Top 6 in the 6ix: Can't miss Toronto events February 26 to March 5
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!
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival
Are you in the market for a good belly laugh? If so, check out the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. It brings together some of the country’s best sketch performers for your viewing pleasure. Watch a panel with the ladies of CBC’s Baroness Von Sketch Show, or see a live performance from the folks at The Beaverton. Not only is this festival going to be tons of fun, it’s also affordable. Regular tickets cost just $10 each.
When: March 1 to 12
Where: Various locations
Trashed and Wasted
Trashed and Wasted is a new Toronto food festival that wants you to reconsider food waste. There will be a gourmet meal made of food that was saved from the trash, drinks, and even a band playing live music on repurposed instruments. So what’s for dinner? Well, that depends on what’s available on the day. After all, this event is all about making the best of goods that others have been thrown away. Proceeds go to Second Harvest. Tickets are $35 at the door, and $30 in advance.
When: March 1
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns
Curious Minds Weekend
Sick of re-watching mind-numbing sitcoms on Netflix? Are you in search of some intellectual stimulation? The curious minds festival brings together cultural luminaries for inspirational and informative talks. See legendary Canadian journalist Naomi Klein, or sit in on a panel with the cast of hit TV show Orphan Black. Go be a smarty pants this weekend! Tickets are $20 each.
When: March 3 to 5
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Toronto International Bicycle Show
Is your bike basically your best friend? Well then do I have the activity for you! The Toronto International Bicycle Show showcases the best up and coming bikes, as well as cycling accessories. Find a shiny new bike, or join a bicycle club of likeminded individuals. Put on your helmet and peddle over to this event. You won’t regret it.
When: March 3 to 5
Where: The Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place
The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience
Winter is coming to Toronto! Relax, I don’t mean that literally. Spring is definitely on its way, but the music of Westeros is coming to our great city! Game of thrones composer Ramin Djawadi has created a live concert of experience to bring the hit series’ score to life. Complete with a live orchestra, the concert will include the series’ iconic theme song, and much more. Tickets start at $71 each.
When: March 4
Where: The Air Canada Centre
Toronto Men’s Fashion Week
Who says women’s fashion enthusiasts should have all the fun? Toronto is hosting Men’s Fashion week for all you dapper fellas who want to dress to impress. Come see the best designs from emerging and established Canadian designers. Start pinching pennies now, because a 3-day pass will set you back $168.
When: March 6 to 8
Where: 505 Richmond Street West