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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Big Five: March 20–22

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 via Midnight MRKT’s Facebook page.

1) Midnight MRKT
2nd Floor Events (461 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario)
March 20, 9:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
$5 at the door, plus cash for goods. More info can be found on the event’s Facebook page (linked above) and Twitter.

Independent retailers team up with street food vendors, bartenders, and DJs for an event that encourages you to shop local… and late.

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Emergency March Break Guide

A rapid roundup of things to occupy your family's time for the rest of the week off.

Photo by Eric Robinson from the Toronto Flickr Pool

Photo by Eric Robinson from the Toronto Flickr Pool.

Every year, March Break sneaks up on us. One minute it’s the dead of winter, and the next it’s the end of the first cabin-feverish day off. The kids are screaming and so are your wits!

What to do, you ask? Take a deep breath, and let your friends at Torontoist do the heavy lifting with this semi-comprehensive list.

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