The weather outside might be frightful, but that means nothing to hardcore cyclists. Want to prove that you’re also one of those tough Canadians? Then go out winter-biking on the Coldest Day of the Year Ride. Starting at Queen’s Park, the trail ends at Dufferin Grove Park where there will be a skating rink, roaring campfire, and hot chocolate.
The Balconies are diving headfirst into 2014, putting out their sophomore effort, Fast Motions in the final days of January. A Torontonian indie-pop band with ’80s glam metal sensibilities, they’ve only gotten bigger, better, and more badass since the drop of their first EP. Join them for a special album release show with Say Yes, as they kick off what will likely be a whirlwind year.
Calling all fans of campy, over-the-top, schlock horror! Rue Morgue and Carlton Cinemas have teamed up for a special presentation of Troma Entertainment’s Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1. Playing on present-day societal fears, this fun sci-fi film takes place at Tromaville High School, where two young lovers—Chrissy and Lauren—are forced to fight gangs of their violent, mutated classmates in hopes of saving the world. An exclusive Q&A with actors Catie Corcoran, Asta Paredes, and Clay von Carlowitz will follow the screening.