1. Inside Out Film Fest (All Weekend)
Inside Out Film Fest brings Toronto’s LGBT community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. This year, Gladstone Hotel’s chief alchemist Christina Zeidler closes the festival with the world premiere of her film, Portrait of a Serial Monogamist.
2. CraveTO (Friday at 5:30pm)
Imagine enjoying craft drinks and street food creations to the sounds of local DJs and you can start to get a taste of CraveTo. Vendors include El Sabor de Mama, Naansense, Oyster Boy, Chimney Stacks, Mango Pinton, Junked Food Co., Bespoke Butchers, Bombay Street Food, and Foodbenders. Muddy York, Brickworks Cider, Mill Street, Amsterdam, and Nickel Brook (639 Queen St. W.).
3. Friday Night Live: Rock the Caravan (Friday at 7pm)
Quite possibly one of Toronto’s most unique social gatherings held at the Royal Ontario Museum with eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, and live music. This week, FNL celebrates Middle Eastern Archeology and the exhibit A Warlord’s Stronghold: Mystery on the Silk Road. (100 Queen’s Park
4. CBCMusic.ca Festival (Saturday)
In addition to the music performances, the festival will also highlight some of CBCs exceptional talent including a special live edition of The Debaters hosted by award-winning stand-up comedian Steve Patterson. (909 Lakeshore Blvd. W)
5. TD Echo Beach Spring Market (Sunday at 10am-5pm)
There’s nothing better to do on a Sunday morning then hit the local market. Fortunately, this Sunday the Junction Flea and TD Echo Beach present their inaugural spring market with 100+ vendors. Shop vintage, craft, clothing, jewellery, specialty foods, and more on the shore of Lake Ontario. (909 Lakeshore Blvd. W)
And don’t forget to check out the Gladstone Hotel this weekend, we’re chock-full of free events! Take a tour of our historic hotel and explore the diverse culture it has to offer. We have several galleries currently featuring Canadian photographers so, don’t miss out. Afterwards, you can grab a drink in our bar and jam out to the lively tunes of The Sugar Devils and Jackets!
Irene Torres and The Sugar Devils: Friday, May 22 8pm – 10pm
Jackets: Saturday, May 23 8pm – 10pm
Shameless Karaoke: Friday, May 22 10pm – 2am and Saturday, May 23 10pm – 2am
ART AND CULTURE
Doors Open Toronto: Saturday, May 23 12pm – 5 pm and Sunday, May 24 12pm – 5 pm
Niagara Custom Lab: May 1st – 31st, 12pm – 5pm
Contact Photography Festival: May 1st – 31st, 12pm – 5pm