Looking for fun things to do in Toronto this week? Searching for what to do in Toronto? What to do this weekend? There are always cool events and exhibitions going on, but sometimes all that choice can be a little overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together a weekly list of the most interesting art and design events going on in the city. Here’s a list of Toronto events we’re checking out this week.

October Film Festivals in Toronto

Toronto Spansih Film Festival and CINÉFRANCO 2018 are at Revue Cinema and Carlton Cinema respectively this October. If you didn’t see enough foreign films during TIFF, this is a great time to get your Spanish and French film fix.

Revue Cinema
Wednesday nights from October 3 to October 24

Carlton Cinema
October 5 to 13

Music City North Festival at The Hideout

Music City North presents SOTC Fall 2018 edition at the Hideout from October 10-14, 2018. Female fronted bands will be playing and slaying all week at this indie music fest!    

October 10-14, 2018
7pm – 3am

The Bentway Presents: Waterlicht

Acclaimed Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde will be exhibiting his large-scale light installation that “illustrates the universal power and poetry of water” at the Bentway from October 12 -14, 2018.

“Waterlicht is a dream landscape created through the imaginative use of LEDs, special software, and lenses. Larger-than-life, cascading waves of blue light will soar underneath the Gardiner Expressway, simulating a virtual flood and calling attention to rising water levels along Toronto’s shoreline.”

October 12-14, 2018
7pm– 11am

Through Lines at Koffler Centre for the Arts

A thought-provoking exhibition for the mind and soul, “…the exhibition highlights the spaces of inquiry revealed through acts of obstruction.” “Through lines brings together the works of seven artists that challenge notions of redaction, tackling its typical devices of shredding, blacking out, editing and covering up. Each project featured in this exhibition engages a restorative gesture that speaks to the ways in which history and memory are conceptualized within a contemporary context.”

September 13 – November 25, 2018

What To Do Outside Toronto!

Purple Sea Monster at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard

‘Sea Monster HERE’ showcases a giant inflatable purple sea monster that appears to have taken over the Navy Yard building in Philidelphia. “The massive work is the largest inflatable sculpture ever created by UK-based artists Filthy Luker (previously) and Pedro Estrellas. It was produced in partnership with Group X, an anonymous collective of local artists and curators, and the Navy Yard which extends along the Delaware River.”

Through November 16, 2018