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28 things to do in Toronto this weekend: April 6 to 8

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Ainsley Smith Apr 06, 2018 5:00 am 992

Another work week has come and gone and now it’s time to have some fun!

Whether you’re in the mood to enjoy some delicious food, take in an art exhibit, or you’re looking to have some fun without having to spend any money, we’ve rounded up a list of amazing events and activities that everyone can enjoy in the city this weekend.

Enjoy!

April 6

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What: This annual three-day exhibition showcases technology-based contemporary art by the emerging talented artists from the Ryerson New Media program.

When: Now until April 7
Time: Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Arta Gallery, 14 Distillery Lane
Admission: Free

Riverside Wine & Craft Beer Fest

What: The annual celebration kicked off in Riverside earlier this week, featuring wine and craft beer pairings with local food and shopping. Drink lovers can delight in tasting new and established Ontario wines and locally brewed craft beers while getting to know Riverside shops, eateries, and community spaces.

When: Now until April 7
Time: 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: Riverside BIA , along Queen Street East between Davies and De Grassi Street
Admission: Free, but donations are encouraged

BoucharDanse: Histoire d’amour

What: Histoire d’amour is a spectacular show that examines love over the ages, with original pieces created by six top Canadian choreographers.

When: Now until April 7
Time: 8 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Admission: Starting at $22

Christian Dior Exhibit at the ROM

What: There are only a few more days left to experience the brilliance behind Christian Dior’s dramatic designs that revived the Paris haute couture industry following the Second World War at the ROM’s exhibit Christian Dior.

When: Now until April 8
Time: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Admission:$20 for adults

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Designer Warehouse Sale

What: Get a head start on your summer shopping at this designer warehouse sale where you can shop from designers like Guess?, Marciano, Esprit, Bench, Converse, Vera Moda, and more. You’ll all your warm-weather essentials at up to 6o to 90% off.

When: Now until April 8
Time: Friday, 11 am to 9 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 
International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Hall 6
Admission: Free

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

What: This is the final weekend to check out the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival, which takes place at four conservation areas, all within an hour drive from Toronto!

When: Now until April 8
Time: Varies by location
Where: Bruce’s Mill, Kortright Centre, Island Lake and Terra Cotta
Price: Tickets are available online starting at $5.75

Mixie and the Halfbreeds

What: This is the Toronto premiere of Mixie and the Halfbreeds, which is a hilarious production about being mixed race in Canada with a completely female cast.

When: Now until April 15
Time: Various times
Where: Pia Bouman School for Ballet, 6 Noble Street
Admission: 
From $15 to $35

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

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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

What: Peking chipotle BBQ pulled pork tacos, Korean chilli con carne, and salmon tartare are all on the menu at these pop-up party inside Left Field Brewery.

When: April 6
Time: 4 pm to 9 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive
Admission: Free

 Shout Owen Wilson’s Iconic “Wow” in Toronto

What: This Friday, Torontonians are invited to head to the CN Tower where they’ll have the opportunity to say “wow” in true Owen Wilson-style. Event organizers are inviting attendees to bring signs and to arrive decked out in Owen Wilson-inspired costumes.

When: April 6
Time: 6 pm
Where: 
In front of the CN Tower, Roundhouse Park Toronto, 255 Bremner Blvd.
Admission: Free

Wully Sample Sale

What: Wully Outerwear invites you to shop its first sample sale, featuring discontinued items and past fall/winter collections on-sale. Here you’ll find a range of men’s and women’s styles and sizes that are all ethically made in Canada and vegan.

When: April 6 & 7
Time: Friday, 11 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Where:
 1541 Dundas Street West
Admission: Free

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Toronto Green Living Show

What: This three-day event is Canada’s largest eco-friendly living show. Come and check out the 350 exhibitors, green products, food, and more.

When: April 6 to 8
Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
Admission: Children 12 and under are free and adults are $14

William Ashley Warehouse Sale

What: You’ll find all the home goods you could ever need at unbeatable prices at the William Ashley Warehouse Sale. Departments on sale include dinnerware, garden, home decor, bed and bath, home office, kitchenware, holiday decor, dining, entertainment, and more.

When: April 6 to 15
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 111 Creditview Road, Hwy. 400 and Langstaff Rd, Vaughan
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: April 6 to 29 (Every weekend in April)
Time: Fridays, 12 pm to 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 1100 Rodick Road, Markham
Admission: Free

Gus Modern Furniture Warehouse Sale

What: For one day only you can save up to 75% on a massive selection of floor models, prototypes, scratch & den, and overstock sofas, sectionals, beds, dining tables, chairs, storage and more at the Gus Modern Furniture sale.

When: April 7 
Time: 
8 am to 1 pm
Where: Gus Modern, 223 Evans Avenue. Etobicoke
Admission: Free

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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 7
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue
Admission: Free

Toronto Italians Grand Opening

What: Come celebrate the grand opening of Toronto Italians! Guests can enjoy complimentary Zeppole, Cannoli, and Pizza. Salut!

When: April 7
Time: 10 am
Where: 80 Carlauren Road, Unit 8, Woodbridge
Admission: Free

Really Really Free Market

What: This month’s edition of the Really Really Free Market happens this Saturday. Taking place at Campbell Park, everything you see at the market is absolutely free. Seriously, no money is required, and there’s no swapping involved. Just remember, if you bring items to share, you must bring them before 3 pm and make sure they are in clean and working condition.

When: April 7
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Campbell Park, 225 Campbell Avenue
Admission: Free

Chef’s Party

What: Try an array of tasty bites at this evening filled with signature offerings from the chef’s signature dish along with cocktails and entertainment.

When: April 7
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: Assembly Chef’s Hall, 111 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Admission: From $30

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Thorrablot

What: Enjoy this traditional Icelandic midwinter feast along with an evening of musical entertainment, auctions, and more.

When: April 7
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Latvian Centre, 4 Credit Union Drive
Admission: $125

Vegan Passover Seder

What: Celebrate the Jews exodus from Egypt with this meatless menu featuring Mock Chopped Liver, Matzoh Ball Soup, sweet potato kugel, and more!

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

Mr.Saturday X Jonathan + Olivia Pop Up

What: It’s the brand that needs no introduction, Toronto’s very own Mr. Saturday will be hosting a pop up with Jonathan + Olivia this weekend. With J+O coming fresh off of a launch with Maison Kitsuné x the NBA and Mr. Saturday launching its new capsule collection ‘Brainwash Experiment’, you can expect some big surprises this weekend.

When: April 7 & 8
Time: 3 pm to 7 pm
Where: 49 Ossington Avenue
Admission: Free

Golden Bubble Free Waffle Giveaway

What: Golden Bubbles is expanding into the GTA and to celebrate the grand opening of the first Toronto location, the dessert house is offering FREE bubble waffles! This weekend, Torontonians can get their first taste of eggy, made-to-order waffles in Scarborough.

When: April 7 & 8
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: 3276 Midland Ave, Unit C125, Scarborough
Admission: Free

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Phancy Food Brunch Pop-Up

What: Smoked salmon Benedicts, “Elvis” Stuffed French Toast, and more brunchy foods are on the menu at this Sunday morning pop-up inside a brewery!

When: April 8
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive
Admission: Free

1 Year Anniversary at Hollywood Cone Toronto

What: Hollywood Cone is celebrating its first year open on Queen West with a free ice cream cone giveaway for the first 100 people in line this Sunday plus $3 cones on special all day.

When: April 8
Time: 3 pm
Where: 1167 Queen Street West
Admission: Free

Legend of the Fierce

What: This interactive dance showcase will be an empowering, inspiring, and motivating event for all those who love to dance or watch dance. A lighter menu of bar snacks, appetizers, and easy-to-share dishes will also be available.

When: April 8
Time: 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West
Admission: Available online for $25 to $30

Some Like it Hot Dinner

What: Take your taste buds on a tour from the Caribbean to Sri Lanka at this family-style feast hosted by Matt Basile in collaboration with Kitchen Guerrilla. On the menu, Sri Lankan devil spiced short ribs, Jaffna style curried goat, and more!

When: April 8
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Lisa Marie, 638 Queen Street West, Toronto
Admission: $70

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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 me at [email protected]

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