Every Monday, #OnTheFourthFloor is rounding up events to check out and everything else you need to stay in-the-loop with what’s going on in the city. Here’s what’s happening this week in Toronto.
Now until Friday, May 15: Beer & Ball Festival
5 nights of music. 5 pinball machines. 5 beers on tap. Kensington Market’s first-ever Beer & Ball Festival is on now until this Friday, with a chance to claim the title of pinball champion each day and new musical performances each night.
Tuesday, May 12: First Tap at Tequila Bookworm
Toronto’s Tequila Bookworm is launching a new-beer series with a complete tap takeover from Ontario’s top craft breweries. Tomorrow, they’re celebrating Collective Arts Brewing and its five tasty beers. The party starts at 5 p.m., and runs until the keg runs dry.
Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13: Festival of Trees
The Festival of Trees is a two-day literary event with award ceremonies, autographing, workshops with authors/illustrators, and local entertainment. DIY your own journal, stop by the contemporary art exhibitions and even get a cool tattoo that your parents would approve of.
Saturday, May 16: Bellwoods Flea Market
The Bellwoods Flea has a new 3,200 sq. ft. home, which means more space for fashion and food vendors, music and movies. Get ready, Cher Horowitz fans, because entertainment is ’90s themed: All the alt rock and pop you can handle and selection of ’90s film classics (She’s All That, I know what you did last summer, Clueless).
Saturday, May 16 – Sunday, May 17: The Travelling Gypsy
If you’re in need of more local in your long weekend, fear not. In addition to the Bellwoods Flea, the Travelling Gypsy Market is hosting its second two-day event after popular demand. Shop quirky handmade bow ties from Vivid Streetwear, Pintrest-worthy housewares from Atlas Trove and peruse a variety of other artisans illustrators, photographers and vintage lovers who will be there.