Slaughter Nick for President screens as part of the NXNE Film Festival.
i am a good person / i am a bad person Support the terrific local filmmaker Ingrid Veninger's latest micro-budget film during its run at the Royal. This one's about a filmmaker (Veninger) who finds herself alienated from her daughter (Hallie Switzer, Veninger's real daughter) during a series of festivals in Europe. See review.
NXNE Film Festival Don't miss two highly recommended films at this year's fest of music-related movies: Once In A Lullaby (screening Saturday) tells the story of the Staten Island children's chorus that played at the 2011 Academy Awards; and Slaughter Nick For President (Saturday and Sunday) examines the Canadian actor Rob Stewart's (from the show Sweating Bullets) fame in Serbia.
Next To Normal Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about how mental illness affects a family gets a fine production by Clearwater Theatre at the intimate Tarragon Extra Space. Only on until Sunday. See review.
Comedy Girl Second Annual Pride Show Zoe Whittall, Carolyn Taylor, Linday Zucker, host Dawn Whitwell and others take part in this celebration of funny queer women. Saturday at Buddies in Bad Times. See listing.
Bloomsday Actors and musicians re-enact scenes from James Joyce's massive novel Ulysses (which took place on June 16) with a walk, brunch, readings and music. Free. Saturday. Meet at the Neville Park Streetcar Loop. See listing.
World Naked Bike Ride Be as bare as you dare, in fancy dress, costume or whatever, and join this lighthearted ride-athon celebrated in 70 cities, calling for a shift to planetary sustainability and an end to oil dependency. Gather at Coronation Park at the foot of Bathurst at noon, Saturday, June 16. Ride departs at 1 pm. Free. See listing.
Ride the Ravines Join Evergreen Brick Works and Cycle Toronto (formerly the Toronto Cyclists Union) in a 25 km tour of the city's ravine network, from the Lower Don to Taylor Creek Park and on to Kew Gardens and Cherry Beach. Pedal your way to a greener city and spread the joy of cycling. Sunday, June 17. 9 am-12 pm. Free. Evergreen Brick Works. See listing.
Souther Salazar and The Trading Tortoise Before this evening's reception for You And Me (And The Mouse In The Moon), his show of paining, drawing, animation and sculpture, California-based artist Salazar and Monica Choy hold an afternoon session of The Trading Tortoise, their mobile community art project where people can barter their art and stories. At Narwhal. See listing.
BLOCKS TO Rafi Ghananghounian's Keep Six Exhibits holds this photographic scavenger hunt where 50 pairs of participants take off from the John Street Roundhouse with an archival photo and comb the city for clues relating to local history. Judging and a party happen in the evening at the Gladstone. See listing.
Lorène Bourgeois and Ingrid Mida The two artists participate in a Q&A on the final day of Bourgeois's Entourage, large-scale drawings and small paintings investigating the face and identity revealed through clothing, and Mida's images pairing women's gowns with hockey equipment. At Loop Gallery. See listing.