Toronto International Bicycle Show
The world’s largest bicycle consumer show, the Toronto International Bike Show will feature over 150 exhibitors, BMX and stunt riding exhibitions, and the Great Lakes Winter Classic—a bike polo tournament featuring 20 teams from all across North America.
This post originally stated that this event would be taking place at the Convention Centre. It is, in fact, being held at the Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place.
Grilled Cheese Fest
Does facing down all the gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches you can eat sound appealing? Especially if they’re paired with samples of craft beer, and unlimited soup? The Grilled Cheese Fest is being produced by Joylister and features new and signature creations by local restos like Cheeseworks, MELT, Gorilla Cheese, and more. If you’re a fan of simple fare made well, you should be able to manage several charges at the different serving stations over the course of nearly five hours of feasting.
The first annual Grilled Cheese Fest is now sold out, but there’s something that might still be able to get you in the door and on your way to cheesy deliciousness: a contest! That’s right—we have six pairs of tickets to give away. All you have to do is post a comment below before midnight on February 18, and you might find yourself headed for grilled cheese sandwich bliss. Winners will be randomly selected and must be over 19 years of age. We will contact you soon if Grilled Cheese Fest is in your future!
The contest has now closed, and we have contacted the lucky winners. If you weren’t one of them, we wish you good cheese luck in future contests!
$5 Rap Show 4th Anniversary
Local rap events in Toronto’s downtown core—especially recurring ones— are rare, so not only is the $5 Rap Show an excellent bang for your bucks, but its longevity over four years (an age in recurring shows of any kind) is definitely worth celebrating. Hosts Wordburglar, More or Les, and Doogie Howitzer will be joined by Jesse Dangerously, Bonshah, and many more special guests (including, if past shows are any indication, a jackalope).
Digits, With Ken Park, Mekele, Farragoes
Alt Altman, co-founder of electro blog and music series Silent Shout, makes sexy-cool beats himself as Digits, and he’s releasing a new mixtape entitled Shake Your Body Down, on cassette. (That’s right, cassette.) Joining Digits on the bill will be a mix of acts from Montreal and Toronto—Ken Park, Mekele, and Farragoes.
Rival Boys, with Stella Ella Ola, Aron D’Alesio
Rock ‘n’ roll outfit Rival Boys have a debut LP coming later this year, but first, they have an Ice Storm EP to release—the product of two days sequestered during stormy weather this winter. Joining them on the bill for their EP release party are Stella Ella Ola, Aron D’Alesio, and a secret guest act to be revealed shortly before the show.