Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture

This pair of sneakers, designed by by Jeremy Scott for Adidas, is on display as part of the Bata Shoe Museum's Out of the Box exhibition.

  • Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor Street West)
  • 1 p.m.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Bata Museum’s exhibition on sneaker culture (Out of the Box), here’s a ticket that’ll be worth your while. The exhibition’s curator, Elizabeth Semmelhack, will be doing a talk that explores the history and culture of the sneaker (as well as giving a short tour of said exhibition following the talk).

Details: Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture



  • Multiple venues
  • All day

Another year, another reason to see why dogs are superior to cats in every way imaginable. Woofstock invites dog-lovers and their furry friends to a weekend of pure canine fun. Besides the cuteness overload they’ll have going on, there will be a costume contest, a trick contest, an agility course, a fashion show, and much, much more. This will be taking place at various area around the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. Click here for the map.

Details: Woofstock

The Sketchbook Project

  • Trinity Square (9 Trinity Square)
  • 11 a.m.

Boasting a library of thousands of sketchbooks crowdsourced from around the globe, NYC-based Art House Co-op brings their Sketchbook Project tour to Toronto for a weekend residency at Trinity Square in the Distillery District. They encourage attendees to check out some of their hard copies (and digital ones) at the installation—and maybe contribute your own work.

Details: The Sketchbook Project

An Interview With Carmen Choreographer Davide Bombana

National Ballet of Canada Performers rehearse for Carmen.

  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West)
  • 2 p.m.

Even if you aren’t familiar with the opera Carmen, chances are you’re familiar with at least some of its score (if you are, chances are equally strong that you’ll have a difficult time getting this melody out of your head today). Though initially a flop when it debuted in 1875, Carmen went on to enjoy critical acclaim and has since become one of the most performed operas of all time. It’s now omnipresent in popular culture.

Details: An Interview With Carmen Choreographer Davide Bombana

All Praise The Book of Mormon

  • Princess of Wales Theatre (300 King Street West)
  • 2 p.m.

If you’ve been paying attention to musical theatre news over the past two years, you know that The Book of Mormon has a passionate and devout following of fans who swear it’s the long-awaited saviour of the artform. The show won nine Tonys in 2011, the cast recording reached number three on the Billboard chart, and tickets for its Broadway run are rare and expensive.

Details: All Praise The Book of Mormon

Arts & Crafts X Norman Wong Photography Exhibit

  • 1093 Queen Street West, Unit 2 (1093 Queen Street West)
  • 7 p.m.

Canadian indie music label, Arts & Crafts, are celebrating their tenth anniversary. As part of the celebrations, they’re showing a new exhibition from Toronto photographer, Norman Wong. The exhibition features images of various artists over the years including Feist, Kevin Drew, Emily Haines, and many more. You’ll be able to buy a book of photography there and a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Testicular Cancer Canada and MusiCounts.

Details: Arts & Crafts X Norman Wong Photography Exhibit