The weekend is the time to leave your school work at home and go out and enjoy yourself. (Chayonika Chandra)

Leave your school work at home and go out to enjoy yourself. (Chayonika Chandra)

The cold weather has finally come, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors. Put on something to you keep you warm and go to some events happening this weekend in Toronto.

1. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

If you haven’t heard already, iHeartRadio moved north this year. Its first event in Canada will be The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Toronto. The concert will include performances from Hedley, Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers and Toronto’s very own The Weeknd.

Location: Air Canada Centre
Date: Nov. 25
Time: Begins at 7 p.m.
Cost: $50 – $150

2. Multiple Rams games

This weekend your Rams are playing a lot of sports against a lot of teams. The women’s and men’s volleyball teams will be playing Friday and Saturday. On Friday, they will face the Toronto Varsity Blues and will be up against the Trent Excaliburs on Saturday.  The women and men’s basketball teams will compete against the Algoma Thunderbirds on Friday. And the women’s hockey team will face off against the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks on Saturday.

Location: Mattamy Athletic Centre
Date: Nov. 25 and 26
Time: Varies per game
Cost: Free with OneCard

3. The Cavalcade of Lights

If you want to kick off the Christmas season right, this is the event for you. The 50th annual Cavalcade of Lights will take place at Nathan Phillips Square as in previous years. The event will include the lighting of the Christmas tree, the opening of the ice rink, a firework show and more.

Location: Nathan Phillips Square
Date: Nov. 26
Time: 7 – 10:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

4. The 104th Grey Cup

It’s football season in Canada and Toronto’s scored the opportunity to host the 104th Grey Cup. You may not be able to afford tickets to the game on a student budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t drop by a bar to watch the game with friends.

Location: BMO Field
Date: Nov. 27
Time: Begins at 6 p.m.
Cost: $85 and up

5. Musical: Come From Away

If you’re interested in musical theatre, make sure to check this out. Come From Away is a new musical making its Canadian debut before it opens on Broadway. It’s a heartfelt comedy that has some heavy subject matter. It takes place shortly after 9/11 in a small town in Newfoundland. Multiple planes and passengers have been stranded in the town. The locals open up their homes to these weary travellers, offering a sign of hope in a troubling time.

Location: Royal Alexandra Theatre
Date: Nov. 15 – Jan. 8
Time: TuesdaySaturday 8 p.m.WednesdaySaturday and Sunday 2 p.m.
Cost: $35 – $150

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