Flight: A Thrilling History of an Idea

  • Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street)
  • All day

Flight: A Thrilling History of an Idea is a new exhibition from the Toronto Reference Library that gathers a number of rare items that explore the theme of the possible and the impossible. Some of the highlights on display are La vingtième siècle: la vie électrique (a rare French book that shows how scientific discoveries would have affected people in 1955), Tame (a sci-fi pulp magazine), and Worldly Wisdom (watercolour that depicts a Leonardo da Vinci-like figure creating a winged flying machine). You’ll find the exhibition in the library’s TD Gallery.

Details: Flight: A Thrilling History of an Idea

Brickfête 2013

  • Hilton Hotel on Airport Road (5875 Airport Road)
  • 10 a.m.

If you aren’t a fan of Lego, well, you probably had a terrible childhood. But never fear! Here’s your chance to go back and relive those moments with a weekend of Lego bricks everywhere. Brickfête features 14,000 square feet of Lego creations by hobbyists including robots, Star Wars creations, buildings, steampunk designs…you name it!

Details: Brickfête 2013

Murder at the ROM

  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • 11 a.m.

If you haven’t been to the ROM in the while, here’s a chance to see what’s new and also take part in this unique scavenger hunt. Murder at the ROM invites you and a team of others to investigate the murder of a curator by looking at clues left behind (which will take you throughout the museum). Together, you’ll crack the code to solve the mystery and figure out the identity of the true killer. Admission to the event also includes admission to the ROM.

Details: Murder at the ROM

Ginger Nation

  • The Flying Beaver Pubaret (488 Parliament Street)
  • 7 p.m.

Ginger Nation is having its farewell show before it heads off to the U.K. so if you haven’t yet had a chance to check it out, make sure you add it to your to-do list. The show, which comes from the mind of comedian and performer, Shawn Hitchins, is about one man’s attempt to repopulate the world with redheads (and also why you should be proud to be ginger). Above, check out Hitchins’s jazzy rendition of a classic Spice Girls song (incidentally, Ginger Spice was definitely the best of the bunch).

Details: Ginger Nation

Junior Watson @ The Paddock Tavern

  • The Paddock Tavern (178 Bathurst Street)
  • 9:30 p.m.

Junior Watson, the world famous California Blues guitar legend, will be dropping by Toronto for a set at The Paddock Tavern and he’ll be joined by a number of notable jump blues musicians as his backing band (including Bharath Rajakumar, Toronto Blues Society 2013 Talent Search Winner Sugar Brown, Ben Caissie, and Costa Zafiropoulos). He’ll also be joined by pianist Fred Kaplan (Hollywood Fats). Click here to listen to some of his music.

Details: Junior Watson @ The Paddock Tavern

Ongoing…

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