Toronto Urban Roots Fest

  • Fort York, Garrison Common (100 Garrison Road)
  • All day

If you need further proof that Toronto hosts some of the best music festivals in the world, look no further than Toronto Urban Roots Fest. This multi-day, multi-stage event features over 30 bands to satisfy your indie-rock needs. Among some of the biggest performers are She & Him, The Hold Steady, Belle & Sebastian, and Neko Case.

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Christina Wollesen: “To Be Near You”

  • #Hashtag Gallery (801 Dundas Street West)
  • All day

To Be Near You” is a new art exhibition that explores the relationship of colours and experiences to our existence. These uniquely abstract pieces of art come to you via artist Christina Wollesen. The opening reception is on July 4 at 7 p.m. While you’re at Hashtag, you also have the chance to check out their “Send-A-Postcard Wall”, which lets you send art to anyone in the world so they can enjoy the show too.

Details: Christina Wollesen: “To Be Near You”

1st Thursdays w/ Absolutely Free and Doldrums

  • Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West)
  • 7 p.m.

AGO’s immensely popular art/music series, 1st Thursdays, powers on with a stellar July edition. The party, co-headlined by Absolutely Free and Doldrums, features an artist project by “Famous New Media Artist” Jeremy Bailey, pop-up talks by local artists, and DJs, as well as food and drinks. Pro-tip: buy your tickets in advance for they always sell-out!

Details: 1st Thursdays w/ Absolutely Free and Doldrums

Silent Shout: Digits, Montag, Akua, Make Haste

  • The Piston (937 Bloor Street West)
  • 8 p.m.

While our neighbours to the south are celebrating their independence, jump into some electro-pop to party…just because you can. The latest edition of Silent Shout features acclaimed electro-pop band Digits (this happens to be their homecoming show), as well as Montag, Akua, and Make Haste. Following the gigs, DJs will also be spinning their grooves to keep you dancing long into the night.

Details: Silent Shout: Digits, Montag, Akua, Make Haste

Henri Fabergé’s Feint of Hart

  • Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

Henri Fabergé’s Feint of Hart is an epic cabaret/punk opera that combines music, theatre, and film to tell the tale of a young aristocrat “whose Dionysian free spirit meets the resistance of firm Edwardian rule.” Featuring a long list of performers who you’re probably already familiar with including Doldrums, Maylee Todd, Bob Wiseman, Kathleen Phillips, and more. The show will be broken up into multiple episodes over multiple days though the ticket price covers both parts. Click here for the full schedule.

Details: Henri Fabergé’s Feint of Hart

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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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