Weekend events in Toronto November 11-13 2016
Weekend events in Toronto include a chance to let loose and forget all the drama of the past week with a a swamp-themed warehouse dance party. If you're still not in a dancing mood, then the massive Quidditch tournament will definitely help lift your spirits.
Here are my top picks for events in Toronto this weekend.
Quidditch Canada's Eastern Regional Championship (Nov. 12, Iceland Arena)
Quidditch is a real life thing! It's a gender-integrated contact sport with a mix of elements from rugby, dodgeball, wrestling and flag football. A Quidditch team is made up of at least seven athletes who all play with brooms between their legs. Fourteen teams from across eastern Canada will be competing to be crowned champions of the East.
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Toronto marks Remembrance Day with a number of beautiful ceremonies to honour fallen soldiers and veterans. Wherever you are in the city, take a moment at 11 a.m. and pause to pay tribute to all victims of war.
Perfect 10 Comedy: The 8th Anniversary (Nov. 12, Comedy Bar)
One of the longest running monthly stand up shows at Comedy Bar turns eight with an impressive lineup of funny people, including Mini Holmes (Just For Laughs), Andre H Arruda (Vice TV), Keesha Brownie (Canadian Comedy Award) and Eric Johnston (Disney Channel) to name a few. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
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Flipside DJ & Collectors Vintage Vinyl Record Show (Nov. 13, Gladstone Hotel)
There's definitely smart ways to buy vinyl in Toronto, after all the record shop scene seems to be blooming, but this massive vintage record sale is a must-attend event for anyone looking to expand their collection.
Drop, Swap & Shop (Nov. 13, Evergreen Brick Works)
Try swapping instead of shopping at this market of clothing, jewelry, and, well, pretty much anything. For each item you your off, you will get one ticket in return, which you can swap for another item. You can leave that wallet at home.
Reykjavik Calling (Nov. 12, Horseshoe Tavern)
The Taste of Iceland Festival is always a fun time, and the music portion of this fest is free! The show starts at 9:30 p.m. with performances from Axel Fl贸vent and Ceasetone, as well as Toronto-based collective Lal. It's first come, first served at this event, so don't wait too late to arrive.
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DANCING & PARTIES
Rumpshakers present: The Swamp Party (Nov. 12, Keele Warehouse)
The Rumpshakers are part of a growing group of collectives throwing underground dance-music-focused parties in amazing spaces around the city. For this bash, they're taking over a warehouse on Keele and transforming it into a giant swamp via the brilliant mind of Noir Basteast. Dive in and dance until 4 a.m. to the sounds of UK dubstep and bass pioneer Loefah and guests.
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Photo from The Rumpshakers Facebook page.
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