21 things to do in Toronto this weekend: January 27 - 29

Jan 25 2017, 10:48 pm

We made it to the weekend!

There is so much happening this weekend in Toronto, so be sure to get outside. To help get you started, check out our list of what to do on this last weekend in January.

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Uniqlo’s 30,000 clothes giveaway at Yonge-Dundas

First thing is first this weekend. Free clothes! Mobile teams at Yonge-Dundas Square will be handing out 30,000 (no, that’s not a typo) UNIQLO ‘Heattech’ items of clothing.

Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
When: January 27 and 28 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Toronto Light Festival

The highly anticipated, massive Light Festival begins today!

Where: Distillery District
When: January 27 to March 12

BewhY Canada Tour

Get into the KPOP craze! Korean rapper BewhY plays in Toronto tonight as part of a limited date Canadian tour.

Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
When: January 27 at 7 pm

Classic Albums Live

The Classic Albums Live show will feature two legendary pieces of work tonight: John Lennon – Imagine & Paul McCartney and Wings – Band on the Run.

Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
When: January 27 at 7 pm

Power Plant Winter Opening party

The Power Plant’s Winter Opening Party takes place tonight, and you’re invited. Known for some of the best parties in town, the free gallery will be hosting three new exhibitions by artists Jonathas de Andrade, Maria Hupfield and Kapwani Kiwanga.

Where: The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay West
When: January 27 at 8 pm

CNTV Chinese New Year Gala

CNTV Chinese New Year Gala 2017 is the largest and the costliest extravaganza for the Chinese Community and with the blessings from the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic Of China in Toronto.

Where: Sony Centre for Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
When: January 27 at 8 pm

A Glow in the Dark Paint Party

The monthly glow party returns! Paint, Drink, Create the night away with DJ REC and DJ GadJet spinning live with 90’s R&B and House music. A little something for everyone!

Where: Paint Cabin, 723 Gerrard Street East
When: January 27 at 8:30 pm

ROMKids Sleepovers

Bunk down for the night at Toronto’s ultimate backstage museum pass at the Royal Ontario Museum!

Where: ROM, 100 Queen’s Park
When: January 27 at 5 pm

The Toronto Tea Festival

Infusing a little warmth into the last weekend of January, the Toronto Tea Festivalis taking place this weekend at the Toronto Reference Library.

Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
When: January 28 and 29 from 10 am to 5 pm

Urban Writing Sanctuary

A full-day creative writing sanctuary dedicated to helping you relax, recharge and reconnect with your writing practice.

Where: 555 Richmond Street West
When: January 28 at 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

2017 Toronto Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration

Celebrate the year of Rooster in one of the biggest North American Chinatown at Dragon City Mall!  To kick off the lucky Rooster year, Chinatown BIA will introduce some new yet traditional performances like Fortune Telling, Dragon Dance and God of Prosperity sending out red envelopes, also many interactive games with prizes to be won, which are the highlights for this event.

Where: Dragon City, 280 Spadina Avenue
When: January 28 and 29 at 12 to 5 pm

Dragon Ball 2017

The tradition continues! The Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation’s annual benefit gala returns to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Where: Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place, 105 Princes’ Blvd.
When: January 28 at 5:45 pm

DJ Skate Nights: Bey Skate

The free DJ skate night at Harbourfront Centre is going to be lit this Saturday. You can celebrate queen Beyonce on ice all night long.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: January 28 at 8 pm to 11 pm

Monster Jam

Big wheels will be rolling at Rogers Centre all weekend long! Monster Jam will hit the dirt in the centre for an evening and matinee show this weekend.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: January 28 at 7 pm and January 29 at 2 pm

Toronto Rock vs. Rochester Knighthawks

You support the Raptors, you support the Leafs and the Jays, why not give the Rock a chance? Check out Toronto’s Lacrosse team take on Rochester!

Where: Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay Street
When: January 28 at 7 pm

Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto 1

Superlative works by Tchaikovsky and Dvorák anchor this hearty program. Pianist Stewart Goodyear, whom the Los Angeles Times has called “a phenomenon who deserves wide attention,” masters every dimension of Tchaikovsky’s commanding concerto. The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra joins the TSO in a performance of Dutch-Canadian composer Edward Top’s sesquicentennial commission.

Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
When: January 28 at 8 pm

2017 Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch

Celebrate the start of Black History Month in Toronto! The brunch takes place this Sunday.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
When: January 29 at 12 pm

Bear’s Den

British trio Bear’s Den are on the road touring their sophomore EP “Without/Within” and they stop in Toronto this weekend.

Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street
When: January 29 at 7:30 pm

CCAA Lunar New Year Celebration

Food, arts, and performance will take place at the Scarborough Civic Centre to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

Where: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
When: January 29 at 12 pm

Derek Wise – Album Release Party

Toronto’s own Derek Wise will be hosting his album release party at Apt 200 this weekend. His album, Inglorious, will be released that day.

Where: Apt 200, 1034 Queen Street West
When: January 29 at 9 pm

Midtown Market 2017 Winter Season Show

An ideal shopping destination, selling everything from food, coffee and tea to modern art, jewellery, clothing and home decor. Wander by for some unique finds from local designers and businesses.

Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
When: January 29 at 11 am to 4 pm