Sorry I missed you last week, I hope you all had less hyperventallific xmas anxiety than I did!!
Uh… anyway, New Years is the time for resolutions and honesty, so just for the record, in the draft of this post I wrote “Words, happy new year, snow, drink less, blah blah,” which is essentially what I want to say. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but it seems like the whole city is a LOT damn lighter now that the snow has fallen. Not just literally lighter because there’s white surface for the lanterns to bounce luminescence off of at night but also figuratively lighter because we’re all like YES WINTER, effing FINALLY. And thank the good sweet light gods that this is actually the case because we all need a new reason to get the hey outside at night time that’s not just drinking…
So, aside from the listings below, might I suggest you go skating or tobogganing or hiking or just go for a walk in the park or along some side streets or through the alleys or down to the water? The snow’s only going to stay not-disgustingly-slush-grey for so long, so go experience it… at least on the way to one of these:
- AGO First Thursdays with Basia Bulat – Art Gallery of Ontario – 630pm-11pm – $10-12 advance (always sells out… and has already…. might be some rush tickets available… so get on the AGO list so you don’t miss the next one).
- Issue #1 Opening Reception – Comic Themed Art Show – #Hashtag Gallery – 7-1130pm – (show runs until the 17th) – Free
- Geekomedy – Humour for the technologically addicted – Comedy Bar – 7pm – (Followed by multiple other, not as cool sounding, but probably equally funny shows… part of the Festival of New Formats, running until Sunday…) All shows are Free
- Toronto Strip Spelling Bee: Post Apocalypse Edition – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre – 1030 sign up, 11pm begins – $10 door, free if you compete
- Emergent Arts Exhibition Opening – O’born Contemporary – 6-9pm – Free
- Art Battle Auditions – Live, open-easel performance painting – May Bar – 8pm-2am – $5
- Appetites For Change: Recipes For Hungry Radicals! (support for those who have been incarcerated or are still facing charges from the G20 resistance) Book launch and party featuring Janice Lee & the Free Radicals. – Bike Pirates – 8 pm. $5 sugg.
- Bard from the Club – Sweet Reggae Music – Live 7-piece band – The Sister – 1030pm – $7
- Really Really Free Market – kind of like a potluck, but for goods and services! No money, no swapping… – Campbell Park – 10-6pm – Free
- Family Snowshoeing at the Humber Arboretum – 1pm-230pm – $6.78 (event) + $8.47 (shoe rental)
- Talking: A Lover’s Discourse – Jack Butler’s Exhibition Opening (There’s a ‘warning’ that this exhibit contains sexually explicit content… which I’m pretty sure is actually an enticement!) – The Red Head Gallery – 2-5pm – Free
- York University MFA Group Exhibition ‘Nine’ Reception – Loop Gallery – 2-5pm (exhibit runs until the 18th) – Free
- Toronto Marlies vs. Rockford IceHogs – Ricoh Colliseum – 3-6pm – $10 advance in the ‘fan zone’ $14 day of
- Stew, Stout & Stage Party for Next Stage Theatre Festival – McAuslan Beer Tent at Factory Theatre – Festival runs Jan 2-13 afternoon and evenings – $10-15
- Toronto Queer Slowdance: Lucky 2013 Edition – Highschool with a happy ending: All slow songs, all night long, with a lending library of designated dancers for wallflowers – Dovercourt House – 10pm-3am – $10
- Sunday Poetry – Political art and an open mic – Ellington’s Cafe – 1130am – Free
- Brewer’s Backyard Brew Year’s Day – Evergreen Brickworks – Free Admission
- Rock Againgst Line 9 – Awareness/fundraiser all-day musical show – Tranzac – 2pm-12am – $10-20 sliding scale
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