Welcome to the weirdest work week ever, for those of you who didn't take Monday off. Have fun celebrating Canada Day mid-week, hopefully your boss won't be too upset when you come in hungover. It's for the sake of the country, after all.
On that note, here are the five events I'm most excited for this week:
FESTIVAL: TURF (Toronto Urban Roots Festival)
This might be the best music festival Toronto has to offer, with a lineup that includes the legendary Neutral Milk Hotel, Sam Roberts Band, Beirut, Local Natives, Deer Tick, Andrew Bird, Violent Femmes, Drive By Truckers, Jeff Tweedy, Jenny Lewis, July Talk and so many more - it's gonna be an epic weekend of incredible music at the Fort.
Where: Fort York
When: July 4 - 6th
Foodies, get ready for two full weeks of glorious prix fix menus around the city. That super fancy overpriced restaurant you've been dying to try will be offering up a delicious menu that, for just a few weeks, will actually fit into your budget. Make reservations while you still can!
Where: Various restaurants around the city
When: July 4 - 20th
FUN: Mega Pet Adoption Event
For all you pet lovers and wannabe pet owners, there is no better time than this weekend to rescue a loving pet in need of a good home. Adoption fees for all pets are just $25, which is nothing when you realize you will be gaining a new best friend. Go help a little furbaby out. It'll be the best decision you make all year.
When: July 4 - 6th
MUSIC: Vans Warped Tour
For those of you who aren't into the indie/rootsy sound TURF will be offering up this weekend, head over to Molson Amphitheatre for some punk rock. Bands playing include Saves The Day, Less Than Jake, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ready Set, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, NiT GriT, The Color Morale, Anberlin and many more.
Where: The Flats at Molson Amphitheatre
When: July 4th
CANADA DAY: Lobster Boil
Steam Whistle knows how to throw a good party, so why not spend your Canada Day living it up East Coast style at a Lobster Boil? After you fill up on delicious seafood, stick around for the beer and live music by Poor Angus.
Where: Steamwhistle Brewery
When: July 1st, 3pm & 6pm