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27 things to do in Toronto this weekend: January 13 -15

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DH Toronto Staff Jan 12, 2017 10:30 am 552

Forget the fact that it’s Friday the 13th.

It’s sunny and it’s the weekend.

With warmer (ish) weather on the horizon, get out there and check out what’s going on in the city this weekend!

Have a great one, Toronto!

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival

Head to The Lightbox this weekend for the 16th annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, TIFF’s celebration of the best Canadian cinema of 2016. Catch such works as Xavier Dolan’s critical darling Juste La Fin Du Monde, or Johnny Ma’s Old Stone, a work of noir centred around a Chinese taxi driver.

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
When: January 13 to 26

Designer Shoe Warehouse Sale

If you’re looking for shoes, you might want to head to Markham this weekend. A massive designer shoe sale is on all weekend long!

Where: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road
When: January 13 to 15

The Nice Guys – free screening

No money? No problem! Check out tonight’s free screening of The Nice Guys at the Bloor/Gladstone library!

Where: Bloor/Gladstone Library, 1101 Bloor Street West
When: January 13 at 6 pm

The Secret Garden

Podium Concert Productions proudly presents the Tony Award®-winning musical The Secret Garden in concert for 3 performances only at the newly renovated and acoustically enhanced Trinity-St. Paul Centre/Jeanne Lamon Hall, with a world-class orchestra, hand-picked and led by Mark Camilleri, on stage with Canada’s brightest stars of stage and musical theatre.

Where: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West
When: January 13 to 15

Drunken Cinema presents: ‘Jason Takes Manhattan’ Drinking Game

It’s Friday the 13th! What better way to celebrate than a game of Jason Takes Manhattan!

Where: The Steady, 1051 Bloor Street West
When: January 13 at 7 pm

Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets

The boys are in town! Check out the Raps as they take on Brooklyn tonight.

Where: ACC, 50 Bay Street
When: January 13 at 7:30 pm

Reel Big Fish

Start your weekend with a throwback! Ska punk band Reel Big Fish are back on the road. The 90s California band continue to tour relentlessly, playing shows and festivals all over the world. They return on a North American tour with Anti-Flag.

Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street
When: January 13 at 8 pm

Tower of Song: Remembering Leonard Cohen

The passing of Leonard Cohen in November of 2016 was a blow to Canadian culture. The Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is offering his fans a chance to pay tribute to this icon through the power of film with a screening of two feature docs and a series of shots about Cohen.

Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
When: January 13

La Vie Boheme Cocktail Soiree

Calling all creatives! Throw off the shackles of winter hibernation, put on a pair of pants, and leave the house for an elegant networking event at the Gladstone. La Vie Boheme Cocktail Soiree is a party that celebrates the arts and seeks to bring the city’s artists together through jazz music and delicious cocktails.

Where: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
When: January 13 at 9 pm

Ferry Corsten

Dutch DJ/producer Ferry Corsten has been in the electronic music scene since the early 1990’s. His trance beats have developed into progressive house, and last year he played some of the largest music festivals under his alias Gouryella. Check him out in Toronto this month!

Where: Union Nightclub, 473 Adelaide Street West
When: January 13 at 10 pm

Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Pt. VI – A Midnight Society Event!

Another awesome Friday the 13th event is at the Imagine Cinemas on Carlton! Head down for some pre-show fun and screams tonight.

Where: Imagine Cinemas Carlton, 20 Carlton Street
When: January 13 at 11 pm

2017 Next Stage Theatre Festival

The Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF) is the premiere winter theatre event in the city. Produced by the Toronto Fringe, NSTF is a platform for past Fringe artists to take groundbreaking work to the next level – and a gathering place for discerning culture lovers in the city.

Where: Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street
When: January 13 to 15

Luminosity by Meghan Thomas

Artist Meghan Thomas combines her background training as a makeup artist and body painter and transforms it into fine art paintings using airbrush and fluorescent paints which glow under UV light. Her canvases contain cultural imagery and are inspired by photographs and popular song lyrics.

Where: Urban Gallery, 400 Queen Street East
When: January 14 at 12 pm to 5 pm

Short & Sweet Bakeshop Cafe Grand Opening

This is no ordinary opening. The new bakery is giving out FREE cupcakes!

Where: 2025 Yonge Street
When: January 14 at 1 pm to 5 pm

Evergreen Winter Village

Celebrate winter at the Evergreen Brick Works! Eat, shop, play at this winter wonderland this weekend.

Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
When: January 14 and 15 at 11 am to 6 pm

Bird on a Wire

Tower of Song: Remembering Leonard Cohen: Pay tribute to the legendary poet, songwriter and artist. Another day, another celebration.

Where: Hot Docs, 506 Bloor Street West
When: January 14 at 3:30 pm

From Broadway to Obscurity

For two nights only! From Broadway To Obscurity is a high energy, incredibly funny cabaret about making hard choices for the right reasons.

Where: Toronto Centre For the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street
When: January 14 and 15

DJ Skate Nights: La Rumba Buena

La Rumba Buena is a night dedicated to classic Latin sounds inspired by the salsateca in Cali, Havana and New York. No frills, pure vibes, and a non-stop dance floor open to anyone who catches the rhythm.

Where: Natrel Rink, 235 Queens Quay West
When: January 14 at 8 pm

Pulp Art Party

PULP : paper art party is coming to Davenport! PULP : paper art party 2016 will turn Geary Lane into a blue bin playground. PULP is a fundraiser designed to examine the current lifecycle of discarded materials and investigate alternative uses. This year, PULP will again be raising funds and supporting artists at the Evergreen Centre at The Yonge Street Mission, a drop-in centre for street involved youth.

Where: 360 Geary Avenue
When: January 14 at 8 pm

Batsheva Dance Company: Decadance 2017

Helmed by the dynamic and talented choreographer, Ohad Naharin, Batsheva Dance Company has been critically acclaimed and popularly embraced as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world. The company returns to Toronto for a second time in five years.

Where: The Sony Centre for Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
When: January 14 at 8 pm

Oasis: Supersonic

This film should be played loud. An incredible piece on one of the U.K’s biggest bands, and a must see for any Oasis fan.

Where: Hot Docs, 506 Bloor Street West
When: January 14 at 9:30 pm

Heroes: Bowie vs Prince Video Dance Party

Dance and party like it’s 1999. This Bowie vs Prince dance party is sure to get you moving this weekend.

Where: Velvet Underground, 508 Queen Street West
When: January 14 at 10 pm

Good Enough Live Karaoke at the Gladstone

Good Enough Live Karaoke is back at the Gladstone for another round! No cover & 300+ songs to choose from!

Where: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
When: January 14 at 10 pm

Trinity Bellwoods Flea- Winter Edition

It’s a new year new things are happening at Trinity Bellwoods Flea. New vendors, new locally crafted goods, new handcrafted cocktails and a new home! There is also a brand new vintage only section.

Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
When: January 15 at 10 am

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Running and beer is a winning combination. There’s a 3k/5k/and 10k happening, and lots of beer flowing at Lansdowne Brewery on Sunday.

Where: 303 Lansdowne Avenue
When: January 15 at 1 pm

National Geographic Live

National Geographic Live presents Kenny Broad in The Risky Science of Exploration. National Geographic’s 2011 Explorer of the Year, Broad finds a surprising amount to laugh about as he shares stories of his triumphs, tragedies, and just plain weird experiences while watching science evolve to further our knowledge of the world.

Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
When: January 15 at 2 pm

Screen Queens: “Titanic”

Screen Queens is one part Mystery Science Theatre one part Drunk History with a dash of Elvira and add lots of booze. Get ready to experience movies like never before!

Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street
When: January 15 at 8 pm


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