The annual Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts is making its return for a 37th year. The festival, which features music, dance, film, theatre, and a mini-marathon across several days, is also a great chance to check out some of the art and culture of Cabbagetown. There will be vendors, buskers, and tasty food all along Carlton Street (from Parliament Street to Berkeley Street) and Parliament Street (from Carlton Street to Gerrard Street).
Now in its 38th year, the Toronto International Film Festival is a behemoth cultural institution, a one-stop shop for everything from star-studded red carpets to North American premieres for some of the most lauded names in world cinema. The most prestigious public film festival in the world, TIFF is also a major Toronto institution, turning King Street into ground zero for filmgoers, members of the press, and celebrities alike.
Searching for some solid political discourse to cap off your Thursday? Guess Who Got Engaged? is bringing you Ladies in the City Engage with Politics, an event where several smart women will talk about politics. The evening, which includes an opening reception and a short Politics 101 session, features a panel of women from three Toronto groups: the Toronto Food Policy Council, the Toronto Environmental Alliance, and the Native Women’s Resource Centre.
Back for an astonishing eighth year, the annual Patsy Cline Birthday Show continues its tradition of offering an evening of performers doing their favourite Patsy Cline songs. Hosted by Heather Morgan, the event will include Kathryn Rose, Nancy Dutra, Terra Hazelton, and others, all of whom will be supported by an all-star backing band. This year also includes a tribute to country star George Jones, who passed away in April. A portion of the proceeds will go to ArtsCan Circle.