The weekend is almost upon us… almost.
Until then, here are some events to check out in and around Toronto today!
FREE lunchtime yoga classes! Spend your lunch hour stretching, twisting and breathing and add some calm to your day. No previous yoga experience required. Bring your own mat.
Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
When: October 19 at noon to 1 pm
The 38th edition of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors (IFOA) is a celebration of words and ideas, of writers and readers. The Festival brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, artist talks, roundtable discussions, public book signings and a number of special events.
When: October 19 to 29
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Head to Coq of the Walk where Sébastien Daouze offers a taste of the French countryside with a menu featuring meaty delights like terrines and rillettes, ribs, chops, and more. Wine pairings included!
Where: Coq of the Walk, 488 College Street West
When: October 19 at 7 pm
Red Bull Sound Select is celebrating Toronto’s local music scene this week, by hosting a multi-day concert series highlighting established artists while showcasing some of the best emerging artists with a diverse range of musical backgrounds and focuses. Tickets for the event are $20, with Tory Lanez and Majid Jordan among the headlining names this year.
Where: Various venues throughout the city
When: October 19 to 21
If you’ve ever been to a museum and just really wanted to touch the artwork, you’re finally in luck. Illuminations: human/nature is an outdoor participative artwork experience commissioned by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and created by Emily Carr alumni Sarah Fuller and Montreal multimedia studio Moment Factory. The installation includes storytelling, projection, and technology – turning it into an interactive experience for attendees.
Where: Rouge National Urban Park
When: October 19 at 6:50, 7:25, 9:05, 9:35, and 9:55 pm