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36 things to do in Toronto this weekend: November 10 to 12

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36 things to do in Toronto this weekend: November 10 to 12

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Ainsley Smith Nov 09, 2017 6:30 pm 953

It’s hard to believe it’s already the second weekend in November.

And if you happen to have zero plans, you’re in luck as there are countless incredible events happening all weekend long.

From Remembrance Day Ceremonies to a massive designer shoe sale, here are the top weekend events from November 10 to 12.

Have a great weekend, Toronto!

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LCBO Pop-up Crown Royal Event

What: Toronto is invited to join Crown Royal at the LCBO Whisky Shop Pop-up downtown at King & Portland in November for an immersive Canadian whiskey experience. The best part? It’s not only free, but it’s also the perfect place to get a head start on your holiday shopping.

When: Now until November 11
Where: King and Portland

Designer Shoe Sale

What: A massive designer shoe sale is happening this week at the Markham Fair Grounds. Here you’ll be able to browse through over 30,000 pairs of winter footwear at up to 80 per cent off. You’ll find men and women’s footwear from designers like Cole Haan, Dr. Scholl’s, Franco Sarto, Sam Edelman, Lucky Brand, Naturalizer, Vince Camuto and more.

When: Now until November 12
Where: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road

Festival of Arabic Music & Arts 

What: The first ever Festival of Arabic Music & Arts (FAMA) presented by the Canadian Arabic Orchestra will be taking over the GTA this fall bringing together over 100 local and international artists to four cities and ten venues.

When: Now until November 12
Where: Various venues throughout the city

Taste of Iceland

What: We don’t have to tell you that Iceland is having a major moment when it comes to travel. Learn more about the culture at the seventh annual celebration of the best of Icelandic cuisine, music, art and literature.

When: Now until November 12
Where: Various venues

Toronto Polish Film Festival

What: The 8th annual Toronto Polish Film Festival returns showcasing new media arts and films with both a Polish and multicultural focus. All the screenings will take place in Revue Cinema.

When: Now until November 12
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue

European Union Film Festival

What: The European Union Film Festival will feature 28 films screened for FREE at the Royal Cinema every evening until November 23. This gives Torontonians the opportunity to see great European films often never before seen in Canada.

When: Now until November 23
Where: Royal Cinema, 608 College Street

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA

What: There are only a few weeks left to check out Cirque du Soleil’s latest performance. Filled with extreme sport, live music and signature acrobatics, VOLTA is about the freedom that comes with blazing your own trail.

When: Now until November 26
Where: Under the Big Top, The Port Lands, 51 Commissioners Street

Free Toronto Museum Admission

What: Get a taste of history this month by taking advantage of the month-long free admission to nine of Toronto’s historic museums courtesy of Mackenzie Investments. Participating museums include Colborne Lodge, Gibson House, Fort York National Historic Site and Mackenzie House to name a few.

When: Now until November 30
Where: Various locations throughout the city

Toronto Chocolate Festival

What: The Toronto Chocolate Festival is one not to miss for the chocolate addicts. Featuring chocolate in all its delicious forms, this very sweet festival highlights chocolate tastings, chocolate making exhibitions, and chocolate eating contests.

When: Now until November 30
Where: Various locations

Bat Out of Hell Musical

What: Bat Out of Hell is a rock musical that tells the epic tale of love, rebellion, and rock n’ roll. This incredible performance will feature an award-winning cast that will definitely bring the audience to their feet.

When: Now until December 24
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street

Party Today, Panic Tomorrow

What: Second City’s latest talent-packed mainstage show is now on. Faced with our culture of bad news and political exhaustion, the show encourages the audience to “settle in and get ready for us to spin, sing and laugh away your troubles.”

When: Now until December 31
Where: Second City Mainstage Theatre, 51 Mercer Street

Nightmare on Dundas Street Movie Nights

What: Get into the Halloween spirit by catching one the ten most terrifying films of all time at the AGO. This special event is part of the AGO’s creepiest new exhibit, Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters, and will also have special horror film screenings running until December. This weekend’s film is Rosemary’s Baby.

When: November 10
Where: The AGO, 317 Dundas Street West

Hairy 10th Birthday

What: The Movember Foundation is excited to celebrate its highs, lows, its biggest successes, its most impactful stories and most of all, its amazing Mo Community this month. On November 10, you’re invited to attend the Movember Foundation’s 10th birthday party which will be filled with food, games, prizes and a lot of FUN.

When: November 10, 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: Movember Canada HQ, 588 Richmond Street West

Jukebox X Rated R Movember Pop up

What: Rated R Clothing is launching their own line of Movember gear, and you can check the collection out at the brand’s Movember pop-up this month. Molsen Canadian will be on site giving away mustache and Movember accessories and gear.

When: November 10, 10 pm to 2 am
Where: Door Three, 667 King Street West

GIRL POWER: a 90s Video Dance Party Benefit

What: It’s time for girl power for a good cause! We’re talking glitter and transfer tattoos, lip-sync battles, dance-offs, live roller skating, a full Spice Girls soundtrack and a dressing up bin in case you want to channel your fave Spice Girl. Proceeds raised will go towards Because I am a Girl Canada.

When: November 10, 10 pm
Where: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

Friday Night Live at the ROM

What: Network and clink cocktails among dinosaur bones when the ROM’s weekly Friday night party series returns. This week’s party will celebrate all heroes, both real and mythical.

When: November 10
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park

Chocolate High Tea

What: Weekends in November are sweeter than ever when the OMNI King Edward hosts this special Chocolate Tea Menu featuring chocolate ganache tarts topped with chestnut chantilly, white chocolate pumpkin chai cheesecake, chocolate orange scones and so so much more.  A portion of the proceeds supports Gilda’s Club Greater
Toronto and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

When: November 10 to 12
Where: Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street West, Toronto

Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend & Legends Classic

What: Head down and take part in daily Induction Weekend events commemorating the Class of 2017! From the Fame Gam to Legends Classic, and the induction ceremony, this is one exciting weekend for hockey fans.

When: November 10 to 13
Where: Most events are at the Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street

The Winter’s Tale by the National Ballet of Canada

What: Shakespeare’s late work The Winter’s Tale fuses tragedy, comedy and romance in a story of jealousy, love, vindictiveness and redemption, all brought to life by the talented dancers of the National Ballet of Canada.

When: November 10 to 19
Where: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West

Music from People City

What: This fall, Toronto’s most iconic musical assets will be on display, as Myseum of Toronto(a nonprofit museum dedicated to all things Toronto) presents Music from People City – a professionally curated event series that invites locals, visitors and travellers to experience the city’s world-class music scenes, sounds and stories firsthand.

When: November 10 to January 12
Where: Venues throughout the city

Rendezvous with Madness

What: Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival is Canada’s original film festival devoted to movies about mental health and recovery.The nine-day festival will showcase 16 features and 34 short films from across the globe, including a series of curated short film programs, vital discussions and enlightening exhibitions.

When: November 10 & 11
Where: Various venues throughout the city

Jim Jefferies

What: The always crass, yet funny to those who love him, Australian comedian Jim Jefferies will perform two shows in Toronto.

When: November 10 & 11
Where: The Sony Centre, 1 Front Street East

Toronto Indie Horror Fest

What: The Toronto Indie Horror Fest will be wrapping up this weekend! But you can expect a jam-packed weekend of feature and short films. Titles include The Candle, Mother’s Krampus, Unhinged, Rewind, and more.

When: November 10 & 11, check event website for screening times
Where: D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor West

The Standard Apparel Bankruptcy Sale

What: The Standard Apparel Bankruptcy Sale will be taking place this weekend, where you can shop from world class designers at 70 per cent off. You’ll find men and women’s apparel, footwear and accessories and even stuff for your home. Shop from designers like Fred Perry, Aviator Nation, HBC Heritage, Shinola, Nau, Aigle, Ragdoll LA, Rivieras, Mother Denim and more.

When: November 10, 11 am to 8 pm; November 11 to 12, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 87 Wingold Ave – Unit 1, Toronto

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

What: Bringing a little bit of the country to the city, the longtime-running Royal Winter Agricultural Fair returns to offer farm goods and agriculture, entertainment, horse shows and shopping. One of the Royal’s must-visit attractions is the Prince’s Charities Canada and the Campaign for Wool’s Wool House installation, which is a creative space that raises awareness of wool as a sustainable fibre.

When: November 10 to 12
Where: 
Canadian National Exhibition grounds, 39 Manitoba Drive

AIR MILES Gift Guide: The Holiday Edition Showroom

What: AIR MILES is hosting an awesome pop-up shop at the Winter Agricultural Fair this weekend where collectors can use their miles to get awesome gifts, which is a great way to save extra money during the holiday season.

When: November 10 to 12
Where: Canadian National Exhibition grounds, 39 Manitoba Drive

Stereo: A Glasses-Less 3D Exhibit

What: Toronto artist Trevor Twells will be opening Stereo an art exhibit that captures Toronto’s essence from a different perspective. The exhibit uses glasses-less 3D images to give a vivid and life-like picture of Toronto in a way it hasn’t been seen before.  

When: November 10 to 12
Where: 
Hashtag Gallery, 830 Dundas Street West

National Women’s Show

What: Described as “the best girl’s day ever,” the National Women’s Show is heading to Toronto this weekend and will feature over 500 exhibits featuring everything from fashion and beauty to business and travel.

When: November 10 to 12
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd

Remembrance Day- City Ceremonies

What: On Saturday, November 11, City of Toronto ceremonies will be taking place at Old City Hall and each of the Civic Centres across Toronto, as well as at Fort York.

When: November 11, 10:45 am
Where: Various civic centres as well as Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West

Hayden and Sam Roberts

What: Hayden and Sam Roberts will grace the stage at Massey Hall for the fourth annual Dream Serenade show to raise funds for Toronto’s Beverley Street School. The lineup also features Sloan and Hannah Georgas.

When: November 11, 8 pm
Where: Massey Hall

FREE chicken from Hot Star

What: The chain straight out of Taiwan’s Shilin Night Market, is celebrating two years in Toronto this week and for the occasion, the makers of XXL chicken are giving away 50 FREE orders of fried chicken for the first in line at its downtown Yonge Street store!

When: November 11 and 12, 2017, 11 am to 3 pm
Where: 374 Yonge Street, Toronto

Disgraced

What: After smashing box offices last season, Mirvish’s “Disgraced” returns to offer a solid (but limited engagement) theatre option. It centers on a New York dinner party that gets interesting when the discussion turns to – you guessed it – politics and religion. 

When: November 11 to November 26
Where: Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street

trace

What: Factory, in association with b current performing arts, is proud to present the world premiere of trace, a one-man-two-piano-play written, composed and performed by former Factory Artistic Associate Jeff Ho.

When: November 11 to December 3
Where: Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street

Do: Pie

What: Got a killer recipe appetite for apple pie? Prove it. Do: Pie, an Apple Pie Contest is being hosted by the Trinity Bellwoods BIA on Sunday, November 12 to raise funds for the Fort York Food Bank.

When: November 12, 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: 
Fort York Food Bank, 797 Dundas Street West

The Eco Lifestyle Market – Holiday Edition

What: Giving the gift of green this holiday season is easier than you think. Especially considering you can attend this free eco lifestyle market featuring 45 of Toronto’s finest local, handcrafted, sustainable, eco- friendly and wellness goods vendors.

When: November 12, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West

Sunday Funday 3.0

What: Toronto’s premiere experience app Jukebox will be hosting its monthly Sunday Funday installation on November 12, with this month’s party focusing on Movember. Grab your bros and perfect your Mos, this is one party you won’t want to miss.

When: November 12, 10 pm to 2 am
Where: Bloke Nightclub, 401 King Street West


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Ainsley Smith
Staff Writer at Daily Hive

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