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Hot Date: House of PainT Festival

Photo © Ming Wu

This annual outdoor event showcases urban art, dance, and music from across Canada and abroad. There’s a lot to see and do over the four days of the event — a photo exhibit, a poetry slam, masterclasses — but the (free!) 4 Disciplines of Hip Hop Main Event is held on Saturday at the site of Canada’s largest legal graffiti wall (under the Dunbar Bridge on Bronson Avenue). The day-long, all ages celebration is presented as an old-school block party that showcases hip hop’s four core artistic disciplines: DJs, MCs, graffiti artists, and breakdancing. On Sunday, a concert under the bridge features performances by Shad, Maestro Fresh Wes, Kid Koala, and more.

See www.houseofpaint.ca for the full lineup.

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