Weekend events in Toronto are all about Halloween with three days of music, parties, films and a market. If you're looking for more spooky parties, here's a handy guide. Elsewhere, the last final Pedestrian Sunday is on and the TTC is opening up Leslie Barns to the public.Events you might want to check out:
Dark Waters (October 26 @ Ripley's Aquarium of Canada)
Get spooky with the fishes during this big Halloween costume party inside the aquarium with drinks, tunes and creatures from the depths of the unknown.
Leslie Barns Open Doors (October 27 @ Leslie Barns)
The TTC is opening the doors of the Leslie Barns this weekend for the public to poke around and check out where the streetcar magic happens.
Pedestrian Sundays (October 28 @ Kensington Market)
This year's season of carless Kensington comes to an end with one last day of dancing, music, activities, art, food and performances in the street.
Taste of Korea (October 26 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Celebrate all things Korean with a feast of traditional goodies served up by local chefs, plus a big Kpop dance party in the Square.
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.
EGLX (October 26-28 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
Gamers of all levels are coming out for a weekend of innovative displays, activities, eSports competitions and more.
Thriller Halloween (October 26 @ Rebel)
Get low with Zedd as he arrives for a huge Halloween party and a night of epic beats featuring Manzone & Strong and LUKAV.
Death To T.O (October 26 @ Lee's Palace)
Back again to scare you silly is this big Halloween band jam with local musicians covering new and old rock and pop tunes all night long.
Backdoor Halloween (October 26 @ 500 Keele St)
An old warehouse is being transforming into an huge queer Halloween techno party with DJs from Toronto and beyond plus some epic visuals.
Scream Whistle (October 26-28 @ Steam Whistle Brewing)
Steam Whistle is transforming for a entire weekend of Halloween celebrations with different performers, activities and drinks late into the night.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (October 26 - November 1 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Don your best Frank-N-Furter and do the Time Warp again just in time for Halloween as this classic musical gets several night of late show screenings.
Beetlejuice (October 27 @ Revue Cinema)
A young Winona co-stars in this Tim Burton favourite during this special, one-night only Halloween screening.
Damn Fine Party (October 27 @ Gladstone Hotel)
Sometimes it's what you can't see that's the most frightening, like at this Twin Peaks-themed party with some damn fine coffee and lots more.
Night of Dread (October 27 @ Dufferin Grove Park)
Our innermost fears are channeled though pageantry, music, masquerade and dance at this big PWYC outdoor Halloween party.
Rue Morgue (October 27 @ Opera House)
Enter if you dare, the Devil's Playground with visuals, costume contest, food, drinks and all the best dance tunes courtesy of DJs Jimi Lamort and Saucy Miso.
Snailoween (October 27 @ Toronto Reference Library)
Dress to impress and party it up in the stacks at this annual Halloween party with themed rooms, food, treats, drag, drinks, DJs and more.
Day of the Dead (October 28 @ Evergreen Brick Works)
A celebration of Latin American culture is on with a day of family-friendly activities, traditional foods, drink and live entertainment.
Trick or Treat (October 28 @ Toronto Media Arts Centre)
Treat yourself to some some spooky, creepy and weird handmade goodies by local makers and artists at this Halloween market.
Clue (October 28 @ The Royal Cinema)
Celebrate Halloween with drag, drinking games, costume contests and a screening of the classic who-dun-it, board-game-inspired Clue.
Cineplex Community Day (October 27 @ Multiple Venues)
Cineplex has joined with WE Day for a morning of family-friendly free screenings and cheap snacks with all proceeds going towards the charity.
Monrovia, Indiana (October 27-30 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Part of Hot Docs' State of the Union series, this documentary looks at the farming community of Monrovia, Indiana and the values that govern it.
The Superfood Chain (October 28 @ The Revue Cinema)
Superfood gets a closer look at this documentary that explores what happens to the communities that get caught up the latest health craze.
Klingande (October 26 @ Uniun)
A night of deep house arrives by way of French DJ Klingande who keeps it dancey with his funky mixes and twinkling tunes.
The Wombats (October 27 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
Indie rockers The Wombats arrive from England with tunes laces with punk elements and a a pop sound reminiscent of the 90s Britpop wave.
Kikagaku Moyo (October 28 @ Lee's Palace)
Strap in for some seriously wild high-fi psych Japan's Kikagaku Moyo who specialize in "feeling good music" with lots of distortion and trippy sounds.
Nick Cave (October 28 @ Scotiabank Arena)
The multi-talented Nick Cave arrives with his signature low, bluesy and beautiful singing he's been rocking for a few decades now.
Dying Fetus (October 28 @ The Opera House)
Death metal band Dying Fetus have been innovators of the genre and are here to play alongside Incantation, Gatecreeper and Genocide Pact.
Movie Wardrobe Sale (October 27 @ TriBro Film Studios)
Literally could not have come at a better time, this big movie wardrobe sale is ripe with Halloween costume ideas and overall great finds.
Stop Shopping Clothing Swap (October 27 @ Wenona Lodge)
Bring your gently used items and get some new ones at this big clothing swap with tons of finds, plus music and drinks on-site.
Framed by Feminists (October 28 @ Gladstone Hotel)
Works of art are for sale, with local makers selling decor, gifts, original creations and more inspired fuelled by powerful feminist forces.
by Lisa Power via blogTO