Toronto Weekender: October 24 through 27, 2013

With Halloween a week away, this weekend’s got some ghoulish delights in store for all you young professionals out there. From scary soirees to frightening fundraisers, and everything in between, we’ve covered it all in this edition of the Weekender

Made men love to shop at Oliver Spencer, and they want to thank everyone who’s made the brand’s three years in Toronto a success with a shindig going down at Samuel J Moore tonight. The namesake fella will be in attendance himself, so if you’re a tailored gent you might just want to pop by to raise a glass.

Operanat10n: A Night of Temptation is the hot ticket in town tonight, raising funds to support the COC. The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts will once again be transformed into a veritable wonderland of sultry sippables, tasty treats, and, naturally, stunning live music including Sam Roberts Band. 

What do you get when you bring together some of Ontario’s top brewers with up to a dozen of the most in-demand food trucks at one incredible location? It’s called OktoberFEAST, it’s at Brick Works on Friday night, and it supports the Canadian Cancer Society. This is one badass benevolent beers n’ bites event you don’t want to miss. 

It’s the weekend before Halloween, which means Friday night is dedicated to the dead thanks to the annual Diablo Halloween Ball going down at Guvernment. Thousands of party-goers will be decked out in their most disturbing attire, all ready to dance the night away and howl in delight. 

Outclass and 416 Snack Bar are joining forces this weekend for a special pop-up shop just north of the aforementioned resto. You’ll get to peruse Outclass’s Fall 2013 collection while meandering about a specially curated space showcasing both brands. Not too shabby! 

Wanna get a li’l artistic this weekend? Uber cool artist du jour Tyler Armstrong’s opening night party for his Unknown Pleasures exhibit goes down Saturday at Goodfellows Gallery. His pieces are at once beautiful and slightly jarring, leaving you to stare in awe deciphering his subjects. Check out his amazing work at the opening shindig. 

Well, the howling of party starved peeps the city wide will be answered Saturday night, as the first big set of Halloween events takes over the city. There’s a scary slew of parties going down this, the weekend before Halloween. What are the best bets? Where should you transform yourself into the Walking Dead? Click here to check out the Young Professionals Guide to Halloween in Toronto. 

Well, the weekend foodies across the city have been waiting for has finally arrived. The Delicious Food Show takes over the Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place from Friday through Sunday, offering up bites of bliss from dozens of fantastic vendors. Celeb chefs will be taking to the stage for demonstrations, including the Queen of Cuisine, Ms. Martha Stewart herself. The show kicks off Friday night with the Fiesta Delicioso, and ends Sunday with the final showdown in the Abbey’s Kitchen Stadium series. 

Art Toronto is on this weekend over at the MTCC. This is one of those events not to be missed by anyone who likes anything even remotely related to art. The swish event sees hundreds of artists showcasing their contemporary and modern fine art on the fair floor, and truly putting to rest once and for all any preconceived notions of Canadian art not being as “cool” as our European counterparts.