Weekend events in Toronto have lots of things to do that will get you out and about before there's another random blizzard. Winter Brewfest is back and there's a huge vintage clothing show. Ai Weiwei's exhibit is here and so is Ellen. Music, markets, movies and more are all on as well.
Events you might want to check out:
Ai Weiwei: Unbroken (February 28 - June 9 @ Gardiner Museum)
The ceramic works of Ai Weiwei have finally arrived and include part of his Sunflower Seed patchwork, sculptures and illustrations.
What the Film Festival (March 1-3 @ The Royal Cinema)
Back again is this film festival dedicated to all the weird, unusual and eccentric films out there with programming, screenings, events and more.
Winter Brewfest (March 1-3 @ Evergreen Brick Works)
Cheers to a mid-winter beer festival with over 150 brews on tap from Ontario and Quebec, alongside a weekend of food, games, music and more.
Vintage Clothing Show (March 2-3 @ Enercare Centre)
Vintage sellers from all over the province are arriving with a whole slew of designer goods, like clothing accessories, jewellery, handbags and more.
Ellen DeGeneres (March 3 @ Scotiabank Arena)
Ellen is taking a break from chatting with celebs to chat with local audiences, as she arrives in Toronto as part of her North American speaking tour.
Patel Gallery Inaguaral Exhibition (March 1 @ Patel Gallery)
After six years, Project Gallery is ready to re-brand as Patel and looks to kick off a new era of contemporary works with new exhibitions from local artists.
Myseum: Intersections (March 1-31 @ Multiple Venues)
Toronto gets a microscope to it as this festival explores different aspect of the city and its history through exhibits, talks and events on all month.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (March 1-3 @ Cinesphere)
The Western to end all Westerns: Clint Eastwood stars in Sergio Leone's 1966 masterpiece that would go on to influence the genre for decades to come.
Irish Film Festival (March 1-3 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
It's almost that time of year to celebrate all-things Irish, starting with a weekend of films by local and regional filmmakers focusing on the Irish experience.
A Bowie Celebration (March 1 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
The folks behind Bowie's iconic music come to the stage for a night of live renditions of his many hits and deep cuts by those that worked with him.
Cross Dog (March 1 @ Bovine Sex Club)
Peterborough heavy rippers Cross Dog are hard at work on new music and ready to kick it into high gear alongside Killer Wails, Gnarly Horse and more.
T.I.B x ildsjel (March 2 @ Ildsjel Collective)
Up-and-coming indie artists are ready to show their stuff as The Indie Blender and ildsjel Collective team up to showcase entering talent in the local scene.
Alice Phoebe Lou (March 3 @ The Garrison)
Singer Alice Phoebe Lou is teaming up with L.A. Salami to bring you a night of tunes that blend genres and create something you don't want to miss.
Carnaval em Toronto (March 1 @ Lithuanian House)
It might be February in Canada, but this party has all the Carnaval flavours of Brazil with music, dancing, food and drinks all night long.
Bent Beauty Supreme (March 1 @ Gladstone Ballroom)
Back again is this beauty pageant dedicated to alternative beauty and glamour with drag, burlesque, clowns and whatever else taking the stage.
Tone Depth (March 2 @ One Loft)
Deep cuts and hot grooves are on as DJ Tone Depth drops by to spin some enchanting progressive house alongside Ben Cormier and JYMBO.
Really Really Free Market (March 2 @ Campbell Park)
There's nothing free in this world—except everything at this market. Clothing, shoes, furniture, electronics and more can all be found free of charge.
What The Film Bazaar (March 2 @ Super Wonder Gallery)
Part of the What the Film Festival, this one-night market specializes in all kinds of rare, cult, indie and unusual merch, sold alongside music and drinks.
Antique & Vintage Market (March 2-3 @ Enercare Centre)
Old is in and this massive marketplace has thousands of vintage items and retro finds up for sale from the antique-chic to the crazy kitsch.
Upper Canada Fibreshed Marketplace (March 3 @ Centre for Social Innovation)
For all the knitters, quilters and friends and loved ones of both, this pop-up market features all local and sustainable fibres and dyes.
by Lisa Power via blogTO