There’s always something to do in The Six! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Toronto this week.
1. FREE EVENING YOGA
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
In partnership with Moksha Yoga Danforth, come out to unwind and align your chakras with an hour of stretching, twisting, and breathing. No previous yoga experience is required. BYOM (bring your own mat)! Learn more HERE.
2. MILES DAVID: BIRTH OF THE COOL AND ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN: NUTCRACKER SUITE
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Gallery 345 presents a tribute to two classic large ensemble jazz albums featuring the compositions and arrangements of Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Miles Davis Nonet from their 1956 album “The Birth of the Cool” and Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker as re-imagined by the great Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn from the 1966 album of the same name. Learn more HERE.
3. VERSACE SAMPLE SALE
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Drake said it best, “Versace, Versace, Medusa head on me like I’m ‘luminati”. Save up to 80% off on women and men’s handbags, shoes, jewelry, accessories and more. Learn more HERE.
4. ANTI- OPPRESSION FOR ARTISTS & CULTURAL
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This workshop for artists explores the language, theories, and practices of anti-oppression in depth. Institutional, community-based and organizational strategies for building equity and unlearning oppression are central to the content and objectives of the workshop. Artists will examine the power dynamics that shape access, inclusion, and opportunities in Canada’s arts and cultural landscape. Learn more HERE.
5. OWN YOUR BRAND: HOW TO MAKE YOUR PERSONAL STYLEWORK FOR YOU
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Kim Appelt, celebrity stylist, hosts a powerful talk on how to leverage your personality, style, and passion to build a successful and fulfilling career, on your own terms. Learn more HERE.
6. RAP N ROLL: A PRESENTATION BY DALTON HIGGINS
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dalton Higgins is an award-winning journalist, author, music promoter, and educator. His writings on the history and development of hip-hop in Canada and globally have earned him accolades from scholars and musicians alike. Join us as Dalton presents vivid snapshots of hip-hop scenes, tapping into his extensive knowledge of pop culture to predict the future of the genre. It’s free. Learn more HERE.
7. YAS KWEEN – ETHNIC WOMEN FUNNY
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Come celebrate a night of funny with an all-star line up of talented women of color. Hosted by Nelu Handa. The event is $10. See #yaskweenTO for lineup details. Learn more HERE.
8. iHEART RADIO JINGLE BALL AFTER-PARTY FEAT. CARDI B
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
iHeartRadio, Virgin Radio Toronto, and REBEL present The 2017 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball After Party with a special performance by Cardi B and surprise guests. Get your advance tickets now! Learn more HERE.
9. PINK XMAS 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
PINK XMAS is a holiday queer craft, fashion, art, and literature fair organized by PINK MARKET in support of The 519. Learn more HERE.
10. SHAMIR AT THE DRAKE HOTEL
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
“On the Regular” singer performs his old hits from his debut album Ratchet and his new, guitar-driven LP, Revelations. Presale tickets are available now. Learn more HERE.