Balfolk Toronto brings Western European folk dancing and music across the pond and offers Torontonians a taste of the lively Breton tradition that resembles a square dance. Emilyn Stam and Tangi Ropars founded Balfolk Toronto because of a shared love for the Balfolk tradition that each experienced while living in Europe.
Can someone turn up the heat, please? This winter, the coldest in the last two decades, will mercifully come to an end this month. Great timing too, because the poetry on offer in the GTA spoken word community will raise your temperature all on its own. There's a lot going on this time of year - a new open mic series is getting off the ground, collaborations abound, shows with word and sound, an event with multiple sparring rounds - so be sure to check out at least a few of these incredible spectacles.
One of the most important steps of becoming a good artist, some say, is learning how to realistically render the human form. You will be aided in this endeavour, hopefully, by paying painstakingly close attention to the knobbly knees of a strange man. Also drinking seems to be a prerequisite in Toronto, so there's that.