Notable Now Toronto: May 30, 2014

Ready, Set, Die.
Date: May 31  
Location: Polson Pier

A 5-km race full of obstacles that mimic the zombie apocalypse we all know is coming. So really, this isn’t just a way to raise money for The Heart and Stroke Foundation, it’s also something we like to call good practice. Sign up to run (as a survivor) or wreck havoc (as a zombie). Either way, everyone’s welcome to swap stories at Zombiefest after the run.

Cider Week
Date: June 2-7
Location: Various   

Ontario isn’t just about beer. There are other ways to get your bubbles in this province and Cider Week intends to show you just how good an apple a day can be. More than 40 different ciders from 15 of Ontario’s finest producers will be available at a different bar every night. Head to the Loose Moose, Tequila Bookworm, WVRST, Bar Hop, The Only Cafe, and Barvolo to get your cider on all week long. 

Street Festivals
Date: June 7-8
Location: Various 

It’s that time of year again. It’s nice out, there’s construction everywhere, and people just want to be in the streets. Street festivals are to the spring and summer season what huddling indoors is to winter – a necessity. Just next weekend alone you can hit up Dundas West Fest, enjoy the Annex Festival on Bloor, or venture to RiversideTO Eats & Beats. Heck, even Mississauga is getting in on the action with their Bread & Honey Festival.

Power Ball
Date: June 5   
Location: The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay W.

This is the art party of the year. More than 2,500 guests from Toronto’s art, fashion, and entertainment communities indulging in an evening of fine art, cuisine, and cocktails – yes, please. Power Ball: Old/New World will take you on a journey that sets analogue and digital technology on a collision course in both art performances and installations that will shatter convention. Told you it was epic.

Ride to Conquer Cancer
Date: June 7-8
Location: Ontario    

200 kilometres, two days. The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer isn’t about competing with others – it’s about challenging yourself. If you own a bike, have access to a helmet, and believe in curing cancer in our lifetime, this is the event for you. There are multiple routes available throughout the Ontario countryside; all you need is the motivation to complete them. Next weekend, push yourself to help others. 

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

We told you Field Trip was Notable Now nearly two months ago, and if you didn’t pay attention you’re probably about to miss out on a line-up that includes the likes of Interpol, The Kills, A Tribe Called Red, Austra, Feist, Gord Downie, Chvrches, and Future Islands. You should really listen to us more. Or just buy tickets right now. Seriously, stop reading and start ordering. 

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