16 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, September 29

Sep 27 2019, 10:20 am

It’s the last day of the weekend, which makes it the last day for you to get out and enjoy one of these great events in Toronto. Leave the laundry till Monday and have some fun this Sunday, September 29.

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: Now until October 20
Time: Varies per performance
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street
Admission: Starts at $49 and available 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 theBig Top, Ontario Place
Admission: Starts at $70 and available online

29Rooms

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What: The highly Instagrammable and groundbreaking 29Rooms is making its way to Toronto this fall. Brought to you by the makers behind Refinery29, 29Rooms is an immersive collaboration between visionaries and brands in the fields of art, activism, style, and technology to bring you 29 experiences under one roof.

When: Now until October 6
Where: 
Exhibition Place (Queen Elizabeth Building), 100 Princes’ Blvd.
Price: Tickets are available online for $34 to $49

The Rocky Horror Show

What: Continuing to mark its 100th Anniversary Season, the Hart House Theatre will see this titillating romp through the return of Director Jennifer Walls, featuring showcase performances by trained, emergent talent, supported by a professional production team. The performance is sure to tempt you to dance the “Time Warp” and leave you howling, “Damn it, Janet! I love you!”

When: Now until October 12
Where: Hart House Theatre – 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto
Tickets: Available online

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

Ontario Science Centre 50th Birthday

What: The Ontario Science Centre is turning 50, and to celebrate it’s giving us a gift. You can attend the iconic OSC for 100% freebies this Saturday and Sunday. Check out MindWorks, an innovative Science Centre original exhibition that explores memory, creativity, emotions, and the mind’s inner workings.

When: Sunday, September 29
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Admission: Free

Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market

What: For the 16th year, you can walk the streets of the energetic neighbourhood and take in the vibes of its colourful shops, artistic murals, and multicultural marketplaces, all with no cars in sight.

When: Sunday, September 29
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: Kensington Market
Admission: Free

Leslieville Flea at stackt market

What: The Leslieville Flea is bringing its awesome mix of vintage and handcrafted vendors to the stackt market. Meet locals selling vintage finds, furniture, clothing, collectibles and antiques plus a wide variety of artisan jewellery, art, and handcrafted goods.

When: Sunday, September 29
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: stackt market, 28 Bathurst St
Admission: Free

Fear and Loathing at the 120 Diner

What: Don’t forget your golf shoes. Performers James King and Daniel Williston take a savage journey into the heart of the Hunter S Thompson book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, featuring nostalgic music from the film and beyond.

When: Sunday, September 29
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: 120 Diner, Church St and Richmond St E
Admission: $20, available online

Ganja Yoga Ten Year Anniversary Class

What: One of Toronto’s fixtures in cannabis culture is celebrating 10 years of Ganja Yoga. The event that began in the founder’s living room in Chinatown, and is ringing in 10 years ay the first public venue to host them, the Hot Box Cafe in Kensington Market.

When: Sunday, September 29
Time: Enhance at 10, yoga starts at 10:30
Where: Hotbox Cafe, 204 Augusta Ave
Admission: $20, available online

Stand Up For Sobriety

What: Head to the John Candy Box Theatre for a night of stand up comedy from some of Canada’s best (and sober) stand up comedians. Featuring Marito Lopez (Yuk Yuks), Leonard Chan (Just For Laughs), Mark Hughes (Victoria Fringe Festival), John Mostyn (JFL42) and  more

When: Sunday, September 29
Time: 7 pm
Where: Second City Training Centre, 99 Blue Jays Way, 3rd Floor
Admission: $12, available online

Xavier Rudd concert

What: Say hello to Australian multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd. When he’s not being voted one of the world’s sexiest vegans (yes it’s a real award), he’s playing soulful and sometimes trippy hits.

When: Sunday, September 29
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St.
Admission: $40 to $60, available online

Evergreen’s Harvest Apple Festival

What: Celebrate fall with Evergreen Brick Works at the Harvest Apple Festival. Shop apples galore at the markets, take part in a tour inspired by Brickworks Ciderhouse’s Batch: 1904, dance to twangy tunes by Onion Honey, and more.

When: Sunday, September 29
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Admission: Free

Secondhand Sunday – Fall 2019

What: This Sunday is your chance to share any unwanted, reusable items. Simply leave them on your property next to the sidewalk or curb for your neighbours to take for free. Then, get in on the action. That thing your neighbour no longer wants could be exactly what you need. This sharing event promotes sustainability… and who doesn’t want to root through someone’s old CD collection?

When: Sunday, September 29
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: All over the city
Admission: Free

September Pig Roast: Oktoberfest

What: Earlscourt BBQ holds a themed pig roast each month. This one — unsurprisingly — is a celebration of Oktoberfest. Go and learn about all things German beer. Sip upon the very special Weihenstephan brew, founded in 1040, and is the oldest continuously operating brewery in the world. It’s owned by the Free State of Bavaria.

When: Sunday, September 29
Time: 6 pm
Where: Earlscourt BBQ, 1278 St Clair Avenue West,
Admission: Free to attend