YYZ Best Bets (week of May 12)

Indie88's event picks for the week

Tons of talent coming to Toronto this week. Catch Foals with Cage the Elephant, Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, and Mogwai – all tonight! Later this week, LA sisters HAIM rock the Kool Haus, The Elwins and Fast Romantics take Adelaide Hall, Toronto’s Dilly Dally play Handlebar, and more. You can also satisfy your hunger, try some Ontario craft beer, and watch daredevil stunts this week. Happy May 2-4!

Tuesday May 13, 2014

[MUSIC] Foals & Cage the Elephant Catch Foals and Cage the Elephant with J. Roddy Walston & The Business at the Kool Haus this evening.

[MUSIC] Foster the People Foster the People are filling beautiful Massey Hall with special guest St. Lucia tonight.

[MUSIC] Lana Del Rey You can see the lovely Lana Del Rey will be at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

[MUSIC] Mogwai Indie88 presents Mogwai with Majeure at the Danforth Music Hall tonight.

[FOOD] Davisville Farmers’ Market Opening Day It’s Farmers’ Market season! Come out for an afternoon of farm fresh food, creative cuisine and live music. June Rowlands Park (Davisville and Mount Pleasant) 3-7pm.  

Thursday May 15, 2014

[MUSIC] HAIM Indie88 presents HAIM with Tennis at Kool Haus. You best wear your dancing shoes.

[MUSIC] Field Trip Presents: Discovery Series II: future R&B, soul & funk The second part of Field Trips discovery series features music from Brendan Philip, Harrison, Keita Juma, and Shadrack Jackman at The Drake Underground. This event is free but make sure to RSVP.  

Friday May 16, 2014

[MUSIC] The Elwins & Fast Romantics Newmarket’s The Elwins and Calgary’s Fast Romantics are rocking Adelaide Hall with Aukland, The 6th Letter, Iris and The Soul Proprietor (DJ set) this Friday.  

Saturday May 17, 2014

[MUSIC] Elbow Catch English alt band Elbow with John Grant at the Danforth this weekend.

[MUSIC] Dilly Dally Hear Toronto’s Dilly Dally with The Sandy Pockets, Meeko Cheech, Gold Pony and The Julee Cruise Ships at Handlebar.

[EVENT] Toronto International Circus Festival Expect mind-bending acrobatics, side-splitting comedy and jaw-dropping daredevil stunts at this year’s Toronto International Circus Festival at the Harbourfront Centre, May 17, 18 & 19, 11am-5pm.  

Sunday May 18, 2014

[MUSIC] Electric Elements Festival Celebrate May 2-4 as the Electric Elements Festival invades Wasaga Beach. Kick summer off with a bang to the beats of Benny Benassi, Adventure Club, DVBBS, + more. There are busses leaving from all around the GTA.  

Monday May 19, 2014

[MUSIC] Manchester Orchestra Manchester Orchestra is back with Blanace and Composure and Kevin Devine + the Goddamn Band at the Opera House this Victoria Day.

[FOOD&DRINK] Brewer’s Backyard: Queen Victoria’s Secret Inspired by beer garden and farmers’ market concepts, Brewer’s Backyard gives you the chance to learn about, try and meet the people behind the best beer Ontario has to offer. Check out their event this holiday Monday from 12-4pm at the Evergreen Brick Works.