Spring officially begins this week! Get ready Toronto, patio season is just around the corner. If all goes as it should, we will finally be able to go outside again sans Canada Goose coats.
With that in mind, here are the five events I'm most excited for this week:
FILM: Banff Moutain Film Festival World Tour
While this might be more of an acquired taste, I always love supporting Canadian film as much as I possibly can. Banff is bringing its best mountain based films to Toronto this week, and it's worth having a peek at the schedule to see if any of the scheduled films appeal to you. A mountain film is the perfect way to close out winter, especially after the Olympics.
Where: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
When: March 21 - 23rd
MUSIC: The Dirty Nil Record Release
This week's musical choice goes to one of my favourite upcoming bands - The Dirty Nil. While they're technically from just outside of Hamilton, I always feel like they're a Toronto band because they are beloved in the local scene here. I wish every local band had half the talent and potential these guys have. If you're into punk rock and heavier music, they're a MUST see.
Where: Silver Dollar
When: Friday March 21st
FASHION: Fashion in the Digital World
This regular networking event brings together all the Toronto Fashionistas, celebrating local entrepreneurs who have produced emerging web and mobile startups. Five entrepreneurs are chosen to present their business to the crowd, and there is also a fashion marketplace during the event so you can get your shopping on.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe
When: Tuesday March 18th
EXHIBITION: Canada Blooms + National Home Show
For those of you who are lucky enough to own your own home + garden, you're gonna be in heaven this weekend at the Direct Energy Centre. One ticket gets you into both the National Home Show - where you can learn all about green home design and technology, and Canada Blooms - Canada's largest flower and garden festival.
Where: Direct Energy Centre
When: Until March 23rd
Inventive dancer and choreographer Denise Fujiwara brings her latest work, Eunoia, to the World Stage. An adaptation of Christian Bok's celebrated poem of the same name, Fujiwara adapts the strict rules of the poem into her dance, allowing them to transform her choreography.
Where: Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
When: March 19 - 22nd