YYZ Best Bets (week of Feb. 3)

Indie88's YYZ picks for the week ahead

This week is all about music, movies and shopping. Join John Butler Trio at the Danforth on Thursday, celebrate The Beatles with Dwayne Gretzkey at the Horseshoe on Friday, and head back to the Horseshoe Saturday for The Belle Game. Whether or not you’re into the Valentine’s Day thing, don’t miss the the Annex Flea this weekend.

Monday February 3, 2014

[FILM] The Great Digital Film Festival
Showcasing favourites in digital on the big screen. The festival is on and running until Feb. 6. Check the website for full listings.

Wednesday February 5, 2014

[SHOP] Pop Up Market: Love Local
Support local business and Toronto-based artisans, artists and entrepreneurs by checking out this month’s Pop Up Market at the Centre for Social Innovation 11am – 5pm.

Thursday February 6, 2014

[MUSIC] John Butler Trio
The rootsy Australian trio is hitting up the Danforth on this leg of the tour with openers Little Hurricane. The show is sold out and will definitely be a lively one.

[SPORTS] Toronto Sportsmen’s Show
Satisfy all your fishing, hunting, travel & tourism needs over the 4 day event that has been a tradition since 1948 at the Direct Energy Centre at the Exhibition Place. Free parking Thursday & Friday after 4pm.

Friday February 7, 2014

[MUSIC] Dwayne Gretzky presents: ‘Ed Sullivan presents: The Beatles’
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles American TV debut (February 9, 1964), Dwayne will be performing an entire set of early Beatles songs, all while you Twist & Shout and Help! them sing along.

[MUSIC] Long Winter Year Two, Volume Four
This awesome Toronto pay-what-you-can event will be occupying The Great Hall this Friday. There will be music, art, food, performances, readings, and more. Music for the night include PS I Love You, The Bicycles, Teenager, Alvvays, HSY, Not the Wind, Not the Flag, Farang, Sheezer, Ark Analog, Gingy, Smartboys, Sexy Merlin & DJ Cell Memory

Saturday February 8, 2014

[MUSIC] The Belle Game
Catch Vancouver’s dark pop outfit at the Horseshoe this weekend with Fevers and Anamai.

[FOOD] 501 Streetcar Food Tour
Did you know the 501 Queen streetcar route is the longest surface route in North America and one of the longest in the world? Hop aboard and get a taste of 6 Toronto neighbourhoods along the way.

Sunday February 9, 2014

[SHOP] Annex Flea: Valentine’s Edition
Don’t worry about making resos at the hottest new restaurant or thinking of the perfect gift for V-day, hit up the Annex Flea at the Centre for Social Innovation (720 Bathurst St.) to fill those gaps in your romantic imagination.