The 10 best things to do this week in Toronto

Winter is here and so is 2024, and the city is alive and well with plenty of arts, shopping, food and more to enjoy! From a Taylor Swift-themed night to an après ski rooftop party, here are 10 things to do in Toronto this week.

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Enjoy a Swift Eras Night at a Toronto bar

Whether you’re getting hyped for when Taylor visits Toronto on her tour or you missed out on tickets and still want a taste of the experience, head to Offworld Bar on Saturday for The Eras Night: A Taylor Swift Event courtesy of Bowman Dreams. Sing along to your favourite songs from every era, enjoy themed cocktails and meet other Swifties.

Get fired up for SickKids

Courtesy sickkidsfiredupgala.com

On Friday, head to the Four Seasons for the second annual SickKids Fired-Up Gala in support of the hospital’s burn and plastics unit! This luxury black tie event features a cocktail hour with an oyster bar and silent auction, live entertainment, a four-course dinner, raffle and plenty of dancing.

Have a chocolate paint and pizza party

Celebrate Chocolate Day and Pizza Day simultaneously at this chocolate paint and pizza party on Friday! Create an edible chocolate painting on handmade chocolate canvases, enjoy a personal pizza and of course, sample some chocolate. End the night complimenting each other’s paintings!

Embrace the weather with an après ski party

Après Ski at @theporchto

If you’re getting tired of the cold weather, you’re just going about it the wrong way — why not head to a party that’s all about embracing the cold? Toronto’s original Après Ski Party is back at The Porch on Saturday, and you can enjoy chalet eats, live entertainment, games champagne showers and more at this rooftop party.

Laugh (and learn) with Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj has quickly become one of the most popular voices in political comedy, rising to fame from his work on The Daily Show and eventually hosting his own weekly comedy show, Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj. Now, he’s coming to Toronto for his Off With His Head Tour, so grab tickets for Friday and Saturday if you’re looking for some laughs!

Dance it out at a Harry Styles party

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If Harry Styles is your favourite artist or you’re a One Direction die-hard to this day, don’t miss Adore You- A Harry Styles Inspired Dance Party on Friday. Party all night long to your favourite Harry Styles songs and some One Direction deep cuts too, plus enjoy a photo booth, Harry props and plenty of surprises!

See your favourite artist in concert

There’s so much to enjoy on the music scene this week! On Tuesday and Wednesday, The Kills take over The Danforth Music Hall. Aerosmith will be rocking out on stage at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday. On Friday, there’s Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and Ricky Martin at Scotiabank Arena for the Trilogy Tour and AC Slater at History. And this weekend, The Strumbellas perform at History, Shawn Desman at Phoenix Concert Theatre and Burna Boy at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday, plus an added date for Burna Boy on Sunday.

Enjoy an immersive artistic experience

Courtesy transcendanceproject.com

From Wednesday to Saturday, prepare to immerse yourself in the world of Dracula with Eve St. George by TranscenDance Project. Audiences will get to experience this creepy, eerie story firsthand by exploring a building and putting together the story on your own as performers are all around you — and you may even run into Count Dracula himself!

Head to a (comedy) after party

This Thursday, don’t miss the city’s funniest after party! Hot Soup Presents an after party variety show that will have it all — improv, sketch, stand-up and more at SoCap Comedy. Whether you’ve had a terrible week at work and need to unwind or just need a laugh, the After Party is here! 

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