5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, March 1
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It’s not only a brand new day but the start of a brand new month!
Make the most of this chilly Thursday by checking out some of the top events happening in the city.
Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival
What: The 13th annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival returns this month and will feature a stellar lineup of comedians, hilarious sketches, and special performances.
When: March 1 to 11
Where: Theatre Centre Cafe, 1115 Queen Street West
What: CONVENIENCE is a free exhibit fronting as a quasi-convenience store. Featuring the work of Heidi Cho, Meera Sethi, Manny Trinh, Michael Veneracion, Xiaojing Yan, and Shellie Zhang, it explores the stereotypes associated with Asian immigrant life.
When: March 1 to 15
Where: 187 Augusta, 187 Augusta Avenue
What: This culinary celebration in support of Dixon Hall’s vital food programs will feature an array of food stations from local restaurants including Biff’s Bistro, Barrio Cerveceria, Daniel et Daniel, Paintbox Bistro, Hooked, The Food Dudes, Hawthorne Food & Drink, Skin Bones, and more, alongside craft beers and wines.
When: March 1, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
Under Snow by Ulrike Ottinger at TIFF
What: This month, film buffs can enjoy a number of prominent Asian influenced films by renowned and powerful female German LGBTQ filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger. Tonight’s film is Under Snow, which follows Ottinger’s journey to Echigo, Japan, the mythical snow country.
When: March 1, 6:30 pm
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Lights We Were Here Tour
What: Alt-pop phenom Lights is heading to the Danforth Music Hall this evening as part of her biggest tour to date, We Were Here. Lights has partnered with Plus1 so that $1 from every ticket sold on this tour will go toward the grassroots climate movement through quiterre in Canada.
When: March 1, 7 pm
Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue