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!
Fancy an old fashioned? Or perhaps you’re curious about new and innovative whiskey cocktails? The Drake Hotel wants to school us on the gourmet world of this high-octane spirit. For the third year in a row, Chefs Canadian Whiskey Challenge brings you Toronto’s top chefs to compete to see who can create the best whiskey-based cocktail. Stock up on Advil, because you might have a headache the morning after this event! Entry is free.
Where: The Drake Hotel lounge
When: January 9 at 7 pm
Why not start 2017 off with a little girl talk? HerStories is a speaker series that promotes women’s empowerment and self-reflection.It brings together a group of individuals who believe sharing stories and experiences can change women’s lives. The event includes speakers from various walks of life, from men’s mental health advocate Alexandra DeSousa to performer Bethany Kovarik. Tickets are $20 each.
Where: Artscape Youngplace at 180 Shaw Street
When: January 11 at 7 pm
It’s cold AF outside, so it’s time to find explore our favourite indoor activities, and what could be better than the movies? Head to The Lightbox for the 16th annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, TIFF’s celebration of the best Canadian cinema of 2016. Catch such works as Xavier Dolan’s critical darling Juste La Fin Du Monde, or Johnny Ma’s Old Stone, a work of noir centred around a Chinese taxi driver. Tickets start at $14 each.
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox
When: January 13 – 26
Calling all creatives! Throw off the shackles of winter hibernation, put on a pair of pants, and leave the house for an elegant networking event at the Gladstone. La Vie Boheme Cocktail Soiree is a party that celebrates the arts and seeks to bring the city’s artists together through jazz music and delicious cocktails. Tickets cost $10 each.
Where: The Gladstone Hotel
When: January 13 at 9 pm
The passing of Leonard Cohen in November of 2016 was a blow to Canadian culture. The Hot Docs Ted Rogers cinema is offering his fans a chance to pay tribute to this icon through the power of film with a screening of two feature docs and a series of shots about Cohen. Remember to bring plenty of kleenex, because this cinematic event is sure to bring on the feels! Tickets cost $9.73 each.
Where: Bloor Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
When: January 13 and 19
If you’re a savvy shopper, you know flea markets are the ideal place to find a treasure. The Leslieville Flea Market, ironically hosted in The Distillery District, brings you a curated selection of crafts, antiques and collectibles. Why not search for a conversation piece to add colour to your next dinner party? Entry is free, so you can save your cash for good buys once inside the market.
Where: The Fermenting Cellar at 28 Distillery Lane
When: January 15 at 10 am