May 2014

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A look at Toronto’s coolest flea markets: A handmade, reclaimed, silk-screened circus

Toronto is a hot spot for hidden gems and all things vintage — you just have to know where to look. With both indoor and outdoor flea markets to choose from, as well as new venues opening up across the GTA, flea market season has never been more exciting.


Hawksley Workman takes to the Tarragon Theatre stage in The God That Comes

Local rock musicians have dabbled in the Toronto theatre scene with mixed results over the years. It’s a natural fit. Rock is all about emotion, playing with swagger and acting a role. And when it comes to swagger, there are few musicians who can match the might of Hawksley Workman.


The week in Toronto in 10 clicks: Benz vs. Ford, Worst Roads, Street signs for sale and more

Our weekly recap of the week’s news nuggets in Toronto will bring you up to date and add some fuel to your small-talk tank heading into the weekend.


Post City in the Park: Current Swell kick off new video series

Rootsy rock quartet Current Swell hit the baseball diamond in Christie Pits park to kick off our exclusive summer music video series.


Weekend Warrior: Desifest, Toronto Festival of Clowns, Kampai Toronto, Bellwoods Block Party, MEC BikeFest and CraveTO

Wondering what's going on this weekend in Toronto? Indulge a variety of cravings at CraveTO, or party it up in Trinity Bellwoods after riding around at Bikefest. Yonge-Dundas Square will be packed with a bill of acts representing South Asia, and there's even a big clown festival. If all this isn't reason to start the weekend out with some sake sipping, then what is?


Concert Review: Jack Johnson with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at Molson Amphitheatre

If Jack Johnson knows anything, it must be that if you’ve got a good thing going, man, just enjoy the ride (insert Hawaiian shaka hand gesture here, brah). And, if the thousands of smiling folks, both young and old, who turned up at Molson Amphitheatre last night are any indication, this dude is doing something right.


The madness and the man: Colm Feore in King Lear

Up close and personal with Colm Feore, who tackles one of Shakespeare’s most challenging roles, King Lear, at this season’s Stratford Festival.


Have two wheels, will travel: Cycling alive and well in Toronto with exciting events and projects

Toronto kicked off Bike Month this year (May 26 to June 26) with the 25th anniversary of the Toronto Bike to Work Day Group Commute and pancake breakfast at Nathan Phillips Square, organized by Cycle Toronto. The month-long event will involve various bike tours, races, tournaments and more as the two-wheeled chariots hit city streets en masse.

Theatre Review: George F. Walker’s Dead Metaphor

Dead Metaphor, a new dark comedy from Toronto playwright George F. Walker, is gritty, foulmouthed and hilarious, as if HBO hired Quentin Tarantino to remake Seinfeld. But Dead Metaphor isn’t a show about nothing. The humour in this story of Dean, a sniper who has come home from Afghanistan and is struggling to find work, comes not from gags but from frank discussion of uncomfortable realities.


Toronto writer David Sax launches new book The Tastemakers

Why do some food trends have legs while others fizzle? David Sax’s latest book tries to uncover why ‘local’ food and other trends explode or fall short.