Outdoor Documentary Screening: Lost Rivers

  • Fort York National Historic Site (250 Fort York Boulevard)
  • 7 p.m.

Celebrate the beginning of warm summer nights (well, hopefully) with an outdoor screening of Lost Rivers. Presented by the Homegrown National Park Project, the documentary examines waterways that flow, unseen, beneath our cities. Why is this any better than the other outdoor screenings around town? They’ll have food trucks, a campfire, and marshmallows for toasting! Bring your own blankets or small folding chairs.

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La Belle Éparkdale Concert #1

  • The Atlantic (1597 Dundas St West)
  • 8 p.m.

Miranda Mulholland, the “fiddle ninja” behind Great Lake Swimmers and Belle Star, has revived the salons of La Belle Époque with a concert series in a variety of intimate and unusual venues. The first show in La Belle Éparkdale features performances by Patricia O’Callaghan with Greg Oh, and Miranda with Joe Phillips. Specially tailored snacks and drinks will be provided by gourmet Krysta Oben, and chef Nathan Isberg.

Details: La Belle Éparkdale Concert #1

Trivia Club

  • Cardinal Rule (5 Roncesvalles Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

Grab a partner, or up to five friends, and get ready to strain your brains at Trivia Club. This edition celebrates all things Joss Whedon, while throwing in some pop culture and general knowledge trivia questions, too. Take a break between each of the three rounds—Classic Trivia, Roger Ebert Game, and Jeopardo—to make the most of the food and beverage specials. Or just power on and partake in the drinking games! There are great prizes to be won, after all.

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I Seen You On TV

  • Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West)
  • 8 p.m.

We all know those actors, the ones that seem to be in every commercial and show on TV. The ones that plague you with the question “where do I know them from?” Now for your pleasure, or perhaps frustration, they’ve all been corralled into one place for the I Seen You on TV improv spectacular. Catch the talented Naomi Snieckus (Mr. D), Albert Howell (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Susan Coyne (Slings and Arrows), Matt Baram (Seed) and more, as they celebrate the birthday of Kids in the Hall‘s Mark McKinney.

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Holodeck Follies

Anything is possible when you combine improv and Star Trek. Photo courtesy of The Dandies.

Anything is possible when you combine improv and Star Trek. Photo courtesy of The Dandies.

  • Black Swan Tavern (154 Danforth Avenue)
  • 9:30 p.m.

The Dandies present Episode 5 of their comedy series, Holodeck Follies: Lights. While there will be Star Trek-themed skits, the whole night is not for Trekkies alone. Expect stand-up by Vanessa Dangerstorm, improv from Twos Company, sketch from Burns & Gallo, music from the 10-Forward band, and more.

Details: Holodeck Follies

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A Guide to the 2013 Toronto Jazz Festival

The Bobby Sparks Trio.

The Bobby Sparks Trio.

  • Multiple venues
  • All day

The 2013 Toronto Jazz Festival descends on the city on June 21 with a huge “free for all” event. That means all of Friday, June 21′s programming at every Jazz Festival venue is, yes, completely free of charge. There will be concerts from local favourites Molly Johnson and Mary Margaret O’Hara, plus a show by Smokey Robinson and Martha Reeves, who will be launching the fest from its epicentre, Nathan Phillips Square.

Here’s a rundown of some of the shows worth checking out on Friday—and during the rest of the festival, when you’ll actually have to pay.

Details: A Guide to the 2013 Toronto Jazz Festival

The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
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