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It’s the first week of February and the events are already popping up like flowers in springtime. Fight the urge to hibernate and get out and have some fun.
What: Welcome A-K Hada of Existing Conditions bar in New York to Toronto’s Supernova Ballroom. She’ll be taking over the bar for a one night only event. At 2 pm she’ll be showing off some techniques and then serving drinks from 8 pm on.
When: Monday, February 3
Time: 8 pm
Where: Supernova Ballroom — 330 Bay Street
What: See some of the most powerful documentary films of some of the most serious issues happening in the world today. The annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival brings human stories to life in a manner that empowers the audience to demand justice for all.
When: On until February 4
Time: Times vary
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema — 506 Bloor Street West
What: A playwright writes her exposé of modern motherhood in a confessional piece about her own darkly funny and taboo-breaking truths. These mothers are not the butts of jokes, or the villains, or the perfect angels of the house.
When: February 5 to 23
Time: Times vary
Where: Crow’s Theatre — 345 Carlaw Avenue
Admission: $39.55, available online
What: Motionball 2020 will be taking over the Liberty Grand this February for an epic celebration. Hosted by Devo Brown, you don’t want to miss this incredible night of philanthropy and fun all in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.
When: Friday, February 7
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Liberty Grand — 25 British Columbia Road
Admission: Tickets start at $160, available online
What: Celebrate winter with the 15th annual Bloor-Yorkville Icefest throughout the Village of Yorkville Park and surrounding area. A free public event, expect a wide variety of uniquely designed ice sculptures and rad winter activities for the duration of the weekend.
This year, all things 80’s are retro-cool again with the “Awesome 80’s” theme transforming the neighbourhood into a one-of-a-kind display of over 70,000 pounds of ice sculpted into sculptures.
When: Saturday, February 8
Where: 115 Cumberland Street
What: Watch a live broadcast of the Academy Awards on the Revue’s giant screen. The screening will be accompanied by trivia, prizes, champagne, and all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood on Roncesvalles.
When: Sunday, February 9
Time: 7 pm
Where: Revue Cinema — 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Admission: Free, register online