8 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend

Weekends in Toronto are always filled with activities, and this holiday-filled one is no exception. If you’re looking for things to do, there’s plenty of musical performances, an immersive Italian art exhibition and more!

Grab tickets to the premiere of an exciting new Mirvish show


Toronto’s theatre scene has been thriving in 2023 so far, and that includes the premiere of Things I Know to be True. A family drama sure to resonate with everyone, the show premieres on Wednesday and is only on on Feb. 19, so grab tickets now!

Enjoy Rome, right at home


Starting this Friday, an exciting new exhibit is coming to Toronto. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition offers an up-close, life-sized experience of one of the most famous art pieces in the world. Featuring high definition photos that reproduce every brushstroke of the art, if flying to Italy is out of budget, this might be your chance to relish in the Sistine Chapel!

Get into the opera

Looking to expand your artistic interests this year? Here’s your chance. German opera Salome is premiering this Friday at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts with the Canadian Opera Company, and it’s exactly as dramatic as you’ve always imagined the opera to be.

Watch your favourite performer in concert


There’s plenty of great music and performances happening this week, no matter what your taste! Catch Adam Melchor at Phoenix Concert Theatre, The Charlatans + RIDE at History or Jadu Heart, Goon at The Velvet Underground, all happening on Saturday. You can also enjoy TrueAnon at The Horseshoe Tavern on Sunday, or take your pick between Saturday or Sunday to catch Dita Von Teese at Queen Elizabeth Theatre this weekend.

Find your hero with Disney on Ice


Still on the hunt for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? From Friday to Sunday, Disney on Ice’s Find Your Hero show is coming to Toronto at the Scotiabank Arena, and it’s sure to be a magical experience for adults and kids alike!

Brush up on your dancing skills

From Friday to Sunday, the Underground Dance Centre is hosting a fun-filled weekend that’s all about Balboa! This partnered swing dance is easy to learn if you’ve got the right help — the centre is hosting classes for all experience levels so you’ll definitely find the right one for you. Dance the weekend away and come out of it with a potential new passion!

Enjoy a childhood classic brought to life by music


Iconic Canadian story The Hockey Sweater was a part of most of our childhoods growing up. If you want to pass on the magic of reading that story for the first time to your kids, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has the perfect event for it on Sunday. The TSO will be performing alongside a narration of the book, along with some opportunities to try out an instrument, get a signed copy of the book and more before the performance.

Catch Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


One of the world’s most popular dance companies is returning to Meridian Hall on Friday and Saturday, the first stop on a 22-city North American Tour. The best part? Toronto local Hannah Alissa Richardson is performing with the company during her inaugural season!

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