thanksgiving weekend events

The top Thanksgiving weekend events in Toronto 2015

The top Thanksgiving weekend events in Toronto will liven up your Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with Beyonce dance parties, video game balls, pumpkin-themed festivities, and more. This weekend, see the remnants of Nuit Blanche at Nathan Phillips Square, a few select exhibitions are staying open until the 12th. Not your thing? There's plenty of shopping do be done at flea markets and craft shows.

For more events this weekend click on over to our Events section.

ENTERTAINMENT

The Society Ball: A Fancy Videogame Party (October 9)
Ditch your ratty sweatpants and dress to the nines to get your game on. On October 9th the Masonic Temple will host a bevy game enthusiasts all done up in cocktail attire. The night will feature music, mingling, and - of course - plenty of video games.

BEY BEY DANCE PARTY (October 9)
Get your freakum dress on and head to Studio Bar for an all Beyonce all night dance party. Playing all her greatest hits from Dangerously In Love to Partition, you'll be celebrating Yonce all night with fellow members of the Toronto BeyHive.

ART & FILM

Inside Out (October 3-12)
New York and Paris-based artist JR has been taking his massive participatory project around the world since 2011. See its first Canadian stop anytime at Nathan Phillips Square, but only until October 12th. For more Nuit Blanche installations that are sticking around until then, check here.

Predator Quote-Along (October 10)
Spend your Saturday watching everyone's favourite United States Governor/bodybuilder/actor on the silver screen. Predator will be playing at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema and comedians Freddie and Thomas Rivas will be there to bring the laughs.

SPORTS

Blue Jays vs Rangers (October 9)
The Blue Jays face off against the Texas Rangers this Friday at the Rogers Centre. It may be difficult to get your hands on some postseason tickets, but it's worth dishing out the extra bucks on Craigslist to see the city's best line up since WAMCO take the field.

Maple Leafs vs. Senators (October 10)
You know the seasons have officially changed when the Leafs begin their season. Though it's already officially kicked off, you can catch a home game this Saturday against the Ottawa Senators at the Air Canada Centre.

SHOPPING

Craft Show (October 9-11)
The Craft Ontario show returns to Toronto this weekend, bringing with it a ton of artisans and vendors. If you're in the mood to shop, there will be a curated selection of jewellery, ceramics, textiles, glass and wood up for sale. The event is PWYC.

Bellwoods Flea (October 10)
Do a little window shopping this Saturday at the Bellwoods Flea. If you can't resist spending while checking out the goods, opt to play a retro video game or catch a screening of a classic movie (they'll be playing all day). And, if you're not feeling overly stingy, you can purchase food and drinks for under ten bucks.

The Bazaar of the Bizarre (October 11)
Head to the Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement for a spooky shopping experience. The art and craft show will bring out over 60 unique Canadian vendors selling all the macabre and magical goods you'll need to get in the Halloween spirit.

For more events this weekend click on over to our Events section. Have an event you'd like to plug? Submit it for free using this form.

With contributions by Amy Grief.

Photo via the Hand Eye Society


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