The weekend continues!
Clear some room in your schedule and make the most of this fine Saturday, April 6, by checking out some of the top events happening in and around Toronto.
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What: The annual celebration returns to Riverside this month, featuring wine and craft beer pairings with local food and shopping. Wine and craft beer lovers can delight in tasting new and established Ontario wines and locally brewed craft beers, while getting to know Riverside shops, eateries and community spaces.
When: On now until April 6
Time: Varies by day/event
Where: Riverside BIA, along Queen Street East between Davies and De Grassi Street
Admission: Most events are free
What: The viral sensation known as cheesecake-on-a-stick is popping up downtown for a limited time. The popular dessert from Heirloom Toronto will be available inside Pokito storefront. It goes without saying, this makes for the easiest post-poké dessert-choice ever.
When: On now until April 7
When: 11:30 am to 10 pm
Where: 420 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Pay for what you eat
What: Toronto’s top Italian restaurants are joining forces for a 10-day celebration of the regional cuisine of Italy. This delicious event showcases cuisine from different regions of Italy via multi-course prezzo fisso (prix fixe) menus priced at $49.
When: On now until April 14
Time: Varies by location
Where: Participating restaurants across Toronto
What: Dinner with a View attendees will dine in heated, clear and frameless domes that offer a gorgeous view of the city around them. And your surroundings aren’t the only thing that’ll be beautifully designed: menus have been created by Chef René Rodriguez, Top Chef Canada Season 4 Winner. You’ll have the chance to choose from three blind menu categories – meat, fish or vegan – and from there, the adventure is a delicious surprise.
When: On now until May 2
Where: The Bentway
Time: Depends on booking
Admission: Tickets are available online
What: You can awaken your inner child at Toronto’s brand new and unforgettable pop-up, HideSeek this spring. Occupying a 7,000-sq-ft vacant retail space in the Dundas West neighbourhood, the pop-up invites you to escape reality and relive the days of childhood. Explore multi-sensory elements throughout the space and marvel at epic floor-to-ceiling installations.
When: On now until June 2
Time: Thursday and Friday, 12 pm to 10 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Dundas West neighbourhood — 1305 Dundas Street West
Price: $25 (plus taxes and service fees) — Tickets available online
What: Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most influential living artists and human rights activists, is bringing a collection of his ceramic works to Toronto’s Gardiner Museum. Called Unbroken, the exhibit will present an array of Ai’s ceramic works while highlighting “urgent global issues.”
When: On now until June 9
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Admission: $15 for adults
What: This unique pop-up features nature-themed room installations that you can explore on your own on a self-guided tour. Organizers encourage buying tickets online in advance to guarantee access for your preferred date.
When: On now until July 31
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Utopia Pop-up, 144 Augusta Avenue
Price: $9.99 to $24.99
What: The Evergreen Brick Works Saturday market has grown to become the largest farmers’ market in Toronto. Here you’ll find a wide variety of local and seasonal food from local farmers and producers.
When: Every Saturday- April 6
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue
What: You read the event name correctly, everything is free. No money. No swapping.
If you do bring items to share, bring them before 3 pm and make sure they are clean and in working condition. During the Market, there is a limit to the number of items you can take, which is one large shopping bag per person (two bags for families of three or more people).
When: April 6
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Campbell Park, 225 Campbell Avenue
What: Sometimes, all you need at the end of a long day is a classic Margherita. Learn the from-scratch how-to, so that when the craving strikes, you can satisfy it with the taste of authenticity.
When: April 6
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Kitchen 24 – 100 Marmora Street
What: Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: Help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. In Toronto, visitors are encouraged to look at art slowly, and then meet to talk about their experiences.
When: April 6
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm
Where: The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Street West
Price: Free to attend
What: This show will be popping up at Revival Bar early this month, and with it comes plenty of art, booze, and free pancakes. Visual arts, photography, jewelry and music will all be on display for you to enjoy while filling up on sweet flapjacks.
When: April 6
Time: 8 pm to 2 am
Where: Revival Bar – 783 College Street
Price: $14.45 (with service fee)