YYZ Best Bets – 2014.5.26

Live music, shopping, food & drink events and more happening in Toronto this week

This week is full of live music, markets, and food & drink events. Jack Johnson and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are kicking off outdoor concert season at the amphitheatre this weekend, the warmer weather is bringing out some different markets for their first events of the season, and many of you will probably be excited to know it’s officially Burger Week.

Check out some of the events going on in Toronto this week:

Tuesday May 27, 2014

[MUSIC] Eels
Catch Eels with Chelsea Wolfe at the Winter Garden Theatre tomorrow.

Wednesday May 28, 2014

[MUSIC] Jack Johnson
Kick off summer concerts at the Molson Amphitheatre with Jack Johnson and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros this week.


[MUSIC] Kurt Vile & The Violators
Indie88 presents Kurt Vile & The Violators with Steven Gunn at the Phoenix Concert Theatre.

Thursday May 29, 2014

[MUSIC]Kelp 20th Anniversary Party
Help Kelp celebrate their 20th anniversary with The Acorn, Jim Bryson, Evening Hymns, Andrew Vincent, Andy Shauf, Chris Page, Andy Swan, Rhume & more at the Horseshoe.


Friday May 30, 2014

[MUSIC] Dan Deacon
A Wavelength curated evening with Dan Deacon, DIANA and Digits at Adelaide Hall. Tickets are only $3 when you RSVP ($10 without).

Explore the wonderful world of Toronto craft beer at Wychwood Barns. See and taste for yourself the creativity and spirit that goes into each brew and the people behind them. Each brewery will be pouring full servings for $5.

[SHOP] Midnight MRKT
From 9pm-1am, Midnight MRKT will take over the space at 2nd Floor Events (461 King St. W) for a night of music, food, drinks and shopping.

Saturday May 31, 2014

[MUSIC] Cœur de pirate
Bry Webb (Constantines) will be opening for Cœur de pirate at Massey Hall this weekend.


[SHOP] Artisans of the Metropolis: A Junction Bazaar
Artisans of the Metropolis’ Junction Bazaar is a day to feature the exceptional creativity of our local craftspeople, artists and artisans with a vintage, unique and industrial vibe. This bazaar highlights quality, handmade clothing and jewelry to original artwork.

[SHOP] CAFTCAD Movie Wardrobe Sale
Toronto’s biggest sale featuring over 30 vendors selling a range of items from contemporary and vintage clothing to accessories used in some of your favourite film and television productions shot around Toronto, as well as a selection of new clothing, handcrafted goods, samples, wardrobe supplies, and more. Pinewood Toronto Studios, 225 Commissioners Ave.


[SHOP] Post Market
Leslieville’s Post Market returns this Saturday and Sunday featuring a wide array of offerings from midcentury modern furniture to vintage and contemporary clothing, apothecary, organic foodstuffs, & more.

Sunday June 1, 2014

[MUSIC] La Roux
Catch the sweet synth sounds of La Roux at the Danforth Music Hall this Sunday.

[SHOP] Liberty Village Farmers’ Market
The Liberty Village Farmers’ Market is back for summer, bringing farm fresh organic fruits, veggies, cheese, meats, baked goods, and natural sweets. MyMarket Liberty Village happens each Sunday until November 27 at the corner of Liberty St. and Atlantic Ave in the Green-P.

[SHOP] Bellwoods Blockparty
On the first Sunday of each month from June until September, eat, drink, shop and dance at the Bellwoods Blockparty. Check out local designers, artists, vintage dealers, food and drink vendors and live music just steps from the park on a quaint, private lane way.


[SHOP] The Distillery Sunday Market
The Distillery Sunday Market is also kicking off the season this weekend. Take a stroll down Gristmill Lane and check out delicious organic produce, local preserves, maple syrup, and honey, goat’s milk caramel, hand-made soaps, artisan cheeses, sweet and savoury snacks, and live music by our Distillery Market Buskers.

[FOOD] Burger Week
Burger Week takes place May 28 – 31 with dozens of Toronto’s Top Restaurants offering the best $5 dollar burgers in town. Come find Indie88 on June 1 at Fort York for some sweet Indie swag.

[DRINK] Craft Beer Passport Launch Party
Craft Beer Passport is bringing $2 craft beers to twenty bars and microbreweries around Toronto this summer. To kick it all off, CBP is throwing a party at The Piston (937 Bloor St. W) where you can sample brews from Junction Craft Brewing,