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What's On In Toronto | Weekend February 26–28, 2016

What's On In Toronto | Weekend February 26–28, 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Congratulations, Toronto, you’ve successfully made it to the final weekend of February! Make the most of this wintery weekend by taking in all the city has to offer. Get fancy at the Design Exchange’s Black Diamond Ball; battle zombies at District Z; head to the theatre or a comedy show; and most importantly: get your brunch on. Follow this guide while crafting your weekend plans, and it won’t be difficult to squeeze in a bit of culture (and zombie fighting).


ART & MUSIC   |   Black Diamond Ball

Put on your finest duds and head to Design Exchange to celebrate Black art, music, and fashion at the Black Diamond Ball. With plenty of dancing, music, tasty bites and talented local artists, it will be a night to remember…

Andra Day | © Myriam Santos / WikiCommons

Andra Day | © Myriam Santos / WikiCommons

GAMES   |   District Z

Because one must be adequately trained for the Zombie Apocalypse, spend your Friday night fighting zombies with bow and arrow. Archery District has teamed up with Zombie Survival to bring the walking dead to Scarborough.

FASHION  |   Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Get a first-hand, front-row glimpse at the best of men’s fashion in the 6ix with Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, otherwise known as TOM. Get trendy and snag spots for the final shows this Friday.


THEATRE   |   37th Annual Rhubarb Festival

Explore new possibilities in theatre, dance, music and performance art at the 37th Annual Rhubarb Festival. This two-week-long celebration spotlights artists pushing the arts to new, adventurous limits.

ART   |   Zun Lee: Fade Resistance

Immerse yourself in the halcyon pre-Instagram days at the Gladstone Hotel’s new exhibition, Zun Lee: Fade Resistance; archived photos, collected by Lee, reflect how African Americans saw and documented themselves throughout history. A rich, powerful and immersive experience, visitors can also take a curator-led tour or a Polaroid workshop this Saturday from 2-4pm.

COMEDY   |   Comedy Uncovered

What better way to beat the winter blues than with some serious laughs? Featuring some of the hottest stand up acts in Toronto, head to Comedy Bar for Comedy Uncovered. The show has sold out for three consecutive years, so get those tickets in advance.


THEATRE   |   Venus’ Daughter

Head to the theatre to catch the world premiere of Venus’ Daughter. Venus’ Daughter explores ‘the intersection of myths, fables and the realities’ of how women and their bodies are viewed. Written by Canadian voice, Meghan Swaby, this production is as rooted in the present as it is the past.

Venus' Daughter | Courtesy of Obsidian Theatre

Venus’ Daughter | Courtesy of Obsidian Theatre

FOOD   |   Grub on Sunday Brunch Fare

Partake in one of Toronto’s beloved pastimes: brunch. We’ve got you covered with the best guides to brunching in the 6ix: from King West and The Junction in the west, to Riverdale in the east, you won’t go hungry.

Courtesy of Lisa Marie

Courtesy of Lisa Marie

FILM   |   On the Red Carpet

Channel your inner Hollywood film star this weekend and celebrate the Oscars in style with TIFF’s On The Red Carpet — an event where guests walk the red carpet (like a true celeb), and gather together to watch the 88th Academy Awards ceremony on a 24-foot screen. Lights, camera, action.

31st Academy Awards | WikiCommons

31st Academy Awards | WikiCommons