No matter the season, there's always fun stuff going on in the 6ix. Last week's 4 a.m. last calls for TIFF were pretty intense, and this weekend is looking a little more tame. That doesn't mean you should stay home, though. The city's got some cool stuff in store, whatever you're into. Here are 9 things to do in Toronto this weekend.
VA X Covered / Toronto Tattoo & Art Expo
Price: $25 - $75, depending on how many days you go for
When: Friday, Sept. 20 until Sunday, Sept. 22
Address: 100 Princes' Boulevard
Why You Need To Go: This is the first time this international expo will be in Toronto. If you are a tattoo lover, you should go. There will be live tattooing & piercing, public art classes & seminars, pro-only seminars, performances, tattoo competitions, live music nightly and after-parties.
Selections Presents: Roland Gonzales and Toronto Hustle at Parlour
When: Friday, Sept. 20 at 10 p.m.
Address: 270 Adelaide Street W.
Why You Need To Go: Parlour is a hidden gem in the Toronto club scene. It is a gorgeous Victorian-era building with multiple levels and a classy yet underground atmosphere. Dress up when you go! Toronto Hustle and Roland Gonzalez are extremely talented, homegrown DJs with an ear for great house music.
In Conversation With Broad City at Meridian Hall
Price: $42.50, or festival pass
When: Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
Address: 1 Front Street East
Why You Need To Go: Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer from Broad City will be headlining the JFL42 comedy festival. Come and have a laugh!
Barcode Saturdays at Nest
Price: Ladies free on guestlist before 11:30, $20+ otherwise
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 p.m.
Address: 473 College Street W.
Why You Need To Go: This will definitely be a packed party, and ladies are free before 11:30. Infamous Sound and DJ Griff will be on the decks spinning trap, soca, RnB, reggae, and hiphop.
Addy's Annual Bday Beats + It's a Virgo/Libra Thing! at CODA
Price: Free if you are a virgo or a libra, $20 otherwise
When: Saturday, September 21 at 10 p.m.
Address: 794 Bathurst Street
Why You Need To Go: The lineup is going to be stacked with underground Toronto talent.These guys are super high energy, so try to keep up! Any friends that come with a Virgo and/or a Libra get reduced cover. House music all night long!
Queen West Art Crawl Festival in Trinity Bellwoods
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday Sept. 22 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 790 Queen Street West
Why You Need To Go: This is an eclectic two-day outdoor art exhibition featuring 200+ of Canada’s most innovative established and emerging artists, with mediums ranging from sculpture to visual art to jewelry. There will also be a beer garden and food trucks.
Cheech and Chong: O Cannabis Tour at Roy Thomson Hall
Price: $55.82 +
When: Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.
Address: 60 Simcoe Street
Why You Need To Go: Who wouldn't want to go to listen to Cheech and Chong tell jokes all night? These guys are pioneers in cannabis culture and they are celebrating Canada's legalization.
Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes at Danforth Music Hall
Price: $40 +
When: Sunday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.
Address: 147 Danforth Avenue
Why You Need To Go: This lady has got some serious pipes. Don't miss a chance to see her live. Will definitely be a great show.
Sterling Road Block Party
Address: 128A Sterling Road
Why You Need To Go: This is a neighbourhood Sunday Funday with eats and drinks from Drake Commissary's kitchen, Henderson Brewing Co's craft beer. Shop the market of local artisans while DJs and live bands keep the vibes going all day long.