long winter toronto

Weekend events in Toronto December 2-4 2016

Weekend events for the first few days of December include a collection of holiday markets and popups, but also some really great dance parties and concerts to make sure you keep loose. Long Winter - the music, arts and culture showcase the city has a crush on - finally returns, this time at a new location.

  • Events
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • December 2
      Milk Glass on Dundas West opens its doors and hearts and invites the community to come together and donate what they can to support the efforts of everyone at Standing Rock. It’ll cost $10 to get in and folks are encouraged to bring items such as blankets, wool socks, first aid kits and more.
      Milk Glass
    • December 2-22
      This mostly indoor holiday market features live entertainment, pop-ups, holiday-themed vendors, family-friendly entertainment, and both interior and exterior decorations. Proceeds from all sponsored activities will go towards SickKids.
      Yorkville Village
    • December 3-4
      This is Toronto’s only queer craft, fashion, art and literature fair run for and by the LGBT community. Of course, everyone is welcome inside the ballroom at the 519 to check out what crafts, fashion, lifestyle good and food items will be for sale. The market supports the 519 Community Centre.
      519 Church Street
    • December 2
      CBC Toronto invites you to Sounds of the Season, its annual charity drive to help support local food banks. Starting at 5:30 a.m., head to the CBC headquarters for a day of live programming, entertainment and giveaways. Meet your favourite CBC radio and television stars or hear cool Canadian musical talent. This is a totally free event, but food and clothing donations are welcome.
      CBC Broadcasting Centre
    • December 4
      From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Great Hall plays host to the day’s most delicious event. There will be more than 30 vendors, including some delicious vegan, raw and gluten-free options as well. Admission is free and there will be live music and other surprises throughout the day.
      The Great Hall - Longboat Hall
    • December 4
      Get ready for a full day of Christmas-themed activities, shopping, music and surprises all over the Junction neighbourhood. If it weren’t for the warm weather, you’d swear you were on the set of a Christmas movie with Santa and his elves on the train platform.
      The Junction Neighborhood
  • Music
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • December 2
      Los Angeles-based singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen have sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. Talan has also beat breast cancer and now the two have released a new 16-track album called Sirens. They will kidnap your heart for one evening, but then hand it back to you at the end of the night, don’t worry, they’re ...
      The Drake Hotel
    • December 2
      The cultural extravaganza that is Long Winter returns this weekend. Entertainment for this edition, now inside the Polish Combatants' Hall, includes music from Blonde Elvis, Chastity and Twist, art from Therapy Font, Katie Kotler and Morris Fox and comedy from Long Night with Vish Khanna. This all-ages party is $10 in advance.
      Polish Combatants' Hall (SPK)
    • December 2
      He won the Mercury Prize and has released one of the most acclaimed albums of the year. He’s been compared to Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers and his blend of old soul, poetics and modern production have won the hearts and ears of many. This will be a very special night of music from this UK singer and songwriter.
      The Phoenix Concert Theatre
    • December 3
      The king of loud, over the top one-liner club bangers, hip hop and dance anthems will DJ at Rebel this weekend. Let’s be very honest, he’s probably going to yell a lot as well. Dress code is in effect for this one, so be warned.
      Rebel Nightclub
    • December 3
      The masters of noise return to Toronto to make you jump around. Their musical genre is described as “party” and that’s pretty much all you’ll do at this Hoxton show. The electronic music duo released their latest album this past summer with a new, reinvigorated sound and energy.
  • Dancing
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • December 2
      The city’s longest running “hip hop and hot times for LGBTQ people and their guests” dance party at Miss Thing’s happens the first Friday of every month. It’s always a guaranteed good time and this month DJs Craig Dominic and RecklezZ spin the hits to make your rump shake. Cover for this one is $7 and arrive early because that line can become no joke.
    • December 2
      One of our favourite party collectives help Orphyx launch their new electronic album with “proper rhythmic noise, modular patch exploration and hypnotic techno at Soybomb.” This Queen and Bathurst bash is for people who love to dance to deep, out of this world electronic music with like-minded people.
      Soybomb Hq
    • December 2
      The Parisian ambassador of house music and disco returns to Toronto for the first time in over three years. Dimitri From Paris is a master on the decks and if you really want to feel love on the dance floor, get to Nest to witness his set. This party goes until 5 a.m.
    • December 3
      The Promise Cherry Beach crew puts together this great big dance party every year to bring something bright and lighthearted to these darker months... and a chance to really get down before being swallowed up in holiday office parties. Sparkling attire is encouraged at this disco, house and tech event inside a jumbo east end warehouse with DJs from San Francisco, The Netherlands, laser shows, l...
      Jumbo Film Warehouse
    • December 3
      This dance party presented by Black Lives Matter will help raise money for the Watah Theatre. Expect a non-stop party DJ lineup and a night of dance, singing, spoken word, ciphers, live painting, rap, theatre and storytelling. Dress to impress, come to party and help raise $15,000 to save one of the city’s coolest theatres.
      Daniels Spectrum
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