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Today in Toronto: Caribana King and Queen Show and Florence and the Machine

Caribana King and Queen Show This massive and deliciously over-the-top costume contest kicks off the final weekend of the city’s annual Caribbean extravaganza with style. Contestants compete for the most extravagant getup. A past contestant accidentally set himself on fire in the heat of competition, so the bar is set high. Find out more »

Florence and the Machine The redheaded songstress Florence Welch creates melodramatic goth music for the masses. Harps and choir-like vocals crash up against tribal drums and electronic flourishes that wouldn’t have sounded out of place coming from prime-era Peter Gabriel or Kate Bush. Find out more »

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