Thursday, October 31, 2019

25 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Things to do in Toronto this weekend include lots of events to keep you busy, like a new rare book fair and the start of the Royal Winter Fair. Day of the Dead fun is happening around the city and there's a soup festival. Music, movies, markets and more are on as well.

Events you might want to check out:

Friday Night Live (November 1 @ The Royal Ontario Museum)
#FNL is back and ready to hit the catwalk as this week's theme is fashion, so be sure to show up in your glitziest and most glamorous duds.
Pumpkin Parades (November 1 @ Multiple Venues)
Halloween might be over, but there's still the chance to see hundreds of crafty Jack-O'-Lanterns lit up across many Toronto parks.
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.
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.
Royal 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 raise money for a good cause.
Day of the Dead March (November 2 @ Spadina Ave and Fort York Blvd)
Hundreds of folks are taking to the street dressed in colourful costumes and skull makeup to celebrate the Mexican tradition of Día de Los Muertos.
Kitchen Stuff Plus Warehouse Sale (November 1-4 @ Kitchen Stuff Plus Warehouse)
Whether you're an expert or amateur, this huge sale is offering savings of up to 90 per cent off on brand-name kitchen gadgets and housewares.
Jarritos & Amigos Celebrates Day of the Dead (November 2 @ stackt market)
A day of celebrations are on for the whole family with wrestling, a screening of Coco, live music and food from La Brea, Frisaca, ConMiTaco and more.
Diwali Festival (November 2 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
New at NPS this year is a huge celebration of Diwali, where you can catch traditional music and dance, plus browse through a big bazaar and enjoy food.
Free Hot Star Fried Chicken (November 2 @ Multiple Venues)
Hot Star is celebrating four years in Toronto by giving away 40 of its signature pieces of fried chicken. If you can't snag one, there are lots of specials on all day.
EcoFair at the Barns (November 3 @ Artscape Wychwood Barns)
It's never been a better time to get to know the earth and this free eco fair includes family-friendly programming, workshops, food and activities.
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.
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.
Death To T.O (November 1 @ Lee's Palace)
Back again is this big Halloween jam with local cover bands playing tunes by Madonna, Billy Idol, Gorillaz, Celine Dion, Heart and more.
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.
Diaspora Film Festival (November 1-3 @ Art Gallery of Ontario)
Award-winning films that explore diaspora and cultural exchange are on with works by local and international filmmakers.
Back to the Future (November 1-3 @ Cinesphere)
Get yourself a dose of nostalgia as Marty McFly takes you back to the 50s in this classic film that spawned a thousand pop culture trends.
The Blair Witch Project (November 3 @ The Grand Gerrard)
If you're still in the mood to get spooked, there's nothing like a psychological thriller that seems so real and this fake, drippy-nosed doc did it.
Community Night Market (November 1 @ Mill Street Beer Hall)
Dress warm and come thirsty for this night market with beer samples and bites, live music and local artisans selling all kinds of handmade goods.
Made by Feminists (November 3 @ Gladstone Ballroom)
People who identify as feminists are selling their wares at this speciality market with gifts, lifestyle goods, art and products of all sorts.
Downtown Record Show (November 3 @ Estonian House Cafe)
Calling all vinyl-lovers for this huge record sales with 50 tables stacked with 100,000 records up for grabs in nearly every genre.
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.
International Festival of Authors (October 24 - November 3 @ Harbourfront Centre)
It's the last weekend to hear from authors from all over the world as they drop by to talk about their process and work.
Screemers (October 11 - November 3 @ Better Dead Centre)
There's still a few more days to get one last spooking in before Screemers wraps up another year of chainsaw-wielding madness.

by Lisa Power via blogTO

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