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Top 5 things to do in Toronto this week [July 7 - 13th] !

July is the greatest month of them all, is it not? Well, at least here in Toronto it is. The weather is glorious, the craziness of June is over, and you can finally relax on a patio because so many are away at the cottage.  

But if you're more in the mood to enjoy the city than sit around in the sun, here are the five events I'm most excited for this week:

FILM: Open Roof Festival 

This awesome festival happens every Thursday night all summer long, combining my favourite things - live music, film, food and booze. This weeks selection is Locke, a real-time thriller featuring my forever heartthrob, Tom Hardy. Even better, one of my favourite Toronto bands, Weaves, is performing before the film screens.  

Where: 99 Sudbury

When:  Sundown, July 10th


MUSIC: Lady Gaga

While there are some great indie shows happening at Massey this week, I can't help but think a night with Lady Gaga will be more exciting. Yes, her latest album was a bit of a flop, but I'd still spend an eventing experiencing this artRAVE ball if I had the expendable income. 
 
Where: ACC

When: July 9th, 8pm


THEATRE: Fringe Festival  

For all you theatre nuts, Fringe is in full effect! Get all the unique, original theatre you can handle this week, from Toronto's up and coming best and brightest. Theatres all over the city will be participating, and the parties will be unreal. As a former theatre kid, I know how hard this group can party. 

Where: Venues around the city

When: Until July 13th


PARTY: Carribean Carnival Festival

Toronto is always a blast in the summer because of Caribana - get the party started early as the Caribbean Festival kicks off this week with an official launch at Nathan Phillips Square and a variety of events around the city leading up to the big weekend. 

Where: Around the city

When: July 8 - August


EXHIBITION: Modern Man 

The ultimate guys night out comes to Roy Thomson Hall on Friday. Grab your favourite dude for drinks, gourmet food, poker, DJs, live music, men's fashion, cigars, shoe shines, beard trims, shaves and all that manly man stuff. Ladies, this event sounds like a single girls fantasy night. Well dressed, classy men in droves.  

Where: Roy Thomson Hall

When: July 11th, 7pm