TADO at Magic Pony
Magic Pony pick
Also debuting tonight (Thursday, August 28) is Magic Pony's (694 Queen West, 416-861-1684, magic-pony.com) Lily: The Littlest Cannibal show, starring the figures and fine art of UK-based artists TADO (tado.co.uk). The twisted cast of forest-creature characters are revealed and signed between 6 and 7 pm, and a reception follows until 9 pm.
The Junction isn't wanting for home decor shops, but a few more clothing stores couldn't hurt. Trap Door Boutique (2993 Dundas West, 416-778-4967, shoptrapdoor.com) opens tonight (Thursday, August 28) stocked with Toronto's favourite local labels including Dagg and Stacey, Studio Fresh, Snoflake and Jack & Marjorie, plus menswear, jewellery and eco-angled goodies. Today's reception begins at 7 pm, featuring artwork by STU, Mikey "Brand", Jonah K, Zirco Circus, Justin Erickson and Zoetica Ebb.
Fave Toronto gift shop Outer Layer (outerlayer.com) is celebrating not one, but two birthdays this week. The Bloor location (430 Bloor West, 416-324-8333) turns 16, while the Queen West shop (577 Queen West, 416-869-9889) is six. To mark the double occasion, both outlets are hosting a Buy More and Save More sale through August 31. Spend up to $25 and save 10 per cent. Spend $25 to $100 and save 20 per cent. Or go all out and drop $100-plus and save 30 per cent.
Psychic Lorraine Hughes
Sunday (August 31) is your last chance to pick up some future predictions with your local fashion purchase at Nathalie-Roze & Co. (1015 Queen East, 416-792-1699, Nathalie-roze.com). Leslieville psychic Lorraine Hughes (psychiclorraine.com) is dishing out $20 mini-readings on the store's side patio between 2 and 5 pm. Inside, we see transitional summer pieces that are in their final markdowns discounted by 20 to 70 per cent.