Events in Toronto this week will let you feast through the darkest days of winter. There’s prix fixe glory at Winterlicious and plenty of scotch to try at Robbie Burns Day festivities. After lots of water, you can also hit Friday Night Live at the ROM for another party. Giddyup!
Events you might want to check out:
Burdock Piano Fest (January 22-29 @ Burdock)
All week long, Bloordale's Burdock brewery hosts more than 30 internationally acclaimed musicians for Piano Fest. Two concerts are happening each night for a total of 16 artful shows.
Henry Rollins (January 22 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
The multimedia punk icon and Black Flag alum hits the Danforth for a night of music that's sure to be full of hardcore moshing.
Free Pizza at Pi Co. Grand Opening (January 23 @ Pi Co)
Pi Co.'s new location in the Financial District opens this week, and to celebrate they're giving away free Margherita pizzas from noon until 3:14 PM. 3 hours and 14 minutes, get it? Pi? Heh.
Intro to DJ Spinning for Women (January 23 @ Gladstone Hotel)
This workshop hosted by women for women will teach the basics of DJing in a safe and encouraging space. DJ and producer Internet Daughter leads the judgement free class.
Free Best of European Short Film Festival (January 25 @ Carlton Cinemas)
Carlton Cinema's free festival series continues this week, with 12 of the best European short films being screened at no cost. Films from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy and more await.
RIC Winter Exhibitions Opening Party (January 24 @ Ryerson Image Centre)
Some of the best photography of 2017 opens with a free party at the Ryerson Image Centre. Check out four shows that each dive into the relationship between photographer, subject, and audience.
Free Screening: Manic (January 24 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Hot Docs supports Bell Let's Talk and mental health awareness through a free screening of Kalina Bertin's Manic, a doc about her family's history of mental illness, aimed to break the stigma surrounding it.
Dewar's Scotch Egg Club Snack & Dram Bar (January 25 @ 2nd Floor Events)
Dewar's celebrates Robbie Burns Day by opening a one day pop-up speakeasy and snack bar, featuring a mash-up of traditional Scottish and Canadian bar foods.
Night Time Record Show (January 25 @ Monarch Tavern)
The city's top vinyl dealers gather at Toronto's only night time record show to present you with their best LPs. They've even got a liqour license to serve you beer while you're perusing.
PitchItTO (January 25 @ The Lodge On Queen)
The 25th PitchItTO lands this Thursday, giving four startups the opportunity to pitch their companies' ideas, Dragon's Den style, to an audience. There'll be a Q&A and period for networking afterwards.
Winterlicious (January 26 – February 18 @ Multiple Venues)
Toronto's favourite prix-fixe meal extravaganza features more than 200 Toronto restaurants, giving you plenty of reason to expand your horizons and explore the city's culinary scene.
Antikka Cafe and Records Grand Opening (January 26-27 @ Antikka – Cafe & Records)
This brand new cafe and record show hybrid has its grand opening this weekend, celebrating with two nights of live Toronto artists performing as you explore the new haunts.
FNL: Contemporary (January 26 @ Royal Ontario Museum)
Friday Night Live at the ROM returns for its first party of 2018. Groove out to the city's top DJs and live indie artists and explore the museum's newest exhibition about Black Canadian contemporary art.
Beach Bash in the 6ix (January 26 @ Ripley's Aquarium of Canada)
Ever wanted to drink and party in an aquarium? Ripley's Aquarium's second annual 19+ indoor beach party can remedy that, with its Malibu rum bar, hot dance beats, and aquatic photo ops.
The Power Plant Winter Exhibitions Opening Party (January 26 @ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery)
The Power Plant kicks off its 2018 exhibition season with a huge free party. You'll be among the first to experience the year's all new exhibitions and hear about everything new coming this year.
The Great Canadian Kilt Skate (January 28 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Dozens of kilt wearing Scotsmen and Scottish heritage enthusiasts take to the ice at Nathan Phillips Square. Even if you don't own a kilt, swing by for free hot chocolate, cake, and to soak in this bizarre sight.
QS World Grad School Tour Toronto (January 27 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building)
Attention, would-be grad students. Get a head start on your future by meeting one-on-one with representatives of some of the best schools in the country.