Toronto folk - I'm taking today's post to let y'all know about a couple of dope events that are coming up in the next few weeks! If you're looking for something to do, the city has something for everybody! Dead Wit Laugh - The September Edition
My friends behind Fashionably Late Fridays at Dazzling Lounge are keeping the laughs coming with their monthly comedy show, Dead Wit Laugh. I was in attendance for last month's special Caribana edition, and I'm definitely going to grab my ticket for this month's show! On Friday, September 21st, hit Dazzling Lounge for Dead Wit Laugh hosted by Marc Trinidad. Marc headlined the August show, and was BEYOND hilarious and outrageous. This time, he's holding up the hosting duties and is bringing a few of his comedic friends, so I anticipate the energy and the laughs to be on a hundred thousand trillion! Anyone that Marc Trinidad cosigns is a comedian I have to see. Best part of the deal? Tickets are only $10, and also include cover for the afterparty at Dazzling Lounge with DJ Ideal. Laughing and dancing the week's stress away? I'm down.
The Curly Soiree
The lovely ladies of I Heart My Hair are holding The Curly Soiree on September 29th - this event is tagged as "Canada's naturally inspired 1-day event that transforms Toronto into a casually chic atmosphere with a flair of sophistication." Giveaways, product swaps, hair styling demonstrations, and goodie bags filled with enough treats to show your hair some serious love - you get all of this, plus the opportunity to mix and mingle with Toronto curlies! Guest speakers include Safiya's House of Kreation, Curl Bar Beauty Salon, and Raw 4 Health & Wellness. Advance tickets are only $12 - head here to purchase and get all the details!
Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture
Ever heard of Manifesto, the non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to celebrating art and culture in Toronto? The annual festival touches down in the city from September 21-23. The full weekend lineup can be found here, but I know I'll be most looking forward to the Fresh Arts 20 x Manifesto Summit on the 22nd. Panel discussions, keynote speakers, and mentor classes will be taking place throughout the day, and we'll get to see what people like d'bi young, Shad, Kardinall Offishall, Jully Black, Director X, and Pharaohe Monch (Simon Says still goes hard in the whip) have to say about hip hop, art, and cultural expression. Oh, and a free concert at Yonge-Dundas Square headlined by Pharaohe Monch on the 23rd? I'm in there like swimwear!
So, there you have it, folks! A few awesome and cost-effective events coming up to get this autumn season started off right! Will I see you at any of the above? Let me know! Have a great weekend, y'all!