Things to do in Toronto this weekend: February 4-6

Including solo exhibits at the Power Plant, the Rhubarb Festival, Winter Glow and a Lunar New Year celebration


An Evening With George Elliott Clarke

The Aurora Public Library presents the poet, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, librettist and scholar in an online talk. Clarke, who was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2008 and served as Canada’s 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate, will be discussing his book Where Beauty Survived: An Africandian Memoir.

February 3 at 7 pm. Free. Register eventbrite.ca

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Toronto

Who doesn’t love building things with LEGO and enjoying displays? The all-ages attraction returns for in-person enjoyment, with new safety and physical distancing measures.

Reopens February 3 from 11 am to 6 pm. From $26.99. Vaughan Mills Mall (1 Bass Pro Mills Drive). legolanddiscoverycentre.com

Rhubarb Festival

Buddies In Bad Times Theater presents its annual new works festival online with artists challenging our notions of what art-making and art-watching can be.

February 4-13. Sliding scale, $10, $20, $40, with a limited number of free tickets each day. buddiesinbadtimes.com/rhubarb

Courtesy of Winter Glow

You and your bubble can enjoy the outdoor Winter Glow exhibit in Black Creek Pioneer Village.

Winter Glow

This family-friendly outdoor event features ice and snow sculptures, illuminated structures, a life-size snow globe, light show and more. Walk or drive thru options are available on different dates.

February 4-27. Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy. Reserve $40 per car, Walk thru from $13. winterglow.ca

Untitled – Unmastered Stand Up Comedy Show

Stand-ups Nour Hadidi, Leonard Chan, Yaw Attuah, Rebecca Reeds and Elisabeth Bailey perform at the newly reopened (for the third time?) comedy club.

February 4 at 10 pm. $18-$20. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor West). comedybar.ca.

Andrew Neiderman: VC Andrews, The Woman Beyond The Attic

Jess Allen hosts a talk about the beloved author with Andrews’s ghostwriter Andrew Neiderman, who’s just written a new biography about her. Novelists Andrea Gunraj and Brian Francis and TV personality Cynthia Loyst deliver performances from some of her classic books.

February 4 at 7 pm. Free. tpl.ca.

Winter 2022 Season at The Power Plant

Three solo exhibitions by artist Sasha Huber (You Name It), Shona Illingworth (Topologies of Air), and Sandra Brewster’s immersive installation (Dense) are now on view in person at the gallery.

February 5-May 1. The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay W. Free. thepowerplant.org

Bob Marley Birthday Celebration Livestream & Food Drive

NuFunk’s 16th annual tribute concert features Jay Douglas, Reggaddiction and others. The annual Black History Month event raises funds for the Parkdale Food Bank. The livestream is free, but donations are welcome.

February 6 from 6 to 9:30 pm. Free, donations welcome (pcfb.ca). linktr.ee/nufunk.

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Y

Virtual Lunar New Year celebration of the Year of the Tiger with Lion Dance, Tai Chi demos, Chinese Zodiac learnings and more.

February 6 at 12:30 pm. Free. zoom.us/j/95768340969.

8-Bit Comedy

Sandra Battaglini headlines a night of live comedy, with Ryan Dillion, Che Durena, Max Sheldrick, Joey Harlem, Kari Johnson and Peter Saran.

February 6 at 8:30 pm. $15-$20. FreePlay Arcade (300 College). eventbrite.ca.

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