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Harbourfront is celebrating Caribana all weekend long with Island Soul. The sounds of calypso, salsa, soca and reggae will fill the waterfront, and on Saturday, celebrate the first recognized Emancipation Day in Ontario with Emancipation Jubilation. They’ve also rounded up the best Jerk in the city for Jerk Jamboree-online voters picked the winners, come salivate!
Harbourfront Centre, July 31-Aug 3
Artisans at the Distillery
Artisans get crafty and hawk their wares in the Distillery District. Check out who’s makin’ what.
10am-6pm, The Distillery District
Craft Beer Festival
For $30, you get to sample delicious Ontario craft brewers and eat bbq’d treats. You’ll leave a beer connoisseur, but here’s a cheat sheet so you show up sounding like you know what you’re talking about.
7 pm, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle.
Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot
Upon its release, Andre Bazin called it “the most important comic work in world cinema since the Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields.” Mixing vanguard cinema with laugh-out-loud hilarious, this story of a vacation gone wrong is a must-see.
7 pm, Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas St. W.
Dead or Alive
A group of Toronto artists explore the concept of celebrity icons-alive or dead. Very timely exhibition, indeeeeed.
8 pm. sleeping giant gallery, 789 Dundas St. W.
Super Fantastic Soundsystem
A round-up of Fresh Ontario Beats at Salvador Darling. Scott Rong, Swiss Mliss, Shaquanda Ayeesha Tyrie, Samuel Dean. Alliteration rules.
10 pm, Salvador Darling, 1237 Queen St. W.
Thunderheist’s Grahmzilla and Nacho Lovers’ (WE LOVE NACHOS!) Andrew Ross will be teaming up in the Underground.
11 pm. Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. $5
The colours! The costumes! The dancing! Toronto’s most eye-catching parade (yes, even more feathers than Pride) takes over Lakeshore to celebrate in the sun. Follow the sound of steel drums!
10 am-6 pm, Lakeshore from the CNE to Parkside
Motown Party One Year Anniversary
AND WHAT A YEAR IT’S BEEN! Celebrate a year of mo’ soul, mo’ music, mo’ dancing: MOTOWN! Happy Birthday, soulful dudes!
9 pm, 751, 751 Queen St. W. $5
An old-fashioned beat party. Wear your best polka dot dress and the Goin’ Steady DJs will take care of the rest. Yeah, we rhyme now. (ps get there early. It’s usually lined up by 10:30)
10 pm. The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave.
There Goes The Neighbourhood
Welcome to Miami: 90’s edition of There Goes The Neighbourhood. No cover and $2 cran-vodkas before midnight.
10 pm, The Barn, 418 Church St.
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