Awesome Toronto events happening December 11-13

It’s definitely Christmas Market season. This weekend, you can bring your pooch to drink beer at the Parkdale Flea Market or tackle Leslieville’s Christmas event, or if you need even more Christmas market in your life, there’s the ShopIndieTO Market Crawl and the Annex Flea Holiday Market this weekend, too. That, plus some cool music happening in Toronto, December 11-13.

Born Ruffians at Lee’s Palace

The Ontario-based indie band Born Ruffians play tunes from their latest album and beyond. Check online for tickets – the show was nearly sold out when we wrote this up.

When to go: Friday, 9 pm

Where at? Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor W

Tickets: $20


God Made Me Funky Covers Volume II

Hear hits from the last five decades turned into hip-thrustable funk renditions, courtesy of Juno-nominated band God Made Me Funky. They’re promising TSwift songs are on the docket.

When to go: Friday, 9:30 pm

Where at? Bar Italia, 582 College

Tickets: $10 at the door


Leslieville Christmas Pop-Up Market

Toronto-based foodies can check out competitions for the best soup and best hot chocolate while shopping for Christmas gifts made by local artisans. Santa plans to show up, too.

When to go: Saturday and Sunday, 11 am-6 pm

Where at? 25 Booth

Tickets: please bring a non-perishable food donation


Parkdale Flea Holiday Market

Ever wished you could go drinking with your dog or cat? The Parkdale Flea is your chance! Pets are allowed at the holiday market which includes alcoholic bevvies, antiques, vintage goods and collectibles, artisan crafts, designer wares, food and more.

When to go: Saturday, 1 pm-9 pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm

Where at? Goodfellas Gallery, 1266 Queen W

Tickets: admission is free

Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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