Weekly Slice: In and Around Town (Oct. 27 – Nov. 2)

Jack-o-Lanterns - Photo Credit: base10

It’s Halloween and there are so many haunting activities going on in the city to get you in the mood.  If you’re interested in pumpkin picking, there are a number of patches around Toronto. Check out Pumpkin Patches and More for a list of them. Have fun carving and if you need help with ideas, Martha Stewart has ideas for you.

Boo at the Zoo is on this weekend (October 29-30, 10am-4pm) at the Toronto Zoo. Trick-or-treat around the Pumpkin Trail along the Tundra Trek and visit the foxes, Arctic wolves and polar bears. There will also be a Critters and Costumes Parade. Bonus if the kids dress up, as up to 2 costumed kids (12 and under) get in free when accompanied by an adult. Other events taking place at the zoo October 29 include the Morning Howl and Halloween Howl.

  • Halloweek is on until Oct 31st in Church Wellesley Village. Events include the Devilicious Culinary Tour, Halloween Mania, Twisted Halloween and a Block Party.
  • The live production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is on at The Lower Ossington Theatre (The LOT).  The original movie is also playing at the Toronto Underground Cinema (TUC) this weekend up until Halloween (Oct 31). If you’re planning on going, don’t forget to bring your rice, toast, confetti, water gun and other Picture Show props  (just double-check theatre policy). Watch this clip and let it take you on a Time Warp


Continuing this week:

    • Screemers haunts Toronto until Halloween. Visitors can “live the fear” as they walk through six bone-chilling attractions: The Asylum, House of Cards, The Darkness, Haunted House, Maniac Maze and Slasher Wax Museum. It takes places at Queen Elizabeth Complex in Exhibition Place.
    • Powerhouse of Terror is another haunting alternative open until Halloween. The Powerhouse warns “you will experience fear at its deepest level” at its various attractions including: CarnEvil Manor, Quarantine, Insidious and Buried Alive. A portion of net proceeds from admission and concessions will benefit the PACT Urban Peace Program.
    • In theatre, Mirvish brings you 2 shows until October 30th: Chess The Musical, where “two of the world’s greatest chess masters battle it out at the world chess championships but their greatest contest is for the love of one woman”. The other is Private Lives, co-starring Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) and Paul Gross (Due South), wonderfully matched; their on-stage chemistry only intensifies from scene to scene.
    • Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris continues it run at the AGO until January 15. It is comprised of 118 works of art from various media, including painting, photography, film, sculpture and works on paper. Russian modernists, also included in this collection, are Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova, Sonia Delaunay, and Vladimir Tatlin.

Music in the City: Click here to find out who’s in town: Jam! ShowBiz Concert Listings. Highlights: Duran Duran takes on the ACC (Oct 27).  Sting performs at Massey Hall, Nov. 1st & 2nd.

Happy Halloween!

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