Toronto Weekender: October 23 through 26, 2014

We have some good news and some bad news.

The bad is that this is your last weekend in October and the last full weekend before we all have to turn the clocks back.

The good news is that you still have the next four days to ignore the bad news.

Better start now.


Listen up Bookworms ‘cause you’re already behind. The International Festival of Authors is now in full swing.

More than 60 Yorkville beauty and wellness specialists will be happy to make you Beautylicious at a discount.

Contemporary Art Fair 2014 puts 23 leading contemporary art galleries all in the same place. That’s pretty much your year’s worth of culture in one walk through.

David Cronenberg wrote a book. We told you about it. And now he will.

imagineNATIVE features the work of Canadian and international Indigenous media artists doing their thang.

Free the Girls is a non-profit organization that provides job opportunities for survivors of sex trafficking and BRAlapolooza is their annual fundraising event.

Art with Potential isn’t the painting you’ve always dreamed of doing when you retire. It’s a big deal for an even better cause.

Want an amazing cocktail? Renowned London bartender, Luca Cinalli will be at The Shangri-La serving up his specialties.


It’s Drake’s Birthday. No official event but since #YOLO you should probably do something.

Just when you thought it was over, the Cottage Life Show pulls you back in and reminds you why you miss summer.

On the other hand, the Snowmobile Show should get you well prepared for the months to come.

The Toronto International Art Fair is Canada’s “only modern and contemporary fine art fair.” But it still fails to answer whether art is really art…

The Everything to Do With Sex Show shouldn’t really need much of an explanation.

Fashionotes x Wearables is all about looking good with a purpose.

Bids & Beers. You drink while you auction. Now that’s how you get people to spend money.

Friday Night Live is back this week with a Fashion Global theme. Think photogs and fashionistas. Get your runway look ready now. 

Cask Days at Evergreen Brick Works will feature more than 300 beers and ciders from around the world. Probably best not to try to try them all. 

She probably won’t be tearing up pictures of any religious figures onstage, but you never know what could happen at a Sinead O’Connor show.

Australian Ben Frost has been living and making music in Reykjavík, Iceland since 2005, and the isolated music community there has helped him give birth to some truly interesting ambient music. Although, he did have to sacrifice his tan to create it.


The Toronto Zombie Walk unofficially kicks off Halloween week. And obviously there’s an after-party

The last Toronto Women Run Series of the year

Get your walk on at Riverside Ignite.

Hosted by actor and host Lauren Collins and Cityline host Tracy Moore, Fashion Saturday will give you an inside look at what’s big at this year’s World Mastercard Fashion.

How else would you the Thrill the World but with a collective ‘Thriller’ dance in Nathan Philips Square?  

If you’ve always wanted to party in the stacks, now’s your chance. Hush Hush will turn the Bloor/Gladstone Library into an after-hours speakeasy.

Dream Serenade sounds like exactly that. Toronto’s very own singer-songwriter Hayden Dresser (known commercially as, “Hayden”) and his wife Christie Greyerbiehl are curating a concert fundraiser in support of services for children with developmental disabilities. And they’re bringing Billy Talent, The Barenaked Ladies, Feist, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner from The National, along with them to play Massey Hall.


There’s something about cool October mornings, fresh coffee, and The Annex Flea.

If you want to make it in the biz, you should be at Fashion Focus.

MEC’s Fall Classic 5K/10K is just the kind of event you need to get your heart going before sitting down to enjoy a few Caesars.

The last Kensington Market Art Fair is taking place. Go walk around outside while you still can.

Adventure Day Out is going to give you all the details you need to make your next vacation/ trip/global excursion the best one yet.

The Toronto Vintage Show has everything old that you’d want to be new to you.

Lights is playing the Danforth Music Hall. Turn it up.

Well, that’s it, that’s all.
Four days and more than 30 ways to spend them.

Just remember: FOMO isn’t real if you’re there.

Stay Notable,

The Weekender


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