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

As we head into the last weekend of the month (that was fast, wasn’t it?), those looking to take advantage of the city have several options. 

From a festival of everything tea-related to one of the city’s best drag brunches, here’s what to do in Toronto this weekend.

Experience Lord of the Rings with a Live Score 
The Lord of the Rings fans have the chance to experience The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on the big screen, accompanied by a live score performed by a symphony orchestra. Guests can expect a 60-foot screen and over 200 musicians, who will perform the Grammy-nominated score. Find more info here.

Celebrate Your Love for Tea 
Those with a soft spot for tea will find world-renowned tea sommeliers, published authors, musicians, and vendors at the Toronto Tea Festival. This Saturday and Sunday at the Toronto Reference Library, guests will be able to sample hundreds of teas, learn from industry experts, and shop teas and tea-related products. Find more info here

Check Out the Latest Mirvish Play 
Mirvish’s latest production invites the audience to travel back in time to D-Day, June 1944. Direct from London’s West End and based on a true story, Pressure centres on the weather forecasts that determined the date of the D-Day landings as part of Operation Overload. Find more info here.

Indulge at a High Energy Drag Brunch
The Drake Hotel offers a high-energy Saturday with its Drag Brunch. Miss Moço hosts the affair, which features weekly guest performers, music, laughs, unexpected surprises, mimosas, and elevated and comforting brunch items. Find more info here

Close off the Work Week at the AGO
Hit the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on Friday night for a museum-wide celebration to celebrate the famed gallery’s new exhibitions. The evening will feature live music, compelling talks, tours, and a cash bar. Find more info here.

Immerse Yourself in a Large-Scale Interactive Lantern Show 
The visually stunning Peace and Love Lantern Festival takes over the Woodside Square South Parking Lot, offering a spectacular light show. The show is composed of four main thematic elements, as guests are guided through extraordinary scenes from ancient times to present. Find more info here

Watch a Famed Novel Come to Life 
Watch Canadian writer Ann-Marie MacDonald’s critically acclaimed book Fall On Your Knees come to life on stage. Written in 1996, the novel chronicles three generations of a family from Cape Breton Island. The story moves from the battlefields of WWI to the emerging jazz scene in Harlem, New York. Find more info here.

Explore the Best in Design 
DesignTO, formerly the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, is back with 10 days filled with immersive installations, exhibitions, engaging talks, and more design and art than ever before. The Festival takes design and art out of the studio and into the urban sphere, bringing people together to celebrate contemporary culture, with window installations viewable from the outdoors at venues across town. Find more info here

Check Out a Quality Film Festival 
Established by TIFF in 2001, the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival celebrates contemporary Canadian cinema. This year’s festival includes the best features and shorts of the year, including works from David Cronenberg, Alanis Obomsawin, Clement Virgo, Stéphane Lafleur, Hubert Davis, Anthony Shim, and Nisha Pahuja. Find more info here

Après Ski without Leaving the City 
Indulge in all the après ski fun without leaving Toronto. Hit the historic Distillery District to celebrate the season, as Trinity Street is transformed into a world of apres-ski action for Après Ski Weekends, with fire pits, Muskoka chairs, hot chocolate, mulled wine, beer, and classic Canadian comfort food. Find more info here.

Dream Big at the International Boat Show 
At the annual Toronto International Boat Show, dream big as you tour pricey yachts and discover all the latest innovations in the world of boating. Guests can get up close and personal with over 400 vendors, as they explore the best new products in the boating, water sport, and cottaging (and, for some, yachting) worlds. Find more info here.

Cover image:The Lord of the Rings, In Concert