6 can't miss Toronto events of the week: January 13 to 19

Jan 10 2020, 11:39 am

Is anyone else terrified that we’re halfway through January?

Ready for it or not, the month is ticking along, and there are plenty of great things to do in Toronto when you decide to stop and smell the roses this January 13 to 19.

Legends of Karaoke at Sneaky Dee’s

What: Are you ready to belt out your favourite songs in front of a crowd full of strangers? We hope so, because if you head to Sneaky Dee’s tonight you can swing for the fences and sing the greatest hits this iconic Toronto bar has on offer.

When: Monday, January 13
Time: 10 pm
Where: Sneaky Dee’s — 431 College Street West
Admission: No cover

Leonard Cohen: Words and Music

What: Leonard Cohen is one of the great literary and musical figures in Canadian history. In this presentation, Dr. Mike Daley tells the incredible life story of Leonard Cohen in detail. Using a selection of some of Cohen’s best poetic, prose, lyric work, and music for deeper discussion.

When: Monday, January 13
Time: 10 am
Where: Beach United Church — 140 Wineva Avenue
Admission: $15 to $50, available online

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: January 15 to February 9
Where: York Street Park — York and Harbour Streets
Admission: Free

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 light festival will be taking over the historic area, filling it with light, and becoming one of the largest open-air sculpture galleries in North America, according to organizers.

When: January 17 t0 March 1, 2020
Where: Distillery District
Admission: Free

Blue Jays Winter Fest

What: Winter Fest is returning for its third straight year, featuring two days of baseball fun and winter festivities. Activities include Blue Jays current player, alumni, and rookie appearances; kids activities; live entertainment; historic memorabilia; ballpark tours; and much more. Plus, the first 12,000 fans attending Winter Fest each day will receive a Blue Jays Toque

When: January 18 and 19
Time: 10 to 5 pm
Where: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way
Admission: $20, available online

Toronto Pug Grumble

What: Bring your pugs to the Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park this Sunday for a Toronto Pug Grumble. Get ready for lots of snorting, rolling, and grumbling. It’s basically the cutest thing going on in the city this weekend.

When: Sunday, January 19
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Dog Bowl in Trinity Bellwoods Park
Admission: Free