Top 6 in the 6ix: can't miss Toronto Events January 29 - February 5

Jan 27 2017, 8:00 pm

It’s already Sunday – so we better start planning your week.

We’ve combed through pages of concert listings, live performances and dance parties to bring you a curated shortlist of the coolest activities for all price-ranges and interests.

There’s something for everyone, so don’t hold back!

Toronto Common 3 Year Anniversary Party

Toronto Common has been bringing fabulous events to folks to our city for three whole years. Now they want to mark the leather anniversary in style. No, this isn’t a bondage theme party, but the night is going heavy on the bourbon and the barbecue. The event will take place at Boxcar Social. Don’t forget to go hungry, because they’ll be more friend chicken, potato salad and cake than you can shake a stick at! Tickets cost between $58 – $68.

Where: Boxcar Social
When: January 30 at 7 pm

Harry Potter Dress-up Party

Still hoping your Hogwarts acceptance letter will materialize one day? Well, wait no longer! The Phoenix is hosting a Harry Potter dress-up party. Dust off your wizarding robes and bring your wand. It’s time to grab your friends and go full-on Potter. Maybe you’ll even get lucky and find the Ron to your Hermione! Tickets cost $15 each.

Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre
When: February 2 at 10 pm – 2 am

Flashback Film Festival 

It’s cold AF outside, which makes it the ideal time to engage in in-door activities, like watching copious amounts of movies. But what if you’re not down with contemporary cinema? Do you pine for a time when The Princess Bride was the top romantic comedy in North America? Or perhaps you reminisce about an era when Harrison Ford fought hijackers on airplanes? Well now’s your chance to overdose on nostalgia at the Flashback Film Festival, which will be taking place at participating Cineplex Theatres. For a few days, they’ll be showing all your old faves, like Pulp Fiction and Blade Runner. Tickets cost a mere $7.99, which is a steal compared to new releases.

Where: Participating Cineplex Theatres
When: February 3 – 9

Kuumba at Harbourfront

Kuumba is a celebration of Black History Month taking place at Harbourfront. Embedded in the politics of Black Lives Matter and committed to women’s empowerment, Kuumba offers events that celebrate art forms from reggae to dubstep. In addition, all performances are free, so Kuumba is financially accessible to all.

Where: Harbourfront Centre
When: February 3-4 and 10-11


Would you like a way to drink wine while helping a good cause? If so, I have the ideal outting for you. Why not go to the annual Motion Ball? It’s a fundraiser for the Special Olympics Foundation held at one of Toronto’s most glamorous venues, The Liberty Grand. Black tie is optional, but no matter what you wear, there will be complimentary drinks flowing all night. Tickets will set you back $160 each, so make sure to get your money’s worth out of the open bar.

Where: The Liberty Grand
When: February 3

Lunarfest 2017

Celebrate the Year of The Rooster in style with Lunarfest 2017. It’s a celebration of Asian arts and culture that’s sure to blow your mind. Take in some lunar crafts, or enjoy an orchestral concert. The events are free, so it’s a fabulous way for cash-strapped Torontonians to get their culture fix.

Where: Metro Hall
When: February 4 and 5

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