YYZ Best Bets (Week of Sept. 29)

What to do this week in Toronto

It may be fall but it still feels like summer! Lykke Li, Tove Lo, Banks and Dear Rouge are in town, plus both Constantines and Beach House are playing back-to-back shows this week. Celebrate Oktoberfest with Mill St. Brewery, take in art all night long during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, and get your shopping fix at the Parkdale Flea, and more.

Enjoy.

Tuesday September 30, 2014

[MUSIC] LYKKE LI
Catch the impressive vocals of Lykke Li at the Kool Haus with Mapei tonight.
 

Thursday October 2, 2014

[MUSIC] CONSTANTINES
The Cons are playing back-to-back shows at the Danforth Music Hall with Halifax’s Cousins this week.

[MUSIC] JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE NIGHT
Celebrate the great Johnny Cash at the Horsehoe Tavern hosted by David Baxter & The Regulars.

[MUSIC] TOVE LO
Hear Tove Lo live at The Phoenix Concert Theatre with Linus Young.
 

Friday October 3, 2014

[MUSIC] CONSTANTINES
Constantines and Cousins play their second show at The Danforth.

[MUSIC] BANKS
Check out the impressive LA singer BANKS at The Phoenix with Movement and Lil Silva.

[MUSIC] BEACH HOUSE
Beach House plays the first of two shows at Lee’s Palace with Skyler Skjelset, Steve Strohmeier Friday.
 

Saturday October 4, 2014

[DRINK] MILL STREET OKTOBERFEST
Take part in one of the biggest Bavarian bashes in the city. The event includes live entertainment, traditional food, 20 beers on tap, and a ceremonial keg tapping.

[MUSIC] DEAR ROUGE
Vancouver duo Dear Rouge are playing at the Markham Fair this weekend. The show is first come first serve with fair regular admission ($15).

[MUSIC] BEACH HOUSE
Beach House play their second show at Lee’s Palace with Skyler Skjelset, Steve Strohmeier.

[ART] SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE
Toronto’s all-night art festival takes place this Saturday all over the city. Check out our Best Bets to make the most of your night!

[SHOP] BELLWOODS BLOCKPARTY x NUIT BLANCHE
Enjoy local designers, artists, vintage dealers, food and drinks, and live music in a private laneway by Trinity Bellwoods Park as part of your Nuit Blanche experience this year.

[EAT] SMOKE’S POUTINERIE WORLD POUTINE EACH CHAMPIONSHIP
Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship is back for its 5th year at Yonge-Dundas Square for a 10 minute test of fork finesse, jaw strength and stomach capacity. FREE POUTINE all day with live 80s glam rock, a beer garden and kid zone.
 

Sunday October 5, 2014

[SHOP] PARKDALE FLEA
Browse an amazing selection of vendors from handprinted posters and prints, to vintage clothing, organic body care products, jewelry, and salvaged wood furniture and pieces. Indie Ale House will be there with drinks and delicious pie and gourmet ice cream at Goodfellas Gallery. Free. Four-legged friends welcome.