The top events in Toronto for October welcome a few newcomers by way of the Red Bull Music Festival and three days dedicated to soup. There's a big party at the library and a cask festival. Hasan Minhaj is here and there's lots of free stuff to check out as well.Events you might want to check out:
Hasan Minhaj (October 7 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
A rising star on the international comedy stage, funnyman Hasan Minhaj arrives in Toronto with his witty and politically-charged humour.
Torontoberfest (October 8 @ Evergreen Brickworks)
Brewer's Backyard is back with an all-day food and drink festival in the style of the Oktoberfests of the old country.
Reelworld Film Festival (October 9-14 @ Multiple Venues)
Indigenous directors and others from diverse backgrounds look to inspire discussion on gender identity, environmental issues and human rights.
Toronto After Dark Film Festival (October 11-19 @ Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre)
Feature films and shorts of the horror, thriller and sci-fi persuasion are being screened over nine nights, just in time for spooky season.
Red Bull Music Festival (October 17-26 @ Multiple Venues)
New to Toronto, this festival is stacked with performances by DVSN and The Sorority and a Distillery District takeover by Alice Glass.
Cask Days (October 19-21 @ Evergreen Brick Works)
Beer as nature intended is on as Evergreen Brick Works hosts a massive brew festival with drinks served straight out of the cask.
Hush Hush (October 20 @ Bloor/Gladstone Library)
Bloor/Gladstone Library is being transformed into party central with drinks, neon signs and classic library nostalgia during this big party in the stacks.
Toronto Soup Festival (October 20-21 @ Garrison Common)
Just in time for comfort food season, this new festival is dedicated to all things soup, featuring exhibitors, non-soup food, drinks and more.
Art Toronto (October 25-29 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
Get lost amongst modern art from Canadian and international artists at this big exhibition with panels, events and lectures.
TEDxToronto (October 26 @ Evergreen Brick Works)
Director X, Masai Ujiri, Mary Walsh and Sarain Fox all share their thoughts and ideas about their journeys during the Toronto edition of TEDx.
by Lisa Power via blogTO