It's the final weekend of the year, and the events on offer in Toronto will make sure that you end 2017 with dancing, drinking, and laughing. As far as New Year's go, there are tons of parties on Sunday, from huge bashes to neighbourhood affairs, including some that are free.
Eric Prydz (December 29 @ REBEL)
The Swedish DJ sensation hits up Rebel alongside label mate Cristoph for Rebel's last live concert show of the year. Canadian DJ Giddy is also providing local support as the opener.
DJ Skate Nights (December 30 @ Harbourfront Centre)
The female DJ collective Luxelife Sound brings their dynamic set to DJ Skate Nights for the first time. For the uninitiated, it's a free skating party at the Harbourfront Centre with DJs on deck all night.
Sounds of the City (December 29 @ May)
This multidiscipline celebration of the arts presents live jazz, rock, comedy, dance and more from and for the good people of Toronto.
Dunkirk & Interstellar on Magnificent 70mm (December 29 - January 7 @ TIFF)
Spend your winter in widescreen over at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for their new winter mini festival. This weekend they're screening two of Christopher Nolan's biggest pictures, Interstellar and Dunkirk, on glorious 70mm film.
UFC 219 Viewing Party (December 30 @ Striker Sports Bar)
Striker Sports Bar is inviting UFC fans down to watch Crisy Cyborg defend her undisputed championship against Holly Holm.
WWE Live Holiday Tour (December 30 @ Ricoh Coliseum)
The WWE makes its way to Toronto for a night of high octane, sweaty wrestlin' inside Ricoh Coliseum.
What's In The Box Festival (December 29 @ Drake Underground)
The final two days of the Drake Underground's Whats In The Box Festival bring Toronto DJ and producer Bambii on Friday and Oshawa band Dizzy on Saturday. It's only 5 bucks to attend.
Parkdale Food Drive (December 29 @ The Baby G)
The Baby G is hosting a food drive for the Parkdale Community Food Bank through a concert fundraiser featuring Teenager, Prom Nite, and Lee Paradise.
Jurassic Park Live In Concert (December 29 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
A full symphony orchestra performs John Williams stunning score live to picture, presenting the landmark film like never before. No guarantee Jeff Goldblum will be there but feel free to show everyone your best impression.
Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs (December 29 @ Horseshoe Tavern)
2017 was a breakout year for Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, and they're ending it with a bang at the Horseshoe Tavern, with support from Bueller and Possum.
DJ Teenage Werewolf (December 29 @ Swan Dive)
The infamous DJ Teenage Werewolf spins rock, post punk, punk, psych, and soul gems at this Dundas West bar for the final show of the year.
Cube Fridays (December 29 @ Cube Nightclub)
DJ Charlie B is on deck to make sure Cube Nightclub's final Friday party is the best of the entire year. Reduced cover before midnight and ladies free before 11PM.
Final Destination 2017 (December 29 @ Revival Event Venue)
Revival hosts a Final Destination party that's as much a thrill ride as the movies are. There'll be two rooms with two sounds and Felix Cartal on DJ duty.
Fudge New Year's Punk Party (December 30 @ Smiling Buddha)
The folks who host Stranded Fest are saying goodbye to a terrible 2017 with a night full of the greatest punk jams of all time. You'll find DJ sets by band members of Pkew Pkew Pkew and illScarlett.
NB4NYE (December 30 @ Fly 2.0)
The night before New Year's Eve will be just as epic if you're at Prism's party at Fly 2.0 with DJ Eddie Martinez and Josh Karmin. Gogo dancers and hot beats await.
Lattes, Lagers & Laughs (December 29 @ Page One Cafe)
This pay what you can comedy showcase is an intimate, chilled out night of comedy from Toronto and Montreal. It's the perfect vibe for a chilly winter night.
The Dirty North (December 30 @ Comedy Bar)
A once a month showcase that features some of Canada's dirtiest and darkest. The final show of the year features acts from JFL, Amazon, and Kevin Hart's LOL Network.
New Year's Eve Comedy Extravaganza (December 31 @ Massey Hall)
Robert Klein hosts the 17th annual Comedy Extravaganza at Massey Hall, with headliner Pete Johansson and seven other hilarious comedians. The show ends before midnight, so you'll still have time to count down elsewhere.
by Corey Van Den Hoogenband via blogTO