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 Rutas Performing Arts Festival is a cultural event so sophisticated you’ll get bragging rights just for attending. Rutas celebrates performing arts from around the hemisphere, Featuring European classics like Hamlet and Othello, in addition to work by artists from New Zealand to Bolivia. Stop by one of their cabarets, take in an art exhibit, or sign up for a master class. Go overload on culture like we know you want to!
Where: 585 Dundas Street East
When: October 5 to 16
Help mark the opening of the exhibition Toronto: Tributes and Tributaries, 1971 – 1989 at AGO’s First Thursday. In celebration of this new exhibit, which highlights the Toronto art scene of the 70s and 80s, the AGO is throwing a ruckus party with headlining DJ set by Cardinal Offishall. Go enjoy high art while hitting on some hotties on the dance floor.
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario
When: October 6 from 7 pm to 11:30 pm
Are you addicted to podcasts? Well, few have more cred than The Moth, the award-winning storytelling podcast, which will be recording an episode at Massey Hall on October 6th. Go hear speakers Ophira Eisenberg and Jessica Lee Williamson weave the sort of tales that make listeners cry on the TTC during their morning commutes. Tickets start at $29.50 each.
Where: Massey Hall
When: October 6 @ 8 pm
Need to cure a case of wanderlust but can’t afford to get out of the city? Why not venture out to the iconic Backpackers hotel for the Travel Cuts Film Festival? It’s an event that combines food and fun with short films about travel. Food and travel? Shut up and take our money! Tickets are just $5 each.
Where: BrainStation (460 King Street West)
When: October 6 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Venture over to West Queen West for a flea market you won’t soon forget. You can peruse some zines, get your bike repaired, or buy vintage plus-sized women’s clothing all in the same place at the Bunz Flea. In short, it’s a shopping experience like no other and where you’ll actually find something for everyone. Venders accept cash or trades, so no matter what your budget, you’ll be able to afford something special.
Where: The Gladstone Hotel
When: October 6 @ 7 pm
Have you ever wondered what Rachel McAdams’ alabaster skin looks like up close? Well, now is your opportunity to find out! Come celebrate the best in Canadian entertainment at the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival Red Carpet. This year’s nominees include Rachel McAdams, Jason Priestley, and legendary fashionista Jeanne Beker. Come watch celebrities in fancy outfits walk the carpet before the unveiling of their stars.
Where: Entrance to the Allstream Centre
Where: October 6 @ 4 pm