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5 Things to do this weekend in Toronto

Hopefully this weekend isn’t too slippery to go out and do some fun activities! There are a lot of events that the rain and snow are not stopping and they are all available to you! From cute animals to rocking music, this weekend is going to be killer.

Check out what is happening this weekend in Toronto below.

National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart Locations | February 22 to 24, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm | Free

Maybe the thing you’ve been missing has been right in front of you this whole time, and I’m talking about adorable animals that need homes! PetSmart Charities of Canada is holding the first Adoption Weekend of 2019, with hundreds of cats, dogs and small pets available at almost every store location. Even if you aren’t able to adopt, PetSmart is encouraging others to post pictures of the animals with the hashtag #picme on their social media.

Abstract Canvas Doodle Workshop

Fresh Paint Studio | February 22, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Tickets

Burst out with your creativity and put your pen to paper. This workshop is for people who love and appreciate the art of free-flowing drawings. Learn how to create with different mediums and how you can apply your new knowledge into your own artwork in this workshop. Fresh Paint does many different events and workshops so check out their site and see if any of them are for you!

Catch a Concert

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The Trews are heading to Toronto this Saturday at the Danforth Music Hall. Having just released their newest album, making for a total of six records, they are on the hunt for rock and roll, and people to do it with them. The five guys have made up one of the best Canadian rock bands of the century. With an authentic and full sound, this is destined to be a genuine night of classic music.

If you aren’t feeling rock this weekend, try out Chrome Sparks at the Velvet Underground Sunday night. The stage name is for Jeremy Malvin, the Brooklyn-based musician that has been going by that name since he started mixing in college. The chill dance music is very relaxing but also something that you can sway to, which could be the best way to end the weekend.

Cat Video Fest

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema | February 23 (Multiple dates), 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm | Tickets

Keeping with the animal theme for this weekend, head over to the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema for a great afternoon full of adorable cat videos! From submissions sent in from Torontonians to famous viral cats, this event is not one to miss. The best part is that 10% of all proceeds will be going to cat charities across North America, so go see and help a cat!

Femme Noir

Mod Club | February 24, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Tickets

To celebrate Black History Month, this breathtaking performance show will be honouring black female artists and musicians. Complete with dance pieces, incredible vocals and other performance pieces, this will be an inspiring night of art and community. Seats are first come, first serve so make sure to be there early to get a good view!

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