Happy looooooooong weekend! Also, Happy Friday the 13th, Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Family Day! There’s lots going on this weekend, for those celebrating valentine’s day and those couldn’t care less. Here’s a mix of both for the weekend if you’re still looking for something to do.
Do: Tomorrow night for Valentine’s Day, SPiN is hosting a “spin the paddle” event for singles. Entrance is free to the event and there’s delicious Valentine’s themed food available for the night. Already have a partner? No worries, you can book a table for the night for some friendly competition with your Valentine.
See: This weekend is the Toronto Black Film festival. It takes place at Carlton Place all weekend with tickets starting at $10. There will be shorts, documentaries and full-length features and a number of panels throughout the festival. Ticket information is available online.
Eat: Looking for a way to warm up on what is supposed to be a (really) cold weekend? The distillery district is hosting heatfest, a comfort food truck event happening on Family Day. Admission to the event is free and they have events happening throughout the day to stay warm.
Drink: Looking for a beer-filled event for your valentine’s day? Mill St in the distillery is hosting Brew Lovers Ball with a prix fixe, live music, a burlesque show and of course, beer! Basically, the best valentine’s day ever.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Happy Friday! We’re at the end of January! So crazy. There’s lots going on in the city this weekend! Here’s a few options if you’re still looking for something to do (a lot a drink-related so bear with me).
Do: Tonight is anniversary bevvy for the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies, the event is sold out but men and non-ticket holders are allowed in after midnight. Check twitter for the location!
See: This one could really fall under eat and drink because that’s really why I watch but this Sunday is the Super Bowl. Whether you like football or not, its a great opportunity to get together with people and eat delicious food and drink delicious drinks. Tons of bars throughout the city will be showing the game in case you don’t want to clean up after the game.
Eat: This Sunday begins the annual La Poutine Week in the city (and in cities across the country). Check the website to see which restaurants have special poutines for the week and you can vote for your favourite, it’s a great reason to eat a ton of poutine!
Drink: Another sold out beer event is happening this weekend in Toronto. The Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival is taking place at, you guessed it, the Roundhouse outside of Steam Whistle. Tickets online are sold out but there will be 100 tickets available at the door and Steam Whistle says it may be possible to buy tickets later in the day as people move through the event.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Hope you’re all having a fabulous week. Here’s what’s coming up for this last full weekend of January.
Do: Looking to change things up for the Spring (it’s coming, I know it is), the Interior Design Show is happening this weekend at the Metro Convention Centre, with things for industry and the general public there’s something for everyone to make some updates.
See: The #artlive ball is this Saturday at the Harbourfront Centre. This 19+ event is a show between the House of Nuance and the House of Monroe. The event runs from 8pm until late and tickets are available online.
Eat/Drink: Tonight, Chefs for Change begins their series of dinners with local food and drink in support of Community Food Centres Canada and their mission to providing healthy food for all. Tickets are available online for their upcoming events.
Have a great weekend!
Happy Friday! We’re half way through January, which is like half way through winter right? I hope that’s right, I’m so cold. Here’s some things going on in the city this weekend if you’re still looking to make plans.
Do: As I mentioned, I’m announcing us half way through winter this weekend and its going to be chilly tonight so do the proper Canadian thing and bundle up and go skate by the lake. Ok, as I say it out loud it sounds a little crazy but the Harbourfront Centre is continuing their free DJ skate series and this weekend’s DJs have a bit of an oldies flair. Plus it’s free which is great because the holiday bills are starting to come in
See: This weekend, Dance Ontario will showcase 25 dance companies with a variety of styles. There are different shows happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Harbourfront Centre and the price is a $10 suggested donation.
Eat: This event technically happens on Monday, but Monday is the new Sunday right (no that’s not right at all but it’s a cool event and it’s weekend adjacent). Every Monday, The Drake hosts a food competition where you can judge, participate or just sit back and enjoy. The cover is free and it starts at 8pm.
Drink: I’m particularly excited about this weekend’s “Drink” because I’m hosting an awesome event with the Tipsy Teachers from Schoolhouse Booze. Detox to Retox is a yoga class followed by a beer tasting at Amsterdam Brewery in Leaside. There’s still some tickets available online for $30, which includes the class AND a flight of beer. Hope to see you there!
Whatever you do, I hope it’s fantastic! Have a great weekend everyone!
Happy Friday everyone. I don’t know where this week went! I hope you all had a great week, here’s some ideas if you’re still looking for something to do.
Do: Wrapping up this weekend is Canada’s Top Ten showcases greatness in Canadian film. Showing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, there are lots of options this weekend and details are available on their site.
See: Did you miss Fringe festival this summer? Well the Next Stage Theatre Festival has you covered. It is showing select Fringe favourites. The festival started on Wednesday and runs until next Sunday with lots of options over the next week.
Eat/Drink: Until the end of the month, Nota Bene is celebrating Californian wines with a special prix-fixe menu and free corkage on any Californian wines. Details are available on their site including their mid-week dinners with a Californian winemaker and sommelier.
Whatever you do, have a great weekend!
Happy Friday! Hope you all had a lovely week. Christmas has made it pretty quiet on the blog but ’tis the season, right? Here’s some ideas on what’s going on this weekend.
Do: It’s Hip Hop Karaoke at the Revival tonight and it’s a special Holiday Edition. Cover is $10 and includes dinner and a portion of the proceeeds with go to the Daily Bread Food Bank, starts at 9pm (dinner is served until 11:30).
See: This weekend at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema there will be 10 classic holiday films. Tickets are free (with one exception) and there are limited ones available at the event. They will also be accepting healthy food items or cash donations in support of The Stop Community Food Centre.
Eat/Drink: Tomorrow is the Craft Beer Carnival at the Centre for Social Innovation. Tickets are $15 and it includes your glass and 2 sample tokens. There will be a gift market and festive entertainment and of course, beer.
Have a fabulous weekend!
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!!
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!