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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.