416 Weekend: Things to do in Toronto

DrNoThe holidays are over and that means so are the holiday parties. Since your weekend has freed-up here are a few suggestions to keep you busy:

1. Shaken, Not Stirred: Bond on Film

This one’s for all you Bond fans out there – together with the Designing 007 – 50 Years of Bond Style exhibit TIFF has been screening all 22 James Bond flicks. From Connery to Moore, Brosnan to Craig. This weekend they’re ending with one of the most well known Bond films, Dr. No! Sean Connery and Ursula Andress stop the evil villain’s plans while showing off their swimsuits in Jamaica! The Bond series is one of the longest running in history, spanning from 1962 until the present.

Grave Digger2. Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour

Twelve-foot, ten-thousand-pound monster trucks go smashy-smashy while racing through a custom-designed track full of obstacles. It’s loud, it’s obnoxious – you’ll love it! The event takes place at the Rogers Centre and ticket-holders get free access to the Party in the Pits before the show,where they get to see monster trucks up close and meet the drivers.

3. Shen Yun

This New York–based dance company’s connection to Falun Dafa (otherwise known as Falun Gong, a spiritual movement banned in China) has garnered a lot of attention, but the company would rather be known for its grand productions featuring traditional Chinese dance and music. The stats are certainly impressive: 5,000 years of art to draw upon, 100 classical musicians and dancers to work with and 400 flashy costumes to put them in. Tickets are $60-$200 at The Sony Centre for Performing Arts.

dance ontario dance weekend4. Dance Weekend 2013

Dance Ontario’s big annual party brings together hundreds of dancers for dozens of performances at Harbourfront Centre. This year’s crop includes practitioners of ballet, bharatanatyam, jazz, contemporary, flamenco, breakdancing and more, and kicks off with a performance by Toronto’s AKA Dance, which blends Canadian and Japanese traditions.

icewine festival5. Niagara Icewine Festival

If you feel like getting out of town for the weekend, this annual event offers the chance to sample all kinds of wines from the Niagara area and beyond. Wineries and other venues throughout the Niagara Peninsula will be showcasing wines, local cuisine and information on how to complement your wine choice.

2 thoughts on “416 Weekend: Things to do in Toronto

  1. As always, the new entries on the blog are very informative and interesting. I would like to go to Niagara Icewine Festival, however there is no link to this. Could you please provide one?

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