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Monday, November 27, 2017

15 things to do in Toronto this week

This week a number of prolific figures visit Toronto, ranging from Michelle Obama to Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine. Elsewhere, holiday events press on with a big one at Casa Loma  There's even some high profile shows for live music fans to look forward to.

Events you might want to check out:

Grizzly Bear (November 27 @ Massey Hall)
The indie rock darlings from Brooklyn land in Toronto playing tunes of their most recent record, Painted Ruins.
Michelle Obama (November 28 @ Mattamy Centre)
The first lady gives her first ever talk in Canada about the economics of equality and advancing women and girls' role in changing the world. Tickets are still available but start at a steep $500.
R.L. Stine (November 29 @ AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario)
If you grew up in the '90s there's no way you missed out on R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series. The master of teen horror gives a talk at the AGO as part of del Toro's Inspiration is a Monster exhibit.
Ruth B (November 30 @ Velvet Underground)
The "Lost Boy" singer Ruth B hits the stage at Velvet Underground along with Jessicka to play music from her 2017 album Safe Haven.
Home Alone in Concert (November 30 @ Roy Thomson Hall)
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra plays the soundtrack of the 1990 Christmas classic underneath a theatre screening of the flick itself.
Indigenous Artisan Marketplace (December 1-3 @ Native Canadian Centre of Toronto)
Over 40 local vendors bring traditional and contemporary Indigenous paintings, moccasins, beadwork, clothing, jewelery, and more.
Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square (December 1-23 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Back for its 2nd year, Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square celebrates the season with an enchanting artisan market, food, live entertainment and more.
Death From Above (December 1 @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre)
Canadian rock duo Death From Above had a major comeback this year, and are playing music from their 2017 release Outrage! Is Now.
150 Years of Canadian Christmas at Casa Loma (December 1 - January 7 @ Casa Loma)
Casa Loma is celebrating the tail end of Canada 150 with a wide range of activities and performances. Get lost in the castle's holiday decor and snap photos of its 40ft tall tree.
Evergreen's Winter Village (December 2-31 @ Evergreen Brick Works)
All throughout December, a rotating selection of local Ontario Etsy artisans will display the very best in unique holiday décor, handmade gifts and original craftwork.
4th Annual Toronto Art Crawl (December 3 @ Toronto Art Crawl)
Held once again at Toronto's iconic Great Hall, Toronto Art Crawl's 4th annual Christmas Market features 95 artists and designers, interactive activities, food vendors and more spread across four floors of shopping.
LCD Soundsystem (December 3 @ Air Canada Centre)
The American rock and electronic legends LCD Soundsystem play a huge show at the Air Canada Centre in support of their 2017 album, American Dream.
A&R Angels (November 20 - December 9 @ Streetcar Crowsnest)
See what might be the best Toronto play of the year at Crow's Theatre in Leslieville while you can. Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene and Ben Kowalewicz of Billy Talent star.
Toronto Christmas Market 2017 (November 16 - December 23 @ Distillery District)
Toronto's most popular holiday market continues with food and drinks, carollers, elves, lights, and one of the city's largest Christmas trees.
Christian Dior at the ROM (November 25 - March 18 @ Royal Ontario Museum)
One of the most anticipated exhibits of the season, Christian Dior at the ROM explores the brilliance behind Dior’s dramatic creations that revived the entire Paris haute couture industry after the devastation of the Second World War.

by Corey Van Den Hoogenband via blogTO

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