The workweek might be short, but there’s no shortage of great events going down in Toronto. Have some fun this week at any one of these great activities going down from October 14 to 20.
What: See the Cambridge-born British pop sensation live at Rebel this fall. An artist who got her start singing at raves and warehouse parties, the songstress is bringing her unique brand of pop to Toronto.
When: Monday, October 14
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rebel, 11 Polson St
Admission: Tickets start at $66, available online
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What: Prepare to be shaken (and stirred) as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the suave and immortal secret agent, James Bond. Relive the iconic hits—“Skyfall,” “Live and Let Die,” “For Your Eyes Only,” and more. Performances are roughly two hours long, including a 20-minute intermission.
When: October 15 to 16
Time: Tuesday, 8 to 10 pm; Wednesday, 2 to 4 pm and 8 to 10 pm
Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Admission: Tickets start at $58, available online
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: October 17 to 21
Time: Times Vary
Where: Venues throughout the city
Admission: Find individual tickets online
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: October 17 to 25
Where: Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond St W
Admission: $159 for a full festival pass, available online
What: The Slay Stigma Canadian Tour with Trinity K. Bone’t from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 is part of a national HIV anti-stigma campaign called Pozitivity! The Show will feature several local drag performers, Canadian HIV and activist Randy Davis from The Gilbert Centre. Head down for a fun evening of drag and support a good cause.
When: Friday, October 18
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: El Convento Rico, 750 College Street
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: Now until October 20
Where: 651 Dufferin St
Admission:$12, $15, or $20, available online