23 things to do in Toronto this weekend: February 3 - 5

Feb 3 2017, 12:22 am

Super Bowl is upon us, and it’s the first weekend of February.

While it’s cold out there, be sure to check out what’s going on in the city this weekend! Have a good one, Toronto.

Toronto Light Festival

Toronto’s Distillery District has been transformed into a magical, glittering light festival filled with light installations by both local and international artists.

Where: Toronto Distillery District, 55 Mill Street
When: Now until March 12


For over 20 years, Harbourfront Centre has been hosting Kuumba, a Black History Month celebration, has sparked discourse and conversation around current and historical debates within the African-Canadian community. 

Where: 235 Queens Quay West
When: February 3 to 11

Blue Rodeo

Canada’s premier rock band Blue Rodeo will be hitting the stage of Massey Hall with special guests Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins.

Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
When: February 3 at 7 pm

#FNLROM: Afro Fete

ROM Friday Night Live is back! Celebrate Black History Month with one vibrant and rhythmic #FNLROM night!

Where: ROM, 100 Queen’s Park
When: February 3 at 7 pm

Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli is more than just a hip hop recording artist. The Brooklyn-based musician is known for his work with Mos Def (or Yasiin Bey), Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams. This is a rare appearance by a music legend on “The 7 Tour.”

Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street
When: February 3 at 8 pm

Forever Man

Enjoy an evening of free live music and pay tribute to the one and only Eric Clapton.

Where: Drums N Flats, 1980 Avenue Rd
When: February 3 at 9 pm to 12:30 am

Motion Ball

An unparalleled evening filled with entertainment, networking and socializing with proceeds going to support the Special Olympics Canada Foundation, Motion Ball is the must-attend event for young professionals this winter.

Where: Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place
When: February 3 at 9 pm

LunarFest 2017

LunarFest is Canada’s premier presenter of contemporary expression in Asian arts and culture. It endeavours to reach new Canadians and those who have been here for many generations to share in the diversity of Canada. LunarFest is a festival that brings together Soul, Art and Life on one stage. And it celebrates the year of the Rooster at Metro Hall next month.

Where: Metro Hall, 55 John Street
When: February 4 and 5

Against Islamophobia & White Supremacy- National Days of Action

Following the massive protest earlier this week, this weekend will be no exception. This event is a national call to action to plan demonstrations in cities, Canada wide.

Where: US Consulate
When: February 4 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Discover Wild Winter Foods

Learn all about wild foods in this class by the Toronto Botanical Garden.

Where: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East
When: February 4 at 1 pm

The Year of the Rooster: A Chinese New Year Celebration

TSO’s annual Chinese New Year celebration will be paying tribute to the year of the Rooster this February. Long Yu, artistic director of the China Philharmonic Orchestra and music director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will be leading the show.

Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
When: February 4 at 7:30 pm

Cœur de Pirate

Cœur de pirate (or Beatrice Martin) is one of the most adored Quebecois musicians. Singing in French and English, Martin is bound to put a spell on you with her musical charm.

Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
When: February 4 at 7 pm

Soca on Ice

Calling all soca lovers, this is one partay you don’t want to miss. This family-friendly event is free and fun for all ages.

Where: Natrel Rink, 235 Queens Quay West
When: February 4 at 8 pm

A Birthday Celebration for Gord Downie

Celebrate the birth and the music of the one and only Gord Downie. Toronto’s Adelaide Hall will be hosting an epic celebration and will feature music from The Hip with proceeds from ticket sales going to support the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.

Where: Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide Street West
When: February 4 at 8 pm

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

The Red Hot Chilli peppers are heading out for a huge world tour, making this their first road trip since 2014. This tour will be supporting their latest album “The Getaway” and it’s a show you won’t want to miss.

Where: Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay Street
When: February 4 at 8 pm

Delhi 2 Dublin

The most funky, fusion infused show you’ll ever go to is bound to be Delhi 2 Dublin. The band combines Bhangra, Electronic, Funk, Celtic music, Hip Hop, and Dub Reggae, spinning tunes unlike anything else in the world.

Where: The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street West
When: February 4 at 8 pm

Brews of the 6ix

Beer samples, food pairings, networking, and more with your ticket to the 1st ever Brews of the 6ix, raising money for Crohn’s Colitis Canada!

Where: Canvas, 1381 Castlefield Avenue
When: February 4 at 9 pm

Good Enough Live Karaoke

Good Enough is back with their live karaoke! Complete your weekend here, as they play, and you sing!

Where: Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas Avenue West
When: February 4 at 10 pm

Worst Behavior

The world was shocked to hear Beyonce is pregnant with twins. Now you can celebrate at this Beyonce Pregnancy Announcement after party! Clinton’s will be playing Bey hives all night.

Where: Clinton’s, 693 Bloor Street West
When: February 4 at 10 pm

A Super Bowl Feast at One King West

Treat yo-self this weekend! It’s Super Bowl, and it’s time to get on the football bandwagon for just one day. Check out the fest at One King for a different kind of sports party.

Where: 1 King Street West
When: February 5 at 2 pm

Super Bowl Party 2017

Whether you’re cheering for the Pats or the Falcons, come and watch the game with Dublin Calling and the Toronto Sport and Social Club. All attendees will have a chance to win awesome prizes from NFL Canada, a Coors Light beer fridge, NFL jerseys, Toronto Sport and Social Club rentals and credits and Dublin Calling bar tabs.

Where: Dublin Calling, 250 Adelaide St
When: February 5 at 5 pm

Take your pick from our massive list of Super Bowl parties around Toronto

Because choices are good.

Where: Various venues
When: February 5

Andrés Díaz

If you’re interested in spending your Sunday afternoon immersed with beautiful music, head to the Royal Conservatory of Music for a day of free music.

Where: Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor West
When: February 5 at 2 pm

The Playground

Get ready to get your laugh on: Kris Siddiqi and Kye Fox will be hosting a laid-back night of stand-up comedy with an open mic.

Where: The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Avenue
When: February 5 at 8:30 pm

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