The top free events in Toronto will have you celebrating the Day of the Dead a little later than usual. The Harbourfront Centre is hosting a 2-day event where you'll find everything from a mariachi band to Mexican folk art. If you can't wait until the weekend, there are a few live shows to tide you over 'til then.
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The St. Royals (November 2)
The Drake Lounge is being taken over by The St. Royals this Monday for some quality live motown, funk, and soul music. If you can't make it out to the show, the venue will be hosting The Digs on Thursday evening for another cost-free concert.
Crankbox (November 2)
On Monday, Crankbox and Morality Players will take the stage at the Horseshoe Tavern for a free show. If you can't make it out on Monday, the venue also hosts Dave Bookman's Nu Music Night every Tuesday, which is also free.
CBC's Because News (November 5)
On Thursday, head to the CBC Broadcasting Centre to catch a live taping of Because News. This week's host Gavin Crawford will be joined by Kids in the Hall star Scott Thompson. You can reserve your spot in the audience here.
Day of the Dead Festival (November 7-8)
The Harbourfront Centre will celebrate Day of the Dead this Saturday and Sunday. Bringing Mexican traditions to Toronto, there will be performances by Mariachi Los Gallos, calavera decorating, displays of Mexican folk art and more.
Adult Colouring-In (November 8)
Spend your Sunday embracing your inner child. The Gladstone Melody Bar is providing all the supplies, so that you can colour to your heart's content. If you've got a a few extra bucks - and don't care about colouring within the lines - grab a cocktail to make the experience more enjoyable.
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