Events happening in Toronto this weekend: Mar. 24-26

The Beaches Jazz Festival is presenting Rock Fest, a two day festival at Guildwood GO Station parking lot on March 24 and 25. (Courtesy: @beachesjazz/Instagram)


We made it to the weekend, Toronto, and you know what that means, your weekend events roundup is here! We’ve got everything from rock and roll, hockey, art, comedy and more.

Friday, March 24:

Rock Fest

If you enjoy celebrating all things rock and roll, then don’t miss out on Rock Fest happening at the Guildwood GO Station in Scarborough. It will be two days of amazing tributes to the world’s best rock bands and even better, it’s free admission and free parking. 

For more details, click here. 

2023 Canadian National Blind Hockey Tournament

The 2023 National Blind Hockey Tournament returns to the city. The tournament is by a charity called Canadian Blind Hockey. The organization provides hockey programming for children and youth who are blind or partially sighted. This year, 165 players will be competing in six divisions, setting a new participation record. 

Full event tournament and schedule information can be found here. 

60 Works 60 Years: Toronto Outdoor Art Fair at 60

In celebration of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair’s (TOAF) 60th anniversary, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is showcasing an exhibition called “60 Works/60 Years” that includes 60 artworks by the City from the Fair over the past 40 years. This unique exhibit will reflect the city’s cultural, geographical and emotional landscape. 

For more on the fair, click here.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

If you don’t have time to travel to Rome, you can see the Sistine Chapel right here at home. The Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition can offer a similar experience. The exhibit will allow visitors to experience the art piece up-close and life-sized through a new, reproduced way, using licensed high definition photos. 

For details of the exhibit, click here. 

Saturday, March 25:

Blockbuster Week 2023

The Annex neighbourhood is having a festival of improvised comedies celebrating movies and television in a live setting. Toronto’s best improvisers will share and perform their views on films, television, cult classics and more. 

Reservations and advance tickets are available here.

MARVEL VS DC Roast Battle: The One Year Anniversary Spectacular!

Last week was  Comic Con, now it’s time for the comic battle. On Saturday, fans can celebrate the Marvel vs DC Roast Battle’s one year anniversary by participating in their roast and costume contest. Dress up as your favourite comic book character and you can win $100 to the Silver Snail Comic Store.

Tickets can be purchased here. 

Get The Jump On Spring & Seedy Saturday

With spring in full force, the gardening community is excited for new crops, plants, and growing their field. Toronto Botanical Garden’s annual Horticultural open house is back for gardeners, packed with seed, vendors and exhibitors including local horticultural societies, garden clubs, and environmental organizations. 

Admission is based on donations. Click here for the details. 


If you’re looking for a show, it’s the opening night of the opera OF THE SEA, which explores a mythical world within the Atlantic Ocean. The new opera includes a talented and all-Black cast that brings passion and life to their performances. 

Tickets are available here. 

Sunday, March 26:

Family Screening: The Land Before Time with ROM

The Royal Ontario Museum is inviting you and your family to a fun, interactive screening of the beloved dino classic, The Land Before Time. You can also come early to the show to check out the touchable artworks that are inspired by their new exhibition T. rex: The Ultimate Predator.

Information can be found here. 

Harv & F.R.I.E.N.D.S: Desi Comedy Show 

Share some laughs and stories with the desi comedians at the Comedy Bar. The lineup features comedians across the GTA, including Ashdeep Sood, Vikash Paul, Harpreet Sehmbi, Jabar Bains, Sugaa Daddy and Prathaviraj Purohit. 

For details, click here.

Women in STEM – An Exhibition

The Canadian Multicultural Innovators Museum is celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). An exhibit from the Multicultural Women Inventors Museum will highlight inventions and innovations from women around the world. 

Admission is free, click here for more. 


If you’ve always had a passion for DJ’ing or just interested in learning about it, the FEMME HOUSE in Toronto is having an inclusive three hour workshop that will cover the fundamentals of DJ’ing by professional DJs Joanna Magik and JayemKayem. You will learn topics such as beat matching, phase matching, mixed in key and more. 

For more information, click here. 



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