Canada’s Top Ten Film FesTival Annual celebration of Canadian contemporary cinema, screening 10 features, 10 shorts and 10 student shorts, plus special events. $11.50-$23.75, some free screenings. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. tiff.netseethenorth. Jan 12 to 21 ToronTo design oFFsiTe FesTival (Todo) This festival takes design out of the studio and into the city with storefront exhibits, immersive installations, talks, lectures & workshops for everyone. Free. Various venues, see website for info. todesignoffsite.com. Jan 15 to 21
myseum presenTs: musiC From people CiTy Festival of pop up events, exhibits, concerts, workshops and more explore the city’s diverse musical history through music, venues, neighbourhoods and people. Various venues, see website for info. myseumoftoronto.com. To Jan 12 nexT sTage TheaTre FesTival The Toronto Fringe presents a showcase of Canadian indie theatre artists and companies featuring theatre, sketch comedy, dance works and more. $10-$15, passes $48-$90. Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst. fringetoronto.com. To Jan 14 WinTer aT onTario plaCe Winter light installations, synthetic skating rink, Cinesphere films, bonfires & more at the newly renovated site. Free. Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore W. ontarioplace.com/winter. To Mar 18
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Thursday, January 11 Events
lunCh Time yoga All levels, bring water, mat. Tue & Thu noon-1 pm. Free. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front E. sonycentre.ca. meeT Zuul, The desTroyer oF shins! Meet a new dinosaur named by ROM paleontologists. 11 am-1:15 pm. Free w/ admission. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca. mindFulness and Zen mediTaTion Gentle yoga & silent meditation, all levels. Tue & Thu 6-7 pm. Free/pwyc. Centre Place, 320 Richmond E #101. 647-348-7755, goo.gl/niQq8b. musiC CiTy – The indusTry T.O. music industry movers and shakers panel discussion, concert and networking event. 6 pm. Free. Supermarket, 268 Augusta. myseumoftoronto.com. 5pride ToronTo CommuniTy ConsulTaTions LGBTQ+ individuals, organizations and allies are invited to share ideas on programming & events at the 2018 festival. Meetings on Family Pride, Trans Pride, Indigenous relations, accessibility and more. Jan 10-31, see website for details. Free. RSVP. Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw. pridetoronto.com. speeding inTo The FuTure: digiTal Challenges and opporTuniTies Howland Lecture, delivered by Carol Radford-Grant, Toronto City Archivist. 7:30 pm. Free. Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas. 416-767-5472, admin@ lambtonhouse.org. sWeaT For good Join an attempt to break the world record for the largest ever exercise ball demo/class. 6-9:30 am. Free. Metro Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor. ymcagta.org. 5Women & Trans game nighT Board games for women & trans-identified folks. 7-10 pm. $6. See-Scape, 2840 Dundas W. 416-8437344, email@example.com.
Friday, January 12
hu – a love song To god Group HU chant. 7-7:30 pm. Free. Toronto Eckankar Centre, 19 Yorkville. 416-926-8946. iCe Breaking & dJ Workshop Learn DJing basics (6:30-7:30 pm) and how to breakdance on ice (6-7:30 pm), prior to the Friday night outdoors Beats & Bents skate dance party. 6-7:30 pm. Free. The Bentway, under the Gardiner Expressway from Strachan to Spadina. thebentway.ca. inTro To BuddhisT mediTaTion Workshop. 7-9 pm. $5. KSDL Tibetan Buddhist Temple, 12 Maynard. 416-463-8538, ksdl.org. ToronTo inTernaTional BoaT shoW Hundreds of exhibitors, seminars, workshops, wakeboard and waterski shows, an indoor lake and more. Jan 12-21, see website for info. $20 & up. Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd. torontoboatshow.com. Tsds monThly soCial danCe Toronto Swing Dance Society event with live band Little Perter and the Elegants. 8 pm. $10. Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor W. 416-769-8400, torontoswingdancesociety.ca.
Saturday, January 13
dJ skaTe nighTs Skate to DJs spinning house, funk, soul, pop, reggae and more. 8-11 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbroufrontcentre.com/djskatenights. haggis-making Workshop Learn to make a rustic Scottish meal, including the infamous haggis. 10 am-1 pm. $30. Pre-register. Mackenzie House, 82 Bond. 416-392-6915. sleeping skeleTons oF high park Family Nature Walk to explore majestic oaks, hardy maples & whimsical willows. 1:30 pm. Free, $2-$5 sugg donation. High Park Nature Centre, 375 Colborne Lodge. 416-392-1748, highparknaturecentre.com. The sTop Farmer’s markeT Local, sustainable, organic products & more. 8 am-12:30 pm. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. fb.com/TheStopFarmersMarket. The 37 praCTiCes oF a BodhisaTTva Buddhist teaching on the Six Perfections of generosity, morality, patience, energy, meditation & wisdom. Jan 13-14, 10 am-noon and 2-4 pm. Pwyc donation. KSDL Tibetan Buddhist Temple, 12 Maynard. 416-463-8538, ksdl.org. ToronTo salsa praCTiCe All levels, no formal instruction, no partner necessary. 3:30-5:30 pm. $7. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W. 416-536-7663, torontosalsapractice.com.
Sunday, January 14
ForesT hill Walk CluB Weekly outdoor walking club. Dress accordingly. 9:45 am-11:15 am. $2. Wells Hill Park, 145 Hilton. 416-413-0345, meetup.com/ForestHillWalkClub. 5Queer hearT Talking CirCle Monthly gathering to celebrate diversity. Share your story, your connection & your queer self. 1-5 pm. Pwyc, $10 suggested/no one turned away. Awaken Studio, 276 Carlaw, upstairs Unit 217B. 416-557-7312, phillipcoupal.ca. sporTs Card & memoraBilia shoW Buy, sell or trade new & vintage cards, photos and more. 10 am-6 pm. Free. Toronto Plaza Hotel, 1677 Wilson. westtorontocardshow.com. WelCome easT york Community open house hosted by councillors Mary Fragedakis, Janet Davis and Jon Burnside plus the city’s Fire Chief, Medical Officer of Health and others. 1-3 pm. Free. East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell. 416-392-4035.
Monday, January 15
onTario Blues Forum Guest speakers and panels specifically curated for blues musicians and the industry. Open to the public. Jan 1516, see website for details. Free. Holiday Inn Downtown, 30 Carlton. 416-538-3885, torontobluessociety.com. Tamil heriTage monTh reCepTion Councillor Neethan Shan invites everyone to this celebration with refreshments, live performances and speeches. 6-9 pm. Free. RSVP. City Hall, 100 Queen W. thmreception.eventbrite.ca. ToronTo morris men open praCTiCe Traditional English folk dance, no experience needed. 8 pm. Free. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W. 416-766-9184, tfmm.ca. Tsds husTle lessons All ages, no partner required. Beginners 7:30 pm, intermediate 8:45 pm. $16 drop-in. Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor W. torontoswingdancesociety.ca.
Tuesday, January 16
Boardagain game nighT East end monthly game night, we bring the games and rules. 6-9 pm. $6. Paintbox Bistro, 555 Dundas E. 416-843-7344, fb.com/boardagaintoronto. BollyWood danCe Classes Beginner class. 5:30-6:30 pm. Free. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front E. sonycentre.ca. From segregaTion To inTegraTion? hoW eQuiTaBle is ConTemporary sChooling? Panel discussion on whether public schools can encourage cultural diversity, social cohesion and equal opportunity. 6:30-9:30 pm. Free. Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity. enochturnerschoolhouse.ca. greCo-roman sToiCism Lecture on what ancient Stoics taught and how their ethics and virtues still have influence today. 7:30 pm. Free. Centre Place, 320 Richmond E #101. 647348-7755, goo.gl/ks8HJw. lunCh Time yoga All levels, bring a mat and water. Noon-1 pm. Free. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front E. sonycentre.ca. miCroplasTiCs: Tiny plasTiCs, Big impaCT Presentation with guest speakers Chelsea Rochman, Paul Helm and Susan Debreceni. 6:30 pm. Free. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. torontorap.ca. mindFulness and Zen mediTaTion Gentle yoga & silent meditation, all levels. Tue & Thu 6-7 pm. Free/pwyc. Centre Place, 320 Richmond E #101. 647-348-7755, goo.gl/niQq8b. noT your grandma’s Weed eiTher: The ForensiC sCienCe oF CannaBis (parT 2) Lecture by author/forensic toxicologist James Wigmore. 6:30 pm. Free. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. 416-396-3975. sauerkrauT Workshop Learn to preserve cabbage into a sauerkraut ferment. Bring a 1L jar with a tight-fitting lid. 7 pm. $10. Pre-register. Karma Food Co-op, 739 Palmerston. 416534-1470, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday Trivia Teams of 6 max play for fun & prizes. 8-10 pm. Free. H Bar, 859 Queen W. 647-352-4227, email@example.com. WhaT’s yours is mine: againsT The sharing eConomy Talk by author and technologist Tom Slee. 7 pm. Free. Beeton Hall. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge. tpl.ca.
Wednesday, January 17 Benefits
IntersectIon: DIverse exploratIon through comeDy Storytellers share the joys and struggles of Canadian life, with Filipino Canadians Ann Paula Bautista, Isabel Kanaan, Alia Rasul & Mark Andrada. 8 pm. Free/pwyc, donations benefit the StopGap Foundation. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. bit.ly/jan17intersect.
Drop In game nIght Learn a new game & make friends. 6-10 pm. $6. Death in Venice Gelato, 536 Queen W. 416-843-7344. FlooDIng anD stormwater management In warDs 13 & 14 Discussion on flooding risks to property, retrofit options, insurance info and more. 6:45-9:15 pm. Free. Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia. green13toronto.org. Freestyle weDnesDay All-ages drop-in for performing artists to practice breaking, MCing, DJing, beat making, graffiti art, hip-hop theatre & spoken word. 6:30-10 pm. $2. Toronto Hip-Hop Cultural Centre, 442 Dufferin #6. 647-208-3611, firstname.lastname@example.org. how to avoID cancer, heart DIsease, panDemIcs & to lIve Forever: premature mortalIty In the 21st century Science for Peace lecture by Prabhat Jha. 7 pm. Free. Room 140. University College, 15 King’s College Circle. 416-789-2294, scienceforpeace.ca. how to proFIt From the next Bull market Author Alan Dustin talks about how to research, select and manage portfolios using easily accessible resources. 7 pm. Free. Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood N. tpl.ca. the Ikat reBozo From mexIco Marta Turok talks about the distinctive Mexican shawl. 6:30 pm. $12-$20. Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre. Pre-register. textilemuseum.ca. In conversatIon wIth alanIs oBomsawIn Intimate on-stage conversation with Indigenous director, social activist and revolutionary artist, part of Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival. 6:30-8:30 pm. $23.75, srs/stu $19.25. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. facebook.com/TIFF. mInDFulness meDItatIon Small group guided class, open to all. 6 pm. Pwyc. Bell Tower Coffee, 240 Avenue Rd. vivia.belltowercafe@ gmail.com. montgomery’s Inn Farmers’ market Organic fruit & veg, cheese, bread, honey and more. 2-6 pm. Free. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas W. 416-394-8113. story collIDer – comIng oF age True, personal stories about science, hosted by Vanessa Vakharia & Anthony Morgan. 7 pm. $12. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. storycollider.org.
Thursday, January 18 Benefits
unIty hIp-hop charIty party Benefit concert with Adria Kain, TRP.P, DJ Carl Allen DJ Mensa, DJ R DOuble and DJ Kwes. 7 pm. $75, early bird $50. Revival Bar, 783 College. facebook.com/events/549799828693342.
conscIous lIvIng Meditation series toward personal transformation. 6:30 pm. Pwyc. Preregister. The Village Healing Centre, 240 Roncesvalles. awakenintoronto.org. glenDon gloBal DeBates: mIgratIon Conference to debate current issues around global migration with the Honourable Jean Augustine, Idil Atak, Pamela Divinsky and others. 6:45-9 pm. Free. Pre-register. Glendon Campus, 2275 Bayview. 416-487-6821, glendon.yorku.ca/gspia. InterIor DesIgn show 2018 Showcasing design trends and the most innovative of international and Canadian design. Jan 18-21. $19. Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Bldg, 255 Front W. toronto.interiordesignshow.com. law 101 For small BusInesses Learn about legal aspects and considerations when starting a small business. 6:30-8 pm. Free. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge. 416-393-7149. nerD nIte toronto: January 2018 nIte Short, educational and fun talks on primates and Frankenstein. 7:30 pm. $5. Main Hall, Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. facebook.com/ events/1942803579376672. ossIngton BIa streetscape puBlIc meetIng Give feedback on plans for the public realm & streetscape of the area. 6:30-8 pm. Free. West Neighbourhood House, 248 Ossington. facebook.com/ossingtonbia. truth anD reconcIlIatIon commIssIon report: reaDIng group #2 Discussion on Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report. 6:30-8 pm. Free. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. facebook.com/events/1451594721625177. 3