As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.
July 24-26, 2015
Unity Concert: This free concert caps off the annual four-day festival that celebrates diversity in hip hop. The Unity Concert takes over DSQ on Saturday with a headlining performance by the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA. Get there early for a good seat and marvel as the Liquid Swords legend unleashes his unique brand of wordplay. Saturday, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. 1 Dundas Square West. http://unitycharity.com/unity-festival/
Fashion Against Poverty: Hosted by the Hands of Hero Foundation, this 3rd annual charity fashion show aims to provide help and hope for less fortunate children in Ghana, West Africa. This year’s theme, Colours of Life, brings together talented local designers, artists and entrepreneurs for a fashion show, cocktail reception and live auction. Saturday. 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Palace Mutli Cultural and Banquet Center, 137 City View Drive. http://handsofahero.org/
Canadian Air Guitar Championships: Unleash your inner Hendrix without having to actually play a lick. Seasoned air guitar veterans and wide-eyed rookies will all crank out their best imaginary power chords at this charity event, with proceeds going to Right To Play Canada. Do you have what it takes? If so, strap on that ghostly strat and take a shot at glory. Saturday, 8 p.m. Mod Club
722 College Street. http://airguitarcanada.org/
Family Fun Fair: Family fun for a good cause is at the heart of the first-ever Family Fun Fair. Stuff yourself at the BBQ, have your face painted, or pose with your furry friends in the pet photo booth. Proceeds support the Etobicoke Humane Society. Saturday, 11 a.m – 3 p.m. Etobicoke Humane Society, 67 Six Point Road. http://etobicokehumanesociety.com/
Vintage Bicycle Show: Have an old Schwinn laying around gathering dust? Now’s the time to pump up the tires, polish it off, and head down to Trinity-Bellwoods Park for the fourth annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 790 Queen St W. Free. http://www.communitybicyclenetwork.org