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Weekend Ideas

Prix fixe and a play? Walking tour of Toronto’s long-gone book stores? A Gentleman’s Duel? There’s a lot going on this weekend-and after a short week, it’s the perfect time to DO IT ALL!

SUMMERLICIOUS

A little something for the foodies….Mmmm! Summerlicious is upon us. Until July 19, your favourite restaurants will be offering up tasty selections for a prix-fixe steal. Check out where we’ll be eating here…

FRINGE FESTIVAL

…And for the thespians and the people who love them – Fringe is back with tons of weird, wonderful, dramatic, hilarious, and occasionally terrible plays to confuse and amuse. Check out our picks.

We strongly recommend 36 Little Plays About Hopeless Girls. Essentially, it’s about a bunch of twenty something roommates living in a crap Toronto apartment with millipedes – and their quirky exaggerated problems.

You will laugh. A lot.

Friday 4:15 – 5:30
Saturday 4:15 – 5:30
Sunday 8:15 – 9:15
Bread and Circus, 299 Augusta Ave

The Scream Literary Festival

I scream, you scream, we all scream for literary awareness and a festival rallied around the concept that the book is dead! WEIRD! Requiems include a walking tour of Toronto’s long-gone bookstores and a musical revue. Let’s go. http://thescream.ca/

Head on down to Harbourfront

As always, Harbourfront has some great arts events in their summer programming. Check out our roundup of their best summer offerings here , and check out our July Cheat Sheet for all the cool stuff happening in the city this month.

FRIDAY

LOVING IN THE NAME OF W/ THE BEST : A CELEBRATION OF POP MUSIC!

A glorious night of dancing to the best pop music out there-culminating in a live cover band-wahoo! Grab your troops and go, you will love.

10PM-3AM
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. $8

A Gentleman’s Duel

The challenge was issued by Gregory Pepper. The challenge was accepted by Alphabot! Go to the Underground to see what happens in this indie rock battle royale-we’re banking on eye patches and Rhodesian fighting sticks.

http://www.myspace.com/gregorypepper
http://www.myspace.com/jakeroels

The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. 8 pm. $5.

BIG PRIMPIN @ WRONGBAR

Pride is over but Queer is still here!
Bounce, boogie, primp and pose.

1279 Queen St. West
$5
10 – 3AM

Wale Showcase

Wale is a rapper from Washington, D.C., who has the likes of The Roots, Jay-Z, and Clipse singing his praises. After this showcase, expect the 416 to join in.

http://www.myspace.com/wale

El Mocambo, 454 Spadina Ave. 9 pm.

Room Party

Special guests Gabe Knox and Young Flux, and they’re giving away mixtapes! Choice.

http://www.myspace.com/kid_contra
http://www.myspace.com/youngflux

The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. 10 pm.

Hold Tight

Disco + House + No Laptops x Labatt 50 = FUN!
The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave.
SATURDAY

Organic Market at Artscape Wychwood Barns

Get up early and peruse the greens and artisan cheese from local organic farmers. Wychwood is our new favourite hang out. Bring your four legged friend and kick up some dust in the gated dog park with a slow latte. With over 35 vendors, you are sure to find some sumptuous delights for the perfect July backyard BBQ.

8am – 12 pm
79 Wychwood Ave – closest subway – St. Clair West

Michael Jackson Tribute Spin Class

If you missed the tribute dance party at Sneaky Dee’s and Wrong Bar earlier this week, do not fret! Co-owner of SPYNGA Sari Nisker has promised to wear a white glove while working out to Ma Ma Se Ma Sa Ma Ma Coo Sa!!
11AM
1415 Bathurst, Suite 302
Reserve a spot – www.spynga.com

Everything But…

This night promises all those Big Dance Classics you scream-request at the DJ when you’re drunk, that never get played.
Augusta House, 152 Augusta Ave. 10 pm.

Goin’ Steady 4th Year Anniversary

The fourth year anniversary of this beloved party promises…wait for it…3D GLASSES! For those who opt for vintage over big box and prefer the Shangri Las to Lady Gaga.
The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. 10 pm

SUNDAY

Race For Dignity

In support of Dignitas, which raises HIV awareness, a stationary bike-a-thon will be taking place in Yonge-Dundas Square. Stop by after noon to support this fantastic organization.
http://www.dignitasinternational.org
PLAN AHEAD MONDAY

Trampoline Hall @ Sneaky Dee’s

The creative lecture series that gives illuminating presentations on just about everything. This coming Monday Matt Dunn will talk about Squash, Xenia Benivolski will give a talk entitled “when children think I’m a loser” and Alexandra Napier will discuss people who do not have siblings. Curious and cool.

Doors 7:30 pm, Show 8PM Sharp

Info on tickets is here: http://www.trampolinehall.net/tickets/
Other Info can be found here: http://www.trampolinehall.net/

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