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!

World Press Photo Exhibit 2016
Art & Culture Exhibits:
Out of The Depths: The Blue Whale Story: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), March 11 - September 4, 2017

Toronto: Tribute + Tributaries, 1971 - 1989: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), September 29, 2016 - May 22, 2017

Georgia O'Keeffe: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), April 22 - July 30, 2017

Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century: Bata Shoe Museum, June 18th, 2014 - January 2018 (Extended!)

Kind Words Can Never Die: A Personal Collection of Victorian Needlework: Textile Museum of Canada, February 22 - June 25, 2017

Katherine Knight: Portraits and Collections: Textile Museum of Canada,February 22 - June 25, 2017

Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary: Gardiner Museum, February 16 - May 21, 2017

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.dpufYto Barrada: Faux Guide: The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, October 15, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Maria Hupfield: The One Who Keeps On Giving: The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, January 28 - May 14, 2017

Kapwani Kiwanga: A wall is just a wall: The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, January 28 - May 14, 2017

Jonathas de Andrade: On Fishes, Horses and Man: The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, January 28 - May 14, 2017

Latifa Echakhch: Cross Fade: The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, January 28 - May 14, 2017

2Fik: His and Other Stories: Koffler Gallery, April 6 - June 4, 2017

Grow Op 2017: Gladstone Hotel, April 19 - April 23, 2017
2015 Event Review!

Hard Twist 11: Spin, Gladstone Hotel
Theatre & Music Events:
Free Concert Series: The Canadian Opera Company - The Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Various Dates

Canadian Music Week: Main Hub: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and Various Venues, April 18 - 23, 2017

Inside Out LGBT Film Festival: TIFF Bell Lightbox, May 25 - June 4, 2017

NXNE: North by Northeast Music Festival: Various Venues, June 16 - 25, 2017

TD Toronto Jazz Festival: Various Venues, June 23 - July 2, 2015

Bud Light Dreams Festival: Echo Beach, Toronto Island, July 7 & 8, 2017

The Toronto Fringe Festival: Scadding Court Community Centre (Main Hub) and Various Venues, July 5 - 16, 2017

 The Beaches International Jazz Festival: Woodbine Park and Queen St. East, July 7 - 30, 2017

Culture Events: 
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (Main Hub) and Various Venues, April 27 - May 7, 2017

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: Various Locations, May 1 -31, 2017
2015 Exhibits Review!
2014 Exhibits Review!

Luminato Festival: David Pecaut Sqaure (Main Hub) and Various Locations, June 14 -25, 2017

Camp SummerDaze 2017: Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, July 28 - 30, 2017

Free Concert Series at The Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,Toronto Canadian Opera Company Melanie.Ps The Purple Scarf Culture
Free Concert Series, The Four Seasons for the Performing Arts
Lifestyle Events:
Jane's Walk: Various Locations throughout Toronto, May 5-7, 2017

Doors Open Toronto: Various Locations, May 27 & 28, 2017
2014 Event Review!

Pride Toronto Festival: Various Locations, June 1 -25, 2017

Taste of Toronto: Historic Fort York Garrison Grounds, June 15 - 18, 2017

Redpath Waterfront Festival: Toronto Waterfront along Queen's Quay, July 1 - 3, 2017

TD Salsa in Toronto Festival: St. Clair Ave. West between Christie St and Winona Dr, July 3 -23, 2017 featuring Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival, July 8 & 9, 2017

Summerlicious: Various Locations, July 7 - 23, 2017

 Nuit Blanche 2016, Nathan Phillips Square
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.


Archived Events & Exhibits:
Chihuly: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), June 25, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Honest Ed Installation: TTC Bathurst Station, November 1 - December 31, 2016
 10X10 Photography Photography Project: Gladstone Hotel, June 9 - August 17, 2016
That's So Gay: Come Together: Gladstone Hotel, June 9 - August 17, 2016
Deliberately Ambiguous: Visual Arts Exhibitions Winter/Spring 2016: Harbourfront Centre, January 23 - June 19, 2016
Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art.: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), April 2 - September 5, 2016
Song Dong's Communal Courtyard: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), January 30 - July 17, 2016
Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s -1980s: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), March 12 - May 29, 2016

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

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