Looking for some fun ways to kill time before the long weekend starts? Well, you should know that there are some pretty cool things to do in Toronto this week that you don’t want to miss.

Whether you’re into live music, art exhibits, or sports, there’s something for everyone.

Fire up the group chat because it’s time to round up the squad and get into some fun things to do in Toronto this week.

Blink 182 at Scotiabank Arena

Get ready to rock out like you’re back in high school! The legendary Blink 182 is tearing up the stage at Scotiabank Arena this week.

The concert is part of the band’s reunion tour and it’s the second of two shows taking place in Toronto.

When: May 15th, 2023
Where: Scotiabank Arena

Lulaworld Festival

Live music lovers can’t miss this beloved annual festival at Toronto’s Lula Lounge.

Dance from day to night at this global music showcase, featuring a six-night mashup of everything from Latin to Afrobeat to Indigenous to Bengali hip-hop.

When: May 16th to 21st, 2023
Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West

ROM After Dark: Tusarnitut! Music Born of the Cold

The ROM’s iconic after-dark party returns this week and if you haven’t been before, this is the perfect time to check it out.

This experiential monthly party features “curated music, visual arts, pop-up performances, and distinctive food and drink, designed for adults looking for a fun, art-driven night out,” says the museum.

When: May 19th, 2023
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum

Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA

The Big Top is officially back. Cirque du Soleil has returned to Toronto with one of its most successful touring shows, called KOOZA.

KOOZA “combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition, and power,” according to the description.

The highlights of the show include Hoops Manipulation, Double Highwire, the Skeleton Dance, and the famous Wheel of Death, an “enormous spinning contraption” that always has the audience on the edge of their seats.

When: Until June 18th, 2023
Where: Under the Big Top – 2150 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles

The Jays face off against the Orioles this long weekend at the newly-renovated Rogers Centre.

Cheer for the home team from the stands or scoop up a $20 general admission ticket to catch the action from one of the many new viewing and social zones within the arena, where you can grab elevated ballpark eats, do fun activities, and soak up the sun.

When: May 19th and 20th, 2023
Where: Rogers Centre

Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls

Hit up BMO Field this week for an exciting matchup between our very own Toronto FC and our northeast rivals the New York Red Bulls.

Cheer in the stands and enjoy the sunshine while you’re at it at this exciting and energetic game.

When: May 17th, 2023
Where: BMO Field

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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

The month-long photography showcase that Toronto looks forward to every year is continuing this weekend.

This festival gives a platform for Canadian and international photographers to showcase their work and provides opportunities for collaborations and engagement among curators, partner organizations, and audiences.

When: May 2023
WhereSee all exhibitions

Go on a spring hike

It’s time to bust out those hiking shoes and explore the outdoors.

Sunshine, fresh air, beautiful views — these easy hikes near Toronto have it all, and many of them are free to enjoy!

And don’t sweat it if you’re a beginner because these trails are suitable for hikers of all skill levels.

Where: See the best easy hikes near Toronto here

Stranger Things: The Experience

Are you ready to enter the Upside Down? A Stranger Things experience has arrived in Toronto and it’ll transport you to Hawkins in the year 1986.

Fans will have access to the show’s most iconic settings on an “intimate guided new adventure” alongside their favourite characters, plus eat, drink, and hang out like they’re part of the crew.

Once you’ve had your fair share of adventure, you can head over to Scoops Ahoy for a USS Butterscotch sundae or Surfer Boy Pizza for a tasty slice.

The experience will also be home to the first-ever Stranger Things-themed bar where you can sip unique cocktails inspired by the show.

When: Various dates in May 2023
Where: Cinespace Marine Terminal Studio, 8 Unwin Avenue

Versace Sample Sale 2023

Stop by and check out the Versace Sample Sale and shop for a wide selection of shoes, hand bags, belts, small leather goods, clothes, and more.

Enjoy up to 80% off! Hours go as follows: Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 AM to 11 PM, Thursday from 11 AM to 9 PM, and Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM.

When: May 16th to 19th, 2023
Where: Le Terrace – 1680 Creditstone Road