Things to do in Toronto this week have lots of events to get excited about, including the return of the Royal Winter Fair with it plenty of cute animals. There's a soup festival to warm you up and lots of concerts, a new antique book fair and free stuff on, too.Events you might want to check out:
King Princess (October 28 @ Rebel)
Rising star in the indie scene King Princess has been a busy bee, collaborating with the likes of Mark Ronson for some cool tunes with a queer twist.
Big K.R.I.T. (October 29 @ The Opera House)
Rap star Big K.R.I.T. hasn't slowed down after first making his mark on the alternative rap scene with fresh flows and hot beats.
Titus Andronicus (October 30 @ Mod Club)
Brooklyn's Titus Andronicus have changed their sound, evolving while still keeping elements of the raw and gritty punk they're known for.
Heroes vs. Villains (October 31 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
The Halloween party fun continues this week with TIFF's annual shindig where folks dress up as their favourite movie heroes and villains.
A Night at the Bronze (October 31 @ Buddies in Bad Times)
Trip back to Sunnydale with at this Buffy the Vampire Slayer tribute night that includes performances, a big sing-a-long and 90s dance party.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert (October 31 - November 2 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
Easily one of the most epic chapters in the Harry Potter series, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is set to play the score live alongside the film.
Friday Night Live (November 1 @ The Royal Ontario Museum)
#FNL is back and ready t hit the catwalk as this week's theme is fashion, so be sure to show up in your glitziest and most glamorous duds.
Antiquarian Book Fair (November 1-3 @ Art Gallery of Ontario)
New is this huge book fair with Canadian and U.S. collectors coming in from all over to show off rare books, antique maps, prints, photographs and more.
Brazil Film Fest (November 1-3 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox Box)
Films from and about Brazil make up this festival with 12 works screening over four days, plus talks, special guests and programming.
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (November 1-10 @ Enercare Centre)
Canada's diverse agricultural landscape comes to Toronto for this huge annual fair that includes exhibitions, competitions, food, drink and shopping.
Dream Serenade (November 2 @ Roy Thomson Hall)
Dream Serenade is back to showcase some of Canada's top musicians and singers in an effort to rise money for a good cause.
Soupalicious (November 3 @ St. Archangel Michael Church)
Slurps up at this annual soup festival with lots of flavours of soups available to try and made by local chefs, restaurants and caterers.
Sleater-Kinney (November 3 @ Rebel)
Evoking the powerful sounds of 90s rock groups, Sleater-Kinney keeps their edge and raw sound as they power big riffs and hi-fi noise.
Toro y Moi (November 3 @ Danforth Music Hall)
There's still a few tickets let to see electro indie pop singer and producer Toro y Moi perform his signature chill tunes.
Etsy Holiday Market (November 3 @ The Great Hall)
Skip the shipping time and Cath over 50 Toronto Etsy makers at this market with tons of handmade, one-of-a kind crafts, gifts and cool finds.
by Lisa Power via blogTO