Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of January 24–26

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of January 24–26

A scene from the Interior Design Show's 2013 edition. (Image: Interior Design Show) Last year’s Interior Design Show. (Image: Interior Design Show)

In this edition of The Weekender, a festival of craft beer and indie music, a walk to raise money for Alzheimer’s treatment, and three other things to do in Toronto this weekend.


Interior Design Show
The international design community will descend upon the city this weekend to showcase new products and avant-garde concepts. Attendees will get a sense of this year’s hot design trends from over 320 exhibitors. Jan. 25–26. Tickets $19 in advance, $22 at door. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front St. W.,


Big Smoke Festival
Combining craft beer and independent music, this two-day festival will feature emerging bands like Army Girls, Omhouse and Kashka. Listeners can sip on a range of local beers, including offerings from Junction Craft Brewing, Cameron’s Brewing Company and Hogtown Brewers. Jan. 25–26. Tickets $15 in advance, or $25 for a two-day pass. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.,


Godard Forever: Part One
Legendary French new-wave filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard is the subject of a new retrospective at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Part one of the series will feature screenings of films he made during his “golden age,” from his 1960 debut masterpiece Breathless to his black comedy Weekend, released in 1967. This weekend, catch Le Petit Soldat, Une Femme est Une Femme, and Vivre sa Vie. Until Feb. 13. Tickets $12. Tiff Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W.,


Alzheimer’s Walk for Memories
This 5k walk to benefit the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto winds through the underground PATH, mercifully keeping participants out of the elements. Expect a big crowd, tonnes of energy, and a variety of performers along the way. Jan. 25. Registration is free. Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Pl., 161 Bay St.,


King of the Dot
The Opera House is hosting an entire weekend of rap battles, including a Saturday title match between rappers Pat Stay and Dizaster. Concertgoers may even spot Deadmau5 in the crowd. Jan. 24–25. Tickets $40, or $70 for both days. The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E.,