Toronto Events for February 2021
January 29, 2021
Each year in February, the City of Toronto is proud to support events and exhibits scheduled for Black History Month, inviting members of the public to explore and celebrate the heritage, traditions and culture of African-Canadians.
Standup comedians from around the world bring you an evening of world-class wit; including Vanessa Graddick, an award-winning comedian, producer and actress from Los Angeles; Jean Paul from Toronto, a Caribbean-Canadian who has performed extensively worldwide; Peter Liu, a semi-finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival; Ailish McCarthy from Dublin, who performs all over Ireland and Britain; Bruce Lipsky, a regular at New York’s comedy clubs; with the show being hosted by Indo-German wordplay wizard Raouf Gangjee. Prepare to hold your sides and shake your belly!
Cool, international, independent, politically incorrect and eye-opening, the Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) is about discovery. TBFF will showcase the most outstanding and most powerful Black films while creating a space to debate major cultural, social and socio-economic issues.
February, traditionally, is the month our thoughts turn to love… and shovelling snow! This February, StoryFusion Cabaret! invites us to focus on tales and tunes about the city we call home. Toronto, a love story in words and music, takes place on Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 pm, and will be hosted by Toronto cabaret performer and historian, Bruce Bell. This 90-minute online presentation will feature members of the Backseat Balladeers telling tales and sharing songs about ‘Toronto the Good’ (and not-so-good), and original comic ditties written by Canadian musical-theatre legend, Jim Betts. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can with a suggested price of $10. This is an online presentation and will take place on Zoom.
There’s nothing more important than family when it comes to Lunar New Year, and we rely on these connections now more than ever.
This year, members of our local communities tell us their favourite family stories, and it is these precious moments that we cherish the most when we are apart. LunarFest also invites you to a special virtual dinner with our diverse community so you can explore food from around the world right at home! Along with a virtual music showcase and cross-cultural art gallery, celebrate the joys of families big and small for the upcoming Year of the Ox.
What does the new year have in store for you? Have your fortune told and find out if this will be an “Ox-picious year” to look forward to!
The beautiful work of six local Indigenous artists feature in a unique virtual lantern exhibit that draws on the rich tales passed through generations of family.
Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s most crowd-pleasing contribution to the chamber music repertoire—his Septet—right inside your home as a part of this TSO On Demand concert! The only complete movement from the String Trio in B‑flat Major, D. 471, by Schubert, a devoted disciple of Beethoven’s, and a Ludwig-inspired reorchestration for septet of TSO RBC Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel’s woodwind quintet, Haareis auf Morschem Holz (hair ice on rotten wood), round out the program.
COVID-19 got you stuck at home this Valentine’s Day? Travel through chocolate on our one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day Virtual Chocolate Tasting! Sample raw cacao, craft chocolate and the Toronto Truffle™ while learning about the wonderful world of chocolate – from the chocolate-making process to how to taste chocolates like a pro. This is THE perfect Valentine’s Day present for the chocolate-lover in your life.
The only 1-day virtual conference focused on Body Confidence and the movement towards radical self-acceptance. And it’s 100% LIVE! No pre-recorded talks or sessions. We are here to create a forum for conversation, spontaneity and connection that will ultimately impact change.
Through a combination of keynote speakers, panelists, activities and networking, The BodCon will bring together consumers to help ignite conversations that will have lasting impact on how we view our bodies.
Spend the day relaxing on the couch and enjoy some of these new tv shows and movies coming to Netflix Canada in February.