Weekend events in Toronto trend toward the low-key and fun as we gear up for New Year's Eve. From paint nights to plays to pantsless skating, this weekend is guaranteed to keep the party going until 2019.Events you might want to check out:
Uniun Closing Party (December 28 @ Uniun Nightclub)
Celebrate the end of Christmas and the closing of Uniun with music from Manzone & Strong, Joee Cons, DeeCee, and Kevin Faria.
DJ Skate Nights (December 29 @ Natrel Rink)
Groove along to an evening of R&B and soul-infused music as Soul Kitchen alumnus DJ Lissa Monet and MC Kid Kut bring the heat to Natrel Rink.
Final Destination (December 29 @ National Event Venue)
Toronto's biggest winter break party is back for the seventh year. This all-ages party has 19+ areas and party buses for maximum fun.
Royal Shakespeare Company Live: Troilus and Cressida (December 29 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Indulge in one of Shakespeare’s most modern and debated works in this satirical futuristic vision of Troilus and Cressida. This incredible work is performed live and broadcast to cinemas from Shakespeare's home town.
Blitzkrieg Cabaret (December 29 @ The Dakota Tavern)
Hit up an evening of music by the incomparable German-American composer Kurt Weill. From gritty German cabaret songs, to opera, to glorious Broadway tunes, come hear everything beyond Mack the Knife.
Abbamania in Concert (December 29-31 @ Winter Garden Theatre)
Take a chance on the world’s number one production of Abba. They're bringing their all-Canadian cast to Toronto so dancing queens can sing and rock out to all their greatest hits.
Polar Bear Skate (December 30 @ The Bentway)
A twist on the traditional polar bear dip, skaters will strip to their intimates and skate the 8 in their skivvies! All prospective Elvis Stojkos will receive a free hot chocolate and a chance to win a special Bentway prize pack.
Pajama Jam! (December 28 @ Glad Day Bookshop (Church))
Jam out in your jimjams with beats from Orange Pekoe and Michael K play Maxi Dance Pop, and performances from icons Gay Jesus and Pearle Harbour.
90's Glow in the Dark Paint Party (December 28 @ Paint Cabin)
Combine your bad dancing skills with your bad painting skills with painting and jams from DJ Rec and DJ GadJet. Select your own images and get guided through the process with wine, beer, and cocktails to stave off urges to cut off your own ear.
HEY GIRL HEY (December 29 @ The Baby G)
Celebrate the holigays with HGH fave Gay Jesus and DJ Orange Pekoe steeping the tea with all the best female hip-hop and R&B.
80's & 90's Video Dance Party (December 29 @ Remix Lounge)
This all-request video dance party will conjure memories of middle school gyms and Lip Smackers-encrusted kisses. Featuring music from DJ Lazarus, this pre-NYE party includes a countdown at midnight.
Burlesque at Cherry Cola's (December 30 @ Cherry Cola's)
Let loose with the Sinner's Soiree. Cherry Cola features a fresh lineup of gorgeous burlesque entertainers, drag and variety acts for this industry NYE party.
Wizard of Oz (December 28-30 @ Cinesphere)
See this classic movie mashed up with future in the showing of The Wizard of OZ on the Cinesphere screen.
The Room (December 29 @ Imagine Cinemas Carlton)
Get your plastic spoons ready for a late-night showing of this cult classic known as the Citizen Kane of bad movies.
ONYX (December 28 @ The Opera House)
Take in some holiday hip hop with ONYX, featuring Young Stitch and Live Kaos with a special guest performance by Bishop Brigante.
Hot Swinging Jazz & Blues with Band 828 (December 28 @ Drums N Flats)
Let your music tastes echo the current political tendency of bringing back trends from the 1930s. Band 828 specializes in winter blues high energy swinging jazz that will bring out your inner lindy hop.
Uniun Closing Party Part 4 (December 29 @ Uniun Nightclub)
The Uniun funeral continues with Chris La Roque and tears and champagne flowing freely.
Disasterfest 2018 (December 28 @ Bad Dog Comedy Theatre)
Check out this marathon of weird and strange alt-comedy shows that runs all night and in your nightmares forever. This festival of shows features the best comedians in Toronto doing weird bits, guaranteed to entertain.
Sixty in 60 (December 29 @ Bad Dog Comedy Theatre)
This chaotic improv show is one of Toronto's best kept secrets. See sixty performers performing ten different sets in an hour, with profits donated to The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
56 Minutes : A Comedy Showcase (December 30 @ Comedy Bar)
Leonard Chan hosts this tight stand-up comedy show featuring Toronto Sketchfest darling Guled Abdi, Second City alumni Kris Siddiqi, and more.
by Martha Stortz via blogTO