Top 6 in the 6ix: Can't miss Toronto events August 21 to 28

Aug 19 2016, 9:07 am

It’s already Sunday – so we better start planning your week.

We’ve combed through pages of concert listings, live performances and dance parties to bring you a curated shortlist of the coolest activities for all price-ranges and interests.

There’s something for everyone, so don’t hold back!


Founded in Vancouver by Connor Beaton, ManTalk is a space for men to learn and evolve in an authentic and community-minded manner. The event features three speakers, including Adrian Davis (Author of Human-to-Human Selling), Byran Brock (Co-Founder of 1 Love TO), and Taleb Hussain (Founder of Ever Evolving). These men will tell stories of developing confidence and better connections. Do not let the name fool you, because the event is open to people of all genders. ManTalk is free, but come early to ensure you get a seat!

Where: GALAXYLIFE Toronto, 174 King Street West

When: August 22 @ 6:30 pm

Skye and Ross From Morcheeba Play the Danforth Music Hall 

UK-based music act Skye and Ross From Morcheeba are gracing The Danforth Music Hall with their acclaimed, genre-defying melodies. This dynamic duo combine different styles, from folk rock to electronica, to create their unique sound. They are already making a huge impression across the pond, so why not discover them before your friends do? Tickets are $25.

Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue

When: August 23 @ 7 pm

Prelude to TIFF at the Artistic Garden Cooperative – Documentary Screenings By Emerging Filmmakers

Tired of Netflix and Chilling? Want to venture out of your house but still in front of a screen? Well, why not learn something by heading out for some documentary film? The Artistic Garden Cooperative are hosting an evening of docs by hot local filmmakers. The night features such films as Jamie Day Fleck’s compelling The Voice of the Violin, which tells the story of Hratch Armenious Tchalkouchian, violin maker and Armenian Genocide survivor. It’s time to skip the Marvel movies and support local documentarians. Tickets are $12.

Where: 245 Balliol Street

When: August 25 @ 8 pm

Latino Street Block Party

Head to King West for a Latino block party hosted by Toronto chef Steve Gonzalez to celebrate his new restaurant, Baro. The affair will feature gourmet food and drink stations with a casual vibe. Nosh on oysters, tuna handrolls, and pork shoulders. This event sounds like the making of an epic food coma! Tickets include all food and drink, and they will set you back $55 each.

Where: 485 King Street West

When: August 25 @ 6:45 pm

Sasheer Zamata at Comedy Bar

Comedy nerds, rejoice! Hilarious standup comic and SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata is bringing her act to comedy bar. Ms. Zamata will be gracing the stage for four fabulous shows. If you’ve had a bad week, why not let one of comedy’s rising stars give you a laugh over drinks with friends?

Where: Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West

When: August 26 and 27

Leslieville Craft Beer Festival

They’re shutting down Dundas East in order to turn Leslieville into a veritable paradise of craft beer and local food venders. Why not put down the Budweiser and head over to Leslieville to explore some quality brews from Junction Craft Brews, Liberty Village Brewing Company, and many more? Samples will set you back a reasonable $1.25 each. Your taste buds will thank you!

Where: 1173 Dundas Street East

When: August 27 from 1 pm to 8 pm

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