Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of April 20–21

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of April 20–21

Buddy Guy plays Massey Hall on Saturday (Image: Paul Natkin)

In this edition of the Weekender, Stomp, the Toronto Bridal Show and three more things to do in Toronto. 

These eight percussionists, who create rhythms out of mundane objects—brooms, tires, trash cans and lids, matchboxes, hubcaps, Zippos—still sound explosively innovative after 22 years. Rush seats for their five-day Toronto run are being released first-come, first-serve at the box office on the day of each show. $25-99. April 16-21. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W.

Toronto Bridal Show
The Direct Energy Centre will be packed with more than 275 vendors for the city’s biggest and best spring bridal event. Highlights include runway fashion shows and an appearance by Canada’s hunkiest (former) bachelor Brad Smith with fiancée Bianka Kamber. $15. April 19-21. Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd.

Spa Week
Some of Toronto’s top spas are discounting their luxurious packages to an accessible $50 in the city’s first-ever spa week. Try the eminence organic blueberry soy sugar glow treatment at Novo Spa in Yorkville—trust us, the only thing as ridiculous as the name is how good you’ll feel—or Shizen Spa at the Cosmopolitan Hotel’s hour-long dead sea scrub body treatment. $50. April 15-21. Various locations.

Buddy Guy
The blues guitar icon that influenced Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan first took the stage at Massey Hall in 1970. Forty-plus years later Buddy Guy keeps coming back, and this time the 76-year-old master showman is joined by a 14-year-old prodigy named Quinn Sullivan. $49.50–$69.50. April 20. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St.

Old Toronto Beer Tours
This all-day tour and tasting from the Beer Lovers Tour Co. is as much about the city’s history as it is about Toronto’s brews. There’s lunch at Steam Whistle, a seminar on beer and war at Fort York and trips to sample the suds at the Beer Academy, Mill St. and Amsterdam. For those who aren’t in the throes of an extreme beer coma by the end, an optional dinner at Granite Brewery caps the day. $129. April 13-27. Various locations.