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5 Things To Do This Weekend In Toronto

Even though it’s getting dark way earlier thanks to Daylight Savings Time, you won’t have a hard time leaving your house in the evening this weekend with all of the exciting events going on throughout the city.

From apple pie baking contests to Depeche Mode video dance parties, there’s so many things to do in Toronto right now. Check out these five events you won’t want to miss.

#FNLROM: Fact or Fake?

Royal Ontario Museum | November 9, 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm | Tickets

Head to the ROM this Friday to take part in their weekly party, Friday Night Live. In honour of Media Literacy Week, this week’s theme is “Fact or Fake?” Make sure to take some time for a dance break in between enjoying the museum’s stunning galleries or having some tasty food and drinks.

Depeche Mode Fest Video Dance Party

Remix Lounge | November 10, 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM | Tickets At Door

This Saturday, Remix Lounge will be hosting the 22nd anniversary of Depeche Mode Fest, which is an immersive video dance party that celebrates the songs and clips of Depeche Mode all night. Don’t worry if you’re afraid that your favourite DM song won’t be played, you can text in song requests throughout the night to 647-694-0394.

Catch a Concert

St. Lucia is bringing their fun-loving, upbeat electronic tracks to the Danforth Music Hall on November 9th with support from Honors. They’re out touring their third record Hyperion, which serves as a compromise between modern pop melodies and traditional rock albums.

Following the release of their self-titled EP, indie supergroup boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus) will be coming to the Danforth Music Hall on November 10th. Each tune from the female-fronted power band merges the musicians’ styles in completely different ways, but boygenius still feels perfectly cohesive.

The Sam Roberts Band will be at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on November 10th, playing legendary indie rock tracks like “Golden Hour” and “Brother Down.” The show is part of Community Rocks, which will bring together more than 1,200 business leaders, supporters, family members, staff, and people supported by Community Living Toronto.


Indie Week

Various Venues | November 6 – November 11 | Tickets

Indie Week has officially begun, and as a result there will be tons of performances from iconic bands like Scenic Route to Alaska and Side Hustle, who will play across Toronto from now until November 11th. Indie Week prides themselves on being more than just a festival, with live performances, band karaoke, and a conference for music industry professionals featuring panels, demo listening, mixers, mentorships, and more.

Do Pie: Trinity Bellwoods Apple Pie Baking Contest

A-Game Cafe | November 11, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Free

The second Do Pie: An Apple Pie contest is taking place this Sunday, November 11th, and all proceeds will go toward the Women’s Own Withdrawal Management Centre. The top three winners will win cash and a special prize from a local business. The Trinity Bellwoods BIA will be serving up pie for $5 a slice, and the winning pies will be auctioned off at 3:00 pm.

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