Easter Weekend Events in Toronto don't revolve around binge-eating Hershey bars. While you can carve out some time to celebrate the holiday with your surplus of chocolate eggs and animals, there's plenty to do that won't leave you in a cocoa coma. Dance parties, concerts and the One of a Kind Show are just a few of the reasons to leave your house this weekend.
Keys N Krates (March 25)
Toronto-based electronic trio, Keys N Krates, is hitting the Danforth Music Hall this Friday. If you're looking to get a taste of what's to come at WAYHOME this year, you should probably grab tickets.
Wavelength: Don't Speak (March 25)
Ever gotten annoyed standing next to chat-happy friend groups at concerts? Wavelength is remedying that issue by hosting a show where talking is forbidden upon entry. You'll get to hear Benoît Pioulard, North Atlantic Drift, David Jones and more perform. Don't worry, if you've got something absolutely pivotal to comment on you'll be able to do so with writing materials (they'll be provided).
Bane (March 26)
The veteran hardcore act is serious this time about ending their tenure, claiming this to be their "final final final and last tour." If true, this gig could be your last chance to hit up their merch table for hoodies and cement yourself in extremely niche tumblr history.
DRUNKEN CINEMA Presents: The Last Dragon Drinking Game (March 25)
Head to The Steady this Friday to catch classic 80's cult flick The Last Dragon and to pay homage to the late and great Vanity. Remember to get your squad on board for this one, you'll want a team to play drinking games.
House of Vans (March 16-April 2)
Regardless of if your a skateboarding fanatic, live music lover or are just really into the Damn, Daniel phenomenon, the House of Vans looks pretty cool. It has taken over a warehouse at 950 Dupont Street, turning it into a skatepark, art gallery and music venue for a few weeks.
New Ideas Festival (March 9-27)
Alumnae Theatre's juried festival of new writing, works-in-progress and experimental theatre returned on March 9th and will wrap this Sunday. Catch one of the matinees for $15 or head to the theatre on Saturday to attend a PWYC staged reading.
MOMENTS: A Festive Night of Mimi (March 26)
The biggest diva in pop music has finally claimed her own tribute night and it's happening this Saturday. The Gladstone will be honouring Mimi by playing all her greatest hits and a few from her closest friends. You should probably invest in a temporary butterfly tattoo and some body glitter before the event.
Never Grow Up: A Taylor Swift Dance Party (March 26-27)
Taylor Swift is taking over Toronto this weekend without even setting foot in the GTA. There are three dance parties scheduled to honour the reigning queen of pop: The Taylor Swift Vs. Kanye West Dance Party (Friday) and Never Grow Up: A Taylor Swift Dance Party (Saturday and Sunday).
Easter Bash 2016 at The Brunny (March 27)
The Brunny is keeping its streak of goodbye parties going strong with an Easter bash this Sunday. Whether you have fond memories of sneaking in underage or spent your college years doing tequila shots with frat boys at the bar, you won't want to miss one of its last hurrahs - if only for nostalgia's sake.
FOOD & DRINK
Brewer's Backyard: Great Friday (March 25)
The Brewer's Backyard is returning to the Evergreen Brick Works for a Good Friday bash on the 25th. Junction, Nita, Wellington, Whitewater and StoneHammer will be providing the libations while FeasTO, Eva's Original Chimneys and Heirloom serve up food from their trucks.
One of a Kind Show (March 23-27)
If you're on the prowl for unique gifts, The One Of A Kind Show at the Enercare Centre will be right up your alley. At the end of the month, shoppers will flock to the event venue, looking for one-off bits and bobs. Two bonuses: the event supports independent businesses, and you can probably snag a sample or two at the food booths.
The Bazaar of the Bizarre: Circus Side Show 2016 (March 27)
Head to the Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement for a weird and wonderful shopping experience. The art and craft show will bring out a ton of unique Canadian vendors selling all the macabre and magical goods.
Toronto Beaches Easter Parade (March 27)
The Toronto Beaches Easter Parade is celebrating its 50th year in action on Sunday. Head to the east side to see all the usual parade antics and to get your hands on some free chocolate.
Originally posted by: Alice Prendergast, BlogTO