Wondering what to do in Toronto this weekend? We’ve got you covered. 

The first official weekend of spring is before us, and Toronto’s temperatures will be above the freezing mark. These are the only signs you need that hibernation season is officially over.

From a Pink Floyd cover band to an Irish film festival, the city is packed with fun activities. Here’s what to in Toronto this weekend (March 24 to 26). 

Check Out the Next Best Thing to Pink Floyd 
Classic Albums Live and its roster of A-list musicians from across the country will perform Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon at Massey Hall on Friday night. The eighth studio album by the English rock band was first released back in 1973 by Harvest Record and is one of the most critically acclaimed records in history. Find more info here

Immerse Yourself in a Free Light Exhibition 
Lumière: The Art of Light (formerly Winter Light Exhibition) is an acclaimed annual art event that will temporarily transform Trillium Park. This free light exhibition allows visitors to explore the park and experience art developed by Ontario artists who utilized innovation, light, and discovery to illuminate the park. Find more info here

Have a LOL-filled Sunday Funday
Hit Comedy Bar on Sunday to brush off the Sunday scaries with no shortage of laughs. Comedy Bar (Bloor) closes out the weekend with its monthly Sunday Funday live comedy show. The show features some of the best comedians in the country, seen at Just for Laughs, Absolute Comedy, and Yuk Yuks. Find more info here

Screen Some Quality Irish Films 
Keep the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations going at the Toronto Irish Film Festival. The festival celebrates the very best of Irish cinema and promotes the work of Irish filmmakers. Cinema-goers can expect 31 short films and eight features over a weekend-long celebration. Find more info here. 

Shop Your Heart Out at a Shein Pop-Up
Beloved online retailer Shein has popped up at the CF Eaton Centre all weekend long. The easy-on-the-eyes 3,000-sq.-ft. pop-up takes over level one real estate on the north side of the landmark mall. Be prepared for a lineup; it’s first come, first served, until the inventory runs out. Find more info here

Support Local Small Businesses 
The Neighbourhood Spring Market offers a circular economy to sell your wardrobe and household items and shop small businesses. Held at Junction Brewing, the Neighbourhood Market combines celebrating and supporting small businesses with cultivating a community of eco-conscious people looking to sell their unused items. Find more info here

Celebrate World Water Day with a Thought-Provoking Talk 

Celebrate World Water Day with a thought-provoking talk by Giulio Boccaletti, author of one of The Economist’s best books of 2021, Water: A Biography, as he takes a deep dive into the significance of the elemental substance. Guests can continue their journey in the Museum Collections Gallery with an introduction to the themed installation, Water with Associate Curator Bita Pourvash. Find more info here

Get Inspired at a New Solo Exhibition 
Yorkville’s Taglialatella Galleries just opened a new solo exhibition titled Wordplay by the award-winning artist and designer Ben Johnston. Johnston has become internationally recognized in both the art and graphic design communities for his signature ​​style of three-dimensional word art that pops off surfaces. Find more info here

Fuse Saunas with Art 
Public Sweat is a pop-up fusion of art, sauna culture, and sweat bathing. Guests are invited to form unique social connections as they bask inside artist-designed saunas and sweat bathing structures, rotate through thermal cycles, and explore numerous artworks as they rejuvenate. Find more info here

Take in a Hard-Hitting One-Man Show
Award-winning writer, poet, and actor Cliff Cardinal’s one-man play, “The Land Acknowledgement or As You Like It” is powerful, raw, funny, eye-opening, and brilliantly uncomfortable. Holding nothing back, he explores the relationship between Canada’s Indigenous communities and the country’s settlers, and highlights the performance element of land acknowledgements. Find more info here

Bundle Up and Check Out Art at the Beach
The annual Winter Stations Design Competition is back to fill the beach with temporary public art installations from international and Canadian winners that celebrate the city’s waterfront landscape through a theme of “radiance.” The interactive pieces incorporate the existing lifeguard towers along Woodbine and Kew Beaches. Find more info here