The best things to do in Toronto this weekend


Our weekly roundup of the best five (virtual) things to do in Toronto on the weekend includes a bunch of live stream concerts, a magic show and a drag queen math brunch.

The Weather Station

Tamara Lindeman’s folk-rock project levelled up on the recent album, Ignorance, which has generated near-universal acclaim for its mix of personal and global climate anxiety. This virtual show, recorded at Revolution Recording, features a 10-piece band of crack Toronto players. “Two percussionists, flute, saxophone,” Lindeman wrote on Facebook. “The band that performed on the album plus extra, just to be extra.” It’s going to be a big show. 

March 11, 8 pm. $12.

Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu

The Montreal band is releasing a livestream concert directed by Quebec filmmaker Denis Côté on Thursday. The show is the first chance to see the band perform songs off last year’s Renegade Breakdown album and will be available to stream for 72 hours. Davidson promises an “eerie and honest” experience.

March 11, 8 pm.

The Journey

Scottish illusionist Scott Silven’s mesmerizing show featuring stories and magic continues. Read Glenn Sumi’s review here.

March 16-28.

Danko Jones at Supercrawl

Hamilton music and art festival Supercrawl is moving from James Street North to Vimeo with a series of livestreams throughout March and April. The series starts this weekend with a pair of shows from Toronto hard rock veterans Danko Jones. Later concerts include Zoon, iskwē & Tom Wilson, Serena Ryder and Bad Waitress, so stay tuned.

March 12 & 13, 8 pm. $20.

ARC Ensemble plays Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and English Songs

Now that Toronto is in the grey zone of restrictions, music venues can put on livestream shows again. So the Royal Conservatory of Music, one of the busiest virtual music groups, has gotten to work rescheduling. This free concert, originally scheduled for December, will bring some Beethoven and folk songs to your living room.

March 12, 8 pm. Free.

A photo of drag queen Kyne

Pi Day Brunch: A Math Workshop with Kyne

Learning math would be way more fun if a drag queen was teaching it. Enter Canada’s Drag Race contestant and math quiz Kyne, who is teaming with educator Vanessa Vakharia to host a virtual workshop on Pi Day – the annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. The pair will explain why pi is so important and show that queer people and people of colour can be part of the STEM world – while also eating pie (byo and yes, pizzas count).

March 14, 11 am-noon. $10. For ages 12+.

This story is updated weekly.




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