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 (Ended)

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

The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), July 1 - September 18, 2016

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

Chihuly: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), June 25, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century: Bata Shoe Museum, June 18th, 2014 - January 2017 (Extended!)

Bliss: Gardens Real and Imagined: Textile Museum of Canada, May 4 - September 18, 2016

Worlds On A String: Beads, Journeys, Inspirations: Textile Museum of Canada, June 15 - October 23, 2016

Powder and Patches: Porcelain for the Boudoir in 18th Century Europe: The Gardiner Museum, June 6 - September 5, 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

Franz Erhard Walther: Call to Action: The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, June 25 - September 5, 2016

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

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016: Harbourfront Centre, June 25 - September 18, 2016

Urban Wild: Gladstone Hotel, April 5 - 25, 2016 (Ended)

That's So Gay: Come Together: Gladstone Hotel, June 9 - August 17, 2016
2015 Exhibit Review!
2014 Exhibit Review!

10X10 Photography Photography Project: Gladstone Hotel, June 9 - August 17, 2016
2015 Exhibit Review!
2014 Exhibit Review!

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

Hard Twist 11: Spin: Gladstone Hotel, August 24 - December 27, 2017
Hard Twist 10: Memory Exhibit Review!
Hard Twist 9: Fibre Optics Exhibit Review!
Hard Twist 8: This is Personal Exhibit Review!

Trust Me, You're Gonna Like It Here: Group Exhibition: Gladstone Hotel, August 30 - September 13, 2016

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

PED.Toronto: Koffler Gallery, June 23 - August 21, 2016

Yonder: Koffler Gallery, September 21 - November 27, 2016

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE): Nathan Phillips Square, July 8 - 10, 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

Camp Wavelength: Toronto Island, August 19 - 21, 2016

Veld Music Festival: Downsview Park, July 30 & 31, 2016

Toronto Summer Music Festival: Various Locations, July 14 - August 7, 2016

The Beaches International Jazz Festival: Woodbine Park, July 2 - 24, 2016

Digital Dreams Festival: The Flats at Ontario Place, July 2 & 3, 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: 
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): Various Locations, September 8 - 18, 2016

FIGMENT Toronto: Olympic Island, Toronto Islands, July 23 & 24, 2016
FIGMENT Toronto 2015 Review!

Toronto Caribbean Carnival: Various Locations, July 5 - 31, 2016, Main Parade: Exhibition Place, July 30, 2016
TD Salsa in Toronto Festival: Various Locations, June 30 - July 17, 2016

TD Salsa on St. Clair: St. Clair Ave West, July 9 & 10, 2016

Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto: Various Locations along Harbourfront, July 1 - 3, 2016

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

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

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(Ended)
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: 
Toronto International BuskerFest: Woodbine Park, September 2 - 5, 2016
2015 Event Review!
2014 Event Review!

Canadian National Exhibition (The CNE): Exhibition Place, August 19 - September 5, 2016

Krinos Taste of The Danforth: Danforth Avenue, August 5 - 7, 2016

Toronto Festival of Beer: Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, July 22 - 24, 2016

Honda Indy Toronto: Exhibition Place, July 15 - 17, 2016

Summerlicious: Various Locations, July 8 - 24, 2016

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

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:
Howard Podeswa: A Brief History: Koffler Gallery, January 14 - March 27, 2016
Winter Stations Design Competition: Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay Beaches, February 13 - March 20, 2016
2015 Review!
Come Up to My Room 2016 (CUTMR): Gladstone Hotel, January 21 - 24, 2016 (Ended)
CUTMR 2015 Review!
CUTMR 2014 Review!
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
Patrick Bernatchez: Les Temps inacheves: The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, January 30 - May 15, 2016
Carlos Amorales: Black Cloud: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, September 26, 2015 - May 15, 2016
Viva Mexico! Clothing and Culture: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), May 9, 2015 - May 23, 2016
Lyn Carter: 11th Line: Textile Museum of Canada, October 21, 2015 - April 17, 2016
Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen: TIFF Bell Lightbox, October 30, 2015 - January 24, 2016

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

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