YYZ Best Bets (Week of July 7)

What's going on in Toronto this week

Summer is in full swing in Toronto and there is no shortage of great events to check out. Fringe is well underway with theatrical events happening all over the city. The Rural Alberta Advantage, Great Lake Swimmers, Basia Bulat, and Destroyer are all playing Massey Hall this week. You can do some midnight shopping at the Junction Night Market, and much much more.

Ongoing

[THEATRE] The Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival
The Fringe Festival is part of the “Fringe Movement” – a wordwide network of indie theatre festivals celebrating under-represented voices and those on the margins of the performing arts world. Toronto’s festival began on July 2 and carries on through July 13.
 

Tuesday July 8, 2014

[MUSIC] Great Lake Swimmers & The Rural Alberta Advantage
Great Lake Swimmers and The RAA are putting on a double headliner show at the beautiful Massey Hall tonight.

[FOOD/DRINK] Indie88 Six Pack – New Brews Sessions pt. 4
Sample Brimstone Brewing Company’s Hail Mary Ale when Indie88 invades The Garrison tonight.
 

Wednesday July 9, 2014

[MUSIC] Basia Bulat & Destroyer
Catch Basia Bulat and Destroyer at Massey Hall this week.
 

Thursday July 10, 2014

[FOOD/DRINK] Indie88 Six Pack – New Brews Sessions pt. 5
You’ll be able to try Kilannan Brewing Company’s Kilannan Alt and Coffin Ridge Boutique and Winery’s Forbidden Artisanal Dry Cider at Bar Hop as part of the Indie88 Six Pack.

[COMEDY] Toronto Comedy Brawl
Back for its sixth year, the annual Toronto Comedy Brawl takes place at Johnny Jackson where the four top comedians of the night will move into the quarter finals at a chance to win $1000.

[LITERATURE] Zombie Night in Toronto
Get yourself made up by master makeup artist Linda-Marie Civichino, then stick around for a reading by Jen Frankel from her new novel UNDEAD REDHEAD, about Toronto’s first and only Vegan Zombie!
 

Friday July 11, 2014

[MUSIC] Sherman Downey & The Ambiguous Case
Catch a free show at Yonge-Dundas Square for Indie Firdays every Friday in the summer until September 5.

[SCAVENGER HUNT] Haunted Toronto
In teams of 2-6 people, you and your friends can explore the more haunted side of Toronto. Explore tales of intrigue, betrayal and revenge on this scavenger hunt after dark in some of Toronto’s spookiest locations.
 

Saturday July 12, 2014

[SHOP] Junction Night Market
Check out the the Junction Night Market from 7 – 11pm at Pacific Avenue (just north Dundas St. W) for an evening of fabulous local food, craft beer and Ontario wine.

[SHOP] Bellwethers Vintage Giant Crazy Pop-Up
One of Toronto’s newest vintage curators are hosting a double day pop-up shop with tons of new summer stock and older items to browse. There will be drinks, music and BBQ too at Gallery BRB.
 

Sunday July 13, 2014

[SPORTS] Bloor Broadcast: 2014 Fifa World Cup Final
Watch the final World Cup match on the big screen at the Bloor Cinema. Enjoy drink specials, munchies and more. Tickets are free!