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.
Looking to spice up your weekend? Of course you are. And there’s no better way to do that than with Meat Loaf and the Spice Girls. The cinematic masterpiece Spice World, which enjoys a 3.3/10 rating on IMDB, will be screened at Videofag. Make sure to bring candy and dress in a Spice Girls-related outfit, the better to party like it’s 1999.
Learn about and sign up to volunteer for various LGBTQ organizations at the 519. Learn new skills, try something different, and meet some rad people.
The Spur Festival, billed as a “festival of politics, art and ideas,” features talks on digital technology, precarious work, and “Canada’s new social contract.” It’s a lot like a TEDx conference or IdeaCity, but with less motivational speaking.
The long-running festival—it’s been around since 1987, continues its tradition of experimental video in unexpected places. There’s music and mahjong at the Chinatown Centre, and an installation centred on the theme of anxiety at the AGO’s Jackman Hall Theatre.
Actors duke it out with duelling monologues, stage fight sequences and more to raise money for the downtown theatre.