DAILY EVENTS ARE BACK!
THE BEST (VIRTUAL) THINGS TO DO IN TORONTO
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.