There’s always something to do in The Six! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Toronto this week.
1. BREDREN DUB
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Brace yourself for Toronto’s Number One Live Dub Experience, presenting “Deep Dub Classics!” Featuring selections by Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and more from the “Golden Era” of Dub/Reggae. Learn more HERE.
2. BRENT FAIYAZ’S SONDER SON TOUR
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The slow-burning R&B crooner touches down in the six for his debut tour. Come out to the Drake Hotel to be serenaded by the Baltimore natives precise voice that slip-slides around the stretched-out neo-soul of his 2017 solo effort, “Sonder Son.” Learn more HERE.
3. GETTING YOUT FINANCIAL SHT TOGETHER: INVESTING 101
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
So, you’ve got your budget together, you’ve paid down your debts, and now you have some money sitting in your savings account. But what are you going to do with it? The Budget Babes present an interactive and informative workshop, that’ll educate attendees on the basics of investing. Learn more HERE.
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tired of comedy shows filled with white, male comedians telling racist jokes? As part of our expression against oppression series, (XAO), join us for a night celebrating comedians of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and comedians who identify as women, with SHADE. This comedy show has been selling out Toronto venues for a year now, you don’t want to miss out. Learn more HERE.
5. FREE LUNCHTIME YOGA
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Spend your lunch hour stretching, twisting, breathing and add some calm to your day. Special thanks to partner Moksha Yoga Danforth! Enter through the Yonge Street entrance (west side of the building, south of Front Street). Doors open 15 minutes before class starts. Learn more HERE.
6. BLACKNESS IN WHITE INSTITUTIONS
Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
In the final event of XAO and the first of their Black History Month Programming, join them as they highlight several black individuals who have navigated and thrived in these institutions. Sit with Desmond Cole and other special guests as they discuss their experiences working in these institutions, reconciling working for an institution that can harm your community and ways in which one can use their positions in the system to support their own communities. Look for updates on special guests! Learn more HERE.
7. RHYTHM & BOOZE
Friday, February 2, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Stones Place, DJ BLUSH, Henderson Brewing Co, and Jack Daniels Canada present the launch of Toronto’s newest Friday night dance party, RHYTHM & BOOZE! Learn more HERE.
8. GLOBAL BOOGIE BANQUET WITH DJ OREKU
Friday, February 2, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
No cover! A night of free food, music, and dancing. Global Boogie Banquet is an event that focuses on celebrating the different cultures of the world, with a free meal cooked by Chef Jonas Linturn. Each month they serve a meal from a different culture made with local, sustainable foods, while DJ Oreku spins grooves from around the globe. Learn more HERE.
9. SOCO ON ICE
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sharpen your skates and skills as Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party returns with another stellar lineup of DJs that will bring the heat to your Saturday nights. The rumours are true, DJ Skate Night is the best party in town and a surefire cure for the winter blues! Learn more HERE.
10. THE EBONY TIDE
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Come out for the 1st of a 4-part ETHNIC EXTRAVAGANZA showcasing comedians of color all February long. The Ebony Tide is a celebration of the magic of melanated comedians across Toronto! Learn more HERE.
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