YYZ Best Bets (Week of March 3)

Indie88's top picks for this week in Toronto

There is a TON of music to take in this week. From huge shows at the ACC to more intimate venues like ‘The Shoe’ and the Silver Dollar, you’ll be able to catch some awesome local and international bands. Get your nerd on at Comicon this weekend, and take in all the music, art, food etc. at another instalment of Long Winter at The Great Hall.

Tuesday March 4, 2014
[MUSIC] Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons are bringing their show to the ACC tonight along with The Naked and Famous and X Ambassadors.

[FOOD] Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival
Go be a proud Canadian just north of Toronto and sample some of the best maple syrups while enjoying a pancake breakfast. There is fun for the whole family. The festival is on now and runs until April 6.

Thursday March 6, 2014
[MUSIC] Fieldtrip Presents I
Celebrate the launch of Field Trip 2014 with three of Toronto’s most exciting new acts: Prince Innocence, River Tiber, and Paradise Animals. There will also be Field Trip weekend pass draws! This event is at Wrongbar and is totally free with RSVP.

Friday March 7, 2014
[MUSIC] Young The Giant
Kick off the weekend with Young the Giant at the Kool Haus with Aussie Vance Joy.

[MUSIC] A Tribe Called Red
Catch the Canadian trio at the Hoxton with opener Tom Wrecks.

[MUSIC] Long Winter Year Two – Volume Five
Long Winter is back for another night at The Great Hall with tons of music, art, food, film, an arcade, and much much more.


[ART] Toronto ComiCon
Get your nerd on at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend (March 7-9) and shop over 100 retailers and meet your favourite characters and professionals.

Saturday March 8, 2014
[MUSIC] The Pack A.D.
Catch Vancouver duo The Pack A.D. at The Horseshoe on Saturday with Toronto’s Pkew Pkew Pkew (Gunshots) and Mad Ones.

[MUSIC] Indie88 Presents Alvvays
Toronto’s Alvvays are playing the Silver Dollar this weekend with Elsa, Etiquette and Twist.

Don’t miss Arts & Craft’s TRUST, aka Robert Alfons, taking the stage at Adelaide Hall.

Sunday March 9, 2014
[COMEDY] Bill Burr
Comedian Bill Burr (Chappelle’s Show, Breaking Bad) returns to Toronto this weekend to perform his stand-up routine at Massey Hall.

Saturday & Sunday
[SPORTS] Snowshoeing with the High Park Ski Club
If you’ve always wanted to try snowshoeing, this is the weekend. The High Park Ski Club is holding intro classes on some of the most beautiful trails in the city’s west end.