13 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, October 26

Oct 25 2019, 5:02 pm

Saturday is truly the beating heart of the creature that is weekend good times. And as such, October 26 is no day to stay in as there are plenty of amazing things to do in the city.

Have some fun Toronto, you earned it.

The Dr. Seuss Experience

Dr. Suess

CNW Group / Kilburn Experiences, LLC

What: Get ready to take a walk down memory lane, as beloved children’s writer, Dr. Seuss’ incredible creations will be appearing in a large interactive exhibit. The 15,000-sq-ft exhibition is a photogenic playground of interesting rooms that recreate the feeling and wonder of walking through a storybook.

When: Starts October 26
Where: Square One, 100 City Centre Drive
Admission: Register online

AGO All Hours

What: Game on, Toronto. Explore the creative, cultural, and historical phenomenon of gaming from the 1980s to the present at the AGO today. From open to close the museum comes alive with new art projects and playful moments designed to bring artists, performers, curators, artworks, and visitors together to create, think, explore and play.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 10:30 am to 10 pm
Where: AGO, 317 Dundas St W
Admission: $25, available online

The Rocky Horror Show

What: Dammit, Janet… I love you this movie. See the comedy horror and cult classic that tells the story of newly engaged couple Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who meet a group of strange individuals. Sold-out for seven years in a row, you can’t miss this Halloween spectacle, live on stage.

When: October 26, 27, and 31
Time: Performances from 8 pm to 10 pm and 11 pm to 1 am
Where: Lower Ossington Theatre
Admission: Prices vary by seat selection

Scream Whistle

What: Steam Whistle is back with Scream Whistle, their annual Halloween bash this October. Come in costume and dance the night away with DJ Skratch Bastid and Fields McQueen.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner Blvd
Admission: $35

Redemption Paws Halloween Bash

What: Dogs in costumes, music, prizes, food, drinks, and more dogs — what could possibly be better than this? Perhaps that you can enjoy all of these things at Toronto’s largest Halloween party for dogs this month.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: Redwood Theatre, 1300 Gerrard Street East
Admission: $40

Trick or Drink

What: Calling all ghouls, goblins, witches, and warlocks. It’s time to prepare for a haunting night out. Because Barcrawlerz is taking over Toronto this month, for a multi-day bar crawl completely revolving around Halloween. During the crawl you’ll get the chance to float through Belfast Love, Dublin Calling, Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon, and many more, decked out in full costume.

When: October 26 from 4 pm to 2 am and October 31 from 6 pm to 2 am
Where: Participating bars in downtown Toronto
Admission: Tickets are available online from $15

Howl’oween at The Bentway


The Bentway

What: The Bentway is hosting Howl’oween (read: a dog-in-costume parade) on October 26. The site, in collaboration with Bark ‘n Yapp, is inviting local pups and their owners to participate in the event complete with loot bags, prizes, treats, and local vendors.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: From 1 pm
Where: The Bentway – 201 Fort York Boulevard
Admission: Free to attend

The Citizen Disco’s Dead

What: Get your disco shoes ready, Citizen is throwing a groovy disco Halloween party next weekend. The spooky celebration will feature a DJ and tons of awesome Instagrammable Halloween scenes and props. The theme is Death and Disco.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 10 pm
Where: Citizen, 522 King Street West
Admission: Cover is $10

Nightmare on Brandt Street

What: Alright party people, it’s time to get out your most terrifying ensemble and get ready to party all night long at Early Mercy’s Nightmare on Brandt Street bash. Doors will be open until 4 am so get ready for a night full of surprises.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 10 pm
Where: 504 King Street West

Halloween at MARBL

What: Leave it to Marbl to host a four-day Halloween celebration. On October 26, 30, and 31, you can join Marbl in celebrating the spookiest day of the year. They’ll also be hosting “Day of the Dead” on November 2. No tickets are required for any of the events, but entry will be on a first come first served basis, so make sure to get there early.

When: October 26, 30, 31, and November 2
Where: 455 King Street W

Halloween at Petty Cash

What: Petty Cash is so excited for Halloween that they’ll be throwing two different parties this year. To kick it off, they’ll be hosting “Saturday Night Fever, Dead or Alive” on October 26 and the party will continue on October 31, with a “Get Lit” themed event. Both events are first-come-first-serve and free to attend.

When: October 26 and 31
Where: 487 Adelaide Street West
Time: 9 pm

Halloween at The Pint Public House

What: The Pint will be hosting Halloween festivities on October 26 and October 31. On Saturday, The Pint will be hosting its first-ever 90s themed costume party. There will be prizes for best costumes, drink specials, lots of candy, and more.

When: October 26 and 31
Time: Saturday, 9 pm to 2 am; Thursday, 10 pm to 2 am
Where: 227 Front Street West
Admission: From $15

The 20th Annual NIGHT OF DREAD

What: At this family-friendly, community event, Torontonians are invited to call on, mock and banish their private and collective fears through parade and pageantry, music and masquerade, dance, and a devilishly good party. See fire spinners, live bands, and Death Dancers while taking part in a parade and celebration unlike any other.

When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 4:30 to 9 pm
Where: Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin St
Admission: Free, pay what you can

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