We’ve got one heck of a weekend coming our way, Toronto! Prepare to spring forward and get an extra hour of evening sunshine because Daylight Saving Time kicks off this Sunday. Plus, get a head start on your St. Paddy’s celebrations with live music, pints, and painting in your best greens. There are all kinds of things to do in Toronto this weekend, from events to concerts to new exhibitions and more.

Here are 10 of the most exciting ways to stay entertained in the city this weekend.

Do some live music bar-hopping

Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, Toronto’s most popular pubs will have traditional live music this Saturday afternoon — Duke of Cornwall, The Black Bull, Wheat Sheaf Tavern, Dublin Calling, and Brazen Head Irish Pub. Kick back with a crisp pint of Guinness, say cheers to the weekend, and rock out with the band. Bonus points if you wear green!

When: Saturday, March 12th
Where: Various locations

Robert Lepage’s The Library at Night

Ever wondered what it would be like to step inside a time machine? Well, thanks to virtual reality, now you can. Toronto’s new immersive VR adventure transports you to some of the world’s most extraordinary libraries both real and imagined. Robert Lepage’s The Library at Night “is an immersive and sensory virtual-reality journey that whisks you away to 10 libraries throughout time and across the globe – from Mexico to Japan, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and beyond,” the description says.

When: Opens March 11th
Where: 1 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5E 1W7

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Tyler, The Creator

Concerts are officially back in Toronto and with capacity limits now lifted at venues in the city, it’s safe to say that we’ve been waiting for this moment for quite some time. If you’ve been missing the electric energy of cheering crowds and live music, this is your chance to dive back in this Friday at Tyler, The Creator’s show at Scotiabank Arena.

Where: Scotiabank Arena
When: March 11th, 2022

Chelsea Handler

The hilarious Chelsea Handler will grace the stage at Meridian Hall this weekend as part of her Vaccinated and Horny tour. With a name like that, you can only imagine the punchlines she’s got planned. We’d expect nothing less from this beloved comedienne and wouldn’t have it any other way!

Where: Meridian Hall
When: March 12th, 2022

Catch a flick at the Cinesphere

There’s a whole lineup of Blockbuster films to see at the incredible IMAX Cinesphere theatre at Ontario Place this weekend. Some of the major titles include Joker, Godzilla vs. Kong, Dunkirk, Muse – Simulation Theory: The IMAX Experience, In The Heights, and Ghost in the Shell.

Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: March 11th — March 13th


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Moon Prism Power: Pop-up Maid Cafe

Inspired by the Japanese maid cafe and English afternoon tea, this Sailor Moon-themed pop-up event put on by Sweet Dreamin’ Cafe is returning this weekend for the fifth year in a row. Your ticket comes with an afternoon tea, hot meal, a drink, table-side entertainment and games, as well as a mini live performance.

Where: 3376 Kennedy Rd, Unit 2
When: March 13th

Candlelight Symphony at the Castle

Care for an intimate concert bathed in candlelight at Toronto’s historic castle? This weekend, Casa Loma is hosting live symphony shows in a dreamy setting. Travel down an 800 ft tunnel below Austin Terrace to the castle’s Carriage Room for a one-of-a-kind performance. Plus, enjoy classic scores from popular Hollywood films every Thursday and Sunday.

Where: 1 Austin Terrace
When: Until April 3rd, 2022

Museum of Contemporary Art

The MOCA has reopened public with a brand new season of exhibitions. Described as “ambitiously inclusive, interdisciplinary, and internationally renowned,” this is the place to see and experience contemporary art. Get excited for unique new showcases at the MOCA, a “place for everyone to explore that provokes ideas and discussion and challenges the current cultural moment.”

Where: 158 Sterling Rd
When: 11 a.m. — 6 p.m. daily

St. Patrick’s Paint and Sip

Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit early with a boozy paint night at Stout Irish Pub. This beginner-friendly guided painting sesh will help you bring your canvas to life and have a good time while you’re at it. Be sure to stick around for a pint and some snacks too!

Where: 221 Carlton St
When: March 11th, 2022

Winter Stations

The annual international design competition at The Beaches is back. Winter Stations will run until the end of the month and will showcase the six winning projects along the shoreline. This year’s winners took their creativity to new heights, transforming the lifeguard towers into northern cardinal birds, isolation pavilions, beehives, and more.

Where: Woodbine Beach, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E
When: Until March 31st, 2022