Thanksgiving weekend events in Toronto 2014
Thanksgiving Weekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this Oct 10-12, 2014.
Long Winter Bloor Cinema Take-over
Long Winter, Toronto's carnivalesque music and art series, adds film to the docket this year, as the team stages its first Bloor Cinema Hot Docs takeover on Saturday, October 11 with a midnight screening of unreleased documentary Depeche Mode - The Posters Came From The Walls, the Toronto premiere of Marie Losir directed Alan Vega (Suicide) doc Just a Million Dreams, and TO's first screening of Frederic Nauczyciel and Frederic Nauczyciel's documentary The Fire Flies Baltimore/Paris. Naturally, there will be live music, too. What more could you want? A second takeover is planned for December 4th. DF
Canadian Thanksgiving often means a big home-cooked feast is in the cards. Of course, if you're not a whiz in the kitchen, or say live in a condo with mini amenities then the thought of cooking a turkey dinner complete with stuffing, candied yams and pie might just be an overwhelming undertaking. Thankfully, plenty of Toronto restaurants will be serving up festive meals or will even do the cooking for you for delivery or pick-up. Check out our list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Toronto here. LI
Soaking up fall
This long weekend is prime time for soaking up autumn's splendour. With good weather in the cards, you could take in the fall colours, explore a ravine, check out an underrated park, hit up Toronto's numerous bike trails. The list is as long as it is enjoyable.
Green Velvet vs Cajmere
It seems like Curtis Jones almost lives here, given how often the Chicago house icon plays in town as either his industrial funk alter ego Green Velvet, or as his more traditionalist house persona Cajmere. This time around he's combining the two tendencies for a night exploring the full range of what he's capable of. Friday, October 10, 10pm, Coda. BB
For more dance listings, check out our Top Dance Parties in Toronto this month post.
Book Launch Tonetta Free As A Bird
It's nice when good things happen to weird people. One of Toronto's biggest cult sensations, Tonetta (that Tonetta!) is launching a book at Weird Things. It's $80, but like, it's Tonestta, and the regular price will be $95 (the launch is free to attend). Friday, Oct 9, 7:30pm, Weird Things (998 Bathurst St).
FASHION & LIFESTYLE
Toronto Lifestyle Market
Want to knock boots with fashionistas, brand reps, and possibly the tantalizing chance of artists? Of course you do! Visit the Toronto Lifestyle Market at the Gladstone for five curated days of designers, brands, trends, entertainment, and (pray for it) alcohol. Until October 12, The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West).
Bjork Biophilia Live
Did you miss Bjork's sparkly, magical, girl-gang backed Biophilia tour? Na nanana na, I did. Anyway, catch Bjork live at Alexandra Palacein 2013 with the magic of film. Tim McCready DJs and drink specials will sweeten the deal. Saturday, Oct 11, Bloor Hot Docs.
Oooo my little gothic darlings, how you howl alone in your basement apartments to Kate Bush. How you clutch your blankets adorned with cats around your body and conduct the orchestra of your dreams below the tiny twinkling window overlooking the glorious unknown histories contained in the bricks of neighbouring duplex. How the night constantly shifts with your mood, an extension of the cape you bought to remedy the dread that stalks you as dance home again in your worn sneakers on your bicycle made of stars, back to safety. October 10, Danforth Music Hall.
For more music listings, check out our October Concerts post.
Featuring live-action filming and computer-generated simulations, Helen Lawrence continues Canadian Stage's explorations of the intersection of theatre, film, and art previously explored through work done with the Electric Theatre Company. Here, visual artist Stan Douglas and screenwriter Chris Haddock deliver a vision of post-WWII Vancouver and its attempts to re-situate. Bluma Appel Theatre, October 12-15. KB
For more events on stage, check out our The top theatre productions in Toronto this month post.
Contributions by Ben Boles, Derek Flack, Keith Bennie, Liora Ipsum
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