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!
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is passing through Toronto on its tour across Canada. It’s a train tricked out in lights, which brings concerts and colour in its wake. This delightful holiday tradition raises money for Food Bank Canada. Grab your family and raise food and funds for a fabulous cause!
Where: 750 Runnymede Road
When: November 28 at 8:15 pm
Put on your party shoes and venture out to the Gardiner Museum for a gala that’s sure to be as lit as a Christmas tree – or should I say as lit as 12 Christmas trees! The event features a dozen holiday trees assembled by various artists for your perusal. The proceeds go to keeping the Gardiner Museum in good working order. Tickets will set you back $200 a piece.
Where: The Gardiner Museum
When: December 1
Are you a proud LOTR nerd? Well, if so, do I have a holiday gift for you! The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is exploring the intersection of Tolkien and music geekery, and it’s going to be epic! The TSO is bringing the iconic Lord of The Rings score to life. Let your inner elf or hobbit out, and enjoy the melodious music of one of the most iconic soundtracks ever produced.
Where: Roy Thomson Hall
When: December 1 to 3 at 7:30 pm
Baby, it’s cold outside. So why not head indoors and enjoy some art? It’s already time for the first event of this year’s The Long Winter series. The Long Winter brings affordable and accessible performance art, visual installations, and music to various venues around Toronto, from the Galleria Mall to the AGO. The series celebrates experimental work by local artists, so get ready to have your mind blown by some seriously innovative work. Don’t miss the launch event at the Polish Combatant’s Hall this week! Tickets are $10 each in advance, or pay what you can at the door.
Where: 206 Beverley Street
When: December 2, 7 pm to 2 am
Do you watch (and rewatch) Pitch Perfect every time you take a sick day like I do? If you like the movie, you’ll love TBA, the University of Toronto’s award-winning collegiate A Capella group. This week, they’re putting on a winter concert like no other, using only noises that come from their mouths. Admission is pay what you can, and the proceeds go to helping the group pay for their trip to the 2017 Intercollegiate Championship of Collegiate A Capella. Go help a bunch of mouth musicians make their dreams come true!
Where: 73 Queen’s Park Crescent
When: December 3 at 7:30 pm
It’s time for a gay old Christmas! Grab some cash and head out to Toronto’s Queer Christmas Market. Featuring 40 vendors, you can buy everything, from children’s clothes to gender-neutral underwear and sex toys. With such a diverse selection, you’ll be able to find a gift for literally everyone on your list.
Where: The 519 Community Centre on Church Street
When: December 3 and 4