Five things to do this weekend in Toronto

An ABBA dance party, a disco themed skate night, and more!

It feels like it must have been the coldest week in the city all winter, so it can be pretty easy to want to stay inside and watch Netflix all weekend.

Luckily, there are tons of rad events in Toronto this weekend that are sure to get you out of the house. From a disco themed DJ skate night to an ABBA themed dance party, there are tons of exciting things to do despite the frigid weather.

Check out five things to do this weekend in Toronto below.

Fight Club

Tiff Bell Lightbox | January 11, 8:35 pm – 11:05 pm and 8:45 pm – 11:15 pm | Tickets

The first rule of the Fight Club screening is don’t talk about the Fight Club screening, but I guess we’re breaking that rule right now. This Friday, there will be two screenings of the classic flick at TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of the “1999: Movies at the Millennium” screenings they’re currently hosting.

DJ Skate Nights: Beam Me Up with special guest Automaticamore

Natrel Rink | January 12, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Free

DJ Skate Nights at the Natrel Rink is hosting a special edition this weekend in partnership with Beam Me Up. Disco isn’t dead at this Saturday night event where you can rediscover the sounds of the underground party scene where disco was reborn, all while skating (and dancing) along. The party will feature Automaticamore, also known as Diana McNally, who is a Toronto-based DJ and record collector specializing in Italo-Disco.

Catch a Concert

Canadian power pop legends The Pursuit of Happiness will be bringing their tunes to the stage at the Danforth Music Hall on Saturday, January 12th with special guests, Odds. They’ll be playing all of their hit tracks from the 80’s and 90’s such as “I’m An Adult Now” and “She’s So Young.”

Kacey Musgraves is bringing her oh, what a world tour to the Danforth tonight with popular artist Natalie Prass. The release of Musgraves’ latest album Golden Hour marked a huge change in sound, and she’ll be playing tons of her rad new tunes this weekend.


ABBA Dance Party

Mod Club | January 12, 10:00 pm – 2:00 am | Tickets

ABBA lovers unite! Head to the Mod Club this weekend to take part in their Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: ABBA Dance Party. It’s going to be a wild night where they’ll be playing everything from “Mamma Mia” to “The Winner Takes It All.” So if you Have A Dream of being a Dancing Queen alongside some hit ABBA tracks, this is the event for you.

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – New Year Market

The Great Hall | January 13, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Free

New Year, new market. This year, The Trinity Belwoods Flea is set to have lots of new vendors, brands, and designers that will be selling everything from sweet treats to locally made clothes. Swing by the event to indulge in some local eats, especially considering the event is free and dogs and kids are more than welcome.