23 things to do in Toronto this weekend: February 10 - 12

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Happy Friday, Toronto!

The weekend starts a little chilly, but things will heat up by Saturday. And we’re a week away from a long weekend!

So kick back, and enjoy the days, Toronto! And don’t forget the lunar eclipse!

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Hailing from Liverpool, UK, Banners’ music is influenced by artists ranging from Jeff Buckley to Arcade Fire. Banners’ tracks “Shine a Light” and “Start A Riot” have generated over 40 million streams, and you can see both tracks live this month.

Where: The Mod Club, 722 College Street
When: February 10 at 7 pm

Friends TV Trivia

Relive the best of Rachel, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, Monica, and Ross: brush up on all the ups and downs of Ross & Rachel’s seasons-long romance; sort through the tangle of secret relationships, employment woes, and baby names; and, of course, revisit your favourite Marcel the Monkey moments.

Where: The Gladstone, 1214 Queen Street West
When: February 10 at 7 pm

Chris Tucker

Best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter opposite Jackie Chan in the Rush Hour film series, the hilarious comedian will be gracing the stage at Toronto’s Sony Centre.

Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
When: February 10 at 8 pm

Planet Mirth Presents an Evening of Cabaret

An evening of glitz, glamour and cabaret! With unforgettable entertainment, Planet Mirth will offer a unique experience to all attendees! Raise a glass to help serve some of the most vulnerable in our community. All proceeds from the event will support Aurora House, a long-term transitional home for survivors of human trafficking.

Where: Toronto Central Grosvenor St. YMCA Centre, 20 Grosvenor Street
When: February 10 at 8 pm

Oscar Shorts 2017

TIFF Bell Lightbox presents an exclusive Toronto run of the 2017 Academy Award nominees for Best Live Action and Best Animated Short Film on the big screen.

Where: TIFF, 350 King Street West
When: February 10 to 12

Mary Poppins

Everyone’s favourite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical.

Where: Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Avenue
When: February 10 to 12

The Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair

The Toronto Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair is a one-of-a-kind sexy fair that brings together artists and crafters just in time for Valentine’s Day! Knitters, crafters, zinesters, card makers, and artists of all types create inspired and inspiring erotic objects for this one day celebration of DIY sex and romantic culture.

Where: The Gladstone, 1214 Queen Street West
When: February 11 at 10 am to 4 pm

Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Fest

Steam Whistle will have a simulated curling rink, fire pits, local food trucks, ice carving, their legendary après ski dance party and surprises around every snow bank.

Where: Steamwhistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd
When: February 11 at 11 am

2017 CWHL All-Star Game

Check out the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, playing an all-star game this weekend.

Where: ACC, 50 Bay Street
When: February 11 at 1:30 pm

Free Entry at the Aga Khan Museum 

For two whole days, but only two whole days, Torontonians can gain free admission to the Aga Khan Museum. The Aga Khan Museum has one of the most famous collections of Islamic art in the world, and is surrounding by gorgeously designed grounds. There will also be pop-up performances by local musicians. With entry being free, it’s an affordable way to your cultural fix.

Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive
When:February 11 and 12 at 10 am to 6 pm

Dita Von Teese – The Art of the Teese 

The delectable Dita Von Teese is in Toronto for her biggest tour yet. The Art of the Teese tour sees Dita performing some of her favorite – and never before seen – acts in a striptease spectacular that features costumes from some of the world’s most famous designers.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 10 Princes Boulevard
When: February 11 at 7:30 pm

Toronto Poetry Slam Finals featuring Rudy Francisco

Head down and revel in the amazing poetry courtesy the eight finalist poets who will be competing to make the 2017 Toronto Poetry Slam Team!

Where: Hot Docs, 506 Bloor Street West
When: February 11 at 8 pm

Love at the Zoo

Join the Toronto Zoo for a delicious evening of food and fun as we learn the fine art of romance as observed in the animal kingdom. The Valentine’s Program includes a romantically inspired dinner, special animal encounter, an interactive group presentation, and a glimpse of the future Reproductive Labs led by the Reproductive Specialist Team.

Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road
When: February 11 at 8 pm

Art & Wine with Your Valentine

Make it a valentine to remember, with art! Check out the Paint Lounge for some painting and wine for you and your loved one.

Where: Paint Lounge, 784 College Street
When: February 11

Beer Mine? A Night of Brew-Mance

Get hopped on loooove while enjoying soulful beats and smooth brews. Live acoustic music until 9 pm, then soul/funk late night.

Where: The Beer Hall- Mill Street, 21 Tank House Lane
When: February 11 at 6 pm

BACK By Popular Demand Mad Max: Fury Road – Black & Chrome

Originally done in an acidic palette of oranges and teals, perhaps more suited to something directed by big-budget mavens like Michael Bay, this edition burns it down to a slick monochrome to give audiences a completely different experience.

Where: The Royal, 608 College Street
When: February 11 at 8 pm

Canada All Star Ballet Gala

The most prestigious ballet gala in the world, this performance is the first of its kind and a celebration of Classical Ballet Masterpieces. It will be performed by the world’s most accomplished artists from Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet of London, The Bolshoi of Russia, The National Ballet of Canada, Rome Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.

Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
When: February 11 at 7:30 pm to 10:15 pm

Us The Duo

After two emerging solo artists randomly collided, they fell in love and combined their talent. And so, Us The Duo was formed. Last year, they released their latest album Just Love, and are touring the album across North America this winter.

Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street
When: February 11 at 7 pm

Skating Party

Music, hot chocolate, and friends! Check out this skate party at Monarch Park.

Where: Monarch Park Ice Rink, 115 Felstead Avenue
When: February 12 at 3 to 5 pm

Vintage Valentine’s Dance Great Hall

The GTA Swing Band and Lindy Hop Revolution are returning to The Great Hall’s Main Hall for another great themed live music and dance Sunday Fun Day in honour of Valentine’s Day. Get ready to dance, dance, dance on West Queen West.

Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
When: February 12 at 7:15 pm

Grammy’s Screening at the Drake

Come watch music’s biggest night in the Drake Underground! Watch performances on our big screen by: Chance the Rapper, John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood, The Weeknd and Daft Punk.

Where: 1050 Queen Street West
When: February 12 at 7:30 pm


After being active in the music industry for years, Sampha is finally releasing his debut album Process next month. The South London native was first featured on SBTRKT’s album, and has since worked with everyone from Drake to Kanye. He’s in town for two back-to-back shows this month.

Where: The Mod Club, 722 College Street
When: February 12 at 8 pm

Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Gala

Once-in-a-lifetime cocktail reception and seated dinner with your Toronto Maple Leafs of past and present. All net proceeds from the Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Gala will support the work of MLSE Foundation.

Where: Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front Street West
When: February 12