Artfest

  • Distillery District (55 Mill Street)
  • 11 a.m.

The Distillery District is stunning on its own, but it’s about to get a whole lot prettier, during the weekend-long Artfest. Take a couple of hours and explore the historic site while perusing the pottery, jewellery, painting, food, and glassware of more than 75 artisans from across the country. On a budget? Just hang around and take in the (free) live painting and musical performances instead.

Details: Artfest

HarbourKIDS: The Toronto International Circus Festival

  • Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West)
  • 11 a.m.

If you’re planning on running away to join the circus, you won’t have to go very far this weekend (and if you change your mind by the end of the weekend, no one has to know). HarbourKIDS: The Toronto International Circus Festival rolls into Harbourfront Centre for three days of family-oriented programming, aiming to foster imagination among children. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, dancers, and more will be on site for a variety of shows and activities.

Details: HarbourKIDS: The Toronto International Circus Festival

Rock Paper Sistahz: 23 Hours Live!

  • Aki Studio Theatre (585 Dundas Street East)
  • 1 p.m.

Can you go all night? And by that, we mean stay up to watch a load of live performances at the Rock Paper Sistahz: 23 Hours Live! theatre marathon. Show off your stamina, and take in Trey Anthony’s Black Mothers Don’t Say I Love You, Amanda Parris’s The Other Side of the Game, Ngozi Paul’s The 1st Time Project, and more. Those who make it through the night will be rewarded with a pancake breakfast!

Details: Rock Paper Sistahz: 23 Hours Live!

Ongoing…

A Journey Into the Forbidden City

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
Details: A Journey Into the Forbidden City

The Speedy

See history reenacted on the very spot that it occurred with The Speedy. Image courtesy of Chris Hanratty and Shira Leuchter.

See history reenacted on the very spot that it occurred with The Speedy. Image courtesy of Chris Hanratty and Shira Leuchter.

  • Harbourfront Centre, Enwave Theatre (231 Queens Quay West)
  • 8 p.m., 2 p.m.
Details: The Speedy