YYZ Best Bets (Week of Jan. 27)

Here are Indie88's picks on where to be this week in Toronto

Don’t let the deep freeze keep you inside this week, there are tons of reasons to brave the cold and get out and about. Lots of Toronto bands are performing this week including Pup, Hollerado, Arkells, and Shad. If you’re not into those, Indie88 is presenting two big shows on Saturday: Lord Huron at the Danforth and Phosphorescent and the Mod Club. And for all you foodies, Winterlicious kicks off this week, as well as the Toronto Tea Festival.

Have a great week.

Wednesday January 29, 2014

Hollerado & Friends!
Join Hollerado at the Horseshoe Tavern with a special stand up comedy set from Kids in the Hall’s Dave Foley. And it’s free!
Thursday January 30, 2014

This week’s hot ticket is the Arkells’ surprise show with Sam Cash & the Romantic Dogs. If you were lucky to score a ticket, expect a whole bunch of new tracks and old favourites.

Bluegrass Night at the Cameron House
Three bands, $7. Check out Rye & Fairy Tales, Ozere, and Then Unseen Strangers in the Cameron House Backroom. Doors 7:30.
Friday January 31, 2014

London, Ontario’s Shad will be taking the stage at the Danforth Music Hall this Friday with Brother Ali opening.

Catch Torontonians Pup with Grounders and more at The Garrison.

Toronto’s winter culinary celebration kicks off this week and will run January 31 – February 13. Tons of events and over 200 restaurants participating in prix fixe menus make Winterlicious a foody on a budget’s dream.
Saturday February 1, 2014

Indie88 Lord Huron
Indie88 is proud to present Lord Huron with Night Moves at The Danforth Music Hall this weekend.

Indie88 Presents Phosphorescent
Phosphorescent aka Matthew Houck will be gracing the Virgin Mobile MOD Club with his presence.

The Balconies
Hear The Balconies play songs from their newest album Fast Motions (Jan. 28) live with Say Yes at Lee’s Palace.

Brrrrr! Winter Music Festival
For electronic music fans who have no problem braving the elements, warm up dancing to Wolfgang Gartner, Bass Jackers, Felix Cartal, Henrix, Joe Ghost, Matt Zanardo, Sharam, Lee Foss, Hot Since 82, Eric Volta and Holloh at Echo Beach this Saturday. Ages 16+.

Daft Punk Tribute
Celebrate Daft Punk’s Grammy achievements with Daft Punk Tribute, a live 8 piece band, at Adelaide Hall.

Makers Market
This weekend marks the start of Makers Market’s monthly pop-up shops held at Crawford bar in Little Italy. Stop in for drinks, food, and art.
Saturday & Sunday

2014 Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration
The Toronto Chinatown Business Improvement Area invites you to come celebrate the Year of the Horse with lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, and more.
February 1-2, 12pm-5pm.

Toronto Tea Festival
Warm up this weekend at the Toronto Reference Library and sample hundreds of teas from traditional to trendy while learning from experts of the industry.