As our regular 680News.com series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.
April 25-27, 2014
Hot Docs: The long-running documentary festival kicked off on Thursday night and runs until May 4. On Friday night, a free talk at the TIFF Bell Lightbox highlights the impact documentaries have had on viewers, with several filmmakers invited to speak. Meanwhile, screenings are taking place all over the city. Hot Docs Talk: Docs Change People. People Change The World. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. Friday, 4 p.m. Free. hotdocs.ca/talk. Click here for screenings.
Toronto Game Jam: Ever wanted to create your own video game? Now’s your chance at TOJam, a three-day development event. Get a team together or compete individually to create — and complete — a unique game in a short time frame. More than 450 gamers are expected to attend the ninth-annual event George Brown College, School of Design, 341 King St. E. Friday-Sunday. Free. tojam.ca
The Babytime Show: The 16th annual event dedicated to all things parenting features seminars from experts, vendors with the latest in baby gear, and entertainment for the under-five set. Children can meet Dora the Explorer and other characters while parents receive pregnancy and parenting tips. International Centre, Hall 5. 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Adults, $16, grandparents $10, under 12 free. babytimeshows.ca.
Etsy Pop-Up: Incredibly popular online retailer Etsy — a market for handmade, vintage, and small-batch products — will get a brick-and-mortar location in Toronto this weekend. Local designers will be featured in the temporary popup store, with products chosen by Chatelaine editor Emma Reddington. West Elm, 109 Atlantic Ave. Saturday. 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free. facebook.com.
FAT Fashion: FAT Fashion Art Toronto presents Arts and Fashion Week, a celebration of clothing as art. More than 200 artists, from designers to visual artists to musicians, will participate in runway shows, photography exhibits and live performances during the five-day event. Daniels Spectrum (formerly Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre), 585 Dundas St. E. April 22-26. $30-$100. fashionarttoronto.ca
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