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.
This collection of new exhibits and performances, carefully selected and commissioned by Canada’s leading disability arts organization, invites audiences to reimagine and rediscover conventional notions of beauty while wandering through the galleries, cafes and public spaces of 401 Richmond.
The much beloved Studio Ghibli recently ended its epic run of producing whimsical anime feature films, which include some of of the highest grossing Japanese films in history. Two of those are getting shown free of charge at the Smiling Buddha, with breaks for food, drink, and snacks. Presented by Second Star, more information can be found here.
What is Toronto music, and what would a Toronto Music Office look like? This meeting joins members of the public with Wavelength Music’s Jonathan Bunce, North by Northeast’s Cheryl MacIver, Harbourfront Centre’s Sergio Elmir, Rap N Roll’s Dalton Higgins, blogTO’s Aubrey Jax, and the Music Gallery’s David Dacks, to help bolster discussion and field audience questions.
An afternoon-to-evening event that invites the whole family to chill out, dance, play and hang while to the Brazilian rhythms of Roda de Samba and a raucous Batucada. Guests interested in more than just music can also enjoy an arts and food marketplace, children’s activities and games including face painting and mini ping pong.