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20 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, April 28

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Ainsley Smith Apr 27, 2018 5:00 am 422

Saturday, we meet again.

And in case you’re still trying to figure out what to do on this fine Saturday, we’ve rounded up 20 awesome events happening in and around the city from morning to night!

April 27

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Digifest 2018

What: Today is the final day to check out this digital festival that that brings together tech leaders and innovators in the world of media and gaming to Toronto for an afternoon of programming, activities, and discussions.

When: Now until April 28
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Drive
Admission: Tickets range from $25 to $100

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 show 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

FLOOR’D

What: Today is the final day to check out Toronto’s only vernacular jazz dance company, Holla Jazz, as it presents its first full-length work FLOORD. Drawing inspiration from Katrina Hazard-Gordon’s renowned book, Jookin: The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture, FLOOR’D is a soulful performance of dance, live music, and raw energy.

When: Now until April 28
Time: 8 pm
Where: Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street
Admission: Tickets are available online and are $25 to $30

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: Fridays, 12 pm to 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 1100 Rodick Road, Markham
Admission: Free

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Heirloom Toronto Cheesecake Pop Up

What: The viral sensation known as cheesecake-on-a-stick is popping up on Queen West for a delicious run.

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

Oh Henry! 4:25 Pop Up

What: Still have the munchies? If so, head over to this awesome Oh Henry! pop-up where you can chill with the dudes from Epic Meal Time, try a delicious new Oh Henry! chocolate bar and take a quiz to discover your munchies personality.

When: Now until May 5
Time: Saturday, 12 pm to 9 pm
Where: 55 Kensington Avenue
Admission: Free

Maximum Exposure

What: This year-end exhibition showcases the work of artists from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts.

When: Now until May 6
Time: All day
Where: Ryerson School of Image Arts, 122 Bond Street
Admission: Free

 

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HotDocs

What: North America’s largest documentary festival returns to Toronto this month bringing an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences.

When: Now until May 6
Time: Various screenings each day
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: Tickets start at $21.24

Picnic in the Cemetery

What: At Picnic in the Cemetery, which happens to be inspired by Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery, guests will enjoy a combination of classical music written by contemporary composer and artist Njo Kong Kie. Kong Ki’s music has since been interwoven with performance and visual arts elements, creating a distinctive chamber concert meets performance art hybrid.

When: Now until May 6
Time: Performance times vary by day
Where: Canadian Stage (Berkeley), 26 Berkeley Street
Admission: Tickets range from $35 to $69

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

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

The Bentway presents, A FOREST OF CANOES

A Forest of Canoes at The Bentway

What: A Forest of Canoes by Dana Claxton, is a site-specific installation set up throughout The Bentway and is co-commissioned with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and curated by Bonnie Rubenstein. The installation highlights the iconic role and symbolism of the canoe in Canadian, Metis, and Indigenous histories.

When: Now until August 31
Time: All day
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Admission: Free

La Fête du Croissant

What: La Fête du Croissant – AKA $1.25 Croissant Day originates in Montreal but, now in its seventh year, it has spread to 106 participating bakeries and patisseries across eastern Canada, including Toronto locations of Nadège Patisserie and Jules Cafe Pâtisserie.

When: April 28
Time: Varies by location
Where: Participating patisseries in Toronto
Admission: $1.25 per croissant

Mosaic Yoga Open House

What: In honour of Mosaic Yoga’s half-birthday, the yoga studio is offering free yoga, massages, treats, membership specials, giveaways, and more this Saturday! Everyone is invited.

When: April 28
Time: 
8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Where: Mosaic Yoga, 225 Sterling Road
Admission: Free

Garnier Whole Blends Pop-Up

What: This weekend, a Garnier Whole Blends Pop-Up Lounge will be set at Square One Mall. The pop-up shop will feature an infusion bar using Whole Blends’ natural ingredients such as honey, coconut and oat milk. The lounge includes a custom hair braiding station and a virtual experience to create a personalized Whole Blends label.

When: April 28
Time: 9:30 am to 9 pm
Where: Square One Mall, 100 City Centre Drive
Admission: Free

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INLAND Canadian Designer Pop-Up

What: Treat yourself to some locally made fashion this weekend at INLAND, Toronto’s premier shopping event featuring 70 fashion, apparel, and accessory brands from across the country.

When: April 28
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: QRC West, 134 Peter Street
Admission: Free

Hot Docs: The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret

What: The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret, will have its world premiere as part of Hot Doc’s Special Presentations program at the upcoming 25th-anniversary festival. The Canadian made documentary explores the “dark side of sexual predator” and includes interviews with insiders, alleged victims, and whistleblowers.

When: April 28
Time: 1 pm
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: $15 general admission

Disco Soup

What: Slow Food Toronto celebrates World Disco Soup Day 2018 with a pop-up disco party where you dance and fight food waste by making and eating soup from ingredients that would otherwise be discarded.

When: April 28
Time: 3:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Admission: Free

Hit The Floor Toronto

What: Hit The Floor, one of the largest multi-style dance competitions in the world, returns to Toronto this weekend for its second edition. Hit the Floor attract 8,000 spectators and feature 1,500 dancers from over 45 dance schools from across Canada and Kenya.

When: April 28
Time: All day
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
Admission: $15 to access two full days of competitions

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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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