The Weekend To-Do: We’re hitting up Toronto’s new J.Crew factory store, Halifax’s Group of Seven exhibit and more

Weekend To Do October 12
Weekend To Do October 12

With fall party season in full swing—as perfectly demonstrated at last night’s Hermès swinging silk party in Toronto—our dance cards are more packed than ever. This weekend we’re taking in masterpieces of the Canadian and French varietals, trying some designer eyewear on for size (and shape) and having a vintage-style one night stand.

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Weekend To Do October 12

One Night Stand

69 Vintage, run by one of Toronto Life’s Most Stylish and queen of Queen West vintage Kealan Sullivan, presents this one-night-only shopping bonanza. Browse items from a smattering of the city’s top vintage-clothing purveyors and nibble on tasty catering by Parts + Labour—the perfect start to the weekend.

Oct. 12, 5pm
109 Ossington Ave., Toronto

ROM Friday Night Live
After a successful run of Friday evening festivities this past spring, #romfnl returns to Bloor Street’s Libeskind crystal for another eight weeks. Because it’s not a real party without authentic dinosaur bones.

Oct. 12, 7pm to midnight
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto

Weekend To Do October 12
Courtesy J.Crew

J.Crew Factory
Last week we welcomed J.Crew to downtown Toronto. This week we’re taking a road trip north for the super sweet deals at Vaughan Mills’ new J.Crew Factory. Psst—save 20 per cent when you $150 or more until October 21.

Vaughan Mills, One Bass Pro Mills Dr., Vaughan, Ont.

Canadian Pioneers: Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, J.W. Morrice and The Group of Seven – Masterworks from the Sobey Collections
One of the biggest exhibitions to ever visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canadian Pioneers celebrates the creativity found in more than 80 works of some of Canada’s greatest artists: Emily Carr, David Milne, J.W. Morrice, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven among others. True patriot love.

Oct. 12, to Jan. 6
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis St., Halifax

Once Upon a Time…Impressionism: Great Paintings from the Clark
This travelling exhibition of 74 impressionist works by the likes of Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec, all on loan from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts, makes its sole Canadian stop in Montreal this Saturday. It’s the next best thing to a romantic trip to Paris.

Oct. 13 to Jan. 20
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1380 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal

Weekend To Do October 12

Drake Fall Market
The Drake Fall Market takes the place of TIFF-attending celebs on the hotel’s Café Patio this Saturday. The hotel is also celebrating 30,000 Twitter followers and three million guests to the Lounge with a special $3 bevy and burger menu.

10am to 4pm, Oct. 13
Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., Toronto

Josephson Opticians Annual Sale
Us bespectacled ones, prescription and non, know just how much the right pair of frames can do for an outfit. Pick up a pair by eyewear mavericks like Alain Mikli, Mykita, Oliver Peoples and more at Josephson’s annual sale, beginning Saturday.

Oct. 13 to Nov. 30
Six locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area,

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