14 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, February 2

Jan 31 2020, 12:13 pm

Sundays can be for rest, or they can be for fun. The choice is yours this February 2, as Toronto is bursting at the seams with great events.

Murder at the ROM

ROM After Dark

What: A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, all connected to secrets in the collections. Work in teams of two to six people and follow the clues through the museum, collecting pieces of information while piecing together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you must crack a cryptic code left in the curator’s appointment book to solve the mystery. After solving the crime, you’re free to explore the museum.

When: February 2 and 16
Time: 1 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queens Park
Admission: $44.99, available online

Superbowl LIV

What: Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and Toronto sports bars are reserving seats to watch the big game. The festivities include tailgate parties, buffets, chicken wings galore, and other game day essentials. Whether you’re cheering on the 49ers or the Cheifs, you’re guaranteed to have a memorable night.

When: Sunday, February 2
Where: Check out these restaurants and bars hosting Super Bowl events

Super Bowl Official Viewing Party

What: Maybe you heard there’s a football game this weekend? Head to Rebel to watch the game on their big screens. It’s better than sitting at home, and the screen is 34-feet-wide.

When: Sunday, February 2
Time: Doors 4 pm
Where: Rebel — 11 Polson Street
Admission: Free, register online

Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls

What: The Bulls are going to wish they still had Jordan this weekend, they’re going to need him. Come watch our local champs as they likely decimate some very good sports from Chicago.

When: Sunday, February 2
Time: 3 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Admission: Tickets currently between $31 to $3,112

Hack Couture Presents: Love Connection

What: Hack Couture is looking for love this Valentine’s season and standards are higher than ever. Featuring a lineup of comedians who are vying for our hearts and the coveted Ms. Hack Couture title.

When: Sunday, February 2
Time: 8 pm
Where: Comedy Bar — 945 Bloor Street West
Admission: $10

Winterlicious

What: It’s a celebration of food in the heart of winter. There will also be more than 200 restaurants offering prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus for the duration of the event, including Bar Buca, East Thirty-Six, Pukka, and Wish. Lunch menus will be priced at $23, $28, and $33 and dinner menus at $33, $43, and $53.

When: On until February 13
Where: Across Toronto
Admission: Prix-fixe menus

Toronto Tea Festival

What: The Toronto Tea Festival is returning to the city this week, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stock up on new flavours of brews. Held at the Toronto Reference Library, tea-sippers and chuggers alike will be able to enjoy hundreds of tea tastings, as well as opportunities to chat with industry experts at one of the many complimentary presentations.

When: Sunday, February 2
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Toronto Reference Library, Appel Salon on Floor 2 — 789 Yonge Street
Price: $13 for daily pass, $20 for the weekend, available online

Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival

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
Admission: Free

LOOP

What: This art installation is an interactive retro-futuristic machine powered by you. Visitors can hop on two at a time into one of the six illuminated cylinders and pump a lever to activate the lights and glowing images within the loop.

When: On until February 9
Where: York Street Park — York and Harbour Streets
Admission: Free

Phantom of the Opera

What: Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera returns to Toronto as part of its North American Tour. The beloved story is backed by an Orchestra of 52, making it one of the largest productions now on tour. This is the last day to see it.

When: Sunday, February 2
Where: Princess of Wales Theatre — 300 King Street West
Admission: Tickets available online starting at $59

2020 Lunar New Year Celebrations

To highlight the fifteen-day celebrations and in welcoming the year of the Rat, Toronto Chinatown BIA will spearhead the celebrations with an opening ceremony in Dragon City Mall followed by a magnificent lantern exhibition, and a lineup of interactive games and performances to showcase the rich heritage of Asian traditions during the 2020 Lunar New Year Celebrations.

When: Now until February 9
Where: Dragon City Mall — 280 Spadina Avenue

Progress Festival

What: Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas, with shows ranging from theatre to dance to music. The festival is co-presented by the SummerWorks Festival and the Theatre Centre and it brings groundbreaking work from around the world to Toronto for three weeks.

When: On until February 15
Time: Varies by day
Where: Theatre Centre — 1115 Queen Street West
Price: Single tickets are $25, available 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
Admission: Skating is free

The Dr. Seuss Experience

The Dr. Seuss Experience

The Dr. Seuss Experience

What: It’s back. After selling out ridiculously fast, organizers have put together another run. Get ready to take a walk down memory lane, as beloved children’s writer, Dr. Seuss’ incredible creations will be appearing in a large interactive exhibit. The 15,000-sq-ft exhibition is a photogenic playground of interesting rooms that recreate the feeling and wonder of walking through a storybook.

When: On until March 22
Where: Square One — 100 City Centre Drive
Admission: $39.99, available online