21 things to do in Toronto this weekend: March 3-5

Mar 2 2017, 10:39 am

It’s the weekend!

It’s a little chilly, but should be a great weekend to check out these events in Toronto!

Curious Minds Weekend

The Curious Minds festival brings together cultural luminaries for inspirational and informative talks. See legendary Canadian journalist Naomi Klein, or sit in on a panel with the cast of hit TV show Orphan Black.

Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
When: March 3 to 5

TIRFF 2017 Toronto Irish Film Festival

TIRFF 2017 delivers a weekend of Irish cinematic gold with World, North American and Canadian Premieres, short film and animation showcases and very special guests from Ireland.

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
When: March 3 to 5

Toronto International Bike Show

The 31st Annual Toronto International Bicycle Show is back! From March 3 to 5, you can test ride bikes and electric bicycles, practice on a Mini-Velodrome, and enjoy thrilling action events and features at the massive event.

Where: The Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place
When: March 3 to 5

Toronto Rock vs. New England Black Wolves

Get into some lacrosse this weekend! Watch the Toronto Rock take on the New England Black Wolves at the ACC.

Where: Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay Street
When: March 3 at 7:30 pm

The Tea Party

Canadian band The Tea Party announced a 2017 national tour with a few stops in Toronto this weekend. The band is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their fourth studio album Transmission. The Juno nominated album was released in 1997, and included singles “Temptation” and “Babylon.”

Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
When: March 3 and 4 at 7 pm

Vegan Supper Club Series: An Ode to NOLA

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this meatless meal featuring courses of Jambalaya, King Oyster Mushroom Rockefeller, Po Boy Sandwiches, Fried “Chicken” with buttermilk biscuits and gravy, and Banana Foster to finish.

Where: Urban Acorn Catering, 1 Wiltshire Avenue, Toronto
When: March 3 and 4 at 7 pm

Toronto Antique & Vintage Market

Filled with antiques, vintage, retro (and loads of decorator finds), the event features a packed show floor and an inventory of “fabulous”!

Where: 180 Princes’ Blvd
When: March 4 and 5

Caribbean Spice Dance FIT Challenge

Carnival Spice is starting a seven week “fit” challenge for those who are serious about transforming their health and fitness! The challenge is designed to be fun, energetic, and transformative, for both the body and mind all with a Caribbean twist.

Where: DanceLife X Centre, 619 Yonge Street
When: March 4 until April 15

Winter Wonderland Critter Crew

Some animals love the cold, snowy weather and others have special ‘tricks’ for surviving the chilly winter months like: wearing special coats of fat, fur or feathers, leaving for warmer places or taking a long winter’s nap. Step inside where it’s warm and learn more about ways that animals in the Zoo and in the wild ‘chill out’ to get through the winter.

Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road
When: March 4 at 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Harry Potter Yoga Experience

Charge your Patronus and transfigure from pose to pose, the Harry Potter Yoga Experience is back this weekend. This is the yoga event inspired by all things Potter. Bring your own mat, and Harry Potter themed wardrobe is encouraged!

Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West
When: March 4 at 10 to 11 am

Party on Ice – Family Skating Event

This special event is for the whole family, from toddlers to grandparents! Lace up your skates – hockey skates or figure skates – and have some fun! Remember to bring your own skates and a helmet, especially for younger kids! And if you get tired of skating, there will be face painting and other fun activities planned for kids!

Where: Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton
When: March 4 at 3:30 pm

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

You can now enter the world of Westoros with the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, which lands in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre. Using state-of-the-art technology, Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi will take fans on a musical journey through the realm – all the way from King’s Landing to Winterfell and beyond.

Where: Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay Street
When: March 4 at 7 pm

New Creations Festival 2017

Bold. Experimental. Unmissable. Canadian composer Owen Pallett joins TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian to curate the 13th annual New Creations Festival. Expect the best in cutting-edge contemporary music, created and performed by leading artists from across the globe.

Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
When: March 4 at 8 pm

The Capulet Ball: A Queer Dance Party

You are cordially invited to get your dance on! Come and meet your Juliet. Fall in love with Romeo. Lip sync with Mercutio or have a good time all by your damn self! There are no rules at this Queer Dance Party! Are you a Capulet? a Montague? Tybalt? Rosaline? Nurse? Be whoever or whatever you want to be at The Capulet Ball – just have a good time doing it.

Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
When: March 4 at 10 pm

Travis Wall’s SHAPING SOUND: After the Curtain

Through his Emmy Award winning work on “So You Think You Can Dance”, Travis Wall has established himself as one of America’s favourite choreographers. His artistic direction of SHAPING SOUND has already produced one spell-binding show in Dance Reimagined which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Travis and SHAPING SOUND are back with their brand new show, After the Curtain.

Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
When: March 4 at 10 pm

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

Head out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities…. and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!

Where: Different locations around Ontario (Road trip!)
When: March 4 to April 2

SPIN to Conquer Cancer

Embark on a “3 hour escape from winter” and support important research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Participate in three 45 minute sessions led by professional instructors. Snacks and Lunch will be served all morning and afternoon!

Where: Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777 Lawrence Avenue East
When: March 5 at 8 am

Celebrate Toronto

In March, our city celebrates its 183rd Anniversary, and what better way to celebrate with Torontonians at Nathan Phillips Square. Celebrate Toronto‘s two-day festival will get you in the spirit of the 6ix. From local vendors, to diverse food trucks, and a skate party, the anniversary party will make you fall in love with the city all over again.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: March 5 at 12 to 6 pm

Study and Go Abroad Fair

Check out the Toronto stop of the Study and Go Abroad Fair. From exhibitors to seminars, everything you need to plan some time away, while studying abroad!

Where: Constitution Halls 105-106, North Building, 255 Front Street West
When: March 5 at 12 to 5 pm

Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Tour

International pop star Ariana Grande is back on the road for her biggest tour yet and stops at the Air Canada Centre this month. The “Dangerous Woman” Tour kicked off last fall, and includes 36 dates throughout North America.

Where: Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay Street
When: March 5 at 6 pm


After launching his 12th solo studio album in November, his first rock/pop album in over a decade, British superstar Sting is hitting the road this spring to tour the world. For the 
“57th & 9th” tour, the 16-time Grammy Award winning 65-year-old will be joined by a three-piece band and special guests Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros.

Where: Rebel,11 Polson Street
When: March 5 at 8 pm

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