What to do in Toronto this weekend February 23-25, 2024

The Toronto skyline at night as viewed from a marina; titled “Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend
With so many things to do in Toronto, there’s certainly an event for everyone.

College Park, 420 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2H3

Fri, February 23 2024, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

#SkatesAndSounds is back for it’s fourth season and they’ve got a stellar lineup of DJs ready to spin the hottest tracks and warm us up this February 2024! Come to College Park every Friday from 5 pm – 8 pm where they’ll have live music, free skate lending and a ton of fun activities for the family. February 23rd: Black History Edition.

Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St, North York

February 23-25, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Embrace the magic of the season at Enchanted Lights, an extraordinary winter-themed light show illuminating the hearts of our community! This enchanting event invites all to indulge in the beauty of diverse cultures through a mesmerizing display of lights, entertainment, and culinary delights.

History, Toronto, ON

Fri, February 23 2024, 8:00 pm

AC Slater, renowned for his innovation and excellence in bass music, together with his groundbreaking Night Bass label, has expanded musical horizons and captivated a constantly expanding fanbase globally. Along this journey, they have released numerous iconic and genre-defining tracks.

History, 1663 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4L 1G5

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:00 pm

The Strumbellas are a Canadian rock band from Lindsay, Ontario, formed in 2008. Their music has been described as alternative country, indie rock, and gothic folk. Their new album, Part Time Believer, was released February 9, 2024.

Meridian Hall, 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

Fri, February 23 2024, 7:00 pm & 9:45 pm

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm

Hasan Minhaj is set to entertain audiences once again with his brand-new show, Hasan Minhaj: Off With His Head. As one of the most vital voices in comedy today, Minhaj continues to take on challenging themes like politics, parenting, and therapy with irreverent wit and insight.

The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON

Sat, February 24 2024, 6:00 pm & 9:00 pm

Jared Freid is a stand-up comedian based out of New York City, with a strong focus on dating and relationships. He has performed on The Tonight Show and was named one of  JFL’s 2017 New Faces. Jared’s comedy is current and reflects the ordinary daily thoughts of everyone you know, especially if you know a lot of millennials that are obsessing over dating apps, trying to be real adults, and worrying about their bodies.

Rebel, 11 Polson St., Toronto, ON M5A 1A4

Sun, February 25 2024, 5:00 pm

Pro Boxing Live – Chinese New Year takes place  on Sunday, February 25 at Rebel, Toronto.

Mattamy Athletic Centre, Toronto, ON

Fri, February 23 2024, 7:00 pm

The inaugural Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) season consists of 72 games, with each of the league’s six teams competing 24 times.

CRE8 Toronto, 348 Ryding Avenue, Toronto, ON M6N 1H5, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm EST

Ready for something truly exciting in Toronto? Join the city’s first-ever Salsa Caleña workshops – Vibrando Workshop! Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been dancing for a while, they’ve got you covered. They have three workshops – Beginner, Basic 2, and Intermediate – and each workshop is designed to match your specific salsa experience level. Open to ages 12+.

Create Art Studio, 1801 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4C 1J2, Canada

Fri, February 23 2024, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST

Always wanted to try making pottery? Join these Friday night workshops to learn the essential techniques of throwing on the pottery wheel! Their talented instructor will demonstrate the pottery process and guide you to have fun throwing clay on your wheel. Each participant gets use of one wheel for the duration of the workshop. It’s relaxing, inspiring, challenging and rewarding, and a great way to enjoy time with friends and family.

MTCC, 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

February 16-25, 2024

Canada’s Total Automotive Experience returns February 16-25, 2024 in the heart of downtown Toronto! Auto Show 2024 features many exhibits like, Auto Exotica, Camp Jeep, Cobble Beach Classics Tribute to Performance, Electric City, Canada’s Largest Indoor EV Test Track, Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame, and more!

The Parkdale Hall, 1605 Queen Street West ##2, Toronto, ON M6R 1A9

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm EST

This in-person event in Toronto, ON, Canada will be a celebration of local talent and a chance to discover emerging artists in the city. Experience a diverse range of artistic styles and mediums, from paintings and sculptures to photography and fashion. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and connect with the artists themselves, gaining insight into their inspirations and techniques.

Velvet Underground, 508 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2B3

Fri, February 23 2024, 9:00 pm

Welcome to Broadway Rave, a Broadway Dance Party celebrating the best in showtunes and musical theatre. Come sing along to all of your favorite broadway hits while dressed up as your favorite character. They have surprise guests from some of your favorite Broadway stars! Live out your Broadway fantasies at Broadway Rave – the most Popular Broadway Dance party around.

Sneaky Dee’s Concert Venue, 431 College Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON 

M5T 1T1

Sat, February 24 2024, 10:30 pm – 2:00 am

UP Dance Party Co. presents Sneaky 2000s Dance Party on Saturday, February 24. They will spin your favourite hits from the 2000s all night long!

Parc Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue, Toronto, ON M3K 2C5, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Discover the wonders of winter wildlife! Join us to learn about the diversity of bird species that live in the GTA during the winter months and how to identify them. You’ll learn how to snowshoe and wear them on this birding adventure through Downsview Park!

34 Hanover Road, Toronto, ON M3K 1L3, Canada

Fri, February 23 2024, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

February 24 -25 2024, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hangar Skate is returning for weekends this winter! Join them for this free outdoor ice skating in the soon-to-be reimagined Hangar District and skate right outside the expansive 80,000-square-foot airplane hangar. In collaboration with JustBGraphic and supported by VIBE FM, enjoy Friday DJ Skate Nights under a musical light show from 6 pm – 9 pm. Skates are available for rental again this year: $5 for adults and free for children under 12 years old. 

From picturesque landscapes to historical gems, culinary adventures to outdoor escapades, the options are as varied as they are enticing. And if you’d prefer to have fun in Toronto, consider reading our other top picks on: 

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I. Family Events & Activities

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Family Day at Gardiner Museum

Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7

Sun, February 25 2024, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free for kids and included with admission for adults. Families can connect over clay with weekly activities inspired by their collection and special exhibitions, led by their passionate team of educators and volunteers. Bring the whole family and express your creativity with clay!

Sculpting Together: Exploring Kaws (Ages 6-10 + Adult)

Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1G4

Sat, February 24 2024, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join their 1 day family workshops where children with an adult caregiver will explore artists and artworks in their collection and get inspired to create back in the studio. This season they’re exploring the work of Brooklyn-based artist Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, in the exhibition Kaws:Family and sculpting together in the studio. This class is for 1 child and 1 adult.

Enchanted Lights

Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St, North York

February 10, 2024 – March 10 2024, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Embrace the magic of the season at Enchanted Lights, an extraordinary winter-themed light show illuminating the hearts of our community! This enchanting event invites all to indulge in the beauty of diverse cultures through a mesmerizing display of lights, entertainment, and culinary delights.

Murdoch Mysteries Escape Room

Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8

Multiple dates

Detective Murdoch is missing, and as Toronto’s newest constables, you’ve been called into action, but the clock is ticking! Tracking down Toronto’s most brilliant detective won’t be easy. Step into Station House No. 4 and follow in Murdoch’s footsteps as you match wits with notorious sequential killer Harlan Hobbes! This is one of the five immersive escape rooms at Casa Loma, featuring live performers to assist you on your adventure.

Skates & Sounds: DJ Nights at College Park

College Park, 420 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2H3

Fri, February 23 2024, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

#SkatesAndSounds is back for it’s fourth season and they’ve got a stellar lineup of DJs ready to spin the hottest tracks and warm us up this February 2024! Come to College Park every Friday from 5 pm – 8 pm where they’ll have live music, free skate lending and a ton of fun activities for the family. February 23rd: Black History Edition.

WinterViews presented by RendezViews

229 Richmond St. W., Toronto

January 4 – February 29, 2024

RendezViews’ WinterViews is a wonderland that doubles as a homely retreat. Visitors will be enchanted by 10 private dining cabins, a shared lodge for warmth, and an ice rink set amidst a spread of sumptuous food and hot drinks. The rink, known as The OG Rink, invites both beginners and experienced skaters alike to enjoy free skating.

Orchid Oasis

The Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road, Toronto

Sat, February 17 – Sun, March 17 2024, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join the Zoo’s Horticulture team in celebrating the annual bloom with hand-picked orchids in the newly-updated Greenhouse! Running from Family Day Weekend through the end of March Break, be sure to visit this floral spectacle!

Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause 5K/1K Run/Walk

The Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road, Toronto

Sat, February 24, 2024

Join the cause and move YOUR paws to help one of the world’s most vulnerable species – polar bears! The 10th edition of the Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause Run/Walk is open to runners, walkers, fitness folk, and polar bear fans of all ages and abilities. Bundle up and bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun, fitness and fundraising.

The Three Little Pigs

Wychwood Theatre, 76 Wychwood Ave, Studio 176, Toronto

Sat, February 24 2024, 10:00 am

Sun, February 25 2024, 10:00 am & 12:00 pm

Embark on a charming and musical adventure with the three little pigs as they battle wits with the big bad wolf. From Stiles and Drewe, the award-winning musical team behind Honk! and Broadway’s Mary Poppins, comes The Three Little Pigs, a “very curly musical tail” that is perfect for the whole family! 

The Philip and Lucinda Dino Show

Wychwood Theatre, 76 Wychwood Ave, Studio 176, Toronto

Sat, February 24 2024, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm

The Philip & Lucinda Dino-Show follows the two dinosaur explorers extraordinaire, as they set out to understand the Paleozoic Era with song, dance and acrobatics. Philip and Lucinda may be “dino explorers’ ‘ but they soon discover that their audience is filled with “dino experts”!!! What follows is a fantastic deep-dive into dinosaurs and an interactive pre-historic adventure for all ages.

Immersive Disney Animation

Lighthouse Artspace, 1 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 2A3, Canada

Multiple dates

Step into the enchanting world of Disney Animation like never before with Immersive Disney Animation! Explore the greatest films from Disney’s past to present. Join Mirabel in the Casita, witness Rafiki’s presentation of Simba at Pride Rock, and embark on adventures with Judy Hopps, Aladdin, Jasmine, and more. Immerse yourself in the magic of Disney!

An Epic Tournament Like No Other

Toronto Castle, 10 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Multiple dates

Join them as the kingdom’s finest knights clash in a fierce battle of strength and steel to determine the one true champion who will defend the throne. Afterward, indulge in a grand feast and raise a goblet to honor our Queen!

Pursuit OCR

75 Westmore Drive, Etobicoke, ON M9V 3Y6

Multiple dates

Experience 30,000 square feet of incredible team-building obstacles and activities with them! Their expert team leaders will assist you in planning your trip and ensuring that everyone in your group has the most fantastic time ever! Join the adventure today!

Riverdale Farm

201 Winchester Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1B8

7 days a week, 9 am – 5 pm

Explore Riverdale Farm in Toronto’s downtown Cabbagetown neighborhood. This working farm offers a firsthand glimpse of farm life, from raising livestock to engaging in year-round craft programs at The Meeting House. Wander through gardens, wooded areas, and ponds that connect to the city’s ravine system. It’s a unique urban farm experience!

Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON M3C 1T3, Canada

Multiple dates

Visit the Science Centre, where visitors of all ages can engage in playful learning and uncover the secrets of thinking like a scientist every day. Interact with their team of real scientists and even take part in crucial research studies during your Science Centre adventure. Come and explore the world of science with them!

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II. Live Music & Concerts

A dark nightclub interior with strobe lights silhouetting the crowd; titled Live Music, Parties & Concerts in Toronto

Victoria Staff w/ Soph, Joseph Robinson, & Elfrida

Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L9

Fri, February 23 2024, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

A-Minor presents Victoria Staff with Soph (Retro Futurism), Joseph Robinson, and Elfrida at Supermarket, Toronto on Friday, February 23.

Eyes Like Static w/ Jumbo Video 99 & LonelyFans

Sneaky Dee’s Concert Venue, 431 College Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1

Fri, February 23 2024, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A-Minor presents Eyes Like Static (pop punk tribute) with Jumbo Video 99 (probably the best 90’s cover band ever) and LonelyFans (emo/pop punk tribute) at Sneaky Dee’s, Toronto on Friday, February 23.

Charlotte Cardin

Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7

Fri, February 23 2024, 8:00 pm

Charlotte Cardin continues to learn about herself through her music. The more she learns, the closer she connects. The Montréal-born and Paris-based singer, songwriter, and creator exhales raw truths through a haze of nocturnal production, leaving pieces of her story on tape. After generating hundreds of millions of streams and earning widespread praise courtesy of Harper’s BAZAAR, The FADER, Interview, W Magazine, and more, the four-time JUNO Award winner opens up like never before on her second full-length offering, 99 Nights [Cult Nation/Atlantic Records].

Brett Kissel: The Compass Tour

The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON

Fri, February 23 2024, 7:00 pm

Brett Kissel is a Canadian country singer. Kissel’s studio album The Compass Project – South Album was released on January 27, 2023. The entire box set will see Kissel release four different albums as part of The Compass Project in 2023. Kissel followed with the live “North Album” on December 1, 2023. The South Album received a nomination for Country Album of the Year at the 2024 Juno Awards.

Black History: Songs & Stories

St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON M5J 1W9, Canada

Fri, February 23 2024, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm EST

Join us for an unforgettable night of soulful music and captivating stories celebrating Black History Month on February 23, 2024! Black History: Songs & Stories will feature inspired renditions of beloved Gospel, jazz, soul, R&B and pop classics. They’ll be performed by vocalists Mark Cassius, Shelley Hamilton and John Campbell, who will also share stories of how their own musical journeys were influenced by iconic performers like Billie Holiday.

Ethan Low

TD Music Hall, 178 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7

Fri, February 23 2024, 8:00 pm

Ethan Low is R&B’s newest darling. The 23 year old songster is making waves in his hometown of Toronto and has captivated audiences across North America and Asia. Ethan has taken the music industry and social media by storm with his infectious melodies, garnering over 30 million streams on Spotify and hundreds of millions of views across platforms in 2023 alone. 

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Ricky Martin: The Trilogy Tour

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

Fri, February 23 2024, 7:00 pm

The three multigenerational global powerhouses Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and Pitbull are extending their one-of-a-kind arena party – The Trilogy Tour – into 2024 with a stop at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto on Friday, February 23, 2024.

AC Slater – Night Bass – Ten Year Tour 2024

History, Toronto, ON

Fri, February 23 2024, 8:00 pm

AC Slater, renowned for his innovation and excellence in bass music, together with his groundbreaking Night Bass label, has expanded musical horizons and captivated a constantly expanding fanbase globally. Along this journey, they have released numerous iconic and genre-defining tracks.

AURAS w/ Bird Problems, Astral Bell, & Sanserif

Hard Luck Bar, 772a Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1V3

Fri, February 23 2024, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A-Minor presents AURAS (progressive metal) with Bird Problems (ornithological prog metal), Astral Bell (Toronto-born progressive metal), and Sanserif (Toronto math/art rock) at Hard Luck Bar, Toronto on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Twilight Symphony

Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8

February 23-24 2024, 7:30 pm (doors 7:00 pm)

Experience live music in a new light with a series of intimate candlelit concerts in one of Toronto’s most magical locations, Casa Loma. Twilight Symphony at the Castle features the Casa Loma Symphony Orchestra, under the artistic direction and baton of Maestro Paolo Busato. Guests will travel the 800ft tunnel below Austin Terrace, to the Carriage Room, for a one-of-a-kind performance bathed in candlelight.

Stoned and Rolling – A Rolling Stones Experience

Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y5

Fri, February 23 2024, 8:00 pm

MODO-LIVE & Programme present Stoned and Rolling – A Rolling Stones Experience on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Lee’s Palace, Toronto.

N2N & SkiiTour

The Axis Club, 722 College Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1C4

Fri, February 23 2024, 10:00 pm

Skiitour is a high-energy DJ duo known for their infectious beats and electrifying performances. N2N has become broadly recognized for his blistering marathon sets fueled by infectiously energetic house music. They will be coming to The Axis Club in Toronto on Friday, February 23, 2024.

TSO – Stravinsky’s Pulcinella

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5

Fri, February 23 2024, 7:30 pm

Sat, February 24 2024, 8:00 pm

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Maiden inspired Stravinsky’s ballet The Fairy’s Kiss, the score of which is an homage to his childhood hero, Tchaikovsky. Stravinsky reimagined several of the composer’s early piano works and songs with his own surprisingly romantic interpretation. Stravinsky’s ballet Pulcinella displays the avant-garde, neoclassical approach for which the composer is known, using ideas of the past in a modern context, in this case 17th-century Italian commedia dell’arte, reimagining Baroque sounds with more rhythm, colour, and harmony.  

Babak Amini Instrumental Project

Meridian Arts Centre, Greenwin Theatre, 5040 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8

Sat, February 24 2024, 8:00 pm

Experience the mesmerizing fusion of flamenco, Latin, jazz, and Persian influences in Babak Amini’s instrumental project. Immerse yourself in the artistry of guitar-oriented original compositions, expertly performed by Amini’s talented professional band.

China Crisis

El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Avenue #462, Toronto, ON M5T 2G8, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm EST

China Crisis bring their 6pc UK band to perform at the legendary El Mo on Sat, Feb 24th – 19+Event. See all their hits performed as they were intended. From “Wishful Thinking” “Working With Fire and Steel” “King In A Catholic Style’ to “Black Man Ray” and so many more.

The Strumbellas

History, 1663 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4L 1G5

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:00 pm

The Strumbellas are a Canadian rock band from Lindsay, Ontario, formed in 2008. Their music has been described as alternative country, indie rock, and gothic folk. Their new album, Part Time Believer, was released February 9, 2024.

Shay Lia

The Drake Hotel – Underground, Toronto, ON

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:00 pm

Author and interpret from Djibouti, Shay Lia invites you through her music in her universe of both rhythm, sensuality and mystery. With a passion for dancing and smooth Jazz, Shay Lia creates a music to move and dream to.

Wilkinson

The Opera House, Toronto, ON

Sat, February 24 2024, 10:00 pm

Mark Wilkinson, better known by his stage name Wilkinson, is an English record producer, DJ and remixer from Hammersmith, England. He has released music on RAM Records and Hospital Records, as well as Virgin EMI. His 2013 single “Afterglow” with vocals by Becky Hill reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart on 20 October 2013.

Ryan Shepherd

Velvet Underground, Toronto, ON

Sat, February 24 2024, 10:00 pm

Toronto-based dance music rising talent Ryan Shepherd fortifies his ascension with his upbeat and high-energy house music soundscapes. Topping charts while acquiring the attention of industry leaders, thousands of fans, and the hearts of many; his work is only the beginning factor to this Canadian producer’s continuously growing music catalogue of hits. 

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

TD Music Hall, 178 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7

Sat, February 24 2024, 8:00 pm

It is indeed time to celebrate ten wondrous years of Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar. To that end, the band is playing a very special show at the TD Music Hall on Saturday, February 24th, 2024. The concert will showcase the evolution of the band and span a decade of Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar’s song catalog as well as a handful of new songs that will be released over the next year. To celebrate ten great years, the group plans to tear the roof off the sucker. Be there or be square. This is going to be a very special night!

Toronto Concert Band – Winter Concert

John Bassett Theatre, 255 Front Street West, Toronto

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Toronto Concert Band as it celebrates its tenth season. The Toronto Concert Band performs live at the John Bassett Theatre. This performance features Rapunzel by Bert Appermont and Echoes of a Northern Lake by Cait Nishimura. Also hear classical favourites and an iconic medley from the musical Jersey Boys.

Burna Boy: I Told Them Tour

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

Sun, February 25 2024, 7:30 pm

Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. He catapulted onto the world stage with his music and is now an international icon far beyond the borders of his native Nigeria. His GRAMMY® Award-winning music reaches the ears and hearts of people on every continent. Dubbed the “King of Afrofusion”, Burna Boy is credited alongside Davido and Wizkid for popularizing Afrobeats globally.

An Evening with Haken

The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON

Sun, February 25 2024, 6:30 pm

Haken are a modern progressive rock band hailing from London, England. Since the sextet started jamming together in 2004, they’ve been one of the genre’s most loyal yet simultaneously adventurous forces. They will be performing the album Fauna in full and a whole lot more.

Xenia Concerts & TO Live present: James Baley & Kyla Charter

Meridian Hall, 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

Sun, February 25 2024, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm

Blending her soulful vocals with razor-sharp rock tonalities and pop sensibilities, Kyla Charter is a singer-songwriter, vocalist, and rhythm guitar player. James Baley is a Juno-winning music creator and multidisciplinary artist who combines his R&B, gospel, and electronic influences to create soulful reflections and exuberant dance tracks.

Opera in Concert: Ernani

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B4

Sun, February 25 2024, 2:30 pm

Ernani sets the stage for Verdi’s three decades of extraordinary achievements. Opera in Concert is celebrating its 50th golden jubilee anniversary with Verdi Unbound. An Italian opera with English surtitles.

Orchestra Toronto: Symphony Of The Sea

Meridian Arts Centre, George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8

Sun, February 25 2024, 3:00 pm

Dive into the world of water and sea in this unique and enchanting afternoon of music that celebrates the beauty and mystery of the ocean, taking you on a journey through the waves and tides.

Ivana Wong

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON

Sun, February 25 2024, 7:00 pm (doors 6:00 pm)

After many years, Ivana will come to Canada again with the theme of “First Return”, she hopes to share her 19 years’ experience in the music industry with her music to the fans and spend a unique and precious spring day together.

Amici Chamber Ensemble presents Transylvanian Express

Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON

Sun, February 25 2024, 3:00 pm

Bohemian passion! This program will illustrate the regional focus of classical compositions from Bohemia to virtuosic masters inspired by bohemian gypsy lifestyle. Featuring the sensational violinist, Nikki Chooi, concertmaster of the Buffalo Symphony.

Samara Joy

Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON

Sun, February 25 2024, 7:00 pm

A second concert has been added for the Grammy Award-winning jazz singing sensation Samara Joy. Her voice, rich and velvety yet precociously refined, has already earned her fans like Anita Baker and Regina King, appearances on the Today Show and millions of likes on TikTok – cementing her status as perhaps the first Gen Z jazz singing star. 

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III. Theater & Performing Arts

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Illusionist Nicholas Wallace presents: A Work of Fiction

Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2R2

Fri, February 23 2024, 7:00 pm

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm

Award winning illusionist Nick Wallace combines magic and storytelling in exploring the murky waters of truth and fiction. Charming, unassuming and approachable – but at the same time deeply mischievous and unpredictable. It’s no wonder he has been described as “Pure evil wrapped in Mr. Rogers Sweater.”

Imagination & Adaptation: The One Song Glory Showcase

Meridian Arts Centre, Studio Theatre, 5040 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8

Sun, February 25 2024, 7:30 pm

The Musical Stage Company is proud to present the 2023/24 One Song Glory showcase: Imagination & Adaptation! One Song Glory is a fully subsidized four-weekend long youth musical theatre training intensive that builds community, self-confidence, and self-expression through a combination of new music creation, masterclasses, rehearsal, and a public showcase.

The Sally Stavro Family Series: Space Chums

Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 1X3

Sat, February 24 2024, 11:30 am

The Space Chums are an Outer Space Rock Spectacular for Kids and their Families. Their super-catchy electro-pop hits will get every earthling dancing and rocking out – right to the last triumphant chord! Get ready to sing, too, because the Chums take requests and you might even write a song together! Recommended for children under 12.

Guilt (A Love Story)

Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 1X3

February 6 – March 3, 2024

Focusing on Flacks’ personal odyssey Guilt brings the perspective of a self-sacrificing Jewish mother who becomes the instigator of a family’s dissolution. Societal effects, causes and casualties and the feeling that we have when we’ve profoundly hurt others. This exploration may not pull punches, but don’t worry, it’s accompanied by laughs – because how else do we get through anything?

Uncle Vanya

CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

February 2-25, 2024

A dazzling cast breathes new life into Chekhov’s masterpiece in a new adaptation by Liisa Repo-Martell. Brimming with emotional intensity, comedic genius, and tragic weight, this Crow’s Theatre commission and world-premiere adaptation provides an up-close encounter with a classic of world drama that every theatre lover must see.

Aladdin

Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1J2

February 15 – March 17, 2024

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

Sandesh Kadur

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5

Sun, February 25 2024, 2:00 pm

While many of the big cats are well known and thoroughly documented, photographer and filmmaker Sandesh Kadur is on a mission to highlight the country’s lesser known felines in order to protect their future. Discover the tiny, grumpy-faced Pallas’s cat, the fishing cat that jumps into water to catch its prey, and the ancient, elusive clouded leopard. Through Kadur’s captivating images and video, you’ll get an up-close look at a world of wild cats you’ve never seen before.

De Profundis: Oscar Wilde in Jail

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Distillery Historic District, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

February 1-23, 2024

De Profundis: Oscar Wilde in Jail is a musical fantasy based on the letter Oscar Wilde wrote while incarcerated for two years at Reading Gaol, to his love Lord Alfred Douglas. The letter was written a page a day over a period of three months, collected at the end of each day, and handed over to Wilde on his release from prison.  

Truth

Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5A 3Z4, Canada

January 29 – February 23, 2024

It’s 1858 on a Virginian tobacco plantation. Truth is adapted from the Governor General’s Award-winning novel “The Gospel Truth“, and tells the story of a courageous 16-year-old, the arrival of a stranger from the north, and a trail of secrets that could change everything. From the American South to St. Catharines, Ontario, Truth chronicles the fierce strength and resilience of a community as it struggles to find freedom.

The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody

The Royal, 608 College Street, Toronto, M6G 1B4

until March 17, 2024 (Monday-Tuesday closed)

Let them deliver you to the dark side! With comedy and allure, loving detail, and hilarious parody, The Empire Strips Back drops classic Star Wars characters into the world of burlesque. Be prepared for some seriously sultry Stormtroopers, a dangerously enticing Boba Fett, some tantalizing Twi’leks, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the Droids you are looking for, and much, much more!

Don Giovanni  

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St W, Toronto, ON 

M5H 4G1

Sat, February 24 2024, 4:30 pm

Mozart’s dark, twisted masterpiece is presented as you’ve never seen it before in this breathtaking production from Danish director Kaspar Holten. The show features spectacular set designs combined with ingenious video projections, plunging audiences into an Escher-like web of rotating rooms, revolving with the rhythms of Don Giovanni’s infernal drama.

Flashback Fun!

Famous People Players, 343 Evans Ave., Toronto, ON M8Z 1K2, Canada

February 23-24 2024, 11:30 am & 6:15 pm

Do you remember when you were a teenager and you danced the night away with all the music from the past. The fun you had ‘Rockin and Rollin’. Let’s twist and shout together…

Six The Musical

Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1J2

September 23 – April 14, 2024

Get ready to witness a royal revolution! Join them as the SIX wives of Henry VIII step up to the microphone to transform five centuries of historical heartbreak into an exhilarating celebration of 21st-century girl power. This original musical sensation is taking the world by storm, and you won’t want to miss it. Secure your tickets now and be part of the excitement that’s got everyone losing their heads!

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812

Guloien Theatre, 345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto

December 5, 2023 – March 3, 2024

The much-awaited Canadian premiere of the Broadway sensation NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is finally here. Brought to you by Crow’s Theatre and The Musical Stage Company, this 12-time Tony-nominated musical stirs emotions with its bold storytelling and unique blend of musical styles.

Illusions The Drag Brunch Toronto – Drag Queen Brunch Show – Toronto

Illusions the Drag Brunch Toronto, 575 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M1

February 24-25 2024, 1:30 pm EDT

Don’t miss out on Illusions the Drag Queen Show Toronto, where spectacular burlesque-style performances meet hilarious comedy by the industry’s finest celebrity impersonators and Toronto’s most entertaining drag queen hosts. Join them for an unforgettable evening of glamour, laughter, and entertainment! Get your tickets now for a show you won’t want to miss!

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Jared Freid: The Family Business Tour

The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON

Sat, February 24 2024, 6:00 pm & 9:00 pm

Jared Freid is a stand-up comedian based out of New York City, with a strong focus on dating and relationships. He has performed on The Tonight Show and was named one of  JFL’s 2017 New Faces. Jared’s comedy is current and reflects the ordinary daily thoughts of everyone you know, especially if you know a lot of millennials that are obsessing over dating apps, trying to be real adults, and worrying about their bodies.

Laugh Dammit!

Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Fri, February 23 2024, 11:00 pm (doors 10:45 pm)

Laugh Dammit is bringing the jokes for all you salty stand-up stans and for anyone who likes their comedy served late-at-night! They’ve got comedy award winners and comedians seen on JFL, CBC, Sketchfest, SiriusXM, OutTV, TikTok & more! Featuring Cathryn Naiker, Ben Miner, Leonard Chan, Kari Johnson. Hosted by Canadian Comedy Award winner Robert Watson.

Ali Siddiq

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:00 pm (doors 6:00 pm)

Ali Siddiq is a stand-up comedian and public speaker out of Houston, TX. Ali’s unique style of stand-up began behind the walls of incarceration, an incubator for interesting experiences and good stories. In 2022, Ali released two new hour specials… The Domino Effect on YouTube and Unprotected Sets on Epix. To date, The Domino Effect has over 10 million views, ranking it in the top 5 most watched comedy specials of the last year. On June 4, 2023, Ali released The Domino Effect 2: Loss, the sequel to his viral stand-up special.

Hasan Minhaj: Off With His Head

Meridian Hall, 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

Fri, February 23 2024, 7:00 pm & 9:45 pm

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm

Hasan Minhaj is set to entertain audiences once again with his brand-new show, Hasan Minhaj: Off With His Head. As one of the most vital voices in comedy today, Minhaj continues to take on challenging themes like politics, parenting, and therapy with irreverent wit and insight.

Just For Laughs Presents: Pete Correale

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B4

Fri, February 23 2024, 7:30 pm

Just For Laughs is pleased to announce that comedian and co-host of The Pete and Sebastian Show podcast, Pete Correale, will be coming to Toronto with his new show Authentic.

Sooshi Mango

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:00 pm (doors 6:00 pm)

Sooshi Mango is an Australian comedy troupe founded in 2015. The group consists of two brothers, Joe and Carlo Salanitri, and their best friend, Andrew Manfre. Sooshi Mango is best known for their comedy skits, acts, videos, series and live shows, paying homage to their experiences growing up in an Italian family, and around Italians, Greeks, Croats, and other ethnic cultures living in Australia. Wikipedia

Asian Comedy All-Stars with headliners, Patrick Hakeem and Jen Sakato!

Rivoli Pool Hall, 334 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm EST

A Pan-Asian Comedy Extravaganza celebrating the best Asian comics in Toronto! Their acts have been seen all over Just For Laughs, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Netflix, Amazon Prime, OUTtv, CBC, Halifax Comedy Festival, etc. This month, they have dueling married headliners, Patrick Hakeem and Jen Sakato, for Valentine’s Month! This is a first for Asian Comedy All-Stars and it’s going to be wild!

Sketch Comedy @ The Rivoli

Rivoli Toronto, 334 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2, Canada

Fri, February 23 2024, 8:00 pm EST

Some of Toronto’s best and emerging comedians perform at the largest sketch comedy show in the city! With a lineup of 13 acts you can’t even fit on paper, get ready for laugh after laugh as each act only has 5 minutes to entertain! Full dinner menu and bar available in the theatre!

3rd Wheel Improv Comedy Show

Backroom Comedy Club, 814 Bloor Street West, #Basement Unit, Toronto, ON M4P 1V8, Canada

Sun, February 25 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

Get ready to laugh your socks off as they create hilarious scenes on the spot, based on your suggestions! No two shows are ever the same, so expect the unexpected! Whether you’re a comedy fan or just looking for a fun night out, this event is perfect for everyone. Plus to make things even more exciting, there will be a surprise special guest joining them each show!

Stephan Dyer: TransCitizen – Comedy Special (Live Recording)

Paradise Theatre, 1006c Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1M2, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm EST

Experience the humor and heart of “TransCitizen,” Stephan Dyer’s debut English comedy special – Live Recorded in Toronto on February 24! Born in Costa Rica to Peruvian parents, Stephan’s journey to Canada is filled with hilarious “firsts” – from attending boarding school in Quebec and joining a fraternity in Toronto, to job hunting, dating, learning English, and even becoming a dad – Stephan paints a vivid picture of what it means to constantly feel like a fish out of water.

Beer Beer Comedy

SoCap Comedy, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K 1N1

Sat, February 24 2024, 8:00 pm

Enjoy a night of pure fun with Beer Beer Comedy! Whether it’s a date night, family outing (note: content can be R-rated), or a night out with friends, they’ve got you covered. For every $25 ticket, enjoy two tall cans or any other drink of your choice. Grab your $20 general admission tickets now for an unforgettable evening of laughter! Don’t miss out!

Your Hood’s A Joke

YukYuks Toronto, 224 Richmond St W, Toronto

Fri, February 23 2024, 10:30 pm

Your Hood’s A Joke is a territorial roast battle between neighborhoods, cities, countries, colleges and more! What started as a territorial battle show in Toronto has grown into the biggest comedy format on the planet, with franchises in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Bangkok, New York, Singapore and London, with battle videos amassing millions of views online! 

Dave Burke

YukYuks Toronto, 224 Richmond St W, Toronto

Fri, February 23 2024, 8:00 pm

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:30 pm & 10:00 pm

Dave Burke is a stand-up comedian based in Toronto. He recently recorded a CBC TV Gala at the 2022 Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Dave has appeared at the Boston Comedy Festival and his debut album Sexual Cactus can be heard on SiriusXM Radio. Dave performs at Yuk Yuk’s comedy clubs across Canada, and has written and performed for Your Hood’s a Joke at JFL Zoofest.

Nubian Show

YukYuks Toronto, 224 Richmond St W, Toronto

Sun, February 25 2024, 8:30 pm

For over 25 years the Nubian Show, The Original Night of Urban comedy has been The Hottest Comedy show in the Country.  This Show has been blessed by numerous appearances by Dave Chappell, Kevin Hart, Russell Peters, and has been the launching pad for many of Canada’s Whose Who of Comedy.

Chaos Menu: Disorder Up!

Second City,  Theatre ’73, 1 York Street, Toronto, ON M5J 0B6

February 23-24 2024, 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm

Sun, February 25 2024, 7:00 pm (multiple dates)

Prepare to be swept away by the 88th Mainstage Revue, Chaos Menu: Disorder Up! at The Second City Toronto. Indulge in an evening of laughter as the talented ensemble weaves everyday chaos into a comedy extravaganza. From the absurdities of pop music to the dizzying world of virtual reality, each performance is overflowing with humor and cheer, showcasing The Second City’s signature style. Don’t miss out on the laughter amidst life’s whirlwind – come and anchor yourself in joy!

Saturday Night Satire

The Comedy Lab at The Lab 416, 298 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7 

Sat, February 24 2024, 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm EST (multiple dates)

Enjoy a night of hilarious satire as Toronto’s finest comics take on dating, the city, and the world at large. This show is perfect for bachelor/bachelorette parties, dates, family reunions, or simply breaking up the monotony of daily life. Enjoy a wild and entertaining evening – don’t miss out! Get your tickets now!

F*ckin’ Funny Fridays

The Comedy Lab at The Lab, 416, 298 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON 

M5S 2M7, Canada

Fri, February 23 2024, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm EST (multiple dates)

Get ready for the funniest f*ckin’ comedy show you’ve ever seen, or they’ll double your money back! Join them this Friday at Toronto’s only minority-owned comedy club for a night of non-stop laughter. You’ll be laughing so hard you might just leave with a six-pack. Come on down, grab a drink, and get ready for an unforgettable evening. Don’t miss the chance to win big and laugh harder – see them this Friday! 

Sundays The Made Up Show

Backroom Comedy Club, 814 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1L9, Canada

Sun, February 25 2024, 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Experience The Made Up Show every Sunday night at Backroom Comedy Club in Toronto. This entertaining improv stand-up comedy event combines audience participation, spontaneous riffing, and traditional stand-up comedy for a night of non-stop laughter. Don’t miss out on this hilarious experience!

And for more spots to unwind and have the best time of your life, take a look at our other top picks on:

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Cinemas

Salamander Days

Innis Town Hall Theatre, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST

This inventive and experimental take on the coming-of-age film proves there’s life still left in the well-trodden genre. Set in an American high school, taking place in the midst of a student’s passing, and deeply rooted in the mythology of the salamander, the film explores the concepts of memory and creation, as well as the transformative experience of loss.

Evil Women presents Greta

Paradise Theatre, 1006c Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1M2, Canada

Sun, February 25 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST

A young woman befriends a lonely widow who’s harbouring a dark and deadly agenda toward her. The great Isabelle Huppert stars in Neil Jordan’s taudry and twisty thriller- and she’s looking for a friend. She’s been waiting for you – it’s GRETA! 

Friday Night Film: The Color Purple (1985)

Toronto Public Library – Bloor Gladstone, 1101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1M7, Canada

Fri, February 23 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

Come to a film screening on the last Friday of every month at the Library! This year’s theme is from page to screen; film adaptations of novels. February’s movie is the 1985 Film the Color Purple based off the 1982 novel by Alice Walker. This movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 2 hours 34 minutes.

Paradise presents A Letter To Three Wives

Paradise Theatre, 1006c Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1M2, Canada

Sun, February 25 2024, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST

Deborah Bishop, Lora Mae Hollingsway and Rita Phipps are three friends who all receive letters from another friend, Addie Ross, telling them that she is about to leave town with one of their husbands. Deborah, Lora Mae and Rita have to find out which of their spouses, Brad, Porter and George respectively, have been unfaithful.

Fox Theatre − Schedule

2236 Queen St. E, Toronto, ON, M4E 1G2

Hotdogs Cinema − What’s On

506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1Y3 Canada

The Revue cinema − Schedule

400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 2M9

Albion Cinema − Showtimes

1530 Albion Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9V 1B4

Cineplex

Cineplex Theatres

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IV. Sports & Related Events

Silhouette of cheering fans looking down over a sporting arena with the crowd and court out-of-focus; titled Sports & Related Events in Toronto

Live Professional Boxing – Chinese New Year

Rebel, 11 Polson St., Toronto, ON M5A 1A4

Sun, February 25 2024, 5:00 pm

Pro Boxing Live – Chinese New Year takes place  on Sunday, February 25 at Rebel, Toronto.

PWHL Toronto vs. PWHL New York

Mattamy Athletic Centre, Toronto, ON

Fri, February 23 2024, 7:00 pm

The inaugural Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) season consists of 72 games, with each of the league’s six teams competing 24 times.

Body Shred Bootcamp

Power House Fitness, 4501 Chesswood Dr, North York, ON M3J 2V6, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 2:00 pm EST

Get ready to sweat and shred those extra pounds at this exciting fitness event, Body Shred Bootcamp! At Body Shred, you’ll experience an intensive workout program designed to help you achieve your fitness goals. Their expert trainer will guide you through a variety of exercises, including high-intensity interval training, strength training, and cardio workouts.

Basketball Game Night

529 Vaughan Road, Toronto, ON M6C 2R1, Canada

Fri, February 23 2024, 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm EST

Join us for a thrilling evening of basketball! Get ready for some intense action, epic dunks, and nail-biting moments. Whether you’re a die-hard basketball fan or just looking for a fun night out, this event is perfect for you. Don’t miss out on the chance to witness amazing athleticism and cheer for your favorite team. 

And if you’re a sports lover, these amazing spots might be the right choice for you:

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V. Art Masterclasses and Workshops

Two smiling senior-aged women in front of painter's easels with brushes poised towards their canvases; titled Art Masterclasses And Workshops in Toronto

Heart Cake Decorating Class

Toronto, ON, Canada

Sun, February 25 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST

Join us for a fun and interactive in-person event in Toronto, ON, Canada where you can unleash your creativity and learn the art of decorating heart-shaped cakes! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced baker, this class is perfect for anyone who wants to add a touch of love to their sweet creations.

Vibrando Workshop

CRE8 Toronto, 348 Ryding Avenue, Toronto, ON M6N 1H5, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm EST

Ready for something truly exciting in Toronto? Join the city’s first-ever Salsa Caleña workshops – Vibrando Workshop! Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been dancing for a while, they’ve got you covered. They have three workshops – Beginner, Basic 2, and Intermediate – and each workshop is designed to match your specific salsa experience level. Open to ages 12+.

Freestyle Painting

Fresh Paint Studio + Cafe Toronto, 1849 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4C 1J3

Fri, February 23 2024, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST

Sat, February 24 2024, 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST

Sun, February 25 2024, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for Coffee & Canvas – Freestyle Canvas painting. This freestyle experience is not instructed but gives you a chance to explore your creativity in a warm and inviting environment. No experience needed! Just come in and get creative by using their image gallery. Their friendly instructors are here to provide tips along the way.

Mosaic Lamp Making Workshop

DIYLabs.ca, 877 Alness Street #16, Toronto, ON M3J 2X4, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm 

Enjoy the pleasure of making a traditional mosaiclamp with your own hands, either with your family or friends, and illuminate your room. Illuminate your nights with this unique lamp that you create by assembling different colored and shaped pieces of glass and beads.

Pottery Wheel Workshop

Create Art Studio, 1801 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4C 1J2, Canada

Fri, February 23 2024, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST

Always wanted to try making pottery? Join these Friday night workshops to learn the essential techniques of throwing on the pottery wheel! Their talented instructor will demonstrate the pottery process and guide you to have fun throwing clay on your wheel. Each participant gets use of one wheel for the duration of the workshop. It’s relaxing, inspiring, challenging and rewarding, and a great way to enjoy time with friends and family.

Make your own resin jewelry pieces

Toronto Public Library – Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8, Canada

Sun, February 25 2024, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm PST

At the beginning of this event, you will be welcomed by our host and receive an one and half hour lesson from the craft instructor. You can customize and make your very own unique necklace, charm or earrings with a large selection of frames, stickers, backgrounds and design sheets using scissors and tweezers. After you finish your artwork, a UV lamp hardens the resin and your unique accessory is complete.

Singles Paint & Sip Event

38 Metropolitan Road, Toronto, ON M1R 2T6, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST

Join us for a fun-filled evening of painting and sipping at this Singles Paint & Sip Event! Get ready to unleash your creativity and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re an experienced artist or have never picked up a paintbrush before, this event is perfect for you.

And if you’re seeking to acquire some other new skills, we have a curated selection of top choices just for you:

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VI. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

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Auto Show 2024 – THE RevOLUTION

MTCC, 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

February 16-25, 2024

Canada’s Total Automotive Experience returns February 16-25, 2024 in the heart of downtown Toronto! Auto Show 2024 features many exhibits like, Auto Exotica, Camp Jeep, Cobble Beach Classics Tribute to Performance, Electric City, Canada’s Largest Indoor EV Test Track, Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame, and more!

RAW Toronto Artist Showcase

The Parkdale Hall, 1605 Queen Street West ##2, Toronto, ON M6R 1A9

Sat, February 24 2024, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm EST

This in-person event in Toronto, ON, Canada will be a celebration of local talent and a chance to discover emerging artists in the city. Experience a diverse range of artistic styles and mediums, from paintings and sculptures to photography and fashion. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and connect with the artists themselves, gaining insight into their inspirations and techniques.

Model Railroad Club of Toronto Show

Model Railroad Club of Toronto, 11 Curity Avenue, Toronto

Sun, February 25 2024, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Model Railroad Club of Toronto celebrates Family Day! For over 85 years, the Club has welcomed thousands to view Canada’s premier O scale model railroad. Inspired by the Central Ontario Railway, the railway captures the flavour of Central Ontario including industries and natural features. Look for winter touches along the railway!

Under 18 Winter Art Show

Little EGG Gallery, 291 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto

February 8 – March 7, 2024

Featuring  over 40 curated artwork representing artists  from Canada and around the world, the Under 18 Spring Show was a showcase and celebration of the next generation of contemporary art.  With artists as young as 7, all the way to 17, this unique show featured a diverse range of artwork and styles.

Toronto Postcard Club Annual Vintage Postcard Show and Sale

Japanese Cultural Centre, 6 Sakura Way, Toronto

Sun, February 25 2024, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Canada’s largest vintage postcard show hosted by the Toronto Postcard Club. 30 tables with 1,000’s of postcards for sale from many countries covering many topics. Thousands of vintage postcards for sale in organized boxes filed by topic and geography. From the early 1900’s through the ‘chromes’ of modern times. You are sure to find something that piques your interest. See you there!

Kuumba

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

February 1-29, 2024

Harbourfront Centre’s KUUMBA, presented by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment, is Toronto’s largest and longest-running Black Futures Month festival, embracing the rich tapestry of culture, diversity and creativity through a month-long celebration of Black cultural programming. Through music, film, spoken word, breaking and visual arts, KUUMBA celebrates the boundless potential of the future in Black art, culture and society. 

Gordon Rayner-Graham Peacock: Invention/Illusion

James Rottman Fine Art Gallery, 830 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON M6C 1C1

January 20 – March 10, 2024

A feature art exhibition showcasing two iconic Canadian artists Gordon Rayner and Graham Peacock who challenge our notion of painting through the use of illusion, invention, colour, unorthodox materials, and the moulding and shaping of canvas.

Gathering

Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2H5

March 29, 2023 – March 31, 2024

Grounded in community participation, this installation presents over 40 pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection of over 15,000 objects from around the world. Gathering explores themes related to migration and diaspora, the search for comfort in the domestic and familial, reclamation of ancestral traditions through contemporary artistic responses, and the relationship between textiles and the environment.

Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody

Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4 

until March 17, 2024 

Celebrating Keith Haring’s creativity and activism, the AGO welcomes a major exhibition of the late artist’s vast output through more than 120 artworks and archival materials. Known for his use of vibrant color, energetic linework and iconic characters like the barking dog and the radiant baby, Haring’s artwork continues to dissolve barriers between art and life and spread joy.

Kaws: Family

Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4 

until March 31, 2024

Making his Canadian museum debut, Brooklyn-based artist Brian Donnelly (1974), better known as KAWS, bridges the worlds of art, popular culture and commerce with sophisticated humour and insightful appropriation. In this original AGO exhibition, visitors will see first hand the artist’s meticulous methods, creative process and range, through more than 75 artworks including wall murals, sketches, paintings, sculptures, his altered phone booth advertisements and product collaborations.

Winners and Losers: Toronto Sports Histories

Myseum of Toronto, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto

November 24, 2023 – March 9, 2024

Experience the city’s sporting past at the Museum of Toronto’s exhibition, “Winners & Losers: Toronto Sports Histories”. Venture through different sport zones, discovering crucial moments, untold stories, and the undercurrents dividing the city’s sports realm. It’s an immersive journey through Toronto’s athletic history.

Shezad Dawood: Night In The Garden Of Love Inspired By And Featuring Yusef Lateef

Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto

November 10, 2023 – May 5, 2024

Prepare to be enchanted by UK artist Shezad Dawood’s immersive exhibition, Night in the Garden of Love. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Dr. Yusef Lateef, this multifaceted experience blends art, music, and fragrance to spark a transformative, cross-cultural dialogue. Embark on a journey through VR, textile crafts, and digitally-reactive imagined plants!

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON  M5S 2C6

November 25, 2023 – May 26, 2024

Dive into a world of color and discover amazing animals like never before. Every picture lights up, bringing out stunning details and colors. Peek into the lives of these animals and the big things they go through. See moments from around our world caught by talented photographers who know just when to click the camera.

Technicolour Ocean: The Fragile Biodiversity Of Indonesia

Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto

September 23, 2023 – March 31, 2024

Explore the fragility and complexity of life underwater through a series of photographs by renowned wildlife photographer Prince Hussain Aga Khan. These photographs give us much to think about and reflect Prince Hussain’s commitment to encourage global efforts to conserve the world’s animal species and ecosystems.

Immersive Van Gogh Toronto

1 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 2A3, Canada

September 8, 2023 – March 24, 2024

Experience the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit from creators of the blockbuster show in Paris seen by over 2 million visitors and sold over 5 million tickets in North America! Be immersed in 600,000 cubic feet of stunning projection animating the masters’ oeuvre and illuminating the mind of the genius. Wander through giant projections that highlight brushstrokes, detail, and colour as you have never experienced them!

Zachari Logan: The Flourishing Edge

Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada

July 12, 2023 – June 30, 2024

Meet artist Zachari Logan’s unique site-specific installation, where ceramics merge with his exploration of weeds, wildflowers, and ditches as symbols of queer male embodiment. Logan’s intricate plant forms signify a profound “re-wilding” of the body through material and form. Embark on this captivating artistic journey!

And to satisfy all your art cravings, be sure to check out the best art galleries or the best museums in Toronto!

VII. Parties and events in clubs

A club interior with silhouettes of dancing revelers amid falling confetti; titled Parties and Events in Clubs in Toronto

Broadway Rave

Velvet Underground, 508 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2B3

Fri, February 23 2024, 9:00 pm

Welcome to Broadway Rave, a Broadway Dance Party celebrating the best in showtunes and musical theatre. Come sing along to all of your favorite broadway hits while dressed up as your favorite character. They have surprise guests from some of your favorite Broadway stars! Live out your Broadway fantasies at Broadway Rave – the most Popular Broadway Dance party around.

House Party: Student Night at Dance Cave

The Dance Cave, 529 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y5

Fri, February 23 2024, 10:00 pm – 2:00 am

UP Dance Party Co. is proud to present their first ever Student Night at Dance Cave on Friday February 23rd! No Cover for attendees with valid student ID. If you are not a student, it is $10 online and $15 at the door. They’re spinning today’s hits and legendary throwbacks to get you on the floor all night. See you there!

Todotoronto Apres Ski Winter Party Returns!

The Pint Public House, Up The Stairs!, 277 Front Street West, Toronto, ON 

M5V 2X4, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

Whether you’re a winter sports enthusiast or just looking for a cozy and festive evening, this event is designed for everyone. Gather your friends, get your coziest winter attire, and join them for a night of delicious drinks, lively music, and great food.

Timmy Regisford and DJ Yogi

Sound Machine, 178 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5V 2R4

Fri, February 23 2024, 10:00 pm – 4:00 am

Timmy Regisford is a legendary Black voice in the house music community. From his various incarnations of Shelter in NYC, Timmy has been at the forefront of house music. The Shelter’s legendary community vibe resonates as one of many inspirations for Sound Machine. DJ Yogi is a pioneer of house music in Toronto, with an inspiring collection of secret tunes and rare finds, powered by playing with some of the best international DJs in house music.

Emo Night Toronto at Sneaky Dee’s 

Sneaky Dee’s Concert Venue, 431 College Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON 

M5T 1T1, Canada

Fri, February 23 2024, 10:30 pm – 2:00 am

Get ready to unleash your inner emo at Emo Night North (ENN)! Every Friday at Sneaky Dee’s, they’re cranking up your favorite sad songs. From Toronto to all across Canada, ENN is where the emo party happens!

Sneaky 2000s Dance Party

Sneaky Dee’s Concert Venue, 431 College Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1

Sat, February 24 2024, 10:30 pm – 2:00 am

UP Dance Party Co. presents Sneaky 2000s Dance Party on Saturday, February 24. They will spin your favourite hits from the 2000s all night long!

Crave Inside Nest Saturdays (Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Latin, Club Bangers)

NEST, 423 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 10:00 pm – Sun, February 25 2024, 3:00 am EST

Get ready for a wild night of non-stop partying at NEST! They’ve got it all covered – from hip hop to reggaeton, Afro Beats to club bangers, and even some Latin tunes to spice things up! Crave Saturdays guarantees an unforgettable experience that will have you dancing all night long. So grab your crew and head over to NEST this Saturday for an electrifying night of music and fun!

Drag Brunch at Glad Day in Toronto

Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C6, Canada

Sun, February 25 2024, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm EST

It’s Canada’s longest running Drag Brunch with your favourite host Selena Vyle! A different guest each week, delicious brunch and a vibe you won’t get anywhere else. It’s a must-see if you are visiting Toronto! Great for birthdays and other celebrations. Come, have fun and be part of the legend.

And if you want to organize an amazing party by yourself, the best party rental services might be just for you!

VIII. Outdoor Events & Activities

Five hikers with backpacks walk in line along a trail beside a cliff face; titled Outdoor Events & Activities in Toronto

Birding by Snowshoe

Parc Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue, Toronto, ON M3K 2C5, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Discover the wonders of winter wildlife! Join us to learn about the diversity of bird species that live in the GTA during the winter months and how to identify them. You’ll learn how to snowshoe and wear them on this birding adventure through Downsview Park!

Hangar Skate

34 Hanover Road, Toronto, ON M3K 1L3, Canada

January 19 – March 17, 2024

Hangar Skate is returning for weekends this winter! Join them for this free outdoor ice skating in the soon-to-be reimagined Hangar District and skate right outside the expansive 80,000-square-foot airplane hangar. In collaboration with JustBGraphic and supported by VIBE FM, enjoy Friday DJ Skate Nights under a musical light show from 6 pm – 9 pm. Skates are available for rental again this year: $5 for adults and free for children under 12 years old. 

Waterfront Skating at Sherbourne Common

Sherbourne Common South, 5 Lower Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6

until March 10 2024, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Lace-up your skates and get moving outdoors at the Sherbourne Commons Skate Rink to enjoy great waterfront views! Located within the south side of the park, the 920 square metre skating rink features views of Lake Ontario and the downtown skyline.

Toronto Old Town City Exploration Game

St Lawrence Market, 93 Front Street East, Toronto, M5E 1C3

Multiple dates and times

This fun exploration game brings you a completely different way to experience Toronto’s historic Old Town. It’s a cross between an outdoor escape room, a scavenger hunt, and a walking tour. Starting from St. Lawrence Market, your team will walk to several locations and decipher clues that you receive on your phone. Learn interesting facts about the city’s history and visit some wonderful bars and cafes that you may not have heard of before. Let the adventure begin! 

The Evergreen Brick Works outdoor skating rink

Evergreen Brick Works, Koerner Gardens, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON 

M4W 3X8

Sat, February 24 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sun, February 25 2024, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Get ready for another season of Free Public Skating at Evergreen Brick Works! Whether you’re skating with your family, meeting up with a friend or connecting with a stranger, this program is the perfect opportunity to get outside, get active and connect with community during the winter season. Where else in the city can you skate under the beams of a historic brick factory? It truly is an experience that you won’t want to miss!

Toronto 3Quest Challenge – Scavenger Hunt

Downtown, 215 King St W, Toronto, ON V6Z 2H7, Canada

Multiple dates, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Embark on an adventure like never before with 3Quest Challenge! This interactive scavenger hunt turns your city into a playground as you complete 3 exciting quests using the Scavenger Hunt App. Team up, challenge your friends, or bond with family as you navigate through the city’s mysteries. Your goal? To have a blast, rack up points, and crack the ultimate puzzle! Get ready for 2 hours of non-stop fun and exploration!

Evergreen’s Saturday Farmers Market

TD Future Cities Center, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8

Saturdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Don’t miss out on Evergreen’s Saturday Farmers Market, which operates all year round. This market brings together Toronto residents with local Ontario farmers and producers, fostering a connection to locally sourced goods!

And if you’re a real nature lover and would love to spend hours on the lap of nature, then don’t miss these one-of-a-kind spots:

The Best Parks in Toronto to Have Your Own Barbeque
The Best Lakeshore Parks in Toronto
The Best Hiking Trails in Toronto
The Best Dog Parks in Toronto

Other Events

Casual Chess Fridays

Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

Fri, February 23 2024, 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm (multiple dates)

Calling all chess enthusiasts! Be part of The Official Chess Club of The University of Toronto. Join them every Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm for free casual play. It’s your opportunity to sharpen your skills, make new friends, and enjoy the thrill of chess. See you at the board! 

The RBC Black Diamond Ball 2024

Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 6:00 pm EST

This year’s “A Tribute to You” theme honours outstanding Black community and allies contributors. The RBC Black Diamond Ball, a hallmark event, unites leaders, allies, and advocates committed to positive change. This 9th celebration introduces the 10th anniversary and an exciting shift for 2024.

Toronto Singles Wintery Walk Through High Park (Ages 27+)

The Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3, Canada

Sat, February 24 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Experience the beauty of winter in Toronto with a leisurely stroll through High Park while getting to know some amazing singles! Participants will meet at the Grenadier Cafe where there is ample parking. Be sure to join them afterward at the cafe for further mingling.

SickKids Fired-Up Gala

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON M4W 0A4

Fri, February 23 2024, 6:00 pm – Sat, February 24 2024, 1:00 am EST

The Fired-Up Gala is a luxury black-tie event featuring an oyster bar, top shelf open bar, 3-course dinner, live & silent auction, entertainment throughout the evening, dance & DJ afterparty including late night bites & sweets. All proceeds from this event will benefit the SickKids Hospital’s Burn & Plastics Unit.

For more fun right here in the city, be sure to explore these fantastic picks:

The Best Ice Skating Rinks in Toronto
The Best Winter Cabins to Rent Near Toronto
The Best Winter Sports You Can Play In Toronto
The Best Things that you can do in Toronto this Winter

FAQ

The most visited place in Toronto is the CN Tower which has been visited by over 26 million people.
Toronto has many different neighbourhoods to choose from, so it really depends on what you’re looking for. Some popular areas to stay in Toronto include the Entertainment District, Yorkville and Downtown.
There are many ways to spend your weekend in Toronto. Some popular activities include exploring the city’s neighbourhoods, visiting major tourist attractions like Niagara Falls or The Royal Ontario Museum, enjoying a day at the beach and taking in some live music performances. Alternatively, you could explore some of the city’s neighbourhoods by taking a walk along Bloor Street or Queen Street West.
Toronto has a variety of attractions that are perfect for visitors at any time of the year. Late April through May and September through October are peak tourist season, when the sidewalks come alive with pedestrian marketplaces, patio restaurants and numerous cultural events. However, Toronto is also an amazing place to visit during other times of the year as well! Whether you’re looking for activities such as sightseeing or shopping, Toronto has everything you need right on its doorstep.

Final Thoughts

Toronto is a large and vibrant city with plenty to see and do. If you’re looking for things to do in Toronto this weekend, there are many great options available. From festivals and concerts to museums and art galleries, from roller skating to attending musical theatre, there’s sure to be something that interests you. So whether you’re a local or just visiting, be sure to check out some of these great events – you won’t regret it!

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