Weekend events Toronto

Weekend events in Toronto: November 7-9, 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 7-9, 2014.

Royal Winter Fair
Can't escape the city this fall? Let the country come to you. The largest indoor agricultural fair and international equestrian competition in the world takes over Exhibition Place from November 7-16 for 10 days of horse shows, petting zoos, livestock competitions, fudge eating, butter sculpting, sweater-buying fun. The event has become increasingly food-focused over the years, which just makes sense. Get to know your farmer, guys. It makes dinner taste better. LI

FOOD & CULTURE

Gluten Free Garage
The forth Gluten Free Garage is Sunday, November 9 at Artscape Wychwood Barns. Since starting in 2012 the event has grown in popularity, and not just among celiacs. Scores of vendors will be on hand to showcase the best gluten free products found in the GTA, plus you can learn all about doing gluten-free the tasty way from presenters like Bunner's Bakery.

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FUNDRAISER

Lips and Lashes
Have you ever wondered what happens backstage at a drag show? Take a peek behind the curtain as some Toronto's most iconic queens prepare to hit the stage. In support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Two nights! Friday and Saturday November 7 and 8 at Buddies in Bad Times. Use promo code QUEENS for a discount on tickets.

MUSIC

Kevin Drumm & Jason Lescalleet, Knurl, Advice
Noise pick of the month is this dream collab between scene lords Kevin Drumm and Jason Lescalleet. Read Tad's description, he knows what he's talking about. Sunday, November 9, Double Double Land.

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

ART

Art shows Toronto

Introducing Suzy Lake
Toronto's Suzy Lake doesn't have much in common with Michelangelo (or does she? Draw your own conclusions). Lake's photography, video work and more on body, gender and identity will be on display, with a catalogue to accompany the show penned by Allyson Mitchell, Robert Longo, Elizabeth Smith, Michelle Jacques, Sara Angel, and Tavi Gevinson. Nov 5 - March 22, AGO.

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PARTY

A Tribe Called Red
The Ottawa DJ collective have come a long way since they first started mixing club beats with pow wow music: they've won a Juno, been shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, and now headline increasingly big venues all over the world. Expect their full audio/visual production for this show. Friday, November 7, Danforth Music Hall. BB

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

FILM

November film festival mania!
While TIFF is long over already and Hot Docs is a long way off, Toronto goes bananas for film festivals in the November. It must be weather related. Just this weekend alone you can catch:

THEATRE

Spoon River
What may get lost among solid adaptations of seminal dramatists and the presentation of Canadian classics at Soulpepper are their more experimental performances gleaned from great poetry, such as (re)Birth: E.E. Cummings in Song and Alligator Pie. Their latest poetic foray, in an adaptation from Mike Ross and Albert Schultz, explores Edgar Lee Masters' poems of the dead featuring stories of love, loss, and personal truth. In Spoon River, residents of the town generously share stories from their lives weaving together a patchwork portrait of rural America. Soulpepper - Young Centre, November 4-15. KB

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

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

BOOKS

The Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair
Love the smell and feel of old books? Kind of endeared to the smell and demeanor of the sellers of said books? My old boss at the antiquarian bookstore told me a joke once. It goes like this: "two antiquarian booksellers are stranded on a deserted island. After one year, they're both millionaires." That's the whole joke. Head to the AGO to find vendors from all over the world. Nov 7-9, Art Gallery of Ontario.

Contributions by Benjamin Boles, Liora Ipsum, Keith Bennie

Photo byJesse Milns


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