6 can't miss Toronto events of the week: February 24 to March 1

Feb 21 2020, 11:32 am

Another week, another seven days of great Toronto events. Don’t sleep when you could be out having a grand ol’ time this February 24 to March 1.

So long, February.

Ultimate Fried Chicken: Battle of the Birdcage

What: This is city of great food, that’s a fact known worldwide. But who in this wild city of ours is slingin’ the best fried chicken? This competition brings so of the best with the bird that Toronto has to offer. Who will be crowned the Ultimate Fried Chicken master? Every ticket will include entry, a slider from each competitor and one drink.

When: Monday, February 24
Time: 7 pm
Where: UG Lounge — 365 King Street West
Admission: $25, available online

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

What: Top Ocean Wise chefs compete head-to-head for the title of Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion in Toronto. Taste delectable original chowders, local craft beer and vote for your favourite, all in support of sustainable seafood.

When: Wednesday, February 26
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Fermenting Cellar — 28 Distillery Lane
Admission: $67.80, available online

Toronto Symphony Orchestra free concert

What: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will perform a free, surprise concert for Torontonians to uplift peoples’ spirits during the gloomy month of February. Simon Rivard, the TSO RBC Resident Conductor, will be leading the 92-member Orchestra with some audience favourites like, the overture to Bernstein’s Candide, the theme from Mission: Impossible, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

When: Wednesday, February 26
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Where: Roy Thomson Hall
Admission: Free

Hannah Gadsby Live in Toronto

What: Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby — known for her riveting comedy special Nanette — will be performing in Toronto for the first time ever. She’s booked for three nights of comedy and Thursday is the only show that isn’t sold out (at time of writing). Get them while they’re hot.

When: Thursday, February 27
Time: 8 pm
Where:  Roy Thompson Hall
Tickets: $71 to $82, available online

Cam’ron

What: Oh, baby, straight from Harlem comes Cam’ron. This rapper/producer/probably a bunch of other things is appearing in the city this week. If you like to move this is the show for you.

When: Friday, February 28
Time: 8 pm
Where: Velvet Underground — 508 Queen Street West
Admission: online$150, available

Study and Go Abroad Fair

What: Meet with almost 100 top universities, colleges and professional schools from Canada and around the world to find out about undergraduate and postgraduate degrees abroad, as well as certificate and diploma programs. Learn about scholarships, admission requirements, program options, and exciting destinations. Attend the free seminars for more detailed information.

When: Sunday, March 1
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Admission: Free