The Big Five: May 15-18

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The Big Five: May 15-18

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.

Pinball photo courtesy of event's Facebook page

Pinball photo courtesy of event’s Facebook page.

Beer & Ball Festival
Handlebar (159 Augusta Ave.)
May 15, 7:00p.m.- 2a.m. $8 cover.

The final night of Kensington Market’s 1st annual Beer & Ball Festival features pinball tournaments and prizes followed by a Wavelength Music Series presentation of Big Dick, Kurt Marble, The Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band, Battlewulf with DJ Ravetapes and patio video games by Hand Eye Society.

CONTACT 2015 at Daniels Spectrum
Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park (585 Dundas St. E.)
May 15, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Free.

Daniels Spectrum will celebrate the annual Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival with an opening reception for two exhibitions: Cosmopolis Toronto by award-winning documentary photographer Colin Boyd Shafer and Faces of Regent Park by Toronto based public artist Dan Bergeron.

Pan Am Path Art Relay Launch
Humber Arboretum (105 Humber College Blvd.) 

May 16, 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Free.

The Pan Am Path, a cool new piece of outdoor recreational infrastructure, kicks off its inaugural summer with a series of free arts festivals. The first of these happens Saturday with kid-friendly programs by Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY).Royal Ontario Museum BioBlitz, Dub Connection Soundsystem, Maracatu Mar Aberto, Dj Firecracker, David Suzuki Foundation, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) , Etobicoke Master Gardeners, Centre for Urban Ecology / Humber Arboretum and the Toronto Bicycle Music Festival / Tune Your Ride. Rubber boots recommended.

May 2-4 Kegger: Dazed and Confused
Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor St. W.)
May 17, 10:30 p.m. (doors at 9:30)
Doc & Beer Combo is $18 (Members $14-$16) and includes a screening, can of Steam Whistle, and large popcorn.

The Richard Linklater classic, screened after a gathering that features “a DJ spinning Kiss and Skynyrd, Pong on the big screen and ice cold beer on tap…served as it should be, in red plastic cups.”

Marczyk + Marichka Folking Wedding
Dufferin Grove Park (875 Dufferin St.)
May 17, 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Free.

An actual public wedding and pot luck, hosted by gypsy-Balkan-punk music collective Lemon Bucket Orchestra, featuring performances of all sorts of different kinds of music by all sorts of different kinds of people, parades, bride bartering, a maypole dance, a hora, and more. Donations to Patriot Defence (a relief organization that sends first aid kits to war-torn parts of Ukraine and trains soldiers, medics and volunteers how to use them) will be accepted in lieu of gifts.

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