There’s always something to do in The Six! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Toronto this week.
1. FREE LUNCHTIME YOGA
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Moksha Yoga Danforth brings you free lunchtime yoga to The Sony Centre for Performing Arts. Spend your lunch hour stretching, twisting, and breathing to add some calm to your day. Learn more HERE.
2. A MEXICAN FIESTA AT ONE KING WEST
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come out for a fun fiesta featuring Mariachi Los Gallos and an El Jimador Tequila Sampling! Plus incredible Mexican-inspired dishes to spice up your life during these cold winter months! Learn more HERE.
3. SUCCESS IN AFRICA: CEO INSIGHTS FROM A CONTINENT ON THE RISE
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Jonathan Berman, CEO, J.E. Berman Associates, Corporate Director Asoko Insight, and Author will be speaking. Success in Africa introduces the ambitious CEOs who are building the continent. These stories of growth, technology, and tradition bring life to one of the most important stories of the global economy: a successful Africa. Learn more HERE.
4. AMERICA’S FUNNIEST MUSLIM: AZHAR USMAN
Friday, January 12, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Discover why the Detroit Free Press has called Azhar Usman “one of the most unusual and uplifting cross-cultural experiences you’ll have this year.” Usman, “America’s funniest Muslim,” (CNN) challenges racial and cultural stereotypes and leverages the power of curiosity and intellect to decipher societal issues. Learn more HERE.
5. LADIES PAINT NIGHT
Friday, January 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Explore your creative side in this fun night out for all women. One of their talented instructors will guide everyone in creating a beautiful canvas using acrylic paint. Bring your friends and have a laugh with a beverage in one hand and a brush in the other! Learn more HERE.
6. XPACE CULTURAL CENTRE JANUAR EXHIBITIONS
Friday, January 12, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Are you one of those I like art types? Come out for the opening reception for the January 2018 exhibitions on Friday, January 12, 7-10pm! There will be snacks, drinks, and various artists will be in attendance. The main stage, curated by Genevieve Wallen titled “For Us By Us,” is a cross-disciplinary exhibition featuring the works of emerging artists and designers, exploring ideas of decolonial and alternative futures through food. Learn more HERE.
7. A DRAG TRIBUTE TO JUNK FOOD
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Each month, The Beaver welcomes Fisher Price to pull together a menagerie of ghastly creatures to entertain you! Celebrating and paying tribute to whatever themed nonsense Fisher Price decides to pull from her highly caffeinated brain. This is a queer space, and it’s safe for all genders, expressions, and sexualities. Learn more HERE.
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Written and directed by Audrey Dwyer, a hilarious and provocative look at class, race and family dynamics under the roof of a wealthy Jamaican-Canadian home. As screenwriter daughter, Julie seeks to redress To Kill a Mockingbird through the perspective of Calpurnia, the Finch family maid, her tactics meet with explosive results at an important family dinner party. A brave, insightful, and outrageous new play. Learn more HERE.
9. DIPPED DONUT POP-UP
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gourmet donuts for your headtops! There’ll be flavors aplenty as Dipped Donuts pops up in the brewery this Saturday, with an array of delicious donut creations. Admission for this event is free. Show up with your sweet tooth ready to indulge! Learn more HERE.
10. IT’S NOT SUNDAY
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
UNIUN Nightclub presents, It’s Not Sunday, with DJ Charlie B. and music by DJ Scotty Scratch and Drew James. Ladies free before 12 a.m. on the guest-list. Learn more HERE.
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