Nightlife in Markham

"Potted Potter" at Panasonic Theatre on December 20–28 (Up to 25% Off)

"Potted Potter"

Panasonic Theatre

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“New York Times” Critics’ Pick parodies all seven “Harry Potter” novels and engages audience in a Quidditch match

C$110.95 C$83.21

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Tony Award-Winning "Evita" at Lower Ossington Theatre on November 14–23 (Up to 37% Off)

"Evita"

The Lower Ossington Theatre

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Tony-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about the Argentinian First Lady who fought for the working class and poor

C$61.74 C$39

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Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on June 17 (Up to 51% Off)

Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

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Seminal pop-rock band with hits “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and “Centuries” joins forces with Grammy-nominated rapper behind Blacc Hollywood

C$39.75 C$19.50

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"Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience" at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on March 18–April 5 (Up to 20% Off)

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

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Interactive dining performance based on BBC’s popular Fawlty Towers sitcom has traveled the globe and earned rave reviews

C$77.20 C$61.76

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Knight Tournament and Feast for an Adult or Child with Optional VIP Package at Medieval Times in Toronto (Up to 50% Off)

Medieval Times

Medieval Times

In a two-hour show, knights on horseback vie for the royal court’s favor by jousting and sword-fighting; dinner with chicken and spare rib

C$52.53 C$29

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Comedy Night for Two with $20 Worth of Food and Drinks at Comedy Bar (Up to 55% Off)

Comedy Bar

Little Italy

Main stage and cabaret space host stand-up, sketch, and improv shows throughout the week, complemented by a menu of pub fare and draft beers

C$44 C$20

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Nickelback at Air Canada Centre on February 22 at 8 p.m. (Up to 26% Off)

Nickelback

Air Canada Centre

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Chart-topping rockers behind “How You Remind Me” deliver slick yet heavy hits in support of their latest album, No Fixed Address

C$67 C$49.50

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The Tea Party at Kool Haus on November 27 at 8 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

The Tea Party

Kool Haus

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Reunited “Moroccan roll” trio blends rock, blues, and Indian influences in support of a long-awaited new album; opening act The Standstills

C$46.50 C$25

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"Cannibal! The Musical" at The Panasonic Theatre on February 12–18

"Cannibal! The Musical"

The Panasonic Theatre

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Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s darkly funny musical based on the true story of a gold prospector accused of cannibalism

C$57.45

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Shooter Jennings at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on January 22 at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Shooter Jennings

The Phoenix Concert Theatre

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The outlaw-country prodigy delivers a straight-shooting set of Southern rock-tinged hits; Waymore’s Outlaws and Blackie Jackett Jr. open

C$40.25 C$20

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Aradia Ensemble Presents The Dublin "Messiah" at St. Anne's Church on Saturday, December 20 (Up to 47% Off)

The Dublin Messiah

St. Anne's Church

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Vocalists and musicians continue a Toronto tradition by performing Handel’s Messiah the way it was played at its 1742 world premiere

C$38.09 C$20

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"The De Chardin Project" at Theatre Passe Muraille, November 26–29 and December 3–4 (Up to 42% Off)

"The De Chardin Project"

Theatre Passe Muraille

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A Jesuit priest courts controversy in his paleontological studies and mystic theology in this biographical play

C$38 C$22

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Three Course Meal and Psychic Show for One, Two, or Four at On Stage with Psychic Nikki (Up to 50% Off)

On Stage with Psychic Nikki

Izakaya Dinner Theatre

As folks enjoy a three-course dinner, psychic Nikki predicts the future of politics and celebrity gossip before taking audience questions

C$78.99 C$45

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Knight Tournament and Feast for an Adult or Child with Optional VIP Package at Medieval Times in Toronto (Up to 50% Off)

Medieval Times

Medieval Times

In a two-hour show, knights on horseback vie for the royal court’s favor by jousting and sword-fighting; dinner with chicken and spare rib

$52.53 $29

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"Hamlet" Starring Benjamin Blais at Winter Garden Theatre on Friday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

"Hamlet"

Winter Garden Theatre

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A film-noir inspired take on Shakespeare’s renowned tragedy about the grief and humanity of the Prince of Denmark

C$71 C$35

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"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" at Massey Hall on November 11 at 7:30 p.m.

"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County"

Massey Hall

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Supernatural gothic musical from Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T-Bone Burnett stirs audiences with a haunting story and rootsy score

C$59.55 C$42.39

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Toronto Mandolin Orchestra in Concert: "Kaleidoscope of Strings" on Sunday, November 30 (Up to 46% Off)

Toronto Mandolin Orchestra in Concert: "Kaleidoscope of Strings"

Trinity St-Paul's Centre

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Concert brings together the Chinese pipa, the Russian domra, the classical guitar, and mandolins for a multicultural celebration of strings

C$35 C$19

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"Volver A FlamenTango: Compania Maria Serrano" at John Bassett Theatre on Friday, November 21 (Up to 35% Off)

Volver A FlamenTango: Compania Maria Serrano

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (John Bassett Theatre)

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Fusion of flamenco and tango presented by renowned dancer Maria Serrano and her company

C$55 C$36

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Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque Presents "Bang" on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. or Oct. 30 at 10:30 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

"Bang" by Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque

Revival

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The dancers say farewell after an 11-year run with a “vampire chic”–themed spectacular that includes the return of former stars

C$17.50 C$10

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Select Local Merchants

Beneath the golden tassels of draped curtains, powder-pink treatment tables cradle the reclining bodies of visiting clients. There, the staff of K.Ka Beauty And Health Spa performs European-style skincare procedures—including facials, massages, and body wraps—with nourishing products and innovative technology. Meanwhile, nail technicians pamper hands, feet, and the work-weary talons of pet messenger falcons with a range of artful manicure and pedicure services.

8362 Kennedy Road
Markham,
ON
CA

At Rainbow Cinemas & Magic Lantern Theatres, darkened auditoriums with flickering screens draw audiences into magical worlds where fish can talk, motorcycles leap canyons, and love comes even for those who eat crackers in bed. The auditoriums show recent blockbusters at 16 multiplex theatres that spread across Canada, each of which retains its own unique personality and honours any historic roots. In Edmonton, the Princess Theatre?s original 1915 auditorium, complete with balcony, golden drapes, and red walls, accommodates moviegoers with babies or pet hyenas inside a soundproof cry room. In Saskatchewan, the circa-1930 Roxy Theatre preserves the ambience of a Spanish courtyard. As guests find their auditorium at the Rainbow Cinemas Ontario locations, they can admire giant murals by local artist Fred Harrison.

10909 Yonge St.
Richmond Hill,
ON
CA

FastLife hosts themed speed-dating events at hip hot spots and upscale venues for its worldwide network of singles to attend. Using information entered online, FastLife selectively invites its clients to events in their city with guest lists packed with singles who match their ideal partners' qualities, with preferences such as age or favourite impersonations. Events often feature perks such as three-course meals interspersed between meeting possible dates. The dating company hosts events in New Zealand, Australia, and Great Britain as well.

584 College Street
Toronto,
ON
CA

Since opening as the Bonita Theatre in 1911, the city's oldest movie house has undergone numerous transformations, most recently screening Chinese and Hindi films throughout the '80s and '90s and Tamil-language films in the current millennium. Big Picture Cinema is its latest incarnation, specializing in independent and world cinema. Grinder Coffee, the theatre's next door neighbour, concocts gourmet concessions, meals, and coffee for moviegoers before they saunter down the theatre's wood-to-concrete floor and sink into one of 295 seats, lined with marine blue corduroy.

As 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound orbits the audience, 35mm and digital projectors showcase premieres of films that eschew traditional Hollywood fare, including a monthly horror film series in partnership with Fangoria Magazine and weekly Bollywood film reels discovered in the theatre basement during renovations. Local artists also showcase their work each Wednesday followed by coffee and discussion sessions with the audience, where they can ask guest moviemakers about the creative process or how to talk actors out of staying in pirate character during visits to the dentist.

1021-1041 Gerrard Street East
Toronto,
ON
CA

Wanting to fuse Mediterranean hospitality with modern elegance, the owners of Zemra Bar Lounge took design plans into their own hands, opening their walls and stage to local artists and musicians. Subdued light bounces off red and goldenrod walls dotted with paint, highlighting the friendly wait staff as they bustle between the dining room and kitchen. Inside the culinary chemistry lab, chefs Ghandour and Brunke prepare pastas, steaks, chops, and seafood from a menu of fine Pan-Mediterranean fare. To compliment the cuisine, the chefs recommend a variety of wines or one of the bar master's signature cocktails. Events such as the open mic on Wednesdays and live music on Fridays create a festive atmosphere while reflecting the local community, their talents, penchant for creativity, and ability to whistle in Italian.

778 Saint Clair Avenue West
Toronto,
ON
CA

By fusing together a bistro, jazz club, and art gallery, The Gallery Studio Cafe remains dedicated to owner Derek Houghton's vision of supporting local artists. Chef Carol, The Gallery Studio Cafe's certified cuisine concocter, assembles an array of tapas, soups, sandwiches, and brunch fare in her open kitchen, allowing diners to watch as Carol preps their meals and sharpens her samurai swords for vegetable chopping. Comfy European white leather furniture cozies up beside the café's real fireplace amid canvases crafted by local and international artists displayed throughout the expansive gallery space. In addition to jazz performances four nights a week, ranging from Thursday-night acoustic renditions to Saturday-afternoon sessions, The Gallery Studio Cafe hosts abundant musical events, including swing music every second Wednesday of the month and whenever Fred Astaire's ghost drops by.

2877 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Toronto,
ON
CA