toronto events this week

19 things to do in Toronto this week

Toronto events seem to go all in on music this week, with returning festivals like Wavelength and Winterfolk, plus concerts from big names like Vince Staples, Tyler, The Creator, and Lido Pimienta. In arts and culture events, the Beaches transform into an outdoor art installation for WinterStations, and a popular venue hosts a three day long closing party. 

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    • February 12
      Laugh, cry and cringe at the angsty teen antics of swollen Archie, goth kid Jughead, and the rest of the cast of the CW's live action Riverdale on the big screen with fellow fans.
    • February 12
      The Toronto Public Library hosts its own speaker series during Black History Month in libraries across the city. Higgins is a hip hop scholar who literally wrote the book on Drake.
      Toronto Public Library - Malvern District Library
    • February 12
      Highly curated leaders and innovators in the tech and digital media space share their expertise through five minute, TED style presentations.
      Rbc Waterpark Auditorium
    • February 13
      The Lula Lounge recruits Toronto jazz singer Alex Pangman for a Mardi Gras inspired party true to New Orleans tradition, but set here in Toronto. Blues, dancing, dining and beads await.
    • February 13
      Kinton Ramen just can't stop challenging their patrons to outrageous food feats. If you can finish their giant, mega hot, mega sour ramen bowl in 15 minutes, the bowl will be free.
    • February 14
      The Carlton brings the love just in time for Valentine's Day by screening seven romantic shorts from places like Hungary, Italy, and Mexico. It's a film buff's dream date.
      Carlton Cinemas
    • February 14-25
      Canada's longest running new works festival turns Toronto into a hotbed of experimentation, creating a space for the most adventurous ideas in theatre, dance, and performance art.
      Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
    • February 14-19
      Back for a sixth year, the sister festival to the original Montreal show brings films representing storylines about Black people and the work of Black filmmakers to big screens in Toronto.
      Multiple Venues
    • February 16-25
      The biggest car show of the year returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Check out the latest models and what's in store for the future.
      Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    • February 16 - March 23
      The February edition of the Royal Ontario Museum's monthly party series is lunar themed, and features top DJs and live artists, in addition to the option to explore the venue's stunning galleries.
      Royal Ontario Museum
    • February 16-18
      TIFF's youth and future filmmaker series focuses on the creators of tomorrow, including a young filmmaker's competition and 12 free screenings of 12 films from around the world.
      TIFF Bell Lightbox
    • February 16-25
      Frank And Oak's first warehouse sale of 2018 brings deals of up to 80% off stylish footwear, outerwear, apparel, and more. It runs for ten days, so there's no excuse to miss this one.
      950 Dupont St
    • February 16-18
      This is one of the hottest spotlights of indie music all season, with local rising talents like Bossie and Plazas playing the same stage as names like Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning.
      The Garrison
    • February 16-18
      Toronto's annual blues and roots music festival returns to the Danforth this month for an all ages tour of five iconic venues over three days, with more than 150 artists performing.
      Multiple Venues
    • February 17
      The beloved vegan cafe, live music venue and DIY event space announced earlier this year that they're shutting down in February, but not before a three day music fest in honour of its tight-knit community.
    • February 17
      2017 Polaris Prize winning musician and Toronto local Lido Pimienta brings music from La Papessa to the Drake Hotel.
      The Drake Hotel
    • February 17
      Two rap powerhouses hit the stage for one night in Toronto during their joint North American tour.
      Ricoh Coliseum
    • February 19 - April 1
      WinterStations brings the world's finest in design, architecture, and contemporary art to the Beaches, with giant sculptures that can survive the harshness of Canadian winter lining the frozen waterfront.
      The Beaches
    • February 18
      We're in the thick of the winter blues, but that's not stopping the Trinity Bellwoods flea from presenting you with new local vendors, artisans, samples, and snack foods.
      The Trinity Bellwoods Flea
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    michal adamcyk

Lead photo by

michal adamcyk

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