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This week, we’re buying cheap, painting blank, and exploring Toronto the Weird.


Honest Ed’s alley becomes a market of handmade and vintage goods this weekend at the Annex Flea. Taking place only on Saturday, this licensed event will be serving craft beer to folks as they wind through rows of vintage sellers and Etsy-style crafter tables. If you’re looking to shop on the cheap, anything around Honest Ed’s is usually your best bet and this flea is no exception. Honest Ed’s Alley (581 Bloor Street), August 24, 11AM Free


Think of Paint the Wall as a tailgate party with art and cocktails and now you’ll understand why Walnut Studios chose to host a fundraiser in a parking lot. The Toronto gallery is raising funds with the Visual Literacy Foundation of Canada to help bring the children’s art programme, Blank Canvases, into schools and hosting a party in a parking lot is how they chose to do it. Graffiti artists will do live paintings and the public is invited to paint a blank canvas of their own while drinking and eating BBQ. Tickets are available through Eventbrite and the VLFC will match each $25 ticket purchase. Walnut Studios (83 Walnut Avenue), August 21, 7PM $25


The festival of oddities and curiosities is back, signifying the end of summer but also the growth of Toronto the weird. Buskerfest, taking place in its new Dundas Square location, graces the city with madness this weekend as mimes, street performers, circus acts, magicians, sword eaters, fire breathers, dancers and the like take over the streets. One of the few events that make Dundas Square palatable, this delightful little freak show exhibits exactly why we love this city. Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East), August 21-24, 12PM Free


This weekend marks the opening of the AGO’s latest exhibit, a retrospective of Torontonian painter Alex Colville, whose more than 100 works of fine art will be on display for public consumption. The Colville exhibit, featuring works from international museums and private collections, contains the artist’s deeply personal pieces spanning his entire career. The exhibit opens at the AGO this Saturday, buy tickets ahead on the AGO’s website. Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West), August 23-January 4, 10AM $25

Image via Flickr user Ashton Pal.
Lauren Pincente is Toronto Standard‘s events editor. Follow her on Twitter.

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