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The top 5 free events in Toronto: February 1-7 2016

The top free events in Toronto will have you practicing your skating skills and hitting up free shows. It's the last month of DJ Skate Nights (there are only three left), so if you have yet to hit the rink at the Harbourfront Centre, do it soon. If you'd rather skip outdoor events, there's still plenty for you to do. Head to The Tennessee for the free music night or the Burdock for a Bowie dance party.

Here's a roundup of free events in Toronto this week.

NOW Free Flick Mondays: The Silence of the Lambs (Feb. 1)
If you want to give yourself the chills, head to The Royal Cinema on the first to watch Silence of the Lambs. As per usual, the theatre will give the first 100 guests free popcorn, so make sure you line up early.

Tennessee Tuesday's (Feb. 2)
Get your fill of free music by heading to The Tennessee this Tuesday. Scarlett's Hand, Sleeping Lies, Empty Threat and more be playing sets. If you can't make it to Parkdale, hit up the Horseshoe Tavern - it's also hosting a free music night on the same evening.

BOWIE Let's Dance Party (Feb. 5)
Bowie fans will congregate at Burdock on Friday to pay tribute to the late and great musician. The venue is hosting a cost-free dance party where you can get down to all of your favourite jams - from "Space Oddity" to "Changes". Remember to pregame if your wallet's a little light.

Kuumba (Feb. 5-7)
Kuumba, now in its 20th year, will take over the Harbourfront Centre for a weekend-long fest filled with comedy shows, panels, music events and more. You can catch discussion on black youth moderated by Desmond Cole and the Black Like She women in comedy showcase and more free of charge.

DJ Skate Nights: Kizomba, Bachata, Kompa on Ice (Feb. 6)
Head to the Harbourfront Centre on the first Saturday of the month for another DJ Skate Night. The music for this week's installment will be brought to you by Deejay NS, DJ Duck and DJ Kafe. You may not be downing shots on the dance floor, but it's much more cost effective and probably just as fun.

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