Six city and campus events to catch in April

(By: Josie Mills)

April can be a very a stressful time for students. It never hurts to take a break, explore some new places and check out events in the city. We’ve got six events around campus and downtown Toronto that are sure to kick the studying blues and help you make it to the end of the semester.

META 2018

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Do you want to experience art in a completely new way? Contemporary art meets technology at META, an annual exhibition that showcases the production and curatorial thesis work of Ryerson’s fourth-year New Media students. This special event gives students the opportunity to show off their work for institutional and industry professionals to observe, as they approach the end of their degree and the beginning of their career.

Head over to the Arta Gallery in the Distillery District for the opening night on April 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, or view the exhibits from April 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to April 7 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. For more information, check out META’s website.

The Green Living Show

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Learn more about living an eco-friendly life at the annual Green Living Show. It is Canada’s largest consumer show dedicated to leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. It runs from April 6 to 8 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and features over 350 exhibitors that specialize in eco-friendly home and garden design, local and organic food, wine and beer, health and wellness and more. Head over to their website to buy tickets.

INKspire Summit

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Business start-ups can be overwhelming. That’s why the INKspire Summit aims to make entrepreneurship easy. The summit will gather social entrepreneurs and community leaders together to share their journeys in the movements they’ve created. It will also include speakers from the industry that will cover topics like going from ideation to creation, creating a startup the right way, how to launch a kickstarter campaign and more. Check it out at the Sandbox by the DMZ at Ryerson on April 7 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

Visit their website for more information.

Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo

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Coffee and tea lovers unite at the second annual Coffee & Tea Expo. Experience the city’s top brews and discover industry tips, emerging trends and new beans from 60 local vendors and indie cafes. During the weekend-long expo there will be opportunities to sample new coffee and tea innovations and participate in hands-on workshops.

Guests will also be able to vote for the “best cup” competition alongside a celebrity judge panel on Sunday at 3 p.m. Check the out event at Evergreen Brick Works Pavilions (550 Bayview Ave.) on April 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More info and tickets are available on their website.

Fashion Art Toronto 2018

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Have you ever wondered how high fashion is created? You might find inspiration at Fashion Art Toronto, a five-day showcase of cutting-edge and art-influenced fashion presentations, performances and more.

The expo will run from April 17 to 21 and includes more than 45 unconventional fashion runway shows, artful installations and short fashion films. Visit their website for details, photos and a full schedule.

Hot Docs

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Are you a film buff or do you just love seeing Toronto on the big screen? This year marks 25 years of Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival. This year’s festival runs from April 26 to May 6 and includes over 200 documentaries. There will be a variety of female-focused films and the world premiere of a film featuring TTC streetcars. The festival takes place around the Hot Docs Cinema at Bloor and Spadina. Buy your tickets online at their website.

What events are you looking forward to checking out this month? Let us know by commenting or tweeting us @RUtvNews!

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