5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, February 20

Feb 19 2020, 8:39 pm

Thursday is here, are you ready? Don’t sleep on a great day like today. No matter the weather outside, there’s always some cool events buzzing in the city, and now’s the time to see them for yourself.

Pendance Music

What: The Pendance Film Festival’s Opening Night features a lineup of music you won’t soon forget. Music Director Walter Noseworthy is bringing four emerging Canadian bands and musicians to Velvet Underground. See Apple Music Canada’s Artist of the Week CJ Flemings, singer Michaela May, Lastli from St. Catherines Ontario, and one surprise performance.

When: Thursday, February 20
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Velvet Underground — 508 Queen Street West
Admission: $26, available online

Dope Cocktails

What: Billed as a night of unique olfactory experience, the event offers guests the chance to try some non-alcoholic THC and CBD cannabis cocktails. On offer will be nine “low-dose” cocktails served alongside foods prepared by a local chef. Tickets include two food items.

When: Thursday, February 20
Time: 5 pm
Where: Jam Factory — 2 Matilda Street
Admission: $135, available online

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

What: The Penguins are coming to town to battle it out against our Leafs tonight. Come out to cheer our guys on as they deke, fake, and slap that puck right between the goal posts.

When: Thursday, February 20
Time: 7 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena — 40 Bay Street
Admission: Tickets currently $150 to $655, available online

If I Could #Throwback Time

What: If I Could #Throwback Time sends audiences through a virtual time machine, mining comedy gold from ancient treasures like old school video games, Power Rangers, and Canada’s long, complicated history of sweeping social injustices. And it’s all set to a soundtrack that’s sure to bring back some of your worst memories.

When: On until March 28
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Second City Mainstage — 51 Mercer Street
Admission: $28 and $43, available online

Artist Project

What: Witness over 300 talented independent artists showcase their work at the Better Living Centre. This long-running exhibition seeks to create a more personal connection between artist and those enjoying it.

When: February 20 to 23
Where: The Better Living Centre — 195 Princes’ Boulevard
Admission: $35, available online