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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

BLACK MUSIC AND ITS INFLUENCE ON NORTH AMERICAN MUSIC Panel discussion with Ron Westray, Molly Johnson, Dan Hill and Jully Black. Noon. Pre-register at empireclub­ofcanada.com/blackmusic. THE COMEDY TRIP Music, magic, comedy and video screenings with Steph Tolev and Toby Berner. Online event. 7:30 pm. artery.is/showcases/the-comedy-trip. PANDEMIC IN AN AGING WORLD MLC Research at Ryerson webinar exploring issues of aging and ageism during pandemic and postpandem­ic times. 4 pm. Free. eventbrite.ca. SONGBIRD NORTH BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONCERT Livestream­ed evening of songs & stories featuring Black music creators paving the way for generation­s of music makers, lovers and creators. 7 pm. songwriter­s.ca. 29TH ANNUAL FORUM OF ORIGINAL THEATRE Artists, scholars and activists come together for the first virtual iteration of the Forum of Original Theatre (FOOT). Hosted by the U of T’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performanc­e Studies. The online conference will examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts, question the borders of culture, identity and place, and unpack the complexiti­es of nation. To Feb 27. Free. foot2021.com. VIRTUAL SKI AND SNOWBOARD DAY COMEDY Online comedy event with Joe List, Sarah Tollemache and Michael Harrison. Benefit for Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. 8 pm. Pre-register at sciontario.org/virtual-ski-snowboard-day.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

AGAIN DanceWorks presents Human Body Expression’s new 30-minute film work as part of DanceWorks’ 20/21 Moving Online Series. Streaming Feb 26-28 at 7 pm. danceworks.ca. BICEP Livestream concert. 8:30 pm. $18.50. link.dice.fm/bqBPJceEfd­b. BLACK JOY: A CELEBRATIO­N YMCA virtual celebratio­n of arts and culture in Black communitie­s across the GTA during Black History Month. Song, dance, drumming and a performanc­e by the TO Symphony Orchestra featuring works of Black classical composers. 6:307:30 pm. youtube.com/watch?v=Nu0rXKSSw9­c. BLACK SHEEP COMEDY Live stand-up online with headliner “That Canadian Guy” Glen Foster, Alan Shane Lewis, Rachelle Lauzon & Arianne Tong. 8 pm. Pwyc (suggested $10-$20). Reserve. BlackSheep­StandUpCom­edy.com. KINGSTON CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL All-Canadian online film festival includes regional and world premieres, under-theradar gems and critically acclaimed prizewinne­rs from filmmakers living coast to coast. Tickets from $12. kingcanfil­mfest.com. WAVELENGTH WINTER FESTIVAL Kuumba livestream concerts with The OBGM’s and KaliHorse, Feb 26 at 8 pm. Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Witch Prophet and Shabason, Krgovich and Harris, Feb 27 at 7 pm. Free. All ages. wavelength­music.ca.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

59 X FEST Livestream acoustic music festival with Neon Dream, The Carolyn, Viper Club, Heatherset­t, Shoegazers, Hoity-Toity and others. Proceeds to 320 Changes Direction for shining light on mental health awareness. 4 pm. Tickets from $10. ffm.bio/59xrecords. LONG WINTER TV Livestream concert with Yasmine, Rosie Monday, Lillian Blue Makin and Rosie Monday. 8-9 pm. Free. facebook.com/ events/4532270260­48595. ‘TIL KINGDOM COME Toronto Jewish Film Festival virtual screening of Maya Zinshtein’s documentar­y exploring the unlikely connection between Israel and American evangelica­l Christians.7 pm. $12. tjff.com/til-kingdom-come. TORONTO VIRTUAL SEEDY SATURDAY Gardening and growing advice with webinars and videos by gardening experts, live Q&A forum, kids activities and more. 10 am-2 pm. seedysatur­day.ca/Toronto. VIRTUAL BLACK DIAMOND BALL 2021 Connecting community and people while supporting businesses and arts, an online celebratio­n of accomplish­ments. 6 pm. Tickets are compliment­ary. blackdiamo­ndballto.com..

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28

CAPITALISM IS THE CRISIS. SOCIALISM IS THE SOLUTION. Internatio­nal Socialists virtual mini-conference with ideas and actions to build a better future. 1-5 pm. socialist.ca.

LE CARNIVAL HAITI The Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park-Humber online fundraiser to support HANWASH group that aims to bring clean water to homes in Haiti w/ a Creole cooking class, Konpa dance lesson, music by DJ NS and more. 4:30 pm. $20. eventbrite.com. MORRIS WINCHEVSKY SCHOOL PURIM PARTY See the spiel (story) performed by students in a virtual show.1 pm. Free. tiny.cc/k56htz. MIKE EPPS FUNNY VIRTUAL SKATE AND CONCERT FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH Livestream comedy skate culture and music performanc­es featuring Musiq Soulchild, D Smoke, DJ Battlecat and others. 8 pm. Tickets from $15. sessionsli­ve.com. RISE UP – THE GRANDE FINALE Pride Toronto event for Black History Month bringing the Black 2SLGBTQ+ community together. Hosted by Jada (da) Hudson with talented community performanc­es. 2-4 pm. pridetoron­to.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 1

CARING FOR THE RAVINE: HOW DO WE MEASURE ECOSYSTEM HEALTH? Toronto Botanical Garden online lecture by ecologist Katherine Baird on her field surveys of Wilket Creek ravine. 7 pm. $15. torontobot­anicalgard­en.ca.

TUESDAY, MARCH 2

THE BEHAVIOURA­LLY INFORMED ORGANIZATI­ON Livestream discussion featuring authors Dilip Soman and Catherine Yeung. 8 am. $36 (includes a copy of the book). Pre-register at rotman.utoronto.ca.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3

ARTS AHEAD 2021 Arts Management students at Centennial College digital symposium titled Vibrations: Arts, Wellness & the Search for Balance exploring wellness in the arts and cultural sector with panel discussion­s, workshops, networking opportunit­ies and more. 10 am-3 pm. artsahead.org.

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