The top 10 events in Toronto for November 2015
The top events in Toronto for November will fill your schedule with everything from music festivals to art shows. You can also begin to shamelessly embrace the holiday season, as markets begin to pop up around the city.
Here are my picks for the top events in Toronto this November.
Warhol at TIFF (October 30-January 26)
Discover more than 800 pieces of artwork and memorabilia as well as short films and episodes from Warhol's television series at this just opened exhibition. Don't miss BOOMBOX on November 5 - this is the day the entire TIFF Bell Lightbox building will be taken over by Toronto artists with work inspired by Warhol.
TWiMFeST (November 4-8)
Kick off the November by spending the first week attending TWiMFeST shows. The indie music fest is spread across the city, with shows at venues like Horseshoe Tavern, Cameron House, and Gladstone Hotel. Check out the full lineup on the official web site.
Stretch and Bobbitto Screening and After Party (November 5)
This famous radio duo will make their first joint appearance in Toronto to premiere their film, Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives. The night will kick off with a screening of the film, followed by a short Q&A. Once you've seen the movie, head to Tattoo for the after party, where hip hop, funk and breakbeats will be spun by the duo.
Art Attack (November 5)
Check out the city's craziest annual auction on November 5, run by Buddies in Bad Times, and featuring works from 30 of the country's top contemporary artists. If you have some extra cash, buy a ticket for the pre-party - there will be interactive art installations, food by Parts & Labour, plus you'll have access to the auction.
Reel Asian Film Festival (November 5-15)
Canada's largest pan-Asian film festival returns to Toronto for its 19th year on November 5. The festival screens local and international features and shorts that focus on different aspects of the Asia diaspora. At the fest you'll be able to catch Driving With Selvi, Siti, and many more. Of course, there are plenty of other film fests to catch this month as well.
Canadian Beatbox Championship (November 6)
The country's finest vocal percussionists will throw down in Toronto the first weekend of November. Lee's Palace will host the event and a world class judging panel will be on the scene to determine the best beatboxer in the nation. You can get your tickets here.
Urban Collective Pop-Up Market (November 8)
Start your holiday shopping early at the Pre-Holiday Pop-Up Market by Toronto Urban Collective. The event will feature goods from local artists, craft-makers, photographers, designers, and more. There will also be DJs on the scene, so feel free to get your dance on mid-shop.
Taste of Iceland (November 12-15)
Get to know the art, music, food, and culture of Iceland. This event will feature Icelandic menus at Luma, a live show by Reykjavik Calling at Adelaide Hall, and much more. On the final day, you can catch the Icelandic Film Festival, showcasing three shorts and one full-length documentary.
Long Winter (November 13)
The Great Hall plays host to this ongoing inter-足arts festival. Feed on snacks from Craig's Cookies and Steambox Dumplings while listening to tunes from local talent like Calvin Love and SAHARA. Art by Maylee Todd, a live talk show and a 3 on 3 sport called INVISIBALL are also part of the package, $10 or PWYC.
One of a Kind Show (November 26-December 6)
If you're on the prowl for unique gifts, The One Of A Kind Show at the Enercare Centre will be right up your alley. At the end of the month, shoppers will flock to the event venue, looking for hidden treasures that will outdo friends and family this holiday season. Two bonuses: the event supports independent businesses, and you can probably snag a sample or two at the food booths.
Why are concerts missing from this list? We have rounded-up those separately in our list of the top 10 concerts in Toronto for November 2015.
With contributions by Amy Grief. Photo of Art Attack via Facebook.
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