What's Happening

Culture, Lifestyle, Fashion Events & Exhibits Happening in Toronto

I enjoy attending different events, exhibitions, and happenings throughout Toronto. There are so many great events going on that there is no way I can list them all but, below is a few Happenings going on or coming soon. Check back often as this page is continually updated with reviews and more events! New to Toronto or just visiting? Please visit my Explore Toronto Link (menu to the right) to find out more about museums, galleries, and other interesting places to visit in Toronto and beyond!

Fashion Victims Exhibit at Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, art, artmatters, culture, the purple scarf, melanieps, ontario, canada, history
Fashion Victims, Bata Shoe Museum
Ontario Art Gallery: The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces From The Guggenheim, 1910-1918 (Review!)

Royal Ontario Museum: The Forbidden City: Inside The Court of China's Emperors (Opens March 2)

Tiff Lightbox: David Cronenberg: Evolution (Review!, Ended)

Bata Shoe Musuem: Out Of The Box: The Rise of Sneaker CultureMusuem of Contemporary Art: Misled By Nature: Contemporary Art And The Baroque (Opens February 8)
Textile Museum of Canada: From Geisha To Diva: The Kimonos Of Ichimaru

Canadian Opera Company: Cosi Fan Tutte (Working Rehearsal Review!)
Canadian Opera Company: A Masked Ball (Opens February 2)

The Canadian National Ballet of Canada: Watch Her (Opens February 26) - See more at: http://www.thepurplescarf.ca/#sthash.zbYnjq7a.dpuf
Art & Culture Exhibits:
Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s -1980s: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), March 12 - May 29, 2016

Song Dong's Communal Courtyard: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), January 30 - July 17, 2016

Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art.: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), April 2 - September 5, 2016

Viva Mexico! Clothing and Culture: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), May 9, 2015 - May 23, 2016

Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century: Bata Shoe Museum, June 18th, 2014 - June 30, 2016

Lyn Carter: 11th Line: Textile Museum of Canada, October 21, 2015 - April 17, 2016 (Extended!)

Beneath The Surface:Life, Death, Gold, and Ceramics in Ancient Panama: The Gardiner Museum, February 18 - May 29, 2016

Deliberately Ambiguous: Visual Arts Exhibitions Winter/Spring 2016: Harbourfront Centre, January 23 - June 19, 2016

Growing Up Utopia, Douglas Coupland Exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) in Toronto, culture, artmatters, the purple scarf, melanieps, ontario, canada
Douglas Coupland Exhibit at MOCCA
Carlos Amorales: Black Cloud: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, September 26, 2015 - May 15, 2016 (Extended!)

Patrick Bernatchez: Les Temps inacheves: The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, January 30 - May 15, 2016

Aude Moreau: The Political Nightfall: The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, January 30 - May 15, 2016

Leslie Hewitt: Collective Stance: The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, January 30 - May 15, 2016

Urban Wild: Gladstone Hotel, April 5 - 25, 2016

Gladstone Grow Op: Gladstone Hotel, April 21 - 24, 2016
2015 Exhibit Review!

Harold Staats: Lost Images: Gladstone Hotel, April 15 - 26, 2016

Maxwell Hyett: Lacuna: Gladstone Hotel, April 14 - 26, 2016

Tim Burton: A Group Show Tribute: Gladstone Hotel, March 28 - April 14, 2016 (Ended)

Come Up to My Room 2016 (CUTMR): Gladstone Hotel, January 21 - 24, 2016 (Ended)
CUTMR 2015 Review!
CUTMR 2014 Review!

Winter Stations Design Competition: Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay Beaches, February 13 - March 20, 2016 (Ended)
2015 Review!

Howard Podeswa: A Brief History: Koffler Gallery, January 14 - March 27, 2016 (Ended)

Raymond Boisjoly: Over A Distance Between One And Many: Koffler Gallery, April 14 - June 5, 2016

Fashion Blows Isabella Blow Exhibit at Hudson's Bay, Toronto, culture, art, artmatters, designer, ontario, canada, the purple scarf, melanie.ps
Fashion Blows Exhibit at Hudson's Bay
Theatre & Music Shows:
Free Concert Series: The Canadian Opera Company - The Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Various Dates

Le Petit Prince: National Ballet of Canada: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, June 4 - 12, 2016

Giselle: National Ballet of Canada: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, June 15 - 19, 2016

Kinky Boots: Royal Alexander Theatre, Extended until May 15, 2016

Canadian Music Week: Various Locations, May 2 - 8, 2016

Field Trip: Fort York and Garrison Common, June 4 & 5, 2016

Bestival: Woodbine Park, June 11 & 12, 2016

NXNE: North By North East: Various Locations, June 15 - 19, 2016

TD Toronto Jazz Festival: Various Locations, June 24 - July 3, 2016

The Toronto Fringe Festival: Honest Ed's (Festival Hub), June 29 -July 10, 2016

Free Concert Series at The Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,Toronto Canadian Opera Company Melanie.Ps The Purple Scarf Culture

Culture Events:
Images Festival: Various Locations, April 14 - 23, 2016

Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, April 28 - May 8, 2016

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: Various Locations, May 1 - 31, 2016
2015 Exhibits Review!
2014 Exhibits Review!

Inside Out LGBT Film Festival: TIFF Bell Lightbox, May 26 - June 5, 2016

Luminato Festival: David Pecaut Square (Festival Hub), June 10 - 26, 2016

Fashion Events:
TFI's New Labels Fashion Show & Gala: One King West, May 3, 2016

Toronto Fashion Week: David Pecaut Square, March 14 - 18, 2016 (Ended)
Fall 2015 Recap!
Spring 2013 Recap! 

[FAT] Fashion Art Toronto Arts and Fashion Week: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, April 12 - 16, 2016
Tanya Theberge (Designer Profile)

Spark Sessions Fashion and Beauty Conference Keynote Speaker: Cheryl Hickey and Melanie.Ps, blogger, blogs, the purple scarf, entertainment tonight, celebrity, canadian, ontario, canada

Lifestyle Events:
One of A Kind Spring Show and Sale: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, March 23 - 27, 2016 (Ended)

Jane's Walk Global Festival: Various Locations, May 6 - 8, 2016

Doors Open Toronto: Various Locations, May 28 - 29, 2016
2014 Event Review!

Ontario Craft Beer Week: Various Locations, June 10 - 19, 2016

Taste of Toronto: Garrison Common at Fort York, June 23 - 26, 2016

Pride Toronto Festival: Various Locations, June 24 - July 3, 2016

Doors Open Toronto 2014: Knox College, University of Toronto Campus, Lifestyle, Buildings, Architecture, Culture,Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Canada
Doors Open Toronto Event 2014
P.s!: If you know of other events and happenings that I might want to attend or that need advertising, please send me an email to let me know. I might see you there! And don't forget to check my archived posts below to learn about past events and exhibits! Also check out my weekly Happening Weekend posts for my top picks on what to see and do in Toronto on the weekends!


Archived Events & Exhibits:
Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen: TIFF Bell Lightbox, October 30, 2015 - January 24, 2016
Pompeii: In The Shadow of the Volcano: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), June 13, 2015 - January 3, 2016 
J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), October 31, 2015 - January 30, 2016
Andy Warhol: Revisited: Revolver Gallery, July 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Hard Twist 10: Memory: Gladstone Hotel, August 27 - December 27, 2015
Camera Atomica: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), July 8 - November 15, 2015
Dora Garcia: I See Words, I Hear Voices: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, September 26, 2015 - January 3, 2016 (Ended)
Mark Lewis: Invention: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, September 26, 2015 - January 3, 2016

***Events and times are subject to change. Please check with the event website before attending for more details.***

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