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Weekend events in Toronto: November 21-23, 2014

Weekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this Nov 21-23, 2014.

Toronto Mini Maker Faire
Head to the Toronto Reference Library this weekend for Maker Faire to find over 100 exhibits plus workshops, yarn bombing, 3D printing, and the rampant overuse of the word "maker" as a substitute for "person who does stuff." The best part? It's totally free. Think about what you want to 3D print beforehand to avoid that glazed, overwhelmed look all 3D printing workshop tutors know too well. Saturday, Nov 22 - Sunday Nov 23, Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street).


Gourmet Food & Wine Expo
The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo celebrates its 20th anniversary this year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Thursday, November 20 to Sunday November 23. The four-day event will featuring tutored tastings, a Food Network chef stage, a spiritology pavilion and, of course, plenty of opportunities to eat and imbibe. LI

Veggielicious is on now thanks to Toronto's kitchens. Through November 30, the fourth annual event brings vegan-friendly prix-fixe menus and other specials to a couple dozen Toronto restaurants. Learn more here. NM


Not Dead Yet Music Fest
Stuck in the City's hardcore/punk/noise festival Not Dead Yet is on now with an impressive line up. Venues S.H.I.B.G.B's, Sneaky Dee's, Nocturne, Hard Luck, The Garrison, Magpie, Soybomb, and more will see the likes of Forward, Perfect Pussy, Iron Lung, Career Suicide, Destruction Unit, Pleasure Leftists, S.H.I.T., and way more. Check out our preview here. Until November 23.

For more music listings, check out our October Concerts post.


Art shows Toronto

Jen Mann - Q&A
At Neubacher Shor in Parkdale see Jen Mann's enormous works on canvas with titles like "garbage selfie.". If you're frustrated with painting as a medium or the grey weather outside, these ultra saturated contemporary visions might cheer you up. Nov 20 - Dec 20, Neubacher Shor Contemporary.


Joy Orbison
Over the past five years, UK DJ/producer Joy Orbison has emerged as one of the more unique voices in modern dance music, freely borrowing just as much from drum'n'bass as from house (not to mention techno and dubstep), and continues to surprise listeners with exciting new tangents. Saturday, November 22, Coda. BB

For more dance listings, check out our Top Dance Parties in Toronto this month post.


WORN Fashion Journal presents The Black Cat Ball
WORN, sadly, is gone, but they're not done, not just yet. This will be their last party ever - apparently. (I don't believe it. Publishing can die, but parties are immortal.) Dress as a cat or don't, but not that kind of cat, that's for weirder parties. Saturday, Nov 22, The Dovercourt House
(805 Dovercourt Road).


Midnight MRKT - Holiday Shopping Edition - November 21
It's $5 at the door, but this DJ party isn't your ordinary holiday show and sale. Check out the sounds, eats, and vendors at this edition of MRKT here. 2nd Floor Events (461 King St. West)

For more craft shows and holiday pop ups, check out our Holiday Craft Shows in Toronto 2014 post.


November film festivals
This weekend the film fests number less than November weekends past, but they're free, free, free. Chose between European Union Film Festival (Nov 15-30) at the Royal and Regent Park Film Fest (Nov 19-22) at Daniel's Spectrum. I'm kidding, you don't have to chose. Happy watching.


In our technologically-driven lives, a deluge of shared media glides effortlessly across our touchscreens and feeds. Some such posts are definitely Not Safe For Work. Riffing off the ever-popular acronym, which at once tempts and warns, playwright Lucy Kirkwood explores the world of digital media and the lack of personal integrity it sometimes takes to get eyeballs on content. Theatre Centre, November 7-30. KB

For more events on stage, check out our The top theatre productions in Toronto this month post.


Suits & Staches Charity Gala
This annual Movember gala is November 21 this year at Steam Whistle Brewery. In addition to an open bar, light catering, live music and a DJ, you'll find an on-site barber doing moustache trims and a caricature artist to immortalize that 'mo forever. Good luck finding a ticket. NM

Hop on over to our events hub to see more top pick events, concerts, parties, and more going on this weekend in Toronto.

Have an event you'd like to plug? Submit your own listing to the blogTO Toronto events calendar or contact us directly.

Contributions by Benjamin Boles, Liora Ipsum, Natalia Manzocco, Kieth Bennie

Midnight MRKT photo by Jimmy Lu, Jen Mann in studio via her website

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