10 things to do this long weekend and reading week (Oct. 7-16)

Courtesy of Michael Gil via Flickr Creative Commons

Explore the city this weekend and over reading week. (Courtesy of Michael Gil via Flickr Creative Commons)

By Kelsey Adams and Mallory Warren

1. Glow Sword Battle Toronto

Do you love Star Wars? Join in on the ultimate Jedi battle this weekend. Purchase a lightsaber and get in on the glowing action for Glow Sword Battle Toronto.

Location: Nathan Phillips Square

Date: Oct. 8 Time: 8-11  p.m.

Cost: Entrance to the event is free; Purchase a glow sword for $10

2. 6 Fest

Watch Diplo and Big Sean at the RSU’s 6 Fest. A special guest is yet to be announced for this two-day concert.

Location: Downtown Date: Oct. 9 and 10

Time: throughout the day/evening

Cost: Tier 2 tickets $116.00 for two day pass, if available

3. The Bazaar of the Bizarre Halloween Extravaganza 2016

Shop at the Bazaar of the Bizarre. This marketplace is sure to be anything but ordinary, with magicians, dancers and strange one of a kind items available for purchase.

Location: 6 Noble St.

Date: Oct. 9 Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

4. Comedy Against Humanity

Enjoy a live comedy show based off of the game Cards Against Humanity. Audience members can laugh along while selecting cards and voting on winning answers.

Location: Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave.

Date: Oct. 7 Time: 8-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $10

5. Lady Gaga vs. Everybody – Video Dance Party

Every dance party needs a Pop Monster (including you!) Get your tix to Lady Gaga vs Everybody this Friday: https://t.co/W8cAZVqpBT pic.twitter.com/LdRtKeISHG

Just dance because, baby, you were born this way. Dance the night away at the Lady Gaga Video Dance Party. Music from Lady Gaga will be at the forefront – although other pop artists, including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Rihanna, will also be played.

Location: Gladstone Hotel Date: Oct. 7

Time: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cost: $12 in advance; $15 at the door

6. Bare Decks

See a different kind of art with Bare Decks. It’s the perfect art show for all the skateboarders that shred down Gould Street. One-hundred artists have come together to paint skateboard decks. An auction will be held at the end of the event with all proceeds going towards Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Location: Free Space Gallery, 68 Claremont St.

Date: Oct. 16 – 22 Time: 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  

Cost: Free

7. TIFF Trek Talks

Explore the final frontier at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. There will be talks from astronaut Jeremy Hansen about Star Trek and space along with round table discussions on how science can inspire art with filmmakers and scientists.

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox

Date: Oct. 12 and 13 Times: Various

Cost: $19.25 for students; $23.75 for adults

8. Legends of Horror at Casa Loma

This isn’t the Casa Loma you visited as a child. Get ready to get spooked and take a stroll through the haunted halls of Toronto’s castle. Enter if you dare … it’s open all month if you need to build up the courage.

Location: Casa Loma

Date: Sept. 30 – Oct. 31

Time: Opens at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $40

9. ROM Friday Night Live: Beer Me!

Spend your Friday night at the Royal Ontario Museum learning about the history of beer making. But it’s not just a history lesson: let loose, throw back a few pints and dance the night away underneath a Tyrannosaurus rex.

Location: The ROM

Date: Oct. 14 Time: 7 p.m.

Cost: $13 for students; $15 for adults

10. Get Stuffed at The Drake Hotel

If you can’t make it home for thanksgiving, treat yourself  at the The Drake Hotel. Enjoy a festive dinner complete with turkey, side dishes, wine and pumpkin pie.

Location: The Drake Hotel

Date: Oct. 9 Time: starts at 6 p.m.

Cost: $35

If you are looking to get creative and cook in the comfort of your dorm kitchen, then the Ryersonian has you covered. Watch this video for a short Thanksgiving recipe.

Happy Thankgsiving!

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