free events toronto january 2016

The top 5 free events in Toronto: January 4-10 2016

The top free events in Toronto will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions about being more frugal. While you could easily shell out big bucks to see live music performances, there's plenty to do that won't cost a dime. Instead of putting a dent in your chequing account, ride the subway without pants, check out a few free comedy skits, or show off your dance moves at the Harbourfront.

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

Festival of New Formats at Comedy Bar (Jan. 2-6)
Comedy Bar's Festival of New Formats brings Toronto's funny men and women to the stage for five nights of performances at the beginning of January. You'll get to catch experimental sketch, improv and stand-up shows without dropping a dime. It may not have the star power of JFL42, but you'll probably get in a few laughs.

JS Code Club Hack Night (Jan. 6​)
The JS (JavaScript) Code Club is hosted by OK GROW! an app development studio that opens the doors of its downtown office on the first Wednesday of every month to seasoned developers and newbies alike. The club offers a spot for developers to talk shop and facilitates collaboration with a Code Club Project Board app that helps match developers to projects that interest them.

Do Right On Ice (Jan. 9)
Head to the Harbourfront Centre on the night of the 9th for another DJ Skate Night. This week's instalment will feature music by Do Right Music label head, John Kong. You may not be downing shots on the dancefloor, but it's much more cost effective and probably just as fun.

No Pants Subway Ride & Dance Party (Jan. 10)
Let's be real, nobody actually likes wearing pants - and this Sunday you won't have to. On January 10th join hundreds of Torontonians as they drop their drawers, dance and travel around the city on the subway. If you don't plan on getting in on the action yourself, it's still quite the spectacle - just don't get creepy.

Japanese Movies at the Bloor Cinema (Jan. 10-24)
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is hosting free screenings of Japanese films throughout January. If you're not fluent in Japanese, no worries, all flicks will feature English subtitles. The series kicks off this Sunday with a screening of The Floating Castle.

Have a free event you'd like to plug? Submit it to our Toronto events calendar using this form.

With contributions from Rose Behar.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Radar

15 virtual events in Toronto this spring

The World Naked Bike Ride is coming back to Toronto this spring

This Toronto street is getting a bunch of beautiful installations that light up at night

Toronto is getting a drive-thru illuminated Easter parade at night

Toronto just cancelled all events between now and Canada Day

A Toronto neighbourhood just got a magical new outdoor lights spectacle

20 virtual events in Toronto this winter

Toronto is getting a socially distanced ice sculpture trail next month