Weekend Warrior: Raekwon at AGO, SlutWalk, a gig with free pizza and Anime North
By Sabrina Nanji
The Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon will be speaking at the AGO on Saturday (Image: Loren Wohl)
Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon will be at the AGO on Saturday as part of Stylus’ It Starts With The DJ event. Alongside the Wu-Tang alumn will be producers, record label execs, local DJs and rappers such as JD Era, who will take part in panel discussions on how the DJ shaped hip-hop. Though the Spinfest Awards will take place next week, we’re crossing our fingers for a wayback playback from Raekwon. Tickets are $10.
Some good may have come from the Toronto cop who said that women who “dress like sluts” invite sexual assaults on themselves. His misogynistic words offended just about everyone, and inspired SlutWalk, organized by several Toronto ladies. This year’s march takes place tomorrow (May 25) and aims to confront self-shaming and victimization. Dress in whatever makes you comfortable — but this is your chance to take advantage of the heatwave and march around Nathan Phillips Square in a bikini.
Nerds’ day out
Prepare for some supa kawaii Japanese pop culture this weekend at Anime North, the fan-run convention which features anime, manga, celebs, music, food and just about everything cool in Japan. From a Magic: The Gathering tournament to a human chessboard, there is something for both newbs and leets (if you dont know what that means, then you’re not one). The full weekend passes are sold out, but day passes are still available. And yes, there will be a Starcraft LAN party.
Need an idea for a cheap date? How about dinner and a show for less than 10 bucks? Local band, Sandman Viper Command are having a 7-inch release party at Horseshoe Tavern Friday night. If their awesome name isn't enough to sell you on the show, the rockers will be providing pizza, too. Their fuzzy garage-rock landed them opening gigs with Arkells, Holy F*ck and The Rural Alberta Advantage, so these guys are definitely ones to watch out for. Psychedelic pepperoni, anyone?
Bikes Without Borders
The Great Bike Recycle, put on by Bikes Without Borders, is this Sunday. The bike drive kicks off Bike Month, and you'll have the chance to trade in your old wheels, get a tune-up and ride along with Mike Layton (it’s called, ahem, Bike With Mike). So you'll really have no excuse not to participate in the official bike-to-work event on Monday morning.