Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, a sunset-to-sunrise scavenger hunt across the city, where you can find over 130 contemporary art projects displayed within 3 zones, takes place this weekend (Oct 1 at 6:59pm to Oct 2 sunrise). Navigating your way through the maze of art takes planning. There will be road closures, so best to leave your car at home and use your bike or purchase a TTC 10$ day pass to get you through the night. Bonus: the TTC will be extending all-night service to parts of the subway system for this all-night event. Be prepared to walk and dress in layers. I’d also suggest adding the free Scotiabank Night Navigator App to your blackberry or iPhone, as it will provide project details and maps to get there, including the closest subway stops.
- Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland kicks off Friday (Sept 30). Every weekend this month, the theme park brings you creepy attractions, mazes, rides and creatures that may scare you to tears.
- Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival (Sept 29-Oct 2) brings you Comedy Night in Canada, taking place this Sunday, Oct 2nd. It is hosted by Jon Dore and features comedians Mike MacDonald, Jessica Holmes, Carla Collins, The Doo Wops and Mark DeBonis. Other festival events include free movie screenings and concerts at David Pecaut Square (near Roy Thompson Hall) and performances at Monarch’s Pub and Massey Hall. Some of the 2011 Inductees honoured at this year’s Canada Walk of Fame include Russell Peters, Sandra Oh, Mordecai Richler and Burton Cummings. They will each get a star and will be added to the star map of inductees.
Continuing this week:
- Music in the City: Click here to find out who’s in town: Jam! ShowBiz Concert Listings. Highlights: Check out the Small World Music Festival this weekend. Chantal Kreviazuk performs Massey Hall, Sept 30th. K’naan with special guests Bedouin Soundclash and Adam Cohen hit the stage the next night (Oct 1).
Rest up if you’re nuit-blanching it this weekend. Plenty of things to check out around town. Enjoy!