17 things to do in Toronto this weekend: March 29 to 31

Mar 28 2019, 6:08 pm

Toronto, the weekend has finally arrived and we couldn’t be more excited.

Whether you want to indulge at a foodie event, get cultured or have some fun, there are plenty of events taking place in Toronto this weekend.

From the official launch of HideSeek, where you can awaken your inner child, to an adorable pug party, here are the top events happening in the city this weekend.

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Friday, March 29

Citadel + Compagnie: Amorous Playlist

 

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What: The latest collaboration between talented Toronto based artists Riley Sims and Blunt Chunks, Amorous Playlist is a dance/concert hybrid that celebrates the glory and pain of love.

When: On now until March 30
Time: Performances are at 8 pm
Where: 304 Parliament Street
Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $25

One of a Kind Show Spring Edition

What: While this market is much larger than your typical artisan market, the One of a Kind Show is the perfect opportunity to shop for Canadian handmade goods while it’s still freezing outside. With over 500 artisans showing off their creations, there’s something for everyone at the One of a Kind Show.

When: On now until March 31
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd.
Admission: $15 for adults

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

Dinner with a View

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What: Dinner with a View attendees will dine in heated, clear and frameless domes that offer a gorgeous view of the city around them. And your surroundings aren’t the only thing that’ll be beautifully designed: menus have been created by Chef René Rodriguez, Top Chef Canada Season 4 Winner. You’ll have the chance to choose from three blind menu categories – meat, fish or vegan – and from there, the adventure is a delicious surprise.

When: On now until May 2
Where:
 The Bentway
Time: Depends on booking
Admission: Tickets are available online

Ai Weiwei: Unbroken

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

CineCuba 2019

What: CineCuba is happening this month, giving you a chance to see a number of Cuban films for free.

When: March 29 to 31
Time: Friday, 6:30 pm to 10:45 pm; Saturday, 4 pm to 9 pm; Sunday, 1:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street
Price: All films are free

Slumber Party Stand Up Comedy

What: Slumber Party is a Friday night late show featuring a group of smart, sweet, sassy, and saucy comedians ready to share some spirited silliness with Toronto.

When: March 29
Time: 9:45 pm
Where: John Candy Box Theatre, 99 Blue Jays Way, 3rd Floor
Price: $12 admission

Saturday, March 30

HideSeek pop-up Toronto

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What: Opening on March 30, for two months, you can awaken your inner child at Toronto’s brand new and unforgettable pop-up, HideSeek. Occupying a 7,000-sq-ft vacant retail space in the Dundas West neighbourhood, the pop-up invites you to escape reality and relive the days of childhood. Explore multi-sensory elements throughout the space and marvel at epic floor-to-ceiling installations.

When: March 30 to June 2
Time: Thursday and Friday, 12 pm to 10 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Dundas West neighbourhood — 1305 Dundas Street West
Price: $25 (plus taxes and service fees) — Tickets available online

AirPod Owners Meetup – Toronto

What: This might be the most exclusive meetup of 2019 so far… or possibly, the most ridiculous. Described as “a gathering to share our collective love for AirPods, and to let everyone else know that they’re poor,” this isn’t the first of its kind. And of course, NO wired headphone users allowed.

When: March 30
Time: 12 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Admission: Free to attend

Tsujiri Patisserie Free Dessert

What: Matcha lovers have been patiently waiting for Tsujiri Patisserie to finally open their doors at Yonge and Wellesley. The time has come, and a celebration is in order. Which is why the shop is offering free ice cream lava cake to their first 88 customers on opening day.

When: March 30
Time: Kicks off at noon
Where: 596 Yonge Street
Price: Free

The Butterbeer Bar Crawl

What: Grab your drinking crew, or make a new one, and be prepared to fly through four themed bars in Toronto’s Entertainment District this March. There will be exclusive themed drink specials, themed decor at each location, Tri-Wizard challenges at every bar, and a Yule Ball after party.

When: March 30
Time: 3 pm
Where: Toronto Entertainment District
Admission: Tickets are available online for $25

An Evening with Anderson Cooper

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What: One of the most recognizable faces on television is heading to Toronto this March. That’s right, CNN’s Anderson Cooper will be hosting an intimate evening to discuss current events both at home and abroad as well as high light-hearted take on pop culture.

When: March 30
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Roy Thompson Hall
Admission: Tickets range from $59 to $160

Sunday, March 31

Leslieville Farmers’ Market

What: Come kick off another amazing season of the Leslieville Farmers’ Market this Sunday. There will be great tunes and farmers and plenty of food.

When: March 31
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: The Redwood Theatre, 1300 Gerrard Street
Admission: Free

The Old Book and Paper Show

What: 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. There will be dozens of tables piled high with vintage paper galore, plus rare, antique books.

When: March 31
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Admission: $10

Toronto Downtown Record Show

What: Calling all vinyl lovers, this Sunday the Toronto Downtown Record Show is happening, where there will be over 1000,000 records on sale, over 40 vendor tables spanning two rooms, and sellers who cater to every musical taste. There is also a $5 room, where every record is priced at just $5.

When: March 31
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 958 Broadview Avenue
Admission: $5

Toronto Pug Grumble

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What: Bring your pugs to the Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park this Sunday for a Toronto Pug Grumble. Get ready for lots of snorting, rolling and grumbling.

When: March 31
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Dog Bowl, 790 Queen Street West
Price: Free

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