Well guys, June has arrived and that means the city is BLOWING UP with events. June is always my most stressful month because there is so much to do, and not enough hours to do it all. The FOMO is huge for Torontonians over the next 30 days.
But with that said, I have managed to narrow it down to the five most exciting events happening this week:
Luminato returns this year with a packed lineup of arts, film, literature, talks, music and culture to fit any taste. The lineup is so vast that you must check out each day yourself and start planning accordingly, because these 10 days are going to be awesome. Recommended: Jason Collett's Basement Review, The Roots, Kid Koala's Nufonia Must Fall, The Hidden Cameras, Green Porno, TV on the Radio and so much more!
Where: Various venues across the city
When: June 6 - 15th
ART: AGO First Thursday
My favourite museum to party at takes it up a notch this month with the focus on Canadian culture - bringing in one of my all-time favorite CanRockers, Sloan, to perform among the gallery's spotlight on their Canadian art collection. You'd be a fool to miss the chance to hear Money City Maniacs or The Good in Everyone performed in the middle of a museum.
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario
When: June 5th, 6pm
FOOD: Toronto Taste
The premiere event for foodies in the GTA returns for another round of mouth-watering goodness. While tickets to this event are a hefty $250, you will get an evening of all you can eat gourmet food and drinks prepared by some of the best chefs in Canada. Best of all, you can fill up lakeside while knowing you are contributing to a very worthy cause. The proceeds benefit Second Harvest, the food rescue program that helps feed vulnerable people all across the city.
Where: Lakeside, Chorus Quay
When: June 8th, 6pm
THEATRE: Summerworks Exclusive
Get ready to hear who made the cut into this year's Summerworks Performance Festival by attending their annual launch party and fundraiser! The evening includes dinner, special performances and a live auction, all taking place at the historic Campbell House before this year's performance lineup is announced.
Where: Campbell House
When: June 6, 6:30pm
MUSIC: Field Trip
While some might claim that indie rock died a few years ago and was replaced with electro-pop among other trends, this festival is happy to indulge us in our nostalgia for 2005 with a lineup that includes The Kills, Constantines, Interpol, and my personal favourite, Broken Social Scene.
Where: Fort York
When: June 7 & 8th, 1pm