15 things to do in Toronto this weekend: March 22 to 24

Mar 21 2019, 2:51 am

It’s the first official spring weekend, and it’s actually going to be sunny in Toronto!

Head outside and make the most of your weekend by checking out what’s happening in and around Toronto from March 22 to 24.

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Friday, March 22

Starbucks Pop-Up Bean N’ Brew

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What: If you want to learn how to make barista-worthy coffee at home, you need to check out Starbucks’ pop-up Bean N’ Brew event. Here, guests can explore an immersive coffee experience that will engage their five senses, as well as enjoy samples, learn coffee brewing tips from Starbucks Coffee Masters, discover coffee trends, elevate their at-home coffee ritual, and more. For those unable to attend, Starbucks Premium Select Collection is available to purchase in grocery stores.

When: March 22 to 24
Time: RSVP here to reserve your time slot
Where: 20 Givins Street, Toronto
Price: Free to attend

The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

What: Star Wars fans can experience the scope and grandeur of The Empire Strikes Back like never before with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra performing the timeless music by Oscar-winning composer John Williams live to the films.

When: On now until March 23
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Roy Thompson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
Admission: Tickets range from $50.90 to $126.75

Water Docs Film Festival 2019

What: Water Docs is a film festival about all things water. Come and enjoy feature and short films, live Q&A sessions with filmmakers, artists, activists, and speakers.

When: On now until March 24
Time: Screenings vary by day
Where: Hod Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Price: Festival pass starts at $40

Myseum: Intersections

What: The 2019 exhibition, revisits and re-imagines the dominant narratives that shape our understanding of the city through a festival of collaborative exhibits and events. This exhibition will explore lost or hidden Toronto stories that have been paved over and forgotten, and how we can reclaim those histories.

When: On now until March 31
Time: Varies by event
Where: Venues throughout the city
Admission: Free

Winter Stations 2019

What: Winter Stations returns for its fifth year, welcoming international designers to bring public art installations to The Beaches. The installations, which run from February 18 until April 1, will be temporary structures that will be able to withstand our rigours winter weather.

When: Now until April 1
Time: All day
Where: Woodbine Beach, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. East
Price: Admission is free

Ai Weiwei: Unbroken


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What: Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most influential living artists and human rights activists, is bringing a collection of his ceramic works to Toronto’s Gardiner Museum. Called Unbroken, the exhibit will present an array of Ai’s ceramic works while highlighting “urgent global issues.”

When: On now until June 9
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Admission: $15 for adults

DIY Vintage Wood Sign Workshop

What: If you’re in the mood to get your creative juices flowing, you can learn how to make your own DIY vintage wood sign this evening. Paint Cabin is your destination to build stylish, farmhouse, rustic, themed pieces of inviting decor for your home, office or cottage

When: March 22
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: Paint Cabin, 723 Gerrard Street East
Price: $55

ROM Friday Night Live

What: Spend your Friday night on the ROM’s dance floor with top DJs and live artists, or explore museum’s stunning galleries with tasty food and drinks. This edition of Friday Night Live Encore, which is titled #FNLROM: Holi, features FREE access to the museum’s new special exhibition Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India.

When: March 22
Time: 7 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Price: $19.21

Saturday, March 23

The Healing Session – Meditation, Reiki and Sound Healing

What: Join Cassidy from Just Be Meditation for an opening meditation, followed by a sound therapy session led by Alexandria Santaguida (TOA), during which hands-on Reiki healing will be offered. Get ready to receive the beautiful healing sounds of the crystal singing bowls. Together with Alexandria’s voice, you will be brought into a state of pure bliss and deep relaxation. She will guide the class through gentle yogic movements and meditation, before resting in savasana to the sound of Alexandria’s vocals and crystal singing bowls.

When: March 23
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm
Where: lululemon – 318 Queen Street West
Tickets: $35, available online

Pulp Fiction

What: You can watch hitmen Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega, two hitmen, as they set out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace on the big screen this evening.

When: March 23
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Cinesphere, 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Price: $15

Best Of: A stand-up comedy showcase

What: If you’re in the mood to get your laugh on, Comedy Bar is hosting Best Of this evening, featuring the up and comers of the Toronto comedy scene. Featuring: Elisabeth Bailey, Olivia Collict, Jacob Balshin, Grace Mcclure, Olivia Stadler.

When: March 23
Time: 10 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West
Price: $12

 Sunday, March 24

Meditation and Sound with Indigo

What: Come and join Cassidy from Just Be Meditation for an opening meditation, followed by a sound bath with Alexandria Santaguida. Find rest in savasana and be brought into a state of pure bliss and deep rest. Beginners to meditation are most welcomed, no experience necessary.

When: March 24
Time: 9 am
Where: Indigo, 220 Yonge Street (Eaton Centre location)
Price: $28

MOCA Community Sundays

What: The Museum of Contemporary Art is offering the perfect way to escape the cold by offering free admission to all visitors on one Sunday each month so they can check out all the new exhibits.

When: March 24
Where: MOCA – 158 Sterling Road, Toronto
Time: One Sunday monthly from 10 am to 2 pm
Tickets: Available online

Badass Babes Season 10: The Gala

What: The Gala is Badass Babes Toronto’s celebration of its tenth season and three-year anniversary. The all-ages event will include entertainment, great music, sweet treats, and much more. The evening will also include a raffle fundraiser for The Hobbins family, to assist with Fletcher Hobbins’ lifelong neuro therapy.

When: March 24 and 25
Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Mod Club Theatre, 722 College Street
Price: $25 at the door

Music Trivia Night

What: Calling all music buffs! Come and test your trivia knowledge this Sunday with these trivia questions as well as audio and visual questions.

When: March 24
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Whelan’s Gate, 1663 Bloor Street West
Price: Admission is free

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