It’s already Sunday – so we better start planning your week.
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!
Celebrate the beauty of indie music and film at Indie Week Canada. An event for the hippest of the hip, Indie Week promises to expose you to “tomorrow’s music and pop culture today.” Experience the awesomeness of live band karaoke at Bovine Sex Club, or take in the ATX6 Showcase, which features six of Austin’s up-and-coming musicians. It’s time to become an early adopter of 2017’s coolest trends. Tickets to individual events start at $5.
Where: The Burroughes Building
When: November 15 to 20
Fancy a drink after a long week? How about a nice cheese plate? If such delicacies sound appealing, you should invest in tickets to the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo. At the Expo, you can delight your palate by sampling over 1500 international wines, then work on upping your culinary game by attending educational cooking seminars. You won’t want to miss this gastronomical adventure! Tickets cost $50 at the door.
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
When: November 17 to 20
Rejoice, my fellow millennials, because there’s a three-day celebration of podcasts in Toronto this week! Podcasts are the new movies, so it makes sense that Hot Docs, famous for its documentary film festival, is branching out to bring us an event devoted to what I refer to as “ear porn.” Go see your favourite podcasters live! The fest features such talents as Sook-Yin Lee of Sleepover, and the gang from Reply All. If this doesn’t excite the living daylights out of you, then I simply don’t understand you. Single tickets cost $16 – $29.
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema at 506 Bloor Street West
When: November 18 to 20
The Toronto Christmas Market is taking over the Distillery District once again for an entire month. At the market, you can enjoy a cup of mulled wine, shop for some artisanal holiday ornaments, or enjoy a live holiday concert. All this fun is available in the same place, so head down to the Southeast End for bright holiday lights and good cheer.
Where: Distillery District
When: November 18 to December 22
Develop your social conscience at the Reel Awareness Film Festival, presented by Amnesty International. Reel Awareness is a festival devoted to eye-opening documentaries on human rights. This year’s festival includes a much anticipated screening of Highway of Tears, a film about missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. Go expand your social conscience by exploring the power of cinema!
Where: The Carlton Cinemas at 20 Carlton Street
When: November 17 to 19
The Santa Claus Parade is a timeless Toronto tradition. The event is fun for the whole family, featuring countless colourful floats, marching bands, and the ultimate celebrity, Saint Nick himself. It’s a totally free activity, so bring a blanket, carve out some space on the sidewalk, and enjoy! Don’t forget to bring a hat in case it gets cold!
Where: Parade route starts at Christie Pitts and ends at Union Station
When: November 20 at 12:30 PM