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What to do in Toronto this week

It’s another busy summer week in Toronto. Take in live music from Nine Inch Nails, The Harpoonist & Axe Murderer, Noel Johnson and more, plus some great film events, an Asian night market, Toronto’s Festival of Beer, and more.

Thursday July 24, 2014

[FILM] Strange Paradise: The Cinema of Jim Jarmusch
From July 24 to August 16, TIFF is screening Strange Paradise: The Cinema of Jim Jarmusch, the first comprehensive retrospective of Jim Jarmusch’s influential films.

[MUSIC] The Harpoonist & Axe Murderer
The Vancouver-based blues duo The Harpoonist & Axe Murderer is playing the Dakota Tavern with Samantha Martin.

[MUSIC] Arts & Crafts Field Trip Discovery Series III
For the third installment of the Arts & Crafts Field Trip Discovery Series, you can catch sets from Fresh Snow, Grounders, Programm, and Dirty Frig at the Garrison. This event is totally free but make sure to RSVP here.

[FILM/MUSIC] Open Roof Festival – Ping Pong Summer
This week Open Roof Festival is showing Ping Pong Summer on the big screen with live tunes from Matrox.

[ENTERTAINMENT] Toronto Burlesque Festival
The 7th annual Toronto Burlesque Festival is a four day whirlwind of performances, parties and workshops. Learn the tricks of the trade and tease with star faculty and witness the mind-blowing performances of world-renowned artists and local favourites and the Virgin Mobile Mod Club and Revival Bar from July 24-27.

Friday July 25, 2014

[MUSIC] Indie Fridays – Wild Child
Indie Friday’s are Yonge-Dundas square’s free indie summer concert series. This Friday you can catch Austin, Texas’ indie-folk pop outfit Wild Child.

[MUSIC] Noel Johnson & The Crook Brothers
Catch Candice’s hubby Noel Johnson & The Crook Brothers with Kevin Myles Wilson and Ryan Nolan at the Cameron House – back room.

[FOOD/SHOP] T&T Waterfront Night Market
This weekend you can experience an all-out night market reminiscent of the popular Asian night markets with street food, merchandise, performances and entertainment. July 25-27, 222 Cherry St.

Sunday July 27, 2014

[DRINK] Toronto’s Festival of Beer
Toronto’s Festival of Beer invades Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place all weekend. Celebrate your favourite bubbly beverage, hear some great tunes, and don’t forget to stop by the Indie88 tent and say hi! LoriAnn will also be broadcasting live on Saturday.

[MUSIC] Nine Inch Nails
Get loud with Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre this weekend.

[BIKE] Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show
The 3rd annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show sets up shop this Sunday in Trinity Bellwoods Park. This is a shine and show event, so if you have a vintage classic that’s been sitting in your garage or basement, this is your chance to shine it up and show it off!