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Weekend events in Toronto: February 26-28 2016

Weekend events in Toronto will have you dancing to Bieber and heading to Academy Awards parties. On Friday, Studio Bar will host another artist-themed jam, this time honouring the Canadian bad boy - don't forget to brush up on his pre-Purpose hits like Baby and One Time. When Sunday rolls around, dress to the nines and head to one of the many Oscar jams around the city.

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


IdĂŠe Fixe's 5th Anniversary (Feb. 25-26)
This TO-based record label celebrates a milestone over two nights, with its past and present roster turning out to perform. On night one, Jennifer Castle, Fiver, Alex Lukashevsky and Bry Webb take turns fronting the house band, while night two offers The Highest Order, Bart and more.

Troye Sivan (Feb. 26)
YouTuber-turned-musician Troye Sivan hits the Danforth Music Hall on Friday. He'll be crooning Taylor Swift approved hits from his EPs and studio album Blue Neighbourhood. The show's sold out, but you can still grab pretty reasonably priced tickets on StubHub.

Somewhere There Creative Music Festival (Feb. 26-28)
This three-day fest celebrates the city's creative music scene. You'll be able to catch sets by more than 60 performers and composers, including SlowPitchSound, Ronley Teper's Lipliners and the Ugly Beauties. There's also a speaker series that features homegrown thinkers, educators, and music presenters.

Inertia XX (Feb. 27)
Speaking of milestones, concert promoter Noel Peters (the man behind Inertia Entertainment) is marking an impressive 20 years of bringing Toronto the loudest and heaviest bands. The bash is fittingly at the Opera House, headlined by Scarborough metal icons Sacrifice, plus Macabre, Goatwhore and Panzerfaust.


The Slumber Party Massacre Movie Drinking Game (Feb. 27)
The folks behind Drunken Cinema and The MUFF Society are teaming up to show The Slumber Party Massacre at The Steady this Saturday. Sip cocktails, play drinking games and watch the 1980's cinematic gem.

Cinema Kabuki (Feb. 27)
TIFF has teamed up with The Japan Foundation to showcase Kabuki theatre films. This Saturday you can catch screenings of Lion Dance, Three Thieves Named Kichisa, Kumagai's Camp and Kagotsurube, the Haunted Sword.

Oscar Parties (Feb. 28)
Skip stressing about crafting perfect hors d'oeuvres and buying champagne and head to an Oscar party at one of Toronto's theatres or event venues instead. With everything from prix fixe dinners to steampunk bashes, there's plenty to choose from.


Winter Stations (Feb. 15-Mar. 20)
If you spent October 1st fawning over outdoor exhibitions at Nuit Blanche and the end of January at Toronto Design Offsite, Winter Stations will be right up your alley. The competition has turned several life guard stations in the Beaches into works of art up until March 20.


Rhubarb Festival (Feb. 17-28)
It's the final weekend of the Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times. The annual experimental art fest still has a few theatre, dance, music, and performance art shows left to check out, but you'll want to get your tickets ASAP.

Sorry Not Sorry Bieber Dance Party (Feb. 26)
Studio Bar is hosting a Justin Bieber themed bash this Friday for all you unapologetic fans. Spend the evening with Toronto Beliebers screaming along to songs by one of Canada's most controversial treasures.

Toronto Poetry Slam Finals (Feb. 27)
If you prefer poetry to three-pointers, this event will be right up your alley. The city's top wordsmiths will take the stage at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on the 27th for the most eloquent throwdown of the year. Bonus: American hip-hop great Sage Francis will be making an appearance.

Yoga Untapped at Steam Whistle Brewing (Feb. 28)
In need of some R&R this weekend? Head to Steam Whistle Brewing this Sunday to get your vinyasa on. You'll get to follow up your practice with a complimentary pilsner from the brewery, and nothing goes together quite like beer and bridge poses.

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With contributions by Shazia Khan.

Photo of Winter Stations by BruceK in the blogTO Flickr pool.

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