So apparently June is the official month of events in Toronto. Serieusement, there’s a hot shindig (or nine) pretty much every night of the week. Since we’re busy folk and don’t have all the time in the world, we’re just honing in on the weekend. Here’s the rundown of the hotness in store from the 6th through the 9th…
AGO First Thursdays
Taking place on the first Thursday of each month (a shock, we know), AGO First Thursdays transforms the architecturally stunning museum into a pardy-hardy playground. This week, VAG Halen is on the docket as the night goes queer.
The Power Plant’s Power Ball
The Power Plant’s annual gala sees about 1,500 of TO’s top notch folk banding together to celebrate the gallery en masse. Tix ain’t cheap, but they’re worth every penny.
Scrubs in the City
Another annual fundraiser, Scrubs in the City for Sick Kids throws it back with a Block Party this year, taking over the green space that is Evergreen Brick Works.
Feast in the East
Over at the Gerrard Art Space, take in an evening of food, music, and installations at Feast in the East. This week features Ah! La Lattre!, Jacqueline Rendell, Elrichman, and Julian Clare Westcott.
Mike Vale at Moskito + Bite
Rising DJ all-star Mike Vale turns the tables at Moskito + Bite Friday night, showcasing his EDM eccentricities.
Parts and Labour 3rd Anniversary
P&L celebrates three years with a weekend of boisterous boozing, starting Friday night with oysters and sparkling in the resto and the CROSSS LP Release Show in the shop.
Friday Night Live at the ROM
You’ll see this awesome event in this column weekly thanks to their eclectic programming. This week, the focus is on indigenous art.
Gladstone Fleas: June Edition
Get over to The Gladstone on Saturday for a thrifty day of market maneuvering with co-organizers She Does the City and I Want I Got.
The Purple Patio Party
MoRoCo Chocolat’s annual Purple Patio Party goes down Saturday night, introducing four “special blondes” and featuring DJ Vinny Grüvhunter.
Retro Dance Party Fundraiser
Bring out your inner retro geek chic and head over to Riverside Public House for this rockin’ fundraiser in support of the Nzirambi Education Fund.
K-Town at MOCCA
One part art show, one part karaoke crazy. MOCCA’s fundraiser strikes (off) chords Saturday night.
Luminato Presents the Big Bang Bash
Luminato’s inaugural fundraiser at the ROM reveals the exhibit DOLLS by Viktor&Rolf, created exclusively for this year’s festival.
Surprisingly, tickets are still available for the annual Toronto Taste in support of Second Harvest. This top-tier foodie event sees over 60 of Toronto’s top chefs pumping out amazing one-bites for charity.
Walk to Fight Arthritis
Join hundreds of walkers as they support a worthy cause and raise funds for The Arthritis Society.
Summer Sundays at Gretzky’s
Hit up the Oasis Rooftop Patio at Gretzky’s this Sunday for their second lazy, hazy sunny sit-in.