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Thursday, April 25, 2019

33 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Weekend events in Toronto hope you're hungry because there's lots of food and drinks to be had. A new project takes a look at the city's hip-hop scene with a free talk and party at Sugar Beach and Hot Docs is just getting started. Music, art, books, parties and more are all on as well.

Events you might want to check out:

Hot Docs Festival (April 25 - May 5 @ Multiple Venues)
Documentaries by filmmakers from all over the world are set to premiere at this annual film festival that features talks, events and over 200 films.
Metric (April 26 @ Scotiabank Arena)
Toronto talent knows no bounds as Metric rocks their new wave tunes on the big stage, alongside fellow T.O. babies July Talk.
Shift (April 26 @ 130 Queens Quay E)
New site-critical project SUGAR is hosting a panel discussion and party with local artists that connects sugar production with the city's hip-hop scene.
Monkey's Paw Moving Sale (April 26-28 @ Monkey's Paw)
One of the city's most beloved bookstores is moving to a new location and having three days of sales with all kinds of books marked down to between $1 and $5.
Independent Bookstore Day (April 27 @ Queen Books)
An all-day celebration of indie book stores is on at Queen Books with a big sidewalk sale, special guests, storytelling and prizes.
Community Sundays (April 28 @ MOCA)
Art in all shapes and sizes is waiting to be explored at the MOCA as the museum opens its doors for free, including all of its exhibitions.
Food Truck'N Friday Opening Day (April 26 @ Parking lot at Bloor Street West and Resurrection Road)
Food Truck’N Friday is back and ready for another season of street food from some of the best food trucks in the city.
Community Night Market (April 26 @ Mill Street Beer Hall)
Mill Street Brewery is hosting a big night market and party with local vendors on hand, plus live music, samples and more all evening long.
Afro-Caribbean Vegan Market (April 27 @ The 519 Community Centre)
A huge market is here that looks to showcase vegan goodies, with everything from art, food and lifestyle products from Afro-Caribbean vendors.
Etobicoke Butter Tart Festival (April 27 @ 516 The Kingsway)
Returning for a second year is this big community butter tart festival with flaky and gooey goodies in all varieties up for the tasting.
Aleyards BBQ (April 27 @ Rainhard Brewing Co.)
Celebrate the season at the Aleyards as four local breweries come together for a day of brews, barbecue, snacks, special guests and good times.
Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (April 27 @ Toronto Vegetarian Association Resource Centre)
Vegan goodies galore are on at this big bake sale with cupcakes, cookies, confections and a bake-off, with proceeds going to the TVA.
Earth Day Festival (April 28 @ Downsview Park)
Earth Day is here and a whole day of family-friendly activities are on with an outdoor vendors market, workshops, scavenger hunt and crafting.
Toronto Pug Grumble (April 28 @ Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park)
The pugs are coming out in full force for this spring meet up with smoothy-faced dogs gathering for a day of snorting, rolling and grumbling.
Joey Pecoraro (April 26 @ The Drake Hotel)
Music for your emotions is how Joey Pecoraro describes his deep cut creations that are big on the dreamy electro vibes.
Morrissey (April 26 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
The one and only Morrissey has put an end to his ban on performing in Toronto and will be dropping by for a two-night stint.
Shy Girls (April 27 @ The Garrison)
Shy Girls has been steadily gaining a following due to the occasional feature and for his eclectic R&B-alternative-indie-pop sound that is so versatile.
Happy Hour (April 27 @ The Japan Foundation)
Catch a free screening of Ryusuke Hamaguchi's 2015 slow-burning epic, chronicling the emotional journey of women in the misty seaside city of Kobe.
Lonesome (April 27 @ Fox Theatre)
Part of the Toronto Silent Film Festival, this film marks one of the last of its kind, telling the story of two young souls in New York.
Wings of Desire (April 27 @ The Royal Cinema)
Fears, hopes and dreams are a huge part of this restored version of Wim Wenders' film that contains one of cinema's loveliest city symphonies.
Everlasting Moments (April 28 @ Revue Cinema)
Bechdel Tested is back and teaming up with CONTACT for a screening of Everlasting Moments, including a panel led by female photographers.
Totally Buggin' (April 26 @ After Dark)
Unleash your inner Cher or Dionne for this nostalgic girl power dance party with all the best anthems of the 90s, 00s, and right now.
Bombay Nights (April 27 @ Mod Club)
Dance it out to all the best Bollywood hits at this huge party with Hindi remixes, Top 40 and Bhangra playing all night long.
Metaverse (April 27 @ 500 Keele Street)
Heavy Meta is back for an epic night of fire-breathing metal dragons and festivities like aerial and fire performances, art, music and more.
Sunday Afternoon Social (April 28 @ Palais Royale)
Cool out with some good tunes as Box of Kittens, Justin of alienInFlux, Mad Professor, Spyne + Steinjah and Dubmatrix bring the beats.
Avenue Road Warehouse Sale (April 26-28 @ Avenue Road)
Savings of up to 80 per cent off store-wide are on at this contemporary furniture store with tons of designer furniture and accessories.
Deadstock Depot Flea Market (April 27 @ Ossington Tire)
Freshen up your drip at this huge vintage streetwear flea with old-school Tommy Hilfiger, Champion, Kappa, Gucci and more all up for grabs.
Spring MRKT (April 27 @ Centre for Social Innovation)
Music, a client auction and 30+ vendors are on hand for this big spring market with handmade treasures and one-of-a-kind gifts for sale.
Run The World (April 28 @ Ricarda's)
Over 60 female-owned vendors are coming out for this huge night market with jewellery, clothing, skincare, beauty, art, home decor and more.
The Leslieville Flea (April 28 @ The Fermenting Cellar)
The Fermenting Cellar is playing host to this huge flea market with a special focus on vintage clothing, salvaged goods, antiques and collectibles.
Christie Record Garage Sale (April 28 @ Christie Records)
Christie Street is about to be alive with the sound of vinyl as Christie Records has its first sale of the season with thousands of LPs and 45s.
Fashion Art Toronto (April 24-28 @ Daniel’s Spectrum)
Fashion Art Toronto is still kicking this weekend with showcases of experimental, multi-sensory art, performances, photography and short film.
Digifest (April 25-27 @ Corus Quay)
There's still time to catch a talk by some of the city's leaders in creative community in to chat about tech, gaming, education and more.

by Lisa Power via blogTO

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