The Big Five: July 3-5
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The Big Five: July 3-5

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.

Fin de Fiesta  Photo courtesy the event's Facebook page

Fin de Fiesta. Photo courtesy the event’s Facebook page.

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco
Small World Music Centre (180 Shaw St.)
July 3, 8p.m.
$20 advance, $20 at the door.

Fin de Fiesta are an ensemble of Canadian and American flamenco artists that divide their time between North America and Seville, Spain. The name FIN DE FIESTA translates to “End of the Party”, a reference to the open jam session that occurs at the end of a traditional flamenco show in Spain.

Fin de Fiesta is led by artistic director and dancer Lia Grainger and accompanied by guitarist Dennis Duffin and a wide range of talented guest artists from the United States and Canada.

Featuring special guests:

El Caracolillo, song
Fernando Gallego Torres, song
Derek Gray, percussion

Salsa on St. Clair Festival
St. Clair Avenue West between Christie Street and Winona Drive (180 Shaw Street), 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
July 4-5

A FREE celebration of Latin culture that transforms a stretch of St. Clair Avenue West into Canada’s hottest salsa party featuring live music, dance lessons, Latin food and family fun.

Singing River at Todmorden Mills
Todmorden Mills (67 Pottery Road)
July 4, 10a.m. – 6p.m. July 5, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Singing the Wonscotonach River back to life. Urbanvessel’s Singing River renews our relationship with the river through dance, music, audio installation, poetry, street art, storytelling and guided walks. Presented in collaboration with Evergreen, Aanmitaagzi, Native Earth Performing Arts, Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre, Todmorden Mills and Regent Park School of Music. Plus! Free ice cream to the first 100 people courtesy of Toronto Pearson.

Crimson Wave Comedy
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West)
July 5, 9 p.m.

Feminist-friendly, LGBTQ positive comedy featuring zero rape jokes! Hosted by Jess Beaulieu and Natalie Norman.