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What's Up Toronto? : Nov 17-23

What's Up Toronto? : Nov 17-23

It's the third week of November and the grocery store is playing nothing but Christmas music! Before you get completely wrapped up in holiday festivities and preparations, here are a few events this week that have nothing to do with Santa:

Toronto Bourbon Week (Until November 20)

image via torontobourbonweek.com

image via torontobourbonweek.com

If you're not a fan of bourbon, now's the time to give it a second chance. This week highlights whiskey's oaky American cousin with one or two events a day at various restaurants across the city. The fun thing about Bourbon Week is that no two events occur at the same time so festival goers don't have to miss a single one. Look out for Triple B & 'Q' at AAA Bar on Nov. 19 at 9pm. AAA Bar will be pairing their famous smoked brisket with a flight of three different bourbons for just $35. On Thursday night, the week concludes with the Bourbon Derby at 3030 Dundas West. The Derby will offer bourbon tastings, a vote for best bourbon, live music and more. 

For full event listings, tickets, and more info click here.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the ROM (Opens November 22) 

image via rom.on.ca

image via rom.on.ca

This special exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum showcases 100 nature and wildlife photos by international photographers from all walks of life. These stunning photographs have been specially curated and selected from thousands of submissions, but it's not too late to join in the photo-taking fun. The ROM wants to see your wildlife photography. Share your best photo on social media with the hashtag #ROMWPY and you might get to see your work on display at the ROM. 

For tickets click here


Take Me Back to Jefferson (Until November 23)

image via factorytheatre.ca

image via factorytheatre.ca

I was lucky enough to see this play last year and was very happy to hear it was getting a revival at the Factory Theatre. Theatre Smith-Gilmour has created a beautiful physical theatre adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. The combination of Faulkner's poetic writing with Theatre Smith-Gilmour's heightened theatricality and movement-based interpretation is simply magical. This is a play I would love to see a second time.

For tickets click here.

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

Cardinal Points 11.14.14

Cardinal Points 11.14.14