Today in Toronto you can hear YouTube's wildly popular Postmodern Jukebox perform IRL, take in the city's most transgressive performance festival, and explore the first of many Black History Month themed events happening this month.Events you might want to check out:
Postmodern Jukebox (February 1 @ Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall)
Scott Bradlee's wildly popular YouTube passion project, Postmodern Jukebox, jumps out of your screen and lands in the real world. These old timey covers of contemporary top 40 are always stunning.
Pitch Talks with Bob Kendrick and Ross Atkins (February 1 @ Rivolli)
This baseball panel series hosts a special Black History Month event with Blue Jays General Manager Ross Atkins and President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Bob Kendrick.
Chocolate Lovers Party (February 1 @ 111 Elizabeth St)
Embark on a chocolatey taste test while simultaneously learning tips and tricks to create your own delicious treats straight from holistic nutritionalist and weight loss coach Tatiana Vicol.
Clash Of The Comics (February 1 @ 120 Diner)
16 of Toronto's funniest comedians go head to head at this monthly roast battle tournament. The crowd votes to determine who had the best dunks and who should be crowned champion.
Progress Festival (February 1-18 @ Theatre Centre)
Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas curated and produced by a series of Toronto-based theatres, art centres, and dance communities.
Un-Valentine's Opera Pub Party (February 1 @ 54 The Esplanade)
Here's a type of party you probably didn't think existed. It's a raucous, anti Valentine's protest party with free chocolate, hilarious dating anecdotes, raffles, and, hence the name, opera singers.
Craft Pong Tourny (February 1 @ WAbar)
WAbar, a sports bar, izakaya and games room mash-up, holds a beer pong tournament tonight. Cups are filled with water for sanitary reasons, but you better believe there'll be cans aplenty - and on special!
Digital Futures (February 1 @ 49 McCaul Street)
Tonight is the kickoff of an annual exhibition that shows off cutting edge prototypes, themes, tools, and trends from leaders in computing, wearable tech, and digital entertainment.
Kali Ma (February 1 @ Gladstone Hotel)
Toronto riot grrrl meets rapper meets DJ, Kali Ma, is throwing a release party for her upcoming EP Myst Milano. She categorizes the record as one steeped in feminine power. Hear it live tonight!
Electricladyland (February 1 @ The Beaver)
This is a monthly queer dance party where all-female electro artists are exclusively played by local DJs. Get ready to dance to Bjork, MIA, and a healthy dose of other electric ladies. Best of all, it's free.
by Corey Van Den Hoogenband via blogTO