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18 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, April 21

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Ainsley Smith Apr 20, 2018 6:00 am 803

The weekend continues.

Check out what is happening in and around Toronto on this lovely (and sunny) Saturday!

April 21

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Fashion Art Toronto 2018

What: Today is the final day to check out this annual showcase featuring art-influenced fashion presentations, performances, multidisciplinary art installations, photography, and short films.

When: Now until April 21
Time: 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
Admission: General admission $45 and students are $15 (with a valid student ID)

TOMS Warehouse Sale

Spring is here, which means it’s time to stock up on some new shoes. You’ll find over 25,000 pairs of men, women, children and toddler TOMS at up to 70% off. Styles include classics, wedges, slip-on, and sandals.

When: Now until April 22
Time: 11 am to 10 pm
Where: Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Ln, Hamilton
Admission: Free

420 Comedy Festival

What: You can enjoy four nights of over 100 stand-up, sketch, improv and burlesque at this BYOP (bring your own pot) venue.

When: Now until April 22
Time: 8 pm
Where: Underground Comedy Cafe, 670 Queen Street East 
Admission: From $10 to $25

Gladstone Grow Op

What: Grow Op is a four-day festival that transforms the hotel with 30+ immersive installations that celebrate innovative ideas and conceptual responses to urbanism, environmental sustainability, landscape design, and contemporary art.

When: Now until April 22
Time: All day
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Admission: $5 to $25

Cityscapes: Skylines, Skyscrapers, and the CN Tower

What: If you’re in the market for some new art or you’re just in the mood to check out an incredible exhibit, the Twist Gallery newest exhibit is a must-see. From iconic landmarks to cozy side streets, this show will allow you to explore the city from all angles.

When: Now until April 28
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen Street West
Admission: Free

Samtack Warehouse Sale

What: Are you in the market for a new flatscreen TV? Maybe you need a new washer and dryer. Whatever home electronics you have on your shopping list you’ll find it at the Samtack Warehouse Sale. Here you’ll find brand name electronics, furniture, and more on sale at unbeatable discount prices.

When: Now until April 29 (Every weekend in April)
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 1100 Rodick Road, Markham
Admission: Free

Heirloom Toronto Cheesecake Pop Up

What: The viral sensation known as cheesecake-on-a-stick is popping up on Queen West for a three-week run starting this week!

When: Now until May 4
Time: All day
Where: 420 Queen Street West
Admission: Free

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Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

What: Infinity Mirrors, the dazzling world of Yayoi Kusama is now open at the AGO. During this exhibit, visitors have the opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once.

When: Now until May 27
Time: 10:30 am to 9 pm
Where: 
The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317, Dundas Street West
Admission: Tickets available online only through the AGO for $30 per person

Anthony Ricciardi Art Installation

What: Toronto-born artist Anthony Ricciardi, whose noteworthy style incorporates layers of colours, imagery and text, now has his first-ever floating gallery featuring his one-of-a-kind masterpieces on display in Yorkville Village.

When: Now until May 29
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:
 Toronto’s Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Road
Admission: Free

Yoko Ono: The Riverbed

What: This weekend, you’re invited to experience Yoko Ono’s latest art installation, The Riverbed, at the Gardiner Museum. The Riverbed invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other, through everyday action and contemplation.

When: Now until June 3
Time: All day
Where: The Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Admission: Starts at $15 for adults

Record Store Day

What: This Saturday, vinyl record enthusiasts are invited to celebrate independent record stores all over the world as part of Record Store Day. Here in Toronto, vinyl collectors can look forward to parties, in-store performances, and special releases from bands old and new.

When: April 21
Time: Times vary by store
Where: Record stores throughout the city
Admission: Free

Evergreen Brick Works Saturday Markets

What: The Evergreen Brick Works Saturday market has grown to become the largest farmers’ market in Toronto. Here you’ll find a wide variety of local and seasonal food from local farmers and producers.

When: April 21
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue
Admission: Free

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When The Pig Came Home pop-up at Rainhard Brewing

What: The Junction deli will be slinging tasty sandwiches all afternoon in the tap-room of this brewhouse.

When: April 21
Time: 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Rainhard Brewing Co., 100 Symes Rd – Unit 108
Admission: Free

Chau Pop Up x Henderson

What: Asian inspired snacks and brews from Henderson Brewery Co. are on the menu at this pop-up inside the brewery.

When: April 21
Time: 2 pm to 7 pm
Where: Henderson Brewing Co., 128A Sterling Road
Admission: While admission is free, it costs $7 per weiner

Rolling Runway

What: Come and enjoy this unique fashion show that’s taking place on a moving TTC streetcar, during the last day of this year’s Fashion Art Festival

When: April 21
Time: 4 pm to 7 pm
Where: Daniel Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
Admission: N/A

Toronto Beauty and Style Expo

What: This Saturday, you can enjoy an unforgettable evening of celebration of beauty and style at the prestigious Design Exchange, Canada’s only Design Museum.

When: April 21
Time: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street
Admission: $25 to $55

April 21

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Black Gold x Prince Movie Screening

What: Come and celebrate the life of the purple great one, with a double bill of Purple Rain and a rare 35 mm screening of his previously lost classic Sign O’ The Time.

When: April 21
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street
Admission: $12 to $20

Memories of Mauritius

What: Join Naajiyah Auladin at this supper club for a night of unique Mauritian dishes that combine traditional family recipes with a contemporary twist.

When: April 21
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Depanneur, 1033 College Street
Admission: $50

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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