Yep, we're a third of the way into 2016 now. I don't know if it's just me, but it feels like January was just last week and time is flying by.
It's the start of a new month, and that means a brand new list of free things to do! The weather's been fluctuating a lot recently, but it's officially spring now and the weather's going to get warm again (and hopefully stay that way) this week. Check out all these free things to do.
1. Listen to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' new album.
Celebrate the release of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' new album PersonA. Their new album will be played on vinyl uninterrupted from front to back and there'll even be a screening of the “No Love Like Yours” video, which is actually Olivia Wilde's directorial debut. Check it out April 1st at the Thompson Toronto.
2. Celebrate Nicemark's debut single at The Central.
Nicemark's debut single, "Healing Feeling", premiers on April 1st at The Central. Dance along to tunes by DJ Alldayadonai and enjoy The Central's cheap drinks.
3. See Love Wagon at the Amsterdam Bicycle Club.
You've got plenty of options April 1st for free live music. See Love Wagon at the Amsterdam Bicycle Club.
4. Get into a massive pillow fight.
Slip on your favourite PJs and grab your fluffiest pillow for the annual Pillow Fight Toronto! Pillow fight your heart out April 2nd at Nathan Phillips Square.
5. Learn about photography from video artist Akram Zaatari.
Watch a free screening of Lebanese video artist Akram Zaatari's film, Twenty-Eight Nights and a Poem, and see how image-making technologies have changed the speed of cultural transformation. See it at the TIFF Bell Lightbox April 2nd.
6. Shop handcrafted ice cream-themed products at the Ice Cream Pop-Up Shop.
Do you ever just love ice cream so much? Shop ice-cream themed textiles and jewelry at D-Beatstro April 3rd. There'll also be a ice cream-making and tasting activities featuring vegan and kosher options.
7. Watch Dazed and Confused at the Royal Cinema.
The Royal Cinema returns with another free monthly flick. This month, it's Dazed and Confused. Tickets are free and first come, first serve and the first 100 guests receive free popcorn.
8. Take a free West Coast Swing dancing class.
Looking to improve your dancing skills? Take this free West Coast Swing dancing lesson and swing along to a mix of Top 40, Blues, and R&B. April 5th at the Dovercourt House.
9. Build lego things at the Gladstone Hotel.
When was the last time you got to let loose, be free, and play with lego? The last Lego & Lagers event is happening April 5th at the Gladstone Hotel.
10. Take a free Intro to iOS Development workshop
Ever wanted to create and code your own apps? You can learn it all at Lighthouse Labs' "Intro to iOS Development Workshop". Don't worry if you don't have any experience in computer science – they'll teach you all the basics. Reserve a seat for April 11th.
11. Shop vintage at the Boozaar Vintage Night Market.
Love shopping vintage? Shop, drink, and dance at the Boozaar Vintage Night Market on April 13th at the Gladstone Hotel. There'll even be live music and vintage cocktails.
12. Celebrate Spring Fling with the Ontario Cosplay Community.
ComiCon just passed and Fan Expo won't be here for another few months, so get some cosplay action at the Ontario Cosplay Community's Spring Fling event. Check it out April 16th at High Park.
13. Take your pet to Dental Weekend with Purina PawsWay.
Pets need proper dental care too! Take your pet to Purina PawsWay by Harbourfront Centre and get a free dental check with a professional veterinarian, along with a free goodie bag.
14. Meet Rupi Kaur at the Toronto Reference Library.
If you haven't already heard of Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey, you definitely need to give it a read. You can meet her in-person April 28th at the Toronto Reference Library.
15. Visit the exhibitions at the Black Cat Artspace.
Looking to admire some new art? There are a few exhibitions happening at the Black Cat Artspace this month:
April 7th to 13th – Remember, you're the one who stood me up outside of niketown (Photo Exhibition)
April 14th – Drowning (Photo Exhibition)
April 28th – Callen Schaub Solo Show
Photo cred – Laura Hudspith
16. Visit the exhibitions at the Project Gallery.
Interested in ceramics, taxidermy, or painting? There are two exhibitions happening at the Project Gallery this month:
April 1st to 24th – Lacunae: Laura Hudspith solo exhibition
April 7th to 24th – Spolia Opima: Ted Zourntos Solo Exhibition