Do Make Say Think is Toronto Standard’s weekly weekend events preview.
It’s hard to believe the neighbours aren’t pissed after last weekend, but 159 Manning hosts the second part of its 2014 BBQ on Friday night. Taking over every room in the house—just don’t touch the books—musicians like a l l i e and KC Accidental will play sets everywhere from the living room to the backyard to the dark and dingy basement. Chip in $10 to get a plate of food but BYOB. 159 Manning Avenue, June 20, 12PM
The festival for creatives, The Junction Summer Solstice Festival has art, music, food, street performers, workshops, film screenings, a carnival and a design crawl happening over the next three days, so it’s impossible not to do, make, say, or think anything. Head to the Junction with a case of wanderlust and you’re guaranteed to stumble upon something that sparks your interest. Dundas West (between Indian Grove and Quebec Avenue), June 20-22, 12PM
St. Vincent plays a free show at Yonge-Dundas Square on Friday night while Exclaim! hosts a showcase featuring Army Girls, Pissed Jeans and Goat at Lee’s and Mac DeMarco hosts a Saturday night Bruise Cruise with music by PS I Love You and other acts. Considering there’s only three days left of NXNE, you have options. More of a stay home and read type? There’s some NXNE for you, too. Check out Broken Pencil x NXNE Zine Fair to see what self-published writers in the city are up to. June 20-22, across the city
Pride is expanding beyond the usual street fairs, marches and parades this year with art shows, film screenings, and LGBTQ rights conferences taking place across the city. Inside Out Under the Stars will screen a different film every night this weekend and Nuit Rose is an all-night, fully licensed art show taking place at The Gladstone. The big parade isn’t until next weekend but Church Street will still be open to party. June 20-29, across the city