Can't miss Toronto events of the week: May 13 to 19

May 11 2019, 1:29 am

If you were planning on having a quiet week in Toronto, think again.

From celebrating World Meditation Day to chowing down at a mouthwatering rib festival, we’ve organized your social life for the next seven days.

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Free Meditation Class at Hoame for World Meditation Day

What: If you’ve never tried meditation before, Toronto’s largest and newest meditation studio is offering free classes for an entire day this week. In honour of World Mediation Day, Hoame will be holding all of their regularly-scheduled classes for free on Wednesday, May 15.

When: May 15
Time: Classes all day
Where: Hoame, 430 Adelaide Street West
Price: Free

Operanation: Tall Tales

What: The most whimsical party of the season returns to Toronto this week to celebrate Operanation’s 15th birthday. This year’s party will feature musical guest Joseph of Mercury, and performances from DJ Chippy Nonstop and Karim Olen Ash. Operanation will transform the iconic Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts into a fairytale fantasy, complete with a moody purple floral installation evoking a secret garden. Guests will experience culinary innovations, signature cocktails, and more.

When: May 16
Time: 9 pm
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Price: $150

Rib Fest

What: Ribs, BBQ chicken, burgers, blooming onions, funnel cakes, and more! This four-day Rib Fest takes place in the heart of downtown and Yonge-Dundas Square.

When: May 16 to 19
Time: Thursday to Saturday, 10 am to 11 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Admission is free

Spring Beerfest TO

What: Spring Beerfest TO is set to serve up cold beers, delicious eats, and cottage vibes in Toronto for the May long weekend. Tickets are on sale now for the boozy festival, poised to welcome the warmth of summer evenings.

When: May 18 and 19
Time: Kicks off at noon
Where: Fort York: Garrison Common, 100 Garrison Road, Toronto
Price: $24, tickets available online


What: You can enjoy painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music, and more from Canada’s top artist set up throughout the cobblestone lanes of the historic Distillery District this long weekend.

When: May 18 to 20
Time: 11 am to 6 pm daily
Where: The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street
Price: Admission is free

Electric Island

What: Electric Island returns for its seventh annual year with a fresh lineup of local and international DJs. This year, the fun returns to Toronto Island and will be kicking off the new season over May Long weekend.

When: May 19
Time: 2 pm to 11 pm
Where: Hanlan’s Point
Price: $49.99

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