It's finally March and you know what that means... SPRING IS COMING! On March 20th, to be exact. As the weather warms up, more and more fun and free events come up. Happening this month are also International Women's Day (March 8th), St. Patrick's Day (March 17th), and Easter (March 27th). From art exhibitions to pup shows to delicious food, there are a whole bunch of free things to do this month. Check it out below.
1. Visit the Xander Maclaren and Flora Aldridge Duo Exhibition.
If drawing and painting is the kind of art you like, this exhibition is for you. Opening reception is March 3rd. Check it out March 3rd to 27th at the Project Gallery (open by appointment only, details on their website).
2. See the Daniel Hutchinson: Mirror, Mirror at the Angell Gallery.
Check out this exhibition of paintings by Hamilton-based artist Daniel Hutchinson. Opening reception is March 4th and the exhibition is open until April 2nd.
3. See the Max Dean: I'm Late, I'm Late Exhibition at Stephen Bulger Gallery.
Explore the imaginative mind of an artist with this series of photographs by Max Dean. The gallery will also be screening films selected by Max Dean, Saturdays at 3 P.M. Opening reception is March 5th and the exhibition runs until March 26th.
4. Watch a free flick at the Royal Cinema.
The Royal Cinema has a free screening every month, and this month is Lenny Abrahamson's Frank. Watch it March 7th.
5. See the Taxonomies Exhibition at Onlyonegallery.
The exhibition looks at how we as a species interact with our surrounding environment, built or natural. Check it out March 10th.
6. Celebrate spring with the Paper Trails Exhibition.
Winter wasn't so bad this year, but we're definitely excited for spring to come ASAP. Get hyped for spring with the works of 16 artists specializing in illustration and collage at the Black Cat Artspace. Opening reception is March 10th and the exhibition runs until March 16th.
7. Do some volunteer work at Black Creek Community Farm.
Do you love gardening? Why not volunteer for Black Creek Community Farm's Greenhouse Prep Day? They'll be digging beds and broadforking soil and getting the greenhouse ready to grow cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, and more. Take part in the action March 12th.
8. Visit the Syria: Faces of Survival and Resilience photography exhibition.
Celebrate the works and photography of the late Ali Mustafa (1984-2014), who was a Toronto-based freelance photojournalist, activist, and writer. See some of his most moving and powerful images from his journeys to Syria. The memorial and exhibit opening are on March 12th and the exhibition runs until April 3rd at the Beit Zatoun House.
9. Indulge in maple syrup at the Sugar Beach Sugar Shack.
Want to get a taste of Quebec without actually having to go to Quebec? Huge fan of maple syrup? The Sugar Beach Sugar Shack is totally for you. This Québec-style cabane à sucre will be complete with maple taffy, traditional French-Canadian music, and delicious food. Check it out March 12th to 13th.
10. Shop for clothes at the Spring Vintage Fashion Flea Market.
Looking for a new spring wardrobe for cheap? Shop for some great spring deals at this vintage and thrift flea market. There'll be more than 10 vendors on-site. Check it out March 13th at the Garrison.
11. Watch Beards: A Coming Out Story at the 519.
Not enough LGBTQ content in your life? Watch the official screening of the full season of the dramatic-comedy webseries, Beards. Check it out March 16th at the LGBTQ Community Centre, The 519. The event is pay-what-you-can and all donations go directly to The 519.
12. See the PROSPECTOR Exhibition at Project Gallery.
Toronto artist Sara Pearson's paintings and sculptures in PROSPECTOR are inspired by geological and gemmological formations. Check out the exhibition March 17th to April 3rd at the Project Gallery (open by appointment only, details on their website).
13. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Purina PawsWay.
Take your pet to celebrate St Patty's at PawsWay near Harbourfront Centre! There'll be themed pet programming and it'll be super fun. Pay a visit March 19th.
14. Shop at the Easter Craft Sale & Flea Market.
Looking to buy some interesting trinkets and crafted items? There'll be over 30 authentic Indigenous vendors, delicious food, raffle draws and so much more at this craft sale and flea market. Check it out for yourself March 19th at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.
15. Shop vintage and hand-crafted goodies at the Leslieville Flea.
Looking for little knick knacks to add character to your apartment? What's more unique than something vintage or hand-crafted? Head on over to the Leslieville Flea in the Distillery District on March 20th for a day of shopping.
16. Watch free films at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
In the mood for some foreign or historical films? TIFF offers a range of free screenings as part of their Cinematheque programming (not all Cinematheque listings are free).
17. See the Non-Objective Exhibition at the Harbourfront Centre.
Artists look at the idea of an "object" in this exhibition. Open now until June 19th.
18. Celebrate easter with the Ultimutts.
Want to see cute dogs doing cool tricks? The Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show at Harbourfront Centre is an adorable interactive pet performance in the style of a circus show. Plus, all the dogs are rescued animals! See it for yourself March 26th.
19. Check out Purina PawsWay’s Easter Sunday Event.
Pet lovers, unite! Drop by PawsWay near Harbourfront Centre on March 27th and take part in themed pet programming, an Easter photo booth, and a variety of other fun activities!
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