14 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, October 20

Oct 18 2019, 4:50 pm

Don’t think about the fact that it’ll soon be Monday. That’s tomorrow you’s problem. Sunday, October 20 is full of great events going down in Toronto and we’ve rounded up a few of the best ones to keep you active this weekend.

Red Bull Music Festival

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What: Red Bull is bringing back its music festival to Toronto this fall. The Red Bull Music Festival will make its way to the city “to explore the minds and scenes shaping music.” According to Red Bull, Toronto can expect programming that spotlights rising local musicians, producers, and DJs while presenting exciting collaborations with groundbreaking artists, bringing their boundary-pushing visions to the stage.

When: Now until October 21
Time: Times Vary
Where: Venues throughout the city
Admission: Find individual tickets online

Cirque du Soleil’s ALEGRIA

What: Iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic power struggle of old meets new is reinterpreted for today’s cultural pulse. Led by an intangible wind of change, an emerging movement strives to shake the established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light to a world in perfect harmony. Alegría energizes the audience with a joyful spirit for a brighter and more inspiring tomorrow.

When: Now until November 24
Time: Varies per performance
Where: Under the Big Top, Ontario Place
Admission: Starts at $70 and available online

World Press Photo Exhibit

What: Experience this incredible global exhibition presenting the best visual journalism of the past year. Here you’ll find the most compelling photos in stunning high-quality Canon prints.

When: Now until October 23
Time: 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Allen Lambert Galleria, 181 Bay Street
Admission: Free

Legends of Horror

What: Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror is back, and is about to haunt your dreams… and days. The immersive theatrical interpretation of all of the classic horror figures will take you through a spooky, one-hour, two-kilometre self-guided walking tour that starts from the lower gardens of Casa Loma, through its terrifying tunnels and dark places never before open to the public.

When: Now until October 31
Time: Evenings from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Price: Tickets start at $40 online and $45 at the door

Halloween Haunt

What: Face your fears when darkness falls as Canada’s Wonderland is transformed from a “theme park” into a “scream park” during Halloween Haunt. Experience the thrills of your favourite rides at night and the frights awaiting you in our terrifying haunted attractions and shows.

When: Now until October 27
Time: 7 pm to 12 am
Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive
Admission: Tickets start at $31.99, available online

Toronto After Dark Film Festival

What: Toronto After Dark Film Festival is one of the world’s leading showcases of new Horror, Sci-Fi and Action Movies and is enjoyed by over 10,000 attendees each year. This fall, the 14th annual edition will screen over 50 films, both features and shorts. Meet fellow genre film aficionados and even the filmmakers behind some of the works.

When: Now until October 25
Where: Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond St W
Admission: $159 for a full festival pass, available online

15th Annual Art Walk

What: Over 50 businesses will feature the works of local artists. Works will be displayed in storefront windows and establishments along Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue and Yonge Boulevard. The public will then be invited to vote for the “People’s Choice Award” for Best Merchant Display.

When: Now until October 24
Time: Runs throughout the day
Where: Along Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue
Admission: Free

Cask Days

What: Cask Days celebrates the beautiful art of cask brewed beer. Now in its 15th year, the three-day festival, founded in Toronto by Bar Volo, bills itself as one of the largest cask festivals in the world. Already on the bill for the fall event, look forward to over 100 participating breweries and cider makers showcasing their finest brews including experimental beers, collaborations, and exclusive limited releases.

When: Sunday, October 20
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Admission: Tickets start at $55, available online

Rendezvous with Madness Festival

What: Rendezvous with Madness Festival (RWM) is the first & largest mental health festival in the world. The festival presents visual arts, performance, music, theatre, and dance works exploring themes of mental health and addiction issues.

When: Sunday, October 20
Where: 651 Dufferin St
Admission:$12, $15, or $20, available online

The Band’s Visit

What: Mirvish brings the Canadian premier of The Band’s Visit, described as a beautiful and poignant story that explores the unspoken longing and connection we strive to share with each other, even as we reach across the cultural and national divides that may separates us.

When: Sunday, October 20
Time: Varies per performance
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street
Admission: Starts at $49 and available online

Fox Flashback: Beetlejuice

What: Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. They settle in to haunt their house for eternity, until they’re stuck with lousy roommates. Unable to scare them out, the couple enlists the help of a dangerous spirit, Beetlejuice.

When: Sunday, October 20
Time: 1:45 pm
Where: Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E
Admission: $12, available online

Fall Plant Sale Fundraiser

What: Join the Friends of Allan Gardens for the Fall Plant Sale Fundraiser this weekend. Pick from a variety of succulents and houseplants — all grown by volunteers. Plants range in price from $3 to $25 and most of the pots are 4″ in size.

When: Sunday, October 20
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Allan Gardens Park and Conservatory, 19 Horticultural Ave

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Autumn Market

What: Autumn is finally here and that means sweaters, warm drinks and browsing local artisans and vendors to find those perfect things to help you get nesting for the winter months. There will be 60+ vendors to choose from.

When: Sunday, October 20
Time: 1o am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall Toronto, 1087 Queen Street W
Admission: Free to attend

Toronto Waterfront Marathon

What: Whether you want to run a 5K, do a half, or go the full Monty and run a complete marathon, the Toronto Waterfront Marathon is back to let you achieve one of the ultimate goals for any runner. It’s too late to start training, but you can still show up and support athletes from here in the city and across the globe.

When: Sunday, October 20
Time: 8 am to 3 pm
Where: Starts at Queen and University
Admission: Free to attend, check online for registration details

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