The forecast is calling for a very chilly February, so shake off the winter blues with these Things You Should Do!
Ronald K. Brown/Evidence (NY)
at The Fleck Dance Theatre, February 2-3
Creating an atmosphere of connection, Brown’s dance company EVIDENCE blends traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. It uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in contemporary African culture, and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. Presented by Toronto’s own dance Immersion.
Beats and Bents Friday Night Skate Party
on The Bentway Skate Tri, Fridays throughout February
This Friday night grab your skates and take a spin on The Bentway Skate Trail for Beats and Bents, a weekly night of local DJ’s doing their thing. This month’s line-up include Last Planet Dj’s (February 2), DJ Money Jane and DJORK (February 9), DJ Philippe and Sammy Rawal (February 16) and DJ Charlie (February 23). #ReimagineWinter at Toronto’s newest public space, located under the Gardiner Expressway. Skate Rentals available!
RUMOURS: A Coal Mine Concert
at Coal Mine Theatre, February 4-25
Coal Mine Theatre has turned itself into an intimate concert venue and has assemblesd a killer group to perform one of the best selling records of all time: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. This is not a re-interpretation of the record, nor a jukebox musical, this is your parents’ Rumours!
CBC TV, February 9-25
Team Canada is ready to bring home the hardware from Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 14-hour time difference is going to be tough for us, but we can do it! Catch all the coverage with Scott Russell and the team at the CBC. GO CANADA GO!
at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, February 14-25
Canada’s longest-running new works festival, The Rhubarb Festival, returns to the Buddies stage for it’s 39th year. This year we are most excited for our gal Pearle Harbor’s new show Battle Cry: Songs of Warfare and Gaiety. For one night only (February 15) the chanteuse re-imagines and re-enacts popular pro-war rally songs from the last century to get your toes tapping and feet marching
at The Boat, February 18
Panic at The Boat is an annual dance party produced by the writers of local music blog Panic Manual. If you like Brit Pop, photo booths, Cut Copy and a bar that only takes cash – this is the party for you!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
at The Citadel, February 21-March 11
The Chekhov Collective’s mid-winter production of Shakespeare’s most magical and inventive play will whisk you away to a world turned upside down where nothing is what it seems. Explores love in all its complications and contradictions in the intimate setting of The Citadel.
at Factory Theatre, February 24-March 18
Pushing dark comedies to a new level, After Wrestling is a slacker-comedy turned suicide-mystery in search of love, life, and death. Bryce Hodgson and Charlie Kerr (Kill Your Parents in Viking, Alberta) cement their status as “excellent storytellers bringing unique, fresh voices to the Canadian theatre scene” (NOW Magazine) with this new script.