It’s that time of year where we all kind of want to stay home and eat whole trays of roasted root vegetables, and there is NO SHAME IN THAT, ok? But, on the off chance that you DO get off your arse and out into our incredibly colourful-right-now city, then here’s your weekly roundup of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto…
First off, did you know that it is Indie Week (as in indie music)? That means 4am last call at some places, but it’s not known by everyone, so you can just party too late by accident! I tried to figure out the schedule on their website and was sorely unsuccessful. Basically, go to Cameron House, Free Times Cafe, Hide Out, Rivoli, Horseshoe, and other such places over the weekend, with a tenner in your hand and try to see if someone can help you out in person. I sent them an email to ask for help, so will update this [LINK] to their schedule when I hear back, or you can try to navigate their website if that’s your bag!
Thursday, October 11th
- Head to Head Virtual Ski Racing at Commerce Court (to win BC lift tickets!) Daytime! (Also Fri-Sun)
- Release party for “Music for Uninvited Guests,” at The Great Hall – a new book of eight short stories by Bruce Peninsula’s Misha Bower – $20 for entrance + book, or just $10 sans book
- Toronto Bike Awards at the Horseshoe – $5 for Cycle Toronto & Bixi Members
- Toronto Book Awards – Hosted by Matt Galloway at The Reference Library – 6pm
- The Windsor Social – Frank & Oak cocktail and snack party at Bar Neon – free, but registration requested (m’thinks there will be many good looking, sartorially inclined gentlemen there!)
- JD Edwards Band at The Dakota Tavern
- Paws for a Cause – “99 Problems but a Bitch Ain’t One”– This is for real (but the $99 ticket price might be the 100th problem…).
Friday, October 12th
- Toronto Ski & Snowboard Show (Also Thurs, Sat, Sun) & Afterparty at the Operahouse
- Schomberg Fair Providence CD Release with Meanwood & The Unquiet Dead – at the Silver Dollar Room
- Skin Tight Outta Sight and Great Canadian Burlesque – At the Metro Theatre in Korea Town
Saturday, October 13th
- Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair – At The Metro Convention Centre (runs Fri-Sun) Register online for a $5 admission.
- Toronto Garlic Festival – At Evergreen Brickworks (Sat & Sun)
- Rotman School of Business Open House – Make sure to go there immediately following the garlic festival. They say that’s how you get ahead these days.
- Rush Convention – Hard Rock Cafe, pricey, but maybe you just want to lurk outside and check out the uber fans!?
Sunday, October 14th
- Junction Flea Market – 9am-4pm – 2799 Dundas Street West
- Dundas West Art Crawl – Dundas, between Lansdowne & Ossington
- Super Mellow Beach Cruise – Longboarding session in the East Beaches. 1pm-330pm for riders of ALL abilities.
- Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon – Go cheer on and high five and balk at the people that are way more fit than you!
- Derby Baby – Derby Doc at The Royal – 7pm – Gift bag with ticket!
the fab founder of Central & Remote while she takes a break to pursue other awesome things.