The Big Five: March 20–22
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The Big Five: March 20–22

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five.

Image via Midnight MRKT’s Facebook page.

1) Midnight MRKT
2nd Floor Events (461 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario)
March 20, 9:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
$5 at the door, plus cash for goods. More info can be found on the event’s Facebook page (linked above) and Twitter.

Independent retailers team up with street food vendors, bartenders, and DJs for an event that encourages you to shop local… and late.

2) Solidarity Rally with York and U of T Workers

Dundas Square (Yonge and Dundas)
March 21 at 1:00 p.m. (March begins at 1:30 p.m.)

All undergraduates and Toronto residents are invited to march in solidarity with teaching assistants, course instructors, and graduate assistants from York University and the University of Toronto.

3) Bloor Takeover: The Cybertronic Spree
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West)
March 21, 8:30 p.m. (Screening begins at 9:00 p.m.)
Tickets are $15 ($12/$10 for members) and can be purchased here.

The evening kicks off with a screening of the classic 1986 animated feature The Transformers: The Movie. Following the film, Hot Rod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Spike, and a Quintesson will take the stage to bust some Deciptichops with the power of rock. (Co-presented by Toronto Comicon.)

4) I’ll Be Your Mirror: Exhibition Opening

MKG127 (1445 Dundas St. W)

March 21, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Free. More info here.

In I’ll Be Your Mirror, John Marriott’s first solo exhibition at MKG127, the artist presents recent sculptures, collages, paintings and installation work. These artworks take familiar iconography, objects and ideas and rework them, intervening in the appearances and meaning that we identify them with as we fit them purposefully into our world-views. In doing so these various projects disrupt and probe the role of recognition and interpretation in our processes of awareness and understanding.

5) Seedy Sunday and CSA Market
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue)
March 22, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Suggested donation of $2 per person, $5 per family. More info here.

Buy, sell, and trade local heritage and heirloom seeds including vegetables, herbs, flowers, and native species at Seedy Sunday, and learn how you can support your local farmers and enjoy local, seasonal foods delivered to your home at the CSA Market.