The Weekend To-Do: We’re catching Vancouver’s Mugler exhibit, re-visiting Alice in Wonderland at the ballet, mixing and matching in Saskatoon and more!
Looking to add some pizzazz to your fin de semaine? Look no further. We’ve got sample sales and pop up shops, a mega classic-rock dance party and a fashion-themed night at the museum. In the mood for a little vertigo? Skyfall, the latest installment in the Bond franchise, opens tonight—a perfectly good occasion to bust out your Le Smoking.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The National Ballet of Canada is bringing back its popular performance of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for a second time. Following Alice down the rabbit hole will be even more fascinating after a free ballet talk offered 45 minutes before the start of every performance.
Nov. 10 to 25
Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto
Standard Apparel Sample Sale
Scoop up deals on Fred Perry, Filson, Oliver Spencer, Aigle and more at the Standard Apparel sample sale. I’ve got my eye on a Filson duffle bag and an oversize Oliver Spencer cardigan for an upcoming weekend jaunt to Caledon.
Nov. 9, 10am to 8pm; Nov. 10, 10am to 4pm
87 Wingold Ave., Toronto
Shedoesthecity Presents: #STAYGOLDEN @ The Gladstone Hotel
She Does the City is bringing it to the Gladstone Hotel classic-rock style for an epic dance party this Saturday. Join hosts Black Betty and DJ Cherry Pop (aka Becca Lemire and Laura Cilevitz) for a night of rocking out to Blondie and Queen, party pics and a ton of amazing prizes from local boutiques. Dress code is all-the-way denim.
Nov. 9, 9pm to 2:30am
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto
ROM Friday Night Live: BIG Fashion
This week’s #FNLROM is fashion themed for their new BIG exhibition. A screening of the documentary Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution, a Fashion Cares live-model installation featuring clothing by Pink Tartan, DSquared and Comrags and a 10 per cent off sale at the ROMStore make it all très chic.
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto
The Pretty Secrets Presents a Pop-Up Vintage Shop
Sandy Joe Karpetz of The Pretty Secrets, one of FASHION Magazine’s top ten Alberta fashion blogs, is hosting her first-ever pop-up vintage shop this weekend in Edmonton. It’s a curated selection spanning the ’50s to the ’90s and just in time for the onslaught of holiday parties.
Nov. 10, 11am to 6pm; Nov. 11, 12pm to 5pm
9552 111th Ave., Edmonton
Mix and Match: An SFDF Shop
Everything from refurbished antique furniture and accessories to vintage treasures and items by local designers will be at Mix and Match, the third shopping event put on by the Saskatoon Fashion & Design Festival. Stop by Friday night for the opening party featuring a performance by Violent Kin and some tasty sangria. Those with a sweet tooth will want to nibble on a colourful macaron from Sweet Things Delectables.
Nov. 10, 8pm to Midnight; Nov. 11, 11am to 6pm; Nov. 12, 11am to 5pm
Village Guitar & Amp, 432 20th St. W., Saskatoon
What’s more exciting than a Tom Ford-clad Daniel Craig battling it out with a blonde (!!!) Javier Bardem? I really couldn’t tell you.
At theatres across Canada Nov. 9
From Thierry Mugler to Mugler: Retrospective at The Room Vancouver
The Room Vancouver is celebrating 20 years of Angel, the original gourmand that changed the fragrance landscape, with a retrospective of stunning Mugler designs. Get up close to va-va-voom dresses dating back to the early ’80s and worn by the likes Jerry Hall, Eva Mendes and Beyoncé. Swoon.
Until Nov. 12
The Room at the Bay, 674 Granville St., Vancouver