This weekend should be dope as it marks the first-ever MANIFESTO festival. The festival is a celebration of urban music and art and is looking to be one of the hottest events to ever blanket the city of Toronto. The festival runs from September 20-23 and is set to showcase the grassroots of urban culture by showcasing nearly 100 artists in various locations.If you are a photo freak, drop what you are doing thursday night off to see an art exhibition featuring the photography of Charlie Ahearn of 1983 classic hip hop flick Wild Style, the archives of REMG artists and other Toronto artists. And be sure to check out the work Che Kothari, the executive director of Manifesto.
Make some time this weekend for a great view and a good time at a freestyle street dance battle where some of Toronto’s most notorious dancers duke it out for a chance to win the $2500 prize takes place at the Berkeley Church on Friday.
On Saturday, zip on over to Alexandra Park to take in some good weather, MC’s, DJ’s and a live skate park open to all ages. Be sure to “drive 2 miles an hour so everybody sees you” when you head down.
The main event is on Sunday at Nathan Philips Square. The Manifesto team and Toronto Youth Cabinets’ The Cause will take the square and jam it with acts such as Maestro, K-OS, Saukrates, Dreamwarriors, Michie Mee, Brassmunk, Choclair and so much more. I’m also looking forward to checking out a massive collab graffiti wall.
Nathan Philips Square
100 Queen Street West | Map
Toronto, ON M5H 2N1 Canada
Exhibit Dates: September 20th (Thursday) – September 23rd (Sunday)
View the rest of the 4-page flyer after the jump.