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What’s On In Toronto | Weekend March 25–27, 2016
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What’s On In Toronto | Weekend March 25–27, 2016

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Updated: 29 March 2016
With March (and its fickle weather) nearing a close, the official arrival of spring, and an extra long weekend, there’s plenty putting a spring in the step of Torontonians. How can you welcome the springtime rebirth of your city? Let us show you what Toronto’s got goin’ on.

FRIDAY

FILM | Catch an Indie Flick

Embrace a low-key Friday night and head to the movies. With new releases ranging from critically acclaimed biopics to an Academy Award winner for best foreign language film, catch one of the best independent films to see in Toronto this March.

Knight of Cups | © FilmNation Entertainment
Knight of Cups | © FilmNation Entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT | Karaoke

If you’re feeling a more upbeat Friday night, head to one of Toronto’s finest karaoke establishments to channel your inner diva, rocker, folk singer, or rap star…

Open-mic Karaoke | Courtesy of Gladstone Hotel
Open-mic Karaoke | Courtesy of Gladstone Hotel

SATURDAY

DESIGN | Spring One of a Kind Show

One Of A Kind Show And Sale is back for their spring show! Check out the goods of over 450 vendors showing off their handmade crafts: from artisan foods and housewares, to handcrafted jewellery and artwork, you won’t leave empty handed.

Courtesy of the One of a Kind Show
Courtesy of the One of a Kind Show

FILM | Water Docs Film Festival

Water Docs 2016, a documentary film fest on all things water, aims to educate Torontonians on issues our generation faces when it comes to clean, fresh water (and the lack thereof). Catch special guests and filmmakers, watch short films, and get involved.

© Fractured Land
© Fractured Land 2015

ART | A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then & Now

Experience the many vibrant faces of Istanbul at A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then & Now. Head to the Aga Khan Museum for this new exhibition of photographs.

From the series 'Muta-morphosis — Istanbul' | Photo courtesy of the artist
From the series ‘Muta-morphosis — Istanbul’ | Photo courtesy of the artist

DANCE | Regency Masquerade Ball

Calling all Jane Austen lovers: channel your inner Mark Darcy and Lizzie Bennet at the Regency Masquerade Ball this Saturday. Head to Dovercourt House, grab yourself a dancing partner, and keep it classy.

© Quill and Quire Magazine, courtesy of JaneAustenDancing
© Quill and Quire Magazine, courtesy of JaneAustenDancing

SUNDAY

ART | A New Look: 1960s and ’70s Abstract Painting

American art critic Clement Greenberg asserted, ‘Modernism used art to call attention to art.’ Head to the AGO’s, A New Look, to see just what Greenberg meant. Today’s your final chance to catch this must-see exhibition.

Morris Louis | © Christopher Paulin / Flickr
Morris Louis | © Christopher Paulin / Flickr

ARCHITECTURE | Admire Toronto’s Churches & Cathedrals

Whether or not you celebrate Easter, take a tour of Toronto’s most stunning churches and cathedrals, and admire the city’s architecture.

St. Michael's Cathedral at Sunset | © Brian / WikiCommons
St. Michael’s Cathedral at Sunset | © Brian / WikiCommons

NATURE | Take a Hike

John Muir once wrote, ‘Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.’ Use your Sunday to explore the great outdoors and head out on one of the (many) hiking trails in the Greater Toronto Area.

Elora Gorge
Elora Gorge | © Artur Staszewski/Wikicommons

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