The Big Five: May 29-May 31
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The Big Five: May 29-May 31

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.

Ranked Ballots and Cocktails!

Ranked Ballots: Crash Course + Cocktails!
Centre for Social Innovation Annex (720 Bathurst Street)
May 29, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Free admission.

A fun evening of short speeches and a cash bar. Learn what ranked ballots are, how they work, when they’re coming, and how they’ll make your life wonderful. Speakers include MPP Mitzie Hunter, RaBIT’s Katherine Skene, and our own Desmond Cole.

Activate! Weston-Mount Dennis
Cruickshank Park, St. Phillips Bridge
May 30, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Join UrbanArtsTO and Dan Bergeron as they explore the history of Weston-Mount Dennis. The result of their collaboration is a multi-part mural, created through engagement with local residents and youth. An unveiling will take place alongside a community-led event featuring dance, music and food in Cruickshank Park. (Rain date: Friday, June 5, 4–7 p.m.)

Monkey’s Paw Garage Sale 2015
Skey Lane just below Dundas West
May 30, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free admission.

Hardcovers, paperbacks, and pamphlets: thousands of items in countless subjects and genres. Notable additions this year include quantities of diverse photo-illustrated pictorial books; mid-century pulps with lurid cover art; utterly bizarre ephemera; and some genuine antiquarian material (pre-20th century). All items $1-$3 ea.

More Than Just a Yardage Sale
Textile Museum of Canada (55 Centre Avenue)
May 29-30, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Free admission.

Supported by year-round generous donations, the sale features an abundant selection of dressmaking and decorator fabric, household and vintage linens, quilting supplies, patterns, yarn, beads, buttons and books all at bargain prices.

Crosswires May 31: Maybelleen + naw + Avant Kool + Doc Pickles casio
Handlebar (159 Augusta Avenue)
May 31, 8:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.

A Wavelength-type music event, but PWYC. Brought for you by the indubitable Doc Pickles.