Wavelength Festival Continues to Experiment
At the risk of making a terrible pun, there is a long-standing series of music events in Toronto that has always been on, well, a different wavelength. Wavelength is Toronto’s longest-running underground concert and festival series, and while it has undergone several permutations and frequency changes over the years, its passion for the innovative, the breakthrough, and the gloriously strange has never altered. What began in 2000 as a weekly curated performance series with a penchant for unearthing extraordinary talent (it featured early performances by Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire, Fucked Up, and Crystal Castles) has become an annual music festival, a monthly concert series, regular workshops and educational events, and a new Artist Incubator series of events.
Be Mein Valentine
Skin Tight Outta Sight and Boylesque T.O. know exactly how to get you warmed up for V-Day. Their Be Mein Valentine burlesque revue has returned for its fifth year, and is just as naughty as ever. Bathed in the decadence of Weimar Republic Berlin, this cabaret is full of forbidden pleasures. Hosted by Sexy Deutsch Mark Brown, Balonia Wry, and Ginger Darling, the night will see performances from special guest Dolly Berlin, as well as musicians Big Rude Jake and Laura Desiree.
Seinfeld Super Terrific Happy Hour Trivia
Obsessing about Seinfeld again, thanks to the Super Bowl reunion spot? You’re not alone. Join fellow super fans for a good-natured brain battle at the Seinfeld Super Terrific Happy Hour Trivia. Over the course of three rounds, your team of up to six people will face 50 standard trivia questions from across the series, as well as 20 special theme questions. Study up! Prizes and bragging rights are waiting to be won.
An Evening in July
Be among the first to get a taste of Templeton Philharmonic’s dark new comedy, which will be presented as part of its Canadian Stage residency. Created by comediennes Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton, An Evening in July reveals the quirks of two very different sisters as they host a fancy—albeit off-beat—party.
Nerd Nite XXVII
In celebration of Valentine’s Day eve, Nerd Nite XXVII is talking about all things love and sex. This fun evening of mind-expanding discussion is composed of three very different presentations. Perhaps inspired by the notion of being heartless, Nerd Nite co-founder Virve Aljas explores which organs we can actually live without in “Medical Marvels 2.” Author, life coach, and polyamory advocate Samantha Fraser will follow up with “The Myth of ‘The One,’” a thought-provoking talk on our tendency to search for soulmates. Finally, Sophie Delancey will teach us “How to Enjoy Porn…Even More” in her discussion of ethical erotica.
An alum of the Just For Laughs Festival, Eman El-Husseini is female, Arab, and very funny. Her new show, Eman: Unveiled, is making its way across Canada, and will be stopping for a one-night-only performance in Toronto. Check her out in this intimate venue before she becomes the next big thing.