As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.
May 23-25, 2014
Toronto LGBT Film Festival: Kick off your weekend with the 24th annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival. The 11-day festival draws over 30,000 people to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties. The festival showcases more than 200 films and video from Canada and across the globe. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. May 22 – June 1. General public: $13, members: $11, youth & seniors: $10. insideout.ca/torontofestival
Woofstock: Woodbine Park is going to the dogs as Woofstock takes over this weekend. The two-day event will include contests, the wiener dog and pug races, a stunt show and a vendor market where you can get all kinds of special treats for your furry friend. Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. woofstock.ca
Lulaworld Festival: Jazz and Latin artists will perform music from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Trinidad, Guadalupe and Brazil at the ninth annual festival. There is also free outdoor programming that coincides with Dundas West Fest on June 7. Admission: 19 and older. Lula Lounge, Dundas St. W. May 20 – June 7. $10 – $25. lulaworld.ca
Doors Open Toronto: From underground bowling alleys to a secret tomb, Toronto is filled with hidden hooks to explore and those doors will be open at Doors Open Toronto. The theme this year is Secrets and Spirits — exploring the mysteries behind the door. Saturday and Sunday. Various locations.
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Toronto Indie Arts Market Small Press & Literary Festival: Interested in Toronto’s independent literary scene? Then head down to the Gladstone this weekend for the Toronto Indie Arts Market Small Press & Literary Festival. Speak with authors of books, magazines, comics, zines and more. Part of the proceeds from the door go to local literacy charities. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, $1 – $9.