It’s already Sunday – so we better start planning your week.
Spring has full on sprung in Toronto, and it’s time to get active! We’ve combed through pages of concert listings, live performances and dance parties to bring you a curated shortlist of the coolest activities for all price-ranges and interests.
There’s something for everyone, so don’t hold back!
The name Georgia O’Keefe is synonymous with American Modernism. Anyone who’s ever attended a cocktail party with an Art History major knows that much. Well, now you have a chance to see her masterpieces IRL at the Art Gallery of Ontario! This exhibit, put together by the Tate Modern in London, is making its only North American stop in our fine city, and brings with it 80 of O’Keefe’s best works. It’s time to take a break from The Netflix and hop on the streetcar for a sensory experience like no other. Tickets are $25 for adults and $16.50 for students.
Where: The Art Gallery of Ontario
When: April 22 to July 30
Based on weather patterns, those in the know predict Peak Cherry Blossom Day will be happening in High Park this week. Grab a picnic and take a stroll through one of Toronto’s favourite outdoor spaces. This natural spectacle is top quality free entertainment, so don’t miss out!
Where: High Park
When: April 24 and 25
Do you get sleepy after a few cocktails? Does that drowsiness threaten to ruin your epic plans? Well, why not put some coffee in your cocktails and stay wide awake? Cold Brew Cocktail Week wants to convince you that booze and cold coffee go together better than peanut butter and chocolate. This is your chance to combine the booze and caffeine buzzes you love in new and innovate ways!
Where: Various locations
When: April 24 to 30
In solidarity with six nations affected by Trump’s executive order, The 6ix Banned Nations Dinner seeks to celebrate #immigrantfood at its finest. Featuring cuisine from such renowned chefs as Hemant Bhagwani, this event will showcase the culinary traditions of Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Iran, Syria, and Yemen (plus Iraq). Make sure to put on your eating pants, because this dinner is set to serve up such delicacies as honey cake and Aleppo Kibbeh. Tickets will set you back $75, but $20 from each will go toward supporting the YMCA’s programs for immigrants.
When: April 27, 6 pm
Where: Indian Street Food Company, 1701 Bayview Ave, East York
What could be hotter than watching documentary film? The answer to this question is nothing! The annual Hot Docs Film Festival is back again and promises to be better than ever. Fancy seeing the Whitney Houston documentary Can I Be Me? Or how about the much anticipated A Better Man? Produced by Sarah Polley, It’s a film that takes an in dept look at domestic violence. When all is said and done, there’s something for everyone at Hot Docs! Regular tickets are $17 each and premium tickets will set you back $22 – $24 each.
When: April 27 to May 7
Where: Various locations
The Soctiabank Contact Photography Festival is back, and will be celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. The largest photography festival in the world, this year’s event brings pieces that challenge notions of our country’s identity, and celebrate our ever-changing landscape. It sounds woke AF. Opening night will take place on April 28th at the Ryerson Image Centre.
When: Ryerson Image Centre
Where: April 28, 7 pm to 11 pm