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.
In case you had any doubts over the cat’s rightful domain as Internet lifeblood, TIFF Bell Lightbox is hosting its Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Film Festival that promises to be, more or less, exactly what it sounds like. In a valiant act of interspecies peacekeeping, Deadmau5 will be in attendance for a special red-carpet adopt-a-thon hosted by the Toronto Humane Society before the 7 p.m. screening.
A night of “smart smut, amazing performances, gorgeous and talented filmmakers, performers, directors and a room full of folks who really enjoy well made feminist porn,” put together by the education-focused sex store, Good for Her.
A party to celebrate the feminist teen magazine’s latest issue, featuring DJ Zehra and snacks, plus a food demo courtesy of D-Beatstro and free treats from Sweets From the Earth, Bunner’s Bakery, and Tori’s Bakeshop.
“Buy local” is this biannual bazaar of Toronto-made wares, featuring goods by The Workroom, Old Weston, Coriander Girl, Effie Watt Photography, and more studios and makers.
Construction crews are moving the boring machines responsible for digging the tunnel for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT at 2am on Sunday morning (or Saturday night, if you prefer). A group of local city enthusiasts, led by Toronto cheerleader Dave Meslin, are gathering to eat late-night burgers at the Vesta Diner at Bathurst and Dupont before heading off to Eglinton and the Allen to watch the machines’ journey in action. All are invited to join in this likely once-in-a-lifetime giant, super-huge machine migration observation.