17 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, November 25

Nov 22 2017, 5:45 am

Whether you’re looking to spend some time with your family or wanting to go out with friends, Toronto has it all for you this fine Saturday.

Check out these events in the city today, and have a great weekend!

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Cirque du Soleil VOLTA

What: This is the final weekend to see Cirque du Soleil’s latest performance! Filled with extreme sport, live music and signature acrobatics, VOLTA is about the freedom that comes with blazing your own trail.

When: Now until November 26
Where: Under the Big Top, The Port Lands, 51 Commissioners Street


What: After smashing box offices last season, Mirvish’s “Disgraced” returns to offer a solid (but limited engagement) theatre option. It centres on a New York dinner party that gets interesting when the discussion turns to – you guessed it – politics and religion. 

When: Now until November 26
Where: Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street

Free Toronto Museum Admission

What: Get a taste of history this month by taking advantage of the month-long free admission to nine of Toronto’s historic museums courtesy of Mackenzie Investments. Participating museums include Colborne Lodge, Gibson House, Fort York National Historic Site and Mackenzie House to name a few.

When: Now until November 30
Where: Various locations throughout the city

Toronto Chocolate Festival

What: The Toronto Chocolate Festival is one not to miss for the chocolate addicts. Featuring chocolate in all its delicious forms, this very sweet festival highlights chocolate tastings, chocolate making exhibitions, and chocolate eating contests.

When: Now until November 30
Where: Various locations

One of a Kind Christmas Show

What: If you’re in the market for a unique holiday gift, you’ll find a talking point-filled one at the One of a Kind Show & Sale and meet the creators behind the works of art at the same time. You’ll find 800 local and international artists, makers, designers and craftspeople

When: Now until December 3
Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition grounds, 100 Princes’ Blvd

Polar Express

What: This holiday season, you’re invited to embark on a magical holiday journey as you take a ride on the Polar Express.  Operated by the Waterloo Central Railway, passengers will be whisked away to the sounds of the beloved film’s motion soundtrack, enjoy freshly prepared hot cocoa and holiday treats and they will also receive a very special visit from Santa, and each child will be given their first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell.

When: Now until December 23. Select times available, check the website for details.
Waterloo Central Railway Train Museum Platform, 50 Isabella Street

Toronto Christmas Market

What: Rediscover the magic of Christmas at the Toronto Christmas Market. Here you’ll find an assortment of artisan vendors, an Instagram-worthy Christmas tree, live music, incredible Christmas decorations and so much more. Admission is free during the week.

When: Now until December 23
Where: The Distillery District

Bat Out of Hell Musical

What: Bat Out of Hell is a rock musical that tells the epic tale of love, rebellion, and rock n’ roll. This incredible performance will feature an award-winning cast that will definitely bring the audience to their feet.

When: Now until December 24
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street

Music from People City

What: This fall, Toronto’s most iconic musical assets will be on display, as Myseum of Toronto(a nonprofit museum dedicated to all things Toronto) presents Music from People City – a professionally curated event series that invites locals, visitors and travellers to experience the city’s world-class music scenes, sounds and stories firsthand.

When: Now until January 12
Where: Venues throughout the city

Christian Dior Exhibit at the ROM

What: Come explore the brilliance behind Christian Dior’s dramatic designs that revived the Paris haute couture industry following the Second World War at the ROM’s latest exhibit Christian Dior which officially begins this Saturday.

When: Now until March 18
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park

The Gentleman’s Expo

What: The annual celebration of all things guy-related (but that the ladies will enjoy too) returns to Toronto. You can expect panels, lifestyle products, food and, naturally, no shortage of beer.

When: November 25
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd.

Moustache Bash

What: Come and show off your Mo at the 2017 Moustache Bash. Aside from live music, there will also be moustache themed merch available, a ”Best Moustache’ competition, 50/50 raffle, and much more with all proceeds going to The Movember Foundation.

When: November 25, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave

Muaystache: #PushKickCancer

What: Back Forward Kick and In Fight Style have teamed up to host Muaystache: #PushKickCancer, a Muaythai Ontario sanctioned amateur Muaythai event in support of the Movember Foundation. This event sets out to make a difference by capturing an audience and putting men’s health at centre stage.

When: November 25, 5:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street

Movember Stache Bash

What: There’s no better place to show off your Mo than at the Movember Stache Bash! Come raise some money for a great cause, drink some craft brews, try to win some raffle prizes or the 50/50 draw, and enter the Mr. and Mrs. Movember contest.

When: November 25, 8 pm
Hungry Brew Hops, 211 Main Street

Cavalcade of Lights

What: Seen as Toronto’s kick off to the holiday season, the annual Cavalcade of Lights will feature glittering lights, live music, fireworks and the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree.

When: November 25
Where: Nathan Philips Square, 100 Queen Street West

Crafts Beer Market

What: Here’s a holiday market that makes gift shopping more tolerable. Shop for one of a kind handmade goods and gifts from local artisans while also enjoying a cold one.

When: November 25, 11 am to 6 pm
Where: 75 Horner Avenue, Suite 1, Toronto

Rashers 5th Anniversarwich giveaway

What: On November 25, the eatery is celebrating its anniversary with a sky-high special at both locations. The Rashers 5th Anniversarwich is loaded with triple bacon, a fried egg, and brown sauce, and will be on sale all day for just $5. Better still, for the first 100 people in line at 11:30 am it’s FREE!

When: November 25
 948 Queen Street East, Toronto, 182 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

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