6 can't miss Toronto events of the week: January 20 to 26

Jan 17 2020, 4:35 pm

The new week is here, Toronto. Help January wind down the right way, and find something worth your while in the city this January 20 to 26.

Barack Obama in Toronto

What: Former US President Barack Obama is coming back to Toronto this month. According to The Economic Club of Canada and Global Institute for Conscious Economics, they are launching a new four-part event series to explore “The Future of Work & The New Economy.” The series is designed to create space that will inspire new ways of thinking about society, the economy, and the way we work.

The first event of this series will be held on January 23 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with Obama as the honorary speaker.

When: Thursday, January 23
Time: 8:30 am
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Admission: Available through the Economic Club of Canada

Night Hike in the Ravines

What: Join expert naturalists Lee Earl and Evergreen staff on a wintery walk through the Don Valley Brick Works Park and explore the ravines at night. Please be sure to dress warmly and wear appropriate walking shoes.

When: Tuesday, January 21
Time: 6 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works — 550 Bayview Avenue
Admission: Free

What: Celebrate the architects, artists and designers who have shaped our world at Toronto’s newest film festival. Featuring special guests and exciting panel discussions.

When: January 22 to 26
Time: Varies
Where: 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: Available online

AGO All Hours

What: AGO All Hours is back this weekend, inviting visitors to enjoy a day of warmth, storytelling and comfort. Check it out and experience a cozy campsite in the heart of the museum, pop-up tours and performances by emerging Toronto artists.

When: Saturday, January 25
Time: 10:30 am to 10 pm
Where: AGO, 317 Dundas Street West
Admission: Free with regular admission

Winter 2020 Opening Party

What: There is a slew of new works to see at The Power Plant for the winter season. Come take a first look. Be amongst the first to experience exhibitions by Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Dawit L. Petros, Naeem Mohaiemen, and Rashid Johnson

When: Friday, January 24
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Where: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery — 231 Queens Quay West

Great Lake Swimmers

What: See the indie-rock greats play two sets at the Paradice. Great Lake Swimmers has been a successful five-piece rock act for years. A sleeper show, full of great hits and seriously good jams, it’s not to be missed.

When: Saturday, January 25
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: 1006 Bloor Street West
Admission: Available online

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