It might be chilly this weekend, but there are so many events running that are sure to get you out of the house.
Toronto is going to be a pretty busy city all weekend long, with tons of events for music lovers. If you’re a big music fan, check out a concert, head to Long Winter 2020, or catch a screening of Stop Making Sense at Hot Docs!
Check out our top five things to do around the city this weekend below.
Long Winter 2020
Workman Arts | February 21st, 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Tickets or Pay-What-You-Can at the door
Long Winter’s fourth installment, which is in partnership with Workman arts and has been co-curated by Venus Fest and Pleasure Dome, takes place on February 21st. The event, which takes place on February 21st at 651 Dufferin St., is set to feature performances from acts like Montreal hip-hop artist Hua Li, shoegaze outfit Tallies, trans rapper Backxwash, and more. Additionally, the event will feature a variety of artists, including video artists Sara Bonaventure and Jeffrey Langille, Canadian Poet Aisha Sasha John, and more.
Stop Making Sense // This Film Should Be Played Loud
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema | February 21st, 9:30 PM | Tickets
Dust off your giant suit and head to Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema this weekend to check out their annual screening of Jonathan Demme’s concert flick, Stop Making Sense. The film is a must-see masterpiece shot over three nights in 1984, capturing the extravagant theatrics of the Talking Heads.
Catch a Concert
After releasing Lost Girls, Bat for Lashes is headed to the Phoenix Concert Theatre on February 22nd. Natasha Khan is sure to be playing new tracks from the record, alongside a couple of covers. Recently, she played a show in London, where she delivered intense covers of Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” and Cyndi Lauper’s “I Drove All Night.”
Britannia: OASIS Spotlight Britpop Dance Party
Remix Lounge | February 22nd, 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM | $10 before 11 PM, $15 after
Head to Remix Lounge for another dance party, but this time they’re hosting BRITANNIA: the only Britpop Video Dance Party in North America. The event is going to have an Oasis spotlight, meaning tons of Oasis videos will be played all night long.
Winter Stations 2020
Woodbine Beach | Now until March 30th | Free
Winter Stations 2020 is back at Woodbine Beach from now until March 30th. Head out and catch this international competition and exhibition that gets design submissions from all over the world. The winning installations transform all of the unused lifeguard stations along the beach into wonderful works of art.