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Thursday, January 30

BONE HEALTH Seminar on nutrition strategies. 7 pm. Big Carrot, 348 Danforth. 416-466-2129.
BOSSA TRES Gypsy swing music. 9 pm. Emmet Ray Bar, 924 College. themmetray.com.
Can We Afford FORD More Years? Talk on the class-composition of Ford Nation. 7 pm. Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham. beitzatoun.org.
The Digs Funk music. Doors 11 pm. Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen W. thedrakehotel.ca.
Encounters Performance of five mini operas. 5 pm. Edward Johnson Bldg MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park. music.utoronto.ca.
End Of Night Live reading of Jason Freure’s dark and poetic new play. 8 pm. Hart House Debates Room, 7 Hart House Circle. facebook.com/events/252313844942527
Nonviolence As Political Action Lecture by Jill Carr-Harris, development worker in India on women’s self-empowerment. 7 pm. University College, rm 179, 15 King’s College Circle. facebook.com/events/461799973939598.
patents And Progress: What To Do About Corrupt Medical Research Practices Lecture by professor James R Brown. 7 pm. University College, rm 179, 15 King’s College Circle. facebook.com/events/383637285105695.
Poetics Fictions Panel discussion with four filmmakers whose work is rooted in drama. 7 pm. Liaison of Independent Filmmakers, 1137 Dupont. lift.on.ca.
power plant See exhibitions every day with no admission. Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4949.
Public Journal The culture and ideas mag launches its new issue. 6-8 pm. Northwood Café, 815 Bloor W. publicjournal.ca.
RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION AND ITS LIMITS Professor Richard Moon talks about the recent controversy at York University. 7 pm. Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford. noorculturalcentre.ca.
Silent Partners Water Series Conservation Council of Ontario presentations on urban landscapes and flooding, and Asian carp and the Great Lakes. 6 pm. Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina. Pre-register 416-533-1635.
The Spanish Waiter Brian Cram plays classical and Latin jazz. 10 pm. Press Club, 850 Dundas W. pressclub.ca.
Tour De France Trio Arkel with Les Allt Erica Goodman. Noon to 1 pm. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 145 Queen W. coc.ca.
What We Have Learned From New Orleans Post-Katrina Talk by urban historian M Christine Boyer. 7:30 pm. Prefix, 401 Richmond W. 416-591-0357.


Friday, January 31

AFTERFUNK and DJ OH16 Album release. 9 pm. 3030 Dundas W. 3030dundaswest.com.
COMEDY @ CAM’S Stand-up showcase with host Matt Holmes. 9 pm. Cam’s Place, 2655 Yonge. 416-488-3976, camsplace.net.
EMMET RAY BAR DJ Ariel spins hip-hop andsoul. 10 pm. 924 College. themmetray.com.
!DO! 6 to 9 pm, all ages. Crema Coffee Co , 3079 Dundas W. drumsandorgan.com.
The Frank Horvat Band Live streaming to Asia and Australia 8 am. Creatures Creating, 822 Dundas W. 647-709-8337.
Immunization And The Flu Shot Health talk. 1-2:30 pm. Toronto Western Hospital Auditorium, 399 Bathurst. 416-603-6475.
garage baby Garage punk from 10 pm. Press Club, 850 Dundas W. pressclub.ca.
GARY SHTEYNGART Talking about his new memoir, Little Failure, with the Globe And Mail’s Ian Brown. 6:30 pm. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
The Turkish Summer: Insights And Lessons From The Gezi Park Resistance Panel discussion with political science professor Anna Agathangelou, environmental studies prof Murat Ucoglu and others. 7 pm. Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham. beitzatoun.org.
The Year Of The Horse Celebrate Chinese New Year with 500-year-old technology. 5-7 pm. Parker Gallery, 244 Queen E. 647-248-1596.


Saturday, February 1

Black History Month EventsAlice Maurice On Within Our Gates The English professor discusses the controversy surrounding the pioneering African-American silent film Within Our Gates. 2 pm. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 50 King W. tiff.net.
Architecture As A Vessel Of Memories Talk and slide presentation on post-disaster architecture with Katsuhiiro Miyamoto. 2 pm. Japan Foundation, 131 Bloor W. jftor.org.
Black History Month EventsJon Blak Wedge Curatorial Projects photo exhibition. Feb 1-28, reception 7 pm, launch party 10 pm Feb 1, panel 2-5 pm Feb 2. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635.
Black History Month EventsDavid Burnett Exhibition of photos of Bob Marley runs to Feb 23. Analogue Gallery, 673 Queen W. 416-901-8001.
Black History Month Eventsbuilding black/blk ken and barbie: the dis-identification performance/black future month 3014 Opening reception for a trio of exhibitions featuring work by Rose-Ann Marie Bailey (Blk Ken And Barbie), Ekow Nimako (Building Black) and others. 6-11 pm (show runs to Feb 28). Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E. regentparkarts.ca, 416-392-1038.
Kid FriendlyCHINATOWN’S 2014 CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Miniature clay dim sum demo, a Chinese windmill, paper lantern-making and more. Today and tomorrow noon-5 pm. Chinatown Centre (222 Spadina) and Dragon City Mall (280 Spadina). chinatownbia/com.
Kid FriendlyChinese Zodiac Face Painting Kids celebrate Chinese New Year and get their faces decoreated. 1-2 pm. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Coldest Day Of The Year Ride Celebrate winter cycling with a group ride from Queen’s Park to Dufferin Grove for skating and a campfire. Noon. Queen’s Park at Hoskin. cycleto.ca/bike-winter.
Confronting Injustice: Social Activism In An Age Of Individualism Discussion. 7 pm. Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham. beitzatoun.org.
DJ Skate Nights Cherry Bomb On Ice outdoor skating party. 8 pm. Harbourfront Centre Ice Rink, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000.
Black History Month EventsDrumming With Amma Ofori Family drumming. 2 pm. York Woods Library, 1785 Finch W. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
EXPLORING FORGIVENESS Symposium presented in collaboration with the Modern Times Stage Co production. Panel discussions Forgiveness On Stage (6 pm) and Forgiveness In Religion (7 pm). Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford. noorculturalcentre.ca.
Gianna Patriarca/Judie Oron/Mary Milne Readings. 1:30-4:30 pm. Portobello, 995 Bay. 416-926-1800.
Maggie’s Mish Mash Variety Show 7 pm. The Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament. pubaret.com.
Black History Month EventsOntario Black History Society Exhibition Feb 1-Apr 19. Market Gallery, 95 Front E. 416-392-7604.
PHOENIX POETRY WORKSHOP Read your poem for feedback and provide feedback to others. 2:30 pm. College/Shaw Library, 766 College. phoenixpoetryworkshop.ca.
Graham Playford Folk music. 9 pm. Emmet Ray Bar, 924 College. themmetray.com.
The Really Really Free Market Community space for sharing clothes, music, furniture, toys, artisan goods, services and more. 10 am-4 pm. Campbell Park, S of Dupont, W of Lansdowne. rrfmarket.blogspot.ca.
THE SOUL BHOYS Soul, ska and reggae music. Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton. 416-531-5833.
Black History Month EventsStorytelling With Rita Cox Celebrate Black History Month with family storytelling. 10:30 am. Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen W. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Kid FriendlyYear Of The Horse Chinese New Year celebration with a lion dance, kung fu demos, music and dance. 2 pm. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. torontopubliclibrary.ca.


Sunday, February 2

An Enchanted Evening Group meditation, live music and a vegetarian meal. 6-8 pm. Donation for meal. Trinity-St Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor W. 416-539-0234.
Black History Month EventsEucalyptus The group performs calypso music. 7 pm. Hirut Fine Ethiopian Cuisine, 2050 Danforth. 416-467-4915.
How Nanotechnology Is Changing Our Lives Lecture by researcher Ted Sargent. 10:10 am. St Clement’s Church, 70 St Clements. 416-483-6664.
MARK RIPP and JAMES CARROLL Afternoon concert. Doors 2:30 pm. C’est What, 67 Front E. cestwhat.ca.
Black History Month Eventsnjacko backo kalimba kalimba Musical performance. 2 pm. Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha. nuuc.ca.
Poetry Recitation Contest Poets and poetry lovers recite classic, pre-1975 poems from memory for a prize. 3 pm. Turorina, 109 Niagara. therotarydial.ca/poetry-karaoke.
The Sky Above Illustrated lecture by astronomy professor Paul Delaney. 2:30 pm. Northrop Frye Bldg, rm 003, 73 Queen’s Park. torontofieldnaturalists.org.
Ayelet Tsabari Meet the author of The Best Place On Earth. 7:30 pm. Gladstone, 1214 Queen W. Pre-register saynifc@eventbrite.ca.
Using Algorithmic Thinking To Help Solve Problems Demonstration on using algorithmic thinking to help scientists understand a feature recently discovered on a moon of Jupiter. 3 pm. Medical Sciences Bldg, JJR Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle. royalcanadianinstitute.org.


Monday, February 3

Adam Abbas Reading and open mic. 7:30 pm. Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 the Esplanade. lizzieviolet.wordpress.com.
Black History Month EventsBlack History Month Talent Showcase Open-mic. 6:30 pm. C Cafe, 300 City Centre (Mississauga). mississaugaartscouncil.com.
chanting Join in chanting for peace, happiness and spiritual growth. Mondays 7 pm. Tao Sangha Toronto Healing Centre, 375 Jane. 416-925-7575.
Edmund Ironside Ale House Theatre Company presents a reading of a forgotten play by William Shakespeare. 7 pm. Woodlot, 293 Palmerston. alehousetheatre.com.
EXILE AND BELONGING: STORIES OF IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE Class with Sanja Ivanov. 6:30 pm. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
jazz Music Parker Abbott at 9 pm and Time Lemke Trio at 7 pm. Emmet Ray Bar, 924 College. themmetray.com.
Mystic Drumz Workshop Hands-on drumming workshop for teens. 7 pm. Don Mills Library, 888 Lawrence E. 416-395-5710.
PENELOPE – FAITHFUL WIFE OF ODYSSEUS Lecture by prof Adriana Brook. 2 pm. Deer Park Library, 40 St Clair E. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsPoles Apart? The “Great Black North” In Canada Sweden Poet George Elliott Clarke talks about the North being so associated with light-skinned peoples that people of colour are perceived as aberrant or disruptive. 1 pm. York U Accolade East Bldg, 4700 Keele. yorku.ca/laps/lundy.
The St Royals Soul, Motown and RB show. Doors 10 pm. ) Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen W. thedrakehotel.ca.
Shoeless Monday The Ketamine Girls and Wolves in Timbre perform. Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen W. horseshoetavern.com.
Black History Month EventsWordz In Motion Join poet Motion to explore words and sounds. 1:30 pm. Gerrard/Ashdale Library, 1432 Gerrard E. torontopubliclibrary.ca.


Tuesday, February 4

Bookie’s New Music Night Art Woodhouse, the Bright Skies, the Red Sands and Dirty Penny play. Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen W. horseshoetavern.com.
Classy Drunk Stand-up comedy show. 8 pm. Emmet Ray Bar, 924 College. 416-792-4497.
Developing Skillsets For The 21st Century Panel discussion with Wikimedia director Sue Gardner, internet strategist Jesse Hirsh and others. 6:30 pm. Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould. Pre-register bit.ly/1j5yPip.
The Great Upheaval: Modern Masterpieces From The Guggenheim Collection Talk by AGO interpretive planner for the exhibition David Wistow. 7 pm. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. Pre-register 416-395-5639.
Health In Africa Through Canadian Eyes Presentation by young Canadians who have returned from internships with the African Medical and Research Fdn. 6 pm. Centre for Social Innovation Annex, 720 Bathurst. eventbrite.ca.
Black History Month EventsJeanette Kong – Meet The Maker Screening of Kong’s film The Chiney Shop and discussion with the filmmaker. 7 pm. Swansea Library, 95 Lavinia. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Look Before You Leap: An Introduction To Consumer Debtor Rights Talk by lawyer Victor Kasowski. 6 pm. Maria A Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton W. torontopulbiclibrary.ca/moneymatters.
Black History Month EventsMas By Other Means Conversation between Carnival and contemporary art, with visual artist Marion Griffith and scholar Christopher Innes. 3:30 pm. York U, Kaneff Tower rm 519, 4700 Keele. yorku.ca/agyu.
Occupy Economics Workshop on the economics of the neoliberal state. 6:30 pm. Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil. occupyeconomics.ca.
Open Decks Dance music. Bassline Music Bar, 865 Bloor W. 416-732-7513.
Sigalit Landau’s “The Work Of A Bridge Maker” The Israeli artist speaks about her work and the political and environmental issues of her native country. 7 pm. Ryerson School of Image Arts, 122 Bond. facebook.com/converge.ryerson.
Black History Month EventsSteel Pan Experience Explore the history and evolution of steel pan with musician Joy Lapps-Lewis. 10:30 am. York Woods Library, 1785 Finch W. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Tax Tips For 2013 2014 Seminar with 78 Tax Tips For Canadians For Dummies co-author Brian Quinlan. 6:30 pm. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Think Free Screening! NOW Magazine presents a screening of the film Tracks, featuring Mia Wasikowska. 9:15 pm. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor W. bloorcinema.com.
Songs From The Heart Concert by Tracy Dahl and Liz Upchurch. Noon. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre 145 Queen W. coc.ca.
Memphis Tuesdays Young Running peform country music. Doors 10 pm. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen w. thedrakehotel.ca.
Black History Month EventsWhen Moses Woke Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Seth-Adrian Harris. 1:30 pm. Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Arnold Zageris Launching his photography book On The Labrador. 5:30-7:30 pm. Abbozzo Gallery, 401 Richmond W. abozzogallery.com.


Wednesday, February 5

Black History Month EventsMahlikah Aweri/Kanwal Rahim/Banoo Zan Women Of Colour Poetry Salon. 6:30 pm. Urban Gallery, 400 Queen E. facebook.com/events/679462418770945.
Beat The Winter Blahs: How To Be Happier Talk on positive psychology. 7 pm. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. 416-395-5660.
Bees, Pollinators And Insect Wonders Lecture. 6:30 pm. Onsite [at] OCAD U, 230 Richmond W. terreform.org.
COFFEE GRANTS Grant-writing workshop for artists. 1:30-3 pm. Melanie’s Bistro, 1870 Danforth. Pre-register eastendarts.ca.
Black History Month EventsDrumming For Black History Month Drumming demo with Thomas Muhtadi. 4:30 pm. Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe. 416-394-5270.
Black History Month EventsKid FriendlyDub Me With Poetry – Michael St George Children eight to 10 are introduced to dub poetry. 1 pm. Barbara Frum Library, 40 Covington. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
FoodShare Talks Book club and discussion series focusing on Frances Moore Lappé’s book Diet For A Small Planet. 7 pm. FoodShare, 90 Croatia. foodshare.net.
Labour Policy Talk on jobs as a policy focus by Gordon Bateman. 12:15 pm. Munk School, rm 108N, 1 Devonshire. events.utoronto.ca.
Reconciling Historical Injustices And The Role Of Public Apology And Forgiveness Panel discussion on the Komagata Maru, Africville and more. 6:30 pm. Hart House East Common Rm, 7 Hart House Circle. harthouse.ca.
Black History Month EventsKenny Robinson The comedian performs. 7 pm. Main Library, 137 Main. 416-393-7700.
Black History Month EventsReconciling Historical Injustices And The Role Of Public Apology And Forgiveness Panel discussion on Africville and more. 6:30 pm. Hart House East Common Rm, 7 Hart House Circle. harthouse.ca.
Siren’s Comedy Open-mic stand-up with Andrew Barr and host Marc Hallworth. 8:30 pm. Celt’s Pub, 2872 Dundas W. 416-767-3339.
Black History Month EventsStorytelling With Rita Cox Listen to African and Caribbean stories. 1 pm. Sanderson Library, 327 Bathurst. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
There Are No House Plants Etobicoke Horticultural Soc talk and flower competition/show. 8 pm. Lambton Kingsway Jr Middle School, 525 Prince Edward. gardenontario.org.
These Things Mark Kieswetter and Ross MacIntyre perform. Noon. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 145 Queen W. coc.ca.


Thursday, February 6

AZALEA Concert. 7:30 pm, all ages. Milestones, 300 Borough. 416-290-0464.
BEGINNING THE JOURNEY: THE CHARMS AND CHALLENGES OF HISTORICAL FICTION Author Marina Endicott discusses what’s required to imagine a past world. 7 pm. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Help Decide The Future Of The Gardiner Expressway East Public meeting on the results of the evaluation and alternative solutions for the future. 6:30 pm. Reference Library, 789 Yonge.
LIVING A HEART-HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Seminar on natural therapies with Rahim Kanji. 7 pm. Big Carrot, 348 Danforth. 416-466-2129.
Peggy Mason – Building Peace In The 21st Century: Reflections Over 30 Years Science for Peace lecture by Canada’s former ambassador for disarmament Peggy Mason. 7 pm. University College, rm 179, 15 King’s College Circle. scienceforpeace.ca.
Money 101: Personal Financial Management For Teens Teens learn how to manage their income, savings, expenses and budget. 6 pm. Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood N. Pre-register 416-394-5247.
Six Degrees Of Social Innovation Connect with others from T.O.’s social change sector. 6 pm. Centre for Social Innovation Annex, 720 Bathurst. Pre-register socialinnovation.ca/six.
A Soldier’s Tale Preview of a dance work by Michael Greyeyes. Noon. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 145 Queen W. coc.ca.
Spectacular Deaths Of Massive Stars Lecture. 7 pm. Jane/Dundas Library, 620 Jane. 416-394-1014.
Women In Niqab Speak: A Study Of The Niqab In Canada Presentation by Canadian Council of Muslim Women director Alia Hogben. Noon-1:30 pm. (bring lunch). OISE, rm 2-227, 252 Bloor W. cwse@utoronto.ca.


Friday, February 7

Stephen Collis/Margaret Christakos/Michael Boughn/Paul Dutton Poetry readings and performance. 8 pm. Hart House Debates Rm, 7 Hart House Circle.
The Endless Need To Begin – Re: Turning To The Canadian Long Oem Colloquium with talks by Stephen Collis, Margaret Christakos, Michael Boughn and others. 1:30-4 pm. Jackman Humanities Bldg, rm 100, 170 St George. facebook.com/events/602260896513498.
Video Dance Party DJ Truewind. 10 pm. WAYLA Bar, 996 Queen E. waylabar.com.


Saturday, February 8

AZALEA All ages alt country music. 5 pm. The Korner Pub, 3045 Kingston 416-265-0392.
Babble (Babel) Performance art event with Margaret Dragu, Christine Brault, Pam Patterson and Leena Raudvee. To Feb 10. Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. wiaprojects.com.
Black History Month EventsBeatboxing Exercises and vocal games. 10 am. Agincourt Library, 155 Bonis. 416-396-8943, torontopubliclibrary.ca.
The Beverleys In-store performance. 2 pm. Sonic Boom Kensington, 201 Augusta. sonicboommusic.com.
DJ Skate Nights Soca On Ice outdoor skating party. 8 pm. Harbourfront Centre Ice Rink, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000.
Look Before You Leap Presentation on the most common and basic legal rights of consumers and debtors. 2 pm. Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood N. 416-394-5247.
Black History Month EventsNjacko Backo Music and stories from Cameroon. 1:30 pm. Davenport Library, 1246 Shaw. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Reiki Healing Talk and healing class. 1 pm. World’s Biggest Bookstore, 20 Edward. thehealingteam.org.
Black History Month EventsKenny Robinson The comic performs a show suitable for ages 13 and up. 2 pm. Maria A Schuka Library, 1745 Eglinton W. 416-394-1000, torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Seeding Of Eden Permaculture GTA forum on cultivating the Toronto Seed Library and growing a movement for seed freedom, with workshops and a potluck. 2-10 pm. 160 Bartley. torontoseedlibrary@gmail.com.
Black History Month EventsStories With J Nichole Noel Enjoy interactive stories with the author and storyteller. 2 pm. York Woods Library, 1785 Finch W. 416-395-5980, torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsToronto Urban Book Expo – Tube Celebrate the urban fiction scene with authors, talks, books and more. 1-4 pm. Malvern Library, 30 Sewells. torontopubliclibrary.ca.


Sunday, February 9

After Snowden: What Now For An Open And Free Internet? Lecture by Ron Deibert. 10:10 am. St Clement’s Church, 70 St Clements. 416-483-6664.
THE ANNEX FLEA Alternative Valentine’s shopping experience. 10 am-4 pm. Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst. annexflea.com.
Barry Brown Reading from his book Humanity: The World Before Religion, War Inequality. Noon. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen E. shalomaste.com.
Black History Month Eventsblk ken and barbie: the dis-identification performance Talk and discussion with artist Rose-Ann Marie Bailey. 2-5 pm. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E. regentparkarts.ca.
An Enchanted Evening Group meditation, live music and a vegetarian meal. 6-8 pm. Donation for meal. Trinity-St Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor W. 416-539-0234.
Kid FriendlyFrozen Waters Nature and heritage hike exploring the ecology and history of the Don River. 10 am-noon. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. ebw.evergreen.ca.
The Hazards Of Small Asteroids Talk on what scientists learned from the meteorite strike in Chelyabinsk. 3 pm. Medical Sciences Bldg, JJR Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College circle. royalcanadianinstitute.org.
Kid FriendlyVAUGHAN WINTERFEST Outdoor entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, floor curling, face painting and more. 10 am-3:30 pm. Vellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale. vaughan.ca.


Monday, February 10

EXILE AND BELONGING: STORIES OF IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE Class with Sanja Ivanov. 6:30 pm. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. 416-393-7746.
Ian Hamilton Launching his new mystery novel, The Two Sisters Of Borneo. 7 pm. Indigo Manulife, 55 Bloor W. chapters.indigo.ca.
jazz night Andrew Downing’s ANAHTAR at 9 pm and Hobson’s Choice at 7 pm. Emmet Ray Bar, 924 College. themmetray.com.
THE PROCESS REVEALED: HENDERSON/CASTLE Toronto Dance Theatre presents a sneak peek at the new show and talk with TDT Artistic Director Christopher House, choreographer Ame Henderson and musician Jennifer Castle. Feb 10 at 7 pm. Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester. tdt.org.
WHEN WEARABLE TECH MEETS ARTS Talk by Sonic Wear’s Loretta Faveri and a performance by dancer Denise Mireau. 7 pm. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.


Tuesday, February 11

the art of song Concert by Paul Appleby, Anne Larlee. Noon to 1 pm. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 145 Queen W. coc.ca.
Australia New Zealand Travel talk. 6:30 pm. Adventure Travel Co, 408 King W. atcadventure.com.
Black History Month EventsCalypso Party! Jump up with Roger Gibbs and Shak-Shak. 6:30 pm. Annette Library, 145 Annette. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Gardening From The Hammock Scarborough Gardening Horticultural Soc talk by author Dan Cooper. 7:30 pm. Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston. gardenontario.org.
revolution Green 13 film screening and discussion. 6:15 pm. Jane/Dundas Library, 620 Jane. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsKenny Robinson: A Hysterical Look At Black History Comedy based on Canadian black history with a twist. 2 pm. College/Shaw Library, 766 College. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsMichael St George – Dub/Drums Session of poetry, music-drumming and inspiration. 2 pm. Woodside Square Library, 1571 Sandhurst Circle. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
TPP 101: An Introduction To The World Of Trade Regimes And Negotiations Talk and slide presentation. 6:30 pm. Japan Foundation, 131 Bloor W. jftor.org.


Wednesday, February 12

art gallery of ontario Visit the temporary and permanent galleries for free every Wed from 6-8:30 pm. 317 Dundas W. 416-979-6648, ago.net.
Black History Month EventsBeatboxing 101 Rhythm workshop with Eddy Daoriginalone. 10:30 am. Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen W. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsCaribbean Folk Songs Calypso Music and stories tracing the roots of calypso. 1:30 pm. Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
COMMUNITY (LOVE) CREATES CHANGE Group art show with poetry reading by Nicholas Power (Thu 7 pm), peformance by artist Leena Raudvee (Fri 4 pm), artist talk by Patrick Moore (Sat 11 am), and artist talk tour by Rebecca Singh (Sat 4 pm). To Feb 15. MacKendrick Community Gallery, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. atthebarns.org.
High Altitude “Big Bang”: Formation Period Archaeology Of The Lake Titicaca Basin, Bolivia Lecture. 5:10 pm. Sanford Fleming Bldg, SF1105, 10 King’s College Rd. aiatoronto.ca.
Black History Month EventsMLK Was Here: Readings And Reflections On Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s 1967 Lost Massey Lectures Speakers talk on drawing new meaning from King’s work and pushing the agenda for peace and justice. 6:30 pm. Hart House Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. events.utoronto.ca.
MURDER AND MAYHEM Readings by crime writers Howard Shrier, Nate Hendley, Dorothy McIntosh, Jen J Danna and Sharon A Crawford. 6:30 pm. Runnymede Library, 2178 Bloor W. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsMusic And Stories Of The Caribbean Roger Gibbs performs traditional songs, retro and modern calypsos. 10:30 am. Alderwood Library, 2 Orianna. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Occupy Love Conscious Activism Documentary Series presents the screening of the Velcrow Ripper film on alternative systems of economics. 6:30 pm. Hart House Debates Rm, 7 Hart House Circle. harthouse.ca.
Regrow Your Kitchen Scraps Workshop on turning scraps into a veggie garden. 5 pm. Onsite [at] OCAD U, 230 Richmond W. terreform.org.
TORONTO CELEBRATES CANADA READS Meet some of this year’s nominated authors and champions. 7 pm. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
WALK TORONTO Talk by the city’s chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, on the subject of walking to school. 7-9 pm. University of Toronto Schools Auditorium, 371 Bloor W. Pre-register walktoronto.ca.


Thursday, February 13

Constitution And Strategy: Understanding Canadian Power In The World Science for Peace lecture by professor Irvin Studin. 7 pm. University College, rm 179, 15 King’s College Circle. scienceforpeace.ca.
Devastation Of Our Urban Canopy – Toronto’s Trees Threatened Forum on the effects of extreme weather on trees and how the city can protect this natural resource. 7:30 pm. Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview. forourgrandchildren.ca.
HOLY HORMONES: HOW THE THYROID AFFECTS YOUR SEX DRIVE AND FERTILITY Seminar. 7 pm. Big Carrot, 348 Danforth. 416-466-2129.
HOW TO BAN A BOOK IN 10 EASY STEPS Freedom To Read Week talk by librarian Kara Miley. 2 pm. Downsview Library, 2793 Keele. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsIan Keteku Slam poetry performance. 1:30 pm. Amesbury Park Library, 1565 Lawrence W. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsFamily Motel Film screening. 6 pm. Fairview Library, 35 Fairview Mall. 416-395-5750.
Queer FriendlyNO MORE RAINBOWS: SEXUAL DIVERSITY AND THE SOCHI 2014 OLYMPICS Talk by Helen Jefferson Lenskyj. 1 pm. City Hall Library, Queen and Bay. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
NEUTRINO HUNTERS: THE THRILLING CHASE FOR A GHOSTLY PARTICLE Talk by author/professor Jay Jayawardhana. 6:30 pm. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
David Sisam The architect talks about his projects including the Humber River Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge. 6:30 pm. Ryerson University, 325 Church. arch.ryerson.ca.
songs of the sea Concert by Sir Thomas Allen and Rachel Andrist. Noon. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 145 Queen W. coc.ca.


Friday, February 14

Strawberry Ceremony Rally followed by a community feast in honour of missing and murdered indigenous women and those who have died violent deaths by colonialism. 12:30 pm. Rally at Police Headquarters (40 College), feast at 519 Church Community Centre. womenscentre.sa.utoronto.ca.
TREEHOUSE TALKS Three speakers talk on three topics. 6:30 pm. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsKid FriendlyUnderground To Upper Canada Discussion for kids nine to 13 on slavery in North America and the Underground Railroad. 10 am. Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Winterfolk XII Grainne 10 pm, Brian Gladstone 9 pm, Songs Stories w/ Howard Gladstone, David Bradstreet and Danny Marks 8 pm, Urban-Gypsy 7 pm. Terri O’s Sports Bar, 185 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII Sue Dwight, Michelle Rumball, Tony Laviola 10 pm, Stars Of The Black Swan: James Sloan, Steven David, Bruce Palait, Harpin’ Norm Lucien, Shawn Wage, Brian Jantzi, Pete Otis 8 pm, Sebastian Agnello 7 pm. Black Swan, 154 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII: Guitar Lightning Maneli Jamal Rick Taylor 10 pm, Whiskey Epiphany 9 pm, Emerging Songwriters: Sarah Beatty, Pilot Light and Lorne Allen 8 pm, JoJo Worthington 7 pm. Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth. winterfolk.com.


Saturday, February 15

Black History Month Eventsblack future month 3014 Panel discussion with artists in the Afrocentric group exhibition including Ola Ojo, Jordan Clarke and Hillina Seife. 2-5 pm. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E. regentparkarts.ca.
Black History Month EventsThe Butler Screening of the film starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. 2:30 pm. Cedarbrae Library, 545 Markham. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
ethical investment event Green 13 info session on renewable energy private cooperative bonds with a representative from Bulldog Power and more. 10 am-2 pm. Annette Library, 145 Annette. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
DJ Skate Nights Yes Yes Valentines outdoor skating party. 8 pm. Harbourfront Centre Ice Rink, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000.
The Frank Horvat Band Live streaming to Europe. 3 pm. Creatures Creating, 822 Dundas W. 647-709-8337.
Wavelength Music Festival: Fourteen Carl Didur and Weird Canada performance. 4 pm, all ages. June Records, 662 College. wavelengthtoronto.com.
Winterfolk XII Alexander Quail, Hana Bajric, Paul McInnis, JoJo Worthington, Random Order 4 pm, Seneca College Independent Music Program students 1 pm. Black Swan, 154 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII: Smokin’ Guitars D’Arcy Wickham, Brian Gladstone, Noah Zacharin, Jason Fowler 10 pm, Urban-Gypsy 7 pm. Terri O’s Sports Bar, 185 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII Dinah Thorpe 5 pm, Rick Taylor 4 pm, Nashville Songwriters Assoc of Canada w/ Dan McVeigh, David McLachlan, Barb Doran, Shaun Devlin, Paul Malysa, Chase Stevens, Krista Earle, Roger Beckett 1 pm. Black Swan 2nd fl, 154 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII: Songwriters Unite Russell Leon 4 pm, WXII Open Stage with Nicola Vaughan 1 pm. Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII Soozimusic 10 pm, Brian Gladstone 9 pm, Shawna Caspi 8 pm, Whiskey Epiphany 7 pm, Pilot Light 6 pm. Globe Bistro Upstairs, 124 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII Julian Taylor Band 10 pm, Sue Dwight 9 pm, Maneli Jamal 8 pm, Best of Saturday Sessions: Steve Raiken, Roger Zuraw, Mark Dennington, Sharon Katz 6 pm. Black Swan, 154 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII Hotcha!, Mr Rick Mean Marty 10 pm, Dinah Thorpe 8 pm, Sebastian Agnello 7 pm. Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII: Norm’s Living Room Glen Hornblast, Mikel Miller, Brian Gladstone, Kevin Bell, Marianne Girard, Steve-Paul Simms, John Jackson 5 pm, Pete Otis, John Romas, Nicola Vaughan, Trevor Jones, Seb Agnello, Pat Little, Steve Didunyk 3 pm, Audience Participation Songwriting with Marianne Girard 1 pm. Terri O’s Sports Bar, 185 Danforth. winterfolk.com.


Sunday, February 16

An Enchanted Evening Group meditation, live music and a vegetarian meal. 6-8 pm. Donation for meal. Trinity-St Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor W. 416-539-0234.
Allan Briesmaster/Jeramy Dodds/Andrew Faulkner/Dominique Russell Poetry and an open mic. 6 pm. Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor W. plasticinepoetry.com.
Circles Jazz and folk music. 9 pm. Emmet Ray Bar, 924 College. theemmetray.com.
The Genetic Game Of Thrones Learn how honey bees and others social insects evolved and adapted. 3 pm. Medical Sciences Bldg, JJR Macleod Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle. royalcanadianinstitute.org.
Kid FriendlyHarbourKIDS Skating Festival On-ice performances, concerts, theatre, outdoor skating, interactive activities and more. To Feb 17. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com.
Doug MacNaughton CD release party. 3 to 7 pm. Tallboys Craft Beer House, 838 Bloor W. tallboyscraft.com.
Playing With Passion Tafelmusik violinist Juia Wedman gives a talk and performance about JS Bach. 10:10 am. St Clement’s Church, 70 St Clements. 416-483-6664.
Wavelength Music Festival: Fourteen – The Toronto Music Moment Evelyn Mukwedeya Memory Makuri perform. 3 pm, all ages. Sonic Boom, 782 Bathurst. wavelengthtoronto.com.
Kid FriendlyWild Tracks Nature and heritage hike exploring the ecology and history of the Don River. 10 am-noon. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. ebw.evergreen.ca.
Winterfolk XII Danny Marks 10 pm, Mean Mary 9 pm, D’Arcy Wickham 8 pm, Andy Griffiths 5 pm. Black Swan main floor, 154 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII Dinah Thorpe 6 pm, Noah Zacharin 5 pm, Slide Guitar Cool Sounds Mike McKenna, Jason Fowler 4 pm, Mose Scarlett, Glen Hornblast, Lynne Mantle 3 pm, Joanne Crabtree, Glen Reid, D’arcy Wickham, Rick Speye 2 pm. Terri O’s Sports Bar, 185 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII HOTCHA! 10 pm, Julian Taylor 9 pm, Glen Hornblast 6 8 pm, Sarah Beatty 7 pm. Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII Lorne Allen 5 pm, Don Campbell 4 pm, Winterfolk Open Stage with Andy Griffith 1 pm. Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII Marianne Girard 10 pm, David Bradstreet 9 pm, Mr Rick 8 pm. Terri O’s Sports Bar, 185 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII: Remembering Our Roots – The Spirit of Yorkville Sue Dwight, Tony Laviola, Michelle Rumball 4 pm, Keith McKie, Joanne Crabtree, Cliff Kid Martin, Chick Roberts 2 pm, David Depoe, Beverly Robertson, Judith Orban, Klaas van Graft 1 pm. Globe Bistro Upstairs Lounge, 124 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII Open Stage Howard Druckman 3 pm, Jack de Keyser Guitar Jamboree Mike McKenna, Noah Zacharin, Jason Fowler, Danny Marks, D’Arcy Wickham, Mr Rick, Tony Quarrington and others 1 pm. Black Swan 2nd floor, 154 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII Jason Fowler 10 pm, Noah Zacharin 9 pm, Howard Gladstone 8 pm.Globe Bistro Upstairs, 124 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII: Remembering Rick Fielding Eve Goldberg, Joe Hall, Tony Quarrington, Chris Coole. 1 pm. Terri O’s Sports Bar, 185 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII: Spotlight on Emerging Talent Best of the Moonshine Cafe Bob Ryder, Megan Boni, Mira Miekle 2 pm, Black Swan, 154 Danforth. winterfolk.com.
Winterfolk XII Danny Marks 10 pm, Mean Mary 9 pm, D’Arcy Wickham 8 pm, Andy Griffiths 5 pm. Black Swan main floor, 154 Danforth. winterfolk.com.


Monday, February 17

Kid FriendlyFAMILY ART ATTACK! Celebrate Family Day by competing in family teams to create works of art. 10 am-5:30 pm. Artisans at Work, 2071 Danforth. Pre-register eastendarts.ca.
Kid FriendlyFamily Day On Toronto’s Waterfront Sports demos, Inuit art, arts and crafts, skating and more. 10 am-6 pm. Queens Quay W. waterfrontbia.com.
Kid FriendlyGreat Canadian Chill (Sears Canada Charitable Fdn/Cancer Clinic at SickKids benefit) Urban polar bear dip in a custom-built icy pool, live entertainment, DJs, kids’ activities, food and more. 10 am. Dip registration extra $25. Yonge-Dundas Square. thechill.ca.


Tuesday, February 18

the free screen: tempo nao para (time doesn’t stop) Screening of the Robert Frank film. 6:30 pm. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. tiff.net.
Black History Month EventsMonestime A photo exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the election of Canada’s first black mayor, Saint Firmin Monestime, opens today with guest speakers and continues to Feb 23. 7-9 pm. City Hall, 100 Queen W. facebook.com/fkzotoronto.
Myriad3 Jazz from 9 pm. Emmet Ray Bar, 924 College. theemmetray.com.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II IN CANADA Carolyn Harris talks about the attitudes of Canadians toward the Queen. 6:30 pm. Kennedy/Eglinton Library, 2380 Eglinton E. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Women In The Powerhouse Pianist Kara Huber performs. Noon. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 145 Queen W. coc.ca.


Wednesday, February 19

Black History Month EventsCalypso With Roger Gibbs Music and storytelling. 2 pm. Guildwood Library, 123 Guildwood Pkwy. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Finding Your Place In Space And Time Get a cosmic perspective on life, the universe and everything. 7 pm. Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood N. 416-394-5247.
shine on: the universe of john lennon Concert by Michael Occhipinti. 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 145 Queen W. coc.ca.
Planning Your Retirement Seminar on retirement saving strategies and sources of retirement income. 6:30 pm. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsKid FriendlyStay Driven Kids eight and up join Duane Gibson and learn how hip-hop can inspire them. 1:30 pm. Malvern Library, 30 Sewells. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
VACCINES REVEALED: HOW ARE THEY MADE AND HOW DO THEY WORK? Talk. 6:45 pm. Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe. 416-394-5270.
Black History Month EventsWorking For Freedom: The Story Of Josiah Henson Talk by author Rona Arato. 7:30 pm. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.


Thursday, February 20

Black History Month EventsBob Marley – The Making Of A Legend Film screening and discussion. 6:30 pm. York Woods Library, 1785 Finch W. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsBreaking Barriers – Artistic Entrepreneurship Talk by digital artist Lamin Martin. 6:30 pm. Fairview Library, 35 Fairview Mall. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
collaborations Artists of the Canadian Opera Co Ensemble Studio Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. Noon. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 145 Queen W. coc.ca.
Black History Month EventsThe Great Black North Anthology A night of poetry readings. 6:30 pm. Downsview Library, 2793 Keele. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsDwayne Morgan Spoken word celebration. 6 pm. Kennedy/Eglinton Library, 2380 Eglinton E. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
PLANNING YOUR URBAN GARDEN Seminar with a holistic nutritionist. 7 pm. Big Carrot, 348 Danforth. 416-466-2129.
Telling Stories That Drive People To Action Lunch and learn. Noon-1 pm. Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina. heather@socialinnovation.ca.


Friday, February 21

Culture Talks Claudia Schmid talks about her filmic artist portraits. 5:30 pm. Goethe-Institut, 100 University. goethe.de/toronto.
Defend The Postal Service! Defeat The Attack On The Public Sector! Toronto Socialist Action rally with CUPW president Denis Lemelin. 7 pm. OISE, rm 2-214, 252 Bloor W. socialistaction.ca.


Saturday, February 22

DJ Serious Hip-hop dance. 10 pm. Emmet Ray Bar, 924 College. 416-792-4497.
DJ Skate Nights Outdoor skating party with DJ Starting from Scratch. 8 pm. Harbourfront Centre Ice Rink, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000.
Kid FriendlyIcefest Ice scuptures, an ice-carving competition and more. To Feb 23. Bloor-Yorkville. bloor-yorkville.com.
Black History Month EventsKenny Robinson The comedian performs. 2 pm. Bendale Library, 1515 Danforth Rd. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month EventsMusic And Stories From The Caribbean Songs and stories tracing the Caribbean folk roots of calypso. 10:30 am. Taylor Memorial Library, 1440 Kingston. 416-396-8939.
Black History Month EventsShaun Boothe And Live Your Legacy: An Exploration Of Black Cultural Icons The hip-hop artist discusses issues of race, media, black history and the importance of living a legacy. 2 pm. Cedarbrae Library, 545 Markham Rd. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Black History Month Eventsthe state of blackness OCAD U and the Ontario Arts Council present this one-day interdisciplinary conference on black artistic production and teaching. 2-7 pm. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen Quay W. Register at thestateofblackness.com.
Toronto Park Summit Park advocates explore creative ways volunteers and partners can transform parks into the heart of their communities. 1-5:30 pm. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E. Pre-register parkpeople.ca.
Queer FriendlyTotally outRIGHT! Four-week leadership program for gay/bi/queer guys 18 to 29. 10 am-5 pm. Pre-register actoronto.org/to.


Sunday, February 23

An Enchanted Evening Group meditation, live music and a vegetarian meal. 6-8 pm. Donation for meal. Trinity-St Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor W. 416-539-0234.
Black History Month EventsBlack History Month Reading Austin Clarke, George Elliott Clarke, Camille A Isaacs and Orville Lloyd Douglas. 4 pm. Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay. 416-361-0032.
Derek Gray Word music from 9 pm. Emmet Ray Bar, 924 College. 416-792-4497.
TORONTO CAMP EXPO Find the best summer camp and programs for your teens and kids. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. ourkids.net.


Monday, February 24

Ask The Vet Ask The Groomer Have your pet questions answered by a vet and get advice on basic grooming techniques. 5:30 pm. PawsWay, 245 Queens Quay W. pawsway.ca.
Black History Month EventsGeorge Elliott Clarke Reading from his work and talking about what it’s like to be our city’s poet laureate. 1 pm. City Hall Library, Queen and Bay. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
THE COMEDY CABARET Dave Code Matthew Sarookanian’s comedy show. 8 pm. Charlotte Room, 19 Charlotte. thecomedycabaret.com.
EXILE AND BELONGING: STORIES OF IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE Class with Sanja Ivanov. 6:30 pm. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. torontopubliclibrary.ca.
Midcoast And Trevot Falls Jazz bands from 9 pm. Emmet Ray Bar, 924 College. 416-792-4497.
ANNA QUINDLEN Discussing her new novel, Still Life With Bread Crumbs, with the Globe And Mail’s Johanna Schneller. 7 pm. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca.


Tuesday, February 25

Dance Through Time Ballet Jörgen performs excerpts of classical and contemporary ballets. Noon to 1 pm. Four Seasons Centre for the Perform

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