Notable Now Toronto: September 26, 2014

Return of the Midnight Market
Date: September 26

 Location: 2nd Floor Events, 461 King St. W.

Toronto’s sexiest evening market soirée returns for a second installment at 2nd Floor Events on King Street West. It’s $5 at the door and once you’re in, it’s all cash money. With a few drinks and some delicious street-style food, you can peruse and purchase from 20 local hand-picked new and vintage clothing and accessories vendors – all the while accompanied by a soundtrack courtesy of a few killer live DJs. Food, booze, music, shopping, Friday. Is there anything missing?     

AGO First Thursdays: Nuit Blanche Sneak Peak
Date: October 2

Location: AGO

First Thursday is turning two, and to celebrate the AGO is teaming up with Scotiabank Nuit Blanche to give avid art-goers a preview of what’s to come on la grande nuit. It’s a night focusing on artists who push boundaries and experiment with exciting new ideas and approaches; themes not unfamiliar with the ambitious young professional. From dancers and DJs to fortune teller machines and interactive installations, this is one sneak preview you don’t want to miss.  

Evergreen Urban Rodeo BBQ
Date: September 27

 Location: The Brickworks

 We don’t often say “yee-haw,” but when there’s this much food and beer on the line, we’ll damn near say anything. Show your support for healthy, green cities by moseying on down to the Brickworks this Saturday afternoon and working your way through 10 Ontario farm-fresh food stations. Prepared by over 40 Canadian celeb-chefs, you’ll get a wagon’s fill of country-inspired food with each dish that’s also conveniently paired alongside a Creemore Springs craft beer and some Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers spirits. And there’s a mechanical bull. Probably best that you try the bull before you try the food.       

ETSY Made in Canada Market
Date: September 27

Location: OCAD University, 100 McCaul St.

 Part of a 30-city, nationwide coordinated day of pop-up shops, this Saturday is a great opportunity to support some of our most artistic, passionate Torontrepreneurs. In the glass-roofed atrium of the Heritage MaRS building you’ll find more than 100 vendors selling their unique, locally crafted wares. From fashion accessories to home décor and pillows for pets, there will be something for anyone looking for something that everyone can’t usually find. There’s no admission charge, and if you’re one of the first 50 visitors you’ll get a free swag-bag filled with sample items from the vendors. 

Oktoberfest at Amsterdam Brewhouse on the Lake
Date: October 2-4

Location: 245 Queens Quay W., South Building 

Start getting used to it, folks; there’s going to be a lot of Oktoberfesting these next few weeks. Last week was Steam Whistle, this week it’s Amsterdam Brewhouse on the Lake. They’ll have a German-inspired menu, tons of beer, and what their website calls an “Oom-pah-pah band.” We’re not sure that’s the official terminology, but it sounds German enough. Admission is free but you’re probably vise (that’s German for “wise”) to make a reservation. Oh, and when you order a giant beer (yes, we said when), you get to take home your 1-litre stein… as what will likely be the only memory you have of the evening.

Live Music
Date: Sept. 27-Oct. 2

Location: 245 Queens Quay W., South Building 

Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean Toronto’s live music scene has slowed down for a second. You might have to forget about hanging out on the Amphitheatre lawn, but heading inside to catch the likes of Chromeo, DJ Grandmaster Flash, Robert Plant, Lykke Li, and a Johnny Cash Tribute Night at The Horseshoe Tavern over the next seven days seems like a pretty fair trade to us. It’s not like you’ll need a sweater at any of these hot shows anyway…




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