5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, February 12

Feb 12 2020, 5:30 am

This week is not taking a break and neither should you. Check out one of these great events happening in the city this Wednesday, February 12.

Toronto Black Film Festival

What: It there’s one thing that you don’t want to miss this February, it’s Toronto’s Black Film Festival. Throughout the city, participating theatres will be showing a wide variety of films: short films, narrative feature films, docs, and animated films.

When: February 12 to 17
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various locations throughout Toronto
Price: Available online here

The Rhubarb Festival

What: Canada’s longest-running new works festival transforms Buddies into a hotbed of experimentation, with artists exploring new possibilities in theatre, dance, music, and performance art. Rhubarb is the place to see the most adventurous ideas in performance and to catch your favourite artists venturing into uncharted territory.

When: February 12 to 22
Time: Times vary
Where: Buddies in Bad Times — 12 Alexander Street
Admission: $20 per show, available online

Toronto Light Fest

What: For the fourth year in a row, the historic Distillery District will be home to the Toronto Light Fest this winter. Designed to entertain and inspire, the free to attend light festival will feature curated light installations and illuminated sculptures created by a number of local and international artists.

When: On until March 1
Time: After sunset
Where: Distillery District
Price: Free

Lab byMINISTRY: Cannabis 101

What: Learn the fundamentals of cooking with cannabis, get hands on with the plant, and come away from it feeling confident, engaged, and empowered to cook for others and begin your culinary cannabis journey. Led by chef Ted Corrado, and chef Charlotte Langley (Scout Canning), you will be guided through all the 4 steps of cannabis cooking: Flower, Decarboxylation, Infusing, and Dosing.

When: Wednesday, February 12
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Nella Cucina — 876 Bathurst Street
Admission: $79.34, available online

Don’t Break the Chain

What: It’s the hardest working stand up show in Toronto! Comedians air out new material they’ve written within an hour that day. It’s all-new bits by these comics, which means all the excitement of raw, unpolished performance. Seating is general admission.

When: Wednesday, February 12
Time: 9:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Comedy Bar — 45 Bloor Street West
Admission: $5 at the door

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