What to do in Toronto this week November 20-24, 2023

With so many things to do in Toronto, there’s certainly an event for everyone.

Most popular events in Toronto this week

2023 Weston Winterfest

Artscape Weston Common, 34 John St, Toronto

Fri, November 24 2023, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Weston Winterfest is an award winning three day event held on the last weekend of November. Winterfest is an inclusive event to celebrate the coming of the Winter Solstice. It includes many seasonal activities across Weston Village which can be enjoyed by any background or faith. The event begins the afternoon of each day into the early evening, with a holiday market, photo opportunities, winter-themed treats, kids activities and more!

Cooking Class

10 -1278 St Clair Ave W, 1278 Saint Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6E 1B9

Wed, November 22 2023, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Attention all budding young chefs! Come be a part of an exhilarating and scrumptious cooking adventure at Kids’ Kitchen Adventures. These interactive cooking sessions have been crafted to spark a love for culinary arts in your youngsters, promoting creativity and collaboration. Don’t pass up this chance to allow your children to explore their inner culinary masters!

alt-J: 10th Anniversary of An Awesome Wave

History, 1663 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4L 1G5

Mon, November 20 2023, 7:00 pm

Alt-J, an English indie rock band from Leeds, rocked the music scene in 2007. Their debut album, An Awesome Wave, came out in May 2012 and even won the British Mercury Prize that year. Fast forward to 2022, they released their fourth album, The Dream and now they’re a three-man show. They even got to play with Muse at two big music events in 2022 – the Tempelhof Sounds and MadCool Festival. This band is definitely one to watch!

Half Moon Run

History, 1663 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4L 1G5

Thu, November 23 2023, 7:00 pm

Half Moon Run, an indie rock band from Montreal, Canada, is turning heads with their unique sound. Known for layering percussion, harmonizing voices, and playing multiple instruments on stage, they’re not your average band. June 2, 2023 marked a milestone for them, as they dropped their fourth studio album, Salt. Going strong and pushing boundaries, Half Moon Run is a band you won’t want to miss!

The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show

Meridian Hall, 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

Tue, November 21 2023, 8:00 pm

You better watch out, you better not cry, because “the queens of Christmas” (Entertainment Weekly) are coming back to your town with a brand-new edition of the internationally acclaimed The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show! Another holiday season brings another year of fabulous spectacle, whip-smart comedy, brand-new songs, and annual favourites.      

Buffy Revamped

1 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1E5, Canada

Wed, November 22 2023, 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

In this fast-paced new production Brendan Murphy brings you the entire 144 episodes of the hit 90s TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as told through the eyes of the one person who knows it inside out… Spike. Funny, satirical and bursting with 90s pop-culture references, it’s the perfect parody for Buffy aficionados and those who never enrolled at Sunnydale High alike. Recommended for ages 14+. Strong language and adult themes.

Toronto Marlies vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Coca-Cola Coliseum, Toronto, ON

Tue, November 21 2023, 7:00 pm  

Get ready, ice hockey fans! The Toronto Marlies are set to battle it out with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in an exciting AHL game. This must-watch event is happening on Tuesday, November 21, at the Coca-Cola Coliseum, Toronto. Make sure to catch the action; it’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:30 pm

Basketball fans, mark your calendars! The Toronto Raptors are facing off against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, November 24, 2023. The showdown takes place at the iconic Scotiabank Arena, as part of the exciting NBA line-up. Don’t miss out as these titans of the court battle it out!

Discover Dance: Movers & Makers featuring Candace Kumar

Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8, Canada

Tue, November 21 2023, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Discover Dance is a FREE, all-ages, lunch hour series, where you will be introduced to some of Toronto’s incredible dance artists. Hosted by Nova Dance, Discover Dance is an hour filled with dance, discoveries, and connection. You will have the opportunity to see dance and share your thoughts; to hear stories and ask questions; and to discover how dance forms from near and far are being woven in Toronto’s cultural scene. 

Paint N’ Sip Night at the Art Gallery

studio idFK, 190 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1W5, Canada

Wed, November 22 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Get your creative juices flowing, meet cool people, and get your paint on in a lively social setting under the direction of an experienced and accomplished artist! Increase your self-confidence as well as your technical ability to create compositions that you will be proud to hang on your walls! New to painting? No worries! Their instructors will ensure that you feel comfortable and supported throughout the process.

The Toronto Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Revival Bar and Event Venue, College Street, Toronto

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:00 pm – midnight

Art, drinks, and pancakes – now that’s a combination you don’t want to miss! The Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a feast for the senses. Over 75 homegrown talents from Toronto’s vibrant art scene will be showcasing their works. Expect to explore over 300 pieces, ranging from pop art and fine art to photography. But that’s not all – you’ll also get to enjoy a delicious stack of free pancakes wash down with some unique craft beers or signature cocktails. Art has never tasted so good!

Raining Cows Art Show Opening Night by Morgan Sheardown

Worth Gallery, 830 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Thu, November 23 2023, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Get ready for a special night at the Worth Gallery in downtown Toronto, where they’ll open the fun art show, Raining Cows, by Morgan Sheardown. His art is playful and full of surprises. In fact, across two floors of the gallery, you’ll see cows flying around like raindrops! It’s a must-see for all art lovers in Toronto.

Renaissance – All 90s featuring DJs Baby Yu, Mista Jiggz, Nakz, & Agile

Rivoli Toronto, 334 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 10:30 pm – Sat, November 25 2023, 2:30 am EST

Get ready, Toronto! After some great times with Memoirs, everyone’s favorite throwback party, Renaissance is back. This time, we’re bringing the All 90s vibe to Rivoli for the first time ever! With the beats of BABY YU, MISTA JIGGZ, NAKZ, and AGILE, it’s going to be a night to remember. Don’t miss out!

WCSA Red Party 2023

STORYS Building, 11 Duncan Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm – Sat, November 25 2023, 12:00 am EST

Time to gear up for the WCSA’s annual Red Party! This standout semi-formal event is a chance to enjoy great food, sip on refreshing drinks, and have a blast. Whether you’re coming with your squad or looking to meet new people, it’s the place to be. So, lace up those dancing shoes for an unforgettable night of fun, laughter, and dancing!

Toronto Botanical Garden Holiday Market

Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto

Fri, November 24 2023, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Go green this holiday season by visiting the Annual Toronto Botanical Garden Holiday Market, an eco-minded, nature-inspired, relaxed shopping experience. Over 65 local artisans will showcase their planet-friendly and botanically-themed products. The Garden Shop will be stocked with new holiday home décor, gifts for kids, fine chocolate selections, seasonal fresh greens, and poinsettias, as well as amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs. 

Annual Window Wonderland

The Junction, Toronto

Fri, November 24, 2023 

Exciting news for art lovers! Toronto’s top winter art exhibit, Window Wonderland, is back at the Junction. From November 24, 2023 to January 31, 2024, presented by Isaan Der Thai Kitchen, enjoy a free outdoor gallery showcasing 20 augmented reality window installations, sidewalk art, and five murals from both local and global talents. It’s a visual feast not to miss!

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Events In Toronto Monday

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

Mon, November 13 2023, 7:30 pm

Mammoth WVH – The Mammoth II Tour

The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON

Mon, November 13 2023, 6:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the Mammoth II Tour led by the American rock band Mammoth WVH! Happening at The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto on November 13, 2023 at 6 pm. This dynamo project helmed by Wolfgang Van Halen is a must-see, even more so after their digital release on August 4, 2023.

Suffocation, Incantation

Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y5

Mon, November 13 2023, 6:30 pm

Step into the world of death metal with Suffocation and Incantation, coming to Toronto. Visit them at Lee’s Palace, at 6:30 pm sharp, on November 13, 2023. With their unforgettable tunes and definitive styles, the night’s gonna be one hell of a ride!

6LACK – Since I Have A Lover Tour

History, Toronto, ON

Mon, November 13 2023, 7:00 pm

Saint 6LACK is hitting the road, landing at History, Toronto on November 13-14, 2023 at 7:00 pm. Join him as this talented singer-songwriter presents songs from his album ‘Since I have a Lover’. Get ready for the beats and rhythm that answer all the questions you got for 6lack.

Steam Down

Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3

Mon, November 13 2023, 9:00 pm (doors 8:00 pm)

Steam Down is an artist collective, weekly event and music community based in Deptford, South-East London. Steam Down’s debut single, ‘Free My Skin’ written and produced by Ahnansé, has garnered over 1.8 million streams worldwide, and featured in the official Adidas 2020 FIFA World Cup campaign. Following on from the successful release of their EP ‘Five Fruit’, Steam Down are currently gearing towards their debut album.

Improv Comedy Open Mic @ The Cameron House

The Cameron House, 408 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A7, Canada

Mon, November 13 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

If you haven’t attended an open mic night before, it’s definitely worth a try! It’s where Toronto’s local comedians experiment with fresh, raw, and unrefined material. You could witness the birth of a comedic gem or a hilarious mishap, but either way, it’s an eye-opening experience!

Laugh Scream! Funny as f*#k improv comedy

Backroom Comedy Club, 814 Bloor Street West #Basement Unit, Toronto, ON M4P 1V8, Canada

Mon, November 13 2023, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST

Improv vets Chad Mallett bring you a completely improvised comedy show featuring some of Toronto’s best improv comics including White Rhino Comedy (The Winnipeg Improv Festival) and acclaimed writer and actor Cliff Cardinal (The Land Acknowledgement, or As You Like It).

FootWorks at Cedervale Park

Cedarvale Park, 443 Arlington Avenue, Toronto, ON M6C 3A2, Canada

Mon, November 13 2023, 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Why keep your kids indoors when they can have a fabulous time playing outdoor sports? FootWorks is offering an awesome after-school program filled with games and activities, happening at Cedarvale Park, from 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm, on November 13, 2023.

Baby Time

269 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 2G1, Canada

Mon, November 13 2023, 10:00 am – 10:30 am EST

Introduce your child to sounds and actions at a staff-led storytime with bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories! No registrations required. Drop-ins welcome!

Natural Holistic Soap – workshop

70 Roehampton Ave, Yonge & Eglinton, Toronto, ON M4R 2E9, Canada

Mon, November 13 2023, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Discover the art of crafting all-natural soap right in the comfort of your home. In just 3 hours, you’ll dive into the fascinating world of soap making using the cold process. Guided by a seasoned soap maker, you’ll learn every step of the process, creating a batch of soap that’s not only good for you but perfect for your loved ones. It’s time to craft your own healthy soap and indulge in the goodness of homemade skincare! 

Open Life Drawing Toronto

St. Matthew’s United Church, 729 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6C 1B2

Mon, November 13 2023, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join them for a unique opportunity to draw a live model without any guidance. The poses will vary from quick 30-second gestures to longer ones lasting half an hour or more. They’ve got you covered with drawing boards, benches, and a live model provided by APW. All you need to bring are your pencils, graphite, and paper. Please note that these sessions are exclusively for drawing, so no paints or wet media are allowed. Let your creativity flow!

Drag ‘n’ Gags: Standup Comedy & Drag Night!

O’Grady’s (Upstairs at The Lodge), 518 Church Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C8

Mon, November 13 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join them for a night of laughter, fabulous performances, and unforgettable entertainment at Drag ‘n’ Gags! Get ready to witness the perfect blend of standup comedy and drag performances that will leave you in stitches.

Paradise presents Shadow of a Doubt

Paradise Theatre, 1006c Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1M2, Canada

Mon, November 13 2023, 6:00 pm EST

Hold onto your hats as charismatic Uncle Charlie visits his relatives in Santa Rosa. All seems well until his niece uncovers Charlie’s fearful secret: he’s a suspected murderer! And although the case seems closed, mystery still lingers. It’s a chill-inducing thrill ride you won’t want to miss!

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Events In Toronto Tuesday

Toronto Marlies vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Coca-Cola Coliseum, Toronto, ON

Tue, November 21 2023, 7:00 pm  

Get ready, ice hockey fans! The Toronto Marlies are set to battle it out with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in an exciting AHL game. This must-watch event is happening on Tuesday, November 21, at the Coca-Cola Coliseum, Toronto. Make sure to catch the action; it’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Canada MNT v Jamaica – Concacaf Nations League

BMO Field, Toronto, ON

Tue, November 21 2023, 7:30 pm           

The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show

Meridian Hall, 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

Tue, November 21 2023, 8:00 pm

You better watch out, you better not cry, because “the queens of Christmas” (Entertainment Weekly) are coming back to your town with a brand-new edition of the internationally acclaimed The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show! Another holiday season brings another year of fabulous spectacle, whip-smart comedy, brand-new songs, and annual favourites.        

Tool

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

Tue, November 21 2023, 7:30 pm

If alternative metal is your beat, then you’ve probably heard of Tool. Formed in Los Angeles in 1990, this American band has made its mark globally with its complex and extensive works, earning them four Grammy Awards and top spots on charts in multiple countries. Known for their progressive, arty style, Tool has become an iconic part of the art rock genre. They’re a group that truly knows how to rock the music world!

Theatre of Early Music in Collaboration with Schola Cantorum present Dido and Aeneas

Trinity-St Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON

Tue, November 21 2023, 7:30 pm

This project features the iconic ballerina Evelyn Hart and prize-winning dancer/choreographer Bill Coleman with additional choreography by David Earle. Musicians from Tafelmusik and Theatre of Early Music join soprano Sinead White in the title role of Dido, baritone Alexander Dobson as Aeneas, and Ryan McDonald as the Sorceress. The orchestra is led by Adrian Butterfield with Daniel Taylor conducting.               

Danny Michel & Steve Poltz

TD Music Hall, 78 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7

Tue, November 21 2023, 7:00 pm

Canadian artist Danny Michel is a master of musical adaptation across many genres. California-raised artist, Steve Poltz, is your storytelling genius, known for his captivating tales and charismatic performances. Both, unique in their craft, will grace the stage with their solo sets and surprise team-ups, promising a night of unforgettable music.               

Humber College Showcase

YukYuks Toronto, 224 Richmond St W, Toronto

Tue, November 21 2023, 7:30 pm

Are you up for 4 hours of comedy? Students from Humber College School of Comedy are ready to perform and make you laugh! Discover a night of fun and mayhem that’s sure to earn them some good grades!

Open Concepts – Performance party

OBJX Studio, 100 Symes Road #Unit 200a, Toronto, ON M6N 5C9, Canada

Tue, November 21 2023, 8:00 pm – Wed, November 22 2023, 2:00 am EDT

Don’t miss Open Concepts, a fantastic art party with an open mic night. It’s all about celebrating local performers and small businesses. You’ll find art and food stalls, as well as live acts. And the best part? They bring in new headliners every week! The event is hosted by the Dancing Photographer, with music by Ditto Daark. Have a blast!

Tuesday Organ Recitals

The Cathedral Church of St. James, 106 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 2E9 

Tue, November 21 2023, 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm

Don’t miss the Tuesday Organ Recital series, featuring some of the region’s most talented organists and the majestic sounds of St. James Cathedral’s 5,000 organ pipes. The concerts start at 1:00 pm and run for approximately 40 minutes. Best of all, admission is FREE, and donations are encouraged to support their music program!

Bird Brain Trivia Night

The Aviary, 484 A Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 0J1, Canada

Tue, November 21 2023, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Get set for a thrilling Tuesday tradition – Trivia Night at The Aviary Brewpub! It’s your chance to test your knowledge and win cool prizes. Form teams of 4-6 friends and see who can answer the most questions. Just remember, extra teammates will cost your team 1.5 points, so choose wisely. The rule is simple: no looking at answers on your devices, and no yelling out answers, whether they’re right or wrong. It’s all about having fun and finding out who’s the trivia champ!

Poetry Nights @Blessinglicious

2849 Kingston Road, Toronto, ON M1M 1N2, Canada

Tue, November 21 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST

If you are a lover of poetry, spoken words or artists, this event is for you and it’s free. This is an open mic event, hosted by Shakkoi. If you would love to share your piece with a new and diverse audience, you are welcome to join this new community at Blessinglicious. 

Discover Dance: Movers & Makers featuring Candace Kumar

Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8, Canada

Tue, November 21 2023, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Discover Dance is a FREE, all-ages, lunch hour series, where you will be introduced to some of Toronto’s incredible dance artists. Hosted by Nova Dance, Discover Dance is an hour filled with dance, discoveries, and connection. You will have the opportunity to see dance and share your thoughts; to hear stories and ask questions; and to discover how dance forms from near and far are being woven in Toronto’s cultural scene. 

Harry Potter Trivia Night

TABLE Fare + Social, 81 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6, Canada

Tue, November 21 2023, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Test your smarts with classic trivia questions while you indulge in some great food and drinks. Enjoy dinner from one of their sensational restaurants including Friday Burger, In Good Spirits, Chaiyo by Pai, and Misoya. QE Trivia will host this evening featuring a variety of interactive activities that encourage engagement, teamwork, and laughter!

Right Under My Roof Screening

The Royal Theatre, 608 College Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada

Tue, November 21 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mark & Maria love vlogging their “perfect” relationship. But what happens when the camera turns off? And Mark’s long-lost brother moves in…Catch the first 4 episodes of the Fibe TV1 series followed by a Q&A from one of the show’s creators!

Super Bargain Drag Bingo 1 Year Anniversary

Super Bargain, 441 Parliament Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3A1, Canada

Tue, November 21 2023, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come celebrate the 1 year anniveresary of Drag Bingo at SUper Bargain on Tuesday, November 21 at 7 pm. Hosted by Toronto’s delusional diva Messy Margaret. Your ticket will include a bingo card for each game and Messy will also perform some fun drag lip sync numbers. Don’t miss your chance to win some fun and silly prizes.

Big Broadway Bash!

The Jean Darlene Piano Room, 1203 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1X3

Tue, November 21 2023, 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm EST

An evening of fun and awesome show tunes, presented by your host – the incomparable Charlotte Moore, accompanied by her long-time collaborator Doug Balfour on keys. Patter songs, heart-wrenching Ballads, timeless Comedy Numbers, and Giant Showstoppers are all thrown into the Party Mix! Plus some surprise special guests, you won’t want to miss this one night only showtune extravaganza!

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Events In Toronto Wednesday

TMU Bold vs Toronto (Men’s Hockey)

Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1J2

Wed, November 22 2023, 6:00 pm

Winter Wonderland

Famous People Players, 343 Evans Avenue, Toronto

Wed, November 22 2023, lunch 11:30 am/show 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

A Holiday glow in the dark musical that promises to enchant, the young at heart. A holiday musical production that will have your feeling the warmth inside your heart! Bring the whole family and share the gift of Famous People Players!

Cowboy Junkies

The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON

Wed, November 22 2023, 7:00 pm

Formed in 1985, Toronto’s Cowboy Junkies have made a lasting impact with their unique blend of alternative country and folk rock. The band, featuring the Timmins siblings and bassist Alan Anton, boasts 16 studio albums, five live albums, and tour dates stretching into 2023. This is a show you won’t want to miss!

KISS: End of the Road World Tour

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

Wed, November 22 2023, 7:30 pm

American rock band Kiss is on their farewell tour, “End of the Road World Tour.” Launched in Vancouver in January 2019, this epic tour will wrap up at Madison Square Garden in New York City, on December 2, 2023. This grand rocker parade is a celebration of 40 years of Kiss and their fans. Don’t miss being part of music history!

MAXO – A Friend Of Mine Tour

Velvet Underground, 508 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2B3

Wed, November 22 2023, 8:00 pm (doors 7:00 pm)

Maxo, a talented Nigerian-American rapper, is set to light up the stage at the Velvet Underground on November 22nd with his ‘A Friend of Mine Tour’. It’s a performance sure to engage and excite fans!

Theatre of Early Music in Collaboration with Schola Cantorum present Dido and Aeneas

Trinity-St Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON

Wed, November 22 2023, 7:30 pm

This project features the iconic ballerina Evelyn Hart and prize-winning dancer/choreographer Bill Coleman with additional choreography by David Earle. Musicians from Tafelmusik and Theatre of Early Music join soprano Sinead White in the title role of Dido, baritone Alexander Dobson as Aeneas, and Ryan McDonald as the Sorceress. The orchestra is led by Adrian Butterfield with Daniel Taylor conducting. 

Nocturne – Les 9

Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON

Wed, November 22 2023, 8:00 pm

Under a moonlit sky, where shadows dance and dreams take flight, immerse yourself in an enchanting evening of nocturnal melodies. Les 9’s Nocturne, featuring the elegant sound of eight cellos and one double bass, takes us on a journey that is woven around the ethereal beauty of nighttime. From Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata to Debussy’s “Clair de lune,” each piece paints a portrait of the secrets of the night. Dive into the dark with Les 9 and let the music carry you to the very heart of its mysteries. 

Hania Rani

TD Music Hall, 178 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7

Wed, November 22 2023, 8:00 pm

Polish composer Hania Rani, known for her enchanting neo-classical music, is coming back to Toronto after her sold-out debut. Her recent works include scores for film and theatre, with a focus on her 2023 piece ‘On Giacometti’ for a documentary about the renowned Giacometti family of Switzerland. Keep your eyes peeled for her third solo album, set to release later this year. A musical feast awaits!

Cua Night Asen

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON

Wed, November 22 2023, 8:00 pm (doors 7:00 pm)

If you love techno and electronic music, get ready for a great show! Top live performer Cua Night Asen will be playing at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023. It’s part of her tour and it’s going to be a fun night full of catchy beats!

FireWorks Festival | The Great Kelleys by Natalie Frijia

​​Alumnae Theatre Company, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto, Ontario

Wed, November 22 2023, 8:00 pm

After Pat Kelley’s death, his wife faithfully awaits his return, while their kids, nosy neighbors, and intrusive friends add to the chaos. Amidst prayers, plotting, and a decaying body in the upstairs bedroom, secrets about the chaotic Kelley household threaten to spill. This dark comedy offers a wild mix of grief, hope, and family antics that will keep you on the edge.

Don’t Quit Your Daydream! 

Second City, 1 York St, Toronto

Wed, November 22 2023, 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm

Get ready to make a wish with The Second City’s 111th Revue, “Don’t Quit Your Daydream!” Say goodbye to your daily grind, and join their exceptional ensemble as you embark on a journey to enter Black Heaven and navigate the intricacies of having an imaginary friend with benefits. Dive into a hilariously absurd world created right at The Second City!

Sympathy For The Devil

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Distillery Historic District, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Wed, November 22 2023, 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Dive into a musical journey exploring the Devil’s influence in music, spanning from the Baroque era to contemporary rock ‘n roll. Fronted by Soulpepper’s talented multi-instrumentalist Raha Javanfar, the band, including Juno-nominated SATE, promises a captivating exploration of this unique crossroads of music and the devil. It will be a night of melody and revelation!

Citadel Dance Mix 2023

Citadel Ross Centre for Dance, 304 Parliament Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3A4 

Wed, November 22 2023, 8:00 pm

Get ready for Citadel Dance Mix, an annual event that applauds creativity and innovation in dance. This year, we’re showcasing unique performances from four of Toronto’s budding choreographers who aren’t afraid to push boundaries. Immerse yourself in these bold interpretations that promise to challenge and captivate. Prepare to be moved by the power of dance!

Drag Bingo at The Well

The Well Restaurant & Bar, 487 Church Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C6, Canada

Wed, November 22 2023, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm EDT

Enjoy a fantastic evening hosted by Messy Margaret, with a surprise guest host on the last Wednesday of every month. It’s FREE entry, plus $1 wings to enjoy. They’ve got bingo, lively drag performances, and if you’re celebrating something special, let them know! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Live Recording Improv & Standup Comedy

The Cameron House, 408 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A7, Canada

Wed, November 22 2023, 7:50 pm – 10:05 pm

Get ready for a Wednesday night filled with laughter as we delve into the two sides of comedy! The first hour kicks off with a live recording of Improv Comedy, starring Toronto’s finest improvisers (you can catch it on SAUGA 9:60 am every Thursday!). Then, in the second hour, we switch gears to stand-up comedy, where comedians share hilarious stories and witty observations. This show features the comedic talents of Matt Duffy and Darren Leo. Don’t miss this epic comedic battle! 

Buffy Revamped

1 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1E5, Canada

Wed, November 22 2023, 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

In this fast-paced new production Brendan Murphy brings you the entire 144 episodes of the hit 90s TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as told through the eyes of the one person who knows it inside out… Spike. Funny, satirical and bursting with 90s pop-culture references, it’s the perfect parody for Buffy aficionados and those who never enrolled at Sunnydale High alike. Recommended for ages 14+. Strong language and adult themes.

Discover Dance: Movers & Makers featuring Candace Kumar

Meridian Hall, 1 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2, Canada

Wed, November 22 2023, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Discover Dance is a FREE, all-ages, lunch hour series, where you will be introduced to some of Toronto’s incredible dance artists. Hosted by Nova Dance, Discover Dance is an hour filled with dance, discoveries, and connection. You will have the opportunity to see dance and share your thoughts; to hear stories and ask questions; and to discover how dance forms from near and far are being woven in Toronto’s cultural scene. 

Fall Comedy Tour

Loose Moose / Antler Room, 146 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1G2

Wed, November 22 2023, 8:00 pm (doors 7:00 pm)

Prepare for the laughs at a show featuring Canada’s rising stars in comedy. You’ll see Jeff Paul, Patrick Hakeem, Adrienne Fish, and Nitish Sakhuja–talented comedians who’ve appeared on platforms like Just For Laughs, CBC Comedy, and Comedy Central. This is a comedy night that promises non-stop entertainment and big laughs!

Toronto World Food Tour

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5, Canada

Wed, November 22 2023, 5:00 pm

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Embark on this small group tour and explore a variety of international cuisines at local hotspots for an unforgettable nightlife adventure!

Wednesday Night’s @ Backroom Comedy Club

Backroom Comedy Club, 814 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1L9, Canada

Wed, November 22 2023, 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm 

Stop by Wednesday Night Fomo, a weekly stand-up comedy showcase featuring hilarious comedians from JFL, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, Sirius XM, and more. Witness Canada’s rising stars in action. You’re in for a night filled with non-stop laughs that will leave you eager to share the fun with your friends! 

Sweet Sweet Wednesday! The Bucket Show!

Sweet Action Theatre, 180 Shaw Street ##106, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5, Canada

Wed, November 22 2023, 8:30 pm 

Check out this bi-weekly drop-in show! Bad Dog Theatre is thrilled to partner with Sweet Action Theatre to bring you The Bucket Show. All are welcome to come by for a chance to try improv live on-stage (or watch the unscripted hilarity as an audience member).

Cooking Class

10 -1278 St Clair Ave W, 1278 Saint Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6E 1B9

Wed, November 22 2023, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Attention all budding young chefs! Come be a part of an exhilarating and scrumptious cooking adventure at Kids’ Kitchen Adventures. These interactive cooking sessions have been crafted to spark a love for culinary arts in your youngsters, promoting creativity and collaboration. Don’t pass up this chance to allow your children to explore their inner culinary masters!

Latin Wednesdaze @ Club Lux

Club Lux – Toronto’s Ultimate Nightlife Experience!, 214 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 1W7, Canada

Wed, November 22 2023, 9:30 pm – Thu, November 23 2023, 2:30 am EST

Take a mid-week break with Latin Wednesdaze at Club Lux, Toronto’s top spot for a great night out. Get ready to move to sizzling Latin beats, mingle with friends and other dance enthusiasts, and make the most of the vivacious atmosphere. Enjoy refreshing cocktails as you swing to the rhythm and make some unforgettable memories.

The Toronto Magician Open Mic

The Ace of Spades Lounge, 536 Manning Ave, Toronto, ON M6G 1G7, Canada

Wed, November 22 2023, 7:30 pm

Don’t miss out on a magical evening of magic and illusions with up and coming Toronto magicians! They’ll have a whole line up of magicians perform for you, trying out their newest tricks. There will be a mix of seasoned professionals and amateurs, so you never know what will happen! One thing is for sure, it will be an amazing and fun evening!

Michael McMillan: The Front Room

Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Wed, November 22 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Michael McMillan for a talk about his ongoing project, The Front Room, and celebrate the launch of The Front Room: Diaspora Migrant Aesthetics in the Home. Featured in the AGO exhibition Life Between Islands, McMillan’s installation, The Front Room: Inna Toronto/6ix, explores the ways that migrants expressed being Caribbean and becoming Canadian through the material things in their homes. 

Paint N’ Sip Night at the Art Gallery

studio idFK, 190 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1W5, Canada

Wed, November 22 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Get your creative juices flowing, meet cool people, and get your paint on in a lively social setting under the direction of an experienced and accomplished artist! Increase your self-confidence as well as your technical ability to create compositions that you will be proud to hang on your walls! New to painting? No worries! Their instructors will ensure that you feel comfortable and supported throughout the process.

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Events In Toronto Thursday

TMU Bold vs Toronto (Women’s Hockey)

Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1J2

Thu, November 23 2023, 6:00 pm

Winter Wonderland

Famous People Players, 343 Evans Avenue, Toronto

Thu, November 23 2023, lunch 11:30 am/show 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

A Holiday glow in the dark musical that promises to enchant, the young at heart. A holiday musical production that will have your feeling the warmth inside your heart! Bring the whole family and share the gift of Famous People Players!

collectif9 and VC2 Cello Duo

Meridian Arts Centre, George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8

Thu, November 23 2023, 8:00 pm

Join collectif9 as they perform their ‘Rituæls’ project alongside dancer Maïka Giasson, delivering an intriguing mix of works from the Middle Ages to the present. Meanwhile, VC2 Cello Duo will captivate with pieces from their recent albums ‘Beethoven’s Cellists’ and ‘I and Thou’. Enjoy a beautiful blend of history, modernity, and innovative performances!

U of T presents Il cappello di paglia di Firenze (The Florentine Straw Hat)

MacMillan Theatre

Thu, November 23 2023, 7:30 pm

A lively, tuneful score by the celebrated film composer Nino Rota illuminates this delightful farce in which a straw hat eaten by a horse sets in motion a hilarious chain of events, further complicating tangled wedding day preparations. 

Citizen

The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON

Thu, November 23 2023, 6:30 pm

Citizen, a rock band rooted in Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio, has been rocking the scene since 2009. In 2023, they made waves by announcing their fifth studio album, ‘Calling the Dogs’, which hit the tunes on October 6, 2023. They also thrilled fans by releasing the album’s catchy lead single “If You’re Lonely”, fresh off its premiere during their Youth anniversary tour. Tune in for a taste of their rocking appeal!

Half Moon Run

History, 1663 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4L 1G5

Thu, November 23 2023, 7:00 pm

Get ready to have fun with Half Moon Run, a Canadian indie rock favorite hailing from Montreal, Quebec. They’re renowned for their rich percussion layers, harmonious group vocals, and talent for playing several instruments in their live shows. They made a splash on June 2, 2023, with the release of ‘Salt’, their fourth studio album. Don’t miss the chance to experience their unique sound!

Bobby Bazini

TD Music Hall, 178 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7

Thu, November 23 2023, 9:00 pm

Celebrated for a decade-long career with two Juno nominations and multiplatinum success, Bobby Bazini now presents ‘Move Away’, his reflective fourth album, released in 2020. This Quebec singer-songwriter’s music reflects his growth and the road ahead. Keep an eye out for Bazini’s continuing journey in music!

Rock Stands Up – Freshwater Sharks

The Axis Club Theatre, 722 College Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1C4, Canada

Thu, November 23 2023, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Prepare to be blown away as these rockstars take the stage and deliver unforgettable performances. From classic hits to modern anthems, this event promises to keep you on your feet all night long. So grab your friends, put on your favorite band t-shirt, and get ready to rock!

Monster

Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2R2

Thu, November 23 2023, 8:00 pm

Daniel MacIvor’s chilling one-person show returns featuring powerhouse performer Karl Ang. Finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Drama, Monster peels back the psychological layers of 16 different characters to reveal the dark heart of individual experience. With a masterful blend of suspense, humor, and raw emotion, Monster invites you to confront your fears and embrace the complexities that make us human.

Citadel Dance Mix 2023

Citadel Ross Centre for Dance, 304 Parliament Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3A4 

Thu, November 23 2023, 8:00 pm

Get ready for Citadel Dance Mix, an annual event that applauds creativity and innovation in dance. This year, we’re showcasing unique performances from four of Toronto’s budding choreographers who aren’t afraid to push boundaries. Immerse yourself in these bold interpretations that promise to challenge and captivate. Prepare to be moved by the power of dance!

FireWorks Festival | The Great Kelleys by Natalie Frijia

​​Alumnae Theatre Company, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto, Ontario

Thu, November 23 2023, 8:00 pm

After Pat Kelley’s death, his wife faithfully awaits his return, while their kids, nosy neighbors, and intrusive friends add to the chaos. Amidst prayers, plotting, and a decaying body in the upstairs bedroom, secrets about the chaotic Kelley household threaten to spill. This dark comedy offers a wild mix of grief, hope, and family antics that will keep you on the edge.

Sympathy For The Devil

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Distillery Historic District, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Thu, November 23 2023, 7:30 pm

Dive into a musical journey exploring the Devil’s influence in music, spanning from the Baroque era to contemporary rock ‘n roll. Fronted by Soulpepper’s talented multi-instrumentalist Raha Javanfar, the band, including Juno-nominated SATE, promises a captivating exploration of this unique crossroads of music and the devil. It will be a night of melody and revelation!

Stations

Fleck Dance Theatre in Queen’s Quay Terminal, 207 Queens Quay West, 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thu, November 23 2023, 7:30 pm

Driven by a vital impulse, incomparable Canadian choreographer Louise Lecavalier takes audiences into the primal experience of dance in the Toronto premiere of Stations. The fiery solo performance, set into four distinct stations (which could be interpreted as the seasons of life), brings Lecavalier into astounding focus on stage with one of her most personal works, blending playful and moody choreography with sheer kinetic energy and impressible force.

Goodbye Esther

The Playground, 388 Carlaw Ave unit 207, Toronto, ON M4M 2T2, Canada

Thu, November 23 2023, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Don’t miss out on a unique circus-theatre show about ‘The End’. The main character, Esther, feels ready for the end, but something makes her hold on. This leaves Esther stuck between the possibilities of what could happen next. The show begins in our world and then welcomes audiences into an imaginary world inside Esther’s mind. This world is full of mystery, with a path that twists and turns. It’s a show where real life and fantasy mix together!

Thursday Laugh Therapy

The Comedy Lab at The Lab, 416 298 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7

Thu, November 23 2023, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm EDT

Boost your happiness and add more laughter to your life! Join them for Thursday Laugh Therapy, a weekly Pro/Am comedy showcase designed to make you feel better and live longer. Their lineup features a mix of seasoned pros (on the cusp of greatness, touring, TV) and uproarious up-and-coming comedians (still perfecting their craft in mom’s basement). It’s the ideal date night activity for endless laughs and good vibes! 

Josh Thomas: Let’s Tidy Up

The Royal Theatre, Toronto, ON

Thu, November 23 2023, 9:30 pm

Just For Laughs is thrilled to announce that comedian, author and actor Josh Thomas is coming to Toronto with his new show: Let’s Tidy Up. This is a show where Josh tidies up. Tidying up is not normally the stuff of gripping drama, it wouldn’t be a propulsive narrative for most people but for Josh it’s Everest, a fundamentally impossible task, like trying to defy the moon and control the tides. 

Buffy Revamped

1 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1E5, Canada

Thu, November 23 2023, 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

In this fast-paced new production Brendan Murphy brings you the entire 144 episodes of the hit 90s TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as told through the eyes of the one person who knows it inside out… Spike. Funny, satirical and bursting with 90s pop-culture references, it’s the perfect parody for Buffy aficionados and those who never enrolled at Sunnydale High alike. Recommended for ages 14+. Strong language and adult themes.

Antidepressant Thursdays

YukYuks Toronto, 224 Richmond St W, Toronto

Thu, November 23 2023, 8:00 pm

Laugh your heart out every Thursday at 8:00 pm with Canada’s comedy elite, hosted by the one and only Bryan O’Gorman. Get ready for a night of side-splitting hilarity you won’t want to miss!

Thursday’s @ Backroom Comedy Club

Backroom Comedy Club, 814 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1L9, Canada

Thu, November 23 2023, 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm EDT

Don’t miss “Not Just Jews”, a showcase celebrating diverse talent in the world of comedy. Just like basketball and the NBA’s G League, this event brings together both professional and amateur comedians, each drawing inspiration from their unique backgrounds. Get ready for a mix of uproarious and thought-provoking performances that will have you craving more laughter! 

The Toronto Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Revival Bar and Event Venue, College Street, Toronto

Thu, November 23 2023, 7:00 pm – midnight

Art, drinks, and pancakes – now that’s a combination you don’t want to miss! The Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a feast for the senses. Over 75 homegrown talents from Toronto’s vibrant art scene will be showcasing their works. Expect to explore over 300 pieces, ranging from pop art and fine art to photography. But that’s not all – you’ll also get to enjoy a delicious stack of free pancakes wash down with some unique craft beers or signature cocktails. Art has never tasted so good!

Question Everything Pop Culture Trivia Night @ The Fortunate Fox

The Fortunate Fox, 280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1V8, Canada

Thu, November 23 2023, 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm EDT

Enjoy the fun every Thursday with comedian Ari Issac (@summeroftong) for an exciting pop culture trivia night! Test your knowledge across 10 categories and engage in interactive games featuring the best and brightest in celebs, TV, movies, music, and more. Grab your friends, form a squad, and get ready to win together! 

Toronto World Food Tour

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5, Canada

Thu, November 23 2023, 5:00 pm

Don’t miss out on this intimate group tour where you can indulge in diverse international cuisines at local hotspots. It’s the recipe for an unforgettable night out! 

Thursday Night Mics

The Comedy Lab at The Lab 416, 298 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7 

Thu, November 23 2023, 10:00 pm – 1:00 am

Enjoy a night of drinks and laughter as you watch a mix of pro and amateur comics refine their jokes, experiment with new ones, and have a blast on stage. It’s a bucket show, and everyone gets their turn with 3-5 minute spots, depending on the number of comics. Don’t miss this hilarious evening! 

Natural Liquid Soap Making Workshop

Yonge & Eglinton, Toronto, 70 Roehampton Avenue Meeting all participants in the lobby of the building, Toronto, ON M4R 2E9, Canada

Thu, November 23 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Prepare for a transformative experience! Learn to craft liquid soap from scratch, formulating recipes with natural oils like olive, coconut, castor, macadamia, hemp seed, sunflower, and avocado. Elevate your skills and enhance your well-being in one unforgettable workshop!

Thursday’s Multi-Lingual Cultural Exchange

Kramer’s Bar & Grill, 1915 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z3, Canada

Thu, November 23 2023, 8:00 pm CST

Join hundreds of people worldwide in a weekly meeting curated to socialize and practice language with individuals of all ages from various locales. Participants receive an array of flag-stickers to display on their chests. These flags, representing over 180 countries and regions, indicate the languages you speak, ordered from your strongest at the top to your weakest at the bottom. It’s a fun and easy way to mix and learn with global citizens!

Raining Cows Art Show Opening Night by Morgan Sheardown

Worth Gallery, 830 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Thu, November 23 2023, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Get ready for a special night at the Worth Gallery in downtown Toronto, where they’ll open the fun art show, Raining Cows, by Morgan Sheardown. His art is playful and full of surprises. In fact, across two floors of the gallery, you’ll see cows flying around like raindrops! It’s a must-see for all art lovers in Toronto.

Creative Workshop for Children

1101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1M7, Canada

Thu, November 23 2023, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST

Exciting news! Bloor/Gladstone library has commenced a children’s creative writing workshop this November. What’s more, they’ll be turning your works of imagination into a bound book at the end of the workshop! It’s an excellent opportunity for children aged 6 and above, with their parents. No need to register, just bring your creativity and join in!

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Events In Toronto Friday

Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:30 pm

Basketball fans, mark your calendars! The Toronto Raptors are facing off against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, November 24, 2023. The showdown takes place at the iconic Scotiabank Arena, as part of the exciting NBA line-up. Don’t miss out as these titans of the court battle it out!

2023 Weston Winterfest

Artscape Weston Common, 34 John St, Toronto

Fri, November 24 2023, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Weston Winterfest is an award winning three day event held on the last weekend of November. Winterfest is an inclusive event to celebrate the coming of the Winter Solstice. It includes many seasonal activities across Weston Village which can be enjoyed by any background or faith. The event begins the afternoon of each day into the early evening, with a holiday market, photo opportunities, winter-themed treats, kids activities and more!

Annual Window Wonderland

The Junction, Toronto

Fri, November 24, 2023 

Exciting news for art lovers! Toronto’s top winter art exhibit, Window Wonderland, is back at the Junction. From November 24, 2023 to January 31, 2024, presented by Isaan Der Thai Kitchen, enjoy a free outdoor gallery showcasing 20 augmented reality window installations, sidewalk art, and five murals from both local and global talents. It’s a visual feast not to miss!

An Epic Tournament Like No Other

Toronto Castle, 10 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:30 pm

Join them as the kingdom’s finest knights clash in a fierce battle of strength and steel to determine the one true champion who will defend the throne. Afterward, indulge in a grand feast and raise a goblet to honor our Queen!

Casino Royale in Concert

Meridian Hall, 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm

TO Live and Glatz Concerts proudly present Casino Royale in Concert, the first installment in the James Bond Concert Series, produced in association with EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM). Audiences will be able to experience Bond on the big screen accompanied by the power of a full symphony orchestra performing composer David Arnold’s thrilling musical score live and in sync to the picture!

U of T presents Il cappello di paglia di Firenze (The Florentine Straw Hat)

MacMillan Theatre

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:30 pm

A lively, tuneful score by the celebrated film composer Nino Rota illuminates this delightful farce in which a straw hat eaten by a horse sets in motion a hilarious chain of events, further complicating tangled wedding day preparations. 

Paul Brandt & Terri Clark – Homecoming ’23 Tour

The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON

Fri, November 24 2023, 6:00 pm

Get ready for an intimate acoustic tour with Terri Clark and Paul Brandt, two of Canada’s leading country music artists. Launching the co-headlining “Homecoming ’23 Tour” this fall, these multi-platinum artists promise a stripped-back, intimate concert experience. With their reputation for remarkable live shows and a string of hits, fans won’t want to miss this trip down a country music lane!

Lucifer, Coven

Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y5

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:00 pm (doors 12:00 am)

From Berlin’s heavy metal scene, Lucifer, fronted by Johanna Sadonis, has been turning heads since 2014. Contrastingly, Coven, the American rock band led by Jinx Dawson, is noted for their eerie image and bold lyrics that touch upon the occult and satanic themes. Get ready for a musical encounter like no other!

Fionn with Joseph Robinson & Maya Malkin

The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:00 pm

Mark your calendar for a delightful musical treat in Toronto! Presented by MODO-LIVE & Programme, the Vancouver folk-pop duo Fionn and pop singer Maya Malkin are ready to impress with their performances. Alongside will be Joseph Robinson adding an extra dash of melody. Catch them live at The Rivoli on Friday, November 24. It’s a concert not to be missed!

Lil Tjay – Beat The ODDS Tour

Coca-Cola Coliseum, Toronto, ON

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm

Straight from the Bronx, rapper Lil Tjay is a key player in the New York drill scene with platinum singles and hit albums. He found fame in the late 2010s with his EPs and unique R&B style. His 2021 album ‘Destined 2 Win’ was a hit, just like his singles “Beat the Odds” and “Give You What You Want.” These led to his latest album, ‘222’, out in 2023.

Kuruza Sound System – 5th Anniversary

History, 1663 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4L 1G5

Fri, November 24 2023, 9:00 pm

Kuruza sound system, an eclectic dance party that champions sounds from Africa and its diaspora, brings all the African vibes to HISTORY. This dance group will perform Afrobeats, amapiano, hip-hop, gqom, baile funk, Afrohouse, soca, and dancehall for a fiery audience!

Timmy Trumpet

Rebel, 11 Polson Street, Toronto, ON M5A1A4

Fri, November 24 2023, 10:00 pm

DJ, producer, and live instrumentalist, Timmy Trumpet stands out as a unique performer in the DJ Mag Top 100. The award-winning artist with multi-platinum hits has made waves globally. His popular track “Freaks” earned over 100 million Spotify plays, five times platinum status in Australia, topped charts in ten countries, and set records on Ministry of Sound Australia.

La Force

TD Music Hall, 178 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm

La Force, the dynamic solo project of Ariel Engle – the newest member of Broken Social Scene – offers a captivating blend of nocturnal electronic pop. Engle’s enchanting vocals ride over versatile production, presenting an intoxicating mix of music that fans can’t resist. Her latest album, ‘XO SKELETON’, effortlessly combines elements of ethereal pop and vibrant R&B, creating a shimmering intersection of life, death, and love. It’s a musical journey you won’t want to miss!

Gilberto Santa Rosa

Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm

Get ready for the music of Gilberto Santa Rosa! His style and class have made him a big name in popular music. He’s received many honors like the 2002 ASCAP Latin Heritage Award. He’s also won 6 Grammy awards, his latest was for his album ‘Necesito Un Bolero’. Santa Rosa’s music continues to impress fans and inspire artists. Don’t miss out!

TSO – Mahler’s Fifth

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:30 pm

Get ready for an amazing concert with guest conductor David Robertson at his first TSO show. He’ll be leading the powerful Fifth Symphony by Mahler. It’s a piece full of drama, with exciting horns and changing moods. The show starts with sweet songs from Alban Berg, sung by Canadian singer Emily D’Angelo. She’s one of TSO’s featured artists for 2023/24. It’s a concert you won’t want to miss!

JoAnn Falletta conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra

Koerner Hall

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm

JoAnn Falletta, the multiple Grammy award-winning conductor and trailblazer for women in music, leads ensembles like the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with grace and command. From her music directorship at the Virginia Symphony Orchestra to her artistic advice of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Falletta’s compelling charm sweeps across the globe.

Authentic Flamenco

John Bassett Theatre, North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, 

M5V 2W6, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 6:00 pm & 9:00 pm

Prepare for the passionate heat of Authentic Flamenco, finally setting foot in Toronto after a global tour delighting over 70,000 attendees. Brought to you by the Royal Opera of Madrid & Fever, marvel at the fiery performances from renowned flamenco artists. Don’t miss this Spanish spectacle!

Goodbye Esther

The Playground, 388 Carlaw Ave unit 207, Toronto, ON M4M 2T2, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Don’t miss out on a unique circus-theatre show about ‘The End’. The main character, Esther, feels ready for the end, but something makes her hold on. This leaves Esther stuck between the possibilities of what could happen next. The show begins in our world and then welcomes audiences into an imaginary world inside Esther’s mind. This world is full of mystery, with a path that twists and turns. It’s a show where real life and fantasy mix together!

Citadel Dance Mix 2023

Citadel Ross Centre for Dance, 304 Parliament Street, Toronto ON M5A 3A4 

Thu, November 23 2023, 8:00 pm

Get ready for Citadel Dance Mix, an annual event that applauds creativity and innovation in dance. This year, we’re showcasing unique performances from four of Toronto’s budding choreographers who aren’t afraid to push boundaries. Immerse yourself in these bold interpretations that promise to challenge and captivate. Prepare to be moved by the power of dance!

FireWorks Festival | The Great Kelleys by Natalie Frijia

​​Alumnae Theatre Company, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto, Ontario

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm

After Pat Kelley’s death, his wife faithfully awaits his return, while their kids, nosy neighbors, and intrusive friends add to the chaos. Amidst prayers, plotting, and a decaying body in the upstairs bedroom, secrets about the chaotic Kelley household threaten to spill. This dark comedy offers a wild mix of grief, hope, and family antics that will keep you on the edge.

Monster

Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2R2

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm

Daniel MacIvor’s chilling one-person show returns featuring powerhouse performer Karl Ang. Finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Drama, Monster peels back the psychological layers of 16 different characters to reveal the dark heart of individual experience. With a masterful blend of suspense, humor, and raw emotion, Monster invites you to confront your fears and embrace the complexities that make us human.

Stations

Fleck Dance Theatre in Queen’s Quay Terminal, 207 Queens Quay West, 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:30 pm

Driven by a vital impulse, incomparable Canadian choreographer Louise Lecavalier takes audiences into the primal experience of dance in the Toronto premiere of Stations. The fiery solo performance, set into four distinct stations (which could be interpreted as the seasons of life), brings Lecavalier into astounding focus on stage with one of her most personal works, blending playful and moody choreography with sheer kinetic energy and impressible force. 

Sympathy For The Devil

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Distillery Historic District, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:30 pm

Dive into a musical journey exploring the Devil’s influence in music, spanning from the Baroque era to contemporary rock ‘n roll. Fronted by Soulpepper’s talented multi-instrumentalist Raha Javanfar, the band, including Juno-nominated SATE, promises a captivating exploration of this unique crossroads of music and the devil. It will be a night of melody and revelation!

Winter Wonderland

Famous People Players, 343 Evans Avenue, Toronto

Fri, November 24 2023, dinner 6:15 pm/show 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

A Holiday glow in the dark musical that promises to enchant, the young at heart. A holiday musical production that will have your feeling the warmth inside your heart! Bring the whole family and share the gift of Famous People Players!

Letters From Max, a ritual

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St W, Toronto

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm (doors 7:30 pm)

Maev Beaty and Jesse LaVercombe star in “Letters From Max,” a play by Sarah Ruhl based on her book with Max Ritvo. It’s a moving story about friendship, love, art, and life, and it’s making its Canadian debut. Don’t miss this heartfelt performance!

Laugh Dammit!

Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Fri, November 24 2023, 11:00 pm – 12:20 am

Laugh Dammit is serving up lit late night comedy guaranteed to thaw your cold cold heart! Laugh Dammit is the new monthly show for all you salty stand-up stans and for anyone who likes their comedy served late-at-night! They’ve got comedy award winners and comedians seen on JFL Toronto, CBC Comedy, Zoofest, SiriusXM, TikTok & more! Featuring: Rachel Manson, Harpreet Sehmbi, Dan James, Hershawn Arora. Hosted by Canadian Comedy Award winner Robert Watson.

Eric Andrews

YukYuks, Toronto, 224 Richmond St W, Toronto

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm

Armed with a boyish charm, Eric Andrews transforms everyday observations into a comedy spectacle. Coming from Brampton, Ontario, Eric may appear shy and a bit awkward, but his comedic outlook is nothing short of hilarious. Brace yourself for a belly full of laughs!

Your Hood’s A Joke

YukYuks Toronto, 224 Richmond St W, Toronto

Fri, November 24 2023, 10:30 pm 

Your Hood’s A Joke is a territorial roast battle between neighborhoods, cities, countries, colleges and more! What started as a territorial battle show in Toronto has grown into the biggest comedy format on the planet, with franchises in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Bangkok, New York, Singapore and London, with battle videos amassing millions of views online! 

Friday Nights @ Backroom Comedy Club | Toronto’s funniest comedy show

Backroom Comedy Club, 814 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON 

M6G 1L9, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm

Prepare for a laughter-filled weekend with “Weekend Hilarity,” the ultimate stand-up comedy event showcasing the continent’s finest comedians. Join them on Friday and Saturday for a comedy extravaganza featuring some of Toronto’s freshest and funniest acts, including performers from renowned comedy clubs like Yuk Yuk’s, Absolute Comedy, Second City, The Corner Comedy Club, and more. Don’t miss out on this hilarious experience!

F*ckin’ Funny Fridays

The Comedy Lab at The Lab, 416, 298 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm EST (multiple dates)

Get ready for the funniest f*ckin’ comedy show you’ve ever seen, or they’ll double your money back! Visit them this Friday at Toronto’s only minority-owned comedy club for a night of non-stop laughter. You’ll be laughing so hard you might just leave with a six-pack. Come on down, grab a drink, and get ready for an unforgettable evening. Don’t miss the chance to win big and laugh harder – see them this Friday!

Chaos Menu: Disorder Up!

Second City,  Theatre ’73, 1 York Street, Toronto, ON M5J 0B6

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm (multiple dates)

Brace yourself for a laugh-a-minute ride with The Second City Toronto and their 88th Mainstage Revue, Chaos Menu: Disorder Up! Join this unstoppable ensemble as they hilariously navigate through the demands of regular life. Prepare for a night teeming with funny tunes, wild antics, and hearty laughter!

The Toronto Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Revival Bar and Event Venue, College Street, Toronto

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:00 pm – midnight

Art, drinks, and pancakes – now that’s a combination you don’t want to miss! The Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a feast for the senses. Over 75 homegrown talents from Toronto’s vibrant art scene will be showcasing their works. Expect to explore over 300 pieces, ranging from pop art and fine art to photography. But that’s not all – you’ll also get to enjoy a delicious stack of free pancakes wash down with some unique craft beers or signature cocktails. Art has never tasted so good!

Toronto Botanical Garden Holiday Market

Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto

Fri, November 24 2023, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Go green this holiday season by visiting the Annual Toronto Botanical Garden Holiday Market, an eco-minded, nature-inspired, relaxed shopping experience. Over 65 local artisans will showcase their planet-friendly and botanically-themed products. The Garden Shop will be stocked with new holiday home décor, gifts for kids, fine chocolate selections, seasonal fresh greens, and poinsettias, as well as amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs. 

Mosaic Lamp Making Art Workshop

DIYLabs.ca, 877 Alness Street #16, Toronto, ON M3J 2X4, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT

Enjoy the pleasure of making a traditional Turkish lamp with your own hands, either with your family or friends. Illuminate your nights with this unique lamp that you create by assembling different colored and shaped pieces of glass and beads!

Casual Chess Fridays

Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

Fri, November 24 2023, 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm (multiple dates)

Chess enthusiasts, this is your invitation! Join the University of Toronto’s Official Chess Club for FREE casual play every Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, come and enjoy a friendly game in a welcoming environment!

Natural Holistic Soap – workshop

70 Roehampton Ave, Yonge & Eglinton, Toronto, ON M4R 2E9, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Discover the art of crafting natural soap in the comfort of your home with them! Join their 3-hour workshop where you’ll dive into the cold process method. With guidance from an experienced soap maker, you’ll learn step by step how to create natural soap that’s not only good for you but also for your loved ones. Unleash your inner soap artisan!

Fall Dance Intensive: Weekly dance sessions

K2B Dance Studio, 1080 Tapscott Road ##2, Toronto, ON M1X 1E7, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm EST

Every alternative week, dive deep into choreography sessions. The series focuses heavily on refining and enhancing your freestyle techniques. These classes are specially curated to explore new and trending styles set to the beats of the latest hit songs. While dancing is joyous, it’s also an effective workout! Boost your stamina, tone muscles, and improve flexibility, all while having a blast.

Hands-On Spaghetti alla Chitarra con Polpettine

Eataly, 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M4W 1A6, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm EST

Come experience an Abruzzo classico: Spaghetti alla Chitarra con Polpettine. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it tastes delicious, and is easy to make. In this class you will have a chance to prove yourselves preparing your very own plate of spaghetti alla chitarra and polpettine. 

Retro Party at The Pint!

The Pint Public House, 277 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2X4, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 9:00 pm − Sat, November 25 2023, 2:00 am EDT

Prepare for a retro night to remember! Discover all-night retro music, curated videos, and a throwback menu at retro prices. Enjoy FREE retro games on the Upper Deck and groove to DJ Thom La Leaf & Friends spinning old-school vibes on the main floor. Don’t miss out – come and relive the good times! 

Toronto’s Best: The Night Tour

Tim Hortons, 218 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm EST

See the beautiful city of Toronto by night. This is a tour experience you don’t want to miss! All of the historical buildings and secret hideaways are wonderfully illuminated by new stories and discoveries on this 4-hour walking tour which includes the underground PATH, Financial District, Union Station, Yorkville, Old City Hall, Harbourfront, St. Lawrence District and more.

Renaissance – All 90s featuring DJs Baby Yu, Mista Jiggz, Nakz, & Agile

Rivoli Toronto, 334 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 10:30 pm – Sat, November 25 2023, 2:30 am EST

Get ready, Toronto! After some great times with Memoirs, everyone’s favorite throwback party, Renaissance is back. This time, we’re bringing the All 90s vibe to Rivoli for the first time ever! With the beats of BABY YU, MISTA JIGGZ, NAKZ, and AGILE, it’s going to be a night to remember. Don’t miss out!

WCSA Red Party 2023

STORYS Building, 11 Duncan Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 8:00 pm – Sat, November 25 2023, 12:00 am EST

Time to gear up for the WCSA’s annual Red Party! This standout semi-formal event is a chance to enjoy great food, sip on refreshing drinks, and have a blast. Whether you’re coming with your squad or looking to meet new people, it’s the place to be. So, lace up those dancing shoes for an unforgettable night of fun, laughter, and dancing!

Emo Night Toronto at Sneaky Dee’s

Sneaky Dee’s Concert Venue, 431 College Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON 

M5T 1T1, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 10:30 pm – 2:00 am

Get ready to unleash your inner emo at Emo Night North (ENN)! Every Friday at Sneaky Dee’s, they’re cranking up your favorite sad songs. From Toronto to all across Canada, ENN is where the emo party happens!

Julian Jordan @ Hush Hush

hush hush, 423 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1, Canada

Fri, November 24 2023, 10:00 pm – Sat, November 25 2023, 3:00 am EST

Get ready for a pulsating night of music with Julian Jordan, a Dutch DJ and record producer known for hits like “Kangaroo” and “BFAM”. He’s set to make his headline debut in Toronto on Friday, November 24th, 2023 at Hush Hush. Mark your calendars for a memorable dance party!

And for more things to do in Toronto, be sure to explore our other top picks in the city:

What to do in Toronto this weekend
The Best Things To Do In Toronto For Young Adults
The Best Wheelchair Accessible Things to Do in Toronto
The Best Free Things to Do in Toronto

FAQ

The most visited place in Toronto is the CN Tower which has been visited by over 26 million people.
Toronto has many different neighbourhoods to choose from, so it really depends on what you’re looking for. Some popular areas to stay in Toronto include the Entertainment District, Yorkville and Downtown.
There are many ways to spend your weekend in Toronto. Some popular activities include exploring the city’s neighbourhoods, visiting major tourist attractions like Niagara Falls or The Royal Ontario Museum, enjoying a day at the beach and taking in some live music performances. Alternatively, you could explore some of the city’s neighbourhoods by taking a walk along Bloor Street or Queen Street West.
Toronto has a variety of attractions that are perfect for visitors at any time of the year. Late April through May and September through October are peak tourist season, when the sidewalks come alive with pedestrian marketplaces, patio restaurants and numerous cultural events. However, Toronto is also an amazing place to visit during other times of the year as well! Whether you’re looking for activities such as sightseeing or shopping, Toronto has everything you need right on its doorstep.

Final Thoughts

Toronto is a large and vibrant city with plenty to see and do. If you’re looking for things to do in Toronto this weekend, there are many great options available. From festivals and concerts to museums and art galleries, from roller skating to attending musical theatre, there’s sure to be something that interests you. So whether you’re a local or just visiting, be sure to check out some of these great events – you won’t regret it!

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