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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

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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.

Keep reading: The Big Five: March 20–22

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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.

Keep reading: Emergency March Break Guide

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The Big Five: March 13-15

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.

Purple Rain screenshot courtesy of Bloor Hot Docs.

1) Purple Rain
Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West)

March 14, 9:30 p.m.
$17 includes a non-member screening, bottle of Steam Whistle beer, and large popcorn. More info here.

For the second year in a row, Prince fans convene for this 80s cult classic featuring the man in purple himself. Set against the subculture of the thriving Minneapolis music scene, Prince plays a struggling musician who tries to deal with his hatred for his father as he falls in love with a beautiful aspiring singer. (Co-presented by NxNE.)

Keep reading: The Big Five: March 13-15

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The Big Five: March 6–8

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.

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Throat singers Tanya Tagaq and Radik Tyulyush.

1) Toronto Park Summit


Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East)

March 7, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free. Pre-register here

We’re extremely fortunate in Toronto to have a vibrant network of more than 1,600 (for real) public parks. Hosted by Park People, this year’s summit focuses on the theme of “inspiration from across Canada” and will feature a panel discussion with representatives from urban park groups across the country. A community showcase will also profile innovative projects happening right here at home, concluding with a tour of Regent Park.

Keep reading: The Big Five: March 6–8