Five Things To Do This Weekend in Toronto

Check out pugs, art, pancakes, and Nuit Blanche!

The weather is dropping, but the number of things to do in this city is growing like crazy. With so much to do, you’ve got to get outside and check out these awesome events, whether you choose to play with pugs or check out some creative art exhibitions.

Here’s a list of five things you can’t miss out on this weekend.
 

Nuit Blanche

Throughout Toronto | September 29 at 7 pm Until September 30 at 7 am | Free

Nuit Blanche Toronto is a free city-wide event that celebrates art for one sleepless night from sunset until sunrise. Toronto is transformed into an art-splattered playground that features tons of exciting exhibits by approximately 4,900 artists.
 

ROM Friday Night Live: Fashionology

The Royal Ontario Museum | September 28 at 7:00 pm | Tickets

Kick off your weekend with Friday Night Live at the ROM, where you can celebrate the fabulous world of Fashion while listening to great DJs and live artists. 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.
 

Catch a Concert

There are some great shows going on in the city this weekend. Head to the Danforth Music Hall on September 28th or 29th to check out local live music collective, Dwayne Gretzky. The band prides themselves on making music that is supposed to make you feel surprised by the familiar.

Indie88 presents Dream Wife at the Hard Luck Bar on September 29th as well for an awesome show filled with pop punk and indie rock tones. The London based band is known for their rebellious tunes that tackle anything from leering catcalls to ageist tropes.
Dream Wife September 29th at Hard Luck Bar
 

Pug Grumble

Trinity Bellwoods Dog Bowl | September 30, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Free

It’s a pug meet-up! Whether you’re a pug owner or a pug lover, head to the Trinity Bellwoods Dog Bowl this Sunday to enjoy some snorting, rolling, and grumbling doggy fun. Canada Pooch is going to be giving away a $100 shopping spree to the best Instagram pupper picture.
 

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

The Opera House | September 28 at 8:00 pm | Tickets

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show curates over 400 pieces of artwork made by 80+ local Toronto artists. Alongside pop art, fine art, and photography, you can enjoy as many free pancakes as you can stomach or sip on some tasty craft beer and signature cocktails.
 

Image via Flickr/Matt Wieve