Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of November 8–10

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of November 8–10

Festival of Smalls A selection of the works on sale for $55–$250 at the Festival of Smalls (Images clockwise from top left: Angela Cameron, Elizabeth Lennie, Hannah Ruminski, Jennifer McGregor, J.Joel, Greg Nordoff)
 

In this edition of The Weekender, an always-popular ballet, an affordable art show and three more things to do in Toronto this weekend.

ART

Festival of Smalls (FREE!)
If you have an empty wall in need of some art, head to this exhibit showcasing small photographs, etchings, silkscreens and collages by Canadian artists. Organizers and Art Interiors gallery owners Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood have priced everything under $250, with most works under $100. Nov. 9–Dec. 24. Free. Art Interiors, 446 Spadina Road, Suite 203, artinteriors.ca

BALLET

Swan Lake
The National Ballet of Canada dances the 19th-century classic, which recounts the tale of a young prince who finds love with a virtuous white swan, only to be seduced by a devious black doppleganger. Consistently wonderful principal dancer Xiao Nan Yu plays the role of the white swan in this Saturday. Nov. 9–Nov. 17. $107–$158. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, ballet.ca

ATHLETICS

Canadian Quidditch Cup (FREE!)
In 2005, a few Harry Potter-obsessed university students banded together to organize a Quidditch tournament. Fast forward eight years, the International Quidditch Association is being featured in Vince Vaughan movies. The winning team at the Canadian Cup this Saturday will move on to the World Cup in Myrtle Beach next spring. Nov. 9. Free. Cherry Beach Fields, 199 Unwin Ave., iqaquidditch.com

BOOKS

Indigo Presents: Lemony Snicket
California-based writer Daniel Handler—better known as Lemony Snicket—is the author of the bestselling pre-teen series, A Series of Unfortunate Events. He will be signing copies of his newest book When Did You See Her Last? on Sunday afternoon. Nov. 10. $8. Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave., eventbrite.ca

REMEMBRANCE DAY

Queen’s Own Rifles
This Saturday, Casa Loma is hosting a Remembrance Day event with soldiers from the Queen’s Own Rifles regiment. Guest speakers include Canadian historians and authors Eric McGeer and Peter Vronsky. Nov. 9. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10–$18. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, casaloma.org