Have a quiet week ahead? Not anymore!
Get a load of this week’s hottest happenings and you’ll be begging for a night off by the time the weekend rolls around.
From a music series that highlights local emerging and established artists, to an incredible Wet Hop beer experience – here are the top Toronto events of the week.
What: In honour of Pizza Pizza’s 50th anniversary, the chain is throwing a Canada-wide pizza party. On Tuesday, October 17 in stores at Pizza Pizza outlets across the country, Canadians can enjoy “throwback slices” that’ll turn back menu prices on cheese and/or pepperoni slices to what they were in 1967: $1.50. This deal also includes a can of Coke AND proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network.
When: October 17
Where: Pizza Pizza locations
What: Are you ready to dive, dodge, dip, duck and dodge, Toronto? This week, Toronto will be hosting the sixth annual World Dodgeball Championship, bringing together players from around the world. This is the first time Canada is hosting the tournament and is looking to defend its gold medal from 2016. Tickets can be purchased online and range from $25 to $70.
When: October 18 to 21, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Markham Pan Am Centre, 16 Main Street Unionville, Markham
What: Local hop farmers and our local breweries team up this October for Ontario’s first ever Wet Hop beer experience. Presented by Drink Inc., Fresh Hop Fest bills itself as an “evening of live entertainment, delicious food, and most importantly, great “specialty” wet hop beers.”Attendees can expect 20+ beer stations pouring samples of specialty beers crafted from local fresh hop harvests from local farms in collaboration with local breweries.
When: October 18, 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Berkeley Church, 315 Queen Street East, Toronto
What: Red Bull Sound Select is celebrating Toronto’s local music scene this week, by hosting a multi-day concert series highlighting established artists while showcasing some of the best emerging artists with a diverse range of musical backgrounds and focuses. Tickets for the event are $20, with Tory Lanez and Majid Jordan among the headlining names this year.
When: October 19 to 21
Where: Various venues throughout the city
What: If you’ve ever been to a museum and just really wanted to touch the artwork, you’re finally in luck. Illuminations: human/nature is an outdoor participative artwork experience commissioned by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and created by Emily Carr alumni Sarah Fuller and Montreal multimedia studio Moment Factory. The installation includes storytelling, projection, and technology – turning it into an interactive experience for attendees.
When: October 19 21, 6:50, 7:25, 9:05, 9:35, and 9:55 pm each day
Where: Location to be announced
What: The 38th edition of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors (IFOA) is a celebration of words and ideas, of writers and readers. The Festival brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, artist talks, roundtable discussions, public book signings and a number of special events.
When: October 19 to 29
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West