20 things to do in Toronto this weekend: November 1 to 3

Nov 1 2019, 12:00 pm

The month begins with a weekend. This doesn’t make up for the fact that it’s November, but it’s a good start, especially when there are so many great events going on in Toronto over the next three days.

Friday, November 1

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A Night to Movember

What: Moustache season is almost upon us and it’s time to celebrate Enjoy a night of music, games, and most importantly… moustaches at stackt Market. Be one of the first 100 to arrive with your Mo Space set-up and ready to Mo and you’ll receive a free drink ticket as well as special Moustache perks. Be sure to s(h)ave the date.

When: Friday, November 1
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St
Admission: Free


What: Prolific Australian music producer Fisher is in Toronto tonight. Dishing out award-winning track after another, if you like to move to some of the best dance music in the world, this is the show for you.

When: Friday, November 1
Time: 10 pm
Where: Rebel, 11 Polson St
Admission: Start at $110, available online

AfroBeats at Glitch Fridays

What: Afrobeats at Glitch Fridays will be playing some of the best of Reggae, Soca, Afrobeats, and Hip Hop you’ll hear anywhere in the city.

When: Friday, November 1
Time: 10 pm
Where: Room 104 Toronto, 86 Peter St
Admission: Free, RSVP online

The Royal Winter Agricultural Fair

What: The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair takes place every November in Toronto. Come celebrate the best in agriculture, local food, and equestrian competitions from across the country.

When: November 1 to 10
Time: Sunday and Monday, 9 am to 6 pm; Tuesday to Saturday, 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd
Admission: Tickets start at $27.50, available online

Don Giovanni

What: Don’t miss this outrageous comedy of an incorrigible young playboy who blazes a path to his own destruction in a single day. Firmly grounded in the tradition of the Italian commedia dell’arte, this glittering new production stars Douglas Williams as Don Giovanni at the gorgeous Ed Mirvish Theatre.

When: Now until November 9
Time: Times vary, check online
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St
Admission: Tickets start at $39, available online

Toronto GTA Rock N’ Gem Show 2019

What: If you or a loved one is fascinated by the increadible bounty of the planet, then you’ll want to check out this year’s Rock N’ Gem Show. See, learn, touch, and even buy thousands of different types of rare and beautiful things made deep within the earth.

When: November 1, 2, 3
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: 959 Derry Rd E
Admission: Free

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


What: Are you ready to be scared? Then head to what is arguably is Toronto’s best-haunted attraction. This year the terrifying Halloween event is celebrating its 26th year of operation. See all seven haunted walkthrough themed horror mazes featuring over 120 live scare actors, unlimited rides on the Midway of Horrors, and the new illusion act THE KILL SHOW.

When: Now until November 2
Time: Tuesday to Thursday, 7 to 11 pm; Friday to Saturday 7 pm to 12 am
Where: Better Dead Centre, 100 Princes’ Boulevard
Admission: $34.95, available online

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince In Concert

What: With this film, based on the sixth installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the movie as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra plays the score along with it. Organizers encourage fans to come dressed in their favourite wizarding attire and be a part of a costume showcase.

When: On until November 2
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Sony Centre, 1 Front Street East
Admission: Tickets start at $55, available online

Saturday, November 2

6th Annual Dream Serenade 2019

What: Dream Serenade is a benefit concert and celebration of the Toronto community of children with developmental and or physical disabilities and their caregivers. This year’s line up includes July Talk, Barenaked Ladies, Hayden,
Shad and more.

When: Saturday, November 2
Time: 8 pm
Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Admission: Tickets start at $34.50, available online

Alternative Thinking: 10 Year: Anniversary Celebration

What: Celebrate 10 years of awesome books and community. Alternative Thinking began as a small book shop a decade ago and now they’re having a party complete with prizes, live DJs and even a “Free Biofeedback Aura Machine.” Keep your third eye open and have some fun.

When: Saturday, November 2
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: Alternative Thinking, 758 Bathurst St
Admission: Free

Paint Night

What: Designed for the less-than-natural artist, the goal of this evening is to leave with something you can hang in your house with pride. More than an evening of arts, it’s just a good time. Paint Cabin also serves alcohol, teas, and coffee, so basically everything you need to enjoy the evening.

When: Saturday, November 2
Time: 7 pm
Where: Paint Cabin, 723 Gerrard St. E
Admission: $45, available online

After Hours

What: It’s a weekend show of some of the funniest and most talented comedic minds in the city and still have time to catch the train home afterwards. After Hours at Comedy Bar is a hilarious institution not to be missed as the venue collects the best local laugh-smiths around.

When: Saturday, November 2
Time: 11:30 pm
Where: Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West
Admission: $8, available online


What: Just because Halloween is over, doesn’t mean you can’t be scared senseless by the first-ever Freddy Kruger movie. Learn the terrifying tale that started it all. But remember, don’t fall asleep.

When: Saturday, November 2
Time: 9:30 pm
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave
Admission: $12 to $15, available online

Rouge Park Hike

What: The leaves are changing quickly, so this may be your last chance to see all the beautiful colours on display at Rouge Park. Head out with Wild Ones Wilderness and meet at Kennedy Subway Station. From there, hikers will be taking the 86 bus to the trailhead near the Toronto Zoo and we will be hiking along the Rouge River. Learn about wild edible and medicinal plants, flora and fauna identification, wilderness survival tips, trail etiquette, biodiversity and ecological impact, local and aboriginal history

When: Saturday, November 2
Time: 11:30 am to 6 pm
Where: Meet at Kennedy Subway Station
Admission: Free, register online

Saturday Family Clay

What: Every Saturday is a family art day at LucSculpture. Head down and learn some of the basics of sculpting figures, building hand objects, and creating with your kids. They’ll fire all the pieces after you’re done.

When: Every Saturday
Time: 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Where: LucSculpture Art School, 663 Greenwood Avenue
Admission: $15 to $35, tickets available online

Sunday, November 3

Sleater-Kinney concert

What: Sleater-Kinney is the ultimate name in groovy female-lead indie rock. See the trio live and in person at the Rebel this fall. Don’t miss your chance to witness one of the bands that helped define the Riot Grrrl music scene of the 90s.

When: Sunday, November 3
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rebel, 11 Polson St
Admission: $42 to $52, available online

TTES: Team Toronto Etsy Sellers Holiday Market

What: Meet a curated selection of Toronto’s most noteworthy Etsy sellers and crafters. Find one of a kind goods, must have locally-made essentials, and swoon-worthy gift and lifestyle items. If you love Etsy and you love to shop local, then this is the place for you. The first 50 visitors receive a complimentary swag bag.

When: Sunday, November 3
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W
Admission: Free

Soupalicious Toronto

What: Soupalicious is back, Toronto. The warmest, coziest, most delicious food event of the year is here, serving up samples of some incredible bites slurps.

When: Sunday, November 3
Time: 12 pm
Where: 212 Delaware Ave
Admission: $5 to $45, available online

Porridge for Parkinson’s

What: It’s a simple concept. A group of celebrity chefs come together to dish out a delicious brunch, while speakers, advocates, researchers, doctors, and more, give new updates into the world of treating the disease. Eat well for a good cause, this year features chef Jamie Kennedy, Donna Dooher, Joanne Yolles, and more.

When: Sunday, November 3
Time: 11 am
Where: Locomotive Hall, 255 Bremner Blvd
Admission: $150, available online

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