19 things to do in Toronto this weekend: March 24-26

Mar 21 2017, 1:48 am

Don’t let the rainy weather bring you down.

It’s the weekend! And the Weeknd is here. (see what we did there?)

Check out what’s happening in and around Toronto this weekend!

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Bring Your Own Cup Day

It’s not at a bar, but 7-Eleven is just as good. Enjoy 2 days of Bring Your Own Cup Day thanks to 7-Eleven Canada. Marking it’s 4th year, customers can fill up their own cups with a flavoured Slurpee for only $1.50, but this year can enjoy the deal over 48 hours.

Where: 7-Eleven locations
When: March 24 and 25

National Cheesesteak Day

If cheap slurpees ain’t enough on a Friday, you can also get cheap cheesesteaks because it’s National Cheesesteak Day! $5 will get you a Cheesesteak sandwich at Philthy Philly’s.

Where: Philthy Philly’s, 80 Weston Road
When: March 24

Reclaim your Friday nights with ROM Spring Fridays

From March 24 to April 28, enjoy discounted admission from 5:30 – 10 pm, and roam the galleries, or check out our newest special exhibition! Plus, head up to the exclusive c5 lounge and treat yourself to drinks, snacks, live performances and a spectacular view of the Toronto skyline.

Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
When: March 24 to April 28, 5:30 to 10 pm

Vince Staples

After a string of sold-out shows last year, Vince Staples returns to Toronto for a show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre tonight!

Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street
When: March 24 at 7 pm

Toronto Storytelling Festival

Founded in 1979, the Toronto Storytelling Festival has grown into one of the world’s biggest celebrations of the arts of voice and story. Over ten days of concerts, storytalks, and workshops, the finest storytellers from Canada and around the world make Toronto the centre of the storytelling renaissance.

Where: Various venues throughout the city
When: March 24 to April 2

Long Winter Season Closer

For the past five years, Long Winter has been a monthly arts and music event that brings together dozens of talented musicians, artists, and comedians for one big night of fun. March 24 will be this year’s season closer and is an all-ages event. Tickets are $10 in advance or pay what you can at the door.

Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
When: March 24 at 7 pm

Toronto Winter Brew Fest

There’s a weekend event for you craft beer lovers this weekend. Come on down and wet your whistle with beer from 25 different breweries at the 2017 Toronto Winter Brew Fest. In addition to all the beer-centric attractions, there will also be DJs, food trucks, a supplementary session called Yoga on Tap featuring a 45-minute yoga class and four beer tastings, and the events Dream Keg will be donating all proceeds to a kids rehabilitation hospital. Tickets start at $25.

Where: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Boulevard, Unit 1
When: March 24 to 25


British indie pop hit-makers Bastille will be stopping in Toronto this week as part of their Wild, Wild World tour. Fans can expect to hear the band’s popular tracks Pompeii, Flaws, Things We Lost in the Fire, Blame, and many more. Tickets start at $49.50.

Where: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street
When: March 24 at 7:30 pm

Parent and Tot Program at the Toronto Zoo

Families always look out for each other. Babies and Moms, Dads and even friends make up animal families in the wild. Find out how they share and play, stay safe and grow in their wild world.  Parents will take part in this interactive learning experience helping their youngster discover how animal families survive in the wild.

Where: The Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd
When: March 25 and 26 at 10 am

Toronto Motorcycle Springshow

Spring is in the air, which means motorcycles are back on the road! Bike enthusiasts must check out the 27th annual Motorcycle Springshow, which happens all weekend long!

Where: The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
When: March 25 and 26

Best of the West Food Tour – Dundas West & Ossington

Take a bite out of Dundas West and Ossington, a foodie enclave filled with hip restaurants, eateries, food shops and bakeries.

Where: Near Bathurst & Dundas West (exact location given when registered)
When: March 25 at 1 pm

Toronto Symphony Orchestra: How the Gimquat Found Her Song

Spend an evening with the family and the TSO! This enduring children’s classic tells the story of a rare and silent bird who lives in hiding. One day, her life is forever changed when she meets a magician who takes her on a musical journey through the history of western music in search of the perfect song.

Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe
When: March 25 at 2 pm

Canada Loves Dilla Tour

The Canada Loves Dilla Tour celebrates the life of the late J. Dilla. It features DJ RHETTMATIC  of The World Famous Beat Junkies, ILLA J, DANKERY HARV, DJ SOKO + special guests.

Where: Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide Street
When: March 25 at 7 pm

Toronto Rock vs. Vancouver Stealth

How about an evening of fun cheering on our lacrosse team? Check out the Toronto Rock as they take on the Vancouver Stealth this weekend!

Where: ACC, 50 Bay Street
When: March 25 at 7 pm

The Scruff Social — An Evening for the Scruffs

This is a first-of-its-kind event celebrating past Scruffs and supporting those yet to come into our care. Taking place at Purina PawsWay in downtown Toronto, the evening will consist of cocktails and canapés, live entertainment, SOS interactive stations, and a few more scruff surprises.

Where: 245 Queens Quay West
When: March 25 at 8 pm

FREE Gabby’s Paint Nite

Get creative at Gabby’s this weekend. FREE Paint Nite Toronto activations are happening courtesy of Belgian Moon and it’s taking place at the Roncesvalles location this weekend. Call ahead to book!

Where: 157 Roncesvalles Ave
When: March 26

The Old Book and Paper Show

The only event of its kind in Ontario, this show and sale covers every conceivable type of vintage printed material! Collectors and dealers in old paper, ephemera and vintage books get together for the biggest one-day vintage print sale of the year. 70 tables piled high with vintage paper galore, plus rare, antique books.

Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.
When: March 26 at 10 am to 4 pm

Toronto East (Scarborough) Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show

Check out this epic vinyl event for records, audio equipment, books, CDs, music related art & collectibles, and more.

Where: Heron Park Recreation Centre, 292 Manse Road
When: March 26 at 10 am to 3 pm

National Geographic Live – The Mystery of our Human Story

It is no exaggeration to say that paleoanthropologist Lee Berger’s 2013 discovery of Homo naledi signaled a profound shift in our understanding of human evolution. In a secret chamber of the remote Rising Star cave system near Johannesburg, South Africa, a massive collection of bones was discovered by his explorers assisted by recreational cavers. Hear the story this weekend.

Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe 
When: March 26 at 2 pm

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