World Wide Knit in Public Day is exactly what it sounds like. This international sweeping event gives knitters a chance to get together and share their skills in a similar setting. Also, don’t worry if you aren’t an expert knitter or don’t even have much experience; this one’s open to all. Make sure you bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Bata Museum’s exhibition on sneaker culture (Out of the Box), here’s a ticket that’ll be worth your while. The exhibition’s curator, Elizabeth Semmelhack, will be doing a talk that explores the history and culture of the sneaker (as well as giving a short tour of said exhibition following the talk).
Art lovers and collectors can rejoice at the return of the Beaches Arts and Craft Show. For the uninitiated, this hand-crafted show features 150 artists from across Canada; so if you have any blank walls in your house, go ahead and fill them up with some homemade art and design products you’ll find here.
Another year, another reason to see why dogs are superior to cats in every way imaginable. Woofstock invites dog-lovers and their furry friends to a weekend of pure canine fun. Besides the cuteness overload they’ll have going on, there will be a costume contest, a trick contest, an agility course, a fashion show, and much, much more. This will be taking place at various area around the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. Click here for the map.
Looking to brush up your cultural and history knowledge on all things Toronto? Heritage Toronto 2013 Tours offers you an enormous chance to learn tons and tons about the city you love via walking tours, bike tours, and more. Some of the events on the agenda of this weekly series include tours of Fort York, Korea Town, Don Valley, and Black Creek. It’s running all summer long so don’t miss out!
The critics were pretty sweet on Fairy Tale Ending when the sly all-ages musical was at the Next Stage and Fringe Festivals. This year’s remount just had a short run at the Stratford SpringWorks Festival, and now has a weekend engagement at the Wychwood Theatre in the Artscape Wychwood Barns.
Boasting a library of thousands of sketchbooks crowdsourced from around the globe, NYC-based Art House Co-op brings their Sketchbook Project tour to Toronto for a weekend residency at Trinity Square in the Distillery District. They encourage attendees to check out some of their hard copies (and digital ones) at the installation—and maybe contribute your own work.
Even if you aren’t familiar with the opera Carmen, chances are you’re familiar with at least some of its score (if you are, chances are equally strong that you’ll have a difficult time getting this melody out of your head today). Though initially a flop when it debuted in 1875, Carmen went on to enjoy critical acclaim and has since become one of the most performed operas of all time. It’s now omnipresent in popular culture.
If you’ve been paying attention to musical theatre news over the past two years, you know that The Book of Mormon has a passionate and devout following of fans who swear it’s the long-awaited saviour of the artform. The show won nine Tonys in 2011, the cast recording reached number three on the Billboard chart, and tickets for its Broadway run are rare and expensive.
Canadian indie music label, Arts & Crafts, are celebrating their tenth anniversary. As part of the celebrations, they’re showing a new exhibition from Toronto photographer, Norman Wong. The exhibition features images of various artists over the years including Feist, Kevin Drew, Emily Haines, and many more. You’ll be able to buy a book of photography there and a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Testicular Cancer Canada and MusiCounts.