Five things to do this weekend in Toronto

A vegetarian holiday market, the calvacade of lights, record sales, and more!

It’s quickly shaping up to be Toronto’s coldest November yet, so make sure to bundle up this weekend because these amazing events are sure to get you out of the house.

From Record Store Day Black Friday sales to the city’s annual Calvacade of Lights, there are tons of exciting events this weekend that you won’t want to skip out on. Check out these five activities you won’t want to miss this weekend.

Dine Alone Record Store Day Black Friday Pop-Up

Dine Alone Records | Now until Wednesday, November 28 | Free

Dine Alone Records will be opening its doors to the public for a Record Store Day (RSD) Black Friday Pop-Up Shop. The label will turn its event space into a Flea Market on Saturday with vendors selling clothing, art, and more. There will also be a special Tattoo Pop-Up on November 27th and November 28th with Seven Crowns Tattoo. You can check out their exclusive releases for the event here.

The Last #FNLROM of the Season ft. The Darcys and Goodnight, Sunrise

The ROM | November 23, 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm | Tickets

Kick off your weekend with Friday Night Live at the ROM. The Royal Ontario Museum is bringing this season of Friday Night Live to a close with amazing DJs, stunning galleries, tasty food and drinks, and entertainment from The Darcys and Goodnight, Sunrise.

Catch a Concert

Indie88 presents Fast Romantics this Friday at the Horseshoe Tavern for a show filled with catchy indie rock melodies and emotive, personal lyrics. The Toronto band recently released “Mexico,” the first track off of their upcoming album, which features silky vocals layered on top of each other with a synth-filled background and steady drum beat.

A Tribe Called Red will be bringing their modern edgy electronic tracks to Hammerson Hall on November 24th. The band blends modern hip hop with traditional pow wow drums and vocals to make hard hitting tunes that promote inclusivity, empathy, and acceptance among all races and genders.

Toronto pop band Valley will be hitting The Great Hall on November 24th with their refreshing and engaging tacks. The up and coming band has a stacked lineup of timeless, anthemic songs that will make for an amazing live performance.

Calvacade of Lights 2018

Nathan Phillips Square | November 24, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Free

Head to Toronto’s annual holiday tradition, The Calvacade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square. The free event boasts a Christmas tree lighting, live musical performances, an outstanding fireworks show, and DJ-hosted skating parties on the outdoor ice rink.

Veg Holiday Market

Artscape Wychwood Barns | November 25, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm | Tickets

You can celebrate the holidays with the Toronto Vegetarian Association at Artscape Wychwood Barns. There will be 40 of Toronto’s best plant-based, ethical businesses selling handmade gifts, holiday treats, vegan recipe books, locally made and cruelty free products, and more. Tickets are only $3.50, and kids under 5 are welcome into the venue for free!