As we approach the end of another busy work week, take the time to consider what your weekend will look like today. The theme is “Black History” for the month of February. Immerse yourself with rich culture, food, and festivities, as we celebrate the essence of African lineage in our diverse city. I have taken the liberty of listing things to do in Toronto, so pull out your pen and calendar and see what tickles your fancy:
Black and Funny Festival: 4
The Black and Funny Festival is back for its fourth edition ft. an all Black comedian lineup, including headliners: Tallboyz, Coko & Daphney, Brandon Ash-Mohammend, Anthony Engelbrecht; and featuring: Definition of Knowledge, Zabrina Douglas, Nigel Downer & more. Every Friday in February at 8pm and 9:30pm, Bad Dog Theatre. Tickets $20-$15.
AfroFuturism – Ink & Drink – Watercolour & Ink
Afrofuturism Ink & Drink- Watercolour & Ink Paint Night. Celebrate Black History Month and join us for fun and creative Afrofuturism Waterclour & Ink Paint Night.Create abstract Afrofuturism inspired artwork using watercolours and ink on paper. The featured image will be used for inspiration and each painter will have a chance to create a unique art image.
Each painter will have their choice of a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage (coffee, tea, juice).
Friday, February 7
Reserve Your Spot. Spaces are limited!
Free Friday Film – Malcolm X
Join us for our first Free Friday Film of February, Black History Month! This week, we will be screening Malcolm X (1992), a biographical drama about the late African-American activist, starring Denzel Washington, and directed by Spike Lee.
This week’s screening is a collaboration between CINSSU and U of T’s HSA (History Students Association), and Fine Art History Professor Elizabeth Legge and Political Science Professor Kevin Edmonds will be speaking before the film!
As always, Free Friday Films are held in Innis Town Hall at 7pm on Fridays, and are accessible events open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Black Girl in Love [with herself]: Speaking the Unspeakable Tings
Speak the unspeakable tings. Black Girl in Love. Finally, someone is going to talk about it!
An uncensored night of true sisterhood and support as we tackle the “taboo” topics of miscarriage, infertility, fibroids and of course, black women and therapy. We will also delve right in and ask the forbidden questions around motherhood, such as “Do you regret having kids? Are you a good mom? And what do you do when the one glass of wine isn’t enough to deal with your life?” We will have a resourceful, fun, engaging expert panelist and real moms sharing their lives.
The night will promise to have you exhaling, laughing and begging for more.
Tickets: $45 / $35
Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto
This is a 19+ licensed event
Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm
*Information selected from BlogTO
Be sure to be open to doing new things this weekend, as it will give you new perspective on the many lives people live everyday. You will be able to contribute to conversations and make new friends in different places. The world is your oyster. Live it up! Happy Friday everyone!