It’s already Sunday – so we better start planning your week.
We’ve combed through pages of concert listings, live performances and dance parties to bring you a curated shortlist of the coolest activities for all price-ranges and interests.
There’s something for everyone, so don’t hold back!
Are you after an IRL Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Franweiler experience? AGO First Thursdays is a monthly party that takes place at – you guessed it – the AGO. April’s bash is a celebration of the start of spring, which is something we can all get behind. Party after-hours in front of one of Canada’s best art collections, listen to live music, and enjoy a cocktail or two. Tickets are $16 for non-members and $14 for members.
When: April 6
Where: The Art Gallery of Ontario
Do you know a film lover aged 3 to 13? Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, The TIFF Kids International Film Festival is an event that is sure to delight tiny cinephiles. This year’s event features 160 films from over 40 countries, as well as a variety of hands on programming designed to bring out the creative side in your kiddo. Tickets are $10 each for kids and $14 for grownups.
When: April 7 to 23
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox
Are you nostalgic for a simpler time? A time when MSN Messenger was the best way to communicate with your high school crush and you only watched shows produced by The WB? Well, now’s your chance to party like it’s 2001 all over again! This is a dance party that promises to bring you the top hits of the early 2000s, complete with songs from Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, and Kylie Minogue. Get out your boot cut jeans and your best glitter eye shadow, because this event promises to be way, way cool! Tickets will set you back $10 each.
When: April 7 at 11 pm
Where: The Drake Underground at 1150 Queen Street West
Tea or coffee? There’s no need to choose between the two at the Toronto Coffee and Tea Expo! This is an immersive cafe culture experience where you’ll have the opportunity to try new beans, buy your own leaves, and enjoy free samples galore. It doesn’t matter who you are, a free cup of tea is everyone’s cup of tea! Tickets are $15 each.
When: April 8 and 9
Where: 99 Sudbury
Do you love pancakes? Do you love booze? Do you love art? Are you looking for a way to explore all three of these things simultaneously? If so, an event celebrating the intersection of pancakes, booze and art taking place in Toronto this week is where you’ll want to be. There will be body panting, a live DJ, and work by over a hundred emerging artists. Tickets are $13 in advance or $10 cash at the door.
When: April 8
Where: 735 Queen Street East
Want to get in some cardio while raising money for a good cause? The WWF’s annual stair climb raises money to help save endangered animals – and protect their habitats – one high octane step at a time. Find yourself some sponsors and trek up to the peak of Toronto’s own urban mountain.
When: April 9 at 7:30 am
Where: The CN Tower