The best things to do in Toronto this weekend

For anyone looking for something to do in the city over the weekend, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you want to catch an Oscar-nominated documentary short, see some superheroes in IMAX or get moving at a dance party or two, you won’t have to look far to find something fun to see or do. Here are seven of the best weekend events in Toronto.

See The Princess Bride in concert

Friday and Saturday will see the Toronto Symphony Orchestra perform Mark Knopfler’s score of the cinematic classic live to picture in what is sure to be a memorable experience for fans of the movie. The performance is happening at Roy Thomson Hall at 7:30 p.m. both nights and run time is two hours, including intermission.

Head to a dance party and magic show

If you’re looking for something fun to do on Sunday, you might want to check out the dance party and magic show happening at TacoTaco in Kensington Market. Music will be supplied by DJ Coroncho, while magician Kensington Ken will have plenty of tricks up his sleeve. Tickets are $10 and if you buy them online in advance, your ticket also gets you a free drink.

Check out Après Ski

Spring might be inching ever closer but you can still enjoy some winter-focused fun courtesy of Après Ski, happening Saturday and Sunday at The Porch Toronto and Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon. You can expect a variety of games, retro music videos, a live performance (performer TBD), and some comforting classics to snack on including chicken fingers, chili, poutine and beaver tails. The fun starts at noon and runs until late.

Enjoy brunch and a drag show

Calling all cider and brunch fans. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brickworks Ciderhouse will be hosting their very own drag brunch featuring Drag Queen Jada Shada Hudson as host. While you tuck into brunch and enjoy a cider or two, a live DJ and two Drag Queens will be performing throughout the restaurant. The event is free to attend but you’ll need to reserve a table.

Catch an IMAX screening of Spiderman: No Way Home

Whether you’ve already seen the Marvel hit and want to watch it again in IMAX or you’re going in fresh, you can enjoy all the superhero action at Cinesphere this weekend. Screenings are happening Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Dance the night away

Put on your dancing shoes and prepare to move and groove to a bunch of “guilty pleasure” songs at Sneaky Dee’s on Saturday. The iconic bar and music venue will be hosting Guilty Pleasures Dance Party starting at 10:30 p.m. where you can move and groove to all the songs you know the words to but only listen to away from (potentially) judging ears.

Watch some Oscar-nominated shorts

Starting this Friday (and running through March 10), you can catch some Oscar-nominated documentary shorts at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. The Academy Awards air on March 27, so now is the perfect time to take in a few of the nominated films that span a wide range of topical subjects sure to make you think.

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