Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival

Shawna Caspi hosts a Songwriting Series showcase (and performs a set herself) at the Winterfolk Festival this weekend. Photo by Roni Hoffman.

Shawna Caspi hosts a Songwriting Series showcase (and performs a set herself) at the Winterfolk Festival this weekend. Photo by Roni Hoffman.

  • All day

The Danforth will be abuzz with acoustic songs for three days this weekend, as the 2014 Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival takes over four venues just east of Broadview Avenue. The Black Swan Tavern, Dora Keogh Irish Pub, Terri O’s, and the Globe Bistro’s stages will be full all day with local and visiting folk musicians, including Tony Quarrington, Lynn Miles, and Swamperella. Many of the shows are free of charge, although a select few require cover; for the full schedule of the three day festival, visit the website.

Details: Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival

Aneemah’s Spot

  • 918 Bathurst (918 Bathurst Street)
  • 1 p.m., 8 p.m.

First performed in Toronto at the 2012 SummerWorks Festival, Aneemah’s Spot uses poetry and music to tell the story of two lifelong friends coming to terms with a tragedy caused by gun violence. Toronto-specific and set in the “millennial MegaCity,” this two-hander starring Amanda Parris and Shomari Downer has already had a one-night-only showing in Mississauga. There’ll be five performances at the 918 Bathurst Centre over this weekend.

Details: Aneemah’s Spot

Ongoing…

The Guggenheim Comes to the AGO

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  • Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West)
  • All day
Details: The Guggenheim Comes to the AGO