Six things to do in Toronto on the weekend of March 28–30

Six things to do in Toronto on the weekend of March 28–30

The One of a Kind Show returns this weekened. (Image: Courtesy of the One of a Kind Show) The One of a Kind Show returns this weekened. (Image: Courtesy of the One of a Kind Show)
 

In this edition of The Weekender, a festival of beer, a new Leslieville market and four more things to do in Toronto this weekend.

SHOPPING

One of a Kind Show
For spring 2014, this semi-annual craft show boasts 450 amazing sellers peddling a variety of unique products, including beachy accessories and cute cottage decorations. See our top-ten picks here. Until Mar. 30. Tickets $12. Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd., oneofakindshow.com

BEER

Toronto Festival of Beer
Attendees can sample local brews from brands like Granville Island, Flying Monkey and Brickworks Cider House. Food vendors like Rock Lobster and Pizza Libretto will also be on hand. Tickets are sold out for Saturday’s festivities, but beer-lovers can still grab some for Friday. (The ticket price includes 5 samples and a mug.) Mar. 28–Mar. 29. Tickets $30. The Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., beerfestival.ca

MUSIC

Body Percussion Festival
This inaugural festival features a variety of dance, voice and movement performances. Expect to experience everything from tap dancing to beatboxing. Mar. 28–Mar. 30. Regular tickets $25–$30.50. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., harbourfrontcentre.com

FILM

Cinéfranco
Cinéfranco is English Canada’s largest festival dedicated to showcasing international French cinema. There will be 25 feature films and 14 shorts, including films like Wrestling Queens and Angélique. Mar. 28–Apr. 6. Tickets $12. The Royal, 608 College St., cinefranco.com

PARTIES

Spacing Launch Party (FREE!)
To celebrate the launch of Spacing Magazine’s upcoming April issue, the publication is hosting a launch party that’s sure to be heavily attended by media, activists and city-hall operators. (Guests are virtually guaranteed to spot at least one mayoral candidate.) The party will be preceded by the 2014 Jane Jacobs Prize ceremony, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Mar. 27. Free, or $9 for a copy of the magazine. 918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St., facebook.com 

MARKETS

The Post Market (FREE!)
This new Leslieville weekend market promises a great selection of local vendors. Visitors can hydrate with cold-pressed beverages from Greenhouse Juice and shop brands like Shop Wanderlust and Lauren Macrae Pottery. And of course, there will be lots of vintage, too. Mar. 29—Mar. 30. Free. 1075 Queen St. E., facebook.com