Events happening in Toronto this weekend: May 12-14

The Canine Circus is showcasing the talent of world-renowned dogs through grand illusions and Labrador-able stunts. (Courtesy: Canine Circus/Facebook)


If you’re looking for something special to do on Mother’s Day or just in search of your next thrilling activity, we’ve got an amazing array of events happening this weekend. From an Indigenous youth performance to a Canine Circus, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s what you can check out: 

Friday, May 12:

Hannah Berner 

Comedian, podcast host and TV personality Hannah Berner is coming to Toronto for a show at Just for Laughs. Berner emerged on the comedy scene by directing, editing, and acting in videos on Instagram and writing viral tweets. In 2022, she was named one of Just For Laughs’ “new faces of comedy.” You can watch her at Bluma Appel Theatre at 7 p.m. 

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Kali Uchis – Red Moon In Venus Tour

American pop sensation Kali Uchis is in the city for her Red Moon In Venus Tour. The R&B artist secured her first top 10 on the billboard 200 for her third studio album Red Moon In Venus. Uchis will be hitting the stage at Coca-Cola Coliseum at 8p.m. 

For details, click here. 

Opéra Queens: Gaysian Gala 2.0!

The Opéra Queens are inviting you to enjoy performances by some of their AAPI (Asian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander) Opéra Queens and enjoy a meal, as they fundraise for their Opéra Queens’ LGBTQ+ and BIPOC+ non-profit mission. The group is raising money for its annual summer mainstage production. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre’s Dance Studio. 

For information, click here.

Saturday, May 13:

Outside Looking In Annual Showcase

Over 250 student dancers from 13 communities across the country are taking part in Canada’s Largest Indigenous Youth Performance at Toronto’s Meridian Hall, presented by Outside Looking In. In the past eight months, these student dancers have worked with some of Canada’s best professional choreographers in order to give it their all on the stage. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will last until 10 p.m.. 

For details, click here. 

The Canine Circus

Have you ever watched a circus for dogs? Well, now’s your chance. The Canine Circus is showcasing the talent of world-renowned dogs through grand illusions and Labrador-able stunts. The show was featured on the 2022 Canada’s Got Talent and features acts from African and European circuses, Cirque Du Soleil alumni and world-champion performers. The show is held at The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre and runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi—In Concert

Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a whole new way at Roy Thomson Hall. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is bringing the famous saga’s score to life as the classical ensemble performs its iconic sounds and music live with the film. The first session begins from 12:30pm to 3:15pm. 

For more information, click here. 

Sunday, May 14: 

Mother’s Day Food Tour

Kensington Market is offering a delicious culinary experience this year for you and your mom this weekend. The Mother’s Day Food Tour gives you a chance to explore the market and try a variety of tasty treats from around the world. 

For details, click here. 


Fleck Dance Theatre introduces Transcendence as this year’s seasonal presentation. The show is presented by the award-winning Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company and includes new work by acclaimed dancer and choreographer José Maldonado. The theatre says in Transcendence, art comes to life as a feeling. The show runs from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. at Fleck Dance Theatre.

For more, click here. 

R.F. Kuang on Yellowface

New York Times bestselling author R.F. Kuang is offering Canadian readers their first look at her satirical and humorous book Yellowface. This book is a dark-humoured satire on the publishing industry and the persistent erasure of Asian voices in white Western culture. Kuang is recognized for her fantasy series The Poppy War trilogy and Babel: An Arcane History, a historical fantasy epic. Learn about her new book at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema at 2:30p.m. 

For information, click here. 

For a list of events, check out our events calendar



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