater of worlds from the Torontoist Flickr group.

Trans* Pride Rally and March 2015
Church & Isabella Streets
June 26, 7p.m.
Free.

The first annual Trans* Pride Community Fair caps off with this personal and political march that includes speakers from multiple intersectional trans identities and walks of life.

Keep reading: The Big Five: June 26-29

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The Big Five: June 19-21

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.

Christie Pits photo by swampr0se, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Christie Pits photo by swampr0se, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

June’s Homegrown Pizza in the Park
Christie Pits Park Pizza Oven (Toward the centre of the park, near the intersection of Bloor Street West and Crawford Street)
June 19 at 6:00 p.m.
$5

Five bucks gets you two slices of pizza, served by a Homegrown Park Ranger and cooked up by Chef Rocco and team Pizzeria Libretto, plus grilled fresh asparagus. Proceeds go towards green projects through the Homegrown National Park Project.

This year’s pizza nights will be sponsored by Alex Beauregard-Freeman Real Estate Ltd., with veggies from Fresh City Farms and healthy drinks from Genuine Health. And, naturally, there will be music.

(Note: Show up early before the food sells out!)

Keep reading: The Big Five: June 19-21

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Ditch Your Human Legs at AquaMermaid

It’s not all hair flips and seashell bras; mermaiding is hard work, and one Montrealer is bringing it to Toronto.

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Mermaid school is not for the faint of heart. What at first seems like a shimmery, fantastic excuse to do your best Ariel impression is in fact a demanding workout that will challenge even experienced swimmers. By combining the sports of synchronized swimming and finswimming, AquaMermaid founder Marielle Chartier Henault created a program that might just bring this unconventional workout to the mainstream.

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The Big Five: June 12-14

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.

Image from event’s Facebook Page.

Taddle Creek Summer Launch
Jet Fuel Coffee Shop (519 Parliament Street)
June 12, 8:30 p.m.
Free.

If loving Taddle Creek magazine is wrong, we don’t want to be right. The homegrown independent magazine features top-notch art, fiction, poetry, and features about neat Toronto things. But, more than that, it’s made and read by really amazing people, and if you go to the launch party you’ll get to hang out with them. Win-win.

Keep reading: The Big Five: June 12-14