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!
What would happen if Indiana Jones and Julia Child had a baby? Probably Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting chef/adventurer whose show you’ve likely binged on Netflix. If you dig his show, why not hear Bourdain speak live to celebrate the release of his new cook book, Appetites? Tickets start at $115 each.
Where: The Sony Centre for The Performing Arts
When: November 1
Paging all proudly feminist cinephiles! The Bloody Mary Film Festival wants you to experience the work of Canadian lady directors who specialize in horror, scifi, and fantasy. The event features both shorts and feature-length films. Go discover your new favourite director! Tickets cost $10 per screening.
Where: The Carlton Cinema
When: November 3 and 4
Do you enjoy horsing around? Well, look no further than The Royal. This celebration of all things agricultural features horse jumping competitions, adorable livestock, and sculptures made of butter! It’s an event for the whole family, so round ’em up like a bunch of hogs and take ’em to this proud Toronto tradition. Ticket prices vary, depending on age and date, but they can go for as little as $17 each.
Where: 39 Manitoba Drive
When: November 4 to 13
Are you sick of drinking chardonnay on your girls’ night out? Want to sip and appreciate beer like the lady that you are? Well, have we got the activity for you! At Canada’s All Ladies Craft Beer Festival, you’ll receive four drink tokens and a “morning after” gift bag. A portion of all proceeds go to the Canadian Women’s Federation, so you get to drink beer while helping people. What’s not to like? Tickets are $30 each.
Where: 601 Christie Street
When: November 5 @ 5 pm
Do you ever feel guilty about how much time you spend gaming? Well, now you don’t have to! Attend the ExtraLife 25/hr Gaming Marathon to help raise money for SickKids. Drink beer and cocktails while playing on vintage consoles, all the while knowing that you are doing a good thing for humanity. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door.
Where: 49 St. Clair Avenue West
When: November 5 and 6
The Day of the Dead pays tribute to those who have thrown off their mortal coils. Harbourfront Centre will be celebrating Mexico’s most popular festival with live music, art installations, and roving performances. The event is family-friendly, so don’t be afraid to take the kiddies in your life.
Where: Harbourfront Centre
When: November 5 and 6