Five Things To Do This Weekend In Toronto

Rocky Horror, tech, Venus Fest, and more!

Fall is fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside all weekend!

Stop binge-watching Netflix and hold on to the last few days of warm weather. There’s tons of fun stuff going on this weekend all over the city, so check out these five things you have to do in Toronto before Monday rolls around.
 

Queen West Art Crawl 2018

Trinity Bellwoods | September 22 – 23 | Free

The Queen West Art Crawl is an outdoor festival that takes place in the heart of Trinity Bellwoods and is designed to celebrate and promote the art, culture, and diversity of Queen West. With live music, artists and artisans, a Kids Zone, and Toronto’s best food vendors, this is a festival you don’t want to miss. Check out more details here and head over to Trinity Bellwoods this Saturday and Sunday to get your art on.
 

Elevate Tech Fest

King St. from Spadina to Bathurst | September 21 – 27 | Tickets

Elevate is a city-wide tech and innovation festival centered in Toronto where you’ll find everything a tech lover could want from inspiring keynotes to experiential programming and epic socials. This year’s speakers include former US Vice President Al Gore, former Google CEO and Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt, Bumble Founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd, musical artist and producer Wyclef Jean, Ritual cofounder and CEO Ray Reddy, and many more. Explore topics from AI to Digital Transformation, Smart Cities to Cannabis, and beyond. Discover more details here.
 

The Rocky Horror Show Live

Lower Ossington Theatre | September 21 | Tickets

Feeling spooky? Waiting out for Halloween with antici….pation? What better way is there to celebrate than catching the recurring live performance of The Rocky Horror Show at Lower Ossington Theatre? This performance has been sold out for seven years in a row, so don’t miss out on this classic Toronto Halloween event. Find out more details here and head over to the Lower Ossington Theatre so you can do the Time Warp Agaaaaaiiiiiin!
 

Catch a Concert

There’s tons of great tunes all over town this weekend. Kick off your weekend tonight with the second Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs, and Bad Cop/Bad Cop show at The Phoenix.

Throughout the weekend, head to Venus Fest where you can see renowned headliners like Zola Jesus and Bully, or Polaris Prize Finalist, Partner. The awesome part about Venus Fest is that it’s a local Toronto music festival that celebrates feminism in the arts through musical performances by female and non-binary artists. Finally, you can catch Dead Sara playing at both the Drake Underground and at the Horseshoe Tavern with Day Trip on Sunday.
 

Canzine Toronto 2018

The AGO | September 22 | Free

Check out Canada’s largest zine, comic, and independent print fair this Saturday at The AGO, where you’ll find over 200 zine makers in attendance. There are tons of cool events planned from creating dating profiles for your favourite difficult people (fictional, historical, or made up) to the BP Zine Awards. Head over to the Broken Pencil website where you’ll find the schedule and vendors for the day.