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Weekend events in Toronto: November 20-22 2015

Weekend events in Toronto will have you trolling through StubHub pages for affordable concert tickets. Some of the best shows of November are happening and you won't want to miss out. If you'd rather skip trying to navigate your way through a sea of concert goers, opt to get some of your holiday shopping done at one of the numerous craft and holiday markets.

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

MUSIC

k-os (November 20)
If you missed his Pan Am Games performance in July, genre-messing rapper k-os will make another foray into his hometown this weekend. This time, it'll be a more dedicated affair to his new album Can't Fly Without Gravity.

Hennessy artistry presents The 25th Anniversary of Starting From Scratch (November 20)
Spend your Friday night sipping cognac and watching world-class performers at Sound Academy. DJ Starting From Scratch Kardinal Offishall,Melanie Fiona and more are slated to make appearances, so you won't want to miss it.

Hey Rosetta! and Yukon Blonde (November 20)
Expect to find Massey Hall filled with indie rock lovers on Friday. Canadian treasures Hey Rosetta! and Yukon Blonde will be taking the stage, performing their latest and greatest. Tickets are still available, so you won't have to turn to StubHub just yet.

Night Owl Psych Festival (November 20-21)
Night Owl Psych Festival rolls into town this weekend for a two-day stint. Christian Bland and The Revelators, Tess Parks, L.A. Witch, Hooded Fang and more will be performing at Adelaide Hall and the Horseshoe Tavern. Check the Facebook event page for all the festival deets.

Grimes (November 22)
Everyone's favourite electronic/synthpop queen is coming to Toronto on Sunday. Unfortunately, tickets sold out fast, so you'll need to turn to StubHub if you want to see her take the stage at the Danforth Music Hall.

MOVIES

Best Short Films of 2015 (November 22)
Head to the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema this Sunday for screenings of 17 Toronto-based shorts that were created in 48 hours. If you're more into feature films, there are more than a few film festivals happening this weekend. See our November round-up for more.

ART

Toronto Studios Commons Launch and All City Studio Tour (November 20-22)
This weekend you're invited to sneak a peek inside Toronto's creative spaces thanks to Toronto Studio Commons. Scope out what's happening behind the doors of ArtCave, Action Potential Lab and more as you tour the city. Learn more about the event here.

Lora Zombie Art Show (November 21)
Grunge Artist Lora Zombie will be showcasing over 60 of her works at 99 Sudbury this Saturday. The event is free to attend and pieces are up for sale. If you want to get a taste of what's in store, check out her online gallery.

MOVEMBER

Suits & Staches (November 20)
Toronto's most stylish Movember gala returns on November 20th. This one really goes all out, so you'll want to get suited and booted if you plan on attending. The night will boast an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a luxury silent auction, and live music by The St. Royals and Amanda Toms.

ENTERTAINMENT

BEY BEY ALL NIGHT TORONTO (November 20)
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. This weekend, the folks behind the dance party are adding in a much appreciated dose of Rihanna to the program; so if you're part of Rih's navy, you're in luck.

Friday Night Live: Light (November 20)
This Friday, the ROM's weekly event will be light themed. You can dance your way through the museum or opt to hit up one of the gallery activities. On tap this evening is a Festival of Lights related exhibit that showcases black light technology.

SHOPPING

Toronto Christmas Market (November 20-December 20)
The European inspired Christmas market is returning to the Distillery District for another year on November 20th. If you don't have any cash to spare, get into the festive spirit by watching carollers and window shop. Go on Friday if you want to get in free, otherwise you'll be paying the $5 weekend entry fee.

North York Really Really Free Market (November 21)
Everything is up for grabs at the Really Really Free Market; no strings attached. Do some "spring cleaning" of your own and donate all your excess bits and bobs. You may stumble on a treasure or two worth way more than nothing.

Trinity Bellwoods Flea (November 21)
Do a little shopping this Saturday at the Trinity Bellwoods Flea. If you have a couple extra bucks to spare, $5 champagne mimosas will be served - so you can get a bit boozy while you browse. The soundtrack will be '80s and '90s classics, so feel free to have a solo dance party in the middle of the market to TLC and Mariah Carey.

Toronto Art Crawl Christmas Market (November 22)
The Toronto Art Crawl is hosting a Christmas market this weekend at The Great Hall. You'll find live and interactive artist demonstrations, a DJ, food, and plenty of local goods up for sale. If you want more ideas for Christmas shopping, check to see which pop ups and crafts shows are in town this weekend.

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 from Shazia Khan. Photo of k-os by Bruce Emberly in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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