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Weekend Roundup

Calling all University and College students, whether you’re just finishing up your reading week or starting it off with a bang. For those of you who couldn’t fly off to a sunny destination and are stuck in the city, we have you covered. Here are a few events happening around Toronto this weekend that can make for a good beginning or ending of a well-deserved break:

Friday the 21st

Whether you have a hot date, want to spend the night with a group of friends or even fly solo, we have the perfect event for you. Skating at Nathan Phillips Square happens every Friday night from 7:00-10:00 PM. The difference between skating on a Friday rather than any other day of the week? They have a DJ during this time to give your Friday night the boost it needs. So, sharpen your skates and head to 100 Queen Street W for this free event!

Saturday the 22nd

If you’re the kind of person who prefers live entertainment to watching a screen, then you may want to buy tickets for a performance by Trixie Mattel – American drag queen, singer-songwriter, comedian, and the winner of the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars. The event will take place at the Danforth Music Hall at 8:00 PM, so get ready to dance the night away!

Saturday the 22nd

If you’re looking for a more chill Saturday night, then head west to 918 Bathurst, a venue for Culture, Arts, Media & Education where you can experience “Good Beautiful Morning: A Multidisciplinary Arts and Performance Endeavour”. This event will feature the works of Mello Ayo (artist, writer, activist, and performer) where you’ll be able to attend an art installation, performance, and after-party with the guest of honour. If this sounds like more of your vibe, get your tickets here.

Sunday the 23rd

Why not round up the perfect weekend – whether a weekend of television or live entertainment – with the Toronto Raptors? Even if you aren’t a huge sports fan, the Raptors are a representation of the city and being a part of something bigger is always fun. For students on a budget, tickets start at $33 and go up from there, so there’s something for everybody. The game will take place at the Scotiabank Arena at 6:00 PM, where the Raptors will be playing the Indiana Pacers. If you can’t be there in person for whatever reason, catch the game at your local sports bar with a few of your friends – either option is the making for a great Sunday night and the perfect ending or beginning to your reading week.

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