Here’s what’s happening online in Toronto this week.
Flamingo Market, Toronto’s only independent bi-monthly market for LGBTQ2SIA+ entrepreneurs and makers, is hosting an online marketplace throughout the month of July! Shop a curated selection of makers, artists, entrepreneurs, and service providers from all across Canada and beyond.
City Hall Live Online
City Hall Live Online features two separate live-streamed sets every weekday at noon and 12:30 p.m. The series will help raise money for Unison Benevolent Fund while creating paid opportunities for local musicians during this difficult time. This week’s performances include Aiza, Eyeda Sophia, Denver Haylee, Kenny, and Chelsea Stewart.
The Fringe Collective
The Fringe spirit is alive this July! The Fringe Collective features 50+ companies who slated to present work at the 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival. They’ll be offering unique, pre-recorded video, audio, written, and interactive content divided into four “acts,” with each act only available for three days at a time from July 1-12. Passes are available on a Tip-What-You-Can model ($13 per act suggested).
Toronto Online Art Fair
The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair, is moving its annual exhibition online this year. From July 2-12, they’ll be hosting art talks and other virtual events alongside works from over 300 juried artists.
MOCA’s Shift Key
In an effort to continue connecting people through art and experimentation, the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto has created an online platform called Shift Key featuring video and new media works by Robin Cameron and more.
#MuseumWithoutWalls allows you to explore the Aga Khan Museum without leaving your home. Watch an interview with genre-bending poet and author Tanya Evanson, try your hand at the Puzzle of the Week, take a 3-D virtual tour of the exhibition Caravans of Gold: Fragments in Time, and more.
Virtual Paradise Theatre
Paradise may be closed, but they’re still bringing you movies! The theatre has teamed up with some of their favourite boutique film distributors to stream movies through their affiliate links, with proceeds going to both the distributors and Paradise. The films include Kedi, Caro Diario, and Whose Streets?
Club Quarantine is a virtual queer dance party happening every night from 9 p.m. to midnight on the app Zoom. The party was started by four Toronto-based artists – Mingus New, Casey MQ, Andres Sierra, and Brad Allen – and has featured both local and international DJs.
AGO’s Shape of the Museum
Shape of the Museum invites professionals from around the world who are thinking about art, audiences, and learning in different ways. Join Adam Levine, the AGO’s assistant curator of European art, and Kathleen McLean, the AGO’s assistant curator of talk programs, this Thursday at 2 p.m. as they discuss selected objects in the AGO’s European Collection that offer important direct links to the Transatlantic slave trade and colonization. Register online for this Zoom event.
Summer Music in the Garden at Home
Hosted by the Harbourfront Centre, Summer Music in the Garden at Home is a series of short online concerts that offer a unique approach to accessible classical and world music from Canadian and international artists. Performances take place Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.
Question Everything Trivia: Back to the Eighties
Put your knowledge, senses, and pop culture savviness to the test at Question Everything Trivia, happening Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Hosts Ari Xenarios and Arianne Tong will take you through three rounds of movies, music, television, and random general knowledge for a chance to win an UberEats gift card and bragging rights. To play, you’ll need to register on EventBrite, nominate a team captain, and tune in here. Half of the proceeds from this PYWC event will be donated to the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Foundation Fund.
’90s Trivia Hour with DJ Lazarus
DJ Lazarus hosts a fun and interactive hour of ’90s trivia and music Thursday at 8 p.m. on Mixcloud. Test your knowledge of ’90s music, movies, pop culture, technology, and more – then stick around as DJ Lazarus plays your song requests.
Colour Me Quarantine
Colour Me Quarantine brings you a night filled with variety from QTBIPOC artists: Drag, boylesque, comedy, and so much more! Tune into Glad Day Bookshop’s Zoom channel Friday 8:30 p.m. (password 1970).
Curbside Collective BBQ Series
Curbside Collective (852 King St. W.) is hosting a mini farmers market and street food pop-up on their front patio every Saturday. The farmers market will feature one to two vendors from Wychwood Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by a rotating food pop-up from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Note: This is a socially-responsible event. Guests will order from the sidewalk while following socially distant markings on the ground and cash won’t be accepted.)
Kensington Flea & Artisan Market
A uniquely Kensington experience, this open-air market features a diversity of independent artisans and makers from across the city and beyond! You’ll find handmade crafts, jewelry, handcrafted and vintage clothing, and other recycled and repurposed treasures. The market runs every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 216 Augusta Ave. Social distancing measures will be in place.
Retro “Guilty” Pleasures Dance Party
DJ Lazarus hosts an unabashed night of huge retro hits and one-hit wonders of the ’80s and ’90s. These are the songs you don’t want your friends to know you sing in the car and shower. The best of the worst. Hear and see popular artists like Madonna, Prince, Wham, Culture Club, Cher, Spice Girls, Ace of Base, Van Halen, Huey Lewis, Britney Spears, Milli Vanilli, Cyndi Lauper, Backstreet Boys, Pat Benetar, and lots more. The party kicks off Saturday at 9 p.m. on Mixcloud.
The Eco Lifestyle Market
The Eco Lifestyle Market is back this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.) for their summer market. Shop a curated selection of 40 of the city’s best eco-friendly, natural, and wellness vendors, artisans, and small businesses (enhanced safety precautions will be in effect). Admission is free!