Happy Friday everyone. Hope you all had a great week (and didn’t catch the cold I seem to be battling). Here’s a few things happening this weekend if you’re still looking for things to do.
Do: DJ Skate Nights are back at Harbourfront Centre. These skate nights take place every Saturday at the Natrel Rink until February 21st and best of all – they’re free!
See: Saturday Nights with Combo Royale is back at the Gladstone this Saturday night. Taking place after 12 Beers of Christmas (see below), the band is taking over the ballroom for a special after-party. This ‘swing’ party is hosted by ska/bluegrass/old jazz band Combo Royale.
Eat: Ok, this one is technically a drink but this weekend is so awesome it deserves two drinks. We’ve already seen our first snow, we can no longer deny that winter is here… unless of course you’re District 28. They’re hosting “where the beep is my margarita” this Saturday where they will transform their space into a tropical paradise. Sick of the Ugly Christmas sweater? Then this is your party – dress in beach wear and summer dresses and dream of a better time. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.
Drink: It’s 12 Beers of Christmas tomorrow. I went to this event last year and had an amazing time. This year is going to be a bit bigger – the Gladstone is using the Melody Bar and the Ballroom for the event. Tickets are $10 and the event starts at 7pm, you can then sample to your heart’s content until 10pm!!
How’s that for a mouthful? A mouthful of a delicious afternoon is what it meant. The lovely ladies over at Schoolhouse Booze invited me and some other bloggers for an afternoon of brunching and beer making and it was as delightful as it sounds.
I think these girls had out like 9 spreads for the croissants and bagels… at least… I wish I had counted. So after eating (read: stuff my face) with delicious cheese, spreads and meat – we were actually going to do it. We were going to make beer! I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was glad we had our expert Beth to guide us through the process.
It was not as overwhelming as I thought it would be (probably because Beth is amazing). The awesome guys over at Sawdust City Brewery lent us their recipe! Their actual recipe for their seasonal favourite Princess Wears Girl Pants. It took us about 4 hours to complete most of the process. This photo is from the final stages, when we wrapped in a warming belt (thanks to Noble Hops, for sponsoring the supplies) to ferment for the next few weeks. I really enjoyed being able to taste the beer all along the way from barley to wart. It was neat how over a few hours we made something taste like beer (you know, without the alcohol and carbonation). I think this session was great because it showed us that making beer is not impossible. I would only want to do it with at least one other person because its time-consuming so it’s nice to have a buddy and it’s a lot of heavy lifting of containers of water, also good to have a buddy for that. We’ll get to taste it sometime in the new year, I’m really looking forward to it.
Check out the Tipsy Teachers and their adventures over at SchoolHouse Booze and look for our event coming in January. I don’t want to give too much away but it promises to be awesome and it promises to have beer.
Happy Friday. Here’s what’s going on this first weekend in December.
Do: Union Station Holiday Market runs until Sunday. There’s over 30 artisans and gourmet food shops from the GTA. Admission is free and the schedule is available on their site.
See: A classic family story, A Christmas Carol is playing this weekend at the Papermill Theatre at Fantasy Farm. This is the final days of the show and should put you in the holiday spirit (unless of course you’re one of those people who has been in it since Halloween).
Eat/Drink: The Holy Grill will be hosting a pop-up until January 5th at Midpoint on Queen West. The inspiring Chef Aleem Syed’s preview of his food truck that will be opening in April. Food will include tacos, pountine and butter chicken, staying within the theme of late-night eats.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Happy (black) Friday everyone. If you did go out and brave the crowds, I hope you got some great deals this morning. Here’s what’s going on this weekend if you’re still looking to make plans.
Do: The One of a Kind Christmas Show starts this weekend at the Direct Energy Centre and runs until December 7th. There will be over 800 exhibitors selling unique jewelery, clothing furniture and other hand made items. A great way to start your Christmas shopping.
See: Calvalcade of Lights is back this weekend with the tree lightening ceromony at Nathan Philips Square. There will be fireworks and musical performances from people like Kardinal Official (I think every Torontonian needs to see him once, he is just so Toronto). There will also be other lightening ceromonies throughout the city.
Eat/Drink: The Christmas Market is back at the Distillery District. I missed the event last year so I’m looking forward to going this weekend, hopefully it won’t be too cold. All my friends are excited about the mulled wine, but I’m more of hot chocolate-and-baileys kind of girl. There will also be lots of food vendors, I’m sure to make myself sick on delicious things tonight! The market runs until December 21st and is closed Mondays.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Hope you’re all ready for the weekend. There’s lots happening this weekend and it’s going to be above freezing so get out there! Here’s some ideas if you’re still looking for something to do this weekend.
Do: The Toronto Art Crawl is on this weekend and is a great opportunity to shop local. There will be over 60 artisans at this first Christmas Show & Sale in Liberty Village. Admission is free, and the event runs until Sunday.
See: 12 Trees is on until December 14th at the Gardiner Museum. The trees represent different Toronto neighbourhood and a number of local designers have contributed to the project.
Drink/Eat: The Gourmet Food and Wine Expo is back for their 20th year. I really enjoyed the show last weekend trying great restaurants and drinks from the area. Tickets are on sale on their site and the show runs until Sunday.
Have a fabulous weekend!
We’re half way through November and we’ve already started to experience some winter weather. Here’s a few things happening this weekend in the wonderful (but cold) city of Toronto.
Do: The Gentlemen’s Expo is now in it’s second year and has lots to offer guests this weekend. There’s everything from food, drinks, music, shopping and even an old school arcade. Tickets for one day start at $30 and include a few drink tickets and goodies. The show runs until Sunday.
See: Another weekend, another awesome film festival in the city. This weekend is the Toronto International Short Film Festival. The festival takes place at the Carlton Cinema and all the movie details are available on their site.
Eat: Taste of Iceland is back this weekend offering Torontonians a taste of life in Iceland with food and music at Luma on King St. It’s $55 for a four-course meal and the program runs until Sunday.
Drink: Tonight is Friday Night Jazz again at the Aquarium. I went last month and thought it was a fun way to see the aquarium. It was nice to see all the creatures with a drink in my hand. I’d recommend it if you’re looking for something new to do and haven’t been to the aquarium yet.
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week. Here’s some things going on in the city this weekend if you haven’t made plans yet.
Do: Habourfront Centre is presenting a Day of the Dead Festival this weekend. There will be films, artists, dance and workshop throughout the weekend. Check the website for details of all the activities.
See: The 15th Annual Planet in Focus Film Festival is back this weekend at a variety of theatres throughout the city. I attended last year and had an amazing time. Tickets are $15 and discounted for Students/Seniors and you can purchase a festival pass for $100 which gets you into the closing and regular screenings.
Eat/Drink: Gluten Freedom Week is back again with a large selection of restaurants. Gluten Freedom Week features prix fixe gluten-free menus at restaurants throughout the city. The event starts tomorrow and runs until the 15th.
Happy Halloween! Although I’m in Sin City, it doesn’t mean there isn’t tons to do in Toronto this weekend!
Do: Haunted High Park takes place tonight beginning at the Colborne Lodge. This session is 18+ and will feature ghost stories about the lodge and High Park.
See: Stanley Kubrick The Exhibition opens today and runs until January 25th. There will be items from a number of films and information about his unfinished works. There will also be discussions and roundtables throughout the exhibition.
Eat: The Luxury Chocolate Show is this Sunday at Roy Thompson Hall. Featuring chocolate making classes, contests, games and a demo stage this has all your chocolate needs covered (in case they were lacking on Halloween).
Drink: The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies is hosting their monthly event on Halloween. For this bevy, they’re making an exception and allowing men to arrive at 10pm instead of the typical midnight. Wear a costume and there will be prizes!
I hope you all have a great Halloween weekend!
Happy Friday, what a beautiful day and what hopes to be a beautiful weekend! Here’s a few things going on this weekend if you’re still trying to make plans.
Do: Earlier this week, I ran a contest thanks to the Everything To Do With Sex Show happening this weekend. If you weren’t one of the lucky winners, you can still buy tickets for the show and enjoy this exciting event. With something for everyone, this weekend promises to be a great time.
See: imagineNATIVE began on Wednesday and runs until Sunday at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Celebrating it’s 15th year, this festival covers a variety of topics and genres including romance, action and documentary. Tickets start at $7 and are available online.
Eat: This weekend, Burlington has gluten-intolerants and celiacs covered with Canada’s Gluten-Free Market. Along with the extensive market, your ticket also includes entrance into the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens.
Drink: This technically falls on Monday, but I think it’s so important, it should be included. Monday is a big day in Toronto, it’s been an interesting four years in the city and Monday will be the beginning of another 4 year chapter in the city. A number of bars will be airing the election results in the bar, so get out, vote and then go enjoy a beverage. So far, I’ve seen events at the Gladstone but I’ll be sure to keep twitter going with anything I find.
The “The Everything To Do With Sex Show” is next weekend in Toronto and this show lives up to it’s promises. This show covers PG and XXX, and everything in between. The weekend is filled with seminars, shows, celebrities, erotic art and more.
Celebrating their 15th anniversary, the “The Everything To Do With Sex Show” is back with even more for visitors. The stage lineups will include burlesque and male revue shows and Cafe Blvd will include food demonstrations and the Erotic Art includes a variety live art. This show promises to have something for everyone, the show is perfect for couples looking to enhance their relationship or groups of friends who want a fun night out. With more vendors, more performances and more guests, this year promises to be better than ever. And because the people at “The Everything To Do With Sex Show” are super amazing, they’re giving me 5 pairs of tickets to giveaway to my fabulous readers. Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 for a weekend pass ($25 and $35 at the door). Enter now, the contest closes next Wednesday night!
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