Another seven days of great events are coming in hot to Toronto this week. Get ready to live your best life. To start, why not head to one of these hot tickets, happening from January 6 to 12.
What: It’s time for some Shakespeare. In the most powerful state on earth, a coalition of educated elites, alarmed at their leader’s populist, authoritarian reforms, conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, a civil war erupts, as ghosts, revolutionaries, and politicians contend with what they’ve done, and what’s to come.
When: January 7 to 26
Time: Times vary
Where: Crow’s Theatre — 345 Carlaw Avenue
Admission: Tickets $30 to $55
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What: It’s a weekly Tuesday night Comedy Show with amateur and semi-professional comics who are pre-selected by the hosts in advance. A few lotto spots are available for comics who drop in early enough to register so you never know who might show up.
When: January 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 10:30 pm
Where: Beerocracy — 583 College Street
What: Cheer on the Maple Leafs as they take to the ice at one of Toronto’s most iconic outdoor rinks — Nathan Phillips Square — for practice. There will be a few days of events but on Thursday, January 9, the full Leafs team will hit the ice for practice, which will kick-start a full weekend of hockey-oriented activities. On Friday there will be a First Responders Game. Saturday will see a Skills Competition featuring players from the PWHPA including US and Canadian Olympians.
Sunday will feature an Alumni Game of past Leafs players starting at noon, a screening of the Leafs vs. Florida Panthers game at 7 pm.
When: January 9 to 12
Time: Times vary for different events, team practice at noon on January 9
Where: Nathan Phillips Square — 100 Queen Street West
Price: Free to attend
What: Playing soulful, refreshing, and uplifting Disco all night. Listen to the selection from DJ Efsharp and Cyclist at this weekly dance event. Be prepared for disco standards you already know and some deep cuts that will probably surprise you.
When: January 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Where: The Piston, 937 Bloor St W
Admission: Free if you register online
What: Head out for an amazing weekend of Argentine Tango in Toronto, with beautiful music, a great venue, lots of dancing, and delicious refreshments. There will be DJs to keep you dancing to the wee hours. Get ready for three days and three nights of non-stop Tango.
When: January 10 to 12
Where: The Continental Dance Club — 3141 Wharton Way
Admission: Prices vary, register online
What: Watch history get rewritten as Swedish artist Hilma af Klint finally takes her rightful place in history as a pioneer of abstract art. Over a century after her first boldly colourful painting got eclipsed by Wassily Kandinsky, she became the subject of a monumental Guggenheim exhibition, “Paintings for the Future”—at last getting the credit she deserves. This documentary explores why it took so long.
When: Sunday, January 12
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema — 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: $11.50, available online