24 things to do in Toronto this weekend: April 13 to 15

Apr 12 2018, 6:23 pm

The weekend is finally here Toronto and we couldn’t be more excited.

From the Toronto Raptors first game of the NBA Playoffs to a wickedly sweet all-you-can-eat cereal and cartoon event, keep your calendars free, ’cause we’ve got 24 fun events happening this weekend.

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Sample Sale Spring Edition

What: The Slavin Raphael sample sale returns! Here you’ll find items from popular designers like Hunter, Frame, Matt & Nat, New Balance, Tiger of Sweden, Ted Baker Footwear and more.

When: Now until April 14
Time: Friday, 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm
Slavin Raphael, 80 Wingold Avenue
Admission: Free

Alone Together

What: Alone Together is a double bill of two richly complex and provocative solos; There she was, choreographed and performed by JaneAlison McKinney, and Taking Breath, choreographed and performed by Naishi Wang.

When: Now until April 14
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance, 304 Parliament Street
Admission: Available online from $20 to $25

The Toronto Yoga Conference and Show

What: Canada’s largest gathering of yogis interested in continuing their yoga education returns. From today and until Sunday, you can enjoy 100+ hours of master classes with internationally-renowned yogis. Whether you’re new to yoga, or a 1000+ hour certified yoga teacher, there are always new lessons to learn and like-minded people to grow with.

When: Now until April 15
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd.
Admission: Pricing starts at $24.75

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William Ashley Warehouse Sale

What: You’ll find all the home goods you could ever need at unbeatable prices at the William Ashley Warehouse Sale. Departments on sale include dinnerware, garden, home decor, bed and bath, home office, kitchenware, holiday decor, dining, entertainment, and more.

When: Now until April 15
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 111 Creditview Road, Hwy. 400 and Langstaff Rd, Vaughan
Admission: Free

Water Docs Film Festival 2018

What: A unique and engaging film festival about all things water, the seventh annual Water Docs presents a fascinating film program on issues facing global and local water systems.

When: Now until April 15
Time: All day
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: $10

Mixie and the Halfbreeds

What: This is the Toronto premiere of Mixie and the Halfbreeds, which is a hilarious production about being mixed race in Canada with a completely female cast.

When: Now until April 15
Time: Various times
Where: Pia Bouman School for Ballet, 6 Noble Street
From $15 to $35

Images Festival

What: Images Festival features a series of independent artists, photographers, and filmmakers as they showcase their screenings, exhibitions, and performances at venues across the city.

When: Now until April 20
Time: Various times each day
Where: Venues throughout the city
Admission: $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors

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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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
The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317, Dundas Street West
Admission: Tickets available online only through the AGO for $30 per person

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

Pierogi Me! Pop-Up

What: Pierogi and beer! Cold suds and hot little dumplings are the order of the day at this springtime pop-up inside the east end brewery.

When: April 13
Time: 4 pm to 9 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto
Admission: Admission is free

Food Truck'N Friday

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Food Truck’N Friday

What: Back for its fourth season starting April 13, this ongoing food truck event will take up weekly residence in Etobicoke and will feature live entertainment, music, prizes, giveaways, a market experience, and a new lineup of featured food trucks each week.

When: April 13
Time: 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Parking lot at Bloor Street West and Resurrection Road
Admission: Free

Kitchen Stuff Plus Warehouse Sale

What: Treat yourself and your kitchen to home goods at up to 90% off this April. You can shop from tons of appliances, furniture, gadgets & tools, home decor and more at this sale.

When: April 13 to 16
Time: Friday, 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday, 8 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 8 am to 6 pm; Monday, 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Kitchen Stuff Plus, 135 Wendell Avenue
Admission: Free

ROM Spring Fridays

What: If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your Friday night, the Royal Ontario Museum is the place to be. This spring, the ROM is hosting Spring Fridays, a weekly party where guests can roam the galleries and check out the latest exhibits.

When: April 13
Time: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum,
Admission: Adults are $12

Songkran Festival: Dinner & Water Fight

What: Celebrate the Thai New Year (Songkran) with a buffet dinner and noodle bar, followed by an indoor water fight.

When: April 13
Time: 6 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Bangkok Garden, 18 Elm Street
Admission: Tickets are $55


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Harlem Globetrotters World Tour

What: After 91 years of thrilling and exciting crowds of basketball fans all over the world, the Harlem Globetrotters are headed to Toronto this Friday night. Get ready for all the dribbling, dunking, and shooting the Globetrotters are known for.

When: April 13
Time: 7 pm
Where: Ricoh Coliseum45 Manitoba Drive
Admission: Tickets start at $27

Video Games Live

What: Video Games Live is an award-winning Guinness World Record holding immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time.

When: April 13
8 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
Admission: $25 to $75

AVENUE ROAD Warehouse Sale

What: Avenue Road is moving into a new warehouse and so its furniture also needs a new home. Shop for rugs, furniture, lighting, accessories, and outdoor furniture at up to 80% off.

When: April 13 & 14
Time: Friday, 12 pm to 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm
51 Esandar Dr, Toronto
Admission: Free

Evergreen Brick Works Saturday Markets

What: The Evergreen Brick Works Saturday market has grown to become the largest farmers’ market in Toronto. Here you’ll find a wide variety of local and seasonal food from local farmers and producers.

When: April 14
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue
Admission: Free



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Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party

What: This nostalgic event at The Royal channels your inner child for a sugar-charged morning of retro cartoons and AYCE cereal.

When: April 14
Time: 10 am
Where: The Royal, 608 College Street
Admission: $15 (Children $8)

Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards

What: Our Toronto Raptors are facing the Washington Wizards Saturday evening as part of the NBA Playoffs East Conference game one. Tickets are still available and start at $128.

When: April 14
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Tickets start at $128

Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo 2018

What: After a sold-out inaugural run in 2017, the Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo is back for another weekend this April. The two-day event celebrates “the city’s buzzing café culture” and will bring together Toronto’s “best baristas, roasters, tea sommeliers, blenders, distributors, coffee shops, and café gear all under one roof.”

When: April 14 & 15
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Admission: Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door, pending availability

A Kind Market Pop-Up

What: This Sunday, you can shop for ethically-sourced products while supporting local businesses and fundraising for the Toronto Humane Society. It’s a win-win for everyone!

When: April 15
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: La Maquette, 111 King East
Admission: Free

Burpees + Brunch

What: Burpees + Brunch, the original sweat and work session, returns this Sunday. Look forward to prizes and surprises from Lululemon and Cacao70 for a delicious brunch. All fitness levels are welcome.

When: April 15
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Lululemon Queen Street, 318 Queen Street West
Admission: $30

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