Are you having the winter blues? It is snowing today, the forecast for Sunday is snow with mixed ice pellets with an accumulation of 2 – 5 cm in the morning before changing to freezing rain. Freezing rain will persist for several hours before changing back to light snow Sunday afternoon. The City of Toronto is hosting 47 exciting and unique events on Sunday, February 11, 2018 – some of these events are indoors, some are free, some are for a fee. Like most Sundays, these numerous exciting and unique events offer a variety of activities which you may have participating in and wipe away the winter blues! What will you be in the mood for? Art? Music? History? Theatre? Choose an event to fit your mood and have fun!
Toronto Light Festival
The Toronto Light Festival is a new visual journey and an imaginative cerebral adventure. During the cold, dark days of winter, City residents will be drawn out of their traditional indoor habitats to experience Toronto in a way they never have before.The Festival exhibits the creativity of local and international artists and is a winter experience designed to entertain & inspire. http://bit.ly/2DWXrri
Art & Wine With Your Valentine
Experience Valentine’s Day in style with an artistic date at Paintlounge! We’ve got an awesome Valentine’s line-up so that you can creatively impress your date on V-day.
Join a step-by-step guided workshop, or come for freestyle session to paint anything you want.
All of the supplies and materials are provided, and our creative staff are around to help so you don’t need to know how to paint. http://bit.ly/2H72Gqw
Artistry In Silk: The Kimono Of Itchiku Kubota
Artistry in Silk celebrates the work of Itchiku Kubota (1917–2003), an innovative artist whose spectacular creations gave new meaning to the art of kimono. His creative work expanded contemporary ideas of surface design and assured Kubota a legacy as an out-of-the-ordinary artist and artisan whose work stimulated the mind and delighted the eye. The exhibition presents 41 kimono designed and produced by Kubota over three decades, from 1976 to his death in 2003. Curated by Jacqueline Marx Atkins and organized by the International Chodiev Foundation. http://bit.ly/2H72Gqw
Bang Bang by Kat Sandler
A white playwright uses the shooting of an unarmed young Black man by a police officer as a “jumping off point” for his hit play that is soon to be adapted into a major movie. As Hollywood comes knocking for the writer, he makes a surprise visit to the home of the officer involved. With Sandler’s trademark wit, Bang Bang traces the impact of what it means to be inspired by true events. http://bit.ly/2nwYMyZ
Best of SOVA 2018
Presented by Southern Ontario Visual Artists, this collective of eight professional award-winning artists has come together to display a range of works and styles. http://bit.ly/2j1VrIK
The latest creation by acclaimed Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill is an ode to mortality and what makes up a life. Through a lyrical text and choreographed physical score, five performers chronicle a life pulled through time, encountering meteorological phenomena, mythology, political calamity, pop culture, and everyday happenstance along the way. http://bit.ly/2nReTY6
Downsview Park Nature Connection: Pop-up Adventure Playground
Join us at Downsview Park for a fun-filled afternoon. In February and March we are partnering with Earth Day Canada for four POP-UP Adventure Playgrounds and campfires.
(This is an outdoor program, please dress in layers and prepare to be outside for an extended period of time ). http://bit.ly/2CcC1ok
Heart of a Poet, An Afternoon with Afua Cooper
Join Canadian icon Afua Cooper for an interactive poetry performance in support of the ROM original exhibition Here we are Here. Inspired by the Africa Canadian experience, Cooper’s poetry delivers rich nourishment for the imagination. http://bit.ly/2EgtTcm
Honouring the Journey: An Event of Hope, Tribute, Inspiration, and Celebration with NIED
Join NIED and our panel of speakers as they share personal insights into their journeys and honour individuals and events that were significant in recovering. Special guests from the audience will share the candle lighting ceremony! All are welcome, event is free. http://bit.ly/2BS0QKP
Le Tour de Cafe – Coffee & Pastry Tour
Immerse yourself in some of Toronto’s best cafés and pastry shops!
On our “Le Tour de Cafe” food tour, you will wander through the heart of Corktown and Riverside. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of speciality drinks from cafés focusing their efforts on creating an excellent cup of coffee. Indulge in scrumptious pastries and sweet treats as we visit some great bakeries and gourmet food shops as well. http://bit.ly/2nQA64E
Listening to Art, Seeing Music
Listening to Art, Seeing Music is a truly unique, multi-sensory experience that will take visitors on a journey of discovery to explore the essential interconnectedness of the performing arts, the spoken word and the visual arts. Highlights include an interactive multi-media installation which allows visitors to translate the rhythms and patterns of music into visual art compositions, a pop-up “musical petting zoo” with a collection of Arab ouds on display, and a Mongolian yurt providing a warm communal gathering space for experiencing pop-up performances, hearing stories of music-making and sharing a cup of tea. http://bit.ly/2E6djez
Pennies & Purses
This exhibit explores currency, general stores and shopping habits in 19th century rural Ontario, providing new context for the lives of the Gibson family and the development of communities like Willowdale. http://bit.ly/2yomVO4
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac: A Coal Mine Concert
Best. Album. Ever. Released in 1977, Fleetwood Macs Rumours is the seventh best-selling album of all time, moving 800,000 copies per week at its height. Its success made Fleetwood Mac a cultural phenomenon and set a template for pop music with a gleaming surface that also has something complicated, desperate, and dark resonating underneath. A hand-picked cast of Toronto’s best singers and musicians will perform Rumours in its entirety, as A COAL MINE CONCERT. http://bit.ly/2BP8B3S
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting
Make this Valentine’s Day an unforgettable one with a one-of-a-kind chocolate tasting! In this intimate experience, you’ll learn how to taste chocolate like the connoisseurs. Put your new skills to the test with tasting samples of artisan chocolates, curated with your input. Along the way, you’ll discover how chocolate is made, try the raw cacao bean, and leave with a deeper understanding of your own chocolate preferences. You will never see chocolate the same way again! http://bit.ly/2H76A2E
To You can find the complete list of the Toronto events on http://bit.ly/2BkMykK
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