July 17th-18th
Toronto 38th Annual Festival of India@ Centre Island. A parade, a free vegetarian feast, music, dance, drama, and a Yoga Meltdown! For a list of free Yoga classes, happening Sunday from 12-5, check out http://www.yogameltdown.com/

Until July 25th
Toronto Now: A Series of Contemporary Art Projects @ Young Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario. This exhibit captures the spirit of artists who enliven the many neighbourhoods throughout the city. A different artist takes over the space every two months.

Until Aug 15th
Empire of Dreams: Phenomology of the built environment @ MOCCA, 952 Queen St. W.
Contemporary artists from Toronto.

July 16-18
Expressions of Brazil at Harbourfront Centre.
Showcasing international and local artists through music, dance, film, visual arts, theatre, workshops and culinary arts, all free! For event details: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldroutes/festivals.cfm?festival_id=54

7 pm Flying Rooster Contemporary Projects @ Paul Petro Special Projects, 962 Queen St. W. A mini-show before launching the website! www.fr-cp.com

10 pm Jetset Motel w/ The Great Diviners @ The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave. A great night of music from Jetset Motel, fresh off opening for The Weakerthans.

10 pm Aeroplane @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. With special guests The Makeover and Andycapp.

7 pm SCREENINGS: Art Exhibit Benefiting The Princess Margaret Hospital @ The Mascot Cafe, 1267 Queen St. W. Silent auction with goods donated by Cinnamon Girls, Crumpler, Fringe Salon, Steamwhistle and more.

7 pm Double Bill: Basic Instinct and Showgirls @ Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave. $8 to see one film, $14 to see both. DIRTY!

9 pm Grand Funk @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Chcago’s TnT tearing it up all night long. $5

9 pm Machine-Drum, Tiger-Sapien Mymanhenri @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. $5

9 pm Droppin’ Knowledge @ The Rivoli, 332 Queen St. W. Toronto’s premiere hip hop league presents the July Edition.

10 pm Physical @ Blondie’s, 1378 Queen St. W. With Le Freak C’est Keek and Riviera.

10 pm Hip Hop Karaoke Round #42 @ 783 College St. The ultimate test of you skills, and one of T.O.’s best parties. $5 before 10 pm, $10 after.

1:30 pm CAPP Civil Liberties Day of Action @ Queen’s Park. Come together with other Canadians to peacefully protest police action during the G20. Read Margaret Atwood’s thoughts in this Globe and Mail article here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/a-second-chance-or-a-boot-in-the-face/article1629286/

6 pm Gatsby Saturdays @ The Roosevelt Room, 2 Drummond Place. Dancing begins at 10. $35 3 course prix fixe. Current hits, rock, house, retro.

10 pm Threesome @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush with Ryan Gavel. $3 cover. 60’s ROCK N’ ROLL, POP, SOUL, MOTOWN, 70’S ROCK N’ ROLL, BRIT-POP and mores!

10 pm Slayer @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. All babe DJ lineup, live performance from thrash metal band, $5.

10:30 pm Arcade Fridays Faceless Showcase @ Mod Club, 722 College St. Bordello, Golden Gloves, Meech, Rynecologist.

7 pm Clueless @ Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave.