Notable Now Toronto: April 4, 2014

Date: May 30
Location: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street.

An outdoor festival showcasing Toronto street food, craft beer and DJs. Is this even a question? It might not be for another eight weeks but because we love you we’re getting you 25% off of your tickets until April 11th. Just enter the promo code cravenotable when purchasing and you’ll be tasting The Food Dudes, We Got Balls, Sweet Sammies, Mango Pinton, The Goods, Tocino Boys, and Miss Amigo for less than everyone else. 

Date: May 1-4
Location: Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St W 

Women are funny. Really funny. So it’s about time Toronto held its own festival to show the world just how much we respect the female funny bone. This four-day festival will showcase stand-up, sketch, improv, storytelling, workshops, panels and, of course, parties. After a slew of applications, a total of 61 national and international female comedians and comedy troupes have been selected to take over Toronto. We can’t wait.

Yum Cha
Date: April 13
Location: 11am 

This is one of the hottest tickets in town right now. So much so that it’s already sold out. So why are we telling you about it? Because we believe that when it comes to dim sum, anything is possible. So bribe, sneak, barter, or do anything else (legal) you have to do in order to be a part of this festival that’s featuring 10 vendors who plan on bringing your favourite dumplings to a whole new level.

The Songkran Festival
Date: April 12
Location: 326 Adelaide St. W. 

Ah, the age old tradition of celebrating the Thai New Year with a huge water gun fight. Alright, so it’s not a real tradition – so what? Hanging out in a heated tent while you drench and get drenched sounds like a pretty fun time to us (especially when they supply a dry bag for items you don’t want wet). Add chef Matt Blondin (Junk Bar), La Carnita, Come and Get It, Ardor Bistro, and Gushi to the day’s festivities and we’re pretty sure this is better than anything Wild Water Kingdom has ever offered. 

Date: April 5th  
Location: AGO 

Even if you don’t know art, you’ve heard of Francis Bacon. And if you do know art, you definitely know Henry Moore. Well, today the AGO is welcoming an exhibit in conjunction with the U.K.’s historic Ashmolean Museum that showcases these two artistic giants. Francis Bacon and Henry Moore will feature over 60 works by the pair known for “expressing themes of suffering, struggle and survival in relation to the human body.” A must-see to be sure, though probably not the best first-date option in the world.

Field Trip
Date: June 7, 8
Location: Fort York & Garrison Common   

Last year’s event was such a success that the one-day festival has been spread over an entire weekend. The lineup’s been released and single day general admission tickets go on sale today. Branding themselves as a “world-class, two-day boutique music and arts festival situated in the heart of downtown Toronto,” Field Trip is sure to sell out fast. So if you want to catch the likes of Interpol, The Kills, A Tribe Called Red, Austra. Feist, Gord Downie, Chvrches, and more, we suggest you book now.

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Photo courtesy AGO