The Weekend To-Do: We’re getting pampered with Beautylicious, catching Rufus Wainwright in Quebec City and eating brrraaaiiinns at a zombie brunch in Toronto

Weekend To Do Halloween Toronto Montreal Quebec City
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Weekend To Do Halloween Toronto Montreal Quebec City
Photography by somebox/Flickr

Boo! Halloween is here and you’ve your Kimye costume is ready to go. Whether you’re celebrating Friday, Saturday, both, or neither, there are plenty of events, haunted or otherwise, to take in this weekend. Beautify yourself on the cheap, peep some Bond accoutrements up close or eat some brains for breakfast. Trick or treat!

Read on and find out what to do this weekend »

Kristine Moran The brides last encounter with her lovers
Image courtesy Daniel Faria Gallery

Kristine Moran, Between Life and Death

Brooklyn-based painter Kristine Moran takes over Toronto’s Daniel Faria Gallery with a solo show opening this weekend. In Between Life and Death, Moran envisions a space where life and death intersect, influenced by the likes of Paul Gaugin and Willem de Kooning.

Oct. 26 to Nov. 24
Daniel Faria Gallery, 188 St. Helens Ave., Toronto

Rufus Wainwright

Our favourite singer-songwriter is on a hometown waltz of la belle province this weekend before heading overseas. Catch Rufus on tour in support of his new album Out of the Game in Montreal, Quebec City and Ville de Saguenay.

Oct. 26 – Montreal
Oct. 27 – Quebec City
Oct. 28 – Ville de Saguenay (Arrondissement La Baie)

Drake Hotel haunted house party Halloween
image courtesy the Drake Hotel

Halloween House Party and Zombie Brunch

The Drake Hotel is anchoring Queen West’s Halloween scene with a next-level house party. DJs Famou$ Players and Dougie Boom will man the Lounge and Underground respectively, with a $500 cash prize for best costume awarded at midnight. Come brunch time, the hotel is adding ghoulish treats to the menu, like Brains + Eggs and Zombie Punch, the perfect remedy if you’re feeling like a walking dead.

Halloween House Party, Oct. 27 10pm to 2am
Zombie Brunch, Oct. 27 & 28, 11am to 4pm
Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., Toronto

Tavi Gevinson, Rookie Yearbook One

Our favourite teen blogger is swinging through Toronto to promote the launch of her new print mag Rookie Yearbook One. Get your book signed by Tavi at Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s Indigo store or stop by Queen West gallery/shop Magic Pony for a Halloween dance party and art exhibition curated by Toronto-based photographer and Rookie contributor Petra Collins. We also hear that there will be lots of candy on hand.

Oct. 27, 2pm at Indigo Yorkdale and 7pm at Magic Pony, 680 Queen St. W., Toronto

Weekend To-Do Beautylicious Yorkville
Image courtesy Bloor-Yorkville BIA


The aesthetics epicentre of downtown Toronto, a.k.a. Bloor-Yorkville, launches Beautylicious this weekend. Score deals on hair, spa, skin, health and wellness at over 50 beauty specialists, including the Hyatt’s Stillwater Spa, Holts Salon and Spa, Greg May Hair Architects and more.

Oct. 25 to Nov. 4

James Bond Exhibit TIFF Lightbox
Photography by Sonia Recchia/Wireimage

Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style

The world’s most debonair spy is celebrating his 50th in style with a massive retrospective exhibition. Featuring costumes, props, models and more from the most successful film franchise of all time, Designing 007 also includes signature items like the teeth worn by Richard “Jaws” Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me, the Anthony Sinclair overcoat worn by Sean Connery in Dr. No, the poker table from Casino Royale (Hi, Daniel Craig), and a selection of those famous gadgets from Q Branch.

Oct. 26 to Jan. 20
TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., Toronto

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