If you’re planning a quiet week in Toronto, think again.
From checking out the Bata Shoe Museum’s newest exhibit to a mouthwatering rib festival, we’ve organized your social life for the next seven days.
What: Calling all Potter fans! This month, you can enjoy the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third film in the Harry Potter Series, accompanied by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as they perform the magical score from the movie all while the film plays in high-definition on a 40 ft. screen.
When: May 16 to 18
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
Price: Available online from $49 to $99
What: This month, Manolo Blahnik and the Bata Shoe Museum will be joining forces, bringing the highly anticipated travelling exhibit Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes to Toronto.
When: May 16 to January 6
Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Price: General admission is $14
What: Ribs, BBQ chicken, burgers, blooming onions, funnel cakes, and more! This four-day Rib Fest takes place in the heart of downtown and Yonge-Dundas Square.
When: May 17 to 20
Time: Thursday to Saturday, 10 am to 11 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Admission is free
What: Toronto will be hosting a massive K-pop convention this month, to meet the growing demand for the music in the city. Attendees can look forward to performances from the best and brightest local performers from across the country and also exhibit booths and vendors where fans can stock up on K-pop merchandise.
When: May 18 to 20
Time: Varies by day depending on performance schedule
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 225 Front Street West
Price: Varies by day and what you want to check out
What: Spring Beerfest TO, the festival formerly known as Spring Sessions of Toronto’s Festival of Beer, is set to serve up cold beers, delicious eats, and cottage vibes in Toronto for the May long weekend!
When: May 19 and 20
Time: 1 pm to 7 pm
Where: Fort York: Garrison Common, 100 Garrison Road
Price: Tickets start at $20
What: Electric Island returns for its sixth annual year with a fresh lineup of local and international DJs. This year, the fun returns to Toronto Island and will be kicking off the new season over May Long weekend.
When: May 20
Time: 2 pm to 11 pm
Where: Hanlan’s Point