The Big Five: April 10-12
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The Big Five: April 10-12

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.

Yes, your weekend is going to be this good  Scene from Spice World

Yes, your weekend is going to be this good. Scene from Spice World.

1) Spice World Film Screening and Junk Food Extravaganza
Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue)
April 10-11, Various Times
Tickets are PWYC, suggested donation is $5.

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.

2) LGBTQ Volunteer Fair


The 519 (519 Church Street)
April 11, 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
Free

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.

3) Spur Festival: Toronto
Locations Vary
April 10-12, Various Times
Tickets for individual events are $17 and can be purchased here.

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.

4) Images Festival


Locations Vary
April 9-18
Free-$8. More info here.

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.

5) Ultimate Theatre Championship #1
Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Ave.)
April 9-11, 8:00 p.m.
$20, $100 for the gala. More info here.

Actors duke it out with duelling monologues, stage fight sequences and more to raise money for the downtown theatre.

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