Events in Toronto this week sees the transition from the year of Doug Ford and Meghan Markle to...what must be a better year, right? Either way, there are tons of fun things to do, including a polar bear dip, a skating party, and many events that don't involve freezing in your briefs.Events you might want to check out:
Hollerado (December 30-31 @ Lee's Palace)
Hollerado kicks off a two-day run with an all-ages afternoon event with special guest Fred Penner and host Steve Patterson.
Polar Bear Dip (January 1 @ Sunnyside Park Beach (beach side by bathing pavillion))
Take a dip into freezing water for the ultimate hangover cure while raising money for Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, an organization committed to eliminating abuse and violence in the lives of children, youth and their families.
Cube New Year's Day Party (January 1 @ Cube Nightclub)
Celebrating the New Year doesn't stop on December 1. Party the night away January 1 with tunes from DJ Jed Harper and Chris La Roque.
Festival of New Formats (January 2 @ Comedy Bar)
This annual can't-miss night of shows features new ideas from the brains of all-star comedians like Becky Johnson and Pat Thornton.
Black Panther (January 2-6 @ Cinesphere)
King T’Challa hits the Cinesphere screen with a special showing of this hit film.
Pulp Fiction (January 2 @ Royal Cinema)
Make your way to the The Royal Cinema to catch a screening of the 1994 American crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Yas Kween (January 3 @ Bad Dog Comedy Theatre)
This killer comedy show featuring the best of Toronto highlights the talents of Women of Colour/Ethnicity and regularly sells out.
Noname (January 3 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
Chicago rapper and poet Noname is coming to slay the stage in Toronto. Don't miss the chance to see her before she really blows up.
Opera Pub (January 3 @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club)
Hear live opera for free with a pint in hand. This night out marries the high brow and the alcoholic brau for the perfect night for everyone.
Good Enough Live Karaoke (January 3 @ The Rec Room)
Swap your hairbrush for a real mic. Choose from a list of songs and the band (featuring guitars, keys, bass, drums and sometimes sax) will call you up on stage to belt it out with provided lyrics.
Class of 2019 (January 4-26 @ Multiple Venues)
This Canadian show series features the year's most promising musical talent. Orville Peck and Gloin are not to be missed.
SHADE (January 5 @ The Great Hall)
The incredible show that celebrates comedians of colour, women, and comedians from the LGBTQ2S+ community turns two with a night of comedy, dance, drag, and improv.
Really Really Free Market 2019 (January 5 @ Campbell Park)
Everything is free, with no money, no swapping, and no trades at this incredible market where visitors are invited to fill up a shopping bag in one hour.
DJ Skate Nights: Cherry Bomb on Ice (January 5 @ Natrel Rink)
Toronto’s hottest monthly party for queer women and friends returns to heat up the rink with Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson spinning house, funk, bass, electro, hip-hop, dancehall and more.
Scarborough New Year's Skating Party (January 6 @ Albert Campbell Square(at the Scarborough Civic Centre))
There's a free community skate at Albert Campbell Square over the weekend.
by Martha Stortz via blogTO