Red Bull’s Flying Bach
Date: October 16-19
Location: Massey Hall
You’ve probably never seen anything quite like this. Featuring the four-time break dance world champions from Berlin, this show combines contemporary breakdance with live classical music. While the seven dancers of the Flying Steps show of their break moves, accompanied by contemporary Swedish dancer Anna Holmström, Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier will be performed live and mixed with electronic beats to gracefully close the classical-modern loop. We know – it sounds mind-blowing.
Zero Film Festival
Date: October 14
Location: The Drake Hotel
On one end of the spectrum is TIFF. On the other is ZFF. Held every year in London, Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto, Zero Film Festival is the first and only festival exclusive to self-financed filmmakers and their authentically independent films. From the hands of a New York-based not-for-profit, this festival is firmly committed to supporting under-represented filmmakers and screening the world’s best self-financed film work. And as supporters of the creative, hard-working, fearless young professional, we think that’s fantastic.
Date: October 15
Location: The Ballroom
Everyone loves Doug Gilmour. “Hey, Dougie – what’s your secret?” His secret is he’s awesome. Oh, and throwing “killer” parties doesn’t hurt much either. In support of diabetes research and awareness, Dougie is holding his 3rd annual celebrity bowling tournament and soirée. In addition to the bowling, the evening features live music, an open bar, a silent auction, and a rooftop whiskey and cigar lounge. It’s five players per team and each team gets to draft a celeb from a roster that includes Wendel Clark, Curtis Joseph, and Damon Allen. No gutter balls allowed.
The Chocolate Ball
Date: October 16
Location: Eglinton Grand
From October 11th to November 2nd, the city-wide Toronto Chocolate Festival will be in full swing with great events like tours and the Luxury Chocolate Show at Roy Thompson Hall. But the signature event of the festival is the 9th Annual Chocolate Ball, held in support of prostate and breast cancer initiatives. Not only will there be a DJ, performances, floor shows, and a silent auction, but the place will be laced with everything chocolate you can imagine. Seriously. If you like great parties and you like chocolate (I think that covers everyone, right?), then this is one event where you can have your cake and eat it too.
Toronto Lifestyle Market
Date: October 8-12
Location: Gladstone Hotel
Presenting a carefully curated selection of international and local brands in a fresh approach to the pop-up shop, this week-long event connects you with the people behind your favourite products. Brands range from Vancouver’s full-apparel Lords of Gastown to California’s Matiere and all the way to wood/metal/leather from Montgomery Custom and unique phone-wear from Felony Case. During the day, visitors can browse merchandise and mingle in the showroom while during the evenings they can enjoy events showcasing local talent. Whether you want to shop, be inspired, or be entertained, this event will have you covered.
Notable & Apothic Wines present: Discovery Sessions
Date: October 14
Location: Hush Restaurant Bar and Patio
Yeah, you heard about it last week too, but it’s going to be that good. From 6-9pm Notable.ca will be hosting an exclusive evening at Hush for some ample networking, a glass of Apothic wine, and signature Hush eats – with a side of seasoned insight from Larry Rosen, CEO of Harry Rosen Inc. Larry will share his background and his thoughts on entrepreneurship and business while Notable shares their favourite wine and King St. cuisine. As a forward-thinking, wine-sipping young professional, this is one event you can’t afford to miss.
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