The Big Five: July 10-12
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The Big Five: July 10-12

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.

Photo from event’s Facebook page, linked below.

Vigil for Andrew Loku
Eglinton Gilbert Parkette | 504 Gilbert Ave (Eglinton West & Gilbert Avenue)
July 10, 7p.m.

A vigil to honour and remember Andrew Loku, a Black 45-year-old, father of five, and refugee from South Sudan, who was shot dead by Toronto Police early Sunday inside his apartment complex. The building’s units are leased by the Canadian Mental Health Association to provide affordable housing and services for people living with mental illness.

Taylor Creek Park parking lot off Don Mills Road (driving), near Cullen Bryant Park (50 Barbara Crescent – biking)
July 11, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Join East End Arts for a bike tour of Shift along the Pan Am Path. Featuring installations and murals by The STEPS Initiative – Sustainable Thinking & Expression on Public Space, Z’otz* Collective, Project Gallery and Labspace Studio, Shift playfully explores diversity and emphasizes the potency of a simple change of perspective. Bike tour begins at 1 p.m. Rain or shine.

Party on the Block
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West)
July 10-July 12

Party on the Block looks to local neighbourhoods around the world, and the parties that occur there. This is where art and social movements inspire one another, led by a new generation eager to blur the boundaries of tradition, genre and forms of expression. These once-local phenomena are now garnering global attention, and we aim to party like they do on blocks around the world. Highlights include Maurice Loca,, SATE, Kawehi and more.

Toronto Fringe Festival
Various locations
Until July 12
Most shows $12 for adults, $5 for kids.

It’s the last weekend of the Fringe, and you won’t want to miss out. Here’s our guide to navigating the fest, and some of the shows we’ve enjoyed so far.

A Tribe Called Red
CIBC Pan Am Park (100 Princes’ Boulevard)
July 12, 9p.m.

An early highlight of the poorly-promoted cultural feast that is Panamania, this performance from the Ottawa-based, award-winning “electric pow-wow” trio is not to be missed.