10 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, January 11

Jan 10 2020, 4:30 pm

You might enjoy your Tuesday yoga/sauna sessions, your Wednesday leg day, and even your Friday’s at home watching Netflix, but Saturday is the day to get out and have some fun.

Pick one of these great events and make the most out of your Saturday, January 11.

9th Annual Toronto Tango Marathon

What: Get ready for an amazing weekend of Argentine Tango in Toronto, with beautiful music, great venue, lots of dancing, and delicious refreshments. There will be DJs to keep you dancing to the wee hours. Get ready for three days and three nights of non-stop Tango.

When: On until January 12
Time: Friday, 9 pm to 3 am; Saturday, 1 pm to 4 am, Sunday, noon to midnight
Where: The Continental Dance Club — 3141 Wharton Way
Admission: Tickets start at $130 for a single person, $240 for a couple, register online

Skating at Harbourfront Centre

What: When the weather starts to drop, it means it’s officially time to go skating. And it just so happens that the city’s most scenic rink has opened its doors for the winter season. The Natrel Rink is complete with heated indoor change rooms and its own rink-side bar and grill for those interested in getting a snack post-skate. The best part? Skating at the Harbourfront rink is totally free. 

When: Now until spring
Time: Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 11 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 10 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: Skating is free

Julius Caesar

What: In the most powerful state on earth, a coalition of educated elites, alarmed at their leader’s populist, authoritarian reforms, conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, a civil war erupts, as ghosts, revolutionaries, and politicians contend with what they’ve done, and what’s to come.

When: On until January 26
Time: Times vary
Where: Crow’s Theatre — 345 Carlaw Avenue
Admission: Tickets $30 to $55

Long Winter

What: This epic show has 10 increadible musicians performing at the Gladstone Hotel this Saturday. Along with a whole collection of artists, this show is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Tea Base, a politicized DIY community art space in the basement of Chinatown Centre.

When: Saturday, January 11
Time: 7 pm
Where: Gladstone Hotel — 1214 Queen Street West
Admission: By donation, tickets available online

Holodeck Follies

What: Holodeck Follies is Canada’s longest-running Star Trek parody show for Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike. Now in its seventh year, The Dandies spontaneously create a new Star Trek episode every month. Every show opens with variety comedy, hosted by stand-up comedian Hisham Kelati (he’s very funny).

When: Saturday, January 11
Time: 8 pm
Where: 945 Bloor Street West
Admission: $15

2020 Vision Sound Bath

What: Join certified sound therapy practitioners Melody Alderton-Ballik, Rufus Glassco, Nicole Manes, and Laura Notton, as they create an original soundscape for the gathered group. Just make sure to bring a yoga mat.

When: Saturday, January 11
Time: 6 pm
Where: Better Life Studios — 390 Dupont Street, #Suite 201
Admission: $25, available online

DJ Skate Nights

What: Sharpen your skates and skills at Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party. This year you can expect another stellar lineup of DJs that will bring the heat to your Saturday nights.

When: Now until February 15 (Saturday evenings)
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: Skating is free

Bump In the Night

What: Looking to get your freak on? DJ Precious Brett will be spinning rock, soul, classic pop, and other rarities all Saturday night. If you like to dance, this is the place to be.

When: Saturday, January 11
Time: 10 pm
Where: Swan Dive — 1631 Dundas Street West

Caroll Spinney Tribute: Follow That Bird

What: It’s a screening honouring the life of Caroll Spinney, the incredible puppeteer who gave brought Big Bird to the world. Check out Big Bird’s first and only starring vehicle, 1985’s Follow That Bird.

When: Saturday, January 11
Time: 1:30 pm
Where: Revue Cinema — 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Admission: $10 to $13, available online

FIGURES Saturdays

What: It’s the place to be in Yorkville if you want to hear hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and afro party music. This night will feature Toronto music heads DJ Summer Knocks and DJ Filthy, who will keep the floor moving all night.

When: Saturday, January 11
Time: 10:30 pm
Where: Figures Toronto — 137 Avenue Road
Admission: Free, register online

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