1. STYLE: Attention amateur vintage shoppers! The carefully selected vintage knick-knacks, womenswear and menswear of the bi-annual Absolutely Vintage clothing sale is sure to have something for your sartorial taste. Held in Leslieville’s Maple Cottage, vintage shops Gadabout, Angela McCool and Eclectisaurus are combining their ephemeral inventory of 1890s to 1970s garb collected from Ontario for a day of vintage shopping. With a selection of costume jewellery, accessories and textiles, you may go in looking drab and come out looking like you’ve stepped out of a trendy time machine.
• April 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 62 Laing St., Free; eclectisaurus.com/019-absolutely-vintage-clothing-sale.html
2. MUSIC: The first ever SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival is singing to the beat of its own drum — without a drum or any other instrument for that matter. This a capella music festival draws in national and international artists: From Grammy award-winning vocal group New York Voices, the Elmer Iseler Singers chamber choir, the U.K.’s Swingle Singers all the way to beat boxers, the festival boasts an eclectic set of more than 60 performances and events. Events include Intimate and Interactive learning sessions that have performers and the audience collaborating on compositions, closing with a mass singalong.
• Through April 15; Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.; Free, torontovocalartsfestival.com
3. KIDS: You’re late! You’re very, very late! As part of the Saturday Adventurer’s Club that brings children together weekly for a series of activities at the white-picketed Scarborough Museum, Down the Rabbit Hole! takes attendees on a trip through their favourite stories and fairy tales, including Alice in Wonderland’s mad tea party where children celebrate a very Happy Unbirthday, Jack and the Bean Stalk where kids plant and learn to grow their own bean stalk (sadly, these won’t grow up to the sky) and The Three Little Pigs where children learn to build a wolf-proof house that can withstand any huffs and puffs.
• Runs April 14, 21, 28, 1 to 4 p.m. Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Rd., Thomson Memorial Park; $45 for three workshops. Pre-register at toronto.ca/torontofun or call 416-338-4FUN
4. FILM: The ReelWorld Film Festival is an artistic reminder of Toronto’s diverse cultural identity. With a focus on films by minority ethnic groups, the film festival celebrates Canada’s Aboriginal, Latino, Black, Middle-Eastern and South Asian communities, drawing in filmmakers from across the world. The festival closes this weekend with Indian director Shakun Batra’s film Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, the story of an unemployed architect who suddenly finds himself married to an outlandish hairstylist after a night full of debauchery on the Vegas strip. Just think of it as The Hangover with a Hindi twist.
• Runs through April 15, screenings at Cineplex Odeon Sheppard and Famous Players Canada Square; Tickets $10/screening ($5 with student/senior ID); reelworld.ca
5. POP CULTURE: This isn’t just for the nerdy at heart — it isn’t even strictly about wizards (sorry Harry Potter fans). Wizard Comic Con traverses the entire spectrum of geek and pop culture — film, video games, graphic novels, comics, wrestling, MMA fighting, anime and manga. Catch a glimpse of former Star Trek: Voyager Borg villainess, Seven of Nine, played by actress Jerri Ryan ($225-$275 for VIP access), Vampire Diaries’ undead heartthrob Paul Wesley ($199.99-$250 VIP access), or Scott Bakula, who some may know from Star Trek: Enterprise, but whom we love from Quantum Leap ($225 VIP access). Go on, dress up before you show up. You know you want to.
• April 14-15, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.; $30-$55; wizardworldcomiccon.com